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What believing in God does to your brain

Humans suppress areas of the brain used for analytical thinking and engage the parts responsible for empathy in order to believe in god, research …

Neuroscience

How to spot a doctor before the invention of the stethoscope

Last week, thanks to a Google doodle celebrating the 235th anniversary of Réne Laennec’s birth, many of us learned that his invention, the stethoscope, will be 200 years old later this year. This begs a crucial question. How on earth were doctors recognised and stereotyped on stage and in …

Medicine

Scientists discover pancreatic cancer is four separate diseases

Breakthrough paves the way for more accurate treatment of a cancer fewer than 20% of sufferers survive more than year after diagnosis<p>Scientists have discovered pancreatic cancer is four separate diseases, paving the way for more accurate diagnosis and treatment.<p>Researchers said the findings were …

Cancer

Russian teen wins month in hotel with pornstar in online competition

Ruslan Schedrin, 16, delighted with prospect of living with Ekaterina Makarova, while his mother is furious<p>Some people win a trip of the lifetime when they win a competition. Others are handed a bundle of cash.<p>Few - if any - have been given the prize recently awarded to a 16-year-old Russian boy: a …

PC Gaming

What Is The Universe Expanding Into?

One of the most spectacular discoveries of the 20th century was that the Universe itself was expanding. When Einstein put forth his general theory of relativity, he swiftly recognized that there was a consequence he was unhappy about: a Universe that was filled with matter in all directions would …

Universe

Hubble image: Dormant black hole, in a word, is gargantuan

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Hubble Space Telescope has given scientists their sharpest-ever look at a known galaxy containing an enormous black hole.<p>The supermassive black hole is in a galaxy called NGC 4889, one of several in the Coma Cluster, officials said Thursday.<p>According to NASA, every galaxy has a …

Universe

Hateful Eight cinematographer calls for new 'effects-free' Oscars category

Leading cinematographers are calling for a new Oscars category to distinguish between films shot using traditional methods and those using often-invisible digital effects.<p>The Revenant nets top American Society of Cinematographers honor<p>Read more<p>In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, The …

Cinematography

$104,000 Starting Salary For Geologist - Salary Survey Reports

You may be surprised at the breadth of work that geologists study, from piecing together earth’s history, to learning about how other planets formed to predicting what is underground. The study of geology allows you to answer questions about our world and provide insights into how it works.<p><i>As in</i> …

Employment

45 Essential Thanksgiving Desserts

End your big feast on a sweet note.<p>Sure, the turkey may seem like the star, but really, it's all about dessert. End your feast on a sweet note with our favorite pies, cookies, cakes and more.

5 Books Guaranteed to Unlock Your Creative Genius

Why does it seem like some people can effortlessly “follow their passions”, while others can’t? What’s the secret of successful entrepreneurs and …

Creativity

On Broadway, Obama takes a bow mocking Republicans

NEW YORK (AP) — Appearing on Broadway for one night only: Barack Obama, in a solo comedy act roasting the Republican Party.<p>The president left a crowd …

Presidential Debate

11 startups with more innovative perks than pingpong tables and beer kegs

That's why the folks over at Luminary Labs put together a presentation of tech-based startups pushing the envelope.<p>We selected the most compelling perks companies are giving employees.<p><i>You can read the rest of Luminary Labs' "Human Company Playbook" and see why its founder thinks that "high-growth</i> …

NASA confirms that the ‘impossible’ EmDrive thruster really works, after new tests

Engineer Roger Shawyer’s controversial EmDrive thruster jets back into relevancy this week, as a team of researchers at NASA’s Eagleworks …

Primitive Presents Glamour Apparel Collection and Documentary Film

Exploring the contemporary perception of female censorship.<p>Primitive has announced its latest project Glamour, which explores the contemporary perception of female censorship. Delving into the modern day consciousness of topless modeling and the complexities of “Britain’s long-standing acceptance …

Documentaries

Beethoven, Flaming Tubas And 5,000 Kazoos: Classical Music At Burning Man

The well-established soundscape at Burning Man is an audio layer cake of dubstep and techno. More than 60,000 people will gather in the Nevada desert next week for the annual arts festival — and many of them will spend their nights at post-apocalyptic raves, spinning fiery hula hoops and passing …

Piano

A Chemist Cooks Up A Ferrofluid Font

The abstract typeface is like the Webdings of the future.<p>Typeface pioneer Craig Ward and experimental photographer Linden Gledhill have teamed up to design a new generative typeface of ornamental letterpress art-prints, called Fe2O3 Glyphs. The typeface will “invert the traditional role of a …

“I don’t know what ass you’re pulling that out of”: Bill Maher talks climate change with invented-stat-quoting Rick Santorum

“Let’s talk about facts,” Santorum said, before proceeding to make statements containing nothing of the sort<p>On "Real Time" Friday night, Bill Maher sat down with former Pennsylvania senator and current presidential hopeful Rick Santorum for a discussion that quickly devolved into yet another …

Forget Brain Workouts—Chanting Mantras Takes Half the Time and Is More Effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to …

15 Hilariously Terrible Reviews of Wonderful Museums

It’s impossible to please everyone. Even the finest institutions struggle to make every guest happy—just look at the reviews complaining of long …

HugeDomains.com - ProstyleFashion.com is for sale (Prostyle Fashion)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Look carefully at English you will see Sanskrit hidden everywhere: Jeffrey Armstrong

<b>By Nithin Sridhar</b><p>“<b>World Sanskrit Day</b>” is celebrated every year on the full moon day in the month of <i>Sravana</i>. This year the full moon has fallen on …

Hinduism

Here's the Philosophy Essay Vox Found Too Upsetting to Publish

<i>Vox.com recently commissioned an essay from Torbjörn Tännsjö, a professor of practical philosophy at Stockholm University, on the “the repugnant</i> …

ORGAN DONOR Vinyl Figure

$18.00<p>Created to bring awareness to the issue of organ donation, the Organ Donor vinyl figures feature the most donated organs, fluids, and cells.<p>Height 3.25 in<br>• Includes 1 blind box per order<br>• Collect all 9 figures: Lungs, Heart, Cornea, Liver, Kidney, Blood Cell, Plasma, Stem Cell, and Brain<br>• You might …

Medicine

Why We Laugh—or Do We?

(LET’S GET THIS THING SETTLED, MR. EASTMAN)<p>In order to laugh at something, it is necessary (1) to know <i>what</i> you are laughing at, (2) to know <i>why</i> you are laughing, (3) to ask some people why <i>they</i> think you are laughing, (4) to jot down a few notes, (5) to laugh. Even then, the thing may not be cleared …

The American Literary Scene

(AFTER READING SEVERAL ESSAYS, IN ENGLISH MAGAZINES, ON THE PLIGHT OF THE AMERICAN WRITER AND THE NATURE OF THE AMERICAN MALE)<p>I have but now returned to England, and to my tranquil pen, after spending six interesting, rather, but scarcely restful weeks in America. It had been my purpose in setting …

Scientists took these award-winning photos of nature, and they're absolutely stunning

Luckily for those of us chained to a desk, there are talented photographers who <i>do</i> have that privilege — and also happen to be scientists.<p>Each year the scientific journal BMC Ecology hosts a photography competition to hand out awards to scientists for their best photos of the natural world.<p>BMC …

The best dessert in 25 countries around the world

That's true around the world, but desserts differ from country to country.<p>Some are light and fruity, and some are rich and chocolaty.<p>From Japan's mochi to Poland's poppy seed rolls, read on to see what people use to satisfy their sweet tooth in 25 different countries.

Move Over Siri: Cubic Robotics Releasing New Artificial Intelligence Assistant With Personality

<i>Introducing Cubic: the new personal assistant for everything in your life.</i><p>We're all familiar with the likes of Siri, GoogleNow, Cortana, and, most recently, Amazon Echo. These supposedly intelligent software apps can lead us to the nearest coffee shop, remind us of upcoming meetings, and even give …

If telomeres are long, lung cancer risk goes up - Futurity

Scientists wanted to see if there could be a link between telomere length and risk for five common cancers. It turns out there is, but only for lung …

Cancer