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Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

New elements complete seventh row of the periodic table

Officials have approved the names of four new elements. The new additions are named after a country, three cities and a scientist.<p>Top scientists …

3 Rituals That Will Make You More Motivated

You know what you’re supposed to be doing… but you’ve come down with a really bad case of “<i>I-don’t-feel-like-it.</i>” You just don’t have any motivation. …

30 scientific ways your childhood affects your success as an adult

And while there isn't a set recipe for ensuring achievement and happiness in adulthood, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors from childhood that can predict success.<p>Here's some of what we know about how your childhood influences your success as an adult:

Psychology

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The Untold Story of the First Atoms in the Universe

Exactly when and how were the original hydrogen atoms destroyed? A new telescope may provide an answer.<p><b>By Aaron Parsons,</b> <i>Associate Professor of</i> …

Want to build muscle? It’s not what you eat, but when

Studying the human body isn't rocket science – in some cases, it's much harder.<p>"I tell my grad students that we can put a man on the moon, but we still can't come to a consensus on how much protein to give him here on earth," says Dr. Rajavel Elango, a researcher at the University of British …

Nutrition

Dangerous idiots: how the liberal media elite failed working-class Americans

Last March, my 71-year-old grandmother, Betty, waited in line for three hours to caucus for Bernie Sanders. The wait to be able to cast her first-ever vote in a primary election was punishing, but nothing could have deterred her. Betty – a white woman who left school after ninth grade, had her …

Society

3 Simple Habits That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Remove the unnecessary. Automate decisions. Maintain good health.<p><i>What are the best productivity hacks of startup CEOs? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mikael Cho, founder of Crew | Unsplash,</b> …

What the List of Most Banned Books Says About Our Society's Fears

For as long as humans have printed books, censors have argued over their content and tried to limit some books’ distribution. But the reasons for …

A ‘Memory Hacker’ Explains How to Plant False Memories in People’s Minds

Scientist Julia Shaw explains false police confessions (and reports of alien abductions).<p>We tend to think of memories as perfect little time capsules—important records of past events that matter to us and made us who we are, as unchangeable as a dragonfly stuck in amber. Well, they're anything but. …

Are you a Dolphin or a Lion? The best time to wake, eat, sleep, exercise or go on a date

You’ve probably already seen a lot of tricks and tips about the “what” and “how” of success (how to lose weight; what to say to your boss to get a pay increase, etc). “What” and “how” are excellent and necessary questions – but there is another crucial question that must be addressed in order to …

How Screen Addiction Is Damaging Kids' Brains

"I've worked with hundreds of heroin addicts and crystal meth addicts, and what I can say is that it's easier to treat a heroin addict than a true screen addict," says Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, author of 'Glow Kids.'<p>In the 80s, Graham Nash from Crosby Stills & Nash appeared on MTV for an interview. …

These Are the Four Stages of Your Brain on Math

Have you ever wondered what your brain is really doing as you sweat your way through a math test? Now you can see for yourself, thanks to a new brain …

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Are There Antimatter Galaxies?

One of the biggest mysteries in astronomy is the question, where did all the antimatter go? Shortly after the Big Bang, there were almost equal …

An Animal that Specialized in eating Humans, based on finds in African caves

This probably has never crossed your mind but evolution plays serious tricks all the time. It has somehow managed to survice ‘this vast variety’ of …

Humanity

The Secret Language of Flowers: These Are the Most Romantic Wedding Bo

Since pretty much every other element of your wedding steeped in tradition and meaning, you can’t walk down the aisle with any old grocery-store bouquet of flowers. Well, actually you totally can. {<i>Hey, if there’s one day you really get to do you, it’s your wedding day.</i> } But given the sweet …

Weddings

Can The Universe Expand Faster Than The Speed Of Light?

One of Einstein’s most famous fundamental laws is that nothing in the Universe can travel faster than the speed of light in a vacuum. If you’re a massless particle, you <i>must</i> travel at that speed, and if you have a non-zero mass, it’s impossible for you to attain that speed, no matter how much energy …

Universe

Earth - Why there might be many more universes besides our own

Is our Universe one of many?<p>The idea of parallel universes, once consigned to science fiction, is now becoming respectable among scientists – at least, among physicists, who have a tendency to push ideas to the limits of what is conceivable.<p>In fact there are almost too many other potential …

The 1919 Solar Eclipse That Proved Einstein Right

Watching space-time warp from a tiny island off West Africa.<p>When it comes to matters of time and space here on Earth, we are as we see each other. Clocks around the globe sync to the picosecond, and our shared measures of distance are just as precise. These things, we might conclude, are immutable. …

Bombardments likely enhanced conditions for life on Mars, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> It could be another tantalizing clue in the search for life beyond Earth. Picture this:<p>It's some 4 billion years ago.<p>Earth, and Mars, which formed around the same time in the solar system, have been in existence for roughly 500 million years.<p>Mars is pummeled by gigantic comets and asteroids …

8 Things Exceptional Thinkers Do Every Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everything that we are and everything that we are not is an end result from our current level of thinking. Every great achievement in history came from exceptional thinking. Every man or woman to ever rise to the top of their profession …

Self-improvement

This Is What The Centre Of Our Galaxy Looks Like

Simply stunning.<p>NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has peered into the heart of the Milky Way to unveil a breathtaking view of more than half a million …

Humans Evolved to Believe In God, This Theory Argues

More than eight in ten people worldwide believe in some form of religion.<p>More than eight in ten people worldwide have some sort of religious belief, according to a Pew Research Center study. Approximately one third of those people are Christian.<p>Even though the percentage of people who identify as …

Google’s AI won the game Go by defying millennia of basic human instinct

Lee Sedol had seen all the tricks. He knew all the moves. As one of the world’s best and most experienced players of the complex board game Go, it was difficult to surprise him. But halfway through his first match against AlphaGo, the artificially intelligent player developed by Google DeepMind, …

'Don't tell her to smile': the subtle sexism still facing Hillary Clinton | Jessica Valenti

Explicit sexism against the democratic frontrunner might be unacceptable, but subtler forms of prejudice are everywhere – and women have had enough<p>As Hillary Clinton was giving her victory speech after Tuesday night’s primaries, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough tweeted out two sentences that nearly every …

Why Haven't We Met Aliens Yet? Because They've Evolved into AI

Movies and television have led us to think of aliens as green, slimy creatures traveling around in flying saucers. Nonsense.<p>While traveling in Western Samoa many years ago, I met a young Harvard University graduate student researching ants. He invited me on a hike into the jungles to assist with …