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Changing these 4 beliefs will make you surprisingly happy

Traffic upsets you. People upset you. Your job upsets you… Wrong, wrong and wrong.<p>Actually, none of those things upset you. Your beliefs about them …

Self-help

'Burning Man for the 1%': the desert party for the tech elite, with Eric Schmidt in a top hat

Further Future is the tech-centric, unapologetically luxurious alternative to Burning Man, complete with personal assistants, spa treatments and fine dining<p>A red Ferrari with the top down swerved past on the winding dirt road, headingto what looked like a small Mars encampment. Helicopters landed …

Universal Basic Income

Technology predictions for 2018 and beyond

By 2030 what we’ve come to know as “IT” today will be virtually unrecognisable

Machine Learning

Nature article turns theory of stellar evolution upside-down

This week, Nature published an article that could challenge the theory of stellar evolution.

Universe

Astronomers think this could be the key to finding alien life

Astronomers presumed that many of the other stars in the night sky had planets too, but this was sheer speculation.<p>We could never know for sure, the thinking went, because such planets were ridiculously small and faint. To ever see or study them seemed a complete impossibility.<p>"Extrasolar planets," …

Astronomy

GCHQ reveals solution to its Christmas crypto puzzle

GCHQ’s director, Robert Hannigan, included a challenge in his Christmas card this year that was subsequently opened to the public in an attempt to see if anyone could solve it.<p>Well, after receiving over half a million attempts, the agency has revealed that not one person managed to crack the code …

Most of the matter in the universe is missing, but astronomers think they've found some of it

These things seem to be pretty big - roughly the size of Earth's orbit around the Sun - and they could help to explain where a bunch of missing matter in the universe is, known as the missing baryon problem.<p>The detection of these structures was made by astronomers working at the CSIRO's Compact …

Universe

12 Mind Tricks That Make You Likable and Help You Get Ahead

Dr. Travis Bradberry shows you how to use the brain's natural quirks to your advantage.<p>When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the …

Self-help

The $79 Endless Mini aims to reach billions without PCs

There are still billions of people in the world who don’t have a personal computer. The Endless Mini is for them.<p>The new ball-shaped computer from Endless is a $79 machine aimed at bringing the next four billion people into the information age, said Matt Dalio, CEO and chief of product at Endless. …

The chip company Amazon bought for $350 million has a new product that could terrify Intel

The ARM-based chip can run WiFi routers, power connected devices, and handle networking and storage functions for data centers, it said in a press release.<p>Although this is Amazon's first major move in the chipmaking business, it could potentially take it deeper into the chip market, posing a threat …

Cloud Computing

Black hole near Earth 'burps' gas

<b>(CNN) —</b> Black holes have long been known for "destroying" matter, with scientists usually referring to them as "eating" gas and stars. This reputation may be about to change.<p>Astronomers noticed two gigantic waves of gas being "burped" by the massive black hole at the center of NGC 5195, a small …

Universe

New Website Uses Artificial Intelligence To Guess Your Attractiveness And Age

A newly-launched website is promising users the chance to have their attractiveness rated on a scale of "hmm" to "Godlike."<p>BLINQ uses artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Lumosity let you down? 7 proven strategies to keep your brain sharp

If you want to protect your brain, you don't need an app for it.<p>You may have heard developer Lumosity was fined a whopping $2-million by the FTC for claims it deceived customers into believing its computer games improve brain performance.<p>The good news: there are numerous, simple ways to sharpen …

The Brain

7 Signs You're Working With A Psychopath

There are more out there than we'd like to imagine, and they all tend to exhibit essentially the same traits, says behavioral analyst Lillian Glass, a language expert who's worked with the FBI on unmasking signals of deception.<p>Psychopathy is an anti-social personality disorder where the sufferer …

Psychology

Where are the baby dinosaurs?

In a spellbinding talk, paleontologist Jack Horner tells the story of how iconoclastic thinking revealed a shocking secret about some of our most …

9 technologies to watch in 2016

Technology advances not so much when it exhibits innovation, but when it becomes truly practical for everyday people. 2015 saw a lot of that as voice …

Artificial Intelligence

Six free ways to make yourself smarter in 2016

<b>1. The Science of Happiness</b><p><b>Offered by:</b> University of California, Berkeley<p><b>What</b>: The course provides a “basic overview of what researchers from …

Why Are We Made Of Matter And Not Antimatter?

When we look around at the Universe:<p>at the planets and stars,<br>• at the galaxies and clusters of galaxies,<br>• and at the gas, dust and plasma populating the space between these dense structures,<p>we find the same signatures everywhere. We see atomic absorption and emission lines, we see matter interacting …

Physics

Finding, or not, a new particle could change the world. Here's one way how

What have we learned this year from particle collisions at a new, record-breaking energy at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider?<p>On 15th December the two biggest experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) reported on what has been learned this year from particle collisions at a new, record-breaking …

Physics

Twelve amazing science stories we can't wait to follow in 2016

When it comes to incredible science, 2015 will be hard to top. Among a number of notable events, we got our first, thrilling look at Pluto, found evidence that liquid water still flows on Mars and began facing the reality that human gene editing is closer than ever thanks to the CRISPR system.<p>But …

This Hypnotizing Illustration Depicts the Whole Known Universe

This is the universe as we know it, if not exactly to scale.<p>What's it like to gaze through a telescope into the heavens? It's a little something like this illustration, which shows the entire observable universe ranked from most distant in the outer part of the circle to our own solar system in the …

This is what the entire universe looks like in one image

The universe is so vast it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like crammed into one field of view.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi …

Universe

8 Tech Breakthroughs of 2015 That Could Help Power the World

Dozens of clean-energy ideas and innovations emerged this year that could transform how we live. Are you ready?<p>A car that drives itself. A watch that remotely turns lights on or off. A home that produces power for neighbors during a blackout.<p>These three don’t belong to a Jetsons-like future. …

Stranger in a Sorta Strange Land: Home Habits I've Adopted from My Husband

The way you do things at home is informed by the household you grew up in and the home habits you've created on your own. Moving in with someone is …

Time I

Optical illusion 'breaks your brain' so you see black and white as green and red

Forget the 'dress’ illusion, there’s a new trick that can make you see black and white as green and red for up to three and a half months.<p>The …

The browser with 300 million users that's breaking your site

Web development isn’t easy. You’ve got to test your CSS, JavaScript and HTML against every browser imaginable, including trying to make it work in <i>Internet Explorer</i>.<p>I’m a Web developer in my spare time, and today I had a revelation when I discovered there’s an incredibly popular browser that’s …

The Mega List! 50 Spectacular DIY Wall Art Projects & Ideas

(Image credit: Sugar & Cloth)<p>50 ways to add texture, color, and interest to your walls! These are all easy to make, won't cost much, and don't take a …

Crafting

Feuding physicists turn to philosophy for help

String theory is at the heart of a debate over the integrity of the scientific method itself.<p>Is string theory science? Physicists and cosmologists …

Physics