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How Humans Are Changing the Planet—in 7 Dramatic GIFs

“Much like the iconic image of Earth from the Apollo 17 mission—which had a profound effect on many of us—this time-lapse map is not only fascinating to explore,” Google Earth’s Rebecca Moore writes, “but we also hope it can inform the global community’s thinking about how we live on our planet and the policies that will guide us in the future.”

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Let’s save the planet by doing some miles for the Nature Conservancy!

Researchers from the University of Illinois reviewed over 100 studies and found several connections linking exercise to better decision-making and multitasking skills. Studies also found that exercise stimulates your body’s production of a protein called insulin-like growth factor-1, which has been shown to fire up the growth of neurons and enhance cognitive performance. The best part: Most of the research indicates that sweating 3 days a week for 30 minutes is enough to see an effect.

Madeline Haller via Men’s Health
What’s the next phase of technology? Combining with the human body. Don’t believe us? Check this out:

The first evolutionary leap is almost upon us, embedding technology in our bodies. This finally achieves the half-acknowledged desire to not only touch machines but have them inside us. Well, maybe that’s pushing it a bit; don’t think that we’re going to become cyborgs. But great artists like David Cronenberg have imagined what it would be like to have machines embedded in humans and what kinds of advantages it could bring. Dramatic embellishments aside, the path is clear: Beyond mechanical hips and electric hearts, we will put intelligences inside us that can monitor, inform, aid, and heal.

What do you think?
(via Why The Human Body Will Be The Next Computer Interface - Fast Company) High-res

What’s the next phase of technology? Combining with the human body. Don’t believe us? Check this out:

The first evolutionary leap is almost upon us, embedding technology in our bodies. This finally achieves the half-acknowledged desire to not only touch machines but have them inside us. Well, maybe that’s pushing it a bit; don’t think that we’re going to become cyborgs. But great artists like David Cronenberg have imagined what it would be like to have machines embedded in humans and what kinds of advantages it could bring. Dramatic embellishments aside, the path is clear: Beyond mechanical hips and electric hearts, we will put intelligences inside us that can monitor, inform, aid, and heal.

What do you think?

(via Why The Human Body Will Be The Next Computer Interface - Fast Company)