Robin Ruiz

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How Mitochondria Keep Our Brains and Minds Moving

If you know a single fact about mitochondria, it’s probably this: “The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell.”<p>The energy produced by these …

Neuroscience

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The Maker Movement has inspired progressive educators to bring more hands-on learning and tinkering into classrooms, and educator Gary Stager would …

Teaching

‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower

For more than a year we’ve been investigating Cambridge Analytica and its links to the Brexit Leave campaign in the UK and Team Trump in the US presidential election. Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in …

Cambridge Analytica

Stephen Hawking submitted a final scientific paper 2 weeks before he died — and it could lead to the discovery of a parallel universe

Stephen Hawking submitted his final scientific paper just a week and a half before he died, and it lays the theoretical groundwork for discovering a parallel universe.<p>Hawking, who died Wednesday at 76, was coauthor to a mathematical paper that seeks proof of the "multiverse" theory, which posits …

Physics

How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions

<i>(After this story was published, Facebook came under harsh criticism from lawmakers in the United States and Britain. Read the latest.)</i><p>LONDON — As the upstart voter-profiling company Cambridge Analytica prepared to wade into the 2014 American midterm elections, it had a problem.<p>The firm had secured …

Cambridge Analytica

How to Add Voice Comments to Google Docs, PDFs, and Word Docs

Kaizena is a free tool that lets you add voice comments to Google Documents, PDFs, and Word documents. For Google Docs users Kaizena has a free …

Education Technology

Iceland Is Growing New Forests for the First Time in 1,000 Years

18 Thought-Provoking Questions that Will Free Your Mind in 2018

The New Year means nothing if your mind is still boxed up in its comfort zone. You know this is true. Don’t live the same year 89 times and call it a …

San Diego

The Trump administration reportedly wants 7 words and phrases banned at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The words "vulnerable," "entitlement," and "diversity" were among seven terms and phrases reportedly banned from use in some official documents at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>Documents related to federal budget proposals that contained those words were sent back to the agency for …

Donald Trump

Couples Who Have the Best Sex Have This Important Thing in Common

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>For spouses or partners who have been together for many years, their sex lives have a lot to do with …

Psychology

The modern-day version of a thousand-year-old philosophy can help anyone be more confident

Ever feel like you're not good enough? Something bad happens and your brain plays a YouTube highlight reel of every mistake you've ever made. Your confidence crashes and your self-esteem flatlines.<p>You're not alone. People have been feeling like this as long as there have been people. It's an old …

Self-help

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Meet the man behind the most important tool in data science

Wes McKinney hates the idea of researchers wasting their time. “Scientists unnecessarily dealing with the drudgery of simple data manipulation tasks makes me feel terrible,” he says.<p>Perhaps more than any other person, McKinney has helped fix that problem. McKinney is the developer of “Pandas”, one …

Data Science

Here 72 Ideas That Will Simplify Your Life

Every once in awhile, I come across something that is perfect just the way it is. It could be a list, a concept, or simply an essay on a topic that …

Stopping HIV Starts With You

let's reset what we<p>know hiv<p>We now know what it takes to help stop the virus.<br>In our bodies. In our communities. It takes all of us.<br>That's because …

7 Rules to Follow If You Want to Live a Life Without Regrets | Inc.com

What do you think when a plane you're traveling on hits turbulence? Maybe you pray, maybe you mentally recite the excellent safety statistics of flying, or maybe you distract yourself with daydreams. But chances are excellent you don't have the same reaction as author Ryan Holiday.<p>"When I am on a …

Miniature

She Almost Died Giving Birth. Now She Helps Moms Around the World

Maternal health advocate Christy Turlington Burns shares the power of storytelling to save women’s lives.<p>Every two minutes, a woman dies of complications related to pregnancy or childbirth—that’s about 720 deaths every day. But 98 percent of those are preventable.<p>“We’re not exactly waiting for a …

The Most Useful Life Skill Only Takes 1 Second to Learn (and It Will Instantly Change Your Life) | Inc.com

My favorite topic to write about is how to develop a growth mindset, because I believe that the major changes we make in life actually happen instantaneously in our minds.<p>But although it can take less than a second to have a mental shift, that mental shift can have huge ripple effects over the …

Self-improvement

7 things you should never say to a veteran

<b>• Business Insider interviewed a number of veterans from several branches of the military.</b><p><b>• They told us about everything they wished civilians understood about the service.</b><p><b>• Based on those conversations, here are some things you should refrain from saying to veterans.</b><p>Most of the time, people have …

Military

Hacking School Discipline: How to Throw Out Detention and Other Lame Punishments

I once told a principal that our in-school detention room was an inefficient method of school discipline. When he asked me what I would do to improve …

What are you going to do with change? Great quote by @gcouros https://t.co/YpwSEQveR3

What Experts Know About Men Who Rape

In 1976, a Ph.D. candidate at Claremont Graduate University placed a rather unusual personal ad in newspapers throughout Los Angeles:<p>He sat by his phone, skeptical that it would ring. “I didn’t think that anyone would want to respond,” said Samuel D. Smithyman, now 72 and a clinical psychologist in …

Psychology

The debate on spanking kids is over — here's why you should never do it

Spanking — usually defined as hitting a child on the buttocks with an open hand — is a common form of discipline still used on children worldwide. However, to date, spanking has been banned in 53 countries and states globally.<p>The use of spanking has been hotly debated over the last several decades. …

Human Rights

Cave Art Has Been Discovered on an Isolated, Empty Caribbean Island

The legacy of a forgotten civilisation.<p>Thousands of art pieces produced by a vanished civilisation have been uncovered on a Caribbean island, shining …

Puerto Rico

How to Free Yourself From Toxic Situations That Are Bringing You Down | Inc.com

Ever wondered what makes some people highly successful in life while others struggle with basic things?<p>The answer lies in developing habits which yield highly successful results. These habits can be adopted by a simple change of mindset. But in order to do so, we need to know what are the best …

Self-improvement

5 Things That Are Almost as Deadly as Smoking, According to Science

And sometimes harder to avoid.<p>Cigarette smoking, one of the least healthy habits out there, is quickly disappearing in the United States. The rate of …

Biggest Threats to U.S. Are Nuclear War With Russia, Biological Attack and Climate Change, Former Spy Chief Says

The three most immediate threats to U.S. national security are a potential nuclear war with Russia, a biological attack and climate change, according …

This Is What It's Like to Live in a World Without Smell

The Surprising Science Behind the World's Most Popular Fruit

From tropical plantations to grocery aisles, getting a banana to market is a complex process—and a race against the clock.<p><i>This article is part of our Urban Expeditions series, an initiative made possible by a grant from United Technologies to the National Geographic Society.</i><p>Bananas don’t grow in …

Surprise city is new number one

Ranked third on Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel — Top Cities’ list for 2018, it is the only Aussie city to be ranked in the top 10 and the highest an …

Australia