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15 Reasons Why You Should Go to Iceland On Your Next Vacation

Consider this your must-see list.<p>There are plenty of practical reasons why Iceland is a great place to travel. You can fly there in less than six hours from the East Coast, the dollar remains strong against the Icelandic krona, and it's an easy layover on your way to Europe. But even if all those …

Can this woman cure ageing with gene therapy?

Biotech boss Elizabeth Parrish has tried out her company’s anti-ageing gene therapy with, she says, amazing results. Too good to be true?<p>Elizabeth Parrish is CEO of BioViva, a Seattle-based biotech company working to develop treatments to slow the ageing process. In April, the company revealed that …

Medicine

Does reading fiction make you a better person?

I have been a nerd my whole life. I was always "that kid," the one who read in a corner at recess and talked about Jo March and Ponyboy as though they were real people. I have a vivid memory of myself at 8 or 9, staying up far past my bedtime to read Katherine Paterson's "Bridge to Terabithia" by …

Psychology

14 Brilliant Hacks to Improve Your Internet Experience

Simple tricks make your life so much more pleasant, and what could be simpler than learning new ways to navigate the internet that you use every day

Best Books on Self-Improvement to Improve Your Skills

Since the birth of our human kind, we are constantly developing ourselves; development is a constant process it never stopped before, and it will …

Scientists Have Discovered That Dogs Don't Make The Best Pets

Brace yourselves dog lovers. Man’s best friend could potentially be replaced with an even better friend according to new findings from animal welfare …

Scientists extend the lifespan of mice by up to 35 percent

Would you like to live 35 percent longer? Apparently the trick is removing worn-out "senescent' cells that have a degenerative affect on your body. "Cellular senescence is a biological mechanism that functions as an 'emergency brake' used by damaged cells to stop dividing," says Jan van Deursen, …

The solution for the melting polar ice caps may be hiding in the rainforest | Dr Paul Salaman

Reducing carbon emissions is truly important to mitigating climate change. But in the meantime, it’s faster and cheaper to save and regrow tropical trees<p>There was already dramatic evidence that our planet is undeniably warming before 30 December 2015, when the world heard that the ice at the North …

Climate Change

Calligraphic Optical Illusion Murals by Astro | Colossal

<p>French street artist Astro brings an interesting sense of perspective to his public murals that turn flat surfaces into portals that appear to …

Art

10 Artists Who Create Striking Geometric Tattoos Spanning the Body

Geometric shapes are the building blocks of our world, and their brilliant simplicity makes them a popular choice for tattoos. Their historical …

The Best and Worst Anime of Spring 2016

Spring is wrapping up, which means it's time to poll our Daily Streaming Reviews team and find out which shows they loved the most, and which shows …

31 scientific societies just told Congress to take their climate denial and shove it

Scientists have had enough of Congress' climate denial. On Tuesday, a whopping 31 major scientific groups — representing tens of thousands of …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Psychology

Thin Slices of Anxiety: An Illustrated Meditation on What It’s Like to Live Enslaved by Worry and How to Break Free

A guided tour of this pernicious prison of the psyche, honest and assuring in its honesty.<p>Kierkegaard called anxiety “the dizziness of freedom” and believed that it serves to power rather than hinder creativity. For Darwin, it was a paralyzing lifelong struggle — he accomplished his breakthroughs …

Mental Disorders

16 accidental inventions that changed the world

Other stumble upon a brilliant innovation purely by luck.<p>We should all be grateful that the universe gifted us with these world-changing, accidental inventions.<p><i>Alyson Kreuger and Drake Baer contributed additional research to this article.</i>

Sea Slug That Looks Like a Leaf Steals Genes to Become Animal-Plant Hybrid

This green sea slug has a lot more in common with the green leaves that it resembles than one might think. That’s because this little guy has hijacked enough plant genes to become the first animal who is able to produce chlorophyll just like a plant, meaning it can rely on sunshine for its …

Algae

A rare look inside Egypt's Valley of the Kings tombs, where photography is banned

The Valley of the Kings – the burial site of King Tutankhamun – set in the ancient city of Thebes, is one of Egypt's most visited attractions. But while general photography by tourists is banned within the tombs, Czech journalist and photographer, Jakub Kyncl, was granted special permission to …

7 Surprising Benefits Of Drinking Warm Water In The Morning

Not long ago, my daily life was in really bad shape. I was sleeping anywhere between 3am to 6am on average, and on the really bad days I wouldn’t …

4 Amazing New Materials That Science Doesn't Quite Know What To Do With Yet

<i>What are the most interesting new materials? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by David Toyli, Ph.D, physicist, on Quora:</b><p>One physicist’s perspective on the most interesting new</b> …

Quantum Physics

The Worst Foods for Your Skin

Popcorn, cappucinos, bottled water—some of the most delicious (or most boring) foods can be hard on your skin if you overdo it.<p><b>White bread, bagels, popcorn…</b> "Foods with a high glycemic index give you a sugar rush that will be terrible for your skin," says Ava Shamban, an assistant clinical …

This Is The Future Of Artificial Intelligence

It’s widely known by now that the U.S. and global economy are being profoundly re-shaped by software technology. Human jobs are being eaten by …

11 Basic Practices of Emotionally Intelligent People

Easy in theory, difficult in practice.<p>Emotions. They're complicated.<p>On one hand, they're a natural and vital part of our lives. They motivate us, regulate us, empower us. But they can also limit us greatly--if we don't understand the effect they have on us and others.<p>So how do we improve our …

Emotional Intelligence

Even as an adult, learning a second language changes your brain

Conventional wisdom suggests it may well be easier to learn a second language as a child than as an adult. But for adults who do take the linguistic leap, what sort of factors influence how well they acquire another tongue?<p>In a new study published this week by the Proceedings of the National …

Neuroscience

NBC's Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge first look

The producers of <i>American Ninja Warrior</i> have come up with a new way to challenge all those “athletes” who want their five minutes of fame.<p>Here’s an …

Google's New Project Could Change the Future of Smartphones

Google wants make modifying your smartphone as easy as rearranging Lego blocks.<p>That’s the premise of Project Ara, a plan to make phones with parts …

Mobile Technology

Furniture that Flattens Into Wall Art Is Perfect For Cramped Apartments

Just because you live in a cramped downtown apartment doesn’t mean you don’t want to entertain. So here’s a brilliant way to keep some extra seating …

Wall Art

Can Quantum Physics Solve Time Travel's Most Famous Paradox?

Maybe you can go back in time and kill your grandfather.<p>If you have ever sat down and thought about time travel for even half a second, you have grappled with the Grandfather Paradox. Of the many mind-boggling questions raised by the specter of time travel, it is probably the most common. What …

Studio Ghibli Returns in First Gorgeous Trailer For Cannes-Bound Animation ‘The Red Turtle’

While it has yet to premiere, we’d wager a bet that <i>The Red Turtle</i> is a strong contender for the most beautiful film of Cannes. Co-produced by Studio …

22 Summer 2016 Books You Won’t Want To Miss

Soak up these family dramas, advice column collections and near-future hijinks.<p>This summer, in addition to the obvious 2016 warm-weather pastime of drinking watermelon water while listening to “Lemonade,” we’re looking forward to reading new books! Because, although we are big proponents of couch …