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Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Alice In Wonderland

Top 10 Ways to Teach Yourself to Code

Programming is one of the most valuable skills you can pick up in these modern times, whether for career prospects or to stretch your brain and …

Top 10

I’m a U.S. veteran, and “American Sniper” is rife with lies

<b>Bradley Cooper in "American Sniper" (Warner Bros. Entertainment)</b><p>Clint Eastwood’s film is propagandistic fiction masquerading as a “true story.” Here’s why it’s so dangerous<p>Brock McIntosh<p>February 7, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on Waging Nonviolence.<p>After watching the movie …

American Sniper

UFO And Alien Egyptian Artifacts Discovered In Jerusalem Kept Secret By Rockefeller Museum - Alien UFO Sightings

Alien and UFO circles are abuzz with claims of remarkable ancient Egyptian artifacts discovered in the former Jerusalem home of the famous …

25 Best Snacks For Weight Loss

From the editors of RedbookMag.com, four nutritionists share the small bites that pull their own weight in the dieting department so you don't have to.<p><b>1) Hard-boiled eggs with sriracha sauce</b> To improve thyroid function—the gland manages growth and metabolism—look no further than a low-calorie, …

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

Taj Mahal

3D-Printed Buddha Sculptures That Look Like Pop Culture Characters From Video Games, Movies, TV Shows, and Comics

Teaneck, New Jersey-based artist Chris Milnes has created a fantastic collection of 3D-printed Buddha sculptures that each portray pop culture …

Space 2020: What does the future hold?

What will our space ambitions actually look like a decade from now? Three experts tell Richard Hollingham.<p>Space has not been this exciting since the 1960s.<p>Nasa recently launched Orion, its first new spacecraft to carry astronauts since the Space Shuttle, and is developing a massive new rocket to …

How I Built a Custom Desk and Wire-Free Workspace for My Photo Editing

For years I’ve struggled with my workspace, I’ve had loads of different ones, from small ones in the corner of the living room in my old apartment to …

Astronomers Catch Mysterious Radio Blast From the Distant Universe

Coming from far beyond the galaxy, an extremely energetic blast of radio waves has been snared by astronomers lying in wait. Lasting for just a few thousandths of a second, the burst is the first of an enigmatic class of objects to be observed in real-time, astronomers report today in the <i>Monthly</i> …

The 7 Easiest Ways Ever to Improve Your Diet

You won't even notice these changes—swear!<p>Of course you know that eating healthy is a lifelong goal—but that doesn't mean that it takes ages to make it happen. In fact, there are tons of quick, easy ways to be sure you're eating well that basically involve zero effort. Here are a few to get you …

This All-Glass Building Is Designed To Lower Stress And Improve Sleep

The building, called the Photon Space, uses an advanced type of glass that blocks harmful UV rays and sounds from the outside, and can also darken …

UC Berkeley

In Defense Of The New “Star Wars” Lightsaber

Haters gonna hate, but the lightsaber seen in the new The Force Awakens trailer is great design. Here’s why.<p>In the new trailer for J.J. Abrams’s forthcoming <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, a shadowy, hooded figure (rumored to be played by <i>Girls</i>‘s Adam Driver) walks into the snowy woods at night and …

Has The Plot To Gareth Edwards’ ‘Star Wars’ Spin-off Film Finally Been Revealed?

J.J. Abrams recently confirmed on Twitter that this weekend we’ll be receiving an 88 second preview of <i>Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.</i> In the wake of that news comes more <i>Star Wars</i> goodness in the form of plot details for Gareth Edwards’ (<i>Godzilla</i>) spin-off film set in the same …

Stop calling me 'the Ebola nurse'

I never had Ebola. I never had symptoms of Ebola. I tested negative for Ebola the first night I stayed in New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s private prison in Newark. I am now past the incubation period – meaning that I will not develop symptoms of Ebola.<p>I <i>never had Ebola</i>, so please stop calling …

Prynt turns your phone into a picture-printing Polaroid camera

As smartphones continue to up the ante when it comes to how well they take pictures and the technology used in doing so, more and more people turn to their phone as the main photo shooting apparatus of the house. Companies like Prynt realize that, and have developed a smartphone case that …

Mobile Photography

Rosetta comet landing on course despite wake-up glitch

On Wednesday the European Space Agency will attempt a risky landing on a comet, and it seems the Philae lander wanted to catch a few extra winks of sleep before its big day.<p>Overnight, the commands were sent to wake up Philae but the robotic lander began using a backup computer rather than the main …

Human Evolution: Crash Course Big History #6