Emily Luu

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Does the language you speak change your view of the world?

Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also …

Do We Live In A Hologram? It's More Likely Than You Might Think

Everything in our universe might be a lot flatter than it seems, at least, if you do the math.<p>If you’ve got a credit card in your wallet that has one of those little 3D holograms on it — a two-dimensional image that uses some tricks of light to appear three-dimensional — you can get a sense of how …

Quantum Physics

Alzheimer’s breakthrough: scientists home in on molecule which halts development of disease

Cambridge scientists raise prospect of new generation of treatments after finding technique to limit development of biggest cause of dementia<p>Scientists have found a method which could potentially stop the growth of Alzheimer’s disease in its tracks, raising the prospect of a wave of new treatments …

Here's what will happen to Earth when our galaxy collides with the Andromeda Galaxy

An epic war is coming: A gruesome battle between two, gigantic galaxies will be well underway in just a few billion years, and one of the contenders is our home, the Milky Way.<p>Right now, the Andromeda Galaxy is racing toward the Milky Way at a speed of 250,000 mph— fast enough to circle the Earth …

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

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Breakthrough in cancer research? Scientists quickly un-boil an egg

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? It turns out scientists care less about that age-old question than about getting a cooked egg back to the …

Google Search Will Be Your Next Brain – Backchannel – Medium

“I need to know a bit about your background,” says Geoffrey Hinton. “Did you get a science degree?”<p>Hinton, a sinewy, dry-witted Englishman by way of …

The 12 most important moments in science in 2014

Photograph: Keith Vanderlinde<p>Auroras over the 10-metre telescope and Bicep (background imaging of cosmic extragalactic polarisation) at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. The 10-metre South Pole Telescope and Bicep both collect data on cosmic microwave background radiation and black …

Quantum physics theory is easier to understand than you think

Wrapping your head around quantum physics is tricky, no matter how well-educated you are -- if it were easy, there wouldn't be problems making quantum computers. However, researchers at the National University of Singapore believe they've found a way to make things simpler. They've determined that …

The first 5 online resources to use when learning to code

Even if you think the buzz around "learning how to code" is overkill, you have to admit it's here to stay.<p>Just like it's easier to learn a foreign …

The Best Programming Languages Every Beginner Should Learn

But, as is the case with any new skill, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are a few steps you should take early on and programming languages that are best-suited for beginners.<p>"Drag and drop" programming is a basic technique that allows you to build code by dragging and dropping …

I’ve been waking up early for a year. Here’s how my life has changed.

The habit of getting up early has been the most life changing thing I have ever done. A little over a year ago, I wrote this post about how to build …

Brain Science Explains The Most Productive Ways To Procrastinate

Research on the brain’s decision-making systems reveals the five most productive ways to waste time.<p>Sit down to work on a specific task and you may find your mind veering off on a different track, spiraling down into the black hole of procrastination.<p>“We all experience motivational breakdowns, like …

List of freely available Programming Books

<b>You may also like to see:</b><p><b>Design Patterns : Singleton Pattern</b>• <b><br>Design Patterns : Decorator Design Pattern - Decorating Objects</b><p>Here I listed freely …

5 Meditation Tips for People Who Can't Focus

Meditation is more than just a stress buster: it has a whole host of health benefits. But how can you embark on a serene course of meditation when …

Quantum Physics Proves That Death Is An Illusion

By In5D on September 2, 2016 in Awareness, Science<p>Is death an illusion?<p>Most scientists would probably say that the concept of an afterlife is either …

10 Steps To Conquering Information Overload

We’ve all heard the phrase “information overload.”<p>It reminds us of tweets, texts, emails, the endless stream of interesting articles on Facebook, those viral videos we can’t help but click on, the numerous phone photos and videos we take, Secret posts, fleeting Snapchat photos and more.<p>But actually …

5 Routines To Clear Mental Clutter

Endless distractions are leading us to ruin our health. But giving your mind time to “rest and digest” can reverse the damage.<p>That smartphone in your pocket? It’s nearly doubling the amount of time you spend working.<p>A 2013 survey by the Center for Creative Leadership found that the typical …

'Quantum Weirdness' and 'Many Interacting Worlds'

Recently, the new "many interacting worlds" (MIW) theory of quantum mechanics has received a lot of popular press, in venues such as <i>Nature</i>, <i>New Scientist</i>, and The Huffington Post. This theory provides one possible explanation or interpretation of the "weird" phenomena observed in quantum experiments.<p>…

What Does Science Say About Free Will? (+Videos)

The debate about whether we have free will or whether everything is predetermined extends beyond philosophy into neuroscience, physics, and even …

Depression Could Finally Get as Much Biomedical Attention as Cancer

If the extent of human suffering were used to decide which diseases deserve the most medical attention, then depression would be near the top of the …

Elated scientists show off latest pics from historic Rosetta comet mission

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists who pulled off a huge achievement in space exploration showed numerous black-and-white images Thursday of where they think the Philae probe landed on a comet 310 million miles from Earth.<p>Many at the European Space Agency have gone without sleep in the last few days, nervously …

9 of the best trips for under £1,000

1. Overlanding in South America<p><b>Cuzco to Lima, Inca Trail & Titicaca, Oasis Overland</b> <b><br>How long?</b> 12 days <b><br>How much?</b> From £745, plus US$375 (£236) local …

See The Most Beautiful Data Visualizations Of 2014

“Rappers, Sorted by Size of Vocabulary” by Matthew Daniels, a digital strategist at marketing firm Undercurrent, was created using language …

The Perfect 45-Minute Running Playlist

Invigorate your pavement pounding with these tunes from Mile High Run Club.<p><i>Every week, Your New Favorite Playlist introduces you to workout-worthy tunes from a different fitness brand. This week, Mile High Run Club shares one of its go-to playlists.</i><p>Calling all running junkies: Mile High Run Club …

New York City

Social anxiety disorder warps view of friendship

People with social anxiety disorder tend to have trouble making friends—and to assume the friendships they have are not high quality.<p>The problem with …

What Happens To Your Brain When You’re Having A Brilliant Idea

When a lightbulb suddenly goes off in your mind, what process led to that “aha!” moment?<p>French post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin famously once said, “I shut my eyes in order to see,” meaning he shut out the rest of the world to come up with great ideas.<p>More than a century later, scientists are …

How Arts Training Improves Attention and Cognition

<i>Does education in the arts transfer to seemingly unrelated cognitive abilities? Researchers are finding evidence that it does. Michael Posner argues</i> …