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107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Coursera was founded by two professors at Stanford University. Shutterstock/MintImages<p>Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking …

Online Education

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

The Truth Behind The 'First Marijuana Overdose Death'

This is too important to get wrong.<p>A case report about the seizure and death of an 11-month old after exposure to cannabis has prompted headlines …

Cannabis

Here's why a war in Taiwan could be even worse — and more likely — than a war in North Korea

The third and final phase could involve the immensely difficult task of capturing the main island of Taiwan—no easy task given its tight military relationship with America, its professionally trained soldiers, and its rugged mountains and dense jungles.<p>According to leaked and restricted Chinese …

Accepting your darkest emotions is the key to psychological health

Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi poet, famously compared emotions—”a joy, a depression, a meanness”—to “unexpected visitors.” His advice was to let them in laughing, but that’s not what we do. Instead, we pretend not to notice, or even hide. We want to bury resentment and anger, or trade loneliness in …

Psychology

3 Ways to Raise Your Kids to Think -- and Solve Problems -- Like an Entrepreneur

Kids who feel lost in the face of adversity today will encounter substantial challenges in the "Fourth Revolution" of tomorrow.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As every parent knows all too well, parenting doesn't come with a handbook. We all just do our best to find the …

This New Phenomenon Squeezes Electrons to Speeds Physicists Didn't Even Know Were Possible

Now entering 'superballistic' mode.<p>Imagine you've got 50 people all trying to squeeze through the same doorway at the same time. That stress-filled …

Xi Jinping, Seeking to Extend Power, May Bend Retirement Rules

BEIJING — For years, China’s Communist Party has maintained a check on the power of its leaders by calling on them to retire if they have reached age 68 when a new term begins.<p>Now President Xi Jinping, already the strongest Chinese leader in decades, may be maneuvering to bend those rules to retain …

China

No barbs, but support for decriminalizing pot at first GOP Va. governor debate

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidates who gathered Saturday for their first primary debate talked about revising the criminal-justice system — and two said marijuana should be decriminalized.<p>The event, hosted by millennial GOP groups and moderated by the chairman of the …

Republicans

Science now knows why acid trips last so long

For over 50 years, LSD has fascinated both users and scientists with its often transcending, sometimes dazzling, widely varied hallucinogenic effects.<p>As with other drugs (including alcohol), the body can filter out lysergic acid diethylamide from the bloodstream in a matter of hours. But LSD lasts …

Consciousness

Kim Jong-un says North Korea in 'final stages' of developing intercontinental ballistic missile

North Korea is in the "final stages" of developing an intercontinental ballistic missile, leader Kim Jong-Un said on Sunday, claiming the country had significantly bolstered its nuclear deterrent in 2016.<p>"We are in the final stages of test-launching the intercontinental ballistic missile," Mr Kim …

WATCH: What Happens When a Bullet Hits an 'Unbreakable' Prince Rupert's Drop

One of science's weirdest enigmas just got freakier.<p>For those of you who aren't familiar with the Prince Rupert's drop, this weird, scientific enigma …

British Columbia

Syndrome Linked To Smoking Weed Spikes In States With Legalized Marijuana

On a recent shift in the ER, after multiple rounds of medicine to control his nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, a patient explained to me that he had been smoking marijuana daily over the past 5-10 years. He also stated that he would often take hot showers and baths to help control his …

Cannabis

Mall mayhem: Fights break out across the US

<b>(CNN) —</b> Massive brawls and food-court fights played out at more than a dozen malls across the country in what proved to be a chaotic day after Christmas.<p>Some of the mayhem was captured on social media. The chaos prevented some shoppers from grabbing clothes off clearance racks and returning …

Law Enforcement

How to Get People to Say Yes to What You Want, According to Science | Inc.com

The ability to persuade others is a valuable skill. It can translate into making a huge sale, convincing people to follow your leadership, getting a raise, or countless other successes in the business realm. In your personal life, it can mean winning over a partner, well-behaved children who do as …

Psychology

Illegal Drugs Are Now Used as Medicine

In a comfortable room on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, one that resembles a home more than it does a research clinic, study participants …

'Star in a Jar' Fusion Reactor Works and Promises Infinite Energy

For several decades now, scientists from around the world have been pursuing a ridiculously ambitious goal: They hope to develop a nuclear fusion …

Physics