Laura Degeratu

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Life looks good on the surface - so why are we all so lonely?

‘But you can’t be lonely,’ a friend tells me crossly. ‘You’re out every night.’ The backhanded compliment makes me laugh. But it also makes me sad.<p>On paper my life sounds glamorous. My Facebook and Twitter updates show evenings spent at film premieres and West End first nights. Last weekend I was …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

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Chinese company implants 3-D printed blood vessels into monkeys

<b>Beijing, China (CNN) —</b> A major breakthrough in 3-D printed medicine could bring hope to nearly 1.8 billion patients with cardiovascular disease.<p>Chinese scientists working for Sichuan Revotek have successfully 3-D printed blood vessels and implanted them in rhesus monkeys, the company said.<p>It is a …

Stem Cells

How 'dad deprivation' could be eroding modern society

One of the world’s most respected campaigners on men’s issues believes “dad deprivation” is directly causing what he’s termed “the boy crisis” – and unless society urgently intervenes, we will be in danger of writing off a generation of men.<p>This Saturday, Warren Farrell – pioneering men’s activist, …

This Hilarious TED Talk Demonstrates Every Bad Meeting You've Ever Attended

Ever sat through one of these? Here's what to do next time you get a meeting invite.<p>You've just come into work. As you're getting set up for the day, a co-worker comes in and proceeds to walk out with your chair, without saying a word. No comments on why he needs it, or if and when he's going to …

Henn-na Hotel: inside the world's first robot hotel

11 Spots You Need to Visit as a Photographer in Tokyo - ONWARD

1. Megu Tama<p>Enjoy a meal while browsing Iizawa Kotaro's private photobook collection at MeguTama. — Mayumi Suzuki for ONWARD<p>View hard to find …

Can neuroscience solve the mystery of how students learn?

Educational neuroscience burst onto the scene with the hope of explaining how we learn. But the jury is still out on whether it’s useful for classroom practice<p>No one knows how much knowledge students take home with them after a day at school. Tests, homework and inspections give a snapshot of …

Teaching

40+ Life-Changing Books to Read This Year

Books

'The True Cost' exposes hidden cost of cute, cheap fashions

Fast-fashion purveyors such as H&M, Forever 21 and Zara have grown at a pace worthy of comparison to Starbucks. Although their inexpensive merchandise sells like hotcakes, the documentary "The True Cost" argues that hidden in the price tags are human and environmental costs.<p>Director Andrew Morgan …

Interview Test Prep: 6 Common Personality Assessments -- And How Employers Use Them

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Once upon a time all you needed to land a new job was a typo-free résumé, some interview smarts, and a few good references.<p>But these days more and more candidates are finding that getting the gig may very well come down to … your innate …

China's Ingenious Online Dating Scams Put Ours To Shame

A new study of the largest online dating site in China reveals hundreds of thousands of con artists.<p>Ask a single American city-dweller about deception in the world of online dating and you'll hear a litany of familiar, if not particularly serious, complaints: exaggerated heights, photos so …

The Psychology of Color: How to Use Colors to Increase Conversion Rate

When it comes to persuasion, emotion is the primary target. And nothing – not even words or images – appeals more to people’s emotions than color to …

Homosexuality in the Brain

From an evolutionary point of view, homosexuality is rather difficult to explain. Any genetic trait that reduces the chances of producing the …

National Academy of Sciences

Shades of Sensitivity

The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly …

From Paint to Pixels

A growing number of artists are using data from self-tracking apps in their pieces, showing that creative work is as much a product of its technology as of its time.<p>It’s unlikely Claude Monet would have been Claude Monet without the portable paint tube, which allowed him to work outside and …

Art

An review - Naomi Kawase's dessert-filled film is too insipid to swallow

A preposterous and overly sentimental opener to this year’s Un Certain Regard serves up major disappointment<p>The consistency and seriousness of film-making as practised by Japanese director Naomi Kawase has always been respected in Cannes, where her work is often featured in Competition. This year …

Chihayafuru Live-Action Film to Premiere in 2016

Manga about high school girl who plays competitive <i>karuta</i> inspired 2 anime series<p>This year's 12th issue of Kodansha's Be-Love magazine will reveal on …

MashMe Turns You Into An Animated Character Automagically

Have you ever wanted to be a dinosaur? A female (??) robot? A kitten woman? Man, have you come to the right place. Croatian company MashMe wants to make your weird dreams come true.<p>The company makes animation software that follows your movements and recreates them on the screen. The software will …

This Innovative Animated Short Includes Perfectly Chosen Scenes From Tons Of Movies

All The Best New Music From This Week That You Need To Hear<p>Philip Cosores 06.25.18 23 hours ago<p>Stream The Best New Albums This Week From Nine Inch Nails, Teyana Taylor, And Dawes<p>Derrick Rossignol 06.22.18 4 days ago<p>All The Best New Indie Music From This Week<p>Philip Cosores 06.19.18 1 week ago<p>All The …

Moeco Tokyo Railway Electric Circuit Board iPhone 6 Case Offers Tokyo’s Railway System in Your Hand

Do you want to dress your smartphone with a cool case? Try this <b>Moeco Tokyo Railway Electric Circuit Board iPhone 6 Case</b>. It is an absolute computed …

Why Driverless Cars Don't Need Windows

Automated vehicles shouldn't look like the ones humans operate.<p>For the last 80-some years, the model car has been pretty standard. The tail fins and bucket seats came and went, but there were almost always four wheels, two headlights, and windows, plenty of big, clear windows ringing the car. All …

Autonomous Cars

Why Tough Love Can Be the Best Thing for Your Relationship

<i>"A failure to confront is a failure to love.” —Scott Peck</i><p>No one likes critical feedback. We often avoid criticism by discouraging those who give it, …

Self-help

One step closer to artificial intelligence: Scientists create cells replicating human brain processes

Australian scientists have for the first time developed an electronic long-term memory cell that mimics the work of a human brain. Researchers say …

Are You THC Deficient?

Cannabinoid substances don’t just grow in marijuana plants. Your own body produces them.<p>The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is one of the most important …

Former Japanese soldier's photographic legacy of Nanking massacre

Most Searched: •AIIB •Two sessions •Rule of law •Oscar •South China Sea<p>Former Japanese soldier's photographic legacy of Nanking massacre<p>By Xinhua …

Female Sexual Desire: An Evolutionary Biology Perspective

“Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche<p>In recent weeks there has been a flurry of interest surrounding …

University of Tennessee

Neurons constantly rewrite their DNA

Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered that neurons are risk takers: They use minor “DNA surgeries” to toggle their activity levels all day, every …

10 of the best festivals in Europe ... that you’ve probably never heard of

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Festivals

A guide to CRISPR, the human gene-editing tool that has scientists excited — and terrified

We are now one step closer to designer babies. Using a technique called CRISPR, geneticists in China recently modified the DNA of nonviable human embryos and published the results in the journal <i>Protein & Cell</i>.<p>Editing the genetic material of human embryos was a first — and the April 18 publication …