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Even one night of bad sleep causes dangerous changes in your brain, a new study found

One of the most important things that happens when we drift off at night is a cleansing process: sleep helps remove toxins from the human brain.<p>Scientists recently found that even one night of sleep deprivation causes the buildup of a kind of protein that's known to make up the plaque that …

Colored Pigments and Complex Tools Suggest Humans Were Trading 100,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Believed

<i>What the heck are these?</i> thought Rick Potts. The Smithsonian paleoanthropologist was looking at a small, round, charcoal-colored lump. The stubby …

Yale study reveals gut bacteria can spread to other organs to trigger autoimmune disease

A new study from Yale University has discovered that a certain type of gut bacteria can migrate from the gut to other parts of the body, triggering …

Ancient Human Remains Document Migration From Asia To America

In Alaska, scientists have uncovered something they say is remarkable: the remains of two infants dating back more than 11,000 years.<p>Their discovery is evidence of the earliest wave of migration into the Americas.<p>"It's incredibly rare," says Ben Potter, an archaeologist at the University of Alaska …

Anthropology

The best comics of 2017

Escapism has long been a driving tenet of comic books, but as the medium has evolved, creators have started to see the value of comics as tools to …

First Draft: 14 Screenwriting Books Every Screenwriter Should Read

In partnership with <i>Creative Screenwriting</i> and <i>ScreenCraft</i>, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting.What are the best …

That 'Alien Megastructure' Star Just Kicked Into Action Again, And Scientists Are Freaking Out

We're not saying it's aliens.<p>The strangest star in the Universe has suddenly kicked into gear again, with researchers reporting that its light has …

Universe

10 podcasts to help you keep up with the news cycle

<b>Russian meddling, bombs in Syria,</b> White House intrigues, North Korea. They could be the lyrics to that Billy Joel song, but they’re also headlines …

Journalism

What People In The West Get Wrong About Meditation, According to Master Buddhists

Meditation is increasingly regarded as one of the most beneficial practices for the mind, body and soul. But you don’t have to go deep into the …

How Broken Is College, and Can We Fix it?

Addressing the challenges facing colleges is about safeguarding the social mobility and economic vitality they enable.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Higher Education

Windows 10 Store Refunds ‘Call of Duty’ Player Because Nobody's Playing It

PC gamers who bought the game from the Windows 10 Store can’t play with everyone else<p>Every year, Activision releases another <i>Call of Duty</i> and gamers across the world scramble to get their hands on the new shooter. Fans love the single player campaign, but the game's polished, fun, and fast-paced …

Did the Smithsonian cover up an Ancient Egyptian Colony in the Grand Canyon?

<b>Did the Smithsonian Institute cover up the mind-boggling discovery of an ancient Egyptian Colony in the Grand Canyon? According to a news article</b> …

Ancient History

Possible Chinese Skeletons Could Rewrite Roman History

According to the findings published in the October issue of the Journal of Archaeological Science, Roman Britain may have been more diverse—and ties …

A Physicist Has Created a Lab-Sized "Black Hole"

The experiment's results may finally prove that Hawking radiation exists.<p>Black holes swallow up everything, and nothing escapes. This property, the most iconic characteristic of these mysterious space phenomena, had its first major challenge this week when Techonion professor Jeff Steinhauer posted …

Moving From Lecture to Learning

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Seven books to read before you start writing your own

A first-time author shares her reading list as she was preparing to write her novel.<p>“I never read a novel till I was 18,” Sunjeev Sahota, author of</i> …

How My Mother Writing About My Life Actually Taught Me About Myself

"It was very much the occupational hazard of being the daughter of popular author Erica 'FEAR OF FLYING' Jong."<p>"How do you feel about being depicted the way you are in this book?" I paused. I was confused. I was on the phone with a reporter whom my mother had asked me to speak to. The reporter was …

Photonic Propulsion Could Send a Spacecraft to Mars in As Little As 3 Days

If the technology can actually be scaled enough to use on space probes, it might be the key to visiting worlds outside our solar system.<p>There's no argument in the astronomical community—rocket-propelled spacecraft can take us only so far. The SLS will likely take us to Mars, and future rockets …

This Bodypaint Artist Is Taking Superhero Cosplay To Intricate New Levels

Heidi Klum should be very worried. The entrepreneurial cosplay queen may rule Halloween every year, but when it comes to superheroes, one Canadian artist goes even harder in the paint.<p>Rather than constructing an entire costume—Klum used a prosthetics team for her elaborate Jessica Rabbit in 2015, …

The HTC Vive isn't limited to perfectly square rooms

I'm not gonna lie: I was jealous when I heard that my colleague Sean Buckley got to play <i>12</i> virtual reality games in Seattle last week. (He even moaned about it later.) I got to try "only" four on the Vive Pre at HTC's Taipei headquarters. But that's OK, because in the end I also had a blast -- to …

Rajasthan a Dream Destination for Photographers

Hilltop forts, camels climbing sand dunes, mustached men in turbans, women in colorful saris, religious temples, are all a part of the many photographic possibilities of Rajasthan, India.<p>The word Rajasthan means "land of kings." Rajasthan is in west India and shares a border with Pakistan. The Thar …

Unbelievable Realist Paintings of Women Underwater Look Like Photos

Matt Story's paintings look like frozen memories.<p>Recalling both idyllic summer days at the pool, New York-based painter Matt Story captures many facets of the underwater world with an eerie accuracy just shy of hyperrealism in his new show at Robert Lange Studios, <i>Water</i>. The collection depicts women …

Entanglement: Gravity's long-distance connection

When Albert Einstein scoffed at a “spooky” long-distance connection between particles, he wasn’t thinking about his general theory of …

Who Controls Your Mind? (Hint: It's Not Your Brain)

One of the easiest bets to win is to offer a million dollars to anyone who can accurately predict their next thought. It would be foolhardy to accept such a bet. As we all experience every day -- and yet rarely notice -- our thoughts are unpredictable and spontaneous. They come and go at will, and …

How I Came to Appreciate Teachers

It's 1999, and I'm sitting in an Advanced Placement history class. I think to myself, "All this memorization and testing will make sense when I grow up. There's a reason for all this that I don't understand yet."<p>I hated history class. I hated it with a deep passion. Class time involved the teacher …

13 steps anyone can take to get rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

Prompted by legendary businessman Andrew Carnegie, who turned a few nickels and dimes into a fortune, journalist Napoleon Hill researched more than 500 self-made millionaires over 20 years before releasing his 1937 best-seller "Think and Grow Rich."<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that the magic …

Self-improvement

\'Muslims are just sick of Islam\': More refugees in Iraq embracing Jesus Christ

More and more Muslim refugees in UN camps in Iraq are embracing Jesus Christ and expressing repugnance of their former religion, Christian Aid …

Is knowledge the key to success? Righteousness?

We live in an incredible age where we can retrieve almost any piece of information we need within a few seconds. When we look back through history …

Lessons learned from San Antonio Spurs: The Bonner Principle

Perhaps the greatest reason the Spurs are such a successful team, setting records for consecutive playoff appearances, is that they follow the …

And God Said No.

The recent announcement by Isaiah Austin, Baylor basketball team's 7 foot 1" center, that he has Marfan Syndrome and will not be able to continue to …