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Hunting for Alien Exoplanets with Mobile Astronomy Apps

In the early 1990s, the idea of planets around other stars was squarely in the realm of science fiction. Now, astronomers have already confirmed …

Astronomy

Cuddling Helps Curb Depression And Anxiety, Study Finds

Cuddling, snuggling, and hugging: you wouldn’t think these actions could be linked to depression and anxiety, but recent studies have found that the …

Loneliness

Artificial Intelligence Program Passes College Entrance Exam

By<p>Jun Hongo<p>Jun Hongo<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@junhongowsj<p>jun.hongo@wsj.com<p>Artificial intelligence is now smart enough to be accepted into most Japanese universities.<p>The National Institute of Informatics said Saturday that its AI program, developed with university and corporate researchers, …

Haruhiko Kuroda

Why Working From Home Is Great for Telecommuters, Bad for Everyone Else

Why you're so bummed even if nobody steals your lunch out of the fridge anymore<p>Countless management articles tout the benefits of working remotely, …

THIS Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat Bananas

What if we told you there was a groundbreaking new tool to help you lose weight, reduce bloat, fight cancer and increase your energy—all for just 19 …

Science Finally Explains Slackers

There’s a neurological reason for apathy and laziness, according to new research. Inefficient connections between certain areas of the brain may make …

The Brain

Teach your kids to code with this neat Minecraft lesson

Minecraft, which innocently started out as a vast open-world block-based game, is probably the closest thing to crack cocaine for kids. Its popularity with the grade school set is likely what helped it become one of the best-selling games of all time, turned the game’s developers, Mojang, into a …

Kids

Ottawa psych student's app to help 'thousands' with anxiety, depression

Jeff Perron wants to help more people than he ever could all by himself.<p>The Ottawa man finished an undergrad in psychology, earned a master’s in …

Being true to yourself may protect against the harmful effects of loneliness

A lot has been written about the downward spiral of loneliness. People who crave more social contact often develop behaviours and thinking styles …

Psychology

How To Make The Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich With Science

Whether you’re a gouda groupie or a gruyère kinda guy, all grilled cheese sandwich enthusiasts can agree: The gooier the better, when it comes to …

4 Mistakes That Are Built into Your Brain

<b>“Cognitive bias is the biggest self-imposed obstacle to progress, not only for oneself but in the end, for all mankind.” ~Unknown</b><p>On a beautiful …

Critical Thinking

How Money Does, Indeed, Buy Happiness

It turns out that when we spend money on other people, our level of happiness goes up measurably more than when we spend the same money on ourselves. And Tony Robbins advocates that no matter how busy or broke you may be, you have something to offer others.<p>At the beginning of the year, a friend and …

10 Ultra-Weird Science Fiction Novels that Became Required Reading

You want a really weird ride? A science fiction or fantasy epic that stretches your brain like taffy and ties it into strange irregular shapes? …

Books

3 secrets to dealing with anger the right way, according to neuroscience

And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that's not going to be good for anyone…<p>I've talked before about how to deal with others who are angry and irrational, but how can you control those emotions in <i>yourself</i>?<p>Looking at the neuroscience, there's a right way and a wrong way to do …

Self-help

Magnetic wormhole created for first time

"Wormholes" are cosmic tunnels that can connect two distant regions of the universe, and have been popularised by the dissemination of theoretical …

Do You 'Think' Using Your Heart Or Your Head? Here's How To Tell

Take the quiz and meet your new personality type.<p>Type A or Type B. Introvert or Extrovert. Hufflepuff or Slytherin.<p>You may have thought you were already familiar with every conceivable personality classification, but here's a new way to find some insight into your own behavior: Are you a "head" …

This Professor Can Teach Anyone Calculus Using These Simple, Beautiful Animations

Calculus: A word that triggers involuntary fear spasms in the best of us. But the days of slogging through tedious textbook derivatives are over, if …

Mathematics

Quantum 3D Printing on the Horizon, According to UBC Researcher Jennifer Hoffman

I’m a firm believer that technology can take us to unimaginable places, from both a physical and a mental standpoint. Technological progress is …

Manly Humor

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A quantum wave-like nature was successfully observed in rotating nitrogen molecules

Can you imagine how subnano-scale molecules make an ultrafast rotation at a hundred billion per second? Do the ultrafast rotating subnano-scale …

7 Things To Remember If You Dream To Have Your Own Business

It is about 7:00 PM Sunday now, and you are getting a sick feeling about going to work tomorrow. You must get up early on Monday morning and get …

Daily coffees – two to five cups – cuts risk to health, say scientists

In March this year, after a project that lasted just shy of two decades, scientists at Japan's National Cancer Centre released some intriguing …

Peeking into the brain's filing system

<b>Storing information so that you can easily find it again is a challenge. From purposefully messy desks to indexed filing cabinets, we all have our preferred systems. How does it happen inside our brains?</b><p>Somewhere within the dense, damp and intricate 1.5kg of tissue that we carry in our skulls, all …

Neurophilosophy

The Quantum Experiment That Simulates A Time Machine

Physicists have simulated a photon interacting with an older version of itself in an experiment that could help reconcile quantum mechanics and …

Chiara Marletto: The Code of the Cosmos

For a start, that information is an <i>element of the physical world</i> is itself rather hard to grasp and counterintuitive! This is because information …

Shark-Mounted Cameras Reveal Predators' Deep-Sea Secrets

In a first-of-its-kind project using cameras mounted onto the fins of deep-sea sharks, researchers have made surprising discoveries about what keeps …

Could we explain the world without cause and effect? – Mathias Frisch

Do early childhood vaccinations cause autism, as the American model Jenny McCarthy maintains? Are human carbon emissions at the root of global …