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The World’s Fastest Creature Is Not What You Think

When it comes to naming the world’s fastest creature, it’s tempting to think of peregrine falcons, cheetahs, or marlins, but as researchers from …

Soothing touch eases the pain of social rejection, study finds

The soothing power of touch eases both physical pain and the sting of hurt feelings, say researchers — a finding that may be increasingly important …

Einstein's Riddle

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Why the Finnish method is the right way to test students

<b>To the editor:</b> Like Samuel E. Abrams, I subscribe more to the idea that merit ratings and pay undermine teamwork and to the educational practices in Finland than to the deeds of Betsy DeVos. ("Forget charter schools and vouchers — here are five business ideas school reformers should adopt," …

How to Use Reddit for Business Intel

If you're using Reddit only to kill time and look at memes, you're doing it wrong.<p>Reddit has been in the news nearly every week of 2016. The social news aggregation, ranking, and discussion site has this year proved itself to be a massive force online, undoubtedly playing some role in this year's …

9 mind-expanding documentaries to increase your intelligence

Be honest, now and then we all spend our free time watching various TV series, don’t we? And while some may consider it to be a rather meaningless …

Our Oceans Aren’t Just Rising - They’re Accelerating, And That’s Even Worse

It's been hidden from us for 25 years.<p>It’s news to no one that our sea levels are rising as a result of global warming, but scientists have finally …

Bruce Lee’s Never-Before-Seen Writings on Willpower, Emotion, Reason, Memory, Imagination, and Confidence

“You will never get any more out of life than you expect.”<p>Although <b>Bruce Lee</b> (November 27, 1940–July 20, 1973) is best known for his legendary legacy in martial arts and film, he was also one of the most underappreciated philosophers of the twentieth century, instrumental in introducing Eastern …

Bruce Lee

10 Motivational TED Talks to Start Your Morning

Enjoy a side order of inspiration and knowledge with your breakfast.<p>One of my favorite innovations in recent years is the idea of TED Talks. Whether you attend a session in person or watch online, you can learn and gain inspiration and see and hear people tell their stories and share their …

52 Movies That Are So Clever They'll Have You Thinking For Days

All these films will stay with you long after they've finished playing.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

How the Brain Makes and Breaks Habits

<i>Summary: Researchers report they have identified a neural pathway involved in switching between habitual behavior and deliberate decision</i> …

8 Great Tricks For Reading People's Body Language

Body language provides an amazing amount of information on what other people are thinking <i>if</i> you know what to look for. And who hasn't wanted to read people's minds at some point?<p>You already pick up on more body language cues than you're consciously aware of. UCLA research has shown that only 7% of …

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

Easy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home? A NASA study found that a plethora of plants neutralise the chemicals found in furniture, household …

10 Silly Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily Do at Home

Other than youth and recess and summer vacation and nap time and candy and junk food and energy and fast metabolism and hope and excitement and …

Apple’s Classroom app for iPad lands on App Store

Apple is putting more tools in the hands of educators today with the official launch of the new Classroom app for iPad that promises to opens up new, more engaging ways of teaching and learning on the iPad.<p>The new app is part of the new iOS 9.3 education features Apple has added that allow teachers …

Science News' favorite books of 2015

This biography of Alexander von Humboldt explores how the 19th century German naturalist’s expeditions helped lay the groundwork for our modern …

Watch: Boston Dynamics are being jerks to robots, for science

If you’ve ever wondered about the event that would make robots rise up and begin to fight back against their human oppressors, it probably looks a lot like the tests Boston Dynamics puts its Atlas robot through.<p>While it may look like pure jerk-ery, researchers are putting their humanoid robot …

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15 Websites You Should Know To Make Your Life Easier

Does it ever feel like the things you want to accomplish always end up on the back burner? If the answer to that question is “yes,” you’re not alone. …

You Need To Visit These 20 Websites If You Want To Learn New Skills

It’s Monday again.<p>The annoying alarm breaks the piece of silence you are enjoying. You keep pressing snooze and don’t want to leave your bed. As the …

Unbelievable Hyperrealistic Sculptures

Another photo of a pretty swimsuit model? Think again. In fact, gaze down at her cut-off legs and you might realize that what you're actually looking at is a hyperrealistic sculpture.<p>Like Ron Mueck, Carole Feuerman is a hyperrealist sculptor who creates mindblowing pieces of art. Having displayed …

The 10 Best Philosophical Movies of The 21st Century

Sound, color, and animation have changed the medium of 21st century film and thereby changed its potential. The emphasis may have once been powerful …

The brain’s ‘on-off switch’ for human consciousness is even more intriguing than we thought

By on December 2, 2015 at 7:50 am<p>Last year, scientists from George Washington University published an amazing study arguing that they had found the …

Spot The Apologist: Don’t Pick A Fight With A Psychologist About Western Might Being Right

New Matilda columnist Dr Lissa Johnson explains the rationale behind why violence <i>by</i> the West is okay, and violence <i>against</i> the West is an assault on …

An FBI Agent Shares 9 Secrets to Reading People

23 years in the FBI taught this entrepreneur the remarkable power of observation.<p>The ability to read others will greatly affect how you deal with them. When you understand how another person is feeling, you can adapt your message and communication style to make sure it is received in the best way …

8 successful entrepreneurs share the worst advice they ever received

Bad advice is easy to ignore. But sometimes the <i>worst</i> advice can stick with you, as a reminder of what matters most to your personal and professional fulfillment.<p>Entrepreneurs by definition have to go against the grain, and so conventional, albeit terrible, advice can be used as a motivational …

Evolution Is Moving Us Away from Selfishness. But Where Is It Taking Us?

<b>Rudolph Tanzi:</b> Emotion is so interesting. If you think about the evolution of emotions, you know, first there was 400 million years ago the brain …

Your brain cells can now be turned on and off like a bedside lamp: A new discovery in optogenics

<b>(Alex Mit via Shutterstock)</b><p>Two neuroscientists from MIT and Stanford have won a Breakthrough Prize for their revolutionary work in the field<p>Simon Makin<p>November 14, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Optogenetics is probably the biggest buzzword in …

Neuroscience

Humans created a new top predator that's taking over the Northeast — and that's just one example of the evolution we're driving

Evolution, it turns out, isn't the long, invisible process we once thought.<p>Instead, it's happening all around us, all the time, and we are its primary drivers.<p>Numbers of the coywolf, a new hybrid of the coyote and the wolf, likely just topped a million.<p>By shaping landscapes, dumping pollutants into …