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Scientists Have Concluded That The Universe Shouldn't Really Exist

And yet here we are.<p>Scientists just confirmed the problem at the centre of the Universe: it shouldn't really exist at all.<p>That's because at the very …

An evolutionary psychologist explains what happens inside our brain when we meditate and how that changes over time

Evolutionary psychologist Robert Wright explains what happens inside your brain when you sit to meditate and how it can change your perception of the outside world. Wright is the author of "Why Buddhism is True." Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Robert Wright:</b> In real mindfulness meditation, …

Controversial New Theory Suggests Life Wasn't a Fluke of Biology—It Was Physics

The biophysicist Jeremy England made waves in 2013 with a new theory that cast the origin of life as an inevitable outcome of thermodynamics. His …

Free online courses will teach anyone DNA sequencing

It's never been easier to learn how to code using online resources, and that's not limited to computer programming. You know what else is code? DNA, which scientists have been modifying in bacteria and embryos with increasing success over the years. Researchers from the Centre Recherches …

Genetics

A Watch Like Me

James Cameron tells the story of the passion for diving that turned the legendary watch into his inseparable companion. He shares extraordinary adventures few have ever seen — from exploring the deepest ocean to conquering the heights of Hollywood.<p>The Submariner is far from just a timepiece. It’s a …

Seven Earth-sized planets orbit an alien star only 40 light-years away

A small, cool star in distant space plays host to something amazing.<p>Scientists have discovered that at least seven Earth-sized worlds circle the star …

The 7-Minute Workout That Science Says Actually Works

By now you've probably heard about the Scientific 7-Minute Workout that blew up a few years ago. If not, allow us to fill you in.<p>A recent study laid …

Workouts

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Photosynthesis breakthrough crams millions of years of plant evolution into months

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>Scientists have used gene editing to turn off specific plant genes to boost plant growth by 15%, if transplanted into rice, …

New era of 'cut and paste' humans close as man injected with genetically-edited blood

A world where DNA can be rewritten to fix deadly diseases has moved a step closer after scientists announced they had genetically-edited the cells of a human for the first time using a groundbreaking technique.<p>A man in China was injected with modified immune cells which had been engineered to fight …

6 Foods That Lower Brain Health

Adding brain-boosting foods is only part of why many think the MIND diet had such powerful results. Decreasing brain drainers may have just as much …

Two game developers just got engaged through Destiny

Bungie created custom items and an emote for a marriage proposal<p>Bungie recently — and quietly, it seems — made it possible to ask for your beloved’s hand in marriage in <i>Destiny</i>. Two game developers just got engaged through the game, thanks to a pair of custom items and a new emote.<p>The two people in …

Game Development

Never Say Die: 9 Lessons From The World's Longest-Living People

These people live continents away from one another, yet they've unlocked the secrets to living a long, healthful life. Learn 9 common traits of the …

Trump, Clinton wage scorched-earth debate

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump will live to fight another day -- but it took the nastiest, most bitterly personal presidential debate in recent memory for the Republican nominee to stanch the downward plunge.<p>Trump's campaign was in free fall when he entered the debate hall Sunday night, reeling from the …

We may be about to solve the one of the biggest mysteries in the universe

NASA, ESA, and D. Coe, J. Anderson, and R. van der Marel (STScI)In case you haven't heard, there is a very, very big problem with the universe: About …

Famifi

What will destroy us first: Superbabies or AI?

At Silicon Valley’s inaugural Comic Con, we gave a talk called “Superbabies vs. AI.” Astro, who is captain of moonshots at Alphabet’s X division, argued that genetically engineered babies are going to destroy civilization as we know it. He sees the horror of eugenics, X-Men, and a planet entirely …

All of our food is ‘genetically modified’ in some way — here are the different types of GM technology

You've probably eaten "cloned" food and you may have even eaten plants whose ancestors were once deliberately blasted with radiation. And you could have bought all this without leaving the "organic" section of your local supermarket.<p>Anti-GM dogma is obscuring the real debate over what level of …

The 7 Most Motivational Movies for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Over the past two weeks, I've posted the 18 best motivational books and the 13 most inspirational short videos. This post contains the seven feature films that are the most useful to entrepreneurs who want to get and stay motivated.<p>I've intentionally avoided movies where salespeople are depicted as …

Did Psychedelic Mushrooms and Group Sex Play a Role in Human Evolution?

Psychedelic drugs “expand” one’s mind: this is how many people describe the changes in sensory experiences elicited by psychotropic drugs. A …

20 Best Eighties-Gone-Wild Party Movies

This week, Richard Linklater unveils <i>Everybody Wants Some!!,</i> his terrific, poignant coming-of-age film that pays homage to both his experience as a …

Movies

Proof of Evolution That You Can Find on Your Own Body

DO try this at home.<p>It might sound a little offensive, but your body is a museum, full of ancient relics that no one really needs anymore. From your …

Welcome to Train Jam: The ultimate game developer road trip

I'm shooting down 2,400 miles of American railroad and I'm torn. What's more impressive: The breathtaking scenery outside the California Zephyr's windows, or Train Jam 2016, the greatest game jam experience a developer could hope for?<p>Game jams see game developers come together in small teams to …

Game Development

Astronomers Discover The Biggest Object in The Universe So Far - The BOSS Great Wall

It's 1 billion light-years long.<p>As if staring up at the night sky didn’t make us feel small already, astronomers have recently announced the …