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2016 August 23 - Gigantic Jet Lightning over China

<b>Gigantic Jet Lightning over China</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Phebe Pan<p><b>Explanation:</b> That's no meteor. While watching and photographing this year's …

Cosmology

Here's What Happens to Your Brain on LSD

Yes, there's a good chance it could make you more creative.<p>There isn't a whole lot of research out there about LSD, but that research is slowly growing, helped by this very small study. Like, 10 people small. Still, it's the first since the LSD heydays to study the connection between the drug and …

Consciousness

Meet the Silicon Valley-ites taking tiny hits of LSD to boost performance

It's 7am on a sunny Friday in a shared house in the sleepy San Francisco neighbourhood of Richmond. Flatmates buzz in and out of the kitchen as Lily …

Consciousness

How to Become an Expert at Anything, According to Experts

Being an expert at something really pays off. Just how good are top performers compared to everybody else?<p>Research shows in high complexity jobs like …

Rhode Island

These 8 games do what ‘No Man’s Sky’ doesn’t

There’s a huge galaxy to explore in <i>No Man’s Sky</i>, but a week after it was released, lots of players are finding it pretty thin. It turns out that the …

No Man's Sky

Gravitational waves will bring the extreme universe into view

The first direct detection of gravitational waves on 14 September 2015 proved that massive objects can ripple the structure of space, verifying a key …

Gravitational Waves

The Audacious Plan to Save This Man’s Life by Transplanting His Head

What would happen if it actually works?<p>Like a little white Lazarus with red eyes, the paralyzed mouse was walking again.<p>A few days earlier, the mouse had been sprawled on an operating table while two Chinese graduate students peered through a microscope and operated on its spine. With a tiny pair …

Data Protection

The Greatest Summer Recipes from the Latest Slow Cooker Cookbooks

If you're neglecting your slow cooker in the summertime, it's time to dust off that appliance and make your grill jealous. Because the slow cooker …

Cooking

12 Healthy Foods You Should Always Keep In Your Pantry

A well-stocked kitchen is a happy kitchen, because it’s one that’s filled with all the ingredients you need to cook the real meals you want to cook. …

Nutrition

Can a plant-based diet make up for all your unhealthy vices?

Even if you’re only vaguely familiar with The China Study, you know the power of plants. (Quickie recap: Researchers found that a produce-rich diet …

This 1 Simple Realization Shifted My Overeating Patterns

<i>PopSugar shares how approaching food with a new perspective can help keep portion size in check.</i><p>I've always considered myself to be a healthy eater. …

Fitness

Thirty of the best gadgets under £30

From innovative media streamers and VR headsets to super-compact memory storage devices and chargers, we select the best bargain gadgetry<p>Over-ear headphones<p><b>Sennheiser HD 201</b> <b>(£16.99)</b><br>Arrestingly reasonable offering from the stately German brand, and they ain’t too hard on the ears either.<p>Gaming …

Gear & Gadgets

20 Small Habits That Create Lasting Happiness

Be proud, happy, and excited when you walk out the door in the morning.<p><i>How do you simplify your life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Lukas Schwekendiek, life coach, motivational speaker,</b> …

Happiness

This Mind-Bending 3D Map Of The Universe Includes The Dark Matter We Can’t See

Today’s explorers are charting 1.2 million galaxies and the acoustic waves formed at the beginning of time.<p>Scientists have put together a map of the universe, a 3D behemoth representing 650 billion cubic light years, home to 1.2 million galaxies. But of course, being scientists, they didn’t send …

4 Science-Backed Methods to Stop Procrastinating

The post 4 Science-Backed Methods to Stop Procrastinating appeared first on Trello Blog.You have a huge deadline hanging over your head, and you know …

Procrastination

10 fruits and vegetables you should be eating more of this summer

Plus, being outdoors more often increases your risk of dehydration and can aggravate skin sensitivities — so it is even more important to eat healthy fruits and vegetables, which provide some critical nutrients that your body needs during this season.<p>Here are 10 delicious, healthy fruits and …

Nutrition

Seven things security experts do to keep safe online

From using password managers to checking urls, best practices revealed in new study<p>Cybersecurity experts aren’t like you or I, and now we have the evidence to prove it. Researchers at Google interviewed more than 200 experts to find out what security practices they actually carry out online, and …

Information Systems

11 popular programming languages that can help you land a job

There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others. When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — and they don't always want to experiment with newcomers like Google …

Programming Languages

Self-assembling gauss gun idea would heal patients from the inside

A research team from the University of Houston and Boston Children's Hospital debuted a novel new approach to internal medicine: using a swarm of tiny, noninvasive robots as a gauss gun to shoot medicine or clot-busting needles directly at the afflicted tissue. Much like rail guns, gauss guns rely …

Is our universe ringing like a crystal glass?

Two physicists say the universe’s expansion has sped up, then slowed down, 7 times since time began. They describe this oscillation as the universe …

How to use IFTTT recipes to save money

Get free stuff and control your electricity bill with IFTTT.<p>Often, you have to choose: Would you rather save time, or money? Is saving $1 worth the extra 10 minutes of work? Well, what if you could save money automatically -- but setting up IFTTT to perform money-saving tasks?<p>IFTTT, or "If This, …

Apps

Artificial intelligence learns Mario level in just 34 attempts

Perhaps it's that all the levels have simple, left-to-right objectives, or maybe it's just that they're so iconic, but for some reason older Mario games have long been a target for those interested in AI and machine learning. The latest effort is called MarI/O (get it?), and it learned an entire …

What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

Advocates say that a guaranteed basic income can lead to more creative, fulfilling work. The question is how to fund it.<p>Scott Santens has been thinking a lot about fish lately. Specifically, he’s been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to …

Income Inequality

You should be using these browser extensions to keep yourself safe online

The invention of the internet made it easy to do amazing things online, like buying junk in a single click, but unfortunately that also came with consequences, like companies being able track your every move as you browse.<p>You might not know it, but every website you visit is using one or more …

Information Systems

Blueprint for a Better Human Body

People who wear and design prosthetics are rethinking the form of our species.<p>When Elizabeth Wright smacks her right leg on a table, she says “ow.” That’s only interesting if you know one more thing: that her right leg is made out of carbon fiber and metal. It’s also part of her. “It is my right …

Prosthetics

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

Xiaomi's plan to be No. 1 in India begins with the Mi 4i

Global Vice President Hugo Barra had an idea in mind when he joined the Chinese phone giant two years ago. The result is the Mi 4i, a cheap flagship phone for India.<p>"There's nothing in this device that you can't point to as not flagship"<p>"The Mi 4i is a product we're really, really proud of."

Mobile

Mysterious Radio Bursts Are Indeed Coming From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

New research clears the reputation of these distant signals<p>In 2001, the Parkes Radio Telescope picked up an extremely energetic burst of radio waves that lasted a mere five-thousandths of a second. Since then, astronomers have found several more so-called fast radio bursts, or FRBs, and even …