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Seven (or more) things you didn't know about your brain

The brain — the central "control unit" of our bodies, repository of memories and emotions. Throughout history, philosophers have believed that the …

The Brain

Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test

Affluence—not willpower—seems to be what’s behind some kids' capacity to delay gratification.<p>The marshmallow test is one of the most famous pieces of social-science research: Put a marshmallow in front of a child, tell her that she can have a second one if she can go 15 minutes without eating the …

Indiana University

Men Masturbate More Than Women, Survey After Survey Finds, But It Has Nothing To Do With Sex Drive

Before I got out of bed this morning, I masturbated. Three times. That's right; I started my day off with three fantastic orgasms. It wasn't because …

Sexual Health

三個反對網路實名制的理由 | T客邦

網路速度越來越快,社群網站越來越發達,人線上溝通的時間越來越多。我們在網路上跟自己本來就認識的朋友聊天,也和陌生人對話。網路促成人際溝通和協作的威力之大,足以在幾年內發展出人類有史以來最豐富的百科全書:維基百科。(本文作者:朱家安(朱家安不要偷懶了)1987年生的宜蘭人,在哲學系所打滾了九年,最希望 …

Why Infrared Images Look the Way They Do

Infrared photos and videos have an instantly recognizable look to them that you’re probably familiar with. But do you know the reasons things look …

Nikon D-series

The US military released a study on warp drives and faster-than-light travel. Here's what a theoretical physicist thinks of it.

• <b>The US Department of Defense funded a series of studies on advanced aerospace technologies, including warp drives.</b>• <b><br>The studies came out of a program</b> …

Physics

Are algorithms hacking our thoughts?

As Facebook shapes our access to information, Twitter dictates public opinion and Tinder influences our dating decisions, the algorithms we’ve developed to help us navigate choice are now actively driving every aspect of our lives.<p>But as we increasingly rely on them for everything from how we seek …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Keep Your Sex Life Healthy in Marriage

Sex definitely does not have to get boring in a long-term marriage. As the years go by, your sex life should get better. You both know each other so …

Marriage

Why the pharmaceutical industry is giving up the search for an Alzheimer’s cure

Thanks to modern healthcare and improved living standards, life expectancy is predicted to surpass 80 years in most parts of the world by 2050. That’s the positive.<p>The negative is that will push the number of people in the world over the age of 60 to more than 2 billion, which in turn will make …

Dementia

How Sleep Cleans Up the Brain

The exact reason why we sleep has long been one of the greatest mysteries of modern science. Many different theories have been proposed, but the fact …

Neuroscience

You'll Need Ice Water After Seeing These 14 Sexy Swimsuits — on Amazon and Under $13

Sure, we all get our office supplies and gadgets from Amazon, but the website is a treasure trove for Summer fashion, too. There are some incredibly stylish options for affordable prices. If you're looking for a sexy swimsuit this season, we found the very best options from the massive retailer. …

Swimwear

Here's what happens when your dead body is left to rot (plus a few, more practical, uses for it)

We’re used to seeing bodies lie in rest on the other side of a coffin, but without six feet of soil to protect it, thing start to get very messy.<p>Left …

Gardening

TensorFlow Tutorial For Beginners

<i>Originally published at</i> <i>https://www.datacamp.com/community/tutorials/tensorflow-tutorial</i><p>Deep learning is a subfield of machine learning that is a set …

Schizophrenia as whole-body disorder – the 100-year-old idea only now being proven

A study from researchers at King's College London is suggesting that schizophrenia is not just a disorder of the mind but is also associated with …

The Brain

A Doctor Explains Why It's A Smart, Healthy Idea To Masturbate Before A Date

Should you shower before a date? Yes. Should you masturbate before a date? Also yes. Maybe reverse the order of those two things, though. First date …

資安公司研究北韓的防毒軟體SiliVaccine,發現裡面的核心竟然是趨勢的防毒引擎

安全廠商Check Point的研究人員針對北韓本土的反防毒軟體SiliVaccine進行了一項揭露調查。其中一個有趣的發現是SiliVaccine程式碼的關鍵元件抄襲了日本公司趨勢科技 (Trend Micro) 10多年前的軟體元件。<b>可疑電子郵件</b>這項調查始於Check …

The Nude Photo Pose To Try Based On What Body Part You Want To Highlight

To snap or not to snap? That is the questionwhen it comes to nudes, I mean. There's nothing wrong with sending a tantalizing pic of yourself to bae …

This Sex Position Reliably Gets Women Off

Sex therapists give us all the NSFW details on making the position work.<p>All good things in life could use some improvements, including your go-to bedroom moves.<p>Case in point? The missionary position. You and your partner may count this classic sex position as a favorite because of the intimacy it …

Relationships

為你選書|《月經不平等》,貧窮的她們得用樹葉或牛糞擦拭經血(文末贈獎)

女人迷【為你選書】,透過身為「母親」會經歷的各種角色經驗與課題,細看女性從青春期到為人母的煩惱、成長與自我覺醒。編輯選書原因|母親節選書,艾莉絲‧迪艾波的《月經不平等》談女性身體意識與月經污名。母親與少女共有的煩惱,月經連結了女人的生命經歷。《月經不平等》以「月經」為題,重新思考社會加諸於女體的意義 …

What Is Consciousness?

INNOVATIONS IN<p>Scientists are beginning to unravel a mystery that has long vexed philosophers.<p>Christof Koch<p>Christof Koch is chief scientist and …

The Hardest Part of the Body to Tone, According to a Victoria's Secret Trainer

Each of our bodies is unique, therefore it's not surprising we gain and lose weight faster (or slower) in different parts of the body more so than …

Nutrition

Artist Spencer Tunick Will Stage a Mass Nude Photography Work in Melbourne

Hundreds of Melburnians will volunteer to strip off on Chapel Street this July.<p>Hundreds of Melburnians will volunteer to strip off on Chapel Street …

Personal privacy vs. public security: fight!

Personal privacy is a fairly new concept. Most people used to live in tight-knit communities, constantly enmeshed in each other’s lives. The notion that privacy is an important part of personal security is even newer, and often contested, while the need for public security — walls which must be …

Privacy

Technical ignorance is not leadership

There is a peculiar pattern that I have noticed among elites in the United States outside Silicon Valley, which is the almost boastful ignorance of technology. As my colleague Jon Shieber pointed out today, you can see that ignorance among congressmen throughout the whole Facebook/Cambridge …

11 Surprising Signs That You May Be Way Smarter Than Most People

For one thing, if you're a musician, you're already ahead of the game.<p>If you've been called smart or intelligent your whole life, it may be for any of the reasons listed below. That's according to science, of course.<p>And if the verdict is still out on whether you're truly smart or not, this may just …

Siblings

Sex a key part of life for people over 65, study says

Sex is not only a pursuit of the young and carefree but also a key part of life for adults in their later years, a new poll has revealed – putting paid to the trope that action stops as pensions loom.<p>A US survey has found that 40% of those aged between 65 and 80 report being sexually active, with …

Sexual Health

AI researchers allege that machine learning is alchemy

Ali Rahimi, a researcher in artificial intelligence (AI) at Google in San Francisco, California, took a swipe at his field last December—and received …

Machine Learning

日本政府限制加班 辦公時間完結 30 分鐘電腦自動關機

<b>讚好此文:</b><p>五月 4, 2018 •生活科技 •<p>日本的加班文化向來非常嚴重,無論是企業還是政府部門都一樣,偶而還聽到員工過勞死的新聞。不過近年日本已經積極取締加班工作,上月底大阪府寢屋川市政府宣佈新措施,公務員除非得到事先批准,否則不可以無故加班,市政府希望此舉能夠減少員工長時間工作的情況。<p>為了確保措 …

如何找到最有效率的唸書方式和順序?數學可以幫你!──《超展開數學約會》

圖論研究頂點和邊組成的圖形的數學理論。圖/Tony Hirst@flickr「晚安,在幹嘛呢?」<br>「下週要考試了,都唸不完。」<br>我(世杰)抬頭看螢幕,遊戲「正在讀取中」的長條圖走到 3/4,心裡閃過一絲罪惡感。<br>「我也正要準備唸書。」我沒說謊,準備再打五場,三小時後唸書。開始和小昭用 LINE 聊天後,我 …

一個一個找太麻煩了!透過資料分析法,科學家發現15個與人臉特徵有關的基因

為什麼會有人長得像金城武,也人長得像How哥呢?(嗯?你說不是長得一模一樣嗎?)我們都知道基因決定了人先天的臉型和臉部特徵,但你知道他們分別是哪些基因嗎?科學家們又是怎麼找到的? <br>圖/Youtube就讓我們一起來看看由美國和比利時的科學家合作,最近在Nature Genetics上發表了15個負責調 …