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The Fascinating Brain Science That Impacts Who We're Attracted To

"He/she just <i>gets</i> me." Sound familiar? According to a new study published in the journal <i>PNAS</i>, that reason—the feeling of mutual understanding—for …

Communication Skills

Link between autoimmune disorders and psychosis confirmed in new study

People with autoimmune disorders, a collection of diseases where the body’s immune system attacks its own cells, are more likely to have psychosis, …

Autoimmune Diseases

The Neuroscience of Pain

Brain imaging is illuminating the neural patterns behind pain’s infinite variety.<p>On a foggy February morning in Oxford, England, I arrived at the John Radcliffe Hospital, a shiplike nineteen-seventies complex moored on a hill east of the city center, for the express purpose of being hurt. I had an …

Pain

The Best (and Worst) Foods for Your Gut

"I pooped three times today and feel great!" maybe isn't something you shout from the mountaintops, but gut health is popping up more and more often …

Nutrition

Is Your Gut Healthy? How to Tell | Goop

In partnership with our friends at<p>Rarely, if ever, are we given a precise view into what’s actually going on within our own microbiome, despite it …

Five Scientific Reasons You'll Always Be Biologically Attached to Mom

And why she's attached to you.<p>No two mothers are alike (except for the fact that they all love candles). But through the lens of science, some …

Neuroscience

Neuroscience shows listening to music has kind of the same effect as meditation

What do the Dalai Lama and a bass-music fanatic getting low at 3am at Burning Man have in common?<p>A surprising amount, actually.<p>From mood enhancement and relaxation to full-blown oneness with the cosmos, music has the ability to powerfully shift our state of mind. Meditation is not that different. …

Mindfulness

The largest organ in the body may have just been discovered — and it could reshape our understanding of human anatomy

It might seem like we should already have identified all the structures in the human body, even if we don't know the function of every cell and organ.<p>But that assumption might be very wrong, if the authors of a study newly published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports are correct.<p>In between …

Brexit is 'biggest threat' to the future of the NHS, say 100 MPs, MEPs and peers from five parties

More than 100 elected officials from five political parties have issued a stark warning about the impact of Brexit on the NHS, saying leaving the EU …

Britain clamping down on suspect Russian money in UK

Russian oligarchs suspected of corruption will be forced to explain their wealth in a new British clampdown on organised crime, Security and Economic …

Corruption

UK electric motor maker expands capacity as carmakers go green

LONDON (Reuters) - British electric motor manufacturer YASA said on Thursday it was increasing its production capacity from 2,000 to 100,000 units with a new factory to tap into growing demand from carmakers for greener technologies.<p>Automakers are racing to build greener vehicles and improve charge …

Greg Clark

China’s latest energy megaproject shows that coal really is on the way out

China has some of the worst air pollution in the world. In several cities, thick layers of smog are common, resulting in thousands of deaths every year.<p>According to a 2016 study, the top contributor of air pollution-related deaths in China is the burning of coal. The team of Chinese and American …

Renewable Energy

Move over, voice: Holograms are the next user interface

During Apple’s fourth-quarter earnings call with analysts, CEO Tim Cook said, “AR is going to change everything.” He wasn’t exaggerating.<p>Augmented reality (AR) is shaping an entirely new paradigm for mass technology use. We’ve quickly evolved from typing on our PC keyboards, to the point-and-click …

Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<br>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

New Jersey

What it means to be a 'caretaker' in romantic relationships — and why it could be a problem

There's no end of different qualities that people find alluring about each other, but some particular types of people are attracted to each other like moths to flames.<p>If you have very high levels of empathy for others, you might be at risk of attracting somebody toxic.<p>According to therapist …

Narcissism

Walmart is using shelf-scanning robots to audit its stores

The company says it wants robots to carry out tasks that are “repeatable, predictable, and manual”<p>Robots are already a common sight in warehouses (Amazon alone use more than 45,000) but now they’re moving into stores too. Walmart has announced it’s deploying shelf-scanning bots in 50 locations …

For a dollar, an AI will examine your medical scan

A company called Zebra Medical Vision (Zebra-Med) has unveiled a new service called Zebra AI1 that uses algorithms to examine your medical scans for a dollar each. The deep learning engine can examine CT, MRI and other scans and automatically detect lung, liver, heart and bone diseases. New …

Deep Learning

Nerds rejoice: Google just released its internal tool to collaborate on AI

As if giving the world its AI framework wasn’t enough, Google is now letting others work with a once-internal development tool, Colaboratory.<p>The software works a lot like Google Docs, its document collaboration tool, but with the ability to run code and show that code’s output within the document. …

Machine Learning

How Brains Learn to Fear: Neuroscientists Reveal a Surprising Truth

We're revising what we know about how experience turns into knowledge.<p>When you’re born, your brain is set up with all the physical abilities it needs …

Neuroscience

Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

Relationships

Viva vagus: Wandering nerve could lead to range of therapies

With outposts in nearly every organ and a direct line into the brain stem, the vagus nerve is the nervous system’s superhighway. About 80 percent of …

Neurology

How We Ruined Mindfulness

<i>Breathe. Be in the moment. Live in the here and now.</i><p>Those are familiar words, I’m sure, because we are living through a mindfulness revolution. …

Mindfulness

8 ways smart people act stupid

It’s good to be smart. After all, intelligent people earn more money, accumulate more wealth, and even live longer. On the surface, being smart looks …

Beautiful Brain Art Uncovers the Complexity of the Human Mind

Greg Dunn’s light-reflecting paintings make science visually stunning.<p>Transforming the constant moving compartments of the braininto a gilded display of reflective strands, scientist and artist, Greg Dunn examines the "look of consciousness" in his project <i>Self Reflective</i>. Each rendering of the …

The Brain

Scientists Deliver Insulin Using LEDs and a Smartphone

A new technique involving red LED light and engineered human cells could deliver insulin without any needles.<p>Currently, a diabetic needs to routinely self-administer painful shots to keep their insulin levels maintained. This is a difficult procedure that can also carry a risk of infection. But …

101 Awesome Zen Proverbs and Sayings to Live Your Life By

You can’t really put Zen into words, but you can share some of its timeless wisdom in ways that lead you on the path to discovering the truth for …

Breathing's Link to Calmness and Stress, Revealed

We take it for granted that breathing and feelings go hand in hand: Deep breaths make us calm, and short, shallow ones signal a sense of panic. This …

Neuroscience

What the 21st century can learn from the 1929 crash | Larry Elliott

It was the biggest setback to the global economy since the dawn of the modern industrial age. But did the world’s reaction worsen the effects of the 1929 Crash? And have we learned from those mistakes?<p>As the summer of 1929 drew to a close, the celebrated Yale university economist Irving Fisher took …

Great Depression

Solar Now Provides Twice As Many Jobs As The Coal Industry

The solar industry is adding jobs much faster than the overall economy, but still makes up just over 1% of the country’s total power supply. Clearly, there’s room for growth.<p>As solar power keeps getting cheaper–and more and more of it is built as a result–the industry is also an increasingly …

You look more powerful in photos when facing to the right — here's why

People look more powerful, athletes more elegant, and cars faster when they appear facing to the right.<p>This mind-blowing insight comes from Simone Schnall, director of the Cambridge Embodied Cognition and Emotion Lab, who described this trait, called spatial agency bias, for an Edge.com feature on …