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Here's how to tell if you're experiencing an 'introvert hangover'

• <b>Introverts and extroverts have different brain chemistry ways of functioning.</b>• <b><br>Introverts often need to take time out in an "introvert hangover."</b>• <b><br>This</b> …

Self-improvement

Houston Police Chief Says He Has ‘Hit Rock Bottom’ on Gun Rights Arguments

Just hours after 10 people were killed in a school shooting in Santa Fe, Tex., the police chief in nearby Houston issued a defiant condemnation of elected officials who have failed to act on gun control, saying he had “hit rock bottom.”<p>In a statement on Facebook, the chief, Art Acevedo, wrote that …

United States

Why Costco Beef Is a Favorite Among Chefs and Butchers

There’s been so much debate about the supremacy of wagyu: Which wins out? Is Kobe really better than American wagyu? Is full-blood American wagyu …

Country Lifestyle

Even If You've Had a Bad Day, At Least You Didn't Eat the Shell On a Hard Boiled Egg

A Reddit thread that was supposed to be about unpopular opinions revealed that one guy has been, uh, doing it wrong.<p>There are a handful of subreddits that seem to exist just to make the rest of us feel better about our lives. “If the discarded toilet I’m using as a planter hasn’t been featured on …

Barbecue

Scientists shouldn't reanimate decapitated human heads

Do you want to live forever?<p>If so, there’s some good news. Or so it seems. For it appears that we may have taken a step closer to making immortality reality.<p>In a recent meeting at the National Institutes of Health, Yale neuroscientist Nenad Sestan revealed that his team has successfully reanimated …

Neurophilosophy

Professor Claims He Cracked the Code for a Hangover Cure

Drop everything and pick up a glass of wine. Science may have finally come through for us. A professor from UCLA has designed “an antidote that could …

Alcohol

What time is it, and why?

At what we might call the most “fundamental” level, the laws of nature do not much care in which direction time flows. Yet from our point of view, as participants in the physical universe, the arrow time is an inescapable and supremely important fact. Put briefly, some things cause other things, …

Physics

For Years, Woman Mistook Brain Fluid Leaking Through Her Nose as Allergies

Her doctors had no idea, either.<p>Kendra Jackson had no idea why her nose ran all the time. For years, the Omaha, Nebraska resident lived with …

Medicine

Google's New AI Feature Sounds Like A Real Human And OMG Why Is The Future So Creepy?

Google just demoed a 100% natural-sounding AI that scheduled an appointment with a live human on the phone who didn't know she was talking to a machine.<p>Google CEO Sundar Pichai demoed a jaw-dropping new feature today at Google I/O 2018, the tech giant's annual developer conference, that may one day …

Artificial Intelligence

Stop Overthinking Your Marinades

No matter what your local Grilling Enthusiast Bro says, marinade mixology ain’t rocket science. At a bare minimum, all you need is a good bit of …

BBQ

Yes, Pluto is a planet

Three years ago, NASA’s New Horizons, the fastest spaceship ever launched, raced past Pluto, spectacularly revealing the wonders of that newly seen world. This coming New Year’s Eve — if all goes well on board this small robot operating extremely far from home — it will treat us to images of the …

Solar System

Weed the people? Companies relax drug-testing policies in bid to attract more workers

Drug testing policies have gone to pot as more employers choose not to navigate the hazy issue.<p>Near-full employment and changing attitudes about cannabis are prompting some companies to drop pre-employment drug screenings for marijuana, experts in human resources say.<p>“It is happening,” said Brian …

Cannabis

Fasting For Just 24 Hours Boosts The Regeneration of Stem Cells, Study Finds

This study could even lead to 'fasting' in a pill.<p>For decades, numerous studies have shown that strict, low-calorie-intake diets could be the key to …

Stem Cells

Futures contracts could turn Bitcoin into a zero-sum game

In Greek mythology, the Titan, Prometheus, brought fire to mankind against the will of the supreme Olympian god, Zeus. As a punishment for divulging the divine secret, Prometheus was chained to a Caucasian Mountain for all eternity, visited only by a vulture that would come every day to nibble at …

Cryptocurrency

This company is creating a product with 'Superman vision' that can 'see' through solid objects

The typical reaction Raviv Melamed gets when he tells people about the product he's working on is one of shock.<p>"People are amazed by it," Melamed told Business Insider. "They think it's science fiction."<p>Melamed's Israel-based company, Vayyar, is creating a device that he describes as having …

Imaging

Breast cancer screening programme 'does more harm than good'

<b>Routine breast cancer screening can do "more harm than good" and women who missed appointments should "carry on with their lives", doctors have said.</b><p>A group of 15 health experts have written to the Times, saying women must not be subjected to "fear-mongering".<p>It comes after 450,000 women in England …

Cancer

Tech workers are paying $7,000 to freeze their stem cells in hope of extending life

Start-up investor Li Jiang just turned 30, and now he can't stop thinking about his own mortality.<p>For Jiang, who's based in San Francisco, living …

Stem Cells

The newest idea for smartwatch texting looks just like your old flip phone

T9-word may be making a comeback: Researchers at Dartmouth College have created a new technique for typing on a smartwatch that looks unnervingly similar to the archaic text messaging system used by early cell phones.<p>It’s all based on a keyboard where letters are arranged alphabetically around a …

Text Messaging

People With ‘Too Many Interests’ More Likely to be Successful, According to Research

The most comprehensive case that has ever been made for why nearly everyone should become a polymath in a modern knowledge economy<p><i>“Jack of all</i> …

Creativity

Don't Give Your DNA to Giant Genetic Databases

The Golden State Killer case shows that we should protect our DNA sequences as much as possible.<p>Two years ago, I moderated a panel at SXSW called “Is Your Biological Data Safe?” Looking at the panelists—a woman who runs a DIY bio lab, 23andMe’s privacy officer, and an FBI agent—it was not hard to …

Genetics

10 things you (probably) didn’t know about your mind

We can imagine that we must have the ultimate ‘inside knowledge’ of our minds. How wrong we are.<p>The progress of science has been a succession of …

Consciousness

Tech companies are distancing themselves from big data

Big data, once a Silicon Valley darling, is becoming a tech pariah. Companies like Google and Facebook built their ad businesses using what they know about their audiences but amidst renewed interest among regulators and consumers on data privacy, no one wants to flaunt it anymore.<p>In earnings …

Digital Advertising

Tiny Lab-Grown 'Brains' Raise Big Ethical Questions

Bits of human brain tissue no larger than a pea are forcing scientists to think about questions as large as the nature of consciousness.<p>These clusters of living brain cells are popularly known as minibrains, though scientists prefer to call them cerebral organoids. At the moment, they remain …

The Brain

How the World's First Loneliness Minister Will Tackle 'the Sad Reality of Modern Life'

Tracey Crouch knows what it’s like to feel frighteningly alone. After giving birth to her first child, Freddie, in 2016, the British lawmaker says …

Human Geography

Exercising for 20 minutes-a-day cuts risk of developing depression by one third

Exercising for 20 minutes a day cuts the risk of developing depression by one third, and could save the British economy billions, the biggest ever study has shown.<p>The NHS currently spends £7.5 billion tackling depression each year, including £266 million on antidepressants alone.<p>But a major new …

Depression

Beer breath: Drinking alcohol may give you more than bad breath

A study could help explain alcohol's role in cancer and heart disease.<p>Drinking alcohol can give you more than strong breath — it may mess up the balance of good versus bad bacteria in your mouth, researchers reported Monday.<p>That, in turn, can raise the risk not only of gum disease and cavities, but …

Alcohol

People Voted for Trump Because They Were Anxious, Not Poor

A new study finds that Trump voters weren’t losing income or jobs. Instead, they were concerned about their place in the world.<p>For the past 18 months, many political scientists have been seized by one question: Less-educated whites were President Trump’s most enthusiastic supporters. But why, …

University of Pennsylvania

Nifty new site warns you which games have microtransactions

Microtransactions, paid DLC, free-to-play-but-pay-to-win: all thorny topics for gamers as they involve having to fork over hard-earned money for dubious gains. Now there’s a community-built site where you can check your games ahead of time to see if they have microtransactions, and if so, how they …

The Elder Scrolls

Scientists Create Potentially Life-Saving Bath Salts Vaccine

'Our goal is to develop a vaccine that would be effective for at least six to 12 months.'<p>Bath salts became famous on the national stage after being …

East Africa

Why It's Time to Become Your Company's Chief Laziness Officer

Most of the work you do is not important and in fact slows you down.<p>My first real job was working for a large computer manufacturer in their production control department.<p>After two months there, the department head called me into his office and told me I was the laziest person he'd ever met. And he …

Outsourcing