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14 psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to motivate people to do what you want — without them even realizing you've persuaded them.<p>We've rounded up 11 science-backed strategies for getting people to like you, to buy stuff, and to give you what you're after.<p>All of them will leave …

Physicists Create World’s First Time Crystal - MIT Technology Review

Crystals are extraordinary objects, not least because of their symmetry. Crystals form repeating patterns that are the same in some directions but …

Ranking The Most Notable Overlooked Gems In Adult Swim History

Today, Adult Swim is a prime destination for late night viewers in search of comedically bizarre sustenance, bringing all the adults (and teens, and even some kids, who probably shouldn’t be watching) a reason to never give up on cartoons. And with shows like <i>Rick and Morty</i>, <i>Mr. Pickles</i> (come on, …

Jokes

9 hidden Xbox One features only power users know about

These 5 mind-melting thought experiments helped Albert Einstein come up with his most revolutionary scientific ideas

One of Einstein's most defining qualities was his remarkable ability to conceptualize complex scientific ideas by imagining real-life scenarios. He called these scenarios Gedankenexperiments, which is German for thought experiments.<p>Here are a few thought experiments that demonstrate some of …

Everything Is Made Of Waves; Also, Particles

Everything in the universe has both particle and wave nature, at the same time.They’re really just different language describing the same mathematical object.

Researchers Have Finally Found a Way to Make People Smarter, But It's Not Pleasant

You're not going to like this.<p>As we learn more and more about the brain, we're getting better at figuring out how to supercharge it.<p>One of the most …

Microsoft Xbox One S review: Xbox One S is the best Xbox you might not want to buy - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Xbox One S is a slick looking game console that's 40 percent smaller than the original and ditches the infamously gigantic power brick. It can display 4K video from streaming services and Ultra HD Blu-rays, and supports HDR contrast on video and games. The updated controller works with …

11 Super Inspiring Muhammad Ali Quotes

Muhammad Ali had a reputation for his positive and motivational outlook on life. His words can inspire us all.<p>Throughout his career, Muhammad Ali--the late heavyweight-boxing champion, Olympic gold medalist, and civil rights activist--garnered a reputation for his positive and motivational outlook …

Motivation

U.S. military says it has killed more than 120 Islamic State leaders

U.S. drone operators had been stalking the baby-faced British terrorist for days with infrared cameras and other sensors before the order came to kill him.<p>As night fell on April 25, a U.S. warplane dropped a guided bomb that obliterated the SUV occupied by 23-year-old Raphael Saihou Hostey near …

Middle East

After a Secret Meeting, Scientists Announce They Are Making Synthetic Human Genomes

It's happening.<p>An international group of scientists has just announced their plan to create a synthetic human genome within 10 years - which means …

Top 10 Fallout 4 Visual Mods

The ten best ways to make pretty even prettier.<p>For decades, mods have granted PC gamers the freedom to tweak, change, and improve their experiences. …

Multiple Big Bang theory could bring 'Copernican revolution' says Astronomer Royal

There may have been more than one Big Bang, the Astronomer Royal has said and claims the world could be on the brink of a revolution as profound as Copernicus discovering the Earth revolved around the Sun.<p>Lord Rees said that other universes may exist which are unconstrained from the laws of …

How to Be Smarter Than Your Brain

Among all the sciences, neuroscience is a special case. Because it studies the brain, which is our interface with the mind, neuroscience covers the widest possible range of mysteries, from biology to metaphysics. No one doubts that we live in a golden age for studying the brain's biology, but this …

'As long as we study life, it will be read': the Selfish Gene turns 40

In 1976 Richard Dawkins’s study of evolutionary theory became the first popular science bestseller. How do its ideas stand up today?<p>It’s 40 years since Richard Dawkins suggested, in the opening words of <i>The Selfish Gene</i>, that, were an alien to visit Earth, the question it would pose to judge our …

Richard Dawkins

Doubling down on Schrödinger's cat - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

New Haven, Conn. – Yale physicists have given Schrödinger's famous cat a second box to play in, and the result may help further the quest for …

A controversial theory may explain the real reason humans have allergies

For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a hornet nest the size of a football. An angry squadron of insects clamped onto my leg; their stings felt like scorching needles. I swatted the hornets away and ran for help, …

Immunotherapy

Your Own Personal Google

Speak to the receiver it will make you a believer.<p>The Burning Man vibe was intentional. For Google I/O this year — its annual developer conference, typically held in San Francisco's antiseptic Moscone convention center — the company stayed in Mountain View, camping out at Shoreline Amphitheatre, a …

The Earth is warming at scary rates, and this GIF proves it

The steady rise of Earth’s temperature as greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere and trap more and more heat is sending the planet spiraling …

Scoutible says its video games will find you a job

What if finding a job were as easy as playing a game? Scoutible thinks its smartphone games have what it takes to assess the aptitude and traits required for certain professions.<p>The company launched at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York on Monday. With work experience at the White House, Goldman Sachs …

Why we have blood types and why they matter

If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was also the most excellent of blood types - a biological mark of distinction.<p>It didn't take long for me to recognize just how silly that feeling was and tamp it down. But I didn't learn much more about what it really meant to have type A+ blood.<p>By …

Researchers Making Progress With Quantum Computing

There is a temptation to lump quantum computing in with technologies such as fusion power in the sense that both have been proposed for decades with the promise of tremendous leaps in performance.<p>Whilst fusion power continues to frustrate, there are signs of real progress being made in quantum …

Researchers Develop ‘Second Skin’ That Gets Rid of Wrinkles

A team of scientists from Harvard and M.I.T., all of whom are investors in the company that paid for the research, say they’ve found a “second skin” …

Skin Care

Why I don't have the stomach for 'Battlefield 1'

<i>Battlefield</i> is a tentpole AAA gaming franchise that has made its name by thrusting players into some of the world's most brutal and deadly combat zones. So while it was a little surprising to learn that <i>Battlefield 1</i> would be set in World War I (few historical combat games have tackled this …

Gene editing can now change an entire species -- forever

CRISPR gene drives allow scientists to change sequences of DNA and guarantee that the resulting edited genetic trait is inherited by future …

Genetics

Scientific research using psychedelic drugs is surging overseas - why not here?

That's disappointing<i>,</i> Williams thought.<p>"But we were able to learn a few things, make some changes," he said. "For next time."<p>Next time was only a few …

Psychedelic Drugs

Scientists push to reconsider human embryo research limits after new study

A new pair of studies have reported raising human embryos outside the womb for almost two weeks, longer than ever before. The studies, published today in <i>Nature</i>, raise questions about a long-standing rule that limits the lifespan of human embryos to two weeks on ethical grounds.<p>The researchers, from …

Fallout 4's unofficial patch nukes dozens of bugs

This week on the Mod Roundup, modders tackle a ton of bugs in Fallout 4 with an unofficial patch that is sure to continue growing over the coming …

Everything you see is an illusion, scientist warns – and reality is MUCH weirder

It sounds like something you’d hear at a yoga retreat – or from someone who has fried their brain on LSD.<p>But the reality we all see might actually be …

TED Talks

This Resume For Elon Musk Proves You Never Need to Use More Than One Page

If it works for him...<p>Let’s say you are Elon Musk, one of the most influential entrepreneurs in tech history whose career spans two decades of …