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Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

Google working to make every website viewable in virtual reality with Chrome

It’s no secret that Google is heavily interested in virtual reality technology and now it’s looking to bring some of that technology to Chrome. As noticed by Road To VR, the latest builds of Chrome Beta and Chrome Dev bring the beginnings of support for WebVR.<p>Chrome Beta now includes a WebVR …

Virtual Reality

Helium microscope: Seeing the unseen

Australian researchers say they have created a microscope that will allow scientists to examine human, plant and animal samples closer than ever before.<p>It enables them to examine parasites, bacteria and cell cultures in their true original state, without damaging them.<p>What is being described as the …

The haters are all over this young dynamo of a saver

<b>By Rob Carrick</b><p>I've seen this before. A young person is profiled for working hard to earn and save money and then savaged by critics. That's the deal with Anthony Molinaro, a 20-year-old full-time student and full-time employee earning $50,000 per year.<p>Molinaro's drive is stunning. But instead of …

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

A top psychologist says there's only one way to become the best in your field — but not everyone agrees

As a teenager in Sweden, Anders Ericsson used to play chess against one of his classmates, a boy considerably worse at the game than Ericsson. Every time they'd play, Ericsson would trounce him.<p>Then one day, the classmate beat him.<p>Ericsson wanted to know: What exactly had the boy done to improve …

Ericsson

If you think your brain is more than a computer, you must accept this fringe idea in physics

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. Its central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …