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The Noise | By Stephen Curry

"One thing that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, especially today on Veterans Day, is what it means to have a platform." Source: The...

How smartphones hijack our minds 

So you bought that new iPhone. If you’re like the typical owner, you’ll be pulling your phone out and using it some 80 times a...

Scientists think they’ve discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans...

Ketones could supercharge the body in a way unlike any other source of fuel. The San Francisco-based startup HVMN recently launched a drink made...

Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire, A 500-Year History.

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Kurt Andersen about the American aptitude for unfounded belief, the religious lunacy...

Teeth of oldest known human ancestor discovered in Dorset

Fossilised teeth belonging to the oldest-known ancestors of humans have been discovered in Dorset. Remains of two rat-like creatures were sifted out of samples...

The Promise of Ecstasy for PTSD

The F.D.A. approval is a beacon of hope for the roughly eight million Americans believed to suffer from PTSD, a group that includes victims...

Smuggled, Beaten and Drugged: The Illicit Global Ape Trade – The...

Disturbing stories often lie behind those pictures. Many chimps have been drugged with muscle relaxers or alcohol to make them easier to handle. Some...

Wim Hof Method: The Iceman on Key to Healthy Life –...

Wim Hof's position on big-big-name celebrities like Jim Carrey, Harrison Ford and Tom Cruise is that they are going to help take him
and his...

True AI is both logically possible and utterly implausible | Aeon...

"Let an ultraintelligent machine be defined as a machine that can far surpass all the intellectual activities of any man however clever. Since the...

A decade ago Amsterdam pumped money into tourism to recover from...

Walking through the crowded streets of her neighbourhood, she points out all the tourist shops that had once catered to locals. “The chemist, the...

Where Do New Ideas Come From? 

Thanks to our appetite for novelty, innovation is requisite. It’s not something that only a few people do. The innovative drive lives in every...

A Pill to Make Exercise Obsolete?

The drug works by mimicking the effect of endurance exercise on one particular gene: PPAR-delta. Like all genes, PPAR-delta issues instructions in the form...

The Real Story of Automation Beginning with One Simple Chart

This is a story of technological unemployment that is crystal clear, and yet people are still arguing about it like it’s something that may...

‘I Forgot My PIN’: An Epic Tale of Losing $30,000 in...

n January 2016, I spent $3,000 to buy 7.4 bitcoins. At the time, it seemed an entirely worthwhile thing to do. I had recently...

The First Episode of ‘The Fatherly Podcast’ (Featuring Ken Burns) Has...

"Burns. The documentarian behind (but not responsible for) The Vietnam War and a significant portion of the PBS greatest hits album stopped by to talk...

Virtual Reality Gets Naughty – The New York Times

Certainly partners will also have to negotiate whether virtual-reality sex constitutes cheating. It is, after all, much more lifelike than traditional pornography. But Mr. McCullen...

It’s getting clearer — the diet-cancer connection points to sugar and...

When insulin rises to abnormally high levels and remains elevated, it can promote the growth of tumors directly and indirectly. Source: It's getting clearer —...

Ranked: The 25 Happiest Cities In America

We always hear about the happiest places in the world, with countries like Denmark topping the list. But what about happiness close to home? National Geographic, Gallup and New York...

Review: ‘Bill Nye: Science Guy,’ a Portrait of a Fighter for...

In the film “Bill Nye: Science Guy,” Mr. Nye, the 1990s children’s-television personality with the signature bow tie, warns of “an anti-science movement” afoot...

Dogs and wolves both get sad when you don’t treat them...

Wolves and dogs are a lot like children: they want everything to be fair and they have surprisingly elaborate social hierarchies. But unlike children, canines don’t throw temper...

36 Hours in Prague – The New York Times

Remarkable architecture, rich history and excellent eating, drinking and shopping options: There is something for everyone in this gorgeous city on the Vltava River. Source:...

An Absurdly Complete Guide to Understanding Whiskey #TBT

What really makes whiskey taste like whiskey? If flavor truly just came down to a simple formula of distilling ratios of grains plus time...

Da Vinci: Il Grande Apripista // The Great Trailblazer — Trailblazers...

There have been many Trailblazers throughout history. But perhaps none has loomed larger, or longer, than Leonardo da Vinci. From art, to science, to...

The Philosopher of Doomsday – The New Yorker

Last year, a curious nonfiction book became a Times best-seller: a dense meditation on artificial intelligence by the philosopher Nick Bostrom, who holds an appointment at...

It remains the perennial question of our ages, are we alone?...

It is only in the last century that we have had the modern tools able to make this search a practical reality. Allowing us...

The Rise and Fall of Bitcoin 

Perhaps bitcoin’s creator wasn’t one man but a mysterious group—a team at Google, maybe, or the NSA. Nakamoto Source: The Rise and Fall of Bitcoin |...

Space Sex Is Serious Business

No one has gotten lucky in space Source: Space Sex Is Serious Business | FiveThirtyEight

This bourbon is the best whiskey of 2017, according to Whisky...

For the third year in a row, the Whisky Bible has named a whiskey from North America the best whisky of the year. Jim Murray’s...

How Money Became the Measure of Everything – The Atlantic

Source: How Money Became the Measure of Everything - The Atlantic