Justin Winans

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There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Science often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to satisfy your curiosity on subjects ranging from computer …

Human Rights

15 Impossibly Cool Products Every Parent Needs To Own

Gadgets and gizmos a-plenty, just for kids.

Gear & Gadgets

Marin’s Nicasio Might Be Our Favorite New Bike

It’s a versatile, affordable, attractive ride that even comes with a real head badge<p>Most often, new-bike buzz is buzziest around the fanciest stuff in a company’s product line: the halo products with prices that creep well into decent-used-car territory. Marin’s Nicasio—coming for 2017—defies that …

The best board games of 2015, Board Game Geek's Golden Geek awards

The internet's definitive hobby gaming community weighs in on the best of the best<p>The members of BoardGameGeek.com, the go-to source for board games community and information online, have announced the winners of the 2015 Golden Geek Awards. The big winner this year is <i>Pandemic Legacy</i>, which won …

Working Lego Model of the Earth, Moon, and Sun Is Remarkably 97 Percent Accurate

Few Lego builders are as masterful at combining model-making and engineering as Jason Allemann of JK Brickworks. His latest creation, a miniature …

Here’s What It Would Sound Like If Disney Princesses Sang In Their Native Languages

Calgary’s Preoccupations Leap Beyond Post-Punk And Make The Best Album Of Their Lives<p>Philip Cosores 03.23.18 6 hours ago<p>Jack White Gets Weird (And Has Actual Fun!) On His Very Good New Album<p>Steven Hyden 03.21.18 2 days ago<p>Yo La Tengo’s Masterful New Album And The Challenge Of Old Bands Finding New …

Your drone army awaits: The Ultra-Stealth Nano Drone is now just $19.99

Unlimited high-flying fun awaits in the <b>Ultra-Stealth Nano Drone</b> – the world’s smallest quadcopter, and your new favorite flying toy.<p>This tiny quadcopter is small enough to rest on the tip of your finger, and can easily maneuver through small spaces with acrobatic finesse – and with eight frequency …

I drove the 6,600-lb 'car' that NASA designed for astronauts on Mars, and I'll never see space exploration the same way again

The SEV is one of NASA's concepts for a new generation of flexible vehicles that can transport astronauts across near-earth asteroids and Mars. To see what this might be like, we got inside this 6,600-pound behemoth of a machine for a test run.<p>As you might expect, driving something that's designed …

The Best Bike Ride in Every State

From climbs over majestic mountain passes to blissful Sunday beach cruises, truly great cycling routes can be found in all 50 states, from Maine to Hawaii. Make plans to ride as many as you can.<p><b>ALABAMA</b> <br>The Fort Morgan Ride<br>Start this rocking ride at Lulu’s, home of fried crab claws, then trace …

Junk food is tricking your brain: The depressing science behind your binging

<b>(AP)</b><p>Research reveals fats and sweets alter the brain’s satiety-control mechanism, sending our appetites into hyperdrive<p>Ferris Jabr<p>December 27, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Matthew Brien has struggled with overeating for the past 20 years. At age 24, …

Neuroscience

Scientists enlist the big gun to get climate action: Faith

PARIS (AP) — The cold hard numbers of science haven't spurred the world to curb runaway global warming. So as climate negotiators struggle in Paris, …

Climate Change

19 tricks stores use to make you spend more money

From supermarkets to department stores, retailers employ clever techniques designed to get you to spend more.<p>Stores are carefully engineered, and every aspect of the design has a highly specific purpose — from the background music to the interior wall color.<p>To become more of a savvy shopper — and …

eCommerce

How to look less stupid, according to science

Over the course of any given day, the average person sees plenty of odd behavior. A bizarre outfit or a strange conversation, an unfamiliar gesture …

What Your Eating Habits Reveal About Your Personality

Are you a fast eater, a slow eater or an "isolationist"?<p>You are what you eat, or so the saying goes. But it may be more accurate to say that you are <i>how</i> you eat.<p>Last week, an unscientific but all-too-relatable listicle on LittleThings.com broke down different personality types based on eating …

Psychology

13 Annoying Email Mistakes Even Smart People Make | Inc.com

How good are you at email? We all complain about getting too much of it, and we all try to cut down the time we spend on it. Yet in our email-driven business world, it remains a primary form of communication, something we spend a large part of every workday doing. The amount of time we spend on it …

Time I

A lonely look at Batman, Vader, Gollum and other sci-fi icons (pictures)

Comic Books

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

Self-improvement

No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

(Phys.org) —The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein's theory of …

Physics

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

Hello Pluto! NASA's Visit to the Mystery World Begins

It’s not exactly top secret, but it is too little known: this month, a small, robot spacecraft—built, launched and guided by a team of over 2,500 …

The Best DIY Projects Of 2014

From hacked beer cans to drivable fish tanks, these are the coolest, craziest projects of the year<p>Makers enjoyed a particularly fruitful year in 2014. They created projects ranging from the simple to the complex, the small to the large, and the useful to the bat$&*t crazy. In celebration of that …

Prototypes

The 4 fatal flaws of failed Kickstarter campaigns

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock<p>Crowdfunding is having monumental impacts upon all across all areas of …

Advice on advisers: What separates the great ones from the rest

First-time startup founders and entrepreneurs get their fair share of advice. While most advice can be taken with a grain of salt, I’m a huge believer in the importance and value of leaning on experienced advisers to help you build your company.<p>After recently joining the advisory board of Mobcrush, …

Astronomers Spot First Ice Giant Outside Our Solar System

Astronomers have discovered the first "ice giant" outside our solar system--an exoplanet that looks a lot like the icy worlds in our own solar system, Uranus and Neptune.<p>The first-of-its-kind discovery may answer some big questions about how these strange planets formed the way they did--in our …

Build This Rustic Farmhouse Table

Farmhouse furniture is meant to be a little imperfect. That makes it hard to screw up<p>(Photo by Alison Gootee)<p><b>There's no better way to give thanks than to gather</b> family and friends around an enormous table to share a feast. A farmhouse table would be the perfect spot. You could make one out of …