Hitesh Seth

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Sugar: the evolution of a forbidden fruit

Sweetness was meant to be irresistible.<p>We are born with a sweet tooth. Babies drink in sugar with their mother’s milk. Sweetness represents an instant energy boost, a fuel that kept our ancestors going in a harsher world where taste buds evolved to distinguish health-giving ripeness and freshness …

A PhD in economics is the only one worth getting

People often ask me: “Noah, what career path can I take where I’m virtually guaranteed to get a well-paying job in my field of interest, which doesn’t force me to work 80 hours a week, and which gives me both autonomy and intellectual excitement?” Well, actually, I lied, no one asks me that. But …

Higher Education

Can technology reduce our need to sleep?

Our pick of the week’s science and technology stories, including the search for sleep cures, why Facebook won’t install a Dislike button and medical crises on planes.<p>A beginner’s guide to immortality<br>Venkatesh Rao | Ribbonfarm | 10 April 2013<br>“Human life is like walking into a movie halfway through, …

Social Media

Bitcoin and the illusion of money

The world’s “first decentralised digital currency” promises financial salvation, but what is it and can it really deliver?<p>Dubai. Greece. Spain. Portugal. Italy. Cyprus. Ireland. The list of countries needing financial bailouts seems to go on and on. And that’s before you include those banks in the …

Bitcoin

Mozilla Starts Doling Out Phones To Developers With Brilliant HTML5 App Ideas

Just a week after rolling out the latest version of its Firefox OS simulator, Mozilla has announced that it’s offering a nifty new proposition to would-be FFOS developers. If you’ve got an idea for a killer HTML5 application and the technical chops (or at least the drive) to make it a reality, …

Yahoo acquires GoPollGo

Today GoPollGo announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo Mobile. The online polling company hadn’t reached its third birthday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>The service that GoPollGo has operated will be shuttered, with the company noting that it will “no longer be supporting …

Facebook reportedly in talks to buy Waze for $1 billion

The social network could be eyeing a purchase of the Israeli company known for its socially informed navigation app, according to business-news site Calcalist.<p>Facebook may be aiming to spend anywhere from $800 million to $1 billion to acquire Waze, an Israel-based company that offers a socially …

Windows Phone