Micah Brondhaver

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A British Graffiti Artist Who Goes By ‘Wanksy’ Is Painting Dicks Around Potholes

A mystery graffiti artist slash hero who is calling himself “Wanksy” has taken it upon himself to solve the problem of Manchester’s pothole-ridden streets, drawing attention to the offending potholes by spray painting giant dicks around them. Hey, you’ve got to give him credit for creatively using …

“Feed” Your Skin Antioxidants for a Glowing Complexion

Although there is no conclusive proof that antioxidants keep skin from aging, experts do agree they have the ability to ‘capture’ free radicals and …

The Conscious Guide to Overcoming Anxiety

How many of us can say we never experience anxiety at some stage of our day? None! We all experience anxiety, particularly if we fulfill multiple roles, have high-pressure jobs or complicated family and social responsibilities.<p>When I was practicing as a Barrister, I would sometimes be so anxious …

IBM starts testing AI software that mimics the human brain

We haven't talked about Numenta since an HP exec left to join the company in 2011, because, well, it's been keeping a pretty low-profile existence. Now, a big name tech corp is reigniting interest in the company and its artificial intelligence software. According to <i>MIT's Technology Review</i>, IBM has …

How to Find Your Bliss: Joseph Campbell on What It Takes to Have a Fulfilling Life

“You have to learn to recognize your own depth.”<p>In 1985, mythologist and writer <b>Joseph John Campbell</b> (March 26, 1904–October 30, 1987) sat down with legendary interviewer and idea-monger Bill Moyers for a lengthy conversation at George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch in California, which continued the …

7 Things We Can Turn Off and On in the Brain

As much as we’d like to think we’re always in control of our own actions, a lot of human behavior, mood, and habit can be traced to involuntary …

Former Obama aide Podesta regrets not disclosing UFO files

It looks like we won’t be seeing the real-life Mulder and Scully anytime soon, as least according to recently departed White House adviser John Podesta.<p>“Finally, my biggest failure of 2014: Once again not securing the #disclosure of the UFO files. #thetruthisstilloutthere,”he tweeted on Friday, his …

Six Smart Steps to Express and Resolve Negative Feelings

Putting feelings into words produces measurable therapeutic effects in your brain.<p>Here are six steps to doing it well.<p>Step 1: Label What You Feel<p>If …

Top 10 Underappreciated Parks

From vast wilderness to varied history, from swamp to desert, these places should be more famous.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything—National Parks</i><p>Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon deserve the appreciation they receive, but the National Park System includes nearly 400 units, …

Scientists Venture Deep Inside Mysterious Siberian Crater And Come Back With Incredible Photos

Scientists are closing in on what caused three massive holes to open up mysteriously in northern Siberia last July.<p>This week a team of Russian researchers roped their way down 34 feet to the bottom of the largest crater and found no evidence of alien beings or meteorites that some people had …

7 Drinking Habits That Are Making You Gain Weight

From smoothies to soda, read this before you sip.<p>Food gets a lot of play in the weight-loss discussion (and with good reason). While solids are obviously a major source of calories and fat, the liquids you take in can also affect the scale in a big way. “It’s so sneaky because it’s such a subtle …

The Morning Routines of 12 Women Leaders

We thrive from the consistency and efficiency of routines; they reduce our deliberation and in turn, our stress. So it is no wonder that these 12 extraordinary women adhere to strict ones.<p>Each of these women is at the top of her industry. On average she wakes up at 6:03am, she prioritizes …

Willow And Jaden Smith’s Interview With The ‘New York Times’ Is Insane

Fun theory about fortune cookie robots Jaden and Willow Smith: outside of their parents, they’ve never communicated with another person who wasn’t a pretentious artist, disgraced mad scientist, or Jackie Chan. Otherwise, I can think of no other reason why, except Scientology, why a 16- and …

Photographer Uses 19th Century Process to Capture the Awe of Meeting New York City

When Peter Liepke set out to create his series , he wanted to capture the feeling of having just move to New York City. The dream-like feeling of …

Here are Portraits of Dogs Flying Through the Air

We’ve featured photos of dogs underwater, mid-shake, during bath time and in the middle of a gratuitous lick… but this is the first set of portraits …

CERN's Higgs Discovery As Portal To New 'Technicolor' Physics

CERN’s historic discovery of the elusive Higgs boson — the subatomic particle thought to be at the root of what gives normal matter its mass — may actually represent only a portion of a more complicated and heretofore unexplored particle physics paradigm, say researchers.<p>After new analysis of the …

Black holes reveal a cosmic clue

Or at least it seems so. The science isn’t fully “in”. But what we have is highly tantalising.<p>And nobody knows why.<p>Fresh data gathered by the Very …

Scientists Search for Evidence of the Multiverse in the Big Bang’s Afterglow

Author: Jennifer Ouellette. Jennifer Ouellette Science<p>Date of Publication: 11.18.14.<p>Time of Publication: 8:00 am. 8:00 am<p>Like many of her colleagues, …

The Science Behind Why Writing Helps You Overcome Anxiety And Stress

James Pennebaker has had a number of people say this to him over the years.<p>In the early '80s he came across a study showing that people who experienced personal traumas but didn't discuss them were more likely to get sick.<p>He wondered if just <i>writing</i> about their emotional upheavals could help people …

Self-help

Is Depression An Infectious Disease?

Mental health continues to be one of society’s greatest concerns. Its enigmatic nature leaves both the public and the health professional in a quandary to understand not only the cause but also the means to cure. Though research has been conducted for centuries, at times it feels we are up against …

The Silly Skin-Care Mistake You're Making Each Morning

A simple swap could help you put your best face forward.<p>Whether you've got your skin-care routine down pat or you're still looking for the perfect combination, there is a crucial detail you might be overlooking: The order in which you apply your products.<p>Turns out, your skin type determines how you …

Bound Spacecraft Tests Einstein's Theory – Cassini Legacy: 1997-2017

An experiment by Italian scientists using data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, currently en route to Saturn, confirms Einstein's theory of general …

Astronomy

Stunning images taken on Nasa Cassini spacecraft's mission to Saturn

What to Do if You're Super-glued to a Life You Don't Want

There is nothing more painful than the feeling of being stuck in a life that you desperately want to get out of. For me, it's worse than having a really bad toothache (and I've had many of them), because at least with a toothache there's a definite solution -- you can drag yourself off to a dentist …

Positive Thinking

We could get to the singularity in ten years

<i>It would require a different way of thinking about the timing of the Singularity, says AGI pioneer Ben Goertzel, PhD. Rather than a predictive</i> …

Singularity