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High childhood IQ linked to bipolar disorder later in life

Is bipolar disorder the price humans must pay for creativity and intelligence?<p>High childhood IQ levels are linked to an increased risk of bipolar disorder later in life, according to new research.<p>The study, carried out at the University of Glasgow, measured the IQ of a large group of people aged …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Psychology

Japan's Erica android isn't as creepy as other talking robots

Osaka University professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, who has delivered creepily real androids in past years, is back with a new hyper-realistic robot called …

Alphabet? Google Might Get Some Letters

One can only assume that before Larry Page and Sergey Brin chose Alphabet as the name for their new holding company, they Googled it.<p>If so, they would have discovered that the Internet domain alphabet.com, as well as the trademark Alphabet, already belonged to someone else — the German automaker …

Wall Street

This 'Simple' Multiplication Game Will Help You Rediscover The Joy Of Math

Like math? Like puzzles? Then meet Bojagi, a game created by David Radcliffe (@daveinstpaul).<p>It looks simple enough. A grid has a few numbers in it. The goal is to draw a rectangle around each number as follows: (1) the area of each rectangle is the number it contains; (2) the rectangles do not …

Jigsaw Puzzles

Why is Russia sending bombers close to U.S. airspace?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Russian bombers intercepted by U.S. fighter jets off the California coast on July Fourth could be seen as having raised a metaphorical middle finger to the United States.<p>"Good morning, American pilots. We are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day," they said, …

Military

Giant air-sucking machines could be the solution to Earth's scary carbon dioxide problem

Canadian company Carbon Engineering is building machines that suck carbon dioxide out of the air by pulling it through a fluid, where it can either be discarded or recycled to be used as fuel.<p>Trees do the same thing, but the fan machines would ideally be built in areas where you couldn't plant …

Carbon Dioxide

Henn-na Hotel: inside the world's first robot hotel

USDA Admits Exterminating Birds, Crops, and Bees

(worldtruth.tv)The USDA has been under fire recently for its admitted assault against nature, after multiple investigations have uncovered its …

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Bernie Sanders Has a Secret

Vermont, his son and the hungry early years that made him the surging socialist he is today.<p>One morning last month in Burlington, Vermont, at the law office of John Franco, one of Bernie Sanders’ best friends since the 1970s, Franco talked to me at length about Sanders’ commitment and his …

Middle-class

Here Are Miles Morales’ Best Moments As Spider-Man

Marvel Comics, and comic book publishers in general, have spent recent years putting an arguably much needed emphasis on diversifying comic books to represent the world we actually live in. Falcon has been promoted to Captain America, Kamala Khan (a Pakistani American teenager) is the new Ms. …

Slaves in their own words: Recordings of a lost world

The 13th amendment abolishing slavery was passed 150 years ago. Thanks to the Library of Congress, the voices of some of those who were emancipated can now be heard<p>Around four million slaves were freed at the end of the American Civil War in 1865. Over the generations their stories have been passed …

Watch: Venus and Jupiter align in breathtaking illusion

A natural coincidence will see the two brightest planets - Jupiter and Venus - light up the sky as they draw unusually close together<p>Venus and Jupiter, two of the brightest planets in the solar system came together in the night sky on Tuesday night.<p>The two planets appeared to glide close together …

Emotional Attachment: 5 Unhealthy Relational Patterns

Photo credit: Unsplash<p>What were your thoughts when you read this article title? You might believe that attachment has nothing to do with mental …

Teens

Ten Legendary Swords from the Ancient World

Swords are not only weapons, but symbols of great power, used over the centuries as offerings, in ceremonies, for coronations, and as precious items …

The 10 Most evil medical experiments in history of the world - #10 will leave you in the biggest shock of your life!

<b>2. The Aversion Project</b><p>They didn’t like gay people in apartheid-era South Africa. Especially in the armed forces. How they got rid of them is …

17 Facts About Time That Will Hurt Your Brain

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."<p><b>1.</b> Time passes faster for your face than for your feet (assuming you're standing up). Einstein's theory of relativity dictates that the closer you are to the centre of the Earth, the slower time goes – and this has been measured. At the top of Mount …

Simone Weil on Science, Quantum Theory, and Our Spiritual Values

“When someone exposes himself as a slave in the market place, what wonder if he finds a master?”<p>Many decades before Rebecca Goldstein, one of the most compelling philosophers and scientific thinkers of our time, examined how Einstein and Gödel’s work on relativity rattled our understanding of …

Israeli Court Finds No Evidence 'Lost Tomb Of Jesus' Is A Fraud

An Israeli court has ruled that a claimed “lost tomb of Jesus” described in a 2007 documentary by the same name is not a fraud, reviving a debate over Jesus' life and death.<p>The documentary, produced by James Cameron and written by Israeli-born filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici, contends there's evidence …

Mary Magdalene

Will dictators disappear?

Is a future without dictatorships realistic? Rachel Nuwer investigates.<p>Citizens living in democracies often associate dictatorships with repression, human rights abuses, poverty and turmoil. Indeed, dictatorships have cost untold lives, including up to 49 million Russian deaths under Joseph Stalin, …

Political Science

The Cult of Work You Never Meant to Join

Are our most valuable qualities being exploited at work? How our strengths get twisted into forming bad habits that — if we don’t change fast —<b> just</b> …

This optical illusion baffles your brain so much it comes with health warning

This optical illusion is so brain-twisting it comes with a health warning.<p>The trick can make you see black and white as green and red for up to three …

Look At These Maps, Then Prepare For Decades Of Droughts And Floods

As parched California battles an epic drought, and the Northeast U.S. braces for the spring flooding season, the long-term outlook is even worse. Welcome to the new normal of climate change.<p>Prepare for a much drier future — or a much wetter one. Climate change is likely to bring significantly …

Hubble telescope's successor should change how we see the universe

NASA expects that the Hubble Space Telescope will keep beaming back amazing data and photos for at least the next five years. But what happens after …

Noam Chomsky: We’re facing a new Cold War

The linguist and philosopher on the warped coverage of Putin’s Russia and the ways we whitewash our war crimes<p>Earlier this month, Dan Falcone and Saul Isaacson, both high school educators, sat down with Noam Chomsky in his Cambridge, MA office. In a brief conversation, edited and condensed here for …

Geopolitics

5 of the Coolest Scientific Findings (Are Shockingly Recent)

The point of consciousness isn't being aware of yourself. It's being aware of your surroundings and how they could improve you and vice-versa. …

When Did Humans Start Shaping Earth's Fate? An Epoch Debate

Humans have had such a huge impact on the Earth that some geologists think the human era should be enshrined in the official timeline of our planet.<p>They want to give the age of humans a formal name, just as scientists use terms like the Jurassic or the Cretaceous to talk about the age of …

Earth Science