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The amazing benefits of being bilingual

Most people in the world speak more than one language, suggesting the human brain evolved to work in multiple tongues. If so, asks Gaia Vince, are those of us who speak only one language missing out?<p>In a cafe in south London, two construction workers are engaged in cheerful banter, tossing words …

Language

20 podcasts that will make you smarter

The past couple of years have been huge for podcasts.<p>Episodes of true-crime series "Serial" were downloaded more than 80 million times, President Barack Obama visited comedian Marc Maron's garage for his "WTF" podcast, and leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had a candid chat …

Self-improvement

The Laziness In The Internet Of Things

The idea of some of the new connected devices in The Internet of Things seems to be to make life for people a little easier.<p>At the very least, some …

Internet of Things

Neuroscience Says These Rituals Can Help Your Brain Stay in Peak Condition

Research shows that staying sound of body and mind as we age is certainly possible—with a little effort.

The Brain

GOP Foreign Policy Experts Warn A Trump Presidency Would Endanger America

WASHINGTON -- Sixty Republican national security heavyweights vow in an open letter released late Wednesday to work “energetically” to prevent GOP front-runner Donald Trump from winning the party's nomination.<p>The experts, who represent vastly divergent GOP ideologies, describe Trump's vision of …

Donald Trump

If you think China's stock bubble was nuts, look at what's now happening in its property market

In the investment world, FOMO is about spurring people to make investment decisions quickly, and sometimes irrationally, based on the premise that if they don't act now, they'll regret their inaction in the future.<p>While FOMO has been seen in many markets around the world, it is particularly …

Stock Markets

LinkedIn's CEO just gave his $14 million stock bonus to his employees

The move is sure to boost morale among employees after the company's stock value took a drubbing following its earnings report in February. The stock, which had been trading around $192, fell more than 40% to $108 in the aftermath. It's since increased to $119.<p>Re/code's Kurt Wagner was the first to …

Employment

So much for sightseeing: This self-driving car doesn't even have windows

I was taken aback when Google unveiled its steering wheel-less self-driving pod car. However, that thing looks about as normal as a Toyota Camry next …

Is This a Huge Million-Year-Old, Man-Made Underground Complex?

Most archaeologists and historians agree that human civilization only emerged some 10,000 to 12,000 years ago. Yet many researchers have drawn …

Archaeology

Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked

It’s not true that you only use 10% of your brain, nor can you categorise students by ‘learning styles’ – let’s cut this nonsense from classrooms<p>It is no surprise that many teachers have an interest in neuroscience and psychology since areas such as memory, motivation, curiosity, intelligence and …

The Brain

The rats who sniff out tuberculosis

The African giant pouched rat can be trained to sniff out tuberculosis more accurately than most lab tests. So why is the medical profession still sceptical?<p>In a small, hot room in a compound located in Tanzania’s lush southern highlands, one day in mid-December, were three white-clad technicians, …

Medicine

Scientists have discovered how to 'delete' unwanted memories

Are there any memories you'd like to permanently remove from your head?<p>Or what if you could alter unpleasant memories so they're no longer upsetting? Or create entirely new memories of events that never occurred?<p>It sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but according to a new documentary that …

Cancer Treatment

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 …

Happiness

Facebook cracks down on marijuana firms with dozens of accounts shut down

Social networking site points to violations of community standards as companies take a hit in an industry to which social media is essential<p>Facebook has recently launched an aggressive campaign to rid its sites of some cannabis-related material, deleting or suspending dozens of accounts operated by …

Social Media

Judge says Apple must help the FBI break into San Bernardino shooter's iPhone

A federal judge today ordered Apple to assist law enforcement with breaking into the iPhone owned by one of the San Bernardino shooters. According to court papers, Apple has declined to voluntarily provide technical help in accessing the iPhone 5c owned by Syed Farook, who killed 14 people at a …

Privacy
Cancer Treatment

A tour of Guantánamo Bay: ghostlike figures wait as a promise goes unfulfilled

A visit to the detention facility reveals a disquieting but almost tranquil scene, where tales of horror mix with glimpses of the mundane – and Barack Obama’s pledge faces doubts: ‘There’s not a hope in hell of closing it’<p>A man with grey beard, loose white T-shirt and sandals silently paces around …

Michael Jordan

Exact Replica of the Titanic Will Set Sail in 2018

If you've ever fantasized about what life on the Titanic was like, you may get the chance to experience it firsthand, as an exact replica of the historic ship is scheduled to set sail in the near future. The Australia-based company Blue Star Line is planning to recreate the original vessel using …

Titanic

A new social network grants you a real-life 'Follower' for a day

Follower is the ultimate "social network" for people who aren't satisfied with random attention on Twitter and want anonymous relationships to extend into the physical realm, too.<p>"Don't go unnoticed," is its tagline. "Follower is a service that grants you a real-life Follower for a day. A no-hassle …

San Francisco

A Mammal's Brain Has Been Cryonically Frozen And Recovered For The First Time

Austin Powers called: he wants his movie plot back.<p>For the first time, researchers have cryonically frozen a whole mammalian brain and recovered it …

The Brain

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, organised a war game like no other. The two researchers, working with an array of bodies such as the ANSER Institute for Homeland Security, set out to simulate the effects of a …

Infinitesimal

A brief history of gravity, gravitational waves and LIGO

This has turned into Gravity Week here in Washington. Loads of journalists (many in town for the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science) crammed into the National Press Club on Thursday morning for a news conference to discuss an experiment called LIGO, which …

Physics

This photographer creates amazing imaginary worlds out of everyday food items

The Seattle based photographer is the mastermind behind "Big Appetites," a photo series and book that combines miniature human figures with foods to create life-like scenes.<p>From a man pushing a snowblower through piles of powdered donuts to a family camping trip under a broccoli forrest, Boffoli's …

Climbing

Is Britain full? Home truths about the population panic

The northern ticket hall of King’s Cross St Pancras tube station is supposed to be a wonder of the London underground, with its expanses of gleaming floor and high-ceilinged walkways that would be wide enough for cars. In 2008, the tube’s then managing director, Tim O’Toole, assured the London …

Geography

Twitter's new timeline is here, and it's all about the algorithm

Twitter's new algorithms have arrived.<p>The company is pushing out an update Wednesday that makes its much-talked-about timeline redesign official. The …

A sigh's not just a sigh - it's a fundamental life-sustaining reflex

Research reveals that sighing is more than a sign of depression or despair: it’s a reflex that happens several times an hour and helps preserve lung function<p>Californian scientists have identified the source of the sigh. It is not just a response to sadness, depression or despair: it is, also, they …

Fun-Da-Mental

Was Einstein right? Ripples in space-time may have been found

Are the rumors true? Whispers about a possible detection of actual ripples in space-time have been swirling for weeks, and on Thursday, the world may …

Robots Could Replace 5 Million Workers by 2021

Here come the automatons.<p>Did you think the Chinese outsourcing phenomenon was bad? Well, you’d better sit down for this next news: The robots are …

The Future

Machine Learning and Cognitive Systems, Part 2: Big Data Analytics

In the first part of this series, I described a bit of what machine learning is and its potential to become a mainstream technology in the industry …