It may seem strange that a site bringing together strangers from points around the globe can create a space for interactions that feel more real than those with people at school and at home, but that’s how it actually is.
Tumblr is so much more than a website at this point. It has grown into such a huge community, one that could be easily destroyed by the sort of reckless marketing that Yahoo must be about to unleash.
Hey guys! So, as you may (or may not) know, I’m a part of the HuffPost Girls in STEM program! I’ve been working over the past several weeks with my amazing mentor Emilie learning about memories and how we store and remember them. So, as a part of this project, we decided to do a small project about memories—specifically, mapping about the brain networks through which memories are encoded and retrieved.
To do this, we need some sample memories.
This is where you guys come in!
It’d be fantastic if you guys could volunteer some memories for our project for us to analyze—it’s completely anonymous so if you write about the time you accidentally slipped and fell in front of your entire science class we won’t know it’s you ;)
Any memory will suffice—although we know you guys have some interesting ones. Maybe one time your neighbor’s cat looked at you kind of funny? Or maybe you accidentally dropped an egg but managed to catch it before it hit the ground and you decided that you were probably a ninja.
Don’t fail us now, Tumblr.
Just fill out the short survey linked below and you’re done! Do it.
It’s well-established that women face social pressures that push them away from pursuing science as a life passion. It’s also well-established that women who do stay in science face discrimination all the way up the ladder. Women are 50 percent of the population but hold less than a quarter of STEM jobs.
We were there once — making a decision about which career path to choose can be a source of great anxiety, especially in tough economic times like these. But having someone on your side to coach you through, and give you practical advice without judgement can make all the difference in the world.
Federal authorities announced Wednesday they had disrupted a massive cybercrime ring, charging three alleged hackers with using “one of the most financially destructive computer viruses in history” to steal millions of dollars from banks around the world.
The cable industry wants Internet users to go on a diet.
Cable companies have been testing a new business model that charges customers based on how much data they use, and penalizes them for exceeding those limits. Time Warner, the nation’s second-largest cable provider, now offers such tiered plans to customers nationwide.
For people tired of paying $40 or more a month for Internet, a new startup offers enticing tradeoff: free service with limits on how much YouTube or Netflix videos they can watch.
FreedomPop, which launched its home Internet service this week, is delivering broadband for free — or as little as $10 per month, depending on how much data subscribers want to use. The wireless service comes limits on online video consumption and is slower than most connections from cable companies.
But FreedomPop is betting that consumers are willing to sacrifice speed and unlimited Internet consumption for substantially lower monthly broadband bills.
“My goal is to disrupt the market and introduce competition that brings down prices to consumers,” said FreedomPop chief executive Stephen Stokols. “We’re looking to shake up home broadband in a big way.”
On a recent evening, a small group of tech entrepreneurs sat around a table in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, swapping ideas on how to grow their startups.
Three men in their late 20s and early 30s announced they had signed up thousands of pastors to their startup, FaithStreet, which matches Christians and churches. An Episcopal priest wearing a white collar suggested ways they could refine their business model. And a young woman said she was frustrated with the designer for her mobile app, which helps people search for relevant Scripture verses.
After an hour, they bowed their heads, and a local church pastor led them in prayer, asking God for “fresh ideas of what you want to see happen with faith and technology.”
It’s THANKSGIVING — time to give thanks for good health, family, friends. But how about a shout-out to the people that made you who you are? (And odds are, if you’re reading this, you’re probably a science geek.) So this Thanksgiving, HuffPost Science wants to know: Who do you want to thank for…
“When you think about conflict in general, you think about borders, but the internet doesn’t have borders. So how do you retaliate against a loose coalition? How do you negotiate a cease-fire with Anonymous? We’re at the tip of the iceberg in figuring out how to deal with virtual states and creating a new paradigm. We need to do it quickly, though. This is the warfare of the future.”—Israeli Official: Anonymous’ Massive Cyber Attack Campaign Has Been A Flop