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10 Toxic People You Should Avoid Like The Plague

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons.<p>As important as it is to learn how to deal with different kinds of people, truly toxic …

Emotional Intelligence

A rare sighting of the Milky Way

Due to increased amounts of light pollution, Iceland is one of the few countries left in Europe where it can still easily be seen.<p>In the late 1800s, an Icelandic poet and entrepreneur is fabled to have tried to sell the Northern Lights to a group of businessmen from Switzerland.<p>Although Einar …

Astronomy

Getting Emotions 'Switched On' After Decades Of Asperger’s

<b>John Elder Robison</b> wrote about his inability to read others’ emotions in his 2007 memoir “Look Me in the Eye: My Life With Asperger’s.”<p>In his late …

People With Autism Have Unusually Symmetrical Brains, New Scans Reveal

This could explain a lot.<p>Brain connections in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) show more symmetry across the right and left hemispheres, …

The Brain

11 mind-blowing psychology findings that explain the baffling choices you make every day

Decades of psychological research suggest that people behave in ways that are mysterious and perplexing — even to themselves.<p>We sifted through the Quora thread, "What are some mind-blowing facts about social psychology?" and pulled out the most fascinating findings. (Some fall outside the realms of …

Psychology

'Spiders' on Mars: Citizen scientists investigate strange Martian terrain

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been surveying strange "spider-like" surface features on Mars for years, and now citizen scientists are helping the orbiter hone in on areas that require further investigation.<p>These prominent surface features are found near Mars' south pole, and are …

Carbon Dioxide

'Rubber hand illusion' reveals how the brain understands the body

Scientists use trick with a fake hand to explore how the mind combines information from the senses to create a feeling of body ownership<p>Experiments with a fake body part have revealed how the brain becomes confused during a party trick known as the rubber hand illusion.<p>Researchers in Italy …

The Brain

2016 October 20 - The Tulip in the Swan

<b>The Tulip in the Swan</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Martin Pugh<p><b>Explanation:</b> Framing a bright emission region this telescopic view looks out along the …

Cosmology

Why It’s So Hard To Make A Video Game

For most of their lifespan, video games look like grey boxes and compromises.<p>It doesn't have to be hard to make a video game.It doesn't have to take years of labor, months of overtime and a team of hundreds to make a dot on a screen move and jump towards a goal. But stacked against games like …

Game Development

5 Ways to Deal With a Psychopath

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i><p>Wrong. The experts are …

Psychology

Mr. Trump, Let’s Examine Canada’s Healthcare Hellscape, Shall We?

If you’re among the 66 million Americans who watched/survived the living nightmare that was the second presidential debate, you may have noticed Canada made a brief appearance. It was easy to miss (amid the all dictatorial threats and unstoppable sex appeal of Ken Bone), but Il Douche used his …

Health Care