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24 photos that will make you want to visit Japan

From its tranquil and picturesque Mount Fuji to cutting-edge robot restaurants in Tokyo, here are some of the country's most magnificent sites.

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Technology designed for aerospace could improve Parkinson's therapy

When Rice University chemist Matteo Pasquali set out to to create strong and conductive carbon nanotube fibers, he had aerospace applications in mind. But it turned out his microscopic fibers are also great at communicating with the brain, making them an ideal candidate for therapies that deal with …

In Defense of Boredom: 200 Years of Ideas on the Virtues of Not-Doing from Some of Humanity’s Greatest Minds

Bertrand Russell, Søren Kierkegaard, Andrei Tarkovsky, Susan Sontag, Adam Phillips, Renata Adler, and more.<p><i>“I can excuse anything but boredom,”</i> Hedy Lamarr famously quipped. It is befitting that the woman who invented the technology that laid the foundation for wifi would provide the de facto motto …

Foreign genes found in human genome

<b>The genome of humans and other complex animals contains essential “foreign” segments of genetic code, new study says.</b><p>The research, which cast doubt …

Biology

When humans go extinct: How life will evolve after we’re gone

<b>(Im Perfect Lazybones via Shutterstock)</b><p>The sixth extinction could wipe out up to half of Earth’s species. Michael Tennesen tells us what might happen next<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>March 14, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>The sixth mass extinction is nearly upon us. Species on Earth are dying out at a rate one thousand times …

Ecology

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Why Pi Matters

Every March 14th, mathematicians like me are prodded out of our burrows like Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day, blinking and bewildered by all the fuss. Yes, it’s Pi Day again. And not just any Pi Day. They’re calling this the Pi Day of the century: 3.14.15. Pi to five digits. A once-in-a-lifetime …

Robots need to make us happy and know when we're sad

Cynthia Breazeal has a pretty impressive resume. She's the director of the personal robotics group at the MIT Media Lab, creator of the landmark Kismet robot and now she's the founder, CEO and chief scientist at Jibo. If you're not familiar with Jibo, take a moment to go check out its incredibly …

Albert Einstein born - Mar 14, 1879

On March 14, 1879, Albert Einstein is born, the son of a Jewish electrical engineer in Ulm, Germany. Einstein’s theories of special and general …

Physics

Team witnesses rare ‘quantum jitters’ in DNA

The molecular machines that copy DNA in a living cell are amazingly fast and accurate at pairing up the correct bases—G with C and A with T—into each …

Biology

Could a blast of sonic waves restore memory lost to Alzheimer's disease?

Sonic waves, first used by submarines in World War II, might one day help those with<p>Alzheimer's diseasepreserve or regain their ability to remember and navigate, a new study on mice suggests.<p>It's far from ready for use on humans, but the new research offers new possibilities for Alzheimer's therapy …