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For The First Time, a Wireless Brain Implant Has Enabled Paralysed Primates to Walk Again

A new hope.<p>Scientists have used a wireless brain implant to bypass the spinal cord injuries of two paralysed rhesus macaques, giving them the ability …

The 'Earth Next Door' May Have a Breathable Atmosphere - And We Could Find Out in 2 Years

Eep.<p>The funny thing about the discovery of Proxima b - the closest planet to our Solar System, which is also rocky, Earth-sized, and potentially …

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10 homes that get up close and personal with nature

Architects Makoto Tanijiri and Ai Yoshida of Suppose Design Office built this small, transparent-walled house to integrate into the environment, with …

Scientists discover way to produce 'meat' without killing or harming animals

A company which claims to have found a way to produce meat without killing animals is urging people to donate online so they can create a "meat …

Green Living

China spent millions on a shady project to control the weather ahead of the Beijing Olympics — and dozens of other countries are doing it too

Their mission? Make it rain.<p>The project is part of a larger campaign of so-called weather modification techniques that the country has been using since at least 2008, when they claim to have cleared the skies for the Beijing Olympics by forcing the rain to come early.<p>China is far from the only …

5 Surprising Facts About Happy Couples, According to Science

The proof is in the puddin'.<p>Wondering what the secret sauce is that makes some relationships blissed-out for the long haul? Well, scientists and researchers have spent years studying happy couples to find out what exactly keeps them joined at the hip as opposed to heading for the nearest exit sign. …

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Visiting Canada on a budget with these useful travel tips

Canada is a country many people don’t realize is worth exploring. It is the second largest country in the world and has many fun cities to see as …

15 Champagne Cocktail Recipes Worth Throwing a Party For

Poppin' bottles.<p>From our favorite festive holiday cocktails to the chilled bubbly drinks we deserve all year-round, here, 15 delicious champagne cocktails worthy of a toast.

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There's A Big Lake Under Antarctica And Scientists Can't Wait To See What's Inside

With its blistering cold and desolate landscapes, Antarctica is one of the hardest places in the world to explore. Thanks to the perseverance of …

13 science-backed signs you're smarter than average

How do you know if someone's smart?<p>Without administering an impromptu IQ test, there are certain clues you can use to gauge a person's relative …

Psychology

America's Most Scenic Roads

The T-shirts all say: <i>I survived the road to Hana</i>. It can take more than two and a half hours to travel the 52 miles from Kahului to Hana, as you …

Man-eating Nile crocodiles captured near Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Step aside, Burmese python - you may no longer be Florida's scariest invasive species. Researchers have confirmed that three …

A scientist spent 26 years studying a black hole 10 times the mass of the sun. Then it did something incredible

Modern science is more about patience and persistence than about great epiphanies. It is therefore extremely satisfying when you make a breakthrough, …

'I took magic mushroom drug psilocybin in clinical trial'

<b>Last summer, while filming for my new BBC4 series, The Brain - A Secret History, I took part in the UK's first scientific trial of psilocybin - the active component of magic mushrooms. It was one of the strangest experiences of my life.</b><p>Psilocybin is a hallucinogenic drug, so I was extremely …

10 of the best waterside holiday cabins in Europe

Hut in the middle of nowhere, Poland<p>A listing that reads “hut in the middle of nowhere” can’t help but pique the interest, and this one’s description is pretty accurate. The <b>wooden hut</b> in Darżkowo, northern Poland, is a perfect retreat for anyone who wants to be cut off from the world for a bit. …

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This popular painkiller also kills kindness

If your job, or simply your state of mind, depends on feeling empathy for others, you might want to reconsider reaching for the Tylenol the next time you have a headache.<p>In research published online in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, scientists from the National Institutes …

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SkyTran launches their pod transportation system in Nigeria

SkyTran's CEO Jerry Sanders and a pod.SkyTran<p>Imagine if instead of wasting hours in traffic, you could one day fly above it for a price only slightly higher than a subway ride.<p>That's the idea behind SkyTran, a self-driving monorail designed to hover 20 feet above roads and travel up to 155 mph. The …

Here Is Why Confidence Will Always Trump IQ

Having a high IQ is great, but confidence is a much more potent trait when it comes to success in the workplace and in life.<p>Why is it that the smartest person you know and the most successful person you know are not always the same person? Given the emphasis placed on IQ by society today one would …

The Universe Has Trillions Of Life-Supporting Planets. Why Haven’t We Met Aliens?

It’s statistically pretty likely that there are plenty of planets which support life.<p>In fact, there are between 1 and 4 billion planets pretty much …

Why Space and Time Might Be an Illusion

This past fall, the world of physics celebrated the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which forms the foundation of our modern understanding of the force of gravity. Einstein's creation has been the ultimate antidote to a blasé, seen-it-all attitude that sometimes …

Sugar can cause brain damage, claim scientists (but salmon reverses it)

Bad news for people with a sweet tooth - a new study suggests that sugar can damage the brain.<p>Researchers at the University of California in Los Angeles found that fructose - a type of sugar naturally found in fruits and vegetables, but also present in soft drinks and sweets - damages brain cells …

How to Meditate?

Most people know that meditation is good for us, and that it is a highly recommended health and wellbeing, as well as spiritual, practice. Many people however, miss out on the many benefits of regular meditation only because...they don't know how to meditate.<p>This process remains mysterious and …

The Nine Types of Intelligence Every Person Has

When you think about it, intelligence is a fairly broad term. Most of us are completely sharp in some areas but dull in others. Psychologist Howard …

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How the Power to Control Objects With Our Minds Stopped Being Science Fiction

The recent announcement that a young paralysed man in Ohio in the US named Ian Burkhart managed to regain the use of his fingers after having a chip …

The 22 Most Beautiful Places in the World

These destinations are just begging to be Instagrammed.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list – whether you're looking …

These incredible space photos are actually just pictures of food

The photo below could be of a planet and its lone moon, drifting through a nebula of gas and dust.<p>But it's no view from a deep-space probe.<p>It's all food sitting on the glass plate of a home office scanner.<p>He even based his latest series around a fictional space probe called Wander — short for …

Breath Counting Meditation: How to Build Mental Power

You know what's funny? Nearly everything we buy or use comes with instructions. Not just cellphones and computers, but even something as simple as a hammer will usually have at least a drawing that tells you how to use it.<p>But people are not products. We're all born with a brain and body, but at …

7 science-backed tips for reading faster and retaining more

But as modern readers, it's hard to find time to spend in their company.<p>Adding to that is the fact that, even when we do find the time, it's not always a given that we'll retain what we've read.<p>But what if we could? Would you feel more confident at work? Would you start a new project? Would you be …