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He Was Scared of Spiders. Then Doctors Cut a Chunk of His Brain Out and Something Strange Happened.

He traded his fear of spiders for a fear of…music?<p>Image via Shutterstock<p>A 44-year-old businessman started suffering unexplained seizures, and when doctors investigated they found an abnormality in his brain: a damaged left amygdala.<p>As New Scientist reported Friday, after doctors cut out the man’s …

9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he says. "We want to …

Jesse Livermore's 21 Trading Rules

Back in the early part of the 20th century, Livermore made and lost millions shorting the market.<p>"Reminiscences of a Stock Operator" by Edwin Lefevre, a fictionalized account of Livermore's path from small-time bucketeer to big-time stock trader, is one of the most widely-read and revered books on …

Which Carrier Is The Best? Here's How Data Prices Compare For Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, And T-Mobile

We've broken down exactly what each carrier has to offer in terms of individual and shared plans. Here's a quick look at what you can expect to get from Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.<p>Verizon<p>Verizon has a few different options for those who want to buy a phone on a two-year contract. With …

Gliese 15Ab: The Closest Known Super-Earth?

Our solar neighborhood is rich with planetary systems. Within 20 light-years we’ve detected sizzling gas giants and rocky planets orbiting closer to …

Universe

Mapping What You Cannot See, Cannot Know, Cannot Visit

When I was a boy I had a globe. I could take it in my hands, rest it on my lap, give it a spin and look down on Africa, Europe, North America and Asia spinning by.<p>In 1961 (I was 13), cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin left the planet and got high enough to look down on the real Earth spinning beneath him. He …

Welcome to Laniakea, your galactic supercluster home

Home, supercluster home. Astronomers studying the skies have found that our galaxy, the Milky Way, is part of an enormous supercluster of galaxies that has been named Laniakea, which comes from the Hawaiian words for "immeasurable heaven."<p>Laniakea, described in the journal Nature, stretches some …

LEGO May Make Hubble Space Telescope Kit After Fans' 10,000 Votes

A fan's idea for a LEGO toy to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary just came into greater focus.<p>On Sunday (Aug. 31), Gabriel …

Lego

27 Stock Photos Of Horses That Will Restore Your Faith In Horses

Horses. Sometimes they are just the worst. But not always. Sometimes they are the greatest.<p>Usually, horses achieve their apex while running and airbrushed. Sometimes they are best shaggy and stationary.<p>Snow. Mountain pastures. The beach.<p>Alone.<p>Together.<p>Scroll to have your faith in horses</i> …

Rival South Korea parties reach agreement on ferry disaster bill

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean ruling and opposition party leaders agreed on Tuesday on legislation to investigate April’s Sewol ferry disaster more deeply, but a spokesman for families of the victims said they would oppose the bill.<p>A vessel involved in salvage operations passes near the upturned …