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Man born with "virtually no brain" has advanced math degree

The subject of this paper grew up with a normal cognitive and social life, and didn't discover his hydrocephalus -- which had all but obliterated his …

The Brain

Could Quantum Brain Effects Explain Consciousness?

<i>Updated on Monday, July 1, at 9:25 a.m. ET.</i><p>NEW YORK — The idea that consciousness arises from quantum mechanical phenomena in the brain is …

How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

Weird & Wild<p>Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright summertime beetles—and it may someday improve human health, a new study says.<p>Think of the firefly abdomen like a black box of bioluminescence.<p>For around 60 years, scientists have known what basic ingredients go into the …

How Often Should a Happy Couple Have Sex?

An investigation<p>Men aren’t the only ones who feel self-conscious about how often they’re having sex. (Wait: You do, right, men? I know nothing about you. I kind of just assumed.)<p>When a woman complains to her friends that she’s having a rough patch with her boyfriend, the first thing they’ll ask is …

How To Be Happy & Successful

Some of us feel like we were just made to do something more with our lives. Some of us know what that something is. But some don’t. It took me a while (a few years actually) to figure out what my mission is in life. And it took my good friend, Marie Forleo, a few years as well. But what is …

National Parks Adventure Day 3: Yosemite and Tenaya Lodge

After spending two glorious days visiting King's Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, I was eager to move on to one of the crown jewels of the American …

5 Reasons Why Pictures Make Your Flipboard Magazine Better

Flipboard is a visual platform. Photographs don’t just make your magazines <i>look</i> better, they also help to increase their discoverability and engagement.<p>The brain processes images 60K times faster than text.<br>• 90% of the information transmitted to the brain is visual.<br>• 40% of our neural tissue is directly …

Kim Dotcom launches end-to-end encrypted voice chat ‘Skype killer’

New MegaChat promises secure, encrypted and ‘private’ video chatting through a browser<p>Kim Dotcom’s encrypted file sharing service has added free end-to-end encrypted voice and video chat through the browser.<p>MegaChat, which promises to keep video chats secure and private, has been developed by the …

Kim Dotcom

MAKE RENEWABLE ENERGY

Human activity and fossil fired power is overloading our atmosphere with carbon dioxide and other harmful emission which trap heat, steadily drive up …

Renewable Energy

How to Stop Killing Your Own Happiness

<i>“If you are unhappy with your life and the state of the world, the best place to start changing things is within yourself.”</i><i></i> <i>- Bryant McGill</i>One of my …

Happiness

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

It's #BlackFriday, but for us, it's the 2nd annual #BlackHoleFriday. Today, we'll post pics & info about black holes. Looking for a size large this #BlackFriday? Here's a supermassive black hole. This artist's concept illustrates a supermassive black hole with millions to billions times the mass of our sun. Supermassive black holes are enormously dense objects buried at the hearts of galaxies. (Smaller black holes also exist throughout galaxies.) In this illustration, the supermassive black hole at the center is surrounded by matter flowing onto the black hole in what is termed an accretion disk. This disk forms as the dust and gas in the galaxy falls onto the hole, attracted by its gravity. Also shown is an outflowing jet of energetic particles, believed to be powered by the black hole's spin. The regions near black holes contain compact sources of high energy X-ray radiation thought, in some scenarios, to originate from the base of these jets. This high energy X-radiation lights up the disk, which reflects it, making the disk a source of X-rays. The reflected light enables astronomers to see how fast matter is swirling in the inner region of the disk, and ultimately to measure the black hole's spin rate. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

We're here to see the Wizard!

We want every last one of these historic racecar prints

GT40, A110, or 956? Get 'em all.<p>If your walls are feeling a little bare, allow us to point you towards Arthur Schening's excellent prints. Each features a legendary historic racecar—such as the Ford GT40 or Howmet TX turbine car—rendered in loving detail. No, you may never own a Porsche 910, but …

Truett Cathy flavored Chick-fil-A with faith

The vandals caused thirty thousand dollars in damage to Truett Cathy's home in 2008.<p>But it was the words they left behind that bothered him the most. Filthy language -- scribbled on the walls -- by a pair of pre-teen girls.<p>But Mr. Cathy asked police not to prosecute the young vandals. He feared a …

Did racial bias lead NYC judge to convict man of murder? Ruling postponed

A New York judge on Thursday postponed a ruling on whether a former judge's self-professed racial bias led him to wrongly convict a man of murder nearly 15 years ago.<p>The case is being revisited because former New York Supreme Court Judge Frank Barbaro, a longtime champion of civil rights, has since …

Intelligent People All Have One Thing In Common: They Stay Up Later Than You

There’s an electricity in the moon. A pulse, a magic, an energy. A bewitching entrancement unlike that of the sun.<p>The moon is for things unseen, …

How to Clear Your Clutter

The important questions you need to ask when cleaning your closet.<p>If you long for an organized home that makes you truly happy, advice from Lauren Rosenfeld & Dr. Melva Green could help. Consider the following when cleaning out...<p><b>Set Your Intentions:</b> What energy do you want to create in each space …

The world's earliest selfies – in pictures

The selfie isn't a 21st-century invention. Buzz Aldrin has reminded us on Twitter that he took the first space selfie in 1966. Here's a selection of other early examples of the form – from the 1830s to the 1980s

I Ditched My iPhone For A Samsung Galaxy S5 And Was Blown Away By What I Was Missing With Apple

Until recently, I was a loyal Apple customer, with two MacBooks and an iPhone 5. But I recently moved from New York to London, and that meant I needed a new phone number. But my iPhone was locked, preventing that from happening.<p>So I decided to get a new phone. I really wanted a big, 5.7-inch iPhone …

Samsung Galaxy S5

Graham joins Cruz in blaming Obama for immigration woes, but calls on GOP House ‘to lead’

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday blamed the border crisis on President Obama, but also argued his Republican Party is doomed in the 2016 presidential race unless the GOP House next year helps fix the country’s broken immigration policies.<p>“I blame Obama for this moment,” Graham told …