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Rumor Roundup: Crystalline dreams

Apple Pay may mean the end of physical bank cards within 2-3 years, argues Moven CEO (9to5 Mac) Source: Some CEO Chance it's true: None This is a case of a guy whose eyes are bigger than his stomach (or brain). Apple Pay seems cool and all, and...

How Turned “Oopsie” into “Opportunity”

As the finger that pulls the trigger on Brains on Fire’s monthly newsletter, MailChimp’s sense of humor makes me laugh. In those final moments before you push the button and relinquish control, the longer you linger above the button,...Show More Summary

Set "Now" Deadlines to Stop Procrastination for Long-Term Projects

Our brain can fool us into not being as productive as we should. To counter that, you should trick your brain. So when you have a long-term project, set a deadline for any task that has to be done in the "now." Read more...

Seventeen Year Old Missouri Teen in Coma After Being Tasered By Police

1 hour agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There is another disturbing case involving police tasering a suspect who ended up with a serious, life-threatening injury after a traffic stop. Bryce Masters was put into a medically induced coma due to injuries to his brain after an encounter with an Independence (Mo.) police officer. The brain damage was due to either hitting his […]

How stress tears us apart

Why is it that when people are too stressed they are often grouchy, grumpy, nasty, distracted or forgetful? Researchers from the Brain Mind Institute (BMI) at EPFL have just highlighted a fundamental synaptic mechanism that explains the relationship between chronic stress and the loss of social skills and cognitive impairment. Show More Summary

Update: Reston’s Ayrton Climo, out of a coma, is headed home from Canada

Ayrton Climo, the 18-year-old South Lakes High graduate who suffered a traumatic brain injury while piloting a high-speed go-kart in Canada last month, is headed home. On Tuesday, he and his mother and a critical care paramedic entered an ambulance at the Regional Hospital in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, and began the 14-hour drive south to Fairfax […]

George Orwell on Writing, How to Counter the Mindless Momentum of Language, and the Four Questions a Great Writer Must Ask Herself

5 hours agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"By using stale metaphors, similes and idioms, you save much mental effort, at the cost of leaving your meaning vague, not only for your reader but for yourself." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Reimagined in Minimalist Graphics by Italian Illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli

5 hours agoOdd : Brain Pickings

Contained precision, bold geometric shapes, and repetitive patterns that somehow amplify rather than dull the psychedelic sensibility of Baum's whimsical world. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary

How Repetition Enchants the Brain and Why We Love Refrains in Music

6 hours agoOdd : Brain Pickings

“Music takes place in time, but repetition beguilingly makes it knowable in the way of something outside of time.” “The repetition itself becomes the important thing; it’s a form of mesmerism,” Haruki Murakami reflected on the power of a daily routine. Show More Summary

Consumer Group Helps You Calculate Which Seafood is Safest to Eat

Concerned that the government’s advice regarding seafood consumption is too simplistic, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released its own consumer guide on the subject. “The developing brain during pregnancy and in childhood...Show More Summary

Monsters Among Us: Joseph Oberhansley got out of prison for killing his girlfriend Sabrina Elder, now he is charged with killing another woman, Tammy Jo Blanton

Joseph Oberhansley Killed Ex-Girlfriend, Ate Parts Of Her Brain, Heart And Lungs Jeffersonville woman found slain; man charged Affidavit: Man admits killing ex-girlfriend, eating organs Police: Jeff man ate ex-girlfriend’s organs Man...Show More Summary

Presenting the Great Fullmetal Alchemist Anime Showdown - Ultimate showdown of ultimate destiny.

14 hours agoOdd : Geekosystem

Okay, so I know I’m supposed to be a game journalist, but my brain is coming off of the effects of heat exhaustion and is therefore out of commission. So instead of trying to come up with a relevant topic to write about this week, I’m...Show More Summary

VC Shocked By Startups Wasting the Wasteful Money He Handed Them

16 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Fred Wilson is a star venture capitalist, one of those check-cutting white men whose blog posts are read like tea leaves by his peers (Think Marc Andreessen with less skull and more brain). But complaining about wasteful startups wasting the excessive cash you dumped on them is a dumb look. Read more...

Novel Mechanism Involved in Memory Discovered by UAB Researchers

Researchers at UAB report in Nature the discovery of a novel mechanism in the brain involved in the formation of memory and learning. The discovery could have therapeutic ramifications for conditions including dementia, age-related memory loss or even post-traumatic stress disorder.

Inside Baidu's Plan To Beat Google By Taking Search Out Of The Text Era

In this exclusive interview, Andrew Ng explains why he left Google Brain to head Baidu's deep learning project. This article contains interviews with Andrew Ng, chief scientist at Baidu; Yoshua Bengio, full professor at the Department...Show More Summary

The Ultimate Tutorial for Writing Slimy Internet Hoaxes

17 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Have you ever wanted to get millions of hits on your blog without having to use one bit of your brain? Would you like to create a hoax disguised as satire in order to bring home a traffic bonanza? Do you aspire to be a slimebag? Boy have I got the tutorial for you! Read more...

Brain Imaging Research Pinpoints Neurobiological Basis for Key Symptoms Associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Like Listlessness and Emotional Detachment in Trauma Victims

In a novel brain-imaging study among trauma victims, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have linked an opioid receptor in the brain -- associated with emotions -- to a narrow cluster of trauma symptoms, including sadness, emotional detachment and listlessness. Show More Summary

I Deleted U2's 'Songs of Innocence' Album Only to Find It Implanted in My Brain!

Leave it to the clever folks at Apple. Soon after deleting U2's new album Songs of Innocence from my Apple iTunes account, I began hearing Bono's familiar caterwauling in my brain. I'm not sure how Apple accomplished this technological feat but it is quite impressive. Show More Summary

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