Michael Jarvis

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This Robot Completes a 2-Hour Brain Surgery Procedure in Just 2.5 Minutes

Doc Bot<p>Brain surgery is precision business, and one slip can spell doom for affected patients. Even in one of the most skilled jobs in the world, …

The Brain

The Cicret Bracelet puts a smartphone display on your arm with full touchscreen functionality

When Android Wear and Apple Watch launched, each device touted the ability to bring the functionality of a phone to your wrist. This has been executed with varying degrees of success. While I am able to check my notifications and carry out certain tasks on my Apple Watch, an iPhone it is not.<p>That’s …

What makes you laugh says a lot about who you are

Humor has long been the subject of serious research among psychologists, linguists, sociologists, philosophers, and neuroscientists. There’s an entire journal devoted to the topic and, though it may be hard to believe when you’re engrossed in the latest Hangover movie, humor is so much more than …

Scientists Asked 650+ People, 'What is Happiness?' This Is How They Replied.

When philosophers try to answer the question: "What is a good life?", it usually involves lots of alone time, thinking and meditating, hopefully with a pipe, a fireplace, or some nice mountain trails.<p>Then the scientific method happened. With it, the emphasis shifted from within to without -- from …

Happiness

50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem (Interview & Book Giveaway)

<i>Update: The winners for this giveaway have been chosen. They are: Julie C. Perry and GoBubbles1.</i><p>Growing up, we learn innumerable things about how the …

Mindfulness

5 Simple Self-Care Techniques

Each morning as you shower or brush your teeth do you lament, "I have to do this, every day, for the rest of my life!" You most likely hop into the shower as you think of your day's agenda, and look in the mirror, brushing your teeth as your thoughts are elsewhere. Both showering and brushing are …

Water Is Flowing on Mars

In a major scientific finding, researchers confirm briny water flows seasonally on the Red Planet.<p>Right now, 140 million miles away, somewhere on the frigid surface of Mars, there is water forming. Scientists announced they have strong evidence that briny water flows on the planet, a critical step …

Geoscience

7 Reasons to Be Happy Even if Things Aren’t Perfect Now

<b>“Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.” ~Unknown</b><p>Even though I couldn’t …

What Are Happiness Options?

<b>Happiness options</b> are moments of happiness that happen to you by surprise or by choice. They lift or boost you up to a better, happier place. You feel alive, energized and calm, because you're experiencing something that has personal meaning for you -- something you like and love. It gives you …

How to Stop Being Addicted to Thoughts for Your Wellbeing

After my very first article which is about Mind Power, some of my readers came up to me asking what they can do to stop their obsessive thoughts... …

Self-help

3 Simple Habits to Boost Your Happiness

<i>By meQuilibrium</i><p>Happiness isn't all fun and games. Research shows that it can improve your life substantially, and that unhappiness sets you up for less success and poorer health. Happier people are more productive than their less happy peers, and also tend to be more financially responsible. …

Happiness

How the Hunger Games Can Help You Stop Procrastinating

You want to stop procrastinating? What if I told there was a solution that involved fun. In fact, it lets you do <i>the thing you love most in the …

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

How to Live Your Best Life, According to a Roman Emperor

Marcus Aurelius has been read for 1800 or so years now and he’s arguably just as relevant today as he was when he was ruler of the Roman …

20 weird psychological reasons someone might fall in love with you

Love is mysterious, but it's probably not destiny.<p>According to the research, your hormones, interests, and upbringing all help determine who you fall for — and who falls for you.<p>Since your partner plays a significant role in your long-term health, happiness, and even your career prospects, we've …

Psychology

The Lost Factor in the Buddha's Path to Happiness

It would be easy to assume, given the ways Buddhist practice has been presented to its target market, that it revolves entirely around meditation: Health and well-being books, magazines and websites are lousy with images of smiling young women sitting blissfully on cushions, the sun dappling …

Meditation

3 Ways to Take Your Health And Happiness Back After Losing Them

Life has a way of passing us by at what feels like the speed of light.<p>The older you get, the more quickly it seems to move. Before you know it, another day, week, month and year has gone by, and when this realization hits you, you can't help but wonder:<p><i>"What have I got to show for it?"</i><p><i>"What have I</i> …

Happiness

So You Think You're Happy?

What exactly is happiness? A feeling? A state of mind? A level of accomplishment?<p>You probably can't answer that, and there's a good reason why. Happiness is a very individual thing -- it's different for each of us.<p>In the July 8, 2015 Science and Tech section of <i>New Statesman Gibraltar</i>, Tosin …

Syria airstrikes: Cameron to warn of UK Isis plots but SNP likely to oppose action

Angus Robertson hits sceptical note in parliament as PM prepares to set out case for strikes by RAF jets and drones<p>David Cameron will warn that Islamic State is orchestrating terrorist plots in the UK as he makes the case in the Commons on Thursday for extending military action in Syria.<p>The prime …

When a robot car makes a mistake, a human always gets the ticket

Whether it’s the person sitting in the vehicle or the one who designed it, where responsibility lies when a robot car commits a traffic offence is not always clear<p>When a California cop pulled over a Google self-driving car for holding up traffic this week, he knew he couldn’t send its robot driver …

Autonomous Cars

France-Total War?

The day after Kurdish forces with U.S. support expelled the Islamic State from the town of Sinjar in Northern Iraq; the day after the U.S. triumphantly announced that ISIS executioner "Jihadi" John had been "evaporated" by a missile fired from a U.S. drone--yesterday, on February 13th, ISIS boasted …

Islamic Fundamentalism

These are 12 of the strangest patents ever created for airplanes

Squeezed into a big metal tube, shoulder to shoulder with a stranger, flying isn't most people's cup of tea.<p>But, though you might not think it, airplane manufacturers are always trying to make flying more comfortable and efficient, and are constantly creating patents for potential new …

Engines

History of English (combined)

Rising Islamophobia In Britain 'Is Creating An Environment Of Hate' - Islamic Human Rights Commission Report

Discrimination against Muslims in Britain has become so bad it is creating an "environment of hate," a new report has claimed<p>The report, produced by …

Iraqi Kurds reach Sinjar road, cutting Islamic State supply line

Supported by U.S.-led airstrikes, Kurdish Iraqi troops on Thursday seized part of a highway that is used as a vital supply line by the Islamic State group, a key initial step in a major offensive to retake the strategic town of Sinjar from the militants.<p>The town was overrun by the extremists as …

Fried Chicken and Skulls of ISIS Fighters

On a new front line in Syria, Kurdish fighters fighting to reclaim territory fuel up on fast food—and hardly seem to notice the scattered bones of …

Tony Abbott says 'extreme force' is justified to counter Isis threat

The Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott, has said "extreme force" was justified in battling Islamic State (Isis) militants as the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, called the extremists' reign of terror "totally unacceptable".<p>Australia will "in coming days" join the US in an international …

First genetically modified humans could exist within two years

Humans who have had their DNA genetically modified could exist within two years after a private biotech company announced plans to start the first trials into a ground-breaking new technique.<p>Editas Medicine, which is based in the US, said it plans to become the first lab in the world to …