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What causes paranoia, hallucinations and grandiose ideas?

Have you ever wrongly suspected that other people are out to harm you? Have you been convinced that you’re far more talented and special than you really are? Do you sometimes hear things that aren’t actually there?<p>These experiences – paranoia, grandiosity and hallucinations in the technical jargon …

Pollution is killing endangered turtles in Hawaii

Pollution in urban and farm runoff in Hawaii is causing tumors in endangered sea turtles, a new study finds.<p>The study, published in the open-access …

Fish’s ‘polarized ornaments’ are a real turn-on

Just like peahens are drawn to a peacock’s colorful feathers, female northern swordtail fish choose their mates based on patterns visible in …

The Backed Pack: Smart insoles, a toothbrush alternative, & a camping stove

<i>Each week, our friends at Backerjack bring us updates on some of the most successful gadget crowdfunding campaigns. And if you have an idea for your own invention check out the Backerjack invention search!</i><p>Digitsole<p>Digitsole wants to melt that cold winter dread away with the market’s first connected …

Invasive Chinese mitten crab found in Scotland prompts salmon fears

The Chinese mitten crab, one of the 100 worst alien invaders in the world according to conservationists, appears to have arrived in Scotland for the first time.<p>Remains of one of the ‘hairy crabs’, named because of a hair-like covering on their claws, was found in the river Clyde in June. Experts …

What The Hell Is Going On in Australia: The ISIS Influence Down Under

SYDNEY — The 'Death Cult', as the politicians are calling what we commonly know as Islamic State (ISIS), has taken over the media in Australia.<p>Prime …

Thom Yorke – Tomorrow's Modern Boxes: our first thoughts

Tim Jonze, Harriet Gibsone, Samuel Gibbs, Kate Hutchinson, Peter Beech and Tshepo Mokoena

A vitamin D variant may be key to treating deadly pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is nasty, sneaky and nearly impervious to the effects of chemotherapy, and its dispiriting five-year survival rate of 6% has budged not at all in decades. But researchers at the Salk Institute in California reported this week that they have found a way to unmask this stone-cold …

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Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

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His Camera Takes Us To The World 'We Must Preserve'

<i>They're silvery and stunning — and their beauty bears a message.</i><p>"Genesis" <i>is a new exhibit of more than 200 black-and-white images from the noted Brazilian photographer</i> Sebastiao Salgado. <i>He wants to show us what the world and its peoples look like now, how climate change has already had an impact —</i> …

Mark-Paul Gosselaar Slams ‘Negative’ Dustin Diamond ‘Saved by the Bell’ Book

Zack Morris himself, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, said he was not happy with what he heard and read from Dustin Diamond’s tell-all book about their time on</i> …

‘True Detective’ Creator Nic Pizzolatto Dismisses Plagiarism Claims

<i>True Detective</i> recently earned a slew of nominations for this year’s Emmys (including Outstanding Drama Series), but the celebratory mood has been …

Risk of inheriting autism stems from common genes

Most of the genetic risk for autism comes from common genes, not from rare variants or misfires, a new analysis suggests.<p>The study finds that about …

What happens to the excreted drugs you flush down the toilet?

Let’s talk about urine. We don’t usually give it much thought, but there’s a fair chance that yours contains traces of one of the 3,000 pharmaceuticals regularly prescribed in Europe and that the drug will end up contaminating the environment.<p>Around 80% of aquatic pharmaceutical pollution comes …

Forget Glasses. Soon Your Computer Display Will Correct Your Vision

New technology under development at the University of California-Berkeley and MIT automatically corrects people’s vision defects without glasses. …

Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails?

It's commonly believed that dogs wag their tails to convey that they are happy and friendly, but this isn't exactly true.<p>Dogs do use their tails to …

This year's popular "Shark Week" debuts on the Discovery network Sunday, August 10. AP Photo/Discovery Channel/Andrew Brandy Casagrande

Watch: How Far Do Your Cats Roam?

The new Cat Tracker project maps outdoor movements of pet felines.<p>Ever wondered where your cat slinks off to when it goes outside?<p>Cat Tracker, a new crowdsourced mapping project, encourages owners to put GPS collars on domestic cats to monitor their movements and activities around—and sometimes …

Scientists Turn Cigarette Butts Into Electrical Storage

By burning them. No, really.<p>The electrical power of the future just might be waiting in ashtrays across the world. Researchers in South Korea discovered that, with a one-step conversion process, cigarette filters turn into great supercapacitors. This is great news for anyone who wants new …

The Sleep Schedules Of 27 Of History's Greatest Minds

The science of sleep and its glorious effects on creativity, productivity, and sanity gets a lot of press these days. That said, the sleep habits of some of your favorite writers, musicians, and artists may surprise you a little.<p>The bedtimes and rising times of history’s greatest minds are …

This is the Easiest, Tastiest Summer Drink Ever

Andrew Zimmerman of Chicago's Sepia is a major proponent of a proper daiquiri.<p><i>After a night on the line, most chefs have a go-to drink, from cheap</i> …

Be Happy, Do This: Hand-Written Tips From Malcolm Gladwell, Roman Mars, And More

Design student Graham McMullin is asking one person a day to document what makes him or her happy, then testing those suggestions himself.<p>How do you exercise your inalienable right to pursue happiness? Graham McMullin, a student at School of Visual Arts in New York City, decided to take an …

The Durable Led Zeppelin

John Paul Jones, Led Zeppelin‘s bassist and keyboard player, was quietly playing backgammon and half listening to a phone-in radio talk show on New …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

Our Incredible Immune System

The human body is a biological marvel. Tasked to protect it is our immune system, which is responsible for detecting and neutralizing a wide variety …

How to Survive a Shark Attack | The Art of Manliness

Ahhhh…. life couldn’t be better. You’re finally on that vacation in the Florida Keys that you’ve been planning for the past year. And it couldn’t …

How Censors Killed The Weird, Experimental, Progressive Golden Age Of Comics

Comics histories sometimes reduce the Golden Age to the Superman Age: an era of lily white, squeaky-clean, manly-man heroes punching bank robbers and selling World War II propaganda. But the raucous variety of early comics is much more complex. For a weird, wild, 15-year span beginning in the late …

Career Arc: Tom Petty

Taking stock of the legendary rocker’s steady, stunning 40-year career<p>Who is Tom Petty? Naturally I’m asking this because there’s a pretty good …

DIY: 7 Best Natural Mosquito Bite Remedies

I’m a romantic, and so at the risk of facing commenter-wrath, I’m going to say it: The season’s first mosquito bite isn’t such a bad thing. It’s how …