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Tube Time: World’s Biggest TV Addicts US, Canada Watch for 4 Hours a Day

The report, which gathered data from 95 countries, also revealed that European viewers watched three hours and 48 minutes a day of TV in 2017, …

If You Don't Fully Understand the Cambridge Analytica Scandal, Read This Simplified Version

Here's the "Sparknotes" version of what actually happened, and why you should care.<p>Over the past week or so, I have seen countless headlines regarding Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. Yet, none of them have helped me fully understand what happened. On a basic sense I knew that my, and many other …

Social Media

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store …

Google

If Cryptocurrencies Are to Be Taken Seriously, This Is What Needs to Happen

Increased regulation is just one aspect needed to validate this burgeoning asset class.<p>Last year was a true coming-out party for the cryptocurrency …

Cryptocurrency

Can hashgraph succeed blockchain as the technology of choice for cryptocurrencies?

Blockchain, the underlying technology of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, could be on its way out.<p>It is blockchain technology that makes virtual …

Blockchain

Sift Science raises $53 million to grow its fraud prevention platform globally

Fraud detection startup Sift Science has raised $53 million in a series D round of funding led by Manhattan-based VC firm Stripes Group, with participation from existing investors, including Union Square Ventures, Insight Venture Partners, and Spark Capital.<p>This takes Sift Science’s total funding …

Machine Learning

Record Numbers of College Students Are Seeking Treatment for Depression and Anxiety — But Schools Can't Keep Up

Not long after Nelly Spigner arrived at the University of Richmond in 2014 as a Division I soccer player and aspiring surgeon, college began to feel …

Mental Health

Bottled water from major brands like Aquafina, Nestle, and Dasani has been found to contain tiny plastic particles that you're drinking

When you drink from a plastic bottle of fresh H20, you're sipping more than just water.<p>A new report from Orb Media reveals how major bottled water brands, including Aquafina, Dasani, Nestle and Evian all have tens, hundreds, and in some cases, thousands of microplastic particles floating in their …

Pollution

Doctors find virus in a pond, use it to destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria in man's heart

After Yale doctors replaced a major blood vessel in a 76-year-old man's heart, his chest became infected with bacteria.<p>The usual solution would be to …

Using Blockchain to Secure the "Internet of Things"

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>The world is full of …

Internet of Things

Two become one: two raven lineages merge in 'speciation reversal'

After up to two million years of separate evolution, two types of common raven have been ‘caught in the act’ of consolidation, say scientists<p>Speciation, where one species diverges into two, is a well-known concept in the theory of evolution. But a new study based on almost 20 years of research has …

Biology

This Is How Generation Z Will Bypass College

Coming soon(er) to a workplace near you is Generation Z after participating in these education alternatives.<p>School originated to train obedient factory workers but hasn't evolved much since then.<p>Coursera and the University of Phoenix paved the way for people to digitally learn from a distance. …

Generation Z

The Discovery of Gravitational Waves Marks the Start of a New Era in Astronomy

Italian professor Eugenio Coccia — president of the Gran Sasso Science Institute and founder of the institute's Center for Advanced Studies — is also …

Aussie blockchain startup Power Ledger forms US partnership to roll out "hundreds" of energy trading projects

Australian blockchain success story Power Ledger has landed a partnership with American not-for-profit energy company Helpanswers to bring the …

Florida Lizards Evolve Rapidly, Within 15 Years and 20 Generations

AUSTIN, Texas Scientists working on islands in Florida have documented the rapid evolution of a native lizard species in as little as 15 years as a …

Vaping damages DNA, may increase cancer & heart disease risk – study

Vaping damages DNA, putting users at a higher risk of cancer and heart disease according to a new study which examined the effects of e-cigarette …

What gaining weight does to your body

Maintaining a healthy weight can seem difficult at times, but it's worth the effort. Here's how gaining weight changes your body and brain, and not necessarily for the better. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>How gaining weight affects your body. You'll experience some changes, even where you …

Diabetes

I Spent 15 Years Studying Why People Hate Their Jobs. This Is the Top Reason Why | Inc.com

Finding a career path that makes us feel satisfied and successful isn't easy. It's not something they teach us in school, which makes the journey that much more challenging.<p>For the past 15 years, I've been devoted to studying the deep disconnect people feel between themselves and their jobs, and …

Study Skills

It Has Begun! Venezuela Launches National Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in a televised address, "has ordered the emission of 100 million petros with the legal sustenance of Venezuela’s …

Ten cryptocurrency predictions for 2018 from the co-founder of the Blockchain Research Institute

A year ago, Alex Tapscott (my co-author of <i>Blockchain Revolution</i>) and I made some predictions for 2017. At the end of the year we compared those predictions to what had actually occurred. Overall they stood up well.<p>Notably we said: <i>“Bitcoin will hit $2,000 (that’s right: one bitcoin will be worth</i> …

Blockchain

Blockchain could solve the next global humanitarian crisis

When one talks about blockchain, the focus is usually on the technological side or on how to apply it to business. Less common, however, is to hear about it in the context of, for example, delivering aid, assisting refugees or helping to achieve one of the Sustainable Development Goals.<p>While …

Blockchain

Worst global warming predictions likely the most accurate, study finds

The worst-case predictions regarding the effects of global warming are the most likely to be true, a study recently published has warned.<p>"Our study …

Climate Change

World Health Organization says gaming addiction is a disease

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released the latest draft of its International Compendium of Diseases. Two of the most eye-catching additions to this update, the first in several years, are “hazardous gaming,” and “gaming disorder.” This would effectively put a gaming addiction on the …

Mental Health

'People Use Video Games as a Coping Mechanism' - Psychologist

Dr. Bean mentioned over-preoccupation with video games, increased irritability, changing moods and difficulty in adapting to other areas of life as …

Morgan Stanley says the true price of bitcoin might be zero

Morgan Stanley analyst James Faucette and his team sent a research note to clients a few days ago suggesting that the real value of bitcoin might be ... $0.<p>That's <i>zero</i> dollars. (Bitcoin stood at around $14,400 at the time of writing.)<p>The paper (titled "Bitcoin decrypted") did not give a price target …

Bitcoin

Natural selection in humans is happening more than you think

In an age when humans in industrialized countries have good access to birth control and are seldom eaten by predators, is natural selection still …

Biology

California says the only safe way to talk on your cell phone is to text

Earlier this month, the California department of health released guidelines warning residents to avoid putting mobile phones up to their heads.<p>“Keep your phone away from your body,” the state health department writes. “Although the science is still evolving, some laboratory experiments and human …

iPhone 5

Psychologists Express Growing Concern With Mindfulness Meditation

"It's not bare-knuckle, that's for sure."<p>Mindfulness, which involves the simple act of paying attention to your thoughts, feelings, and surroundings, …

Mindfulness

The oldest known fossils show life on Earth began more than 3.5 billion years ago — and indicate life in the universe may be common

The mysterious story of how life on Earth began just became a bit clearer, thanks to a new analysis of the oldest known fossil microorganisms.<p>Findings from that analysis indicate that diverse life existed on our planet far before many scientists thought it was possible. That means it might have …

Biology