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Now you can steal RSA encryption keys through a PC's noises and an old AM radio

Israeli computer scientists have worked out how to decrypt RSA encryption and steal data from computers without even needing to do any hacking. …

Can virtual reality relieve pain?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The next time you habitually search your bathroom cabinet for some pain medication, you may want to consider playing a video game first. Research has shown that psychology plays an important part in how we experience both acute and chronic pain -- and that painful sensations can be …

Virtual Reality

Scans Show The Brain Groups Words By Meaning

Scientists say they have made an atlas of where words' meanings are located in the brain. The map shows that words are represented in different regions throughout the brain's outer layer.<p>Moreover, the brains of different people map language in the same way. "These maps are remarkably consistent …

The Brain

You May Have Already Decided to Read This Article

<b>Sometimes, decisions we believe we make consciously, such as clicking on a link on a webpage or reaching for a cup of coffee, have already been made</b> …

Free will illusory, brain tricks us into thinking choices are conscious – Yale study

Will I drink tea or coffee? Should I take an umbrella with me? What if I buy this now even though pay day's in a week? There are so many choices that …

A Cognitive Trick for Solving Problems Creatively

Many experts argue that creative thinking requires people to challenge their preconceptions and assumptions about the way the world works. One common claim, for example, is that the mental shortcuts we all rely on to solve problems get in the way of creative thinking. How can you innovate if your …

Critical Thinking

Even the Presidential Candidate Who Believes in Sasquatch Thinks Trump Is Crazy

Andrew Basiago is a practicing lawyer, an advocate for single-payer health care, and says the government has been hiding secret time travel technology from the public for decades.<p>Andrew Basiago told me he's used to people thinking he's crazy. The 54-year-old Washington state lawyer first started …

Native Americans

You Have More Influence Over People Than You Think

Want proof? Start asking for more favors.<p>Do you hesitate to ask people for favors simply because you assume they'll say no? A new study suggests others are far more likely to do your bidding than you probably think.<p>For 10 years, psychologist Vanessa K. Bohns, Ph.D., and colleagues from Cornell …

The Alien Message To All Mankind

In summary, this is the message given to man to answer the life long question. That is "where are the Aliens"? Here is what this former jet pilot, …

5 Steps to Standing Out As a Professional | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We have so many people competing for the same opportunities these days. Whether it’s professionals competing for jobs or getting new clients, …

3 Ways to Kick Your Comfort Zone in the Teeth and Create Lasting Change!

<b>“Growth demands a temporary surrender of security” – Gail Sheehy</b><p>Your comfort zone, believe it or not, has too many teeth left. The fact is if you …

Outsourcing

The One Simple Question That Leads To Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When you encounter a problem or frustrating situation, what questions do you ask yourself?<p>I used to ask the following:<p>Why am I so unlucky?<br>• Who can I …

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 …

Procrastination

Connecticut Spice

Weird news recap, Nov. 4 - Nov. 10

There's bad news and good news - and then there's just weird news. Take a look back at the week in weird.<p><b>Man tries to eat DWI test</b><p>A 40-year-old …

Here Are The Weirdest Things You Can Buy On Alibaba's English Site

Every year, China celebrates November 11 as a sort of "anti-Valentine's Day," and retailers across the country have turned it into a huge shopping event, offering deep-discounts and flash sales.<p>Alibaba in particular has created a 24-hour shopping bonanaza that surpasses US events like Black Friday, …

eCommerce

The Strange Case of the English Porpoise That Fucked Itself to Death

Last week, a sexually exhausted porpoise was found on a side street in Sussex wrapped in a yellow tarpaulin. Weirdly, this isn't even a rare occurrence.<p>I spend a lot of time thinking about where the final gasp of life will exit my body and where my corpse will inevitably fall, and, weirdly, number …

Marine Mammals

The singing comet

<i>Rosetta’s Plasma Consortium (RPC) has uncovered a mysterious ‘song’ that Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is singing into space. RPC principal</i> …

The strangest 911 call ever - CNN Video

Micro homes for the homeless - CNN Video

William Burroughs’s drugs cure inspires Alzheimer’s researcher

Author’s search in South America for the shamans’ plant hallucinogenic yagé and use of apomorphine to control his addiction leads neurologist to call for clinical trials<p>Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease are the perennial neuro-degenerative afflictions which remind an ageing …

This Scientist Is Building A Robot Version Of Himself, And It's The Most Uncanny Thing Ever

Ishiguro is the director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory in Osaka, Japan and one of the world's leading roboticists. For nearly a decade, Ishiguro has dedicated his life to creating the most lifelike android possible.<p>Once at the lab, Whitton was struck by the casualness of Ishiguro's …

Robotics

Hungry? You Might Make Better Decisions, Study Finds

Have a hunger to be a better decision maker? Then stay hungry, my friends. Researchers have found that being hungry leads people to make better choices, according to a study published in PLOS ONE.<p>All study participants fasted overnight, but one group was fed breakfast immediately when they arrived …

Psychology

Survey: Asia Finds Money Brings Happiness | Inc.com

Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones did years ago: money--and the stuff it buys--brings happiness.<p>Levels of self-reported well-being in fast-growing nations like Indonesia, China and Malaysia now rival those in the U.S., Germany and the United Kingdom, rich nations that have …

Demographics

How to fix tech conferences’ white male problem

<i>This post originally appeared at Model View Culture.</i><p>Technology events can be extremely empowering experiences for planners, speakers, and attendees. However, this empowerment is only fully experienced if you’re a straight, cis white male. For everyone else, there are limits to what can be gained …

Feminism

How to Get Away With Stealing $2 Million in Jewelry in the Heart of New York

Two gunmen pulled off a daylight heist in the Diamond District and evaded every single cop. It happens more than you'd think on the city's most …

Meet the Julia Child of Weed

‘Jeff the 420 Chef’ cooks delicious food, with marijuana the key ingredient, for celebrities and high rollers. Our correspondent discovers a little …

A Chronology of Terence McKenna-Related Books, Ideas, People, and Other Things

A chronological list of 30 McKenna-related books, ideas, people, and other things that combine Terence McKenna's attraction toward history, his focus on memes, and his perspective that "the world is made of language."<p>Terence McKenna was fascinated by history, which he theorized to be a finite …

Consciousness

Cyclist miraculously avoids car crash in Moscow - video

A cyclist in Russia narrowly avoids being hit by a speeding car and survives being knocked off his bike by a truck. The cyclist can be seen crossing a junction in Moscow when a car drives into the path of a lorry approaching the crossing, sending it hurtling towards the cyclist. The man somehow …