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How our brains create 'mental time travel' - Futurity

Neuroscientists call high fidelity memories "mental time travel." Experiments reveal new information about the brain during these moments.

The Brain

The Unique Misery of Flying in China

On Friday, irate passengers forced open the emergency door of their airplane as it sat on a snowy runway. That was only the latest sign of trouble in Chinese air travel.<p>Here's a story that will resonate with anyone who has flown in China. On Friday night, after a three-hour weather delay, …

China

The 10 Soothing Paint Colors That Will Change Your Life

We're feeling more relaxed already.<p>Color has the power to heal your spirit: It can be soothing, healing and make you feel reborn. So we asked 10 interior designers to share their favorite feel-good colors. Will one make it to your home?

How Killer Fungus Burns Up Bats From the Inside

Hibernating bats with white-nose syndrome expend twice as much energy as healthy ones, a new study says.<p>A deadly invasive fungus has been wiping out hibernating bats for years in the U.S., eating away at their wings and muzzles. But it's been unclear exactly how the interloper kills its victims, …

Zoology

10 extraordinary destinations you have probably never heard of

Flight attendants say United unfairly fired them for refusing to fly

Thirteen flight attendants filed a federal complaint Wednesday against United Airlines saying they were fired for refusing to fly from San Francisco …

7 Airline Innovations That Will Change the Way We Fly

There was a day not too long ago when seatback TVs on planes looked space-aged, the concept of a call from 30,000 feet seemed impossible, and the idea of WiFi—let alone on a plane—was completely out of the question. Today? You take those things for granted. You even complain about them if they …

Airbus

What Science Is Telling Us About The Heart’s Intuitive Intelligence

The wonderful and brilliant scientists over at the Institute of HeartMath have done some amazing work in shedding light on some very significant …

Study Explores Effects of Remotely Influencing Someone With Your Mind

Dr. Imants Barušs analyzes concepts often thought of as intangible or spiritual. One hears talk of a person’s energy field, the ability of one …

Psychology

new book – ‘The Shape of Thought: How Mental Adaptations Evolve’ by H. Clark Barrett

The Shape of Thought: How Mental Adaptations Evolve by H. Clark Barrett (Oxford University Press, 2015)<p>Book description from the publisher:<p><i>The Shape</i> …

Biology

4 Common Dyslexia Myths Debunked Using Neuroscience

<b>By Priya Kalra</b><p>Although scientists now understand dyslexia better than ever before, it is still a condition shrouded in myth and misunderstanding. I first came to see our flawed perceptions of dyslexia while tutoring a 4th grader. Despite normal intelligence and effort, he could not read. I saw how …

7,400 Wine Corks Upcycled Into Patio Set • Recyclart

Solid cork. More than 7,400 corks make up each set, representing more than $110,000 in consumed wine. That, my friends, …

Totes Adorbs: Tie Dye and Crayon Batik Bag

Please share!<p>Batik is a type of textile that originated in Indonesia and that is created using dye and wax. The wax acts as a resist to the dye to …

Crafting

Sideboard Concept by Natalia Wieteska

A unique sideboard design concept by Natalia Wieteska.<p>Natalia Wieteska is a Polish interior and furniture designer, currently living and working in …

NASA Releases New High-Definition View of Iconic ‘Pillars of Creation’ Photo | Colossal

<p>One of the most iconic images ever produced by NASA is the “<i>Pillars of Creation</i>” photograph taken by Hubble Space Telescope in 1995. The photo …

The Living Walls by Nikita Nomerz

The super creative Russian graffiti artist Nikita Nomerz started a super cool project called "The living Wall" in which he finds the perfect spot to …

Spectacular Death Star Fire Pit Welded by 84-Year-Old Grandfather

A steel fire pit handcrafted in the likeness of the Death Star has become a Reddit sensation and touched off a new family business. Jennifer Allison, who goes by Bandia5309 on Reddit, received the galactic fire pit as a Christmas gift from her 84-year-old grandfather. He welded the fire pit from …

Darth Vader

Owls Perfectly Camouflaged Within Trees by Graham McGeorge

If it weren't for their eyes, it would be nearly impossible to see these owls! Photographer Graham McGeorge has taken these incredible photos of eastern screech owls in Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp sitting in holes of trees. Masters of disguise, these owls roost mainly in natural cavities or in ones …

Nature

How to Draw a 3D Optical Illusion of Your Hand

Handimania has created an awesome tutorial video that demonstrates how to draw a fun 3D optical illusion of your hand. All you need is paper, a …

8 Things Your Pet Says About Your Personality

1) Researchers have established some general conclusions about pets and their owners personalities:<p><b>Fish owners are happiest.</b>• <b><br>Dog owners are the most</b> …

Pets

Apple could bring Bendgate back — on purpose this time

The so-called Bendgate incident might have done Apple no favors in 2014, but according to a new patent published today, Cupertino is far from done when it comes to flexible iPhones — this time, purposely so.<p>Apple’s newly-granted patent covers an invention related to flexible housing for future iOS …

Patents

The Best Explanation Yet Of The FBI's Mysterious Spying Towers

These simulators are nicknamed "Stingrays," and they look like cell-phone towers.<p>They aren't.<p>Instead, they are able to access data from cell phones being used nearby.<p>There has been much debate about whether accessing this data without the knowledge of the cell-phone user is a violation of …

Surveillance
Skiing

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

Experience the remarkable beauty of southeastern Alaska on a voyage aboard the <i>National Geographic Sea Bird/Sea Lion</i> or the new <i>National Geographic</i> …