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Here Are the Ages You Peak at Everything Throughout Life

Here's what you have to look forward to.<p>Aging can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn’t all it’s …

Demographics

Revolutionary approach to treat depression

We're a health news and information site. So we sometimes write about experimental treatment. Our articles are reviewed by a medical doctor and …

What causes that feeling of being watched

You feel somebody is looking at you, but you don’t know why. The explanation lies in some intriguing neuroscience and the study of a strange form of brain injury.<p>Something makes you turn and see someone watching you. Perhaps on a busy train, or at night, or when you’re strolling through the park. …

The Brain

You Probably Have No Idea Who Your Enemies Are, New Study Suggests | Inc.com

"Keep your friends close and your enemies closer," instructs an old standard of Machiavellian wisdom.<p>But new research suggests most of us are failing spectacularly at heeding this advice. Not only do we not keep an eye on our enemies, a recent study published in the journal <i>Psychological Science</i> and …

Psychology

Politeness isn’t enough; we now demand friendliness. And it’s destroying authenticity

“How’s your day going?” can be a truly personal question. It’s banal chitchat if all is well, but if you’re going through immense trauma or crisis, it can feel invasive. Once, it might have been possible to brush off the question with a polite “fine” but we live in a world that no longer settles …

Psychology

German Researchers Discover Cause of OCD

This is major.<p>Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can take many forms. Perhaps someone washes her hands over and over again, leading to cuts and skin damage. Or maybe she can’t fall asleep at night until she’s gotten out of bed to make sure the door is locked. Perhaps she always orders objects in a …

Neuroscience

Teachers must ditch 'neuromyth' of learning styles, say scientists

Teaching children according to their individual “learning style” does not achieve better results and should be ditched by schools in favour of evidence-based practice, according to leading scientists.<p>Thirty eminent academics from the worlds of neuroscience, education and psychology have signed a …

Pedagogy

Heisenberg's Astrophysics Prediction Finally Confirmed After 80 Years

Discovering that our Universe was quantum in nature brought with it a lot of unintuitive consequences. The better you measured a particle’s position, the more fundamentally indeterminate its momentum was. The shorter an unstable particle lived, the less well-known its mass fundamentally was. Solid, …

Physics

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness
Extremism

I’m a former CIA officer and a Democrat. Here’s what Obama still doesn’t get about terrorism

President Obamaon Tuesday delivered his final defense of the nation’s counter-terrorism strategy. He rightfully claimed progress on a number of fronts, including thedeath of Osama bin Laden, an end to waterboarding and the effective use of drones to kill terrorists. Just one week after theIslamic …

Secrets and lies of a master spy: The agent who fooled the British, Russians, Italians, Japanese and the Nazis during WW2

In 1943, Peter Fleming, brother of Bond creator Ian, recruited a promising-looking Indian intelligence officer and code-named him Silver. His new recruit was a master of deception who worked for all the Axis powers as well as for the Soviets and the British - and fooled them all. Meet the only …

We're closer to robots than you think. Intelligence could be the product of a basic algorithm

<b>THEORY OF CONNECTIVITY</b><p>The human brain is the most sophisticated organ in the human body. The things that the brain can do, and how it does them, have …

This Devilishly Difficult Online Game Is Scientifically Shown to Improve Brain Function | Inc.com

Brain-improving games have mostly been debunked. But there's still one that may be worth a try.<p>Can playing an online game make your brain work better? Earlier this year, the maker of the Lumosity app, which widely advertised cognitive and memory benefits from playing its games, was fined $2 million …

The Brain

People are making themselves miserable by trying too hard to be happy

In the wake of global events like Brexit and Donald Trump’s victory, it’s hard for a lot of people to feel happy right now. And according to psychology, we shouldn’t try to fight it.<p>A growing body of research suggests that striving for happiness as an end in itself can be self-defeating. In fact, …

Happiness

Google's AI just created its own universal 'language'

Google has previously taught its artificial intelligence to play games, and it's even capable of creating its own encryption. Now, its language …

Heavy Screen Time Rewires Young Brains, For Better And Worse

There's new evidence that excessive screen time early in life can change the circuits in a growing brain.<p>Scientists disagree, though, about whether those changes are helpful, or just cause problems. Both views emerged during the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego this week.<p>The debate …

The Brain

Awesome Art Picks: Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, and More

Each week we search and gather up the coolest comic book art you won't see in actual comics. The reason you won't is because professional artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites, blogs, and Tumblrs. Some artists even arrange commissions through their sites …

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

The Brain

Why do we still accept that governments collect and snoop on our data?

Bulk collection clearly violates global rights to privacy and free speech, and now, with a case before the European court of human rights, is the time to stop it<p>In recent weeks, the Hollywood film about Edward Snowden and the movement to pardon the NSA whistleblower have renewed worldwide attention …

Surveillance

How Mike Flynn Became America’s Angriest General

He was one of the most respected intelligence officers of his generation. Now he's Donald Trump’s national security alter ego, goading a crowd to lock Hillary Clinton up. What happened?<p>On August 7, 2014, clusters of well-dressed men and women filed into the gleaming metal and glass superstructure …

National Security

A startup that uses artificial intelligence to stop banks dealing with terrorists raised $8.2 million

London-based ComplyAdvantage has raised the sum from top European venture capital fund Balderton. The money will be put towards opening a New York office and expanding into the US.<p>ComplyAdvantage uses machine learning and artificial intelligence technology to help finance firms do legal checks on …

Artificial Intelligence

Here's How To Work Out Less And Actually See Results

Slow and steady wins the gains.

Political Science

A $50 device turns any video into a 3D experience — and is a terrifying way to watch 'Game of Thrones'

But a former fiction writer and her famous tech husband have come up with a way to watch any movie today and have a similarly dazzling experience.<p>They've created a $50 pair of glasses, available now, that takes any content, like TV, Netflix shows, websites, photos, and turns them into a 3D effect, …

Virtual Reality

Movie Review: The Untamed May Be the Most Unlikely Scifi Film Ever

A single, silent shot of a meteor in space. A naked woman with something long and slimy crawling over her leg. Those are the first two shots of …

Achin Airstrike: UN Says U.S. Drone Killed 15 Afghan Civilians

The United Nations said a U.S. drone strike killed at least 15 civilians in eastern Afghanistan, calling for a “prompt” investigation into the lethal incident.<p>The airstrike took place early Wednesday morning in the Achin district of Nangarhar province. At the time, the U.S. military acknowledged …

Extremism

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The 1 Simple Security Trick the FBI Director Uses to Protect His Computer That You Should Too

It takes less than a minute, and sets you up to not get hacked where it matters most.<p>In the modern world, your computer is integral to both your personal and professional life. You rely on it to stay informed, connected, related, entertained, and more. But what if your computer itself posed a …

Malware

Facebook, Google, Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft created a partnership to make AI seem less terrifying

The Justice League of artificial intelligence is finally here.<p>Nearly every major tech company with a large investment in AI—namely Facebook, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, and Google—has joined to create a non-profit organization to educate the public about the technology and share industry best-practices …

Artificial Intelligence