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Forget drones, deliveries could soon be made by robotic 'dogs'

Boston Dynamics' robotic dog has been put to work delivering packages to people's homes.<p>The Google-owned firm is well known for its lifelike (read: …

Alibaba's founder Jack Ma says AI will likely replace CEOs

Watch out, human chief executive officers of companies, your job could be gone in 30 years, says Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma.<p>Ma, who was speaking at an entrepreneurship conference in Zhengzhou, China, said that artificial intelligence would be able to make calculations and …

Artificial Intelligence

Web inventor: Internet should 'promote truth'

When Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web in 1989, it was designed to be an open place where anyone could contribute. But decades later, the proliferation of fake news and vitriol on social media has led some early pioneers to question how we can combat bad information.<p>"Keeping the web …

I shut off my phone at 9 p.m. every night for a week—here’s what happened

Just about everyone’s fallen victim to a late-night scrolling spiral—you know, when you decide to peek at Instagram before bed, and suddenly it’s …

With unprecedented access to news and knowledge, how do we make judgements about what we read? Neuroscience news is a case in point<p>In an era of fake news and alternative facts, it seems as if our collective ability to critically assess information is starting to falter. We have unprecedented access …

Neuroscience

Earth - How the Universe can expand if there is no extra space

The Universe can expand without there being anything outside it for it to expand into, says science writer and astrophysicist Adam Becker. He explains this mind-bending idea to BBC Earth's Michael Marshall and Melissa Hogenboom, with help from the animators at <b>Pomona Pictures</b>.<p><i>Join over six million</i> …

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

6 Steps On How To Build Success Habits In 2017

<i>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle</i><p>Your habit is one of the most important keys that will define …

Five ski training myths that are holding you back on the slopes

Snow-sports training done badly can be at best a waste of time and at worst cause more harm than good. Here are five myths about pre-trip ski training that should definitely be ignored.<p>1. Wall squats are the best way to work the legs for skiing<p>FALSE<p>Although well-intentioned, wall squats encourage …

The real health benefits of apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I’ve seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even banish dandruff. Whether or not it's capable of all those things, there is some solid research to back up apple cider vinegar as a healthy elixir, as …

More than 100,000 people challenge Einstein in a unique worldwide quantum physics experiment

On November 30th, for the first time, participants around the world took part in a unique worldwide experiment with the aim of testing the laws of …

Infertility breakthrough as cancer drug sparks growth of new eggs in 'astonishing' discovery

Infertile women have been offered new hope after scientists found that a common cancer drug triggers the development of new eggs, an outcome which was previously thought to be impossible.<p>In a discovery hailed as "astonishing", researchers at the University of Edinburgh proved it is possible to …

Cancer

Amazon just launched a cashier-free convenience store

No lines, no registers, no self-checkout machines<p>Amazon just unveiled a grocery store without lines or checkout counters. Amazon Go, a 1800-square-foot retail space located in the company’s hometown of Seattle, lets shoppers just grab the items they want and leave; the order gets charged to their …

It’s been a long time coming, but the world’s top powers are now betting billions on the Iter collaboration to deliver clean, safe, limitless energy for the modern world<p>“We are standing on the ground that could change the future of energy,” says engineer Laurent Pattison, deep in the reactor pit of …

Nuclear Energy

Quantum physics entangled with human randomness

Griffith University is part of a worldwide scientific experiment that will test the laws of quantum physics – and you're invited!

Meditation the new tool to reach peak performance

It’s relatively easy to spot the physical differences between, say, an Olympic rower and a couch potato. But it’s the mind as much as the muscles that make a champion – so is it possible to pick an “elite brain” out of a crowd of ordinary grey matter?<p>That’s the challenge that a team of …

Philadelphia Welcomes Its First Pay-What-You-Can Restaurant

If diners aren’t feeling the menu at EAT Cafe in Philadelphia’s Mantua neighborhood, they only have to wait a week to find something new. The …

Sexual Harassment

How smartphone light affects your brain and body

There's something incredibly powerful about the blue lights that the designers of our smartphone, tablet, and laptop screens have been able to create. The lights in these screens glow so bright that we can see them even during a sunny day. At night, they're bright enough that they've been compared …

Exercise Changed This Neuroscientist’s Life And Now She Wants To Change Yours

New research is increasingly discovering the benefits of physical exercise for the brain.<p>Devoted to solving intricate physiological questions about the brain for almost her entire adult life, Wendy Suzuki, a neuroscientist at New York University, was proud of her work. But the long hours dedicated …

A New Study Found Lying Changes Your Brain

Every time Pinocchio lied his nose grew, making it harder and harder for him to be untruthful. For humans, though, it turns out it's kind of the opposite. While lying got harder for Pinocchio over time, a new study found lying actually gets easier for humans the more we do it because lying changes …

How to Raise Happy Kids

©JGI/Jamie Grill Getty Images<p>The 5 things children need to flourish and be successful all their lives.<p>Ask parents what they want most for their …

19 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

That means they're susceptible to the same psychological preferences and cognitive biases that affect the rest of us. Simple tweaks to the way you speak and hold yourself can make you seem much more likeable, competent, and hireable in their eyes.<p>With that in mind, we rounded up a list of easy …

Party founded by activists and hackers four years ago on course to either win or finish a close second on Saturday<p>A party that favours direct democracy, complete government transparency, decriminalising drugs and offering asylum to Edward Snowden could form the next government in Iceland after the …

Europe

Lifting weights could make you more intelligent, study suggests

Regularly lifting weights could make you more intelligent, a new study of people with the early signs of dementia suggests.<p>A group of people aged 55 …

Dementia

An enormous DDoS attack was a network of hacked Internet of Things devices, many of which were made by Xiongmai<p>Chinese electronics firm Xiongmai is initiating a product recall after the enormous hacking attack that took down much of the internet on the eastcoast of the US and also affected Europe …

Cybersecurity

Scientists confirm genetics of schizophrenia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Creating an effective treatment for schizophrenia requires a better understanding of its biology, of the genes that cause it. Using technology to illuminate chromosomes, scientists confirmed the underlying genetics of this mental disorder. The identified genetic disruptions occur at a …

Want to Raise Down-to-Earth Kids? It Helps to Know a Little Psychology | Inc.com

The rap on young people is that they're entitled and narcissistic. They think the world revolves around them and owes them something. They're brats, basically.<p>Is this true?<p>Absolutely not, reply a whole host of Millennials, who point out that it's their parents who tanked the economy and their …

Psychology

7 psychological tricks that will help you nail your next job interview

While interviewers consciously take note of the answers you provide, your body language reveals subconscious clues to your personality and attitude.<p>So how do you ensure that your body language is giving off the right vibes? A Quora thread discussed just that, answering the question: "What are some …

Public Speaking

Daily habits that sabotage your peace of mind

I used to wake up each morning and, before I'd even brushed my teeth, I would check my email. This often meant that the first thing I saw every day was a frantic message from my boss. Eventually, I realized I had to set a rule: I wouldn't check my email until after I finished my morning workout. …

Self-improvement

The Glassdoor app now tells you if you're being paid enough

Glassdoor, the job search and review website, has released a new feature which can tell you if you’re being paid fairly. The search function, entitled ‘Know Your Worth’, asks for key details about your current occupation and previous experience to determine if your wage is more or less than the …