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You are almost definitely not living in reality because your brain doesn’t want you to

Every cognitive bias exists for a reason—primarily to save our brains time or energy.<p>I’ve spent many years referencing Wikipedia’s list of cognitive biases whenever I have a hunch that a certain type of thinking is an official bias but I can’t recall the name or details. But despite trying to …

Critical Thinking

The 9 Movies You Must See in January 2016

It's a fallow month for movies, but there are still some gems.<p>Most moviegoers will spend January doing one of two things – catching up with some of December's many award-courting releases, or watching <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> for the seventeenth time. But don't miss the handful of new films well …

Movies

The 28 original Netflix shows and movies we know will be released in 2016

The company has said that it plans to roughly double its output of original shows to 31 in 2016. Netflix also has the following in the pipeline: 10 feature films, 30 kids shows, 12 documentaries, and 10 stand-up comedy specials.<p>Netflix has repeatedly said that original content is its future, and …

The 17 worst movies of 2015 according to Rotten Tomatoes

We consulted film aggregator Rotten Tomatoes to sort out the worst-reviewed movies of 2015. What did we learn? Remakes aren't always the way to go.<p>Keep reading to see the worst films of the year.

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven't Noticed

Most of us haven't quite realized there is something extraordinary happening.<p>A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the world from a different perspective: the one that everything is …

11 incredible spy gadgets from CIA history

CIA operatives may not use jetpacks or laser-powered watches, but they do have a few tricks up their sleeves.<p>At the CIA Museum in Washington, DC, you can get a glimpse of the gadgets used in past spy missions.<p>The agency has declassified 600 out of some 20,000 objects used by CIA operatives …

9 cameos you'll never notice while watching 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

<b>Warning: If you haven't seen "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," there are some mild spoilers ahead.</b><p>Many are heading out to watch "Star Wars" to see Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill reunite on the big screen. But another reason to see the movie may be for the celebrity cameos hidden in the …

Studios are making billion-dollar deals with Netflix, but they have almost no idea how their shows are performing

Unlike traditional TV, whose lifeblood is advertising and fees from cable providers, streaming companies live off direct user subscriptions completely untethered from that old model. This gives them the power to hoard all the data on how many and what kinds of people watch their TV shows and movies …

Everyone loves an a**hole: Science explains our attraction to creeps and deviants

Always falling for the wrong guy or gal? New research suggests it may actually be a part of the human condition<p>Karl Gruber<p>November 29, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Are you a nice, well-rounded person, yet can’t seem to hit it off with the opposite …

Psychology

Can we prove that God exists? Richard Dawkins and the limits of faith and atheism

<b>God, Santa Claus (Wikimedia/Milles Studio via Shutterstock)</b><p>Atheists sometimes argue the case against God is the same as the case against Santa Claus. Let’s test the logic<p>Gary Gutting<p>November 29, 2015 3:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “What Philosophy Can Do”<p>Our first concern will be Richard Dawkins’s …

Easter Bunny

The Latest Breakthrough In Understanding Diabetes Was Made By An Algorithm

Researchers now believe there are three different kinds of type 2 diabetes–a result discovered with help from machines combing through reams of medical data.<p>With the cost to sequence a human genome dropping by the day and medical records finally going digital, public health experts are excited for …

Diabetes

The buzzy startup trying to kill Amazon just raised another $350 million — with more to come

The company has now raised a whopping $570 million since its founding last year, and CEO Marc Lore tells Del Rey that it already has "verbal agreements" for another $150 million, coming soon.<p>The fresh round of financing comes despite ongoing questions about the company's business prospects and an …

Humai Wants To Resurrect Humans Within 30 Years

A new quest to defeat death--or at least make it optional<p><i>Spoilers ahead for those who aren’t caught up,</i>​ but last season of Game of Thrones ended with a true Caesar ​outcome​ for all-around-hero (and potential Azor Ahai) Jon Snow. But unlike Caesar, today HBO teased the ​apparent​ resurrection of …

Singularity

18 AI researchers reveal the most impressive thing they've ever seen

This year especially, artificial intelligence (AI) has had a renaissance — Tesla pushed their self-driving autopilot out to all eligible cars, and Google and Facebook have both announced large investments in AI research.<p>The latest human jobs to be taken by robots include video game playing and …

Artificial Intelligence

MIT scientists have charted a course for Mars that they say beats NASA's by a landslide

It's a very different plan than the NASA astronauts in the latest sci-fi action film "The Martian" take.<p>Moreover, it's not what the real NASA describes in their outline for human exploration of Mars, called the Mars Design Reference Architecture 5.0.<p>But the US space agency might want to reconsider …

Space Science

What Higher Consciousness Really Means, How We Attain It, and What It Does for the Human Spirit

“At such moments, the world reveals itself as quite different: a place of suffering and misguided effort … but also a place of tenderness and longing, beauty, and touching vulnerability. “<p><i>“[Leonardo da Vinci’s] unique brain wiring … allowed him the opportunity to experience the world from the</i> …

Leonardo Da Vinci

'Spectre' box office: Where does this leave the Daniel Craig James Bond era?

It's almost hard to fathom how long James Bond has been around. The franchise has been through 24 films with main proprietor Eon Productions, and a 25th outside it, emerging in a postwar boom, continuing through the darkest days of the Cold War, moving into the end-of-history days of the 1990s and …

Box Office

6 Ways to Love Your Life More

Many of us are unhappy in their lives. We believe that if only we earned more money, were thinner, were married (or single), had more friends, then we would be happy. What we fail to realize is that lasting happiness doesn't come from anything outside of ourselves, nor does it just happen for some …

10 Relationship Lessons I've Learned in the Last 10 Years

About 2 months ago, I attended my 10 year high school reunion. Because of this reunion, I've found myself reflected on where I was 10 years ago compared to where I am now.<p>One of the areas where there has been significant change is how I approach relationships. So here are 10 relationship lessons …

Relationships

Why Netflix isn’t worried that 'Beasts of No Nation' flopped in theaters

This weekend, those efforts were tested for the first time as Cary Joji Fukunaga's "Beasts of No Nation," starring Idris Elba, debuted on the streaming service around the world and in 31 theaters in 30 U.S. cities willing to play the dark African war drama even though it was available to 43 million …

Google and NASA Have A New Quantum Computer

Meet the D-Wave 2X<p>It looks like the holiday season came early for Google’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab.<p>Google, NASA, and the Universities Space Research Association announced today that they’re getting the D-Wave 2X, the newest and most powerful quantum computer on the market. The 2X …

Quantum Computing

NASA confirms that liquid water flows on Mars

It's the first direct evidence of a long-suspected theory<p>Liquid water exists on the surface of Mars during the planet's warmer seasons, according to new research published in <i>Nature Geosciences</i><i>.</i> This revelation comes from new spectral data gathered by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), a …

Energy-Boosting Recipes That'll Make You Forget All About Coffee

POWER UP!<p>Some days we're just tired. No matter how early we went to bed or how little activity we actually did, there are days when our energy is low. Most of us turn to coffee in times like these, but that might not be the best thing to do. A good solution, and a delicious one at that, is to turn …

Healthy Eating

Are supermarket shelves sexist, or do we need to stop being so easily offended?

Where a supermarket displays its copies of New Scientist magazine is another example of 'things you didn't realise were sexist', says Martin Daubney<p>Latest in the seemingly endless list of “stuff you never knew was sexist, but is” comes, of all things, where the supermarket chain Morrisons stacks …

Raspberry Pi gets an official touchscreen display

Although it's pretty easy to hook up a Raspberry Pi to a screen using its HDMI port, it's not exactly the most portable of solutions (especially if there isn't a TV or monitor around). The Raspberry Pi Foundation recognized this, so it set about finding a "simple, embeddable display" capable of …

A new “All-You-Can-Fly” pass lets you travel throughout Brazil for just $399

Azul, Brazil’s biggest airline in terms of cities served, just launched a new “all-you-can-fly” Air Pass that allows 10 days of unlimited flights …

Here’s why most airplane coffee is soooo terrible

Yes, there is a reason why that cup of joe being served at 30,000 feet will never live up to the coffee at your local café, and the unfortunate phenomenon is just plain gross.

5 New Travel Startups Turning Expat Travelers Into Community Members

Expats fan out around the world in search of a new life, a fresh start doing work they love or to retire and begin the next chapter on their …

Why Are Women Less Likely To Become Entrepreneurs Than Men?

Analysis finds women are less likely to be arrogant about mistakes and more likely to be humble about their achievements. Men are more likely to disregard market signals that their ideas are flawed.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>If you look at entrepreneurs around the world, there is an inescapable …

Entrepreneurship

Yes, Putting Bacon Grease In Cookies Does Make Them an Acceptable Breakfast Food

When can you have cookies for breakfast? When they're packed with oats and held together with bacon fat. Duh.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on</i> …

Breakfast