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How The Anthropic Principle Became The Most Abused Idea In Science

The Universe has the fundamental laws that we observe it to have. Also, we exist, and are made of the things we’re made of, obeying those same fundamental laws. And therefore, we can construct two very simple statements that would be very difficult to argue against:<p>We must be prepared to take …

Physics

Google's AI created its own form of encryption

Researchers from the Google Brain deep learning project have already taught AI systems to make trippy works of art, but now they're moving on to something potentially darker: AI-generated, human-independent encryption. According to a new research paper, Googlers Martín Abadi and David G. Andersen …

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5 Decisions You Can Make Right Now To Feel Happier Instantly

Finding happiness doesn't have to be hard.<p>We have a tendency to create happiness goals for ourselves in the context of the future: Once some event takes place, we will be happy. But really, happiness should be on today’s to-do list.<p>Here are some easy mental shifts you can make right now to boost …

Happiness

Why the Codependency Myth of Drug Addiction Needs to Die

The dubious idea that we might "enable" our partners or loved ones suffering from addiction lingers—despite being unscientific and straight-up harmful.<p>Chances are, if you have been affected by drug addiction or just watched enough reality TV, you've heard something about the concept of …

Meet the Christians Who Smoke Weed to Find God

On the next episode of 'Weediquette,' Krishna sits down with the founder of a stoner bible study and meets the people who incorporate marijuana into their religious practices.<p>As weed legalization continues to spread state-by-state across the country, referring to pot in a religious way is often …

Cannabis

Donald Trump’s “no concession” stand: He and his hate-filled followers will not accept a Clinton victory and that’s when things get truly chilling

<b>(Reuters/Eric Thayer)</b><p>Trump and his supporters will not go quietly — already armed loyalists have camped outside a Democratic office<p>Bob Cesca<p>October 15, 2016 10:30am (UTC)<p>Late this past week, two men camped outside the Palmyra, Virginia, headquarters of Democratic congressional candidate Jane …

Donald Trump

11 Questions to Ask Every Day to Help Improve Your Life

Benjamin Franklin began and ended each day with a question: “What good shall I do this day?” in the morning, and “What good have I done this day?” in …

10 Ingredient Swaps for Better Mental Health

It's time to learn how to spot them, why you should avoid them, and how minimizing your exposure can improve brain health.<p><i>Adapted from Boost Your</i> …

Mental Health

Airstrike hits market in Syria's Aleppo, killing 15

BEIRUT (AP) — An airstrike hit the biggest market on the rebel-held side of Syria's Aleppo on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people and leveling buildings as rescuers were still sifting through the rubble from air raids that killed dozens the day before.<p>Activists and a witness said the early …

Trump declares war on GOP, says ‘the shackles have been taken off’

Donald Trump declared war on the Republican establishment Tuesday, lashing out at House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.), Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and other GOP elected officials as his supporters geared up to join the fight amid extraordinary turmoil within the party just four weeks before Election Day.<p>…

Republicans

Heavy cannabis use linked to thin bones and low weight, despite its ‘munchies’ reputation

Despite its reputation for causing “the munchies”, heavy use of cannabis has been linked to a reduction in body weight and thin bones that are more …

Why Did NBC News Sit on the Trump Tape for So Long?

Stories get held at every news organization, but NBC doesn’t look good here, and no amount of finessing will make them look any prettier.<p>As the political world ponders whether the past 72 hours have delivered a fatal knockout blow to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the nation’s media …

Donald Trump

Fear of being grilled by GPs' receptionists keeps patients away

GPs’ receptionists are deterring patients from going to the doctor, with almost half of patients put off by worries they will be grilled about their symptoms, a study has found.<p>The Royal College of GPs last night reminded receptionists they should not be taking decisions about patients' health, …

Cancer

Google Artificial Intelligence Guru Says A.I. Won't Kill Jobs

Computers can more easily recognize cats in photos and translate text because of advances in artificial intelligence. But we’re still decades away …

Meditation for Stress Relief

It's not much fun to live in an environment that's stressful, pressurizing and completely inferior to your well-being. For some, this environment is at their workplace, while others might find it hard to find peace within their own home -- I'm looking at you, parents.<p>America is known for being a …

Trying to Change Your Life? 6 Reminders to Help You Keep Going

<b>“You can’t change what’s going on around you until you start changing what’s going on within you.” ~Zig Ziglar</b><p>When you’re studying for eighteen years …

The man who made scientists question themselves has just exposed huge flaws in evidence used to give drug prescriptions

Over the past decade, scientists have increasingly become ashamed at the failings of their own profession: due to a lack of self-policing and quality control, a large proportion of studies have not been replicable, scientific frauds have flourished for years without being caught, and the pressure …

Clinical Trials

Depression: A revolution in treatment?

<b>It's not very often we get to talk about a revolution in understanding and treating depression and yet now doctors are talking about "one of the strongest discoveries in psychiatry for the last 20 years".</b><p>It is based around the idea that some people are being betrayed by their fiercest protector. …

Depression

The Myth Of Moral Ambiguity In Autonomous Cars

<i>Image source: PhotoDune</i><p>When most vehicle manufacturers expect autonomous cars to be on the market by 2019 ― with more than 10 million on roads in 2020 ― one would expect people to start considering the various issues driverless cars create. For example, there are thousands of legal considerations …

Depression Vs. Perfectly Hidden Depression: The Difference In The Diagnosis

Perhaps you, or someone you love, has taken The Beck Depression Inventory.<p>It's a very well-known questionnaire, that's often used to determine if someone meets the criteria for depression.<p>It's self-scored. It's easy to understand. It covers the mental, emotional and physical aspects of depression, …

The Rhode Island ‘Church’ Taking on the Law to Smoke Pot

One Rhode Island group claims that when they’re lighting up a joint, it’s for religious reasons. Are they genuinely devout, or do they just want to …

Cannabis

Three Important Things I've Learned In My 25 Years Of Recovery From Addiction

I am a person in long-term recovery from addiction, two weeks ago I celebrated 25 years since the last day I used drugs or alcohol. I have also battled with codependency, gambling, sex, sugar and nicotine addiction to name the most obvious ones.<p>I have not thought about using drugs or alcohol for …

Build a Wireless Charger for Your Phone

This elegant charging solution is convenient and lessens the wear and tear on your phones port and cables.<p>We've seen inductive charging take over power tools, but it's still not standard among mobile devices despite its convenience and ease of use. You could buy a third-party inductive charger, but …

Women Need More Sleep Because Their Brains Work Harder, Study Finds

Finally! Research has proven that women need more sleep than men because they are smarter. It’s a scientific fact.<p>Ok… not exactly.<p>What research <i>has</i> …

The Brain

7 Habits of a Happy Brain

You can rewire your brain to enjoy more serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, endorphin<p>Make this part of each day and you'll like the results:<p><b>Remember that</b> …

Happiness

Justin Trudeau may have made the best case for legal pot ever

Speaking Wednesday at an economic conference, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made one of the more buttoned-down, straight-edged arguments for …

Don't Fall Over, but Medical Marijuana Just Scored a Big Victory on Capitol Hill

Although its track record at the state level may not be perfect, medical marijuana has scored far more victories than defeats in recent years.<p>Following its first approval 20 years ago in California for compassionate use cases, medical marijuana has now become legal in 24 states, as well as …

Cannabis