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Neuroscientist And Former Addict Explains What We Get Wrong About Addiction

The prevailing view that addiction is a disease, just like depression or diabetes, is wrong, according to a leading neuroscientist.<p>Marc Lewis, the author of <i>Memoirs of an Addicted Brain</i> and <i>The Biology of Desire</i>, insists that addiction is <i>not</i> a disease and that presenting it as such is harmful.<p>The …

Drug Addiction

Quantum Computing: From Theory To Reality

The word <i>quantum</i> often portends New Age mumbo-jumbo, in spite of the fact that quantum mechanics underlies many of today’s most important technologies, including lasers and the semiconductors found in every computer chip.<p>Nevertheless, today quantum computing is becoming a reality. And while it may …

Quantum Computing

Astronomers suggest that the Milky Way is not the most friendly place for life

However, the cosmos is vast and we don't really have any idea which bits of it are actually habitable.<p>But what if we could target the search? We have built the first-ever "cosmobiological" model mapping the galaxies in our local universe to help us understand which ones are habitable.<p>Surprisingly, …

Durham University

Farthest galaxy detected

Caltech astronomers detect the farthest galaxy yet with Keck telescope<p>A team of Caltech researchers that has spent years searching for the earliest …

The 4 Supplements That Build Muscle

First off, you do not need supplements in order to gain muscle. Supplements make a 20% difference in your results. It's the hard work, eating whole …

Organic milk 'is less healthy than regular milk and could harm child IQ'

The discovery that organic milk has one third less iodine could have serious health implications, say researchers at the University of Reading<p>Organic milk is less healthy than regular milk and could cause unborn babies to have lower IQs, a study suggests.<p>Compared with conventionally-produced milk, …

Top 10 Hubble Photos - Photo Gallery

NASA; ESA; F. PARESCE, INAF-IASF, BOLOGNA, ITALY; R. O’CONNELL, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA;<br>WIDE FIELD CAMERA 3 SCIENCE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE<p>10<b>Cosmic Fireworks</b> Sparkling with energy, a cluster of young stars lights up a cavity in the roiling dust of the Tarantula Nebula. For Zoltan Levay, charged with …

You’re praying to the wrong God: What organized religion gets wrong about prayer

Here’s how science and spirituality might find common ground — and learn something about the universe<p>The power of praying comes from daring to enter that mysterious place between the emerging God and us. But it’s not an empty space—it’s our own selves on progressively larger size scales, where we …

Spirituality

Physicists Warming Up the LHC Accidentally Create a Rainbow Universe — NOVA Next

After two years of extensive upgrades, the Large Hadron Collider was warming up on March 21 for another round of experiments when a circuit …

15 Foods You Should Never Eat

The foods to eliminate from your diet now.<p>We know we should stay clear of hard-and-fast food but some foods can seriously mess with your health.<p>"It doesn't mean you'll get sick, get cancer, or die if you eat a dangerous food once," says Nneka Leiba, deputy director of research at the Environmental …

Nutrition

Mullen: Iran ‘More Difficult Challenge’ than

A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who served in both the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations said Sunday that Iran poses “a much more difficult challenge” than the threat posed by the terrorist group ISIS.<p>Iran is an "incredibly complex country that we don't understand very …

South Asia

The Next Einstein May Be A 27-Year-Old Iranian Woman

It’s hard not to love Einstein. He was a scientist who made predictions so ridiculously accurate that they couldn’t be proved correct until long after his death. Here’s an amazing example: in 1916 he theorized that a pulsar would attract its orbiting white dwarf at a rate of 7mm per day. At the …

University of Cambridge

We now have the technology to really test Einstein's theory of relativity

A century ago this year, a young Swiss physicist, who had already revolutionized physics with discoveries about the relationship between space and …

Mindfulness Is Effective For Both Anxiety and Depression

Mindfulness is “the intentional, accepting and non-judgemental focus of one’s attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the …

The Weird Quantum Behavior of Light, Captured in a Lab

Subatomic particles—photons, let’s say, or electrons—sometimes also act like waves. And waves sometimes act like subatomic particles. It’s weird. …

Anthropology

The Question That Could Unite Quantum Theory With General Relativity:

Is Spacetime Countable?<p>Current thinking about quantum gravity assumes that spacetime exists in countable lumps, like grains of sand. That can’t be …

Quantum Mechanics

Faith Crashers: Why Does God Kill People in the Old Testament?

There is a growing refrain among non-theists: reading the Bible made me an atheist. Commonly, they point to difficult to understand Old Testament …

​Adult ADHD Symptoms - Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Men’s Health

​10 Adult ADHD Symptoms Every Impulsive, Procrastinating Guy Must Know<p>It's not just a problem for kids​<p>Getty Images<p>Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders diagnosed in kids. But while it's often considered a children's condition, it can affect …

12 Foods Nutritionists Say You Should Splurge On

We're all pinching pennies at the grocery store these days, but sometimes the cheapest items available might not be the healthiest. So where should …

Nutrition

12 Scary Facts Your Skin Can Reveal About Your Health

<b>Yellow Eyes</b><br>Eyes that turn a shade of yellow may be due to a condition known as scleral icterus, which could possibly indicate that your liver isn't functioning properly, says dermatologist Soheil Simzar, M.D.<p><b>Eye Bags and Puffiness</b><br>High-sodium foods and a diet rich in salt can promote water retention …

NASA releases the highest resolution photo ever taken

THE ANDROMEDA galaxy (or M31 as NASA scientists call it) is 2.5 million light-years away and contains one trillion stars, but these figures did not …

Universe

ISIS Goes Medieval on Gays

Upon seeing pictures of a gay man thrown to his death by masked jihadis in Iraq, I thought—as a gay man, myself—‘There but for the grace of Allah go …

5 Ways to Make Your Mac and iPhone Play Nice

Apple’s newest desktop operating system, Yosemite, is all about making Macs link up with iPhones and iPads in new and exciting ways. And with tricks …

Mac App Store

Three New Earth-Size Planets Found "Nearby"

The Kepler space telescope has spotted over 1,000 exoplanets beyond our solar system, and its latest finds are three almost Earth-sized planets, including one in the habitable zone circling the star EPIC 201367075, just 150 light years from Earth.<p>In the cosmic sense, that’s right around the block, …

Universe

Scientific Study Finds Eating Coconut Oil Daily Leads to Reduction in Waist Size

#Repost! <b>COCONUT IS THE ANSWER TO EVERYTHING!</b><p>Researchers now know that weight loss associated with coconut oil is related to the length of the fatty …

Evolution: Why do we have lips?

Human beings are unusual in that our mouths are surrounded by hypersensitive, easily-hurt pink tissue – why? Jason G Goldman investigates.<p>They kind of flap around on the front of your face, get dried out and chapped in the winter, and occasionally get caught up between your teeth and mistaken for …

Lips

8 More Muscle Building SuperFoods – Fitness Volt Bodybuilding & Fitness Magazine

In the first edition, I brought you Seven Muscle Building Superfoods, that focused predominantly on high quality protein sources, for protein …

Nutrition

14 Foods Nutritionists Never Eat

<b>Processed and/or Canned Meat or Cheese</b><br>"I particularly avoid those that are made with additional thickeners, preservatives, sugar, or a high content of preservatives. Animal products (and food products in general) that have to sit on a shelf inherently require a decent amount of processing to …