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Humans came from distant galaxies, along with everything else in the Milky Way

Humans are formed from matter that flew billions of miles from another galaxy, according to a new study.<p>Much of the stuff around us and spread …

I Got a $600 Brain 'Reboot' and It Changed My World

NAD+ therapy can supposedly increase your energy, focus, and metabolism, improve your cardiovascular health, and help you detox from alcohol and drugs. All this, of course, sounds incredibly unlikely—so I thought I'd see for myself.<p>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.<p>It's good to be skeptical …

Mental Health

3D-printed clothing collection took student 2,000 hours to produce

Nine months of research and 2,000 hours to print: That's how long it took student Danit Peleg to complete her final design project.<p>Peleg, a …

3D Printing

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

Why It's So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism

<i>Dr. Robin DiAngelo explains why white people implode when talking about race.</i><p>I am white. I have spent years studying what it means to be white in a society that proclaims race meaningless, yet is deeply divided by race. This is what I have learned: Any white person living in the United States will …

Aide to California state attorney accused of running an occult police force claiming to be 3,000 years old

Brandon Kiel, deputy director of community affairs at the California Department of Justice, and two others — David Henry and Tonette Hayes — …

Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you’re in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear<p><i>There’s no time to lose, I heard her say Catch your dreams before they slip away.</i><p>When we sleep, wrote English psychiatrist Havelock Ellis over a hundred years ago, we enter a ‘dim and …

Lincoln’s final hours: Moment by moment, inside Ford’s Theatre and the home where the president died

It was a scene of horror and disbelief, yet those who were there recall feeling inspired to live worthy of the man<p><i>The collective sense of what had occurred was of a sadness too noble not somehow to inspire, and it was truly in the air that . . . we could at least gather round this perfection of a</i> …

For Musician Jack White, Any Old Guacamole Just Won't Do

Jack White, formerly of the White Stripes, must really hate bananas. Because according to his concert rider, which was recently made public, he doesn't want to lay eyes on one at his concerts.<p>A "rider" is the set of unusual contractual demands that some pop stars make of their hosts when they're on …

Recipes

EXCLUSIVE: 49 Extraordinary Vintage Portraits of Hollywood's Most Famous Faces

These new photos of Ethan Hawke, Jason Segel, and other notable attendees at Sundance Film Festival capture what they might have looked like in the 19th century.<p>These new photos of Ethan Hawke, Jason Segel, James Franco, and other notable attendees at Sundance Film Festival capture what they might …

Kristen Wiig

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

Philosophers and scientists have been at war for decades over the question of what makes human beings more than complex robots<p>One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being …

Consciousness

Hacker's List allows you to hire a hacker anonymously and quickly

Hacker's List, a website that offers to connect customers and "professional" hackers for hire, would have you believe that just about everyone, at …

Step into the dark fantasy worlds of artist Nicolas Delort

It all started with <i>Dragon Ball Z</i>.<p>When he was young, Nicolas Delort's friends were watching the anime and collecting the cards, but he fell in love with the black-and-white manga that inspired it all. "Akira Toriyama's ink work is so clean, precise, and elegant and I spent a lot of time tracing, at …

Artist Virtually 'Paints' Ancient Drawings Onto Modern Homes Around The World

Muralists need a lot of things that aren't easy to come by: money, connections, and a wall for starters. Polish artist Maria Umievskaya realized she could approximate the reach of a public artist without any of these resources, using only the internet. Her virtual series juxtaposes clean modern …

By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

<i>Fear is one of the strongest and most basic of human emotions, and it's the focus of Fearless, the second episode of</i> Invisibilia<i>, NPR's new show on the invisible forces that shape human behavior.</i><p><i>This segment of the show explores how a man decided to conquer his fear of rejection by getting rejected</i> …

Mind

A History of the Most Coveted Accessories

<i>Spread the word and let your voice be heard: A new era of the It bag is upon us! In the name of democracy—and of course, fashion—we're holding an election to name the #ItBag2015. Meet the 10 powerful and chic purses campaigning to revolutionize your look this year and, vote for which one you think</i> …

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Girlfriend of John Crawford, man killed by police in Walmart, dies in car crash

Tasha Thomas, who was with Crawford when he was fatally shot while carrying a pellet gun at the Ohio store, killed when car struck a pole at high speed<p>The girlfriend of John Crawford, the young man who was shot dead by police while holding a pellet gun and speaking on his cellphone in an Ohio …

The sky isn't really blue, the sun isn't really yellow

The sky isn't actually blue and the sun isn't actually yellow — they just appear that way. This short video from MinutePhysics above nicely explains why.<p>The blue wavelengths get scattered most by the air<p>The sky, after all, is just transparent air, "a stage upon which all colors dance." But as light …

Ancient Bones Show Roman Gladiators Ate Vegetarian Diet, Drank A Weird Tonic

Roman gladiators may have been gluttons for punishment, what with all that heavy combat. But a new analysis of their bones suggests they favored lighter fare in their food, eating mostly vegetables--along with a sort of sports drink made of ashes.<p>Why eat ashes?<p>"Plant ashes were evidently consumed …

This Clever App Scans And Solves Math Problems Instantly Using Your Phone's Camera

PhotoMath does just that, utilizing your smartphone's camera to quickly solve math problems.<p>PhotoMath only works with printed text, so unfortunately it won't be solving your scribbles anytime soon; you'll need a printed sheet of paper or a textbook.<p>You then position the math problem you want solved …

Mathematics

German agent arrested for spying for US

If the allegations are substantiated the arrest of the 31-year-old man marks the 'biggest scandal involving a German—American double agent since the war'<p>A suspected double agent has been arrested in Germany accused of spying for the United States, raising fears of a serious rift between the two …

These Photorealistic Stencils Make Banksy Look Like An Amateur

If you visit the primary school in Terracina, Italy, you're going to be a little bit tripped it out. As of a month or two ago, several small children …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity