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The Rich Are Planning to Leave This Wretched Planet

HOUSTON — In an era in which privileged individuals search constantly for the next experience to obsess over and post about on social media, space truly remains the final frontier, a luxury that only the one percent of the one percent can afford. Brad Pitt and Katy Perry are among those who have …

The LHC has found the Higgs works perfectly – which is a problem

We were expecting it – but it’s only deepened the enigma. A slew of new results at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland, have …

What if dark matter is changing?

Dark matter is the unseen hand that fashions the universe. It decides where galaxies will form and where they won’t. Its gravity binds stars into …

How Sleep Cleans Up the Brain

The exact reason why we sleep has long been one of the greatest mysteries of modern science. Many different theories have been proposed, but the fact …

How To Make Boring Vegetables Taste Delicious [Infographic]

Image: iStock<p>Most of us can agree that eating your veggies is a good thing on the nutrition front. Still, simply knowing that vegetables are good for …

Largest ever microbiome study offers novel insights into gut bacteria and human health

The American Gut Project – a global, crowdsourced citizen science effort – has published the first results from one of the biggest gut microbiome …

What Is Consciousness?

Scientists are beginning to unravel a mystery that has long vexed philosophers.<p>Consciousness is everything you experience. It is the tune stuck in …

Consciousness

Mindfulness may have been over-hyped

Mindfulness meditation has been practiced for millennia – and today is a billion-dollar business. But how much does the practice really change our health?<p>In late 1971, US Navy veteran Stephen Islas returned from Vietnam, but the war continued to rage in his head. “I came very close to committing …

Mindfulness

Dean Burnett: ‘Happiness shouldn’t be the default state in the human brain’

Even if you are a proper hermit, you know that people are out there and you could find someone if you wanted to<p><b>Dean Burnett, 35, is a Cardiff-based neuroscientist, blogger and occasional standup comedian who writes the</b> <b>Guardian’s science blog Brain Flapping</b><b>. His bestselling book</b> <b>The Idiot Brain,</b> …

5 Brain Exercises to Strengthen Your Mind

What Can You Do to Strengthen Your Mind?<p>While you might know that you need to exercise your body, did you know that it might also be important to …

The Brain

‘It’s going to happen’: is the world ready for war in space?

Space is different from 50 years ago. It was a race between superpowers then; it’s everything now…<p>Blowing up satellites could trigger a chain reaction that swiftly surrounds the Earth with belts of debris<p>When you hear the phrase “space war”, it is easy to conjure images that could have come from a</i> …

Cyber-attacks

Your Body is a Teeming Battleground

It’s time to rethink the quest to control aging, death, and disease—and the fear of mortality that fuels it.<p>I went to medical school, at least in part, to get to know death and perhaps to make my peace with it. So did many of my doctor friends, as I would find out. One day—usually when you’re …

Immune System

How the American Two-Party System Became so Divided

Mid-century politicians envisioned ideologically defined parties—but failed to anticipate today’s hyper-polarized environment.<p>“It would be a great tragedy if we had our two major political parties divide on what we would call a conservative-liberal line. [O]ne of the attributes of our political …

Political Science

A wander near Ronda: Spain’s empty quarter

A goat farmer told me no one swims in the lake at Zahara de la Sierra because it’s full of fish with crocodile heads. Is that why I’m the only person in 128 sq km of cool water on a very hot day? I later learn that this manmade lake (<i>embalse)</i>, the mountain ranges to the south of it, and the cliffs, …

Hiking

This Video About The Scale of Black Holes Will Crush Your Poor, Tiny Brain

We were not prepared for this.<p>Black holes are vast, matter-annihilating objects that seem to defy physics by their very existence. They're so weird, …

Putin Has Overplayed His Hand

Last week, following the brazen attempt by Russia to assassinate one of its former spies and his daughter in Britain with a chemical weapon, 27 countries expelled more than 150 Russian diplomats. Moscow swiftly and predictably reciprocated, announcing that it would expel 60 American diplomats.<p>Is …

The Gut-Brain Connection, Mental Illness, and Disease

We are never truly alone. On our skin, in our gums, and in our guts live 100 trillion organisms, altogether known as the microbiome. These beasties …

An Analysis of Trump Supporters Has Identified 5 Key Traits

The lightning-fast ascent and political invincibility of Donald Trump has left many experts baffled and wondering, “How did we get here?” Any …

Psychology

What You Can Do When You Can't Stop Thinking About Something

There are only two things you can truly control—your thoughts and your behavior. No one else can choose either one of those for you. But sometimes …

Telomeres Are the New Cholesterol. Now What?

“I am a bit concerned about your telomeres,” the doctor told me, evenly. Telomeres are the caplike segments at the ends of the strands of DNA that …

Read Elon Musk's bold Mars colony plan for free online

Elon Musk's latest plan to colonize Mars is now officially part of the academic literature.<p>A summary of the SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO's presentation at the International Astronautical Congress in Australia last September has been published in the peer-reviewed journal New Space. The journal is …

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

Moving? Here's 28 Tips For Making It Waaaaay Easier

Bookmark this and save yourself a world of stress.<p>20 Brilliant Tips For Furnishing A Small Living Space<p>16 Tiny Home Improvement Hacks That Actually Make A Big Difference<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

24 Cognitive Biases You Need To Stop Making [Infographic]

Image: iStock<p>Cognitive bias occurs when we make subjective assumptions about people or situations based on our own perception of reality. This can …

Why ancient deer returned to the sea and became whales

Animals first evolved to live exclusively on land about 370 million years ago – but on dozens of occasions since then land animals have gone back to …

Buffett to Berkshire Shareholders: Be Prepared to Lose Half Your Money

There's a price to pay if you want long-term riches.<p>Few investors can match the track record of investing performance that Warren Buffett has …

Your Gut and Your Resistance to Stress

Could your gut be affecting your mental health?<p>The science is young, but we see the connection to the gut in some psychiatric conditions like …

Microbiome

How Mindfulness Works to Break Bad Habits

Graphic by Heather JonesThis graphic was adapted from the April 2018 issue of Mindful magazine Tame Bad Habits with This 10-Minute Mindfulness …

Stephen Hawking Taught Us a Lot About How to Live

Stephen Hawking, the English cosmologist and black hole maven, liked to say he was born 300 years to the day after Galileo died, and he died on Wednesday, 139 years after Albert Einstein was born.<p>That was a fitting bookend.<p>In the popular press, he was often referred to as the greatest physicist …

Stephen Hawking