Sher Mitchell

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This tweet about self-driving cars is causing people to have a philosophical dilemma

As the state of California inches closer and closer to the reality of self-driving cars being used by ride-sharing apps like Lyft and Uber, there …

He disappeared mid-flight 8,000 feet over Missouri. 50 years later, it's still not clear what happened

<b>PONTIAC, Ill.</b> • He was a businessman. A member of the Pontiac City Council. And on an airplane flight 50 years ago, he excused himself to go to the …

Woman Swept Away by Wave 1.5 Years Ago Recently Found Unconscious on Nearby Beach, Wearing the Same Clothes as When She Disappeared

Indonesian media has been buzzing with news of a woman declared missing over one and a half years ago, after being swept away by a large wave, who …

Crime

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

To Start a New Life at Proxima Centauri, This Is How Many People We Need to Send

Multiple generations will live and die on the ship.<p>Humanity has long dreamed about sending humans to other planets, even before crewed spaceflight …

12 Science-Backed Ways to Make Yourself Smarter

From chewing gum to having more sex, here are some things you can do to boost your brain power.<p>There are a variety of things a person can do, at any age, to make themselves smarter. And they're easier than you think.<p>One simple way to make yourself smarter is to believe that it's possible and tell …

The Brain

Here Are the 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People

How to succeed at self-sabotage.Most of us claim we want to be happy—to have meaningful lives, enjoy ourselves, experience fulfillment, and share …

3 tips for flipping the script and seeing your anxiety as a strength, not a weakness

If you have anxiety, you’re not even a little bit alone—in fact, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders …

Got A Toxic Person In Your Life? These Are The Most Important Things You Need To Know

It happens to most of us at one point or another: One of your closest friends who has always been on your side starts to change—you notice she …

Stop Throwing Out Your Used Tea Bags

It feels so good to be able to do something with the things we'd normally discard. Coffee grounds as rose fertilizer and clementine peels saved for …

The Next Plague Is Coming. Is America Ready?

The epidemics of the early 21st century revealed a world unprepared, even as the risks continue to multiply. Much worse is coming.<p>Image above: Workers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit practicing safe procedure on a mannequin<p>At 6 o’clock in the morning, shortly …

Disease

Are Space And Time Quantized? Maybe Not, Says Science

Throughout the history of science, one of the prime goals of making sense of the Universe has been to discover what’s fundamental. Many of the things we observe and interact with in the modern, macroscopic world are composed of, and can be derived from, smaller particles and the underlying laws …

Quantum Mechanics

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Five Pieces Of Evidence Which Prove The Earth’s Moon Was Engineered

The Apollo lunar missions were indeed helpful to the collection of data for Earth’s Moon. However, the Moon still fascinates so many people and in …

Unique neuronal firing patterns in our "second brain" observed for the first time

Using a newly developed imaging technique, a team of researchers in Australia has directly observed a unique neural motor firing pattern outside of …

8 Amazing CRISPR projects that could change life as we know it

Since it burst onto the scene a decade ago, CRISPR-Cas9 has shaken the field of genetics to its core. Offering a new genomic editing tool that’s …

A Physicist Has Proposed a Grim Explanation For Why We Never See Aliens

The fault in our stars.<p>The Universe is so unimaginably big, and it's positively teeming with an almost infinite supply of potentially life-giving …

Quantum physics may be even spookier than you think

<b>Atom (Sergey Nivens via Shutterstock)</b><p>A new experiment hints at surprising hidden mechanics of quantum superpositions<p>Philip Ball<p>May 27, 2018 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American<p>It is the central question in quantum mechanics, and no one knows the answer: What …

Quantum Physics

Forgotten Element Could Redefine Time

A lot can happen in a second; you could meet a stranger, snap your fingers, fall in love, fall asleep, sneeze. But what is a second, really — and is …

Questions about grief: should you fall apart, or hold it together? | Lea Waters

Since my sister’s suicide I have gone on – for her son, for my kids, for me. The sadness will stay but I am bigger than my grief<p>One year ago to this day, my sister died by suicide.<p>The phone rang. I heard the words as if from a distance. My heart caved in, my mind froze, my body disappeared. I …

Empathy

Calculation untangles DNA mixtures at crime scenes

A new way to sort out mixtures of DNA at crime scenes is freely available online.<p>In 2017, the South Yorkshire Police contacted statistics researcher …

The DNAmixtures package

Tutorial<p>Below we demonstrate a few features of DNAmixtures. For a more thorough walk-through, see for instance the example analysis in Case analysis …

15 proven ways to get people to take you seriously

Just because you’re smart, thoughtful, and competent doesn’t necessarily mean people perceive you that way.<p>If you want coworkers and friends to take …

Public Speaking

25 Plants & Herbs You Can Propagate from Cuttings

Growing new plants from cuttings is a great way to increase your stock in a relatively short time. Rooted cuttings are often sturdier than seedlings, …

Scientists find cell types behind schizophrenia

The biology of schizophrenia is difficult to study, since hundreds of genes are implicated in the disease. But now, scientists have identified the …

Krishna's Butter Ball Is India's Gravity-Defying Boulder

<i>There are a lot of places to be curious about, so we started a Curiosity Travel Instagram. Where will your curiosity take you? Follow us!</i><p>Have you …

The 7 Strategies For Getting Past Gatekeepers

Do you know how many people approach me every week with article pitches? Neither do I, but the number is huge. However, this salesman—a first-time author—managed to use the strategies in his book to get successfully through to me, a busy CEO with a part-time unpaid gig writing articles about …

Porn from the 1920s Was More Wild and Hardcore Than You Could Imagine

And the NSFW art form is disappearing.<p>Without even having seen it, you probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn the plot of the sexually explicit film “The Casting Couch.” In it, a young woman walks into a producer’s studio for an audition and is soon coerced into sex as quid pro quo for a part in …

Fairies, she-wolves and fertility stones: Strange tales from a hidden Ireland

Why is an RTÉ producer making videos of oddities and weird goings-on around Ireland?<p>Wed, Mar 28, 2018, 05:00 Updated: Wed, Mar 28, 2018, 06:51<p>Why is …

Ireland

The Healing Crystal That Dispels Self-Doubt (If You’re Into That Kind of Thing)

It might seem weird that a jet-black stone can show you a reflection of your true self, but that’s the thing about healing crystals—they don’t …