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Scientists created a magnetic wormhole that could transform the way we use MRI machines

Ripped from the pages of a sci-fi novel, physicists have crafted a wormhole that tunnels a magnetic field through space.<p>The idea of a wormhole comes from Albert Einstein's theories. In 1935, Einstein and colleague Nathan Rosen realized that the general theory of relativity allowed for the existence …

The Ugly But Honest Truth About Motivation

Motivation alone will not help you accomplish your goals. There, the elephant in the room has been called out. We are fascinated by motivation, its origin, how to obtain it, keep it, fuel it and more. We have motivational speakers, self-help books and gurus all available and ready to help us be and …

How Harnessing Temptations Can Cure Procrastination

Research shows that bundling your guilty pleasures with productive behaviors can help you maintain better habits.<p>If only we always made the best decisions for ourselves–choosing the gym over watching trashy TV on the couch; doing laundry instead of having a beer after work–and actually followed …

Google releases version 1.5 of its Go programming language, finally ditches last remnants of C

Google today released Go 1.5, the sixth major stable release of its Go programming language. You can download Go 1.5 right now from the Go downloads page.<p>This is not a major release, as denoted by the version number and the fact that the only language change is the lifting of a restriction in the …

17 Small Habits To Make You More Productive

<i>“The goal of a mini-habit is to be consistent. In fact, consistency is much more important than what you accomplish with this daily habit.”</i><p><b>The</b> …

Productivity

Ashley Madison data published -- and it's worse than anyone thought

A huge database of user information stolen from extramarital affairs website Ashley Madison has been posted online.<p>The compressed 10GB file was …

Ashley Madison

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Results Speak: Doing These 5 Painful Things Will Pay Off Forever

There’s a hidden side of pain which most people don’t realize. It’s a little benefit known as rapid growth. By default, we run away from painful …

The Difference Between Hackers, Programmers, Engineers and Computer Scientists

<i>Author Anthony Scherba is the President and Founder of Yeti, a product focused development and design studio in San Francisco. Yeti works with companies from large enterprises to startups on building innovative products that blend the physical and digital world.</i><p>The terms hacker, programmer, …

11 things successful people do right before bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep.<p>That is why good bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them.<p>Here's what many successful people do right before bed:

This DIY Hologram Projector Will Make You The Most Popular Guy At The Party

Looking for a good party trick? Take a look at this hologram projector tutorial. The simple DIY project uses your smartphone, an old CD case, and a …

Ten best plank variations to keep your core strong

Want to tone your abs but bored with the static, orthodox plank position? Personal fitness trainer Scott Laidler explains the ten more exciting options that can help you change up your workout<p>The plank exercise is a staple core exercise that works everything from your abdominals, lower back, …

What to Do With Your Mind During Meditation

<i>By Lodro Rinzler</i><p>I have been teaching peaceful-abiding meditation for 14 years now, and over that time I have realized that there are many misconceptions about what to do with your mind during meditation. If you have ever sat down in a cross-legged posture, began focusing on your breath, and …

Artificial flavors are making you hate healthy food

The Dorito didn't start out as the fluorescent cheesy triangle we all know and love. First it was a regular, salted tortilla chip. And it was …

Think Your Conscious Brain Directs Your Actions? Think Again

Think your deliberate, guiding, <i>conscious</i> thoughts are in charge of your actions?<p>Think again.<p>In a provocative new paper in <i>Behavioral and Brain …

From Meat to Muscle

How steak makes you grow—from the first bite to bulging biceps<p><b>1. Breaking Down the Meat</b>The process starts in your mouth with the mechanical digestion of food: Your teeth cut, tear, and mash the steak into smaller particles, mixing it with saliva to form a semisolid lump.<p><b>2. Digesting the Protein</b>Once …

Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

Privacy advocates claim always-listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations<p>Privacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations …

Privacy

Why Overthinking Is Holding You Back

Do you have a hard time quieting your thoughts and keeping your brain from going into overdrive? In addition to making you more stressed and anxious, new research suggests that a hyperactive mind could hinder your ability to perform simple tasks.<p>In a study published last week in the journal Nature …

Paracetamol kills feelings of pleasure as well as pain

Researchers from Ohio State University find participants who took the painkiller reported a weaker emotional response than those who had taken a dummy tablet<p>Paracetamol may be an effective pain reliever but is also reduces feelings of pleasure, a new study suggests.<p>The previously unknown …

The amateur geneticist who surprised science

Kim Goodsell is unlucky enough to have two very rare diseases. Her doctors blamed coincidence, but was it? She taught herself genetics to find out, and as she tells Ed Yong, no-one expected what she would discover.<p>Kim Goodsell was running along a mountain trail when her left ankle began turning …

5 Important Sleep Factors Most People Don't Think About

This week is National Sleep Awareness Week, which begins with the announcement of the National Sleep Foundation's Sleep in America poll results and ends with the clock change to Daylight Saving Time (where all Americans get the wonderful experience of losing one hour of sleep).<p>And while that single …

The Total Solar Eclipse May Do More Than Just Darken Europe's Skies

A total solar eclipse--the biggest in Europe since 1999--will darken skies over parts of the continent at 9:45 a.m. UT (5:45 a.m. Eastern Time) on Friday, March 20.<p>The eclipse is expected to block a whopping 98 percent of the sun's light in northern Scotland, The Telegraph reported. As for London, …

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

Paranormal

My atheist search for God: We’re debating science and religion all wrong

I’m not interested in believing in God. My God has to exist, like matter and gravity. Here’s what I found<p>For most of my life, a God that was “real” seemed a contradiction in terms. Every idea of God I had ever encountered seemed either physically impossible or so vague as to be empty. I was an …

Yes, Processed Food 'Makes' Us Fat -- But Science Provides Two New Clues As To Why

It’s no secret that more people are overweight or obese than not these days. But the question continues to be <i>why</i> the rates are increasing, despite so much public health knowledge about healthy eating and exercise. While overeating is not <i>technically</i> an addiction, it certainly mirrors the disorder in …

The Neuroscience of ISIS

The gap is widening between visions of a brilliant future and one of deliberate Apocalyptic destruction.<p><i>This is the first of a series of columns for</i> …

'Big brain' gene found in humans, not chimps

A single gene may have paved the way for the rise of human intelligence by dramatically increasing the number of brain cells found in a key brain region.<p>This gene seems to be uniquely human: It is found in modern-day humans, Neanderthals and another branch of extinct humans called Denisovans, but …

Life 'not as we know it' possible on Saturn's moon Titan

A new type of methane-based, oxygen-free life form that can metabolize and reproduce similar to life on Earth has been modeled. It is theorized to …