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7 myth-busted brain “facts” you always thought were true

<b>BY: KHADIJA KHAN</b><p>The brain is an incredible organ responsible for controlling our central nervous system, keeping us walking, talking, breathing and …

The Brain

Are You Disorganized? Research Says That’s a Good Thing

In Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation, Steven Johnson posits that “<i>the more disorganized your brain is, the smarter you …

The ten most expensive paintings in history

Wealthy buyers in the Gulf and China have set a string of records as they have snapped up some of the world's most important artworks in recent years<p>When Pablo Picasso's masterpiece, <b>Les Femmes d’Alger, sold for $179 million (£116 million) in New York on Monday night</b>, it smashed the record for a …

Art

Why You Forget: 5 Strange Facts About Memory

Memory can be a playful thing. It collects minute details from childhood events, yet leaves us wondering where we left our keys.<p>There are several …

Planet Earth: Facts About Its Orbit, Atmosphere & Size

Earth, our home, is the third planet from the sun. It is the only planet known to have an atmosphere containing free oxygen, oceans of liquid water …

Marvel at These Gorgeous Chemical Reactions

It's no secret that chemical reactions can be mind-bendingly beautiful. BeautifulChemistry.net showcases this unique beauty with a series of videos …

Far Out, Man! Scientists Figure Out Why Some Mushrooms Glow

Mushrooms

How America's Education Model Kills Creativity and Entrepreneurship

The current model of education in the United States is stifling the creative soul of our children. While this is troubling for a variety of reasons, it also has significant economic consequences for the future of our country. America has long been unique because of its remarkable ingenuity, …

Education

Computational Anthropology Reveals How the Most Important People in History Vary by Culture - MIT Technology Review

The study of differences between cultures has been revolutionized by the internet and the behavior of individuals online. Indeed, this phenomenon is …

William Shakespeare

Paul Gauguin Painting Sells For Record $300 Million To Qatar Museums In Private Sale

<i>This article originally appeared on artnet News.</i><p><b>by Sarah Cascone</b><p>A new record price for an artwork, nearly $300 million, may have been achieved with the sale of a Paul Gauguin canvas by a Swiss collector. The buyer is rumored to be the Qatar Museums.<p>The seller, Rudolf Staechelin, a retired Sotheby's …

8 Mistakes Our Brains Subconsciously Make Every Day

I was seriously shocked at some of these mistakes in thinking that I subconsciously make <i>all the time</i>. Obviously, none of them are huge, life-threatening mistakes, but they are really surprising and avoiding them could help us to make more rational, sensible decisions.<p>Being aware of the mistakes we …

12 Best Foods To Boost Brain Power

We all know that the food we eat can affect our bodies. But, what about the greater impact food can have on the brain? An article written in Psychology Today discusses the mind-gut connection in relation to the immune system and how food can either prevent or cause certain sickness. We are …

Wellness

Brain-boosters: Six foods that are good for your brain

<b>Ever thought that what you eat can also make you smarter? Eating well does not just give an energy boost but is also fuel for your brain.</b><p>Research …

13 Crucial Facts About His Penis

<b>Boners Are Not Made of Bone</b><br>FYI, there is no bone surrounding his hard on. Instead, it's caused by fibrous tissues that carry blood to the area and make it erect. And those crazy stories you hear about guys breaking their penis? It’s actually caused by a fracture on the outermost penile tissue, …

This Woman's Revolutionary Startup Could Change 900,000 Surgeries A Year

If you've ever broken a bone, you know the process to recovery is slow and painful.<p>Now imagine neither splint nor surgery were enough to seal the fracture. Instead, your doctor says you need a bone graft, a procedure that involves taking bone from elsewhere to fill the gap created by your …

Weird Crystal Can Absorb All The Oxygen In A Room -- And Then Release It Later

This could potentially make fuel cells, space travel, and scuba diving a lot more efficient.<p>Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark say they’ve invented a crystal that pulls oxygen out of the air and even water. Apparently, just a spoonful of the stuff can suck up all the oxygen in a …

Scuba Diving

18 Of The Best Wilderness Photos From The Smithsonian’s “Wilderness Forever” Photo Contest

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has unveiled an epic photo exhibit called “Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America’s …

Live a Creative Life with One Simple Change (It Takes Under a Minute) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you ever look at creative people and wish you had what they were having? We know the types, those creatives who are expressing themselves …

A Few Lessons From Shock and Disappointment | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

My video was more than three minutes long. I didn’t just film myself dumping a bucket of ice and water on me. I had something to say about the nature …

Motivation

4 Science-Backed Ways To Have More Willpower | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Self-control researcher Roy Baumeister led a groundbreaking study in 1996.<p>People were led into a room which smelled of just-baked chocolate chip …

Will Power

10 Times When It's Okay to Be Lazy

Two concepts we tend to lump together are laziness and being unproductive.<p>But I don’t think that’s necessarily true.<p>I think it is possible to be lazy …

Time Management

4 Steps To Become More Decisive | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I hate making decisions. I always envy those who say, “I just knew this was the house for us,” or “to me that was a sign, so I just broke up with …

Walt Disney Company

Equinox sun rises due east, sets due west

The September 2017 equinox happens on September 22 at 20:02 UTC (3:02 p.m. CDT); translate to your time zone. So as you read this, the due-east …

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.<p>"The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.<p>It was a true act of altruism — Stimpson risked pain and suffering to help another. So why did …