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Ancestry Made Its Privacy Policy More Transparent, but It Still Claims to Own Your DNA

When you spit in a test tube in hopes of finding out about your ancestry, you’re giving companies like AncestryDNA access to a whole lot of very …

Loneliness Can Be Toxic

Carrie Aulenbacher grew up painfully lonely in rural Pennsylvania. Despite having a loving husband and friends, the 39-year-old administrative …

Want to Raise Successful Kids Who Aren't Perfectionists? This 27-Year, 41,000-Person Study Shows How

The study shows the wrong kind of youth movement--one of rising perfectionism. Here's why it's bad, and what to do.<p>I'd hazard a guess that one out of every three interview respondents uses "I'm just too much of a perfectionist" as the weakness to talk about in interviews--as if it were an okay …

Genetically engineered probiotics to turn vegetables into cancer-killing agents

Imagine recruiting a strain of gut bacteria to help target and kill cancer cells in your colon? A team from the National University of Singapore …

These bird feathers are so black your eyes can't focus on them

It's like, how much more black could this be?<p>What do birds and aerospace engineers have in common? Both have invented incredibly dark, “super-black” surfaces that absorb almost every last bit of light that strikes them.<p>Of course scientists worked intentionally to devise these materials. It’s …

All Your Memories Are Stored by One Weird, Ancient Molecule

We actually borrowed our ability to form memories from viruses.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Biology, Evolution & History<p>The revolution will not be televised. …

Want to be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation? Experts Say These 5 Techniques Will Work

Whether you're a social butterfly or a total introvert, it doesn't matter. These techniques will help you shine in any conversation.<p>You walk into a room at a social event where people are mingling and networking near the bar. In one corner of the room, something catches your eye. You notice a small …

Dogs can't speak human. Here's the tech that could change that.

A pet translator could be available in less than a decade.<p>What if your pet dog or cat could talk instead of barking or meowing? You’d know just how much Rover loves you — and maybe how sorry Fluffy is about that mess on the carpet.<p>We all know that’s not about to happen. But recent advances in …

Pets

The driverless Chevy Bolt from GM won't let you drive at all

No-Driving Experience<p>Veteran automaker General Motors have asked federal transportation authorities to allow changes in existing safety regulations …

How 'heterosexuality' was invented

The way people give meaning to their sexual practices is fluid and changes with culture.<p>The social idea of 'normal', desireable sex activity has changed in history, alongside the social structures and ideas of the time.<p>Take a look at the video for a quick look of the way the idea of …

Sexuality

Aliens, autonomous cars, and AI: This is the world of 2118

Learning From the Past<p>Humans are naturally inclined to think towards the future. We find ourselves wondering about the next steps in our lives, …

This Is The Biggest Key to Happiness, According to Science

You don't need to be happy all the time.<p>Over the past two decades, the positive psychology movement has brightened up psychological research with its …

Happiness

Here's when we'll have a location-tracking implant from Black Mirror

<i>This article is part of a series about season four of</i> Black Mirror<i>, in which Futurism considers the technology pivotal to each episode and evaluates</i> …

A High-School Student Just Won $250,000 For This Incredible Explanation of Relativity

This is genius.<p>The German physicist Albert Einstein needed complex equations to describe his theory of relativity, but 18-year-old Hillary Diane …

Three books Stanford asks every new student to read

Fresh off the excitement of gaining acceptance into the most competitive university in America, Stanford University incoming freshmen will likely …

The 12 Worst Habits for Your Mental Health

Depression is usually brought on by factors beyond our control—the death of a loved one, a job loss, or financial troubles. But the small choices you …

Crispr Isn’t Enough Any More. Get Ready for Gene Editing 2.0

In fewer than five years, the gene-editing technology known as Crispr has revolutionized the face and pace of modern biology. Since its ability to …

Genetics

Your guide to Japan’s restorative winter bath traditions

If you think you’ve made an art of bathing at this point—you’ve soaked in everything from crystal-infused bath salts to apple cider vinegar, after …

Research for cognitive disorders could lead to the creation of brain-enhancing drugs

Brain Boost<p>A quick fix that can elevate the average Joe to Albert Einstein-levels of intelligence is a staple of sci-fi (see: <i>Limitless</i>, <i>Flowers for</i> …

‘I want to help humans genetically modify themselves’

Former Nasa biochemist Josiah Zayner became an online sensation by conducting DIY gene therapy on himself. He explains why he did it<p>Josiah Zayner, 36, recently made headlines by becoming the first person to use the revolutionary gene-editing tool Crispr to try to change their own genes. Part way …

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

Humans and robots can have babies, claims AI expert

Dr David Levy says that humans and robots will soon make babies, given the 'recent progress in stem cell research and artificial chromosomes.'<p>The …

It's Possible to Plant False Memories Into Your Brain, And It Could Be a Good Thing

Your brain is protecting you.<p>Have you ever had an argument because you disagree about the way something happened? You were both there, you saw the …

Could synching up sleep brainwaves combat age-related memory loss?

Most of us tend to accept that as we get older we will slowly become more and more forgetful. Separate from more serious dementia-related symptoms, …

Starry, Starry Dust

<b>Q. What is the cosmic dust that I keep hearing about? What is it made of? Where does it come from?</b><p><b>A.</b> One of the most important targets of NASA’s space research is the vast amount of cosmic dust in the universe. It is often referred to as stardust, but there are many kinds in many locations in the …

Astronomy

If you think AI is terrifying wait until it has a quantum computer brain

Rigetti, a quantum computer startup, recently announced its researchers created a method for quantum computers to run a clustering algorithm (a way for AI to separate data into groups). There are a number of companies, including IBM and Google, using AI in the development of quantum systems, but …

We Need to Talk About Magic Leap's Freaking Goggles

Magic Leap finally did it. After $2 billion in funding and a few years of leaks, teases, and hints, Magic Leap finally has an actual product that …

11 most read Deep Learning Articles from Analytics Vidhya in 2017

Log in or Register to save this content for later.<p>Introduction<p>This is that time of year, when you reflect on the year gone by. 2017 has been a year …

The 25 Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs of 2017

Here are the studies that rocked the science world this year.<p><b>25. Neanderthals Never Would Have Outlived Us</b><p>Humans still contain a small percentage of …