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A Star Grazed Our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago, and Early Humans Likely Saw It

Some distant objects in our solar system bear the gravitational imprint of a small star's close flyby 70,000 years ago, when modern humans were …

5 Things Everyone Must Understand About Verbal Abuse

The most maddening—and the most common—response I get when I write about the daughters and sons of unloving mothers is that people point out that the …

His stress is not like her stress

Muscles tighten, the heart pounds and nausea takes hold: In the face of sudden stress, men and women respond alike. But when threats, scares or …

Temple University

Science Explains Why Smiles Are Infectious

It is fairly common knowledge that smiles are contagious. Smiling makes everyone in the room feel better because they, consciously or unconsciously, …

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

4 Mistakes That Are Built into Your Brain

<b>“Cognitive bias is the biggest self-imposed obstacle to progress, not only for oneself but in the end, for all mankind.” ~Unknown</b><p>On a beautiful …

London Underground Tube Map Reveals The Most Haunted Stations

London Underground is now over 150 years old and stretches over 250 miles of track, but what lays beneath those rails is said to be more sinister …

Increase Your Mind Power with These 7 Techniques

Open your mind and realize all the possibilities that disclosed to you. There is no end to the debate about intelligence, cognition, and mental …

The Brain

6 Signs You Were Raised By A Narcissist

Once you figure this out, a whole lot of other things will start to make sense.<p>To outsiders, your dad is a larger-than-life social magnet who attracts people from all walks of life. Or your mom is the perfect woman, always looking to please and juggling everything with ease.<p>But behind closed doors, …

Psychology

Meet the laundry-folding washing machine of our lazy-ass future

Socks are the hardest. For a future washing machine that washes, dries and then folds the results, it's one of the small barriers that remains in that latter stage. But as a research project that started back in 2008, Laundroid is finally getting there. Next year, the collaboration between housing …

Why Assassin's Creed Syndicate Has Two Heroes

Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Syndicate is introducing dual protagonists for the first time to the Assassin's Creed series. With players able to switch freely between twins Evie and Jacob Frye throughout the game, Syndicate offers different ways for players to approach situations.<p>I sat down with game …

Assassin's Creed

Being stereotyped makes you more likely to act badly

Most people intuitively know that pervasive negative stereotypes are tough to deal with. Now, researchers at Stanford University have found another, particularly disturbing effect of subtle stereotypes. A series of five studies showed that people are more likely to lie, cheat, steal, or endorse …

Psychology

The first results of a brain study reveal something fascinating about smart, successful people

The researchers found that people with more traits the researchers classified as "positive," like high IQ, tended to have a greater number of brain connections than people with more traits the researchers classified as "negative," like high drug use.<p>But some say we should be cautious in how we …

The Brain

Hypnotic 3D Canvas Sculptures Play with Vibrant Colors and Swirling Textures

Partners Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman, collectively known as Stallman, marry their individual talent and vision to create mesmerizing three dimensional sculptures out of canvas and paint. Their newest collection of work, titled <i>Canvas on the Edge</i>, aims to highlight the nature of the materials by …

Sculpture

The Odd Thing About the World's Deepest River

Africa's Congo River claims many titles, including being home to the highest number of unique species in the world.<p>The Congo River in Central Africa is one of the world's great rivers, carrying 1.25 million cubic feet of water—more than 13 Olympic-sized swimming pools—into the Atlantic Ocean every …

Central Africa

Surfing dogs were definitely this weekend's best sports highlight

Dogs. On surfboards. Shredding.<p>Do you really need to hear more? Some of these rides were really bitchin'.<p>The seventh annual Surf City Surf Dog …

Red Carpet

China's first glass-bottom bridge opens | CNN Travel

Water Is Flowing on Mars

In a major scientific finding, researchers confirm briny water flows seasonally on the Red Planet.<p>Right now, 140 million miles away, somewhere on the frigid surface of Mars, there is water forming. Scientists announced they have strong evidence that briny water flows on the planet, a critical step …

Geoscience

The 3 Types of Telepathy

September 24, 2015<p><b>by Colleen Mauro</b><p>In experiments dating back to the nineteenth century, scientists have validated two types of telepathy: …

Communication between minds separated by distance is possible Telepathy is th...

<p><b>Communication between minds separated by distance is possible</b><br>Telepathy is the transmission of information from one person to another without using …

Should A Monkey Own A Copyright?

A six-year-old crested black macaque monkey named Naruto, who lives in the Tangkoko Nature Reserve on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, is at the center of a provocative lawsuit filed on Monday by the animal rights organization PETA.<p>Naruto's face is known the world over because, in 2011, he used a …

Fidgeting Can Cancel The Negative Health Effects Of Sitting All Day, Study Finds

Sitting all day has been linked with higher rates of heart disease, cancer, hospitalisation and early death.<p>But new research suggests there may be an …

The Powerful Placebo Effect

(Psychological Effects)<p>The powerful placebo effect – It’s probably <i>impossible</i> to separate the pure physiological effects of any treatment from the …

Humongous keyboard puts every emoji ever at your fingertips

From YouTube user and mastermind builder Tom Scott comes a uniquely absurd and impressive invention he describes as the "most ridiculous thing I've …