Dimitri Papalexiou

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11 mind-blowing psychology findings that explain the baffling choices you make every day

If you assume that you understand why you think and act the way you do, you’re probably wrong.<p>Decades of psychological research suggest that people …

I Shoot Dramatic Underwater Portraits That Are Reflective Of Overcoming Troubles In My Life

I shoot underwater because it’s where I feel safe and comfortable. My work comes from a place of weakness, not strength. There is a certain …

This Tool Can Help You Disappear from the Internet

Between election bile, fake news, and just plain exhaustion, we may be entering a down cycle for social media. If you’re interested in downsizing …

Harvard Study Decrypts the Ancient Mystery of Consciousness

What is consciousness? Is human consciousness seated in our mind, body, brain—or some combination of all three? These questions have mystified …

Birds are more like ‘feathered apes’ than ‘bird brains’

For centuries scientists dismissed birds as dumb based on physical differences in their brains. How wrong we were.<p>When Jane Goodall observed chimpanzees making tools in 1960, humans lost their self-aggrandizing status as the world’s only tool makers. Now scientists are beginning to realise there …

Birds

The placebo effect: is there something in it after all?

The placebo effect remains one of the most baffling mysteries in medicine. The idea that a useless sugar pill or harmless saline injection could result in a measurable improvement in a patient’s symptoms, sometimes as good as taking an active drug, has been so hard to explain that some have even …

Placebos

Viruses of the Human Body

© LYNN SCURFIELDSince the dawn of microbiology, researchers have focused on pathogens that make us and our domesticated animals and plants sick. …

Microbiology

Elegant neglect: abandoned Italian buildings – in pictures

Milan-based photographer Eleonora Costi spent the past three years travelling across Italy to find unoccupied buildings, exploring dilapidated castles, villas, hotels and hospitals for her project, Abandoned H.Ell. “I adore the decaying architecture,” Costi says. “It reminds me that everything is …

Abandoned Buildings

A renegade photographer got inside this lawless Hong Kong community that was 119 times denser than New York City

It was called the Kowloon Walled City.<p>With a population of 33,000 squeezed into a tiny lot, at its peak the city was 119 times as dense as present-day New York City. Although it faced rampant crime and poor sanitation, the city was impressively self-sustainable until its demolition in 1993.<p>In the …

Hong Kong

Beyond Alien: the disturbing psychedelic artwork of HR Giger

His most famous design terrorised Sigourney Weaver onscreen but a new book shows a fascinating legacy of mythological worlds filled with haunting creatures

Psychedelia

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Japan's Abandoned 'Dreamland' Theme Park Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

So creepy.<p>Disneyland is the Happiest Place on Earth. And this place could easily be the saddest.<p>Welcome to Nara Dreamland, an abandoned theme park in Japan’s Nara Prefecture. The park opened in 1961 as “the Japanese answer” to Disneyland, according to Atlas Obscura, but the dream didn’t last …

Japan

10 Artists Creating Powerful Tattoos Using Only Lines

Tattoos, like fine art, offer another way in which to express ourselves through visual imagery. The line, especially, has had a long …

Body Art

Hip Thrust: The Most Important Exercise You're Not Doing

There are four leg exercises every athlete should do. You're probably already doing three of them: Squats, Deadlifts and Rear-Foot Elevated Split …

The Second Coming of Harry Potter

A sold-out play, a new best-seller and a fresh slate of wizardly movies; how J.K. Rowling is cranking back up the magic machine<p>In a locked, windowless, unmarked office in Scholastic’s Manhattan headquarters sits a manuscript that Barnes & Noble believes will be its biggest book of the year.<p>It’s a …

Books

Could an aspirin a day keep depression away?

And what if this drug was quite possibly already in your medicine cabinet, available from the supermarket, and, just as a bonus, super-cheap?<p>"It will …

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Dukan Diet - Lose Weight Quickly and Keep It Off Forever - New French Diet

Do you want to lose 20 pounds or more quickly? If you haven't tried the Dukan Diet, keep reading this article. Created by a French doctor Pierre …

New supplement could curb cravings for junk food

If you're having trouble shaking your cravings for doughnuts, hamburgers and pizza, the key to curbing them could come from a new supplement based on …

Holistic Medicine

Gigantic aurora lights up Jupiter’s North Pole, gets caught on camera

They say the bigger, the better and this is especially true when it comes to northern lights. NASA’s Hubble Telescope managed to capture gigantic …

Your searches might be able to predict your likelihood of getting cancer

Researchers at Microsoft think they may know of a tool that could help detect cancers before you even think to go to a doctor: your search engine.<p>In a study published Tuesday in the <i>Journal of Oncology Practice</i>, the Microsoft team showed that it was able to mine the anonymized search queries of 6.4 …

Here are the Hyperloop pods competing in Elon Musk's big race later this year

Later this year, dozens of college teams from around the world will travel to Hawthorne, California to compete in a high-stakes contest to prove Elon Musk’s vision of super-fast, super-sustainable, tube-based transportation known as the Hyperloop.<p>The teams were chosen last January in SpaceX’s …

Xbox Scorpio To Be 'The Most Powerful Console Ever Made,' But PCs Are Still A Thing

There’s another Xbox on the way, though we don’t know much more about it than that. Last week, Microsoft announced that the Xbox Scorpio is coming our way holiday 2107, and that it’s going to be nearly 5 times as powerful as the Xbox One. According to Xbox Marketing head Aaron Greenberg, it’s meant …

Gaming

Tarantula toxin untangles pain pathways

With their large, hairy bodies and long legs, tarantulas are an arachnophobe’s worst nightmare. For pain researchers, however, these outsized spiders are a dream come true: Their venom contains a cocktail of toxins, each of which activates pain-sensing nerve fibres in different ways, and …

Biology

How These 3 People Make 6 Figures A Year On Fiverr

On gig site Fiverr, freelancers offer their services for $5 and up apiece in areas as diverse as graphics and design, writing, music and audio, video and animation, programming and more.<p>While $5 for a project seems like a pittance — actually $4 once Fiverr takes its cut — a number of workers on the …

Employment

30 Must-See Photos Of Audrey Hepburn

Volumes upon volumes could be written about all the ways that Hollywood is not what it used to be. Some of those changes are great, others (57 …

Ice Age Europeans had brown eyes & dark complexion – DNA research

A new study has revealed previously unknown details about early Ice Age Europeans, including fluctuations in their eye color and complexion. The …

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Breast cancer: Scientists hail 'milestone' genetic find

<b>Scientists say they now have a near-perfect picture of the genetic events that cause breast cancer.</b><p>The study, published in Nature, has been described as a "milestone" moment that could help unlock new ways of treating and preventing the disease.<p>The largest study of its kind unpicked practically all …