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Why Dogs' Minds Might Be More Like Human Minds Than We Thought

Research has found more similarities between human and dog brains, and it could be important.<p>The study looked at 68 border collies, and found that the ones who were cleverer at one test – for instance, how quickly they could complete an obstacle course – tended to do well at other tests, such as …

Pets

29 Memes That Perfectly Sum Up India In 2015

Two thousand fift-meme. (Sorry)

Bollywood

The wackiest art heist ever: Hardly a “Thomas Crown Affair,” this real theft of a masterpiece was a little bit 007 and a whole lot Monty Python

The boosting of Goya’s “Portrait of the Duke of Wellington” so captured imaginations it ended up in “Dr. No”<p>The heist was daring, the ransom negotiations bizarre, and the trial surreal—part Monty Python, part Perry Mason, part Ally McBeal, and yet critical to legal history. The only successful …

British History

How the NFL and NBA Corrupted America's Major Universities

This week saw two big stories develop around the big money in college sports. It makes one wonder, when did sports become more important than academics in American universities – and why?<p>The first story was how the football team at the University of Missouri was able to fire the university …

College & University

Your brain cells can now be turned on and off like a bedside lamp: A new discovery in optogenics

Two neuroscientists from MIT and Stanford have won a Breakthrough Prize for their revolutionary work in the field<p>Optogenetics is probably the biggest buzzword in neuroscience today. It refers to techniques that use genetic modification of cells so they can be manipulated with light. The net result …

Neuroscience

You Are God: The True Teachings of Jesus

<b>In this article we will explore how the true teachings of Jesus can be summed up by three little words: you are God.</b> Some missionaries came to my …

Here's what humanity may be like in 1,000 years

And the technology we build is progressing at a blistering pace. And that pace keeps picking up.<p>Things like flying cars, sophisticated artificial intelligence, and quantum computers may emerge from science fiction into reality in less time than we think.<p>Now ASAP Science has partnered with National …

Singularity

Why Was 5 x 3 = 5 + 5 + 5 Marked Wrong?

Many people have been asking about this viral math problem where a student is asked to use the repeated addition strategy on 5 x 3. The student is marked incorrect for responding 5 + 5 + 5 instead of 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3.<p><i>It seems a little absurd, doesn't it?</i><p>Math grading today...<p><b>Equals Versus</b> …

Mathematics

The 46 Best Stoner Memes On The Internet

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How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

Self-help

Fully transparent solar cell could make every window in your house a power source

A Michigan State University research team has finally created a truly transparent solar panel — a breakthrough that could soon usher in a world where …

Clean Energy

A Beautiful Mind: Brain Injury Turns Man Into Math Genius

In 2002, two men savagely attacked Jason Padgett outside a karaoke bar, leaving him with a severe concussion and post-traumatic stress disorder. But …

Quotes From Socrates That Are Full Of Wisdom

Socrates. A Greek philosopher. An enigmatic genius. A genius who gave a whole new norm to the Western philosophy. The standard set by him, his …

What Teachers Aren't Learning

<b>By Jeffrey Cipriani</b><p>Sitting in the back of the classroom, right cheek pressed to a desk and tears drying on her chin, Mya squeezes a stress ball and smells a stick of lavender while I talk about units of measurement.<p>"Mr. Cipriani," Jose whispers as I pass his desk. "Read this." He hands me a written …

Education

If we live in one of multiple universes, here's how we could find out

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical physics.<p>But the idea that we live in a "multiverse" made up of an infinite number of parallel universes has long been considered a scientific possibility — …

Quantum Mechanics

I would drive 500 miles: Scotland’s new North Coast 500 route

The new North Coast 500 road trip is Scotland’s answer to America’s Route 66. Our writer gets her kicks from wild beaches, high passes and spooky ruins<p>The term “road trip” has the roar of a Chevrolet, the lure of never-ending Californian freeways, and nuances of the wild freedom of Beat writer Jack …

Prince Charles

7 ancient strategies for winning online arguments

If you write anything on the internet, from tweets and Facebook status update to the hundreds of words I publish every week, you’re going to encounter some very assertive/aggressive comments and – to put it mildly – some chuntering idiots.<p>I’ve developed lots of strategies to deal with the slurry of …

Earth - India's incredible night skies

When it comes to beauty, India is best known for its bright colours and vibrancy, but under the cover of night the nation takes on a whole new majesty.<p>For the past two years, <b>Navaneeth Unnikrishnan</b> has been capturing the beauty of the universe from his home in Kerala State.<p>“In India there are a lot …

Universe

9 Crazy Body Hacks That Give You Superhuman Powers

But don't try these at home. Seriously.<p>Gamers often perform repetitive tasks to improve their character’s skill set, gain rewards, and advance to new levels. The process is known as grinding: Now, an underground movement has taken up that expression, calling themselves grinders, and they’re trying …

The DNA of these real-life superhumans could be worth millions

Both conditions were caused by a combination of genetic mutations. While both conditions have negatively impacted the men's health at various points in their lives, researchers at pharmaceutical companies are paying through the roof to have access to their DNA, and that of others like them.<p>If the …

Mutations

String theory: the physics student who lived in a tent to save on rent

Montrealer Evan Eames camped in a Stockport back garden for 10 months while earning his master’s degree in astrophysics<p>A student camped in a back garden in Greater Manchester for a year after he was unable to afford rent on top of his £20,000 tuition fees.<p>Evan Eames, from Montreal in Canada, …

Time I

The world's smallest language has only 100 words — and you can say almost anything

In Icelandic, a compass is a direction-shower, and a microscope a small-watcher.<p>In Lakota, horse is literally dog of wonder.<p>These neologisms demonstrate the cumulative quality of language, in which we use the known to describe the unknown.<p>"It is by metaphor that language grows," writes the …

Language

My husband had to learn sex again, and I had to become one tenacious bitch

Richard’s memory loss rocked our happy marriage. Our way back required arguments, patience and trips to Babeland<p>On one of our first Saturdays in our new home, Richard eats cereal at the table and looks out the window, which overlooks giant evergreens.<p>“Do you like me?” he says. He pours himself …

Memory Loss

Must-Have Camping Gear For Your Summer Adventure

<b>Correction appended Tuesday, June 16.</b><p>It’s been argued the discovery of fire is mankind’s most important moment, but with burn bans occupying …

Gear & Gadgets

Why the Tesla battery heralds the beginning of the end for fossil fuels

The introduction of the Powerwall, Tesla’s new battery, will change the global energy equation fundamentally, writes John Mathews, Professor of …

Clean Energy

FLASHBACK: What college was like before the Internet

The first taste of independent living, the new friends and the late nights all combine for an unforgettable, if hazy, experience.<p>But college was very different just a few years ago, back when the Internet was not yet a standard fixture on campuses. For students at the time, the daily routine —from …

High School

Equalities groups hail Britain’s first white upper

Only a year after the inauguration of the first black President of the United States, equalities campaigners are celebrating a changed Britain after …

British Humour

The Best Backpacking Food

Extended time in the backcountry often equates to a dry diet. Learning how to cook well in the wilderness is an art that doesn't come quickly but can …

Backpacking