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This Italian Family Feels No Pain, And Scientists Finally Understand Why

A real-life superpower.<p>Scientists have identified a mysterious genetic mutation that effectively negates the sensation of pain, enabling people with …

AI is now so complex its creators can’t trust why it makes decisions

Artificial intelligence is seeping into every nook and cranny of modern life. AI might tag your friends in photos on Facebook or choose what you see on Instagram, but materials scientists and NASA researchers are also beginning to use the technology for scientific discovery and space …

Artificial Intelligence

Groundbreaking empirical research shows where innovation really comes from

Breaking down barriers for underrepresented kids could quadruple America’s pool of inventors.<p>Gaps in opportunity for talented kids with low socioeconomic status don’t just hold back poor, female, black, or Latino children as individuals — they also impose potentially enormous losses to society as a …

The Answer To Life, The Universe — And Everything? It's 63

Often, as we go through the world, the key is to ask the right question.<p>When it comes to figuring out the nature of physical reality, part of that process starts at the absolute edge of the observable universe — the cosmic horizon, a distant layer from which light has only just, in this very …

Dark Matter

The simple step parents can take to teach their kids persistence and grit

You’re at home trying to make fresh tomato sauce, but can’t seem to get the tomatoes out of their plastic container from the grocery store. The bottom latch is not opening, so you pull harder. Although you’ve never seen this type of tomato container before, you have opened many similar ones in the …

Here Are 16 Psychological Tricks to Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

7 Brain and Body Supplements for Limitless Performance

Take your business game to the next level by improving cognitive performance and enhancing your body's natural chemistry.<p>Even the finest margins can have a massive impact on peak performance and general levels of well-being and success. Whether it's pushing yourself physically or mentally, there …

The Best Self-Help Advice Ever, According to a Life Coach

I’m an addict, and self-help material is my drug. I consume it every single day. I follow all the great teachers (alive and dead). I’ve read more …

Want Deeper Relationships? Stop Being So Polite All the Time

Good manners, kind acts, and politeness are welcome mats for candid conversations. That's where the real trust is built.<p>Trusted relationships are paramount in business and in life. The better you are at developing these, the more successful you'll be. Interactions get tricky as entrepreneurs seek …

Neuroscientists have figured out why you can’t concentrate at work

Even though most people think about themselves as primarily visual beings, neuroscience reveals a complex “connectome” of brain cells that connects all of our senses. Try writing a report in a noisy, uncomfortable place with the smells of the office microwave wafting over to your desk, and the …

Optimize Your Daily Schedule for Maximum Productivity -- Here's How

Highly successful entrepreneurs stay organized and accomplish a lot by following a routine. Are you one of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is one thing all highly successful business people do to stay organized and focused throughout the day: They all follow …

When it comes to keeping our brains young, we need to rise to new challenges

As we get older, our thinking skills often deteriorate: we get slower, more forgetful, less good at learning new things. Yet not everyone experiences …

15 Great TED Talks for Sparking Creativity (Infographic)

From graphic designers to painters to writers, these TED Talks are bound to give your creativity a boost.<p>Need a creative booster? One of your best resources is just a click away. TED Talks provides a variety of inspirational and creative videos from some of today’s most successful people.<p>Whether …

Sky-Charting Mobile Apps Can Be Your Astronomical Time Machine

Astronomy sky-charting apps such as SkySafari 5, Starwalk 2 and Stellarium Mobile are terrific for showing you what's in your sky every night, but …

At Least One Star Will Have A Very Close Encounter With Our Sun

The Sun is good. Without our hot, gas ball of a friend, we'd all be dead. More accurately, we would have never been born! So it's a good thing that …

An exec at Alphabet's moonshot lab says treating his brain like an employee has made him happier

Ask it to come up with a solution to a problem (how many letters are on this page?), and it'll immediately spit out something easy (count them!), even if it's not the most effective (use a digital word count tool).<p>Under stress, the brain is even more of a slacker, meaning the first response it …

Chefs' Recipes, Restaurant News, Food Events & Trends | Tasting Table

How to Make 5 Different Citrus Garnishes<p>Learn the easiest ways to add flair to your cocktails

This is how your brain tells time

It takes a whole lotta gray matter.<p>Your mind is constantly counting: the rhythm of your speech, the minutes until your next snack, the awful pause between text messages. Without all that tallying, you’d misinterpret a friend’s motives, or (horrors!) miss doughnut time. So how does your clever …

What Google's Highest-Rated Training Program Can Teach You About Getting Ahead

Take a peek inside Google's corporate mindfulness program, and see what it can do for you.<p>It's the most highly rated training program at Google.<p>It has the longest waiting list to get in.<p>But it isn't about a topic you might expect that would help employees get ahead at a company like that.<p>It isn't, …

Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (CNTK) for Deep Learning

Date<p>July 18, 2017<p>Speaker<p>Sayan Pathak; Cha Zhang; Yanmin Qian; Chris Basoglu<p>Affiliation<p>Microsoft; Microsoft; Shanghai Jiaotong University; …

Just 10 Minutes a Day of This Activity Can Boost Your Kid’s Brain Power, Says Science

Just another reason to get your kids moving.<p>The benefits of exercise are well-known, but a new study has found a notable perk for children who break …

How mountain biking makes us smarter - MBR

Need an excuse to ride?<p>Forget Countdown, crosswords and quizzes; all we need to do is ride. Improved spatial memory, thinking skills, attention and …

New Study Shows How Your Gut Bacteria Could Influence Anxiety

A Healthy Gut Microbiome<p>A team of researchers from the APC Microbiome Institute of the University College Cork in Ireland has stumbled upon an …

Dancing may help to combat brain aging

Get your dancing shoes on - your brain will thank you for it. This is the take-away message from a new study, which found that physical activity in …

Hippocampus

Protein turnover could be clue to living longer

LA JOLLA -- (Aug. 30, 2017) It may seem paradoxical, but studying what goes wrong in rare diseases can provide useful insights into normal health. …

Parkinson's: Stem cells restore nerve function in monkeys

Using stem cells, scientists have managed to restore nerve function in monkeys with Parkinson's disease. The findings may change therapeutic …

Could this hormone rejuvenate memory?

A new study published in <i>The Journal of Experimental Medicine</i> suggests that increased levels of a bone-produced hormone may prevent cognitive decline …

Memory Loss

Quantum Theory Rebuilt From Simple Physical Principles

Physicists are trying to rewrite the axioms of quantum theory from scratch in an effort to understand what it all means. The problem? They’ve been …

Quantum Theory

The Next Five Game of Thrones Chapters Have Been "Leaked" by an AI

Move Over, George<p><i>Warning: This post is dark and full of spoilers for the extended A Song of Ice and Fire book series on which the hit HBO show Game</i> …

What happens to the brain as we age?

Brain aging is inevitable to some extent, but not uniform; it affects everyone, or every brain, differently. Slowing down brain aging or stopping it …