Andrew Helton

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How Getting More Alone Time Will Significantly Improve Your Life

We live in a social age. Here's why and how you should carve out more time for solo thinking.<p>Thanks to your ever present smartphone, these days you don't have to be alone even when there's no one else around. When we have a moment to ourselves, our first instinct is often to log on to Facebook, …

Personality

22 Science Tweets That Will Actually Make You Laugh

"You guys seriously haven't lived until you're capable of metabolism, growth, reproduction, and adaptation to your environment."

Pew Research Center

Technology News, Digital Tips & How-to Guides

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 4 Insights From Research

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to just look at someone and tell what they’re <i>really</i> like?<p>Sherlock Holmes does this all the time and it’s incredibly …

Psychology

40 Unforgivable Plot Holes in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

<i>Disney/LucasFilms</i><p><b>Warning: major spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens ahead.</b><p>I loved the film. Seriously, I did. And yet it also has more plot holes than any film I've ever seen, which makes the reviews it's getting pretty irksome. Why can't we just admit that BB-8 is adorable, Finn is …

Darth Vader

Trump’s dark victory: Even Republicans are speaking out against the Donald’s hateful Mussolini parody. But can the damage be undone?

Yes, it’s time to use the F-word, and to stand against tyranny and hate. But the problem goes way beyond Trump<p>It is time, brothers and sisters, to haul out the clichés, because for once they are not unwarranted. For most of my adult lifetime, which extends well back into the 20th century, people on …

Political Science

Your coffee order may reveal something shocking about your brain

If you order your coffee with milk and sugar. . . congratulations, you’re a normal person! But if you prefer your cup o’ joe black? Sorry, but you’re …

Time-traveling photons connect general relativity to quantum mechanics

Scientists have simulated time travel by using particles of light acting as quantum particles sent away and then brought back to their original …

Funny Videos

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Science Finds Even More Evidence That Anxiety Isn't Just 'All In Your Head'

One of the largest misconceptions about anxiety is that the disorder is something people "bring upon themselves," a concept that is as malignant as it is incorrect. Adding to the evidence against this isolating stereotype, a new study from the University of Wisconsin, Madison found that the brain …

Mental Health

Warp in Space-Time Swallows Pulsar

Astronomers have watched a pulsar some 25,000 light-years from Earth slip from view, swallowed by a warp in the fabric of spacetime. This wacky …

Finding 'Lost' Languages in the Brain

<b>Study has far-reaching implications for unconscious role of infant experiences on adult development.</b><p>An infant’s mother tongue creates neural patterns …

50 Short Funny Jokes That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

World's 'smallest drone' raises double its crowdfunding goal in 1 day

The team behind a personal drone with the smallest gimbal in the world raised over $150,000 in just one day of crowdfunding – twice the sum they …

Engineers Stumble on a Whole New Method of Laser-Based Spacecraft Propulsion

Are graphene light-sponges the new solar sails?<p>A team of Chinese physicists has developed a new variety of light-based propulsion system with the ability to harness much greater forces than a conventional solar sail. The key, according to the Nankai University-based group, is in swapping out the …

Nanotech

DIY Modular Lightsabers

You've seen Saber Forge's custom made lightsabers around here before. But now the company is taking to Kickstarter to give you the opportunity to do …