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15 books Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read

A 2015 New York Times article poked fun at how often he blurbs books and recommends them on social media.<p>The bestselling author has published multiple books and articles exploring human behavior from all angles; he also recently launched a hit podcast.<p>We dug through years of his tweets, book …

Google is bringing AI to your Raspberry Pi

Face-recognition, speech-to-text translation, and sentiment analysis are among tools that could be coming to the Pi.<p>Google is planning to bring …

Why Google, Twitter, And LinkedIn Employees Are Kicking These Seven Work Habits

We asked insiders at some of the top tech companies which bad habits they’re trying to cut out of their workdays. Here’s what they said.<p>By this time in January, some of that initial excitement around New Year’s resolutions may be starting to fade. Here we are, just a week away from the whateverness …

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7 odd traits which could mean you’re secretly a very creative person

Most job descriptions ask for ‘creative’ people – but ironically, many of the signs of a creative mind don’t go down too well in the average 9-5 …

The Mental Health Costs of Studying Abroad

International travel can severely screw with your mind.<p>Image by Frances Smith<p>I was in Paris the first time it happened: I woke up in bed and couldn't move. <i>Shit</i>, I thought. <i>Am I dead?</i> Blinking out of existence would have been bad, but spending eternity staring at the lid of a coffin seemed much, much …

Lessons I Learned From 10 Days of Silence and Meditation

<i>Image credit: Pete R., BucketListly.</i><p>The first time I heard about Vipassana meditation was back in 2014 when my friend and business partner Prean decided to take a break in a hectic startup world and realign his values and vision for life. I have never been that much into meditation and taking a …

The art that shows what goes on deep in the human brain

<b>From scary sleep paralysis, to recalling memories that never happened, a new exhibition is exploring the art inspired by human consciousness. Here, we see how artists have interpreted moments from the mind.</b><p>Do you dream sweet dreams each night - drifting gently in and out of sleep? Or is the …

These Breathing Techniques Will Change the Way You Exercise

We asked personal trainers for breathing hacks that will make exercise feel easier and work better<p>"I probably say this a thousand times in a day to …

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A 5-dimensional black hole could break the laws of physics as we know them

The simulation has suggested that if our Universe is made up of five or more dimensions — something that scientists have struggled to confirm or disprove — Einstein's general theory of relativity, the foundation of modern physics, would be wrong.<p>In other words, five-dimensional black holes would …

Planet Earth As You’ve Never Seen It Before

Stunning images of space explore the depths of the solar system but teach us most about our very own planet.<p>LONDON — Marveling at Michael Benson’s …

How Mindful Meditation Can Actually Change Your Brain

You may have heard Emma Watson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Katy Perry talk about "mindfulness meditation," but new research has found it's not just a celebrity buzzword.<p>A new study published in the journal <i>Biological Psychiatry</i> discovered that mindfulness meditation, which focuses on breathing and …

Exercise Makes You Grow New Brain Cells–But Only The Right Kind Of Exercise

If you want to make yourself smarter, go for a run.<p>Which makes you smarter: running or lifting weights? Meathead jokes aside, there’s new evidence that moderate aerobic exercise helps increase new brain cells, while strength training may not be much healthier for the brain than sitting on the couch.<p>…

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Why You’re Still Smarter Than a Computer

Computers today are smart. Recently, they’ve mastered the art of one of the most difficult board games. They’ve proven themselves capable of reading …

Audio Recordings Document 'Weird Music' Heard By Apollo Astronauts On Far Side Of Moon

"If you’re behind the moon and hear some weird noise on your radio, and you know you’re blocked from the Earth, then what could you possibly think?"<p>The crew of an Apollo mission to the moon were so startled when they encountered strange music-like noises coming through their headsets, they didn't …

The Science of How What We Believe Becomes Our Reality - Part I

<b>"Mind is the Master Power that molds and makes, and we are mind. And ever more we take the tool of thought, and shaping what we will, bring forth a thousand joys, or a thousand ills. We think in secret, and it comes to pass, environment, is but our looking glass."</b> <b>-- James Allen</b><p>At some point we have …

5 Foods That Fight Symptoms Of Depression

Depression causes us to feel sad and uninterested. It affects the way we feel about ourselves and the world around us. About 20 per cent of Canadians …

Why Runners Should Train Like Yogis

Five lessons you can take from the mat to the road.<p>The first time I walked into the yoga studio, I wanted to leave. The lyrics from the <i>Sesame Street</i> song “One of These Things (is Not Like The Others)” swirled through my head. I clearly did not fit among the lithe yogis whose flexibility stretched …

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Behind NatGeo’s Search For God In Religion And Science

Brain Games and The Story of God tackle existential angst and the intersection of religion, culture, and neuroscience.<p>An exploration of the world’s cultures isn’t complete without examining their relationship to the divine. This season, two National Geographic series undertake that mission:<p><i>Brain</i> …

Secrets of making a great film

<i>Birdman</i>’s Alejandro González Iñárritu says a film director has to be crazy, have rhythm and “baggage”, none of which can be taught<p>In his surreal year …

The Most Fitness-Friendly Cities for 2016

Have you already abandoned your New Year's resolution? According to a survey by Nielson, the top two New Year's resolutions last year were both fitness-related. The No. 1 resolution, claimed by 37 percent of survey respondents, was "stay fit and healthy," followed by "lose weight" with 32</b> …

Scientists discovered how the brain gets its wrinkles

An international team of researchers used a 3D printing technique to mimic the growth of a human brain — and found the layers were created by mechanical compression forces.<p>Leading the study, published in Nature Physics, scientists from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts were looking at …

Europe's first underwater sculpture museum – in pictures

Artist Jason deCaires Taylor’s Museo Atlantico, off Lanzarote, is peopled with concrete casts of refugees and people taking selfies

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