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The incredible power of ignoring everything

Fyodor Dostoevsky, the 19th Century Russian author, once famously challenged his brother to try out a strange task: Don't think about a polar bear right now. “Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute,” …

Johns Hopkins University

Physicists get a perfect material for air filters - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A research team from the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics of the Russian Academy of Sciences have synthesized the material that …

This $14-billion machine is set to usher in a new era of nuclear fusion power

It's called ITER, Latin for "The Way," and is expected to usher in a new era of nuclear fusion-powered electricity — something scientists and engineers have been working toward for over 40 years.<p>By fusing two forms of hydrogen, called deuterium and tritium, together, the machine would generate 500 …

Nuclear Energy

Gravitational waves: Einstein was right - and this announcement is the scientific highlight of the decade

Physicists and astronomers are agog. On Thursday, experimenters will report the first detection of a phenomenon that has been long predicted:bursts of gravitational waves generated by cosmic collisions of black holes.<p>Sadly it is not unknown for hyped-up scientific claims to be mistaken or …

Venture

Pinto promises to cut the you-know-what when it comes to less-than-honest f...<p>Pinto promises to cut the you-know-what when it comes to …

Trading

What a $19 Billion Budget Will Buy NASA

The newest NASA budget proposal is out. Here's how the agency would spend that money.<p>President Obama's 2017 budget request for NASA is out. While nothing is final (this is, after all, a presidential budget going up against a Congress that has not supported Obama's policies), NASA tends to have …

Scientists discovered something surprising about why we take sighs of relief

Well, you can discount that advice entirely, because sighing's actually a crucial reflex that keeps our lungs healthy, and researchers have just uncovered the switch in our brain that controls it.<p>The team identified two tiny clusters of neurons in the brain stem that automatically turn normal …

Los Angeles

At Least 10 People Are Killed in Train Crash in Germany

Many others are injured in head-on collision between two trains near the Bavarian town of Bad Aibling<p>BERLIN—Two commuter trains collided head-on at high speed in southern Germany on Tuesday, leaving at least 10 dead and dozens injured, in one of the country’s worst railway crashes in years.<p>The …

Germany

Nuclear Fusion Hit a Massive Milestone in Germany

A brand-new reactor, an experimental stellarator design called Wendelstein 7-X, was successfully booted up to an extent where it created hydrogen plasma.<p><i>This story was translated from the original published by Motherboard Germany.</i><p>The Max Planck Institute in Greifswald reached a true milestone in …

Rare images of a remote sub-Antarctic volcano erupting

By simply being in the right place at the right time, scientists have captured photos of an extremely remote sub-Antarctic volcano erupting.<p>The Big …

10 Best Backpacking Trips in U.S. Parks

Adventure<p>This year the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th birthday. Over the past century, the agency has protected and managed a system that has grown to now include 59 parks in 27 states and ranges from famed summer-vacation destination icons like Yellowstone and Yosemite to the …

National Parks

7 Smart Habits of Leaders Who Always Get Successful Results

Success and productivity don't just happen--they're the results of smart habits.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining the conversation on social media with</i> …

Oregon Occupation Leaders Arrested, One Dead in Shooting

Oregon occupation protest leaders Ammon and Ryan Bundy were arrested Tuesday in a highway traffic stop that ended in gunfire and left an anti-government rancher dead. Five others were also detained.<p>Law enforcement authorities intercepted the group as it headed to a community meeting north of the …

Is coconut oil really a miracle food? Surprising facts about this saturated fat

Wondering about all the hoopla surrounding coconut oil? Is it really a miracle “super fat,” as many natural health bloggers claim? Coconut oil's champions say it works as a treatment against everything from Alzheimer’s disease to thyroid issues. So, what's the truth?<p>No miracle fats<p>Despite what some …

Nutrition

Your Business Means Nothing If No One Knows Who You Are

Last fall, I was invited to an exclusive event at the Hollywood Hills home of <i>Never Eat Alone</i> author Keith Ferrazzi. The top leaders from across the …

Extremely Rare Gemstone Could Prove That There’s an Ocean Hidden Deep Inside Earth

Researchers believe that deep below the Earth's surface lies an ocean of water. This might sound like something straight out of a science fiction movie, but thanks to a tiny, extremely rare gemstone, there's cause to believe the seemingly impossible exists. The special stone is called ringwoodite, …

University of Alberta

Why Do Different People Need Different Amounts of Sleep?

Whether you're a morning or evening person could be guided by your genes.<p>How much sleep do we need? It's a fundamental question about a basic human function we've been practising for millennia, but there's still no simple answer. In recent years, scientific advances have suggested that it may in …

Associated Press News

This technology is quietly changing everything from smartphones to cars to virtual reality

Project Tango, like similar efforts from Microsoft, Apple, and Intel, is trying to give smartphones and other devices the ability to perceive depth and space the way humans do.<p>That sounds nerdy, but the potential effects of the shift towards depth perception are profound: Get ready for apps that …

Augmented Reality

Lumosity let you down? 7 proven strategies to keep your brain sharp

If you want to protect your brain, you don't need an app for it.<p>You may have heard developer Lumosity was fined a whopping $2-million by the FTC for claims it deceived customers into believing its computer games improve brain performance.<p>The good news: there are numerous, simple ways to sharpen …

Alzheimer's Disease

New Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Watch your sugar, but enjoy the eggs and coffee

For all you health-conscious eaters who have your eggs and coffee with a side order of guilt, get ready to celebrate the latest government advice: It's OK to eat foods rich in cholesterol, drink as many as five cups of joe daily and enjoy a range of long-disparaged fats.<p>That pronouncement is part …

Beverages

Leader of armed Oregon group wants land transfer, then will go home

A leader of the small, armed group that is occupying a remote national wildlife preserve in Oregon said Tuesday they will go home when a plan is in place to turn over management of federal lands to locals.<p>Ammon Bundy told reporters at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge that ranchers, loggers and …

Obama thrusts gun control debate into forefront of 2016 race

WASHINGTON (AP) — With his emotional plea for America to embrace some gun control, President Barack Obama on Thursday thrust the contentious issue to …

Gun Control

Chemistry: Four elements added to periodic table

<b>Four chemical elements have been formally added to the periodic table, completing the scheme's seventh row.</b><p>They are the first to be included in the table since 2011, when elements 114 and 116 were added.<p>The first true iteration of the table was produced in 1869 by the Russian chemist Dmitri …

Chemistry

How Gratitude Literally Saved My Life

I remember being told in church during the midst of my depression that ingratitude was the greatest of all sins, and that God expected me to be happy and to praise Him every day of my life. Perhaps there was some real love behind these messages, but I certainly didn't feel it at the time. It felt …

Silicon Nanoparticles Could Make Magnesium The Next Aluminum

In the mid-19th century, aluminum was one of the most expensive metals on Earth, even though it’s one of the most abundant metals in the Earth’s crust. That was because of the expensive and complicated process needed to turn it from its natural state to the metal we all enjoy. In the late 1880s, …

Nanotech

Ayahuasca: a Possible Cure for Alcoholism and Depression

Brazil is at the forefront of research into ayahuasca as a therapeutic drug.<p>Jorge* is around 60 years old, works a white collar job, has gray hair, married children, and grown grandchildren. People who work with him would never imagine that he participates in religious rituals using a mind altering …

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven't Noticed

Most of us haven't quite realized there is something extraordinary happening.<p>A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the world from a different perspective: the one that everything is …

Ancient Civilization

Germany turned on its stellarator W7-X

Germany