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The Tick-Borne Illness That Could Be Worse Than Lyme Disease

By<p>May 08 2017, 2:21 PM<p>Wikimedia Commons<p>Spring is has sprung—the U.S. tick population is thriving, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

How I Wake Up in Under 1 Minute Every Day | Inc.com

For decades, I'd take at least 20 minutes to get out of bed, often 40 minutes or more.<p>But since November, I've gotten out of bed in under 60 seconds, without fail, each day, at 6:15 a.m. I've made it my habit to turn off my alarm, which is across my room from my bed, while it still says 6:15.<p>I …

New York University

Traces of Genetic Trauma Can Be Tweaked

Trauma can be passed down to offspring due to epigenetic changes in DNA. But positive experiences seem able to correct that. Erika Beras reports.

For half a century, neuroscientists thought they knew how memory worked. They were wrong

We rely on memory to pass exams and excel at trivia nights, but in fact the stakes are far higher than simply recalling facts, no matter how essential. Memory structures our identity; it’s the foundation of consciousness. Our past and current selves, emotions, and experiences, are linked together …

The Brain

How to Use Psychology to Create High-Performing Content

Focus on what your audience is thinking, not what your competitors are doing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When email marketing first started becoming popular in the late 1990s, it was possible to get open rates over 80 percent. When AdWords started getting traction, …

New Clues on Link Between Aggression and Autism

Some children with autism display aggressive tendencies and some do not. Brigham Young University (BYU) experts report a new study provides clues …

Autism

Scientists genetically engineer a mouse that’s immune to cocaine addiction

Scientists at the University of British Columbia have genetically engineered a mouse incapable of becoming addicted to cocaine.<p>“The purpose of [our] …

Neuroscience

Research reveals circuit that clarifies how stress exacerbates pain and meditation eases it - Scope

Everyone loves endorphins — those naturally occurring chemicals in the body that are commonly credited with the euphoric highs caused by running or …

19 Beautiful Bookstores You Need To Visit In America

Bookshop road trip, anyone?

Amazon's latest Prime perk is free books and magazines

While members of the Amazon Prime club get all kinds of benefits with their subscription, bookworms don't receive a great deal of special treatment. Sure, they can borrow one e-book for free each month and access new novels early, but the all-you-can-read Kindle Unlimited service requires a …

Books

Artist Designs LEGO Models That Create Shadow Designs When They Spin

Artist John V. Muntean experiments with sculptures that play with light and shadow. At first glance, his art pieces often look like bulky distorted …

How to Create a Vintage Industrial Look on Furniture…using Chalk Paint & Black Wax

I love it when the launch of a new product provides the perfect excuse to tackle a well over-due project.Such was the case with the release of Black …

Your guide to the potentially awesome Perseid meteor shower this week

One of the best meteor showers of the year will grace skies around the world this week, culminating in a potential "outburst" of shooting stars …

Astronomy

World’s most bizarre natural phenomena

From Australia’s bubblegum-pink lake to a blood-red waterfall in Antarctica, these seven destinations are some of the world’s strangest sights.<p>Majestic mountains and sparkling seas always attract travellers – but sometimes nature has a bigger trick up her sleeve. To track down some of the world’s …

Nature

How to Conduct a Patent Search

Learn the first and most important step in patenting an idea: making sure no one else beat you to it!<p>You have an amazing, earth-shattering idea; an ingenious way to solve an old problem, or a groundbreaking new technology.<p>Of course, you can't patent an idea. But as soon as you've fleshed it out to …

What does Disney want to do with photos of your feet?

Walt Disney Co. may be developing an interest in your feet.<p>Disney has applied for a patent on a machine that can take images of theme park guests' shoes to gather data and help customize visits.<p>The patent is described as a "system and method using foot recognition to create a customized guest …

A Titanium-Gold Alloy Harder Than Most Steel Was Just Discovered

It was sort of an accident.<p>A rod of raw titanium. (Photo: Alchemist-hp/CC BY-SA 3.0)<p>Titanium, as you’ve probably heard, is the hardest …

For the first time, researchers see structure that allows brain cells to communicate - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

For more than a century, neuroscientists have known that nerve cells talk to one another across the small gaps between them, a process known as …

These Artists Turn Your Kids' Doodles Into Wearable Jewelry

“It’s like a single moment of someone’s childhood becomes timeless."<p>Parents can now wear their hearts on their sleeves — or on their wrists or around their necks.<p>Tasarım Takarım, a 2-year-old Turkish jewelry company, converts children’s drawings into cufflinks, bracelets and necklaces, among other …

As Storms Erode California's Cliffs, Buried Village Could Get Washed Away

Winter storms have been eroding coastal bluffs at California's Redwood National Park, and as the cliffs disappear, the buried remains of Native American archaeological sites are at risk for falling into the ocean.<p>One such site is called Summer Place, says Suntayea Steinruck, a member of the Tolowa …

What the Research Really Says About Opioids and Fibromyalgia

<i>By Donna Gregory Burch</i><p>Donna Gregory Burch<p>My fibromyalgia and primary-care doctors have always been united when it comes to one thing: Opioids do not …

Clinical Trials

Dirk Gently at Comic-Con: Show compared to Sherlock, Doctor Who, Supernatural

BBC America’s upcoming series <i>Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency</i> isn’t like anything else on TV. But if showrunner Robert Cooper had to make a …

TV

How to Control Fleas With Eucalyptus Trees

You can break the insecticide cycle and save yourself a good deal of money for many years growing Eucalyptus trees. You and your pet can enjoy a …

World's fluffiest and most secretive cat caught a whisker away from photo trap in Siberia

With its fluffy hair and large, expressive eyes, these adorable cats look cute enough to cuddle - but beware, they are far from tame.<p>These rare …

Top 10 Search Engines You Can Use to Search the Web Privately

Before we list the top 10 search engines for anonymous browsing, we will first let you know why we didn’t include Google in the list. Search Engines …

A Sneak Peak at the Top 6 Decor Trends from IKEA’s 2017 Catalog

It’s that time of year again, folks. The time when your favorite budget-friendly store puts together their yearly masterpiece of small-space solutions, affordable furniture and colorful, modern minimalism that will make any design-loving heart melt. While the IKEA 2017 catalog isn’t actually …

25 Collectibles In Your Attic You Didn't Realize Were So Valuable

And you thought that dirty flatware was garbage.<p>They may look like clutter or trash to you, but could be worth thousands at an auction. Take a look to see if you've got anything hiding away that could bring you big bucks.

Christmas Ornaments

What If You Hadn't Gotten Married? 'Dark Matter' Imagines An Alternate Life

Jason Dessen, the protagonist of the new novel <i>Dark Matter</i>, is just a regular guy: He's 40, a devoted husband, a professor of physics at a small college, and a loving father to a teenage son.<p>But one day he's drugged and kidnapped and wakes up to find he's in a very different world. Not just a …