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Scientists Think Dolphin Name Discovery is the "Coolest"

Male dolphins use individual names throughout their life.<p>In a video released alongside a fascinating new study, scientists are on a boat in the …

Science Says These 7 Attention Exercises Will Instantly Make You More Focused

In just a few minutes a day, you can rebuild your declining attention span.<p>With knowledge workers--software engineers, writers, entrepreneurs, and most people with a "white-collar" job--currently outnumbering all other workers in the U.S. four to one, it's clear that the thinkers will inherit the …

Mindfulness

I asked Tinder for my data. It sent me 800 pages of my deepest, darkest secrets

The dating app knows me better than I do, but these reams of intimate information are just the tip of the iceberg. What if my data is hacked – or sold?<p>At 9.24pm (and one second) on the night of Wednesday 18 December 2013, from the second arrondissement of Paris, I wrote “Hello!” to my first ever …

How to Meditate Anywhere

We spoke to ABC anchor and journalist Dan Harris about how regular old humans (read: us) can use meditation to become a little less crazed.<p>Few people know stress management quite as well as ABC anchor and journalist Dan Harris (ABC News, Nightline, and Good Morning America), who, after an anxious, …

Top 10 books about consciousness

From octupuses that might be thinking with their arms to early humans’ blind obedience to gods, these are some of the best guides to the deep enigma inside ordinary life<p>What is consciousness? At first blush this question appears to be rather simple, but with further investigation, it quickly …

Consciousness

Pirates Are to Blame For Why The US Doesn't Use The Metric System

Wait, WHAT?<p>The proposal, conceived by a bunch of pointy-headed Parisian philosophers, sounded brilliant: A universal system of measurement, derived …

Would you spend the night at the world’s first sandcastle hostel on Australia's Gold Coast?

Already stayed in a treehouse, yurt and a lighthouse? Perhaps it’s time to book a stay in the world’s first sandcastle hostel, where you can hang out on the beach and spend the night between walls made of sand.<p>The new hostel has opened up on Australia’s Gold Coast as part of a partnership between …

Gold Coast

California bill to wean power sector off fossil fuels dies for this year | Reuters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A long-shot plan to wean California’s power sector entirely off fossil fuels by 2045 was put on hold until 2018 on Saturday, as lawmakers recessed for the year without hearing the measure.<p>The bill was strongly opposed by the state’s investor-owned utility companies, …

Biblical prophecy claims the world will end on Sept. 23, Christian numerologists claim

A Christian numerologist claims that the world will end next Saturday when a planet will, supposedly, collide with Earth.<p>According to Christian numerologist David Meade, verses in Luke 21:25 to 26 are the sign that recent events, such as the recent solar eclipse and Hurricane Harvey, are signs of …

Environmentalists Sue to Block U.S. Border Wall With Mexico

SAN DIEGO — Three advocacy groups sued the federal government Thursday to block construction of a border wall with Mexico, alleging that the Trump administration overstepped its authority by waiving environmental reviews and other laws.<p>The Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife and the Animal Legal …

The Most Stunning Wildlife Photos of 2017 Are Here And Holy Crap

These pictures will make everything better.<p>Beneath the Antarctic ice, Weddell seals play in underwater caverns. Resplendent quetzals deliver food to …

Juno sees Jupiter up-close and personal

A series of images from the Juno spacecraft’s 8th close flyby of the gas giant planet<p>NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured this series of images during its …

Astronomy

Samsung pushes deeper into auto tech

Samsung is diving deeper into the future of auto technology with a new $300 million investment fund focused on connected car and autonomous vehicle …

What dinosaur and bird skulls tell us about brains

Changes in the brain’s development and the shape of bones in the skull are linked, new research into the dinosaur-to-bird transition suggests.<p>The …

Dinosaurs

A 3,500-Year-Old Tomb Full of Mummies Has Just Been Discovered in Egypt

But someone has been in there before.<p>Egyptian archaeologists have announced the discovery of a tomb dating back some 3,500 years to the dawn of …

Archaeology

The World's Longest Hiking Trail is Finally, Officially Open

Nearly one year ago, we couldn't contain our excitement about The Great Trail coming to Canada. Now, exactly 11 months later, it's finally and …

Hiking

‘Uncontacted’ Amazon Tribe Members Reported Killed in Brazil

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — They were members of an uncontacted tribe gathering eggs along the river in a remote part of the Amazon. Then, it appears, they had the bad luck of running into gold miners.<p>Now, federal prosecutors in Brazil have opened an investigation into the reported massacre of about 10 …

The Most Magical Places to Sleep Under the Northern Lights

Many people include seeing the Northern Lights on their bucket list, as nothing can compare to the beauty, mystique, and rarity of the aurora …

‘Underground city’ set to become Chicago’s next attraction

In some ways it’s just like any other Chicago neighbourhood. There are three Starbucks, a gym, a department store and a friendly dive bar. But no one lives here. There’s no natural daylight. And many Chicagoans have never heard of it.<p>This is the Pedway – a network of tunnels running beneath 40 …

Macy's

Scientists discover a new way the brain forms memories

A team of scientists announced Thursday they have discovered a new way the brain learns and stores information that may explain why people remember …

10 Fall Destinations for the Ultimate Bookworm

We bookish folks do love to wander, but sometimes we don’t even have to move our feet. A good book will transport us from bedrooms, bus stops, …

Books

Uber is under FBI investigation over software it used to track Lyft drivers

It’s now the third concurrent federal investigation into the company<p>The FBI has opened an investigation into Uber over its “Hell” program, which the company allegedly used to track Lyft drivers from 2014 to 2016, according to <i>The</i> <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. The probe is being led by the FBI’s New York …

Spectacular Northern Light display illuminates Finnish sky

(Reuters) - Green, purple, pink and yellow lights danced across the sky in striking aurora displays over northern Finland early on Friday.<p>Travel magazine 'All About Lapland' posted a video on social media of the impressive light show seen from Pallas, in the Muonio region, adding it had rarely seen …

"Solar Tarps" May Be the Alternative to Expensive Tesla Solar Roofs

Researchers are testing the mineral perovskite to make sun-soaking tarps.<p>Not everyone will be able to get a solar roof, especially not right away. …

Clean Energy

Stanford toughens up cheap solar cells by mimicking insect eyes

While silicon solar panels are already providing electricity for a lot of homes and buildings, it doesn't mean researchers have stopped looking for better and cheaper alternatives. Case in point, a team of Stanford scientists working to make a cheaper photovoltaic mineral called perovskite a viable …

Clean Energy

Japanese princess engaged to college love; wedding next year

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Emperor Akihito's oldest grandchild, Princess Mako, said Sunday she is getting married to a university classmate who won her …

Four of seven Earth-sized exoplanets may have large quantities of water

Hubble telescope readings suggesting watery outer planets of Trappist-1 – including three in habitable zone – boosts hope for life beyond our solar system<p>Four of seven mysterious worlds orbiting a nearby star might bear large quantities of water, scientists have revealed, offering a tantalising …

Universe

This 6-minute short film starring Jared Leto shows what happened between the original 'Blade Runner' and its upcoming sequel

The six-minute short film, titled "Nexus: 2036," centers around Jared Leto's character in the sequel, Niander Wallace.<p>Wallace claims to have "perfected" a new line of replicants (human-like robots), and he's seeking to repeal a prohibition of replicants that took place after the events of the …

'Morning Joe' Says Trump Didn't Think He'd Win: 'Was All a Money-Making Scam' (Video)

“He thought Jeb Bush was going to beat him…he was going to take the money and run,” Joe Scarborough says<p>“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough said on …

Donald Trump

New species of ancient marine reptile is the oldest of its kind

Although you might assume that specimens in a museum's collection have already been "discovered," important new details can still turn up on closer …

Germany