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The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions

"We found a world that we had never imagined."<p>Last year, neuroscientists used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the …

The Brain

Astronomers just achieved something Einstein said was impossible

Albert Einstein himself believed it couldn't be done.<p>A few decades after he published his theory of general relativity, a colleague asked the famous physicist whether the concept could be used to calculate the weight of a star. Theoretically, yes, was his reply. If one star passed in front of …

Physics

You are almost definitely not living in reality because your brain doesn’t want you to

Every cognitive bias exists for a reason—primarily to save our brains time or energy.<p>I’ve spent many years referencing Wikipedia’s list of cognitive biases whenever I have a hunch that a certain type of thinking is an official bias but I can’t recall the name or details. But despite trying to …

Critical Thinking

Canada’s Rapidly ‘Greening’ North is Bad News For Everyone

A new study shows the Arctic is turning green.<p>Going green sounds like a good thing, but not in Canada's north. There, a changing climate and warmer temperatures are transforming semi-frozen tundra into grass for much of the year.<p>Almost 30 percent of the land area of Canada and Alaska together is …

Global Warming

Web Developer, Blogger and Technology Enthusiast

This app builder is letting students turn their ideas into apps for free

“We just need a technical co-founder!” “We have the idea, we’re just trying to find a CS major to build it!”<p>In 2016, everyone and their mother has an idea for an app. This is especially true on college campuses, where starting an app has seemingly replaced beer pong as the most popular …

20 Things Women Who Have Their Sh*t Together Do Every Day

No. 13 is seriously so important, and you probably already do it.<p><b>1. Brew their own coffee at home instead of spending approximately half their paycheck on Starbucks every day.</b> You do not want to do the math on how much you could potentially spend in a year buying coffee every day. That's a …

8 Herbs and Veggies You Can Regrow From Kitchen Scraps

<i>by Shelbi Stoneback, associate director of customer experience at Rodale</i><p>Did you know that you only need a jar and some water to get start growing more food from your very own kitchen scraps that you might otherwise toss?<p>When I told a coworker about this story, her response was, "Wait--that's like …

Astronomers say they’ve found the biggest structure in the universe and they named it the BOSS

The BOSS is big. Really big. <i>Yuuuuuge</i>.<p>So big that when a star is born on one side of the BOSS, it takes a billion years for the light to reach the other side.<p>So big that comparing the BOSS to the next biggest thing like it is like comparing Andre the Giant to your 3-year-old nephew.<p>What is the BOSS? …

Universe

The non-technical fields that young people should be studying if they want to be innovators

No one disputes that Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Eric Schmidt built their careers—and fortunes—on their technical know-how. But their successes wouldn’t have occurred if they hadn’t pursued softer subjects like psychology and international relations.<p>Technological innovation requires …

Artificial Intelligence

A Hollywood hospital is being held to ransom by hackers

The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Centre has been hit by "ransomware" — a kind of malware that encrypts the victims' data, making it useless unless they pay a fine.<p>Its computer systems have been useless for more than a week, NBC Los Angeles reports. Documents and medical records have to be written …

17 Cheap Organic Foods You Should Be Buying

Compared to conventional foods, certain organic foods are so affordable that you shouldn’t ignore them while grocery shopping.<p>You’re typically …

3 Surprising Ways to Feel More Loved

<b>Are you focused on romantic love this Valentine's Day? If so, you're missing an opportunity! Building</b> stronger connections with those around us can lead to a happier, healthier, more successful, and easier life. Our relationships help us live and work from our sweet spots by bringing us both …

A Mammal’s Brain Has Been Cryonically Preserved and Recovered

A team lead by a researcher at MIT says it has thawed a cryonically-frozen rabbit brain without causing structural damage.<p>A big thing just happened in the world of cryonics, and it has nothing to do with Ted Williams' permafrozen remains.<p>Officials from the Brain Preservation Foundation, a nonprofit …

What If Your Anxiety or Depression Is Actually "DDD"?

An increasingly common psychological disorder called depersonalization may be going undiagnosed.<p><b>This article originally appeared in the April 2007 issue of ELLE.</b><p>There are many analogies Sandy Gale uses to describe her affliction: It's as if she is separated from others by an invisible barrier, as …

5 Foods That Can Help You Get a Better Night's Sleep

Here's a very good reason to treat yourself to a bowl of cherries.<p>It seems we're a nation of insomniacs. Nearly half of Americans suffer from at least occasional sleeplessness, and 22 percent experience it every (or almost every) night, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). But what if …

We Just Found Dozens of Never-Before-Seen Galaxies in Our Backyard

This inches toward figuring out the “Great Attractor” mysteriously pulling at us.<p>There's been something tugging at the Milky Way Galaxy, subtly pulling it one way while the universe's expansion should be pulling it the other. Scientists haven't been quite sure just what it was, but now there's a …

A New Kind of Computer Chip Could Soon Make Your Smartphone Way More Powerful

And it could save you some battery too.<p>Your smartphone is already pretty smart. Chances are it has a GPU (for graphics) and a CPU (for everything else) packed into its tiny microchip brain. Those two parts alone make it more powerful than entire desktop PCs from only a decade or so ago, but a new …

People aged 40-59 are least happy and most anxious, report finds

Pressures of looking after children and ageing parents could be taking major toll on this age group, ONS study suggests<p>“Don’t grow up – it’s a trap!” goes one wry birthday card message. According to a report, this could be right.<p>Middle-aged people are the least happy, have the lowest levels of life …

Demographics

Solar panel costs predicted to fall 10% a year

Climate Home: Power from the sun could supply 20% of energy worldwide by 2027 on current technology trends, say UK researchers<p>Solar power costs are tumbling so fast the technology is likely to fast outstrip mainstream energy forecasts.<p>That is the conclusion of Oxford University researchers, based …

Renewable Energy

This is what happens when someone tries to shoot you underwater

If someone ever decides to pull a gun on you while underwater, you can rest assured you’ll probably survive.<p>Norwegian physicist Andrew Wahl decided to test whether water could stop a bullet from reaching his submerged torso.<p>Known for putting scientific principles to the test in extreme and …

Physics

Six Cleveland officers fired after 137 shots killed two unarmed black people

High-speed chase involved 62 police cruisers and more than 100 officers Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams were killed in Cleveland shooting<p>Cleveland officials said on Tuesday that they were sacking six police officers involved in a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed black people after a …

Law Enforcement

Albert Einstein on the Secret to Learning

In 1915 Einstein, who was then 36, was living in wartime Berlin with his cousin Elsa, who would eventually become his second wife. His two sons, Hans …

8 Science Fiction Illustrations That Now Feel Crazy Prescient

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Emily Gaudette</b><p>Looking back at vintage conceptions of the future can be interesting. Most depictions of the 2000s that were rendered in the 1800s or early 1900s come off as whimsical, because they're so off-target. Illustrators in the past were often …

The Reason We Haven't Found Alien Life May Be A Very Sad One

Scientists argue "early Armageddon" snuffs out alien life before it has a chance to evolve.<p>Australian scientists say they've figured out why we've been unable to detect signs of alien life. And for those who dream of someday meeting up with a real-life E.T., it's a pretty depressing reason.<p>In a …

Paranormal

This Bullet-Stopping Military Armor Doubles As A Battery

Raytheon, the giant military contractor, claims the armor could save lives by reducing the military’s need for fuel convoys.<p>Raytheon, one of the world’s-largest military contractors, says it has developed a new type of vehicle armor that also doubles as a battery.<p>There’s a big payoff for batteries …

Check Out This Surprisingly Powerful Computer That Costs Less Than $10

At just $9, every kid could have one.<p>It’s taken for granted that everyone has a computer. But it’s not true. Computers may be all but essential to …

Raspberry Pi

Here's the transformation your body goes through when you stop eating meat

Why no food, not even kale, is 'healthy'

Not long ago, I watched a woman set a carton of Land O' Lakes Fat-Free Half-and-Half on the conveyor belt at a supermarket.<p>"Can I ask you why you're buying fat-free half-and-half?" I said. Half-and-half is defined by its fat content: about 10 percent, more than milk, less than cream.<p>"Because it's …