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Scientists extend the lifespan of mice by up to 35 percent

Would you like to live 35 percent longer? Apparently the trick is removing worn-out "senescent' cells that have a degenerative affect on your body. "Cellular senescence is a biological mechanism that functions as an 'emergency brake' used by damaged cells to stop dividing," says Jan van Deursen, …

25 Free Online Courses To Equip You With Valuable Skills

Now that the inspirational sparkle of the new year has worn off, you may be falling back into your old routines and habits. Statistically, you …

eLearning

Combining Human Neurons With Machines Makes A Truly Powerful Computer

Adding a little human biology to a computer can improve artificial intelligence.<p>The silicon computer chip changed the world. Room-size computers shrank, and the smartphone in your pocket is now more powerful than all of NASA’s computers, combined, in 1969. Now the chip might change again by adding …

Artificial Intelligence

What Is The Quantum Pigeonhole Principle, And Why Is It Weird?

Quantum physics maintains its hold on the popular imagination in large part because many of its predictions seem to defy ordinary common-sense logic. Of course, perhaps fittingly, this is simultaneously the source of its reputation as intimidatingly and maybe impossibly difficult to …

Quantum Mechanics

The Perfect Gear to Take With You Anywhere

You never really know where life’s excursions are going to take you. From moose hunting in the Yukon and scuba diving in Bonaire to skiing Colorado’s …

Scuba Diving

Watch This Video to See Through an Animal’s Eyes

To coincide with my feature story on the evolution of the eye, the good people at Nat Geo created this wonderful video. It includes a look at some bonus photos from the talented David Liittschwager, and an interview with vision expert Tom Cronin.<p>As he says, “Other animals don’t see the same things …

Animals

'Human Computation' Could Save the World Without the Risks of AI

Together, humans and machines are already smarter than the future of AI—without the existential threat posed by the singularity.<p>Forget artificial intelligence: The key to solving the world's most complex problems could be human-machine collaboration.<p>That's the rallying cry of researchers who penned …

Singularity

Steam's Winter Sale is hiding something, and the internet's on the case

Detectives are digging up clues for Valve's secret alternate reality game<p>When Valve launched its annual Steam Winter Sale just before Christmas, it secretly introduced something alongside it: an alternate reality game, which some customers-turned-amateur detectives are just now taking a crack …

12 Mind Tricks That Win People Over and Help You Get Ahead

When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

A brain expert says these are the 6 habits you should be doing to boost your mental health

How does this mysterious three-pound organ called the brain hold such sway over the matters of life, death, consciousness, perception, sleep, and so much more? And, does this bran we were born with achieve its optimal state, then fail, little by little, and inevitably, as each year passes?<p>Sandra …

The Brain

This trick from a famous physicist can help you learn anything faster

Feynman was not yet the famous physicist he would soon become (as his biographer James Gleick put it, "His Feynman aura...was still strictly local"), so he took his preparation seriously.<p>Feynman drove up to MIT, a campus familiar from his undergraduate years, and a place "where he could be alone." …

Richard Feynman

22 ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became interested obsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to "get a part-time job."<p>But …

Small Business

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How Destroying My New $1,600 Canon L Lens Made My Month

No. No. Please, no. A moment of terror for every photographer out there. I opened my photo bag, took out my camera to take a picture of the street …

How to Boost WiFi - Genius!

Has your WiFi slowed to a crawl? Get back up to speed—and back to streaming videos—with this free hack!<p>Photo: youtube.com/HackCollege<p>If you rely on …

WATCH: Spooky video has convinced leading scientists that 'telepathy exists'

GETTY; BARCROFTThis super-human genius has shocked scientists who are unable to explain his ability to READ MINDS<p>Ramses Sanguino's eerie supernatural …

A Genius Window Hack Ushers More Daylight Into Dim Apartments

If your apartment is in a dense urban environment, chances are natural light and air are in short supply. Designer Aldana Ferrer Garcia recognized that one way to greatly enhance a small space without a major overhaul is to rethink windows. What if they could become occupiable spaces that capture …

Absolutely Genius Idea: Fireproof, Bulletproof, And Eco-Friendly Homes Built With Plastic Bottles And Mud

Hey everyone in this article we are sharing one genius idea.<br>Everyday and everywhere we are noticing plastic bottles. The plastic is everywhere and …

Sustainability

18-Year-Old Genius Wins Mark Zuckerberg And Sergey Brin's Breakthrough $250,000 Prize For EPIC Science Video

An 18-year-old boy has won $250,000 (£165,442) for his brilliant explanation of Einstein's Theory Of Relativity.<p>We use the word brilliant because his …

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

Self-improvement

Treat Depression & Anorexia Holding A Magnet To The Head

A new treatment for depression has been showing some promising results for patients experiencing chronic depression.<p>The treatment is called …

The Neuroscience of ISIS

The gap is widening between visions of a brilliant future and one of deliberate Apocalyptic destruction.<p><i>This is the first of a series of columns for</i> …

Khmer Rouge

Cold atoms and lasers do what computers can't - Futurity

In an attempt to tackle a problem that has vexed physicists for decades, researchers turned to ultracold atoms, not supercomputers

SunEdison touts renewable energy generator, aims to bring power to 20 million people by 2020

SunEdison unveiled its ambitious plan to bring power to 20 million people by 2020 at an event in New York this week, touting new renewable energy technology for remote areas.<p>The company’s Social Innovations Group is at the forefront of this effort, developing new business models and technologies to …

Renewable Energy

Yale physicists find a new form of quantum friction

Physicists at Yale University have observed a new form of quantum friction that could serve as a basis for robust information storage in quantum …

Net Neutrality

4 Inspiring Must-Watch TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

Listening to advice from these four experts will be the best time you spend this week.<p>Have you been to Boston lately?<p>I'm not sure if you've heard, but my very own stomping grounds have become one of the most innovative cities in America!<p>I'm fortunate to live in this place where the start-up …

Entrepreneurship

This Glorious 15-Second Time-Lapse Shows a Green Aurora Meeting a Blue Sunrise

Above is a 15-second time-lapse created with photos captured recently by NASA astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore aboard the International Space Station. …