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This Strategy Will Make Your Tinder Game Much Stronger

Want to get more attention on Tinder? Sending a GIF—instead of a text or emoji—increases the likelihood of receiving a response by 30%, the company …

Apps

Hubble spots cluster of monster stars

Astronomers have identified nine massive stars that are more than 100 times the mass of the sun. The team made the discovery using the Hubble Space …

Universe

Birds use language like humans, joining calls together to form sentences

Birds form complex sentences by joining calls together to create new meanings, scientists have found<p>Birds use language like humans, joining specific ‘chirrups’ together to form complex sentences – the first creature that has ever been shown to do so.<p>Scientists have known for some time that animals …

This Animal Tears Its Face Off to Open Its Mouth

There’s a small, tentacled freshwater animal called a hydra, whose mouth disappears every time it closes.<p>I really mean that: it disappears. When your mouth closes, the two halves are still distinct. No matter how tightly you purse your lips together, they’re still separate bits of flesh. The same …

The neuroscience of ADHD

<i>Mitch Blunt</i><p>Half of the American preschoolers diagnosed with ADHD are given drugs to treat the symptoms. Is that necessary? Is there another …

A Meditation for Beginners with Deepak Chopra

This simple practice from Sonima.com will introduce you to fundamental meditation techniques such as observing the breath and self-regulation.Take a …

Voltaire and Atheism

By Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and Agiou Vlasiou<p>The French writer and philosopher Voltaire (1694-1778) is known as an enlightener, and many …

Human Rights

People with anxiety may be hard-wired to see world differently

(Reuters Health) - People with anxiety may not be able to distinguish between neutral and threatening stimuli as well as individuals without anxiety, a small study suggests.<p>Researchers designed a sound experiment to explore the brain’s plasticity, or its ability to change and respond to new …

The Brain

This hotel in Japan is staffed by robots. Here’s what happens when you check in.

WE’VE ALL BEEN THERE -arriving late at night to a new city, exhausted from the trip and wanting to go straight to bed. But between you and the bed is …

Japan

Why This Man Travels Without Luggage

Globetrotter Jonathan Yevin on minimalism and why "traveling is not a natural talent."<p>When he's not at home in Brooklyn, designing rooftop gardens across New York City, 37-year-old Jonathan Yevin is living the dream, spending six to ten months a year on the road as a writer and adventurer. He has …

99m-year-old lizard trapped in amber could give clue to 'lost ecosystem'

Specimen analysed after discovery in Myanmar is found to be well preserved and 75m years older than previous tropical lizard discoveries<p>A fossilised lizard found in south-east Asia preserved in amber dates back 99m years, US scientists have determined, making it the oldest specimen of its kind and …

'Ghostlike' octopus found in Pacific may belong to new species

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An underwater research craft has spotted a "ghostlike" octopus that appears to belong to a previously unknown species on the ocean floor near Hawaii, a discovery that highlights how little is known about the deep sea, a U.S. zoologist said on Saturday.<p>The milky white creature, …

You Can Heal Yourself With Your Mind (For Real)

From multiple sclerosis to chronic pain to HIV, science is increasingly showing us that what’s in a patient’s head affects how the body heals.<p>I met …

Immune System

Intro Readings in Philosophy Series Starting Now(ish)!!!!

You're fired up, you are ready. To read some philosophy, and OHYEAH!, talk about it.<p>Well, you're ready for the Intro Readings in Philosophy Not …

The Uncontrolling Love of God, Part Deux (Causality, “Reformed Theology”, etc)

I’ve already given something of a full review of Thomas Oord’s book <i>The Uncontrolling Love of God</i><i></i> over at <i>Christianity Today.</i><i></i> Oord has very charitably …

Religions of the Constantinian Empire (Review)

Review<p>by Alex Criddle<br>published on 01 March 2016<p><b>Rating:</b><p>Religions of the Constantinian Empire by Mark Edwards is a phenomenal book. He writes a very …

These Earbuds Will Give You Bionic Super-Hearing

<b>Correction appended Wednesday, March 2</b><p>The world is a prison. As I close my front gate, it slams like a heavy cell door securing itself shut. My …

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