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Watch Pixar’s Inside Out without any of the inside emotions (VIDEO).

Pixar’s <i>Inside Out</i> gave audiences an inventive, Technicolor glimpse into the usually opaque machinations of teenage emotion. But what if it didn’t? …

Humorous Charts and Graphs Show What Being an Introvert Is All About

BuzzFeed Life's assistant health editor Anna Borges created a series of graphs any introvert can relate to. There are pie charts depicting how truly wonderful it is to have a vivid inner world, unwavering sense of self, and top-notch listening skills.<p>Through her bar graphs, Borges conveys some of …

DNA from Inca boy sacrificed 500 years ago shows how humans spread to South America

It sounds like something straight out of a "Hunger Games" novel: The rulers of a sprawling empire select beautiful children from throughout their vast territories and kill them in a ritualistic event to reinforce their power.<p>During the Inca civilization, which thrived in South America before the …

Scientists Invent A Liquid With Holes In It

Unique porous fluid could suck up and lock away unwanted molecules<p>You've heard of holy water, but what about hole-y water?<p>In a paper published this week in <i>Nature,</i> researchers announced that they have developed a liquid with its molecules structured in such a way that they have 'holes' within the …

3 science ideas you’ll be hearing more about in 2016

Who said scientists can’t be world-famous celebrities? On Sunday, nearly $22 million in Breakthrough Prizes were handed out to the world’s top researchers in physics, the life sciences, and mathematics. The $3 million Breakthrough Prizes, at twice the dollar amount of the Nobel Prize, are the …

Breakthroughs

Hallucinations are the brain trying to make sense - Futurity

Try it: A quick test shows how hallucinations emerge from efforts to make sense of the world. In fact, "altered perceptual experiences" aren't rare …

The Brain

Neanderthals ‘kept our early ancestors out of Europe’

The discovery of a hoard of ancient human teeth in a Chinese cave has forced scientists to reconsider our species’ relations with our closest evolutionary cousins, the Neanderthals. The find, revealed in the science journal <i>Nature</i>, shows modern humans must have left their African homeland and …

Humanity

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

Books

13 Chinese customs that are shocking to foreigners

Every country has its own culture and unique customs that come with it. Understanding the social etiquette of the country before visiting can help to make the experience less overwhelming.<p>In China, you might be surprised to find that burping is considered a way of complimenting the chef or that a …

Google Launches Standalone Street View App

The new Google Street View app allows users to add their own content to Google Maps.<p>Google has announced a new Street View app that’s separate from …

Everyone is Flocking to Poland to Find the Lost Nazi Train Filled with Gold

Travelers are hustling to Poland in search of gold—specifically a Nazi train filled with treasure that's thought to live in an undiscovered tunnel …

Babies are the only real ‘world citizens’. Check how they discern all sounds of all languages, no matter where.

In this short presentation, linguist Patricia Kuhl presents some startling data about how we acquire language, and most notably, the way our brain …

A Dad Told The Director Of "Guardians Of The Galaxy" That Groot Changed His Son's Life

Josh Dunlap sent the movie's director a heartwarming Facebook message about how it changed his son's life.<p>This is Sawyer, son of Josh Dunlap, 31, who lives in Las Vegas with his wife, Natasha, and two other children.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>He explained that Sawyer has dyspraxia, which affects …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

<b>1. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678)</b><p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.<p><b>2. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)</b><p>By the end of the 19th century, no book in English literary history had …

Literature

15 Gorgeously Designed Henna Tattoos with Unbelievably Intricate Patterns

Photo source: Bubble<p>For thousands of years, the art of henna (called <i>mehndi</i> in Hindi & Urdu) has been practiced in India, Pakistan, Africa, and the Middle East. The henna plant is crushed and mixed with other ingredients into a paste, which can then be applied to the skin in dazzlingly intricate …

Meticulously Constructed Wildlife Sculptures Made Entirely Out of LEGOs

Sculptor Sean Kenney started playing with LEGOs as a kid and has developed a highly impressive collection since then. Now, he's one of 11 LEGO Certified Professionals who creates modern sculptures for a living. “I just chuckle at the age recommendations printed on the LEGO boxes as I tear them …

Facebook Data Indicates That “LOL” Is Dead

Emojis are a young man’s game.<p>The way someone laughs online says a lot about a person, according to new data released by Facebook. Fifteen percent of people laughed in Facebook comments during the last week in May, for instance. Men were more likely to say some variation of “haha” than women. And …

This Amazing Hoodie Is like a Swiss Army Knife You Can Wear

As air travel gets increasingly cramped and passengers grow crankier by the minute, it can really put a damper on your travel plans. A simple Kickstarter project is about to change your travel game for the better. Its concept is so popular, it has become the single most-funded clothing project in …

Swiss Army Knives

Have scientists found a drug to stop Alzheimer's disease?

Eli Lilly is due to announce results of its latest trial into Solanezumab at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Wednesday<p>The first drug that can halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease if caught early is expected to be unveiled this week.<p>Trials have been ongoing into a new …

Dementia

Street Artist and City Worker Spend a Year Having a Fun Graffiti Conversation

On his way to work in the morning, street artist Mobstr would cycle past an average, graffiti-covered red wall in London. For years, he noticed that a city worker would paint over the graffiti with red paint, when it was below a certain line. For any graffiti above this predetermined line, the …

40 trips you should take before you turn 30

Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.<p>Chances are you'll end up having some wild experiences that you'll never forget.<p>From partying at the world's largest Carnival in Rio de Janeiro to paragliding in New Zealand, here are the trips you should take when …

National Parks

This Sticker Is Shutting Down Body-Shaming Billboards in the Most Badass Way

Want.<p>Feminist groups National Women's Liberation and Redstockings have recreated a 1969 "This Oppresses Women" sticker to shut down sexist ads in New York City, The Huffington Post reports.<p>The stickers are going over obnoxious ads about getting the perfect beach body (tip: here's how to really get …

Feminism

Is It Hot in Here? Turtles' Sex Can Depend on Temperature

Once river terrapins meet and mate, plenty can still go wrong. If nests full of eggs get too hot or too cold, the sexes may be out of sync.<p>River terrapins try hard to be fruitful and multiply. Males use their bold breeding colors to entice mates, and their toenails to keep sex partners in their …

13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

40 incredible street foods you should try around the world

Across the globe, some of the best, most authentic local dishes are cooked right on the street.<p>From fries smothered in gravy and cheese curds in Canada to fruits covered in a sweet candy shell in China, here are 40 street foods you won't regret sinking your teeth into.

11 apps that will make you smarter

Despite the constant hand-wringing that smartphones will lead to the downfall of society, there’s mounting evidence that your phone habit may not be so bad after all.<p>In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We’ve compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your …

Russian man to undergo world's first full head transplant

Mr Spiridinov, from Russia, suffers from Werdnig Hoffman disease, a muscle wasting condition that seriously diminishes his physical capabilities and left him dependent on a wheelchair.<p>Now he has announced his intention to become the world’s first subject of a full head transplant, so that his brain …