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We may now be able to engineer the most important lousy enzyme on the planet | Ars Technica

Could boost our ability to get plants to help us control carbon emissions.<p>The single most abundant protein on the planet isn't actually very good at …

New Analysis Says We Were Wrong About What Caused The Chernobyl Disaster

So many lives lost.<p>In 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine became the site of the biggest nuclear accident in history when one of its …

Chernobyl

Can you solve this tricky puzzle Tim Peake had to take before going into space?

Tim Peake has been confusing the internet with a tricky brainteaser astronauts have to answer as part of the European Space Agency’s selection …

Keeping A Daily Journal Could Change Your Life.

You know exactly what you want in life.<p><i>"The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it." -- </i>J.M. Barrie<p>You know exactly what you want in life. But you can't seem …

Productivity

Why You Want Who You Want

Throughout her 20s, management consultant and author Nita Tucker dated doctors—usually tall ones. She was drawn by their status and her mother's …

6 rituals that ancient wise men used to stay calm

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

Self-help

7 Reasons Forgiveness Is Your Nature

Forgiveness, most agree, is the right thing to do. It’s also an inner ability to access certain resources and cultivate the strength and courage …

Spirituality

Maintaining Eye Contact While Talking Overwhelms the Brain

By on<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>To humans, eye contact is everything. From infancy onward, humans look …

The Importance of Being Emotional

You're reading The Importance of Being Emotional, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, …

Psychology

A herb to dream with

Celastrus paniculatus (known as jyotishmati in Sanskrit) is a herb that sounds celestial. However, when I studied its function in the ayurvedic …

Alternative Medicine

Woman Captures Rare Sight of a Perfectly Spherical Cloud Floating in the Sky

We’ve all seen clouds that seemingly resemble real things, but what about a fluffy orb that just hangs in the sky? <i>That</i> is truly unusual. Twitter user @pmxpvrtmx (aka Poppy) recently witnessed this incredible sight and captured the spherical cloud as it hovered above houses in Fujisawa, a city in …

Your Brain Is Underwhelmed–Here’s How To Reinspire It

Step 1: Fire up YouTube.<p>The best decisions are often those that help others as much as ourselves; success rarely comes through solo efforts performed in a vacuum. But try as we might, altruism isn’t always our first instinct, or the one that ultimately drives our choices.<p>A major reason why is …

Scientists Have Found a Bizarre Similarity Between Human Cells and Neutron Stars

If you were to compare yourself to a neutron star, you probably wouldn’t find very many things in common. After all, neutron stars – celestial bodies …

Physics

A New Spin on the Quantum Brain

A new theory explains how fragile quantum states may be able to exist for hours or even days in our warm, wet brain. Experiments should soon test the …

Quantum Mechanics

44 Awesome Drills That Make Your Body Faster and Your Mind Sharper

Here’s why every single guy should do speed ladder drills<p>When was the last time you worked on your agility?<p>Not only do speed ladder drills make you faster on your feet, they also sharpen your mind, says Gideon Akande, creator of RIPTENSITY, 30-Minute Fat-Burning Workouts From <i>Men’s Health</i> That …

Exercise
Cute

How to See the True Nature of Things

Have you ever met two people who went through the same experience, at the same time, with the same circumstances, but saw the experiences in …

The Brain

Neuroscience Should Inform School Policies

Commentary<p>Four things brain science suggests educators should stop doing<p>Over the past 15 years, neuroscientists have been making significant progress …

What Is the Limbic System? (Plus How to Keep It Healthy & the Role of Essential Oils)

Although it’s only a small part of the brain in terms of volume, the limbic system has some of the most basic, life-sustaining and meaningful roles …

Neurology

Hallucinogen Therapy Is Coming - Issue 40: Learning

Three years later Daniel Kreitman still chokes up when he talks about what he saw, and how it changed him. Kreitman, an upholsterer by trade, had …

Consciousness

Do Insects Sleep?

Sleep is a necessary part of survival for most animals, but what about for bugs? Do insects sleep?<p>For scientists, sleep is such a rich area of …

Biology

Brain scans confirm that dogs understand what you’re saying, and how you say it

Scientists have put dogs through brain scans to confirm what pet owners already suspected: Dogs not only comprehend the words we speak, but also how …

For a More Creative Brain, Follow These 5 Steps

Nearly all great ideas follow a similar creative process and this articles explains how this process works. Understanding this is important because creative thinking is one of the most useful skills you can possess. Nearly every problem you face in work and in life can benefit from creative …

Smoke, Fire and Human Evolution

When early humans discovered how to build fires, life became much easier in many regards. They huddled around fire for warmth, light and protection. They used it to cook, which afforded them more calories than eating raw foods that were hard to chew and digest. They could socialize into the night, …

Evolution

We Finally Know How Birds Sleep During Flight Without Dying

Owing to some horrendously long flight times, scientists have speculated that certain birds are capable of sleep during flight. A remarkable new …

Condition Called Tetrachromacy Allows This Artist To See 100 Million Colors

It’s always been fun to discuss whether or not people perceive colors in the same way. That can be tricky enough when dealing with individuals with …

Biology

Anesthesia steals consciousness in stages

The brain doesn’t really go out like a light when anesthesia kicks in. Nor does neural activity gradually dim, a new study in monkeys reveals. …

This Is What Happens to Your Brain on Nature

Photo by Peter Podpera<p>Austrians are no slouches when it comes to analyzing our thoughts and feelings. After all, Freud was Austrian, as was the …

This popular painkiller also kills kindness

If your job, or simply your state of mind, depends on feeling empathy for others, you might want to reconsider reaching for the Tylenol the next time you have a headache.<p>In research published online in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, scientists from the National Institutes …

Acetaminophen