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Study shows connection between life purpose and risk of death

We all have a need to find purpose in life. Some people find a way to express their purposes in their jobs, while others seek opportunities outside their daily work. Our purpose in life may be something grand and complicated, or it may...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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Machine learning is an extremely clever approach to computer programming. Instead of a having to carefully write out instructions for a particular task, you just feed millions of examples into a very powerful computer and, essentially, let it write the program itself.

source: MIT Technology Review

Mensa wishes you a Happy Valentine's day by offering FREE prior test score review for the month of February! If you don't have access to an official Mensa Admission test session, submit qualifying prior test scores (like the LSAT or GMAT) and we will review it absolutely...

source: American Mensa

Researchers can predict what people are seeing based on the electrical signals coming from electrodes implanted in their brain, and this decoding happens within milliseconds of someone first seeing the image, the scientists found. The new results could one day have applications...

source: Live Science

Using a new methodology that measures how closely words' meanings are related within and between languages, an international team of researchers has revealed that for many universal concepts, the world's languages feature a common structure of semantic relatedness.

source: Santa Fe Institute via ScienceDaily

With a magic trick that's more smoke than mirrors, one of Saturn's most mysterious rings has deceived astronomers for decades with an optical illusion. As described by astronomers Matt Hedman and Phillip Nicholson, the B ring—Saturn's brightest — has been deceptively...

source: National Geographic

The editorial in the February issue of the scientific journal Cladistics didn't exactly drop with a bang. Cladistics has around 600 subscribers — almost half of which are libraries or other institutions — and it's aimed at "scientists working in the research...

source: Wired

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