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Jaw-Dropping New Video Proves All Disney-Pixar Movies Are Connected

Behold, all of the Pixar "Easter eggs" you've never noticed before.<p>It's well-known that Disney animated films are interconnected. One recent example appears in the new movie <i>Moana</i>, during which the shape-shifting character Maui briefly morphs into Sven from <i>Frozen.</i><p>Now a new video posted to <i>Toy Story's</i> …

Animation

It's Official: A Brand-New Human Organ Has Been Classified

Your body now has an extra organ.<p>Researchers have classified a brand-new organ inside our bodies, one that's been hiding in plain sight in our …

The 40 best books of 2016 you must read immediately

The Post’s books team on the titles they most loved — and some that, curiously, escaped notice.<p>by Paul Kalanithi (Random House)<p>On page one, this …

Books

Sci-fi, fantasy and geektastic TV shows for 2017

11 technologies to watch in 2017

Much like The Force, technology surrounds us, penetrates us and binds together our galaxy, which is why it’s so hard to identify which technologies …

Mental, physical effects of magic mushrooms

There's evidence that tripping on magic mushrooms could actually free the mind.<p>Several studies, including two promising recent clinical trials, suggest that psilocybin, shrooms' psychoactive ingredient, may hold the potential to help relieve severe anxiety and depression.<p>Still, because they're …

We are sending kids the wrong message about adulthood. Here’s what needs to change.

My 22-year-old daughter had an adult moment recently. A graduate student with an internship, she recently was seeing a client, who, at the end of their meeting, called her Ms. Walters and asked for her business card. “I think I’m an adult,” she texted me.<p>There are so many ways — little and big — …

Parenting

We Learned A Lot In 2016 About How Preschool Can Help Kids

One of the most controversial questions in education has been whether preschool — and specifically Head Start — helps kids succeed as they move through elementary school.<p>Critics have long noted, and research has supported, that the benefits of Head Start fade in a few years. It's an important …

Education

32 Mindblowing Documentaries On Netflix To Binge-Watch On Your Day Off

Just in time for the holidays.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

New on Netflix in January: Series of Unfortunate Events & ET

It’s almost a new month, and you know what that means: Once you’ve given up on your New Year’s resolution to hit the gym more, you can cozy on up to …

Yale Neuroscientists Can Now Determine Human Intelligence Through Brain Scans

Do you feel like you were born to do something? There is just a certain skill like playing an instrument or sport, or a certain subject, like math, …

Adding Graphene To Silly Putty Could Create A New Kind Of Heart Monitor

Just don't get it stuck in your carpet.<p>As anyone who was ever a kid knows, silly putty is awesome. It bounces, it melts, and if you leave it on the carpet it gets stuck in there forever. Silly putty is a simple invention, made of boric acid and rubber. Scientists who invented it 70 years ago were …

Nasa and Stephen Hawking are working on a nano-starship that can travel 1/5th the speed of light

Nasa researchers have joined forces with Stephen Hawking to build a nano-starship that can travel one-fifth the speed of light.<p>If successful, the …

This Simulation of a Monkey Speaking Is the Stuff of Nightmares

New research shows that macaques have a vocal tract capable of emitting human-like speech, but they lack the brain circuitry to make words happen. …

Breakthroughs

These Time-Lapse Videos From Space Show How Much The World Has Changed In 30 Years

In 1984, the desert in Al Jowf, Saudi Arabia, was empty. Then engineers discovered hidden aquifers–as deep as a kilometer underground–and started turning the sand into tomato and alfalfa farms. A NASA time-lapse video, stitched together from high-res satellite images, shows the …

Why don’t we grieve for extinct species?

We have no rituals for coping with extinction, ecological destruction or environmental loss. And that’s a problem. Now, an impassioned group of artists and activists are trying to create them.<p>In early 2010, artist, activist and mother, Persephone Pearl, headed to the Bristol Museum. Like many …