Nemani Visweswar

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At The Same Temperatures, Why Does Water Feel Colder Than Air?

Why does 60º F (15º C) air feel pleasant, but 60º F (15º C) water feels cold? And why, for that matter, does that same pleasant air temperature feel …

Can Meditation Affect Your DNA Makeup?

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Are You Super Chatty? It's Probably In Your Genes.

Psychologists at the University of Georgia have found that how talkative you are may be encoded in your genes. But it's not the genes themselves; …

India set for record satellite launch

India is set to launch a record 20 satellites aboard its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket late on Tuesday.<p>PSLV C-34 will launch at 9:26 a.m. local time Wednesday (11:56 p.m. ET Tuesday), carrying a haul of satellites from countries including the U.S., Germany, Canada and Indonesia. The …

The #1 Reason for Poor Student Performance

One of today’s most contentious public debates involves education reform. Teachers, parents, researchers, and legislators recognize the American …

Learn How To Sleep Like A Baby

Sleep like a baby. It's what we all strive for, now that we know how important sleep is. It's that feeling that you have just come out of the deepest, most pleasant, and refreshing moments of your life, and not a sound, a light, or care in the world could have disturbed you. One natural way to get …

There Are More Games of Chess Possible Than Atoms In The Universe

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This Solar Power System Lets You 'Timeshift' Your Energy From Day To Night

Redflow's new ZCell home battery, launched in March, is a 10 kilowatt hour (kWh) flow battery that can 'timeshift' solar power from day to night, …

Korean artist's makeup illusions will bend your mind

It's hard to figure out where reality ends and begins with Dain Yoon's makeup.<p>The South Korean artist has an incredibly confusing body of work which …

The Best Island In Hawaii Has Been Hiding In Plain Sight

It’s Hawaii exactly like you want it to be.<p>The major Hawaiian islands all have their calling cards. On Oahu, it's Waikiki and the famed North Shore. On Kauai, it's the breathtaking Na Pali coast. Maui has Haleakala and the Road to Hana. And on the Big Island, it's a scientific trifecta of …

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Psychedelics have had a long strange trip in our society. Once maligned as insanity-inducing, microdosing or taking small amounts of may help cure depression, PTSD, addiction, and more.

Psychedelics have been with humans for over two millennia. Ethnobotanist Terence McKenna’s “stoned ape theory,” postulates that the development of …

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