Savannah Wise

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Elon Musk’s Space Dream Almost Killed Tesla

By Ashlee Vance | May 14, 2015<p>Illustrations by The Red Dress<p>SpaceX started with a plan to send mice to Mars. It got crazier from there.<p>In late …

What could wreck Elon Musk’s plan to colonize Mars isn’t science, technology, or money—it’s ethics

Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, is doing great things on Earth. All the while, however, he is dreaming about living on Mars. Yesterday (Sept. 27), he laid out his most detailed plan to colonize the red planet. When Mars travel becomes commonplace, he thinks a ticket will cost as little …

International Law

Meet the First Baby Born With 3 Biological Parents

Science, y'all.<p>Scientists say the first baby has been born from a controversial new technique that combines DNA from three people — the mother, the father, and an egg donor.<p>The goal was to prevent the child from inheriting a fatal genetic disease from his mother, who had previously lost two …

Sex and Gender Differences in Humans Aren't Binary - Fact or Myth?

Non-Binary Sex and Gender: Is Sex Binary? Is Gender Binary?<p>Studies have shown there is no single determinant of sex, gender, or sexuality. Thus, a …

Study challenges widely held view about children's moral judgement - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) argues that children’s ability to make moral judgements has often been substantially …

16 Tweets About Good Ol' Fashioned Sex, Drugs, and Rock n' Roll

1.<p>We built this city on rock and roll and it's caused nothing but problems ever since.<p>-- Mike O'Brien (@MikeOBrienXOXO) July 12, 2013<p>2.<p>can someone …

As American Education Collapses, Democracy’s Foundation Shakes

“They know nothing about art. They know nothing about history. They know nothing about philosophy.”<p><i>And we are here as on a darkling plainSwept with</i> …

My name is Joshua Burt, and I have manxiety

Have you heard of 'manxiety'? It's in vogue at the moment – there’s an interesting book by GQ editor Dylan Jones of that name – although it appears quickly to have taken on two meanings.<p>In the broader sense, manxiety is the result of the aspects of life that modern men worry about – ie. their …

Why is polio so hard to beat?

<b>(CNN) —</b> For just more than two years, Nigerian health officials celebrated a country free of the paralyzing effects of the poliovirus.<p>The achievement was yet another step toward eradicating polio for good, both in the country and globally, with only two countries -- Afghanistan and Pakistan -- …

The Incredible Man Who Transforms Corpses into Diamonds

Diamond is renowned as a material with superlative physical qualities. It is a hard material. Most natural diamonds are formed at high temperature …

Diamonds

The biggest scientific discoveries in all 50 states

From the invention of the steam-powered boat engine in the 18th Century, to the sequencing of the human genome at the turn of the 21st, each state can claim its own discoveries and advancements.<p>To celebrate those achievements, we've compiled a list of important science discoveries in every …

Wikimedia

Why We Should Drink Cockroach Milk

Bear with me here.<p>Let me cut straight to the chase here: Yeah, there's a cockroach that gives birth to live young, and, yes, it produces a "milk" that scientists want humans to drink.<p>Okay, deep breaths. It turns out the Pacific beetle cockroach (<i>Diploptera punctata</i>)—a small, coffee bean-looking …

The downside of being happy

By Ana Swanson<p>, Reporter<p>The idea that sadness somehow kindles creativity is a popular and long-lasting one. Its roots go back to antiquity; even Aristotle noted that those who excelled in the arts, politics and philosophy had a tendency toward “melancholia.” The artistic canon appears to be full of …

AI expert says that Russia is on the verge of a ‘major breakthrough’ in artificial intelligence

At an artificial intelligence conference in New York City last week, Professor Alexi Samsonovich from the Moscow-based National Research Nuclear …

The Stroop test: how colourful is your language?

In the first in Mind Games, our new series on classic psychology experiments, we show you how to conduct the Stroop test, which looks at how language is processed<p>Welcome to the first in a new series where we highlight some of the mesmerising and classic experiments in psychology that you can try …

4 Free Apps That Can Boost Your Creativity

We’ve all suffered moments where we have struggled to engage our minds to come up with creative solutions for a problem. The 4 free apps featured in …

Marc Benioff tried to buy LinkedIn even after it announced the deal with Microsoft

Instead, he sent an email to LinkedIn cofounder and chairman Reid Hoffman and CEO Jeff Weiner that essentially said that he would have been willing to pay much more for LinkedIn — had he been given the chance, according to documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on …

Marc Benioff

The EFF is suing over one of the worst US copyright rules

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is attempting to overturn a US copyright provision that can stop people from doing anything from remixing videos to fixing cars. In a lawsuit filed today, it argues that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s rules against circumventing copy protection — designed …

Dumpster Fires, Fishing And Travel: These Republicans Are Sitting Out The RNC

When the Republican National Convention officially gavels into order Monday, some major GOP leaders will be conspicuously absent.<p>The remaining former GOP presidents and the party's past two Republican nominees are not coming to Cleveland. Neither are some former 2016 GOP presidential candidates. …

George W. Bush

The Pokémon Fad Shows the Unnerving Future of Augmenting Reality

On a recent summer evening, something strange happened in Prospect Park in Brooklyn. As usual, joggers zipped along the edge of Long Meadow and dog …

Scientists Zone In on Treatment for Chronic Migraines and Headaches

Those who get migraines know how painful and debilitating they can be. In extreme cases, they can take you out of commission for days. One in seven …

Migraines

Pokemon Go's mental health benefits are real

Dr. John Grohol is an expert in technology's impact on human behavior and mental health, and for the past 20 years he's studied how people operate online. He's the founder of mental health network <i>Psych Central</i>, and he knows all about the latest tools aimed at helping people deal with anxiety, …

Mental Health

Prone To Depression? Scientists Say It's Due To Your Creativity

The Deadlift. It is the quintessential weightlifting exercise. According to David Robson, a bodybuilder, personal trainer and contributor to …

Exercise

17 Wise Quotes That Will Make You Remarkably Happy

Sometimes the wise words of others can brighten your day, and make you really happy.<p>Whoever doesn't think wisdom is the way to inner peace is definitely wrong. Reading calming words can do wonders for our psyche--calming us while simultaneously making us happy deep inside.<p>Read on to discover 17 …

Here’s What So Many Leaders Get Wrong About Motivating Employees

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

11 TED Talks that will teach you how be happier

The ideal approach, however, is far more of a mystery.<p>Thankfully, several TED speakers have researched how humans can achieve ultimate happiness and shared their findings with us.<p>Some of their tactics are surprising, and some are surprisingly simple, but regardless, each of these talks will bring …

Happiness

Bigorexia driving men to depression

Muscle dysmorphia affects men whose have normal muscle mass but who believe their muscles are inadequate.<p>Sydney University research has found men …

Superfluidity: The Science and Psychology of Optimizing Flow

In the early 1990s, when I was beginning my sports career as an endurance triathlete, someone gave me a copy of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's seminal …

Princeton University

Use the 'Goldilocks rule' to stay motivated instead of getting discouraged

Labor laws were loose back then and the boy managed to land a position selling guidebooks to visitors for $0.50 a piece.<p>Within a year, he had transitioned to Disney's magic shop where he learned tricks from the older employees.<p>He experimented with jokes and tried out simple magic routines on the …

Motivation

The Difference Between Being Happy and Being High

Breaking down how we decide which kinds of pleasure are acceptable and which ones are not OK.<p>Many people think of drug use, or other potentially addictive experiences like gambling, as more profane than sacred. Chemical or virtual highs, a lot of us believe, are cheap substitutes for genuine …