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  • newLyft Says Nearly 250K of Its Passengers Ditched a Personal Car In 2017
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Lyft has a new report out detailing its "economic impact" for 2017, and the document includes a lot of stats on its performance throughout the year. The ride-hailing provider claims 375.5 million r…
    - 5 mins ago, 16 Jan 18, 11:30pm -
  • newChina Builds 'World's Biggest Air Purifier' That Actually Works
    The South China Morning Post shares an update on the status of an experimental tower in northern China, dubbed the world's biggest air purifier by its operators. According to the scientist leading the project, the tower -- which stands over 328 feet…
    - 45 mins ago, 16 Jan 18, 10:50pm -
  • newBitcoin Plunges Below $12,000 To Six-Week Low Over Crackdown Fears
    Bitcoin plunged to a six-week low Tuesday after comments from South Korea's finance minister renewed worries about a crackdown in one of the largest markets for digital currency trading. In a radio program interview, South Korean Finance Minister Kim…
    - 1 hour ago, 16 Jan 18, 10:10pm -
  • newResearchers Uncover Android Malware With Never-Before-Seen Spying Capabilities
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: According to a report published Tuesday by antivirus provider Kaspersky Lab, "Skygofree" is most likely an offensive security product sold by an Italy-based IT company that markets various survei…
    - 2 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 9:30pm -
  • newFrance Says 'Au Revoir' to the Word 'Smartphone'
    Hoping to prevent English tech vocabulary from entering the French language, officials have suggested 'mobile multifunction' as an alternative. An anonymous reader shares a report: The official journal of the French Republic, the Journal officiel, ha…
    - 3 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 8:50pm -
  • newThe Astronomer Who Is Building the Largest Map of Space by Volume
    An anonymous reader shares a Motherboard report: Astronomer Mark Halpern doesn't come into work every day thinking about the fact that he is leading a team that is creating the biggest map of the universe by volume ever made. But that ambition drives…
    - 3 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 8:10pm -
  • newThe Human Cost of the Apple Supply Chain Machine
    Apple is still struggling to improve working conditions at its supply chain factories. China Labor Watch and Bloomberg reported on Tuesday that Catcher, a key supplier for iPhone and MacBook casings, makes workers endure harsh safety conditions and u…
    - 4 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 7:26pm -
  • newBank of America Tops IBM, Payments Firms With Most Blockchain Patents
    Bank of America may not be willing to help customers invest in Bitcoin, but that doesn't mean it isn't plowing into the technology underlying the cryptocurrency. From a report: The Charlotte, North Carolina-based lender has applied for or received at…
    - 5 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 6:48pm -
  • newUber Says UK Drivers Will Take Mandatory Breaks
    Uber is introducing a new policy on drivers' hours across the UK next week, which it says will help to increase safety for drivers and passengers. From a report: Drivers for the ride-hailing service will have to take a continuous six-hour break after…
    - 6 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 6:04pm -
  • newNow Meltdown Patches Are Making Industrial Control Systems Lurch
    Patches for the Meltdown vulnerability are causing stability issues in industrial control systems. From a report: SCADA vendor Wonderware admitted that Redmond's Meltdown patch made its Historian product wobble. "Microsoft update KB4056896 (or parall…
    - 6 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 5:26pm -
  • newUS Lawmakers Urge AT&T To Cut Commercial Ties With Huawei and Oppose China Mobile Citing National Security Concerns
    U.S. lawmakers are urging AT&T, the No. 2 wireless carrier, to cut commercial ties to Chinese phone maker Huawei Technologies and oppose plans by telecom operator China Mobile to enter the U.S. market because of national security concerns, two congre…
    - 7 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 4:45pm -
  • newContraceptive App Natural Cycles Blamed For String of Unwanted Pregnancies
    An anonymous reader shares a report: A contraceptive mobile phone app used by tens of thousands of British women has come under fire after reportedly sparking a string of unwanted pregnancies. Swedish birth control app Natural Cycles, which costs $55…
    - 7 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 4:07pm -

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    • I Made the Pizza Cinnamon Rolls from Mario Batali’s Sexual Misconduct Apology Letter
      Last night, I made cinnamon rolls. I’m not a huge fan of cinnamon rolls, per se, but this recipe was included in Mario Batali’s sexual misconduct apology letter, and so I feel compelled to make them. Batali is not the first powerful man to reque…
      - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 2:15am -
    • Philadelphia on the First Snowfall of the Season
      Our friends insist they are not romantics. When they were married in Philadelphia half a decade ago, an unexpected storm had shut down the city. No one showed up to open the church that day so they were married in the snowy lot outside, the drift com…
      - 8 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 8:09am -
    • Other Stuff I’ve Been Up To: The New Yorker’s Tiny Shouts, Heckling Lin-Manuel Miranda, and More
      Friends, I want you all to know: I haven’t just been neglecting the blog. I’ve also been going on political rants on podcasts, pitching my work to various publications (some of which actually publish my stuff. Thank god for drunk editors), and cr…
      - 11 days ago, 6 Jan 18, 8:45am -
    • 16 years.
      It happened last month without fanfare: Rand and I celebrated another year together. We’ve had so many anniversaries that they often pass by without us noticing them.   I understand now why Rand’s grandparents have to take a moment to remember h…
      - 12 days ago, 5 Jan 18, 8:52am -
    • The Hot Decluttering Trend for 2018: American Apocalypse Purging
      (Above: Trouble throwing out clothes? Try a signature look, like Aunty Entity’s all-season chainmail frock.) It’s 2018. Time to start the new year off right by finally paring down your possessions, throwing out excess, and living simply. Because…
      - 13 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 10:44pm -
    • The World’s Oldest Bookstore: Livraria Bertrand, Lisbon, Portugal
      Lisbon is full of bookstores. They are everywhere, tucked into odd-shaped nooks so that they almost blend in with the facades. Some were ancient, and so resembled museum exhibits that I simply stared at them from afar, not realizing that we could act…
      - 14 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 8:36am -
    • Hello. Goodbye.
      Hello. I am back. At least, I’m telling myself that I am back. I am committing, under the binding oath of the internet (my hand firmly placed on a laptop open to reddit’s homepage as I swear this to you) to try to blog again this year. Do you hea…
      - 15 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 7:43am -
    • The Walker Art Center and Sculpture Garden, Minneapolis, Minnesota
      I was in Minnesota for only a moment – I’d been invited to speak at the Rain Taxi book festival on a panel with some delightful people, and despite the brevity of the trip, I still found myself with an afternoon free to roam the city. I asked the…
      - 35 days ago, 12 Dec 17, 10:04pm -

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      • The Best in May Brain News
        Discover the latest May brain news and research in our latest monthly digest. Psych Central : Early Life Brain Stimulation Linked to Robust Mental Health Looking to combat cognitive decline? A new study has found that brain stimulating activities li…
        - 17 May 17, 12:00pm -
      • New Brain Game of The Month: Play Pathfinder For Free!
        We’re happy to introduce our New Brain Game of the Month, Pathfinder! It’s a Premium visual-spatial game. Test your skills with this exciting brain game in our app or on Fitbrains.com. Designed by neuroscientists and game experts, you’ll love P…
        - 3 May 17, 12:00pm -
      • New Brain Game of The Month: Try Tap Targets For Free!
        We’re thrilled to introduce our New Brain Game of the Month, Tap Targets! Are you up for a challenge? Designed by neuroscientists and game experts, Tap Targets is not only addictive but rewarding. Try this latest speed of thinking game anytime, any…
        - 21 Apr 17, 10:25am -
      • Socializing This Easter: The Fun Easy Brain Boost!
        Did you know that socializing with friends and family during a holiday like Easter is a great way to boost your mental, emotional and physical health? Maintaining connections with friends and family is one of the easiest ways to provide a novel envir…
        - 15 Apr 17, 1:30pm -
      • The Diet Secret To Eat Your Way To A Healthy Brain!
        Diets – love them or hate them? Most of us hate them. But, did you know that there’s a diet that’s not only good for your brain but easy to follow? Yes, that’s right. In fact, there are 2 according to US News and World Report’s yearly ranki…
        - 27 Mar 17, 4:55pm -
      • New Brain Game of The Month: Play Grow Words For Free!
        We’re delighted to introduce our New Brain Game of the Month, Grow Words! It’s a Premium language game. What better way to work your linguistic skills than with an exciting game? Get a headstart into Spring from now until mid March with unlimited…
        - 10 Mar 17, 1:00pm -
      • Want To Get Better Brain Function For Life? Here’s How.
        Do you want your brain to perform at its best, in the present and in the future? How can you achieve this? Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital conducted a study of 17 “superagers,” seniors who have the brain function of 20 year olds…
        - 24 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
      • How To Get Someone To Fall & Stay In Love With You
        Are you going to be one of the 61.8% people who celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one? Whether you’re in love or not, your feelings stem from your brain and not your heart. Yes, that’s right. On average, it takes the human mind 1.5 to 4…
        - 14 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
      • New Game of The Month: Try Roshambo For Free!
        We’re excited to introduce February’s New Game of the Month! Here’s an early Valentine’s gift for you. From now until Feb. 15, get unlimited access to this exclusive Premium game for free! Engage and stimulate your logic skills. Are you up f…
        - 9 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
      • Brain Hacks To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions
        As the end of January looms around the corner, will you be one of the 58% of people who will stick to their New Year’s resolutions after the first month? According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, more 90% of us break them. It’s not jus…
        - 17 Jan 17, 10:33am -
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