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Scientists need you to guess the dog breeds in these mutts

Quick: What kind of dog is that?<p>Using its scruffy face, plump black nose and blondish fur as clues, you might guess that it’s part or all Wheaten terrier. And that might lead you to think this dog, being of the vermin-catching terrier stock, would like to chase other animals.<p>But according to a DNA …

Pets

How To Sit Alone On A Mountaintop Near Manhattan, Peacefully Gazing At The Majestic New York Skyline

It’s one of the New York metropolitan area’s best-kept secrets: a peaceful place to sit alone on a mountaintop with spectacular 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline and the natural beauty of a vast reservoir, undeveloped woodlands and mountains.<p>Norvin Green State Forest in New Jersey’s Passaic …

Café Racers

10 unmistakable habits of utterly authentic people

Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To …

Self-help

Science Focus Podcast: The future of humanity with Michio Kaku

This week, we speak to theoretical physicist Michio Kaku about the future of humanity, how we’re going to terraform Mars, why the modern space race …

13 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence

Wonder what emotional intelligence looks like in everyday life? Here are 13 examples.<p>In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea--that our ability to understand and manage …

Emotional Intelligence

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

Consciousness

Science Focus Podcast: How emotions are made

We chat to neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett about what happens in our brains when we create emotions, how to control them, and what this means for …

An Archaeologist Says He's Figured Out The Secret of The Pyramids' Peculiar Alignment

How was this possible 4,500 years ago?<p>For centuries, the pyramids of Giza have puzzled researchers - not just their mysterious voids and hidden …

Japanese ‘Ikigai’ Philosophy Could Be the Secret Formula to a Long and Happy Life

Many of us spend our entire lives trying to achieve happiness and the perfect life balance to leave us fulfilled. So what is the key to living a full, fruitful life? In Japan, a concept called <i>ikigai</i> is central to finding one’s satisfaction and meaning in life. In fact, <i>ikigai</i> translates to “reason …

These Nomads Spend Nearly Their Entire Lives at Sea, But They Might Be The Last Group to Do So

Centuries of culture.<p>UK native James Morgan was studying photography in London when he read about a group of seafaring Southeast Asian nomads who had …

Is death still frightening if you believe the self is an illusion? An astonishing study of Tibetan Buddhists

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettImagining ourselves as no longer existing is, for most of us, terrifying. Buddhism may offer some reassurance. A central tenet of …

Hinduism

This Huge Galaxy Has Tiny Galaxies Orbiting It, Like Planets Around a Star

That's not what astronomers expected.<p>A galaxy called Centaurus A has been harbouring a strange secret. Researchers have found a plane of dwarf …

An Amateur Just Found The Signal of a Satellite NASA Lost 12 Years Ago

What an amazing story!<p>NASA confirmed an incredible discovery Tuesday - that an amateur radio astronomer, on the hunt for a classified government …

New Blood Test For Alzheimer's Is So Precise It Could Predict It 30 Years Ahead

It was accurate in 90% of patients tested.<p>Scientists have developed a new blood test where a tiny drop of blood could be enough to predict the onset …

Scientists Just Identified The Physical Source of Anxiety in The Brain

And they can control it with light.<p>We're not wired to feel safe all the time, but maybe one day we could be.<p>A new study investigating the …

This Is The Biggest Key to Happiness, According to Science

You don't need to be happy all the time.<p>Over the past two decades, the positive psychology movement has brightened up psychological research with its …

Happiness

The long wait for fusion power may be coming to an end

Some experts think commercial fusion reactors could begin operation as soon as 2030.<p>Renewable energy sources like solar and wind account for a growing share of the world’s electric power. That’s no surprise, given concerns about the carbon emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants and their …

Nuclear Energy

Take a Refreshing Dip in a Hot Tub Filled with Liquid Sand

It’s a fact that the world is an infinitely cooler place thanks to the things YouTubers decide to make and share with rest of the world. And that’s …

Hot Tubs

Tesla the Car Is a Household Name. Long Ago, So Was Nikola Tesla.

A Tesla is an electric car. Just about everybody knows that.<p>But it is less widely known that the car was named for Nikola Tesla, an electrical engineer who was once renowned as the prototype of a genius inventor.<p>While Tesla’s star began to fade long ago, Elon Musk has contributed to something of a …

Tesla

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Interior Design

A Bright Color Palette Refreshes This 100-Year-Old New Jersey Colonial

The bold hues shine even brighter at night.<p>After an addition nearly doubles the footprint of a 1915 Colonial Revival in New Jersey, designer Michael Maher steps in to skillfully unite past and present. With wallpapered ceilings, graphic painted floors, and a gutsy palette — check out that …

The New Year’s Resolution You Can Skip In 2018, Based On Your Sign

It's officially self improvement season, everyone. The days leading up to the new year are always the time to look back on all of the terrible, …

There's A Supermoon On New Year's Day In Cancer & It's A Time To Set Your Comfort Levels For 2018

New Year's Eve is fast approaching and it's going to be a wild one — and not only because of the amount of partying you'll probably be doing. This …

Astrology

Hybrid solid-state system harvests more hydrogen from water

Clean and plentiful, hydrogen is a promising fuel source, but there are a few problems standing in the way of it becoming mainstream. South Korean …

Hydrogen

How one couple saved their marriage by asking each other a simple question

On the brink of divorce, this question made all the difference.<p>For years, novelist Richard Paul Evans and his wife Keri struggled with their marriage. Then, one day, they learned to ask each other a simple question: “How can I make your day better?”<p>The question, which Evans wrote about in a viral …

Salt Lake City

After 40 years of studying the strong nuclear force, a revelation

This was the year that analysis of data finally backed up a prediction, made in the mid 1970s, of a surprising emergent behaviour in the strong nuclear force<p>In the mid 1970s, four Soviet physicists, Batlisky, Fadin, Kuraev and Lipatov, made some predictions involving the strong nuclear force which …

Physics

Smoky Grilled Tofu with Hoisin Sauce

Grill your tofu in a tangy Asian hoisin-based sauce for an unusual vegetarian and vegan barbecued tofu recipe. Perfect for your vegetarian or vegan …

The Best Hot Chocolate Recipes to Sip On All Season Long

What do you love most about winter? Personally, we think it's hard to beat those cozy moments with nothing to do but sip on a warm, comforting cup of …

The One Mistake Everyone Makes When Cooking Rice

Cooking rice on the stovetop or in the oven can prove surprisingly difficult. But unless you have a rice cooker or a pressure cooker (such as the …

Food & Dining

Vanilla and Turmeric Steamers for a Cold Night

Spiced Vanilla-Bean Steamers<p>Makes 4 (12-ounce) servings<p>1/2 cup granulated sugar<br>Scraped seeds and pod of 1/2 vanilla bean<br>2 turmeric or turmeric-ginger …

Turmeric