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This is what your brain looks like on magic mushrooms

A new way of looking at brain activity may give insight into how psychedelic drugs produce their consciousness-altering effects.<p>In recent years, a …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

NASA says puzzling new space drive can generate thrust without propellant

The basic principle behind space propulsion is very simple: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Use a rocket engine to throw …

Space Travel

Elon Musk calls Artificial Intelligence 'potentially more dangerous than nukes'

When a billionaire investor responsible for disrupting credit/payments, automotive, and space travel industries communicates a warning to the world about a trend in new technologies, it’s best just to listen.<p>Case in point, yesterday SpaceX and Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk told people to be …

The 50 Best Documentaries Streaming on Netflix 2014

One thing Netflix is quietly doing very well is streaming some of the best documentaries of the last few years. Nearly all of our favorite …

Inside the tunnels Hamas built: Israel's struggle against new tactic in Gaza war

Israel's military leaders are sending soldiers underground to destroy dozens of tunnels. But if Israeli intelligence knew of their existence for the last two years, why did they not act sooner?<p>The entrance is a deep vertical shaft, usually hidden in a house. It drops down a dozen metres or so …

U.S. official: Spy plane flees Russian jet, radar; ends up over Sweden

The Cold War aerial games of chicken portrayed in the movie "Top Gun" are happening in real life again nearly 30 years later.<p>A U.S. Air Force spy plane evaded an encounter with the Russian military on July 18, just a day after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed by a suspected surface-to-air …

Saudi Officials Think ISIS Fighters May Hit Them Next

"The kingdom is calling in favors from Egypt and Pakistan," an adviser to the Saudi government told The Times. "No one is certain what ISIS has planned, but it's clear a group like this will target Mecca if it can. We expect them to run out of steam, but no one is taking any chances."<p>The formerly …

Middle East

Snapchat Faces New 'Minimalist' Rival From The People That Gave Us Yo

The founding team behind the notoriously simple — and oddly popular — Yo app are hoping to create another viral hit, this time by taking on Snapchat.<p>Mirage is a new ephemeral messaging service that incorporates its founders’ new obsession with simplicity. Its split-screen interface makes it …

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

Have We Reached Peak Bacon?

2<p>SHARES<p>Bacon prices are skyrocketing. A consumer report from Canada shows that the price of pig fat has ticked up almost ten percent in the last …

American Cities

How to Survive a Shark Attack | The Art of Manliness

Ahhhh…. life couldn’t be better. You’re finally on that vacation in the Florida Keys that you’ve been planning for the past year. And it couldn’t …

The Best Meditation Retreats in the U.S.

You don’t have to journey to an exotic ashram in India a la <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> for an exclusive, life-changing meditation retreat. Whether you’re traveling solo, want to reconnect as a couple, or take an unforgettable trip with friends, some incredible resorts and getaways in the States are geared to …

Meditation

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The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …