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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 …

Language

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 …

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 …

Alzheimer's Disease

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 …

Astrophysics

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 …

Harvard Medical School

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 …

Australian Universities

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

Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Two crashed – and then, 300m miles away, Philae landed on a comet. From the distant origins of humans to our future on the planet, 12 leading scientists pick their key moments and stories of the year<p>1 The West Antarctic ice sheet enters irreversible decline<p><b>13 January</b><p>In …

Telescopes

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 …

Programming

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. New research shows it can help boost creativity; another review found it could reduce symptoms of …

Fall Asleep in 10 Minutes

These tips for drifting off will help you sleep soundly and wake up ready to ride<p>You wake up in the middle of the night, relieved it's only 3 a.m. and that you still have a few hours of solid shuteye before you clip into your pedals. Only, you can't fall back to sleep. You toss and turn and check …

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 …

9 of the best trips for under £1,000

These incredible trips cost less than £1,000 (or US$1,590 / €1,280 / AUD$1,840) – and they pack in real bang for your buck. Who said travel had to …

Asia Travel

See The Most Beautiful Data Visualizations Of 2014

An infographic showcasing rappers’ relative vocabularies took first prize at the Information Is Beautiful Awards. See all the top winners here.<p>An eye-catching infographic which maps rappers according to the depth of their vocabulary won Gold for Data Visualization at the annual Kantar Information …

Data Visualization

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 …

Social anxiety disorder warps view of friendship - Futurity

People with social anxiety disorder tend to underestimate the quality of their friendships, so researchers asked their friends to give their …

List of Free Programming Books

This list initially was a clone of stackoverflow – List of freely available programming books by George Stocker.<p>Links are displayed like: Link …

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> …