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The Myers-Briggs Personality Test Is Fun, But Not So Informative

Personality tests are wildly popular, yet totally inaccurate.<p>It’s funny how once you get to know someone, it becomes easy to peg them: “Oh, Sara’s not like that.” “Ah, James, he’s a different type.” But when it comes to ourselves, it seems we’re on a never-ending quest of self-discovery.<p>This is why …

Psychology

According to Neuroscience, These Are the 10 Most Relaxing Songs Ever

Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system.<p>Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves.<p>So here's a science-backed one: make a …

The Brain

The secondhand smoke you don't even know you're exposed to is killing you

Individuals who are unaware that they’re being exposed to secondhand smoke may face a higher risk of death from cancer and other smoking-related disease, according to a study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.<p>Researchers used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination …

Science Says You Can Reprogram Your Brain to Be Happier in 10 Seconds

A breakthrough book explains why so many people are miserable and how to experience more joy.<p>According to UC Berkeley-based clinical psychologist Rick Hanson, you can train your brain to experience more happiness on a daily basis through a series of short exercises performed during your workday and …

How to instantly be perceived as more attractive

Or you're headed to a wedding this weekend where you are sure to run into an ex or two.<p>Or perhaps you're attempting to work the room at a networking event and aren't drawing many potential suitors.<p>Regardless the impetus, we all have those moments when we want to attract others.<p>And if any of your …

Here’s what science says you should put in your Tinder profile to get the most right swipes

Different people have different thoughts on what should go into an online dating profile — or an app. Add a tiger pic? Or no? Or maybe the skydiving …

Apparently we have more than 5 senses — THREE more, according to science

Growing up, we all learned that our wonderfully complicated human selves are equipped with the ability to hear, smell, taste, feel and touch. …

5 Signs You're a Lot Smarter Than You Think

These surprising qualities and habits might indicate a higher intelligence.<p>Psychologist Dr. Jeremy Dean, founder and author of the popular website PsyBlog, caught my attention recently with an article about some really odd signs that suggest your IQ may be above average.<p>I went around the internet …

Could turmeric really boost your health?

<b>Bold health claims have been made for the power of turmeric. Is there anything in them, asks Michael Mosley.</b><p>Turmeric is a spice which in its raw form looks a bit like ginger root, but when it's ground down you get a distinctive yellowy orange powder that's very popular in South Asian cuisine. Until …

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Here’s why so many smart people don’t believe in evolution

Does seeing the word "evolution" in a headline make you nervous?<p>It makes me nervous. Climate change may be the most politically charged scientific finding of the modern era, but the charged responses to it are nothing compared to people's forceful responses to evolution.<p>Gallup reports that 64% of …

Mapping our galaxy: The Milky Way revealed

The European Space Agency will unveil on Wednesday a three-dimensional map of a billion stars in our galaxy that is 1,000 times more complete than …

What's Really Warming the World? Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise

Methodology<p>NASA's Model<p>Researchers who study the Earth's climate create models to test their assumptions about the causes and trajectory of global …

Meet Todd Rider, the Man Who Maybe, Probably Cured Most of the Viruses on Earth

"I believe that DRACO has the potential to completely revolutionize the treatment and prevention of viral infections in the 21st century."<p>Todd Rider, …

Medicine

Do trees have feelings too? One expert says they do

When I began my career as a forester in western Germany’s Eifel mountains, I knew as much about the hidden life of trees as a butcher knows about the emotional life of animals. The forestry industry produces lumber; it fells trees and then plants new seedlings. If you read the professional …

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

New research shows these common house plants all absorb harmful chemicals.<p>Dracaena (Dracaena frangas)<p>All five plants did a good job removing acetone …

Woman Shoves Crucifix Down Daughter’s Throat to 'Rid Satan From Her Body'

An Oklahoma woman allegedly beat her daughter before shoving a crucifix down her throat and posing her dead body in the shape of a cross, police said.<p>…

Rebel cowboys: how the Bundy family sparked a new battle for the American west

Ryan Bundy first began starving himself in the third grade. Raised by devout Mormons and lifelong cowboys on a remote desert ranch in Nevada, Ryan had a reputation as a stubborn child, but his hunger strike was unlike anything his family had seen before.<p>It started one lunch period at Virgin Valley …

Oregon

Stop what you’re doing and buy these $38 headphones

The Carbo Tenore could cost ten times as much and they’d still be a steal<p>Words fail me. I’ve seen — or, more accurately put, <i>heard</i> — the audio price-performance curve shattered into tiny little pieces and I’m still reeling from it. The Carbo Tenore ZH-DX200-CT earphones from Japan’s Zero Audio are …

Dating app founder: Response rates go up 60% when your first message is like this

CEO and founder of popular dating app Bumble Whitney Wolfe came by to talk about her hit app where women have to reach out to men first. She revealed the best way to get a response to your first message.<p><i>Produced by Joe Avella</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

This Daily Habit Gives You Better Brain Function and a Longer Life

It costs little or nothing, and you can do it anywhere.<p>What if there was one simple thing you could do every day that would give you better brain function and a longer life? What if that thing cost little or nothing, and you could do it anywhere, including in bed, on an airplane, or in the bathtub? …

4K Resolution Rules TV Screens But Look, The Emperor Has No Clothes

The corporations that make TV screens tried to sell the world on 3D TV but the world wasn’t having it. Now they’re marketing 4K resolution and (pardon the pun) things are looking much better. Content owners like Netflix and Amazon are streaming in 4K and Ultra High Definition (UHD) Blu-Ray discs …

Televisions

One of the oldest rules about passwords is totally wrong

Your school or workplace may require you to change your password every couple of months or so to keep your account safe. It’s a widely implemented security recommendation.<p>Except it’s totally wrong.<p>The Federal Trade Commission’s chief technologist, Lorrie Cranor, busted that myth earlier this week …

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It's Not Alarmist: Trump and the Republican Party Could Destroy the World

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on stage during a campaign event at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, August …

Climate Change

Scientifically Speaking Which Is Better, Male or Female Orgasms?

The science is in.<p>For most of us, how the opposite sex experiences an orgasm is one of life's great mysteries.<p>And as great as our own side of the …

'Star Trek' Science: How The Warp Drive Works [Infographic]

If you want to experience the thrill of travelling faster than the speed of light, all you need to do is hitch a ride on the Starship Enterprise and engage the ‘warp drive’. You’ll be able to enjoy a cup of hot Earl Grey while visiting countless worlds through interstellar travel, all thanks to the …

Science Fiction

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