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A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest way to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news for you: That classic feat isn't as good for your body as it seems.<p>Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, …

Exercise

NASA Team Claims ‘Impossible’ Space Engine Works—Get the Facts

Scientists just published a paper saying that the controversial EmDrive produces thrust, even though that defies known laws of physics.<p>After years of speculation, a maverick research team at NASA’s Johnson Space Center has reached a milestone that many experts thought was impossible. This week, the …

The Young and the Clueless

In many ways, 36-year-old Charles Armstrong is a natural leader. He’s brilliant, creative, energetic, aggressive—a strategic and financial genius. He’s risen quickly through the ranks due to his keen business instincts and proven ability to deliver bottom-line results, at times jumping from one …

Leadership

Wisconsin rules GOP gerrymandering violates Democrats' rights

District judges have struck a blow against the practice of gerrymandering – the deliberate manipulation of voting boundaries to favour one party over another – in a ruling that could reverberate across the US.<p>A court in Wisconsin said on Monday that state assembly voting districts drawn up by …

Government

Researchers investigate how neurons sample probability distributions

For observations based on sensory data, the human brain must constantly verify which "version" of reality underlies the perception. The answer is …

Physics

Five independent signs of new physics in the Universe

All pointing toward the Standard Model plus General Relativity not being all there is.<p><i>“The Universe is very, very big. It also loves a paradox. For</i> …

Why some Democrats think Keith Ellison, a congressman you’ve probably never heard of, is the answer to Donald Trump

Late Tuesday night, Democrats had one name to explain their defeat: James B. Comey. By Thursday, many had another to describe their comeback strategy: Keith Ellison.<p>Ellison is a five-term congressman from Minnesota, and for a growing number of influential progressives, he's the answer to Democrats' …

Middle-class

J.K. Rowling Had The Perfect Response To Scientists Questioning The Purpose Of The Female Orgasm

Because she's J.K. Rowling and the queen of quips.

The Double-Slit Experiment That Blew Open Quantum Mechanics

Is light a wave or a particle? Yes.<p>The physics equations you learned in school don't work on the atomic scale. We have Newtonian physics to explain the world we can see and feel, and we have Einsteinian physics to explain the behavior of matter and light in the universe, but we observe a bunch of …

This is the best scientific argument that your brain isn't a computer

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. The central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …

Computer Science

“Brains On!”: the popular science podcast designed for children

THE average adult would be hard-pressed to explain how volcanoes erupt in intricate detail. Now ask them to explain it using no visual aids, in less …

University of Michigan

The Simple Beauty of the Unexpected: Astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser on the Transcendence of Nature and Fishing as a Metaphor for the Pursuit of Knowledge

“We are surrounded by mystery, by what we don’t know and, more dramatically, by what we can’t know.”<p><i>“You put that line,”</i> the great director Robert Altman enthused about his love of fishing, <i>“and you don’t know what’s on the other end. Your imagination is under there.”</i><p>In <b>The Simple Beauty of the</b> …

3tags.org

Electricity generated with water, salt and a three-atoms-thick membrane

Proponents of clean energy will soon have a new source to add to their existing array of solar, wind, and hydropower: osmotic power. Or more …

Nanotech

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Body Language

The Silent Language of Leaders: How Body Language Can Help--or Hurt--How You Lead

<b>A guide for using body language to lead more effectively</b><p>Aspiring and seasoned leaders have been trained to manage their leadership communication in …

Meditations to Use for Stress Relief

Meditations have tremendous benefits for stress management and overall health. While there are many different meditations that are effective, each …

Here's Why Some People Get 'Skin Orgasms' From Listening to Music

Those music chills.<p>Have you ever been listening to a great piece of music and felt a chill run up your spine? Or goosebumps tickle your arms and …

Flute

A Chess Grandmaster Shares a Remarkably Effective Trick for Solving Any Problem | Inc.com

How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to the U.S. Of course he was eager to teach me, his firstborn son, the rules of the game.<p>This …

New York City

The Secrets of Great Teamwork

Today’s teams are different from the teams of the past: They’re far more diverse, dispersed, digital, and dynamic (with frequent changes in membership). But while teams face new hurdles, their success still hinges on a core set of fundamentals for group collaboration.<p>The basics of team …

Management

Good Charts

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>May 17, 2016</b><p>A good visualization can communicate the nature and potential impact of information and ideas more powerfully than any other form of communication. For a long time "dataviz" was left to specialists--data scientists and professional designers. No longer. A new …

Data Visualization

Scientists nail down the network topology of the human circadian clock - ExtremeTech

By on May 6, 2016 at 2:01 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Life has a certain kind of layered …

The Science of Speed Reading: How Well Does It Actually Work?

Science

Accessing the Universal Energy of Qi

Mainstream science does not yet acknowledge the existence of qi (chi), the invisible life energy of the universe that is said to flow through all things. Qi, also called prana by yoga practitioners, seems to exist somehow between the worlds of mind and body. The ancient masters speak of it as a …

Meditation

This Soup is Reason Enough to Move to New Orleans

I’m asked almost daily why I chose to move to New Orleans, this northernmost Caribbean city, and my reasons vary from comical to outlandish to introspective.<p>Depending on the day and my mood and how much I feel like sharing, it was the cool breeze from the Mississippi River on a prickly summer’s …

The Cheaper, Tastier Cuts of Meat Your Butcher Really Wants You to Order

Forget filet mignon and rib-eye—these cheap-and-tasty cuts are going to be the star of your next meal.<p>So you finally decide to visit that cool new butcher shop—the one that’s breaking down whole animals that sound like they had a better childhood than you did—but the meat case is full of a bunch of …

BBQ

How big is the brain? Who knows—even our best efforts to calculate its capacity are flawed and meaningless.

Earlier this month, a computer program called AlphaGo defeated a (human) world champion of the board game Go, years before most experts expected …

Artificial Intelligence

Long term vegetarian diet changes human DNA raising risk of cancer and heart disease

Long term vegetarianism can lead to genetic mutations which raise the risk of heart disease and cancer, scientists have found.<p>Populations who have had a primarily vegetarian diet for generations were found to be far more likely to carry DNA which makes them susceptible to inflammation.<p>Scientists in …

Our Essential Brownie Guide

There are two types of people in the world <br>There are as many types of brownies in the world as there are people<br>There are a heck of a lot of brownie recipes out there, and you might already have one you're comfortable with.<p><i>...But has that ever stopped you for looking for more?</i><p>Whether you're on the …

Challenge Yourself to Cook Every Meal for a Month

Epicurious editor in chief David Tamarkin resolved to cook every meal he eats for the month of January. On the last week of his #Cook90 challenge, Tamarkin sits down with senior editor Julia Kramer to talk about what's worked, what's surprised him, and how anyone can do #Cook90.<p>When January 1st …

Cooking