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Even Dogecoin is rallying in this cryptocurrency boom

Dogecoin was as high as $0.00673467 Tuesday.<p>That seems like nothing compared to the $16,663 for one Bitcoin, but the meme-based cryptocurrency is …

Cryptocurrency

The Surprising Evolution of “Beren and Lúthien”

<i>BEREN AND LÚTHIEN</i>, the newest release from J. R. R. Tolkien’s previously unpublished manuscripts, is difficult to describe. Edited by his son …

Literature

Dog 'dies of a broken heart' after being dumped at airport by her owner

A dog who was abandoned by her owner at an airport has died of a "broken heart".<p>The dog, called "Nube Viajera'' or Wandering Cloud by the vets who treated her, spent a month wandering around the terminal at Palonegro airport near Bucaramanga, Colombia hoping to be reunited with her owner.<p>According …

Animal Rescue

He mentions Dylan in the same breath as Ovid, Virgil and Dante. Meet Richard F Thomas, the classics professor who has spent half a century decoding Bob’s imagery, sources and allusions<p>‘People who know Bob Dylan slightly, or know of him – the book is to help them to understand why he’s important.” …

Literature

Surgeons Find a Parasite Unlike Any They've Seen in Defector Who Escaped North Korea

As if they didn't have enough to worry about.<p>A North Korean defector shot five times while running across the border to South Korea has been found …

South Korea

The Age Your Brain Matures at Everything — And It Isn’t Even Fully Developed Until Age 25

Your brain matures at learning a new language before you even know how to read. 😳<p>Neuroscientists are confirming what car rental places already …

Kevin Spacey made 'House of Cards' set 'toxic' with sexually 'predatory' behavior, sources say

<i>Eight current or former "House of Cards" employees claim they were sexually harassed and/or physically sexually assaulted by Kevin Spacey.</i><p>CNN's Chloe …

Non-smokers get six days extra paid leave to make up for smokers' cigarette breaks at Japanese firm

A Japanese company is granting non-smoking employees an extra six days of paid holidays a year after they complained that they were working more than staff who took time off for cigarette breaks.<p>Tokyo-based marketing firm Piala Inc. only introduced the non-smokers' perk in September, but employees …

Paid Leave

Lonely dogs' brains shrink due to 'bestial boredom', scientist warns

Pet owners may envy their pampered pooches lying around the house snoring and yawning with abandon, but now scientists have warned that bestial …

Pets

5 Ways to Deal With a Psychopath

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i><p>Wrong. The experts are …

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – 12 Sites & Apps for Learning to Program

Last week on Twitter I mentioned that Logo was my introduction to computers and programming. I also mentioned that people going to ISTE should plan …

Yes, you can improve your memory. Here's how.

Think like a memory athlete<p>Think back to grade school. Do you remember those standardized tests where you were given lists of meaningless words to memorize? Then, after taking a challenging math or reading section, you had to write down as many words from that list as you could remember? If you …

This psychedelic drug seems to affect the brain in ways that are surprisingly similar to meditation

Across the Atlantic, researchers in an ornate, blue-tiled hospital in Barcelona, Spain, study ayahuasca's physical effects on the brain.<p>The teams in those two disparate locations approach the study of the psychedelic drug differently, but researchers at each are coming to similar conclusions about …

Bee venom blasts through blood brain barrier to bring medicine

Getting medication to the brain can be tricky because of the blood brain barrier, which acts like a semipermeable wall between the circulatory system …

Why our brains may be 100 times more powerful than believed

A new study out of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has found that one part of the neurons in our brains is more active than …

Why Mental Illness Can Fuel Physical Disease

For people who suffer from depression or anxiety, being diagnosed with a physical health condition on top of a mental health issue can feel like the …

Truth has long been a key concern for the American philosopher. He’s in the UK to discuss his latest book on consciousness, but there’s just no escaping Trump…<p>I meet Daniel Dennett, the great American rationalist, on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, as good a day as any to contemplate the …

Blackbox

Natural Selection Is Causing a Decline in Human 'Education Genes', Say Scientists

Is our species on a downwards spiral?<p>The genes that predispose people to attain higher levels of education have been in decline over the past 80 …

Why Hell Can't Freeze Over: Quantum Physics And Absolute Zero

Last week, physicists at the National Institute for Standards and Technology reported they'd cooled an object to a million times colder than room temperature. It was a record for the super-difficult science of super-cooling.<p>In this field, researchers inch ever closer to — but never reach — the …

What It's Like to Get Caught in an Avalanche

Snowboarder Tom Oye was snowboarding in Whistler, Canada when he got caught in a pummeling avalanche, and it’s beyond terrifying because we get to …

Snowmobiling

Follow Gandalf's Journey in These Stunning New Lord of the Rings Posters

One of the many reasons why <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> trilogy, in both book and movie form, is so good is the characters. Each hero, villain, and …

Posters

Massive meta-study confirms the health benefits of cannabis

After digging through more than 10,000 separate clinical studies, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine on Thursday issued a groundbreaking, 400-page report on the potential benefits and detriments posed by cannabis use. The biggest revelation: cannabis has verifiable …

Cannabis

I Dropped Acid and Saw Into the Future: My Surreal First Time At CES

Maybe the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas was a bad place to take LSD for the first time.<p>What finally brought me to the edge of emotional break …

When writer Ayelet Waldman fell into depression she started microdosing with LSD. She tells Rachel Cooke about her extraordinary experiment with acid<p>Some time ago – for reasons that will become apparent I am not allowed to say when, exactly – the American writer Ayelet Waldman scored some LSD. She …

Mind

Three adventurers share their advice on cash-free journeys around the globe, and reveal the highs and lows of the challenge<p><b>What was the high point of your trip?</b><br>When my sister joined me for a short while in Argentina. We’d been there for two days and a man stopped on the side of the road and began …

South America

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how 'Star Wars' lightsabers could actually work

"Star Wars" lightsabers are a novel idea. They're lightweight, portable, and their laser-like beams can cut through just about anything. Unfortunately, the reality isn't so simple. Astrophysicist and "StarTalk Radio" host Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how the fictional blade would work in real</b> …

The runaway who travelled the world

Despite having little money, he’s the second most travelled person on the planet<p>Although he’s ranked the world’s #2 on The Best Traveled website, 62-year-old Barcelona native Jorge Sanchez insists that he is nothing like the other competitive travellers. He comes from a poor background, dropped out …

Read Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize in Literature Banquet Speech

When the news came out in early October that Bob Dylan was getting the Nobel Prize in Literature, it seemed like everyone had an opinion on the …

Open letter about climate change from scientists to Trump

More than 800 American energy and Earth science researchers have signed a letter to Donald Trump outlining six steps they're urging him to take to …

Climate

Scientists have evolved a remarkable new form of life that can bond silicon to carbon

You're probably already familiar with a few products products that use carbon-silicon, or organosilicon: glues, caulks, and pesticides, to name a few.<p>But the new biological trick, which was forcefully evolved in bacteria, is safer and 15 times more efficient than synthetic, industrial chemistry at …