Neil Spiegel

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Experts say North Korea doesn't want peace talks — it wants nuclear missiles and to bully the US

Heated rhetoric from President Donald Trump pointed at North Korea has dominated news coverage and headlines for months now, but no tone or type of conversation can change the fact that North Korea doesn't want peace talks right now.<p>While Trump's threats may have fanned the flames of today's North …

North Korea

Anglican priest, author Tom Harpur argued that Jesus was an allegory

Tom Harpur was a devout Christian who was not certain that Jesus existed, but did believe in the principles that were taught in his name. He knew before he wrote his most powerful book, <i>The Pagan Christ</i>, that his views would be controversial and unsettling.<p>"My goal is not to summarily dismiss the …

Deepak Chopra: The Dawn Of A Human Universe

An excerpt from Deepak Chopra’s new book <i>You Are The Universe</i><p>There is a photograph of Albert Einstein standing beside the most famous man in the …

You may have more control over aging than you think

Molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn shared a Nobel Prize for her research on telomeres — structures at the tips of chromosomes that play a key role in cellular aging. But she was frustrated that important health implications of her work weren't reaching beyond academia.<p>So along with …

Medicine

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about …

Confused about life? Look into the night sky | Carlo Rovelli

It is by peering into the universe – not ourselves – that we understand the meaning of life<p>We are obsessed with ourselves. We study <i>our</i> history, <i>our</i> psychology, <i>our</i> philosophy, <i>our</i> gods. Much of our knowledge revolves around humankind itself, as if we were the most important thing in the universe. But …

Quarks

Why It’s a Mistake to Compare A.I. With Human Intelligence

In 1950, the brilliant mathematician and cryptographer Alan Turing began his seminal paper “Computing Machinery and Intelligence”with a simple query: …

5 Ways Swearing Makes You More Awesome According to Science

For many of us, four-letter words are a part of our everyday lives, and without the emphasis they give, stuff just doesn’t sound the same. Imagine if the last words Rhett Butler uttered to Scarlett O’Hara at the end of <i>Gone With the Wind</i> were “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a hoot.” So different, …

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferers 'can overcome symptoms of ME with positive thinking and exercise'

Behavioural and exercise therapy can help sufferers of the condition, a study has found<p>Sufferers of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can overcome symptoms by increasing exercise and thinking positively, Oxford University has found.<p>A landmark study which followed hundreds of sufferers for two years found …

Articles about indoor outdoor house looks completely unfinished and thats point on Dwell.com - Dwell

If you think teak looks great outside, just wait until you see it shine inside.<p>At their house and flower farm in Los Angeles’s Glassell Park, Laura Gabbert and Andrew Avery bring friends, family, and a fleet...<p>This addition and renovation of a midcentury California ranch home is tied together with …

Los Angeles

The real reason germs spread in the winter

Flu season is a fact of life – but until recently, no one knew why. The answer hinges on the disgusting ways that germs pass between people.<p>It begins as surely as the leaves dropping off the trees. As the mercury drops and the sunlight fades, the sniffles set in. At best, it’s just a cold that …

Flu

When We See Something Cute, Why Do We Want to Squeeze It?

The aggressive urge some people get when they see an adorable animal or baby may be connected to our emotional health.<p>The first step is admitting you have a problem. A very cute problem.<p>“Why, when something is adorable, do we get the urge to squeeze it and squish it?” National Geographic's own …

More people have died from selfies than shark attacks this year

A 66-year-old Japanese tourist has died, and his travel companion has been injured, after falling down stairs while attempting to take a selfie at …

Designers from 18 Different Countries Photoshop One Woman’s Body to Meet Their Nation’s Ideals

How do perceptions of beauty vary across the globe? In search of an answer to that question, UK medical service Superdrug Online Doctor commissioned marketing agency Fractl to ask graphic designers around the world to Photoshop a woman's body based on their nation's beauty ideals. The results, as …

Hair Color

The Central Mystery of Quantum Mechanics, Animated

How a lineage of scientists pieced together the puzzle revealing the dual nature of the universe.<p>Ever since Heisenberg stood on the shoulders of giants to pave the way for quantum mechanics, this captivating branch of science and its central fact — that light can behave both as a particle and as a …

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

We Were Wrong About Happiness. Here's the Real Deal

Some people just seem happier than others, and those of us searching for contentment are often at a loss to understand what makes that guy whistle …

Happiness

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Happy

Try one. Try them all. They work. Science says so.<p>It's easy to think of happiness as a <i>result</i>, but happiness is also a <i>driver</i>.<p>One example: While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve personal productivity (whether a one-day burst, or a lifetime, or things you should <i>not</i> do every day), probably …