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Microbiomania: what we actually know about the human microbiome

Lance Armstrong may not have tried it, but poo doping is the new item of discussion on the performance enhancement menu.<p>It turns out elite cyclists …

Microbiology

18 iPhone Tips That'll Make You Seem Like A Phone Wizard

Holy shit! These are legit.

IPhone 8

Why The Older You Get, The More You Hate Everyone (And Why That's OK)

Ad failed to load<p>You know how you're always talking about how you hate everyone? The thing is, the older you get, the more real this is.<p>True story: I …

Relationships

Bill Gates: Trump Is Even Dumber Than You Thought

And creepier, too!<p>As the past 35 months have made painfully clear, <b>Donald Trump</b> is not a particularly smart man. At least, not in the traditional way that Americans used to expect of their president. “We just got back from the Middle East,” he told a room full of Israelis, upon arriving in Jerusalem …

Donald Trump

Scientists declare octopi life from another world

Evidence of the octopus evolution show it would have happened too quickly to have begun here on Earth. Published in the <i>Progress in Biophysics and</i> …

Biology

10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't

Most people can't handle success, authority or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy.Deck<p>Are you unstoppable or average?<p>Do you get derailed by prior success?<p>Are you thinking linearly or exponentially?<p>Do you do these 10 things?<p>1. Don't get crushed by success.<p><i>"</i><i>Success can become a catalyst</i> …

Self-improvement

How to immediately refresh your brain to restore high-level thinking

Mental clarity can escape anyone.<p>Surely even Einstein and Shakespeare had their moments. It happens.<p>It’s your ability to recover that matters.<p>You can …

Creativity

Can Integrated Information Theory Explain Consciousness?

Understanding the biology behind consciousness (or self-awareness) is considered by some to be the final frontier of science. And over the last …

Consciousness

Blockchain is crappy technology and a bad vision for the future

This December I wrote a widely-circulated article on the inapplicability of blockchain to any actual problem. People objected mostly not to the technology argument, but rather hoped that decentralization could produce integrity.<p>Let’s start with this: Venmo is a free service to transfer dollars, and …

Blockchain

Utterly bizarre theoretical ‘fractons’ could be made for real

Exotic theoretical particles known as fractons have until now remained imaginary constructs. But new research suggests they may have been lurking …

Quantum Physics

What everyone gets wrong about introverts — including why they are not antisocial or lazy

When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time alone, avoiding social situations.<p>But being an introvert isn't really anything to do with how much you like spending time with other people. In fact, introverts can have some …

Behavioral Sciences

The Mysteries of the Golden Ratio Explained by Math and Sunflowers

This number, approximately 1.62, has fascinated mathematicians and artists for centuries—but perhaps not for the reasons you think.<p>The golden ratio is an almost mythical number that you may have heard of in various areas of architecture or design. For example, many claim the ancient Greek Parthenon …

Mathematics

Researchers just proved why it's so scary that digital assistants are always listening

As if we needed more reasons to be freaked out by increasingly powerful digital assistants, there's a new nightmare scenario: The music you listen to …

Artificial Intelligence

This course helps you master your Arduino through 15 awesome projects

popsci shop<p>Get 9.5 hours of training for just $15.<p>The best way to learn anything is by listening to an expert and then trying things for yourself. This is essentially what the Arduino Bootcamp provides, with 9.5 hours of video tutorials guiding you through 15 awesome projects. It’s a great way to …

Arduino

What Is the Eye of the Sahara?

This unique geological formation is visible from space<p>The Blue Eye of the Sahara, also known as the Richat Structure or the Guelb er Richat, is a …

Space

Valve Making Entire Steam Library Playable On Mobile Via Free App

Valve has announced two free mobile apps that will allow you to play any game or video in your Steam Library on any supported iOS or Android …

Apps

The first principles of programming

It’s often said that there are two ways the human mind views growth: either the fixed mentality or the growth mentality. In the fixed mentality, human growth is a function of destiny: no matter how hard you try, you can never grow beyond what innate factors have prescribed for you. The growth …

Stack Overflow

Arduino Project 4: Breathing LED

<b>Arduino Tutorial: Breathing LED</b><p>In previous lessons, we learned how to turn a LED on and off by Arduino programming. It is also possible to control …

Arduino

10 habits of unlikeable people

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few — the good …

Self-improvement

Three Decades Later, Mystery Numbers Explained

Zeta values seem to connect distant geometric worlds. In a new proof, mathematicians finally explain why.<p>Almost thirty years ago, a group of …

Mathematics

AI researchers allege that machine learning is alchemy

Ali Rahimi, a researcher in artificial intelligence (AI) at Google in San Francisco, California, took a swipe at his field last December—and received …

Machine Learning

The toxic legacy of Canada's CIA brainwashing experiments: 'They strip you of your soul'

Sarah Anne Johnson had always known the broad strokes of her maternal grandmother’s story. In 1956, Velma Orlikow checked herself into a renowned Canadian psychiatric hospital, the Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal, hoping for help with postpartum depression.<p>She was in and out of the clinic for …

Mental Health

The epic mistake about manufacturing that’s cost Americans millions of jobs

Looking back, there were two kinds of people who lived in America in 2016: people who believed Donald Trump, and people who believed data.<p>Trump claimed on the campaign trail that globalization had destroyed US manufacturing—and in the process, the American economy—by letting China and other …

Economics

A Scientist Sat Through an Entire Flat-Earther Convention. Here's What He Learned

There were... experiments.<p>Speakers recently flew in from around (or perhaps, across?) the Earth for a three-day event held in Birmingham: the UK's …

Flat Earth

Stephen Hawking's final paper bursts the multiverse bubble with a Holographic Universe theory

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking passed away earlier this year, but his legacy to science will live on. His final theory on the origin of the …

Physics

The Chilling Story of The 'Demon Core' And The Scientists Who Became Its Victims

Never tickle the dragon's tail.<p>It was August 13, 1945, and the 'demon core' was poised, waiting to be unleashed onto a stunned Japan still reeling in …

Neutrons

Take Back Control of Your Wi-Fi Connection with This Incredible Tool

Netspot Pro helps you analyze and optimize your wireless network like never before.<p>Wireless internet is one of the great inventions of our time. It’s …

Wi-Fi

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk Just Taught a Master Class in How to Run a Company

Two innovative thinkers. Two extremely detailed communiqus. Many invaluable lessons.<p>Jeff Bezos. Elon Musk.<p>These two tech visionaries share a lot in common. They're both known as extremely innovative thinkers. They're both trying to change the world, one by altering the way people buy products and …

Leadership

Everything created is predicted by nature: A new video explains the physics of flow

Going with the flow isn’t just the cool thing to do. According to a prominent theory of physics, it’s a rule of evolution that dictates the design of all things and ensures individual survival.<p>The Duke University professor responsible for this theory, Adrian Bejan, received the 2018 Franklin …

Physics