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  • Five of the best apps to train your brain

    Five of the best apps to train your brain

    Via Medical News Today : It is no secret that as we age, our brain function declines. However, studies have suggested that keeping mentally active – particularly when older – can help to maintain cognitive functioning. Brain training apps are considered a useful aid for mental stimulation, but which one is […]

  • How agencies are pushing voice technology

    How agencies are pushing voice technology

    Via Digiday : Forget ordering pizza. Soon you’ll also be able to consult Alexa about your next period. Last weekend, digital agency Rain hosted a two-day hackathon for staffers and local developers at its Nicaragua office to play around with voice-driven experiences, and one of the Alexa skills that came of […]

  • Giant virus discovery sparks debate over tree of life

    Giant virus discovery sparks debate over tree of life

    via Nature : The Klosneuviruses contradict the theory that viruses make up a distinct domain of life, but not everyone is convinced. Evolutionary biologists have never known what to make of viruses, arguing over their origins for decades. But a newly discovered group of giant viruses, called Klosneuviruses, could be a […]

  • Finding Beauty in Math

    Finding Beauty in Math

    Via NC State University : Many see math as a logic-based activity and art solely as a creative pursuit — a characterization that seemingly puts them at odds. But for Radmila Sazdanović, math and art go hand in hand. Sazdanović, an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, studies low-dimensional […]

  • How Entrepreneurs Can Deal With Depression

    How Entrepreneurs Can Deal With Depression

    Via Entrepreneur : Entrepreneurs are often more susceptible to depression, so it’s important to practice good mental techniques. One of the last people I would have associated with depression is entrepreneur Ramon Ray, the human spark of energy behind SmartHustle.com. I have hosted panels with Ramon and love his positivity that […]

  • Senior Research Fellow Juan Perez-Mercader has published work on the development of an artificial proto-cell that self-assembles, grows, replicates, and moves toward light.

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    Mimicking life in a chemical soup

    Via Harvard Gazette : Researcher’s work revealing ‘phoenix vesicles’ builds on mathematical models A Harvard researcher seeking a model for the earliest cells has created a system that self-assembles from a chemical soup into cell-like structures that grow, move in response to light, replicate when destroyed, and exhibit signs of rudimentary […]

  • Ever Dreamed of Being an Archaeologist?

    Ever Dreamed of Being an Archaeologist?

    Via National Geographic : Growing up, I was obsessed with Indiana Jones—and today, I’m lucky enough to be an archaeologist who digs regularly in Egypt. Now, I get to help others live out the dream with GlobalXplorer. Here are some of their stories. Sean Kohler, 42, works in Phoenix, Arizona as […]