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7 Things You Learn After Driving a Lamborghini For a Week

People stare.<p>The moment the average human straps into a Lamborghini Aventador, checks all the controls, and hits that first turn off the driveway, their inner Will Smith starts hollering "I've got to get me one of these!" Your buddy's Camaro is quick. The Aventador, no matter how fast you've gone, …

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Genetically enhancing our children could raise interest rates

With embryo selection, a woman produces many embryos that are examined by a fertility clinic, and then the clinic implants in her one of the embryos that happens to be free of the harmful gene. Once we understand how DNA can influence human intelligence, fertility clinics could also base their …

Genetics

Another study is poking holes into the classic conception of introverts and extroverts

Do a quick Google of "only introverts will understand" if you need a sampling.<p>Somehow, it seems like we've ended up with stereotypes where introverts order pizza in bed and think deep important thoughts while extroverts prance around them setting things on fire and begging them to come out for a …

Earth - It took centuries, but we now know the size of the Universe

"Let us go rambling about the Universe." This is the invitation that American astronomer Harlow Shapley gave to an audience in Washington DC in 1920. He was taking part in the so-called Great Debate with fellow scientist Heber Curtis on the scale of the Universe.<p>Shapley believed that our Milky Way …

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9 Places To Visit Before They Disappear Forever

Our planet is filled with jaw-dropping sights and incredible creatures, but human intervention threatens to wipe out some of its most magnificent …

The Mental Health Benefits of Writing, Backed by Science

When a paragraph a day keeps the stress away.<p><i>By Gregory Ciotti, marketer at Help Scout</i><p>When you attempt to envision a writer, I imagine many of you see a quirky recluse, hunched over a desk in some cabin, crumpled paper strewn about as they obsessively work on the next great American novel.<p>But …

6 Skin Infections You Can Pick Up from Exercising | Men's Health

Working out in an outfit that’s too tight can cause sweat and bacteria to become trapped inside your clothes.<p>This irritates your skin and causes your body to break out. “Your sweat creates a warm, damp environment where acne bacteria can thrive,” says Dr. Schlessinger.<p><b>The fix:</b> “The best way to …

The Total-Body Muscle Tremor Workout | Men's Health

Alternating between non-competitive exercises allows you to keep the rest short to maximize intra-workout calorie burn.<p>And by using resistance training exercises instead of classic cardio options, there’s a large muscular and oxygen demand which will also elevate your post-workout metabolism.<p>Here’s …

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The science of selfishness: Humans aren’t actually hard-wired to be jerks

A new study suggests that our default setting is intuitively selfless—but given time, we talk ourselves out of it<p>Not long ago, a few of my friends figured out the perfect way to guilt me into doing just about anything. They use a three-word statement to immediately put me on edge: “God, you’re …

I’m Having a Long-Distance Love Affair — But It’s Not What You Think

<i>This story originally appeared on InStyle.com.</i><p>While most women my age are concerned with finding “the one” and settling down, I’m hoping to …

Silicon Valley's Bloody Plant Burger Smells, Tastes And Sizzles Like Meat

This summer, diners in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles will get their hands on a hamburger that has been five years in the making.<p>The burger looks, tastes and smells like beef — except it's made entirely from plants. It sizzles on the grill and even browns and oozes fat when it cooks. It's …

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Silencing of gene affects people's social lives

Psychologists have found that the silencing of a specific gene may affect human social behavior, including a person's ability to form healthy …

The Universe May Be Expanding Way Faster Than We Thought

As astrophysicist Adam Riess explains in this fascinating Q&A, the cosmos will double in size 800 million years sooner than predicted.<p>Astrophysicist Adam Riess shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics for research showing that the universe isn’t simply expanding (something we’ve known since Edwin …

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Ancient culture

<i>Editor's Note: This article was updated at 3:50 p.m. E.T. on Thursday June 23</i><p>The grave of a woman with a bizarre, long-headed skull has been …

5 Reasons You and Your Guy Friend Are Still "Just Friends"

Can single men and women ever really be just friends? We put that question posed by <i>When Harry Met Sally</i> to bed ages ago. In fact, some of your very best friends are probably members of the opposite sex. Now, that said, you might still have questions about how your single guys see you—particularly …

The Best and Worst States for Summer Road Trips

A report ranked every state in the union to make sure you have the best summer road trip ever.<p>All across the United States, from the Pacific …

4 Ways to Calm Yourself When You’re Anxious

How to locate the “off” switch to your jitters.<p>The human brain is good at creating anxiety. The good news is that it's possible to undo your anxiety …

The Amazing Artificial Intelligence We Were Promised Is Coming, Finally

We have been hearing predictions for decades of a takeover of the world by artificial intelligence. In 1957, Herbert A. Simon predicted that within 10 years a digital computer would be the world's chess champion. That didn't happen until 1996. And despite Marvin Minsky's 1970 prediction that "in …

20 surprising effects that getting more sleep has on your mind and body

If you have a few days off this summer, one of the best things you can do with your time is fix your sleeping habits. Just let yourself sleep naturally during those days and see how much you really need.<p>For at least 40% of the US population that isn't getting the recommended seven to nine hours a …

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‘Amazing’: Scientists crack mystery of Venus’s vanished water

By human standards, a descent onto Venus mirrors a fall through different circles of hell. As visitors approach, they would first pass through a thick haze of sulfuric acid. Further below are heavy metal snows that drift over mountain peaks. Finally, upon touching down, the average surface …

Astronomy

Doctors issue warning about LED streetlights

The American Medical Association (AMA) has just adopted an official policy statement about street lighting: cool it and dim it.<p>The statement, adopted unanimously at the AMA's annual meeting in Chicago on June 14, comes in response to the rise of new LED street lighting sweeping the country. An AMA …

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Lessons On Designing For Creativity From 16 Of The World’s Coolest Offices

The book The Creative Workplace collects the offices of creative studios designed for individual creativity in a public space.<p>Behind every sun-soaked, pristine architecture or design office, there’s a design philosophy linking desk layout and succulent placement to employees’ creativity. But as …

Want to work in Silicon Valley? Move to Seattle

Seattle doesn’t want to grow up to be Silicon Valley. It’s happy just to grab companies with good prospects that are unwilling, or unable, to pay the high price of expanding in San Francisco and the Bay Area.<p>A steady parade of tech firms, including some of the giants from Silicon Valley, have set …

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The Back and Biceps Workout to Build Muscle Fast

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