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Scientist proposes wild explanation for why we haven't discovered aliens yet

We know our galaxy is huge, and that there’s an untold number of other galaxies out there in the unimaginably large universe. We also know that there’s bound to be plenty of planets in those galaxies, and at least a portion of them are bound to be habitable by some form of life. So, why haven’t we …

How to actually remove pesticides from your fruit

Assuming that you should be worried about them in the first place.<p>There’s a lot to worry about when it comes to food—or rather, there’s a lot that people <i>want</i> you to worry about. Every mommy blogger and natural living life coach with a URL to their name is bursting with helpful tips on how to rid …

Pesticides

​The Common Supplement That Gives You Super Crazy Dreams

​Buckle up, it’s going to be an interesting night<p>If there’s a particularly hard-working mineral, it’s got to be magnesium.<p>Not only does it soothe tired muscles—cue the Epsom salt baths—but it also improves how you digest fatty acids and proteins, contributes to heart health, and helps prevent bone …

10 Literary Classics Every Business Leader Should Read

If you only stick to business books and biographies, you're not learning as much as you could.<p>Biographies of inspirational figures, leadership how-to titles, and management case studies will all give you great insights on how to be a better entrepreneur and leader, but if that's all you read, …

Ten signs of uncontrolled diabetes

Uncontrolled diabetes can be fatal. It can also lower quality of life.<p>In 2010, diabetes and its complications were responsible for 12 percent of …

Diabetes

Magic Mushrooms Are Shaping the Future of Psychiatric Treatment

You may know the chemical 4-phosphoryloxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine by its more common name, psilocybin. Long used as a sacrament among indigenous …

This '90-Year-Old' Woman Broke The Internet When She Revealed Her Secrets to Living a Fulfilling Life

Could 9 decades of wisdom really all boil down to these intelligent and heartfelt points?<p>If you were 90 years old, what would you tell your younger self? You'd certainly have some inspiring lessons and secrets to life, especially with 9 decades of accumulated wisdom, right? Well, 45 of these life …

Everything You Need To Know About The Conspiracy Theory That Australia Does Not Exist

Almost 20,000 people have shared a Facebook post claiming to have evidence that Australia, the country, does not exist.<p>A conspiracy theory suggesting that Australia – a very real and legitimate country with a population of 24.4 million people – is not real has gone viral on Facebook.<p>Almost 20,000 …

A Zen Master Reveals the Ultimate Way to Deal With Haters

The internet is filled with trolls. Trolling – as defined by the virtual society – is nothing but an act of aggression. And a human beings impulse to …

Earth has a brand-new continent called Zealandia, and it's been hiding in plain sight for ages

Kids are frequently taught that seven continents exist: Africa, Asia, Antarctica, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.<p>Geologists, who look at the rocks (and tend to ignore the humans), group Europe and Asia into a supercontinent — Eurasia— making for a total of six geologic …

3 Powerful Lessons From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

It can be hard to find meaning and purpose sometimes. We spend so much time working and being busy that we forget to stop and look inside ourselves …

What Happens If You Stick Your Head in a Particle Accelerator?

It’s a great physics thought experiment—and an awful accident in 1978.<p>What would happen if you stuck your body inside a particle accelerator? The scenario seems like the start of a bad Marvel comic, but it happens to shed light on our intuitions about radiation, the vulnerability of the human body, …

Physics

Look Inside Russia's Wildest Nature Reserves—Now Turning 100

Russia is celebrating the centennial of its system of nature protection—including reserves so strict that few people have ever visited them.<p>Russia’s tumultuous history includes one legacy little known outside its borders—a vast system of protected lands that conservationists have fought for decades …

Feeling tired for no reason? Time to reset your circadian clock

Have you ever wondered why you don’t feel tired until late at night, but your spouse is fast asleep at 10pm and wakes spontaneously at 6am?<p>We each have an internal biological clock, called a circadian clock, that organizes the internal and external activities of our body around the 24-hour …

The complete guide to exercising in winter

This week in London, the sun sets at 3.50pm. We’re waking up in the dark, leaving work in the dark, and spending a good proportion of the intervening time underground or desk-bound. Hearty meals and firesides seem more attractive than the chilly outdoors, or a busy gym. (If you live in the global …

Procrastination

The 10 game-changing wellness tips that you’ll definitely want to follow come 2017

Even if you’re not a resolutions person, the end of the year inevitably heralds in some serious self-reflection—along with a few ideas about what you …

Why You Should Spend Your Money on Experiences, Not Things

You don't have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>When you work hard every single day and there's only so much money left after your regular expenses, you have to make certain it's well spent. Spend your limited funds on what science says will make you happy.<p><b>The</b> …

Eight Futuristic Foods You'll Be Eating in 30 Years

We ate some weird shit in 2016. A person born in the year 1000 AD definitely wouldn’t comprehend a Dorito. He certainly wouldn’t understand why kids …

Curiosity Rover hits JACKPOT in search for ALIEN life on Mars

Scientists believe that the Curiosity Rover has collected very promising data in the search for life elsewhere in the universe.<p>The machine, which has …

Paranormal

Conspiracy theory’s big comeback: Deep paranoia runs free in the age of Donald Trump

<b>(AP/John Locher)</b><p>Donald Trump rode a wave of conspiracy theory all the way to the White House. His opponents must avoid its allure<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>January 1, 2017 5:00pm (UTC)<p>For several decades now, belief in conspiracy theories has been on the rise, as trust in institutions has declined. But Donald …

Donald Trump

9 Apps to Kickstart Your Mental Health Resolutions

While it’s always a good idea to make it a resolution to get fit and eat healthy in the New Year, we’re also making it a priority to get our brains in shape by trying to live more mindfully in 2017. That’s why we decided to set ourselves up for success (because let’s be honest — sticking to a New …

Buddhism is not a Religion. It's Something Much More. Here's Why

Buddhism is considered a religion, but for me it isn’t.<p>To be honest, I used to see it as just another religion, before I actually started delving …

Corbyn says May must come clean over UK-made cluster bombs

PM urged to explain why it took so long for UK to establish truth over weapons deployed by Saudi Arabia in Yemen<p>Theresa May must explain why it took so long for the government to establish that British-made cluster bombs banned by an international treaty were dropped by Saudi Arabia in Yemen, …

The 13 Biggest Nutrition Discoveries of 2016

Science taught us a lot about what's healthy and what's not this year. Read on for the most important foodie findings of 2016.

Nutrition

Europe's Bold Plan for a Moon Base Is Coming Together

The ESA's Director General calls it "Moon Village," and the rest of the world seems to be coming around to the idea.<p>Imagine an international research station on the moon, where astronauts and cosmonauts and taikonauts and any other-nauts from around the world conduct science experiments, gather …

Space Exploration

Drinking on Antidepressants

“So why did you stop drinking?” my friend Brad asked recently when we were out for dinner. “You never seemed to have a drinking problem.”<p>The question surprised me, coming as it did a full two years after my decision to take a “break” from alcohol. He was scanning the wine list, and I sensed he was …

Researchers have found that using social media makes kids less happy in almost every way

Parents are well aware that the internet has opened up new realms both of discovery and danger. Now, new research from the UK has found that use of social media like Facebook reduces children’s satisfaction about every aspect of their lives except friendship.<p>Economists at the University of …

Social Media

Winter Solstice Is Coming—Year’s Shortest Day Explained

From astronomy to cultural influences, get the facts about this annual phenomenon.<p>The Northern Hemisphere's procession of dwindling days is about to reach its nadir. The winter solstice is the year's shortest day, but the start of winter also launches the sun's steady climb toward the long, warm …

The 10 biggest celeb wellness secrets we learned in 2016

Sure, they look good—they’re celebrities. But a crop of wellness-loving A-listers made <i>feeling</i> good their top priority in 2016—from eating well and …

Cameron Diaz