Shane Locker

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Coffee Reduces Your Appetite, Stomach Size and BMI

Coffee doesn't just make you healthier, live longer and perform at a higher level. It also helps you lose weight. Yay!<p>As I've explained previously, drinking 3-4 cups of coffee every day gives you a huge health boost. It lowers your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and of contracting …

Holistic Medicine

Wait-and-See Could Be a Costly AI Strategy

From the dexterity of Amazon’s Kiva robots to the facial recognition in Apple’s iPhone X, artificial intelligence is increasingly sophisticated and …

Scientists combine 3D printing and crocodile cartilage to treat joint injuries

Microbiologists at Central Queensland University (CQUniversity), Australia, are working to use crocodile protein with healing powers and 3D …

Waste Management

73 Years Later, the "A-Bomb" Ginkgo Trees Still Grow in Hiroshima

"There’s a huge paradox at the heart of this ginkgo story."<p>On August 6, 1945, an Allied plane dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, creating a …

Hiroshima

Chinese scientists develop tattoo-like electronic skin

Chinese scientists have developed a graphene-based tattoo-like electronic skin, which could function as a wearable electronic device to monitor …

Nanotech

Why are AI researchers so obsessed with games?

Tomorrow (Aug. 5), an artificial intelligence system called the OpenAI Five is set to play against a team of five professional e-sports players in <i>Dota 2</i>, a game that requires fast-twitch reflexes, an encyclopedic knowledge of the game’s strategies, and most of all, teamwork.<p>In the video game, two …

Artificial Intelligence

Build a Backyard Mars Rover with NASA DIY Manual

Students and enthusiasts can now build their own Martian rovers, thanks to a new NASA project.<p>Rovers like Curiosity and Opportunity have allowed …

Mars Rover

Egypt set to open its first solar farm - and it's the largest in the world

Egypt has long relied on environmentally taxing fossil fuels. Over 90% of electricity is generated from oil and natural gas, and the country …

Renewable Energy

6 Filmmaking Tips From Antoine Fuqua

The director of ‘Training Day’ and ‘The Equalizer’<i></i> shares some words of wisdom.After getting a start directing music videos for such icons as Stevie …

Sterling K. Brown

Futurist warns that opportunities for the next generation of innovators are dwindling

Opportunities for the next generation of sports stars, business leaders and innovators are dwindling as a result of a lack of imaginative playtime – …

A group of industry insiders is putting Russian election meddling up for ad awards

A small group of advertising industry insiders have developed a novel campaign for this years’ ad awards season — nominating Russia’s misinformation and manipulation efforts for an award.<p>According to a report in <i>The New</i> <i>Yorker</i>, these ad insiders have already put the case study they made for Russia’s …

Advertising Industry

55 SEO Facts All Small Business Website Owners Need to Know [Infographic]

Are you struggling to get your head round the idea of search engine​ optimization (SEO)? Need some facts and figures to help you understand the …

7 Digital Marketing Trends to Watch in 2018 [Infographic]

What are the biggest digital marketing trends to watch in 2018?<p>With so much research, and so many studies out there on the latest marketing …

13 Statistics That Prove the Value of SEO [Infographic]

The good news: Four out of five marketing influencers (81%) describe their SEO strategy as successful, and SEO is 85% more likely to drive website …

Mozilla Offers a Slick New Way to Control Your Smart Home

Mozilla may have put Firefox OS for smartphones on ice, but they didn’t just walk away from the operating system completely. They went looking for …

Mozilla

What is ‘sustainable cocoa’ under the Swiss chocolate industry pledge?

The newly created Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa has set three criteria to define sustainable cocoa.

When Your Body Needs Nourishment, Your Brain Eats First

Even if you're a generous person who believes in sharing, helping the needy and spreading wealth, your brain is a selfish glutton.<p>Sometimes your body …

Want To Have Lucid Dreams? A New Study Shows How You Can Boost Your Ability To Control Your Dreams

Have you ever wondered if there are ways you can take control of your dreams and enjoy a night of lucid dreaming? If so, a new study conducted has …

MAVEN mission finds Mars has a twisted tail

Mars has an invisible magnetic "tail" that is twisted by interaction with the solar wind, according to new research using data from NASA's MAVEN …

How to Get to Space on the Cheap

Major Gains for Prusa and HP in New 3D Hubs Trend Report

<i>Prusa! HP! Formlabs! London! Some dramatic developments in the 3D printing industry, if the latest 3D Hubs Trend Report is any indication.</i><p>Summer has …

3D Printing

22 Experts Predict How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact The Enterprise Workplace

Artificial Intelligence is the hottest buzzword in the tech industry. There have been a lot of predictions and speculations on how AI is going to …

Artificial Intelligence

A new sulfur-based battery takes on the problem of energy storage “at the terawatt scale”

Renewable energy sources are only as reliable as the natural world that fuels them. A cloud passing overhead cuts off solar power; the wind stops blowing and windmills stop working. In order for us to depend on undependable power sources, we need a grid-sized backup to acts of God.<p>In 2012, …

Clean Energy

Science Says Time Really Does Seem to Fly as We Get Older. This Is the Best Way to Slow It Back Down

Where did the summer go? As we age, time seems to whiz by. The 'why' is interesting... but what you can do about it is what really matters.<p>Time flies as we get older. But why?<p>Research shows your brain's internal clock runs more slowly as you age -- which means the pace of life appears to speed up. …

Work-life Balance

New Therapy Halts Rare Brain Disease Depicted in 'Lorenzo's Oil'

Doctors have successfully suppressed a rare brain disease that typically strikes young boys, by using a novel type of therapy that alters a patient's …

This 2-Word Quote From Writer Kurt Vonnegut Will Change the Way You Work

You're always going to be in the process of becoming who you want to be, so you may as well learn to enjoy it.<p>When it comes to insights about work, there are tweaks and there are game changers. Which isn't to diminish tweaks. Sometimes, the perfect scheduling hack or productivity ritual can …

After Listening to 25,000 Pitches, Richard Branson Has 1 Simple Tip for Entrepreneurs

If your pitch can't fit in this format, don't bother pitching the Virgin billionaire.<p>The spark that created one of the fastest growing companies in Richard Branson's Virgin empire came courtesy of a beer coaster.<p>In his new autobiography, <i>Finding My Virginity</i>, the billionaire entrepreneur recalls the …

What exactly is Bitcoin, and should you invest in it?

<b>Video by Newsweek</b><p>Bitcoin, the best-known of the upstart digital currencies, is still a mystery to many Americans.<p>If you've heard about Bitcoin, it's …

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ ranks Elon Musk alongside Wright Brothers and warp drive

SpaceX founder Elon Musk hasn’t yet scored a cameo on the Star Trek stage, as fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos did last year, but he won a high-level …

Tradestreaming Preview

Deutsche Bank has just made 150,000 lines of code for its electronic trading platform available publicly for the first time ever, and now it wants to …

Financial Services