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The Psychological Quirk That Explains Why You Love Donald Trump

The popularity of the GOP front-runner can be explained by the Dunning-Kruger Effect.<p>Many commentators have argued that Donald Trump’s dominance in the GOP presidential race can be largely explained by ignorance; his candidacy, after all, is most popular among Republican voters without college …

Psychology

Can Your Genes Make You Kill?

Science's search for the roots of violence<p>The killer read his Bible. He drank. Heavily. It was a fall night in 2006, when Bradley Waldroup walked out of his rural trailer in southeastern Tennessee, carrying his .22 caliber hunting rifle. His estranged wife and her friend, Leslie Bradshaw, had just …

Mental Health

This is your brain on LSD

This is a human brain on the psychedelic drug LSD:<p>The image comes from a new study published in the journal <i>PNAS</i>, which used modern techniques to map out the effects of a placebo and LSD on 20 healthy participants' brains.<p>The results show clear differences, with the images of the brain on LSD …

His stress is not like her stress

Muscles tighten, the heart pounds and nausea takes hold: In the face of sudden stress, men and women respond alike. But when threats, scares or …

The 7 Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

How to Immediately Connect With Anyone

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your …

How Isis hijacked pop culture, from Hollywood to video games

Media jihad: why Isis's leaders bow to its propagandists<p>Read more<p>A recent, wearyingly grim clip from Islamic State shows six armed children sweeping a castle in search of bound hostages. One by one, they enter the ruin, their movement tracked by multiple cameras. When, at last, each boy finds a …

Call of Duty

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

Why Do Cops See Guns That Aren’t There?

Too often, cops fire at unarmed citizens because they see a tool, a wallet, even a toy, and think it’s a gun. What happens in the brain when …

York University

12 Mind Tricks That Make You Likable and Help You Get Ahead

Dr. Travis Bradberry shows you how to use the brain's natural quirks to your advantage.<p>When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the …

Brain scans suggest schizophrenia is not one disease - Futurity

MRI scans of 47 people with schizophrenia and 36 healthy people offer more evidence that schizophrenia is not a single disorder.

Found: The First Mechanical Gear in a Living Creature

U.K. scientists find the first biological gears on a jumping insect half the size of a fire ant.<p><b>With two diminutive legs locked into a leap-ready position</b>, the tiny jumper bends its body taut like an archer drawing a bow. At the top of its legs, a minuscule pair of gears engage—their strange, …

The disturbing consequences of seeing your doppelganger

One morning, a man discovered his double staring him in the eyes. Anil Ananthaswamy explores a dangerous hallucination that reveals how the brain constructs our sense of self.<p>More than two decades ago, Peter Brugger, as a PhD student in neuropsychology at the University Hospital Zurich in …

Consciousness

Why people hate Michael Bay (but love Furious 7)

<i>Furious 7</i> didn't just have a big opening over Easter weekend, it broke Hollywood records. Many of them. What's interesting is how much of the pop culture world seems to be in love with The Fast and the Furious series, complete with marathons, timelines and all sorts of excited nerdiness leading up …

Do colours really warp our behaviour?

Red paint is meant to inflame our passions while blue and green keeps us calm – but Claudia Hammond finds that their true influence is not what you’d expect.<p>We can spend hours choosing the right paint colour for a room to create just the mood we want. We pore over paint charts and bring home tester …

British Columbia

'Hacktivist' group Anonymous says it will avenge Charlie Hebdo attacks by shutting down jihadist websites

Hacker group Anonymous have released a video condemning the Paris attacks, saying "freedom of expression has suffered an inhuman assault"<p>Hacker group Anonymous have released a video and a statement via Twitter condemning the <b>attacks on Charlie Hebdo</b>, in which 12 people, including eight journalists, …

Charlie Hebdo

Swap in bigger, cheaper PS4 hard drives with Nyko's new Data Bank add-on

Accessory maker Nyko is releasing a new hard drive dock for the PlayStation 4 that, while maybe not the most elegant of accessories, allows console owners to swap in larger 3.5 inch hard drives for extra storage.<p>The Nyko Data Bank introduces compatibility for 3.5 inch hard drives — instead of 2.5 …

Kepler 438b: Most Earth-like planet ever discovered could be home for alien life

New discovery is likely to be a rocky world in the ‘Goldilocks’ zone of its parent star where the temperature is just right for liquid water to flow<p>An alien world that orbits a distant star in the constellation of Lyra may be the most Earth-like planet ever found outside the solar system.<p>The …

Planetary Habitability

How to cook your favorite video game meals in the real-world [correction]

If you've ever wondered what in-game food actually tastes like in the real-world, a new cook book of game-inspired recipes is now available featuring meals based on grub from <i>Skyrim</i>, <i>Fallout: New Vegas</i> and more.<p><i>Fry Scores: An Unofficial Guide to Video Game Grub</i> was written over a period of two years …

What Are Those Strange Things You See Floating In Your Eye?

Have you ever noticed a strange little worm-like speck drifting aimlessly about in your field of vision? These annoying little squiggly lines, or …

Protein

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why No One Can Remember Being A Baby

Infants' memories may be wiped clean by the genesis of new brain cells, a study in rodents suggests.<p>The findings offer an explanation for why people can't recall memories from early childhood, a century-old mystery.<p>The study's authors "make a very interesting and compelling case," says …

What I learned making, and spending, a fortune in Hearthstone

I have 125 "free" packs of <i>Goblins vs. Gnomes</i> <i>Hearthstone</i> cards.<p>There wasn’t any weird trick to doing this. I’ve just been playing the game regularly for nearly a year.<p><i>Hearthstone</i> gives you a daily quest that rewards in-game currency, or gold, for accomplishing tasks like winning games with different …

Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?

Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born<p>A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the universe is understood.<p>Radical new research led by a British scientist has suggested that there may …

Dark Matter

Zano Micro-Drone is Tiny, Autonomous, and Equipped with Optical Image Stabilization

Micro-drones are typically thought of as more of a toy rather than a tool. If you want to capture real recreational aerial footage, you buy a bigger, …

This Video Game Is So Hard, You Need To Go Around The World In Order To Win

For the most part, even the hardest video games can be completed from the comfort of your own home. Or sometimes even on the train on the way home from work. It might take you hours or days or weeks, but you don't need much more than some snacks and perhaps a coffee to get you through those hard …

The McLaren P1 GTR makes the base P1 look tame

The wickedest booty in supercardom.<p>The McLaren P1 GTR doesn't officially arrive for another year or so, but the car's design was revealed last night in Monterey. It's wicked.<p>The track only-behemoth's V8+electric IPAS powertrain makes a combined 986 hp in GTR trim—an 82-hp leap over the road car. …

Photos: 2015 McLaren MSO P1

Watch Kerbal Space Program's NASA-inspired Asteroid Redirect Mission

<i>Kerbal Space Program</i>'s forthcoming Asteroid Redirect Mission is being created in collaboration with NASA and a video released today by developer Squad breaks down its three parts.<p>Announced early this month, <i>Kerbal Space Program</i>'s upcoming expansion shares its name and theme with an upcoming NASA …