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Evolution Made Really Smart People Long to Be Loners

Psychologists have a pretty good idea of what typically makes a human happy. Dancing delights us. Being in nature brings us joy. And, for most …

9 Things You Must Do for Your Brain

Very few of us have been taught how to keep our brains healthy.<p>We know too many sweets are bad for our weight. It's easy to remember too little sleep will affect our mood. Every child knows that a Band-Aid is the answer for a scrape or cut. But what about our brains? What are we supposed to do when …

Mindfulness

Bill Gates recommended these 6 books for TED 2015

He recently wrote a list of recommended reads in honor of the TED 2015 conference on his blog, and they include thoroughly Gatesian themes: business, history, and public health.<p>They are:<p>1. "Business Adventures" by John Brooks<p>A collection of John Brooks' writings for the New Yorker published in …

Self-improvement

Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

Imagine if all you needed to put out fire was a subwoofer. It's an idea that has been toyed with, theoretically, over the years -- DARPA demonstrated an acoustic extinguisher in 2012, following prior experiments from other researchers. Now, for the first time, a handheld extinguisher exists that …

Cigarette Smoking Actually Shrinks Your Brain

Just in case lung damage, heart problems, and cancer aren’t good enough reasons to quit<p>You must have had a brain fart the first day you decided to light up. Now, new research shows that continuing to smoke can shrivel your brain—it can actually cause key tissues in there to thin, according to a …

10 of the Biggest Lies in History

According to myth, a young George Washington confessed to cutting down a cherry tree by proclaiming, "I cannot tell a lie." The story is testament to …

A Yoga Instructor's 20-Second Stretch For Better Posture (VIDEO)

Many of us spend eight hours (or more) of our work day seated at a desk, hovering over a keyboard. Unless you have the diligence of a prima ballerina, this hunched position quickly leads to poor posture -- and all the aches and pains that come with.<p>To help correct the imbalance of a full day of …

The Cardio Benefits of Yoga

Build a healthy heart without running<p>Should you be doing sun salutations more often? Yoga may protect you from heart disease just as much as jogging and cycling, according to a study in the <i>European Journal of Preventative Cardiology</i>.<p>The researchers looked at over 30 studies on yoga and heart …

8 apps to help you actually keep your 2015 New Year's resolutions

New Year's resolutions are tough.<p>Though we may start the year with the best of intentions, old habits die hard and too often we're back to our old …

30 great New Year jokes and quotes

Lose Your Belly Fat

Your step-by-step plan for making your gut disappear<p>There's a secret every trainer in Hollywood knows, and it's one you should know, too: "The fastest way to look like you've packed on 20 pounds of muscle is to lose 10 pounds of fat," says Alan Aragon, M. S., the <i>Men's Health</i> Weight-Loss Coach and …

55 Tips to Lose Weight for Good

The secret to permanent weight loss can be found in your daily decisions. It's about switching from diets and quick fix solutions to permanent lifestyle change. We all know someone (maybe it's you?) who wants to lose weight but quit after two to four weeks. Results didn't happen fast enough. Or it …

Weight Loss

11 Unsung Science Heroines You Really Should Have Heard Of

You might not know who these women are. But the world would be a different place without them.

Brain: Why exercise boosts IQ

If you want your mind to be sharper, the evidence suggests you should visit the gym. But how can exercising your muscles boost your brain power?<p>We tend to assume that brains don’t go with brawn – but that assumption is turning out to be seriously flawed. As the latest video from the Head Squeeze …

9 Female Warriors Who Made Their Mark On History

They were mothers, sisters, daughters, and wives. But above all these women were warriors. All across time, and all around the globe, they brandished …

Blue LEDs and Nobel Prize - Sixty Symbols

Why Didn't They Win? 10 Huge Discoveries Without a Nobel Prize

National Geographic science writers, bloggers, and editors pick groundbreaking advances and inventions that should have won a Nobel.<p>The 2014 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine has gone to three scientists who discovered brain cells that help us stay oriented—our "inner GPS." Announced Monday, …

Physicists Observe New Particle That's Also Its Own 'Antiparticle'

After decades of searching, physicists at Princeton University say they've observed an elusive particle that behaves both like matter and antimatter.<p>Yes, the discovery is an exciting step forward for particle physics, but it may also help advance the creation of powerful quantum computers.<p>In the …

Fiber optic cables: How they work

The 13 Most Important Numbers in the Universe

In the order in which science first became aware of them.<p>Some numbers, such as your phone number or your Social Security number, are decidedly more important than others. But the numbers on this list are of cosmic importance—they are the fundamental concepts that define our universe, that make the …

"To Live in Tehran You Have to Lie": Revealing Hidden Lives in Iran

Iranians have an inside, private life and an outside, public life—and nearly everybody lives by these rules.<p>Emmy Award-winning journalist Ramita Navai left the city of her birth at the age of six to live in Britain. But she never forgot Tehran's magnetic pull. Returning there as a foreign …

The science of learning new languages

I’ve been attempting to learn French for a while now, and it’s a slow process. It’s all much harder this time around than it was to learn English, my …

What can Schrödinger's cat teach us about quantum mechanics? - Josh Samani

10 most common power disturbances that make our life difficult | EEP

Power Quality Issue<p>As you know, deviation from sinusoidal form at the nominal voltage level is actually a power quality issue or power disturbance, …

100 awesome Android apps that will transform your tired tablet

Welcome to our huge Android tablet apps listing. Whether you’re rocking a Galaxy Tab S3 or an old Nexus 7 these are the best tablet apps for Android, …

Why Aren’t More Americans Atheists?

Turns out it has nothing to do with science. And everything to do with politics.<p>Many expressed surprise recently when, in one of its periodic surveys of Americans’ views of other faiths, the Pew Research Center found that atheists fare poorly—fully 40 percent of those polled described their views …

Generating Electricity with Combustion Turbines

Two basic types<p>There are two basic types of <b>combustion turbines (CTs)</b> other than the microturbines:<p>The <b>heavy frame industrial turbines</b> and<br>• The</b> …