People have come to see multi-tasking as a virtue, and so have required companies to make communication easier and faster. Facebook Messenger, for instance, has become a powerful tool for people to connect with each other.
The researchers discovered that the song “Weightless” (video included) resulted in a striking 65 percent reduction in participants’ overall anxiety, and a 35 percent reduction in their usual physiological resting rates.
On the first of every year, millions of Americans make a New Year’s resolution (or two or three) that they won’t keep. Still, despite the ritual’s repeated failings, we keep trying. This yearly tradition, which dates as far back as Ancient Rome, is a reminder that humans can’t stop believing in new beginnings. Here’s some great advice for making your goals a reality.
With this discovery that confirmed Einstein, we humans are embarking on a marvelous new quest: the quest to explore the warped side of the universe—objects and phenomena that are made from warped space-time.
Long ago, anthropologists did something that we are still paying for today. Can you guess what it is?
Over the last several years, it has become increasingly apparent that factory farming and the mass slaughter of farm animals for meat is unsustainable for animals, humans, and the planet. But as consumers begin to question their attachment to traditional meat, at least one company is eager to offer a stem cell grown alternative. Memphis Meats will start with ground meats, but formed meats are on the roadmap, and could be chicken breast, steak, and even a whole turkey if the demand is there.”
Among New Scientist’s top stories: Gravitational waves, predicted by Einstein, were detected for the first time; Gorillas sing and hum to express contentment when they eat; Google DeepMind’s AI beat grandmaster Lee Sedol at the ancient and complex game of Go; and more
What do you think is the perfect number of hours to work every week? One study has the answer. Read this!
In the wake of a Trump Transition Team request to name the names of people involved in climate change work, two university professors have called for a ‘Hackathon’ to back up all data before the new president is sworn in.
Air pollution has been of growing concern for many, many decades, causing environmental effects like acid rain, haze, eutrophication, ozone depletion, crop and forest depletion, global climate change, and effects on wildlife. It also wreaks havoc on human health, with long-term effects including cancer, damage to the immune, neurological, reproductive, and respiratory systems.
Citing “neuroprosthetics” like cochlear implants, Bryan Johnson of Braintree envisions BCI (brain-computer interface), a synergistic relationship between the central nervous system and external computing devices. A brain-computer interface, in the context of advanced transhumanism and taken to its logical conclusion, is AI/human hybrids.
There are some undeniable points to be made about a drug, or an implant, that can enhance intelligence: If people have the choice to enhance their mental abilities with medication or an implant, what does that mean for society? Because if we all have access to the same enhancement, would it be an enhancement, or a new reality?
A team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol have developed nuclear waste–powered radioactive diamond batteries that last more than 5,000 years. The new technology — which uses a man-made diamond that generates a small electrical current when placed in a radioactive field — could simultaneously help solve the problems of radioactive nuclear waste, clean electricity generation, and battery life, the researchers claim.
The old adage, “Never Go to angry” now has some scientific support. Read this.