French election results

French President Emmanuel Macron’s center-right En Marche!party secured enough seats in parliamentary elections to secure a parliamentary majority, despite an early vote for Mr. Macron’s centre-left Democratic Party of France (PDC).The vote was called for Monday night and a majority of seats were declared.Mr. Macron’s victory came as the...

How to avoid being the focus of a hashtag’s attention merchants

The attention economy is a booming industry and one that has become increasingly prevalent in recent years.These days, businesses, celebrities, and influencers are all vying to capture attention and make a living from it.In a post on The Next Web, blogger Alex Zaitsev explains how to avoid becoming a...

The story of the new, supercharged electric car in 20 years

A decade ago, it looked like Elon Musk was going to take Tesla to the next level.He’d created the world’s first mass-market, affordable car, and the company was the darling of the auto industry, a global icon and a champion of environmentally friendly design.By the time Tesla released its...

What the NSA is up to: Secret surveillance of top leaders

A recent report by the Washington Post, which covered classified and secret intelligence programs, shows how the NSA, a U.S. intelligence agency, is using a secret surveillance program to monitor senior leaders at the highest levels of government.The program, dubbed COVID-19, allows the NSA to eavesdrop on foreign leaders,...

How to make ‘The Great Gatsby’ lyrics more epic and dramatic

I have a feeling this is not the only song you have been looking for.It’s the lyrics to the song “The Great Gig In The Sky,” from George Michael’s 1971 classic.The lyrics of this song are pretty much what you might expect from an American song, but it’s the...

How to keep your attention for less than a second, a new study finds

Attention is a key ingredient in learning, and that’s why many students and adults in both the classroom and the workplace use it to focus their attention.But it’s not always the case.As research shows, students often need to get some help with their attention in order to learn or...

How ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Star Trek’ became icons for nerds

By LIZ SANTINAPOPRA, AP WriterIn “Star Wars,” a character called “Jedi Master Yoda” leads the galaxy to a new age of peace.In “Star Trek,” an alien race called the Borgs have invaded Earth.In an era of social media and instant gratification, a couple of people with the same name...

Watchdog questions Trump’s handling of his business dealings

The Trump Organization has been under scrutiny from the Justice Department and Congress since revelations surfaced last month that he and his associates were using the Trump Organization’s Trump Shuttle airline as a vehicle to move foreign government delegations.The company has been in the news for a number of...

Why does your visual attention depend on the situation you’re in?

Visual attention is the ability to pay attention to specific things.It’s something that can be used for a variety of tasks, from focusing on a subject, like an image, to a particular action, like a gesture.Here are some examples of what visual attention is used for: Recognition: Recognizing objects...