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Do our brains have extraordinary untapped powers?

On 13 September, 2002, 31-year-old Jason Padgett, a furniture salesman from Washington, was beaten and mugged by two men after leaving a karaoke bar. He survived the vicious attack, but was left unconscious, and sustained a severe concussion. Soon afterwards, he noticed that his vision changed. He …

The Brain

Why Every Human Should Sleep Naked -- ScienTIFIC Explanation

Burn your pajamas and throw away the oversized t-shirts. We all need a little bit more nudity in our lives, especially when it comes to …

Create Pathways for Happiness in Your Brain

The act of complaining is like allowing negativity to do pushups in your brain.<p>There are people who, if they won a $56 million lottery, would only complain about how much they'd have to pay in taxes. You know the type. The steely lady with the down turned mouth, nose in the air, who doles out …

Happiness

7 Things to Remember When You Feel Cheated On

Sometimes we feel cheated on by others.Sometimes we feel cheated on by our circumstances.Sometimes we feel cheated on by life itself.In any case, we …

Pottery

Here’s the first demo of Viv, the next-generation AI assistant built by Siri creator

Siri co-founder and CEO Dag Kittlaus has been quietly working on a much-anticipated voice assistant powered by artificial intelligence, machine learning and integrations with third-party services. This product is called Viv and, in a world-first, Kittlaus just gave us a demo at TechCrunch Disrupt …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Do You Hate The Word Moist? Science.

Okay, a lot of people hate the word “moist.” It just sounds gross, but why does it repulse us? A new study published in the journal PLOS One may have …

This Shirt is About to Replace All of Your Travel Translation Apps

For some of ambitious travelers, learning key phrases in the common language of your destination is No. 1 on the vacation to-do list. But thanks to a …

Apps

'Ghost' photographed at The Shining hotel

While it's not quite a torrent of blood pouring down a corridor, it’s still pretty spooky.<p>But then it is of little surprise that the Stanley Hotel, the inspiration behind Stephen King’s 1977 bestselling horror novel, the Shining, is haunted. Supposedly.<p>The latest evidence of which comes from a …

Instagrammers really want you to turn on notifications to avoid death by algorithm

Instagram today is an endless sea of meaningless posts asking you to turn on post notifications for each account you follow. Brands and professional Instagrammers are worried that they are going to disappear from your Instagram feed once the company turns on its algorithmic feed.<p>We’ve been here …

Algorithms

The water bottle of the future has arrived and it’s awesome

Disposable plastic water bottle are one of my biggest pet peeves. Thinking of all the energy and petroleum product used to make one plastic water …

Extracted

21 Non-Disney Animated Movies You Have To See ASAP

You know you loved the hell out of The Land Before Time.

19 Seriously Scary Documentaries That’ll Scare The Hell Out Of You

You'll never relax again.<p><b>WARNING: Many of the films on this list are incredibly disturbing. Please continue and watch each film with discretion.</b>

YouTube competition is looking for the next vlogging stars

YouTube is searching for its next group of stars, 360 to be precise, as part of its NextUp initiative.<p>YouTube NextUp aims to help budding vloggers up their game by offering exposure, mentorship and financial backing.<p>Since its launch in 2011, NextUp has helped launch the careers of over 250 …

‘Clueless’ actress Stacey Dash shreds Oscar diversity, BET, Black History Month and Obama

A little more than 20 years ago, Stacey Dash — though 28 at the time — leaped into America’s heart as Dionne, a high school student in the film “Clueless.” If that doesn’t ring a bell, Dionne was the spoiled-but-charming friend of Alicia Silverstone’s spoiled-but-charming Cher.<p>“Mr. Hall was way …

Black History

Inside The Most Shocking Scene In “The Hateful Eight”

Samuel L. Jackson tells BuzzFeed News everything you need to know about that flashback scene in Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie. WARNING: Major spoilers ahead!<p>For Samuel L. Jackson, the scene that dramatically concludes right before intermission* in Quentin Tarantino’s latest (more than …

'The Revenant' is a survival tale of beautiful, brute strength

Previous<p>Alejandro G. Inarritufilms such as "21 Grams," "Babel" and the Oscar-winning "Birdman" have not lacked for pretension and self-importance, so it comes as something of a pleasant surprise, possibly even to the director himself, that what he's come up with in"The Revenant"is a classic B …

The Walking Dead creators make VR show "Gone" for Samsung Gear VR

Have you got a Samsung Gear VR handy? If so, you are in total luck, because what seems like one of the most exciting VR ventures is about to hit the web. It is made by Skybound Entertainment (the creators of The Walking Dead TV show) and Samsung. Going by the name of “Gone”, this VR show aims to …

Virtual Reality

Why The Walking Dead’s Latest Heartbreaking Twist Is Good News for Glenn Fans

While this week’s episode of <i>The Walking Dead</i> didn’t concretely confirm whether or not Glenn survived his harrowing fall into the pit of zombies, it did manage to do the unimaginable. Namely, make the question of this beloved character’s survival more important than ever. But the latest gut punch …

The Walking Dead

Facebook says it wants to build a 'teleporter'

Facebook, like all tech nerds, has dreams of teleportation.<p>The company's chief technical officer, Mike Schroepfer, said the company plans to …

A new theme park is going to have 'Hunger Games' rides — here's what they'll look like

Lionsgate Entertainment wants to cash in on their hit movies and turn them into a Disneyland of sorts.<p>According to the New York Times, two parks are planned: one in the US (outside of Atlanta), and one in China.<p>While you'll be able to visit attractions based on movies like "Step Up" and "Now You …

Movies

Spike Lee, Amazon release 'Chi-Raq' trailer with Samuel L. Jackson, Teyonah Parris

A trailer for<p>Spike Lee's latest film, "Chi-Raq," was released Tuesday, months after the director found himself in a war of words with Chicago MayorRahm Emanuelover the title, which plays on the tough streets of the city and an embattled Iraq.<p>The movie, centering on Chicago's gang violence, …

Your stressful job may kill you -- especially if you're a woman, study says

If you suspect your stressful job is killing you, a new study says you may be right — especially if you're a woman.<p>After analyzing data on nearly 140,000 workers from three continents, researchers found that those with "high-strain" jobs were 22% more likely than their peers to suffer a stroke. The …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

iOS 9’s Best & Worst Hidden New Features

the good, the bad & the quick reply<p>Apple’s iOS 9 has finally come to an iPhone near you. Available on the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and old models of iDevices going all the way back to the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, the updated software brings a long list of new features you’ve likely heard about by …

Until Dawn combines the best of horror films and games on PS4

The best horror movie of the year might just be a video game. Though it’s available on the PlayStation 4, and you play it with a controller, <i>Until Dawn</i> is really as much a film as it is a game; borrowing from some of the biggest horror franchises around, like <i>Saw</i> to <i>Evil Dead</i>, it combines the tropes …

Horror

X-Men: Apocalypse's Bryan Singer shares more set photos on Instagram

Doom and destruction are implied in a film like <i>X-Men: Apocalypse</i>, but you probably weren’t expecting alien vibes. Director Bryan Singer continuously …

16 trends that will define the future of video games

From the rise of gamer parents to transparent game design, a step-by-step prediction of how games will be made over the next five years<p>Hundreds of game developers, publishers and analysts recently descended on Brighton for the annual Develop conference. There were controversial keynotes, there were …

Virtual Reality