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Scientists say these 25 habits can help you feel happier and healthier

Each of the little things we do to boost our mood — from reading an adventure story to keeping a gratitude journal or even gazing up at the stars on a clear night — can add up to greater overall satisfaction.<p>But happiness doesn't come easy. We have to work at it.<p>Here are some of the things that …

Happiness

5 Daily Habits to Improve Brain Growth

Forget crossword puzzles and brain-training apps. Try these daily practices to truly grow your brain.<p>We’d all love our brains to process information faster and have better memory recall. While you might think doing crossword puzzles, math puzzles like Sudoku, or brain-training apps will keep your …

The Brain

Why Stormtroopers look different in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Now it seems we have an official answer, and it comes down to the fact that they are part of a newly-developing faction of the destroyed Empire that trying to get a strangle-hold on the universe.<p>This new bit of info comes courtesy of a reporter over at IGN, who has posted an interesting photo on …

Let Neil deGrasse Tyson (and NASA) explain why June 30 will be one second longer than every other day

It’s called a “leap second” and it will make you acutely aware of your insignificance<p>Tuesday, June 30 will be one second longer than most other days because we are insignificant little nothings being hurtled around space on a rock.<p>Okay, that's not exactly why. I mean, it is, but it isn't the …

A Chinese artificial intelligence program just beat humans in an IQ test

Science just took us a small step closer to HAL 9000.<p>A new artificial intelligence (AI) program designed by Chinese researchers has beat humans on a verbal IQ test.<p>Scoring well on the verbal section of the intelligence test has traditionally been a tall order for computers, since words have …