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‘You are the first cyborg’: Brain cancer patient beats odds with unusual electromagnetic therapy

Ottawa teacher Denis Raymond was explaining to a group of students why he had wires and a beeping device attached to his head. A Grade 3 boy thought …

Cancer

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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4 Utterly Transporting Trips You Can Do In A Weekend From Los Angeles

<i>Photo courtesy of All Roads</i><p>Even the most devoted Angeleno will tell you that one of the best things about L.A. is getting out of it for a day -- if not a weekend. Lucky for them, many wildly cool places (including otherworldly Antelope Valley, above) exist within easy striking distance.<p>Two of the …

8 ‘Paranormal’ Scientific Studies That Will Make You Question The True Nature Of Reality

John Oliver Mocks Zuckerberg’s Vow To ‘Get Facebook Back To What It Was Built For’<p>Published<p>18 hours ago<p>on<p>August 1, 2018<p>In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>Facebook is …

How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …

Top 10 Foods for a Better Mood

The food we eat can be an excellent source of vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants. Growing research supports that the quality of our food is not only important to our physical health but also for our mood and can influence depression and anxiety.<p>Our Westernized so-called "cafeteria" diet …

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

Emotional Intelligence

22 Bizarre Australian Things That Non-Aussies Don’t Understand

This is what happens when Reddit users are asked what's the weirdest thing about Australia that Australians don't realise.

Rise of the imperial plutocracy: New research is exposing the stunning domination of global super-elites

<b>(Volt Collection via Shutterstock)</b><p>We already know that American government only responds to the wishes of the few. But what about other nations?<p>Sean McElwee<p>August 31, 2015 9:58am (UTC)<p>Since the beginnings of democracy, debate has raged as to how responsive politicians are to their constituents. …

Middle-class

7 surprising downsides of being extremely intelligent

For example, you wouldn't have to study as hard for tests. You'd read about complicated concepts and instantly understand them. You'd be able to take on challenging but exciting jobs like rocket science.<p>All that may be true, but there are also significant disadvantages to being highly intelligent. …

Self-improvement

Not getting enough sleep might be way worse for you than we thought

A few years ago, scientists figured out which genes are associated with your biological clock— the thing that wakes you up in the morning and tells you when you need to get some sleep.<p>These so-called "clock genes" make proteins that rise and fall throughout the day and control various bodily …

10 Scientific Studies Proving That Consciousness Interacts With the Physical World

Nikola Tesla said it best, “the day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all …

Deeper Than Quantum Mechanics—David Deutsch’s New Theory of Reality

One of the world’s leading theorists has a new theory of everything. Its first result: a description of classical and quantum information linking …

The world's smallest language has only 100 words — and you can say almost anything

In Icelandic, a compass is a direction-shower, and a microscope a small-watcher.<p>In Lakota, horse is literally dog of wonder.<p>These neologisms demonstrate the cumulative quality of language, in which we use the known to describe the unknown.<p>"It is by metaphor that language grows," writes the …

Linguistics

20 Classics You Should Read At Least Once In Your Life

“Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.” – John Green<p>Nothing could be more fulfilling, exhilarating, or reassuring than …

Literature

Language Learners: 15 Useful Skills You Get from Speaking a Second Language - Fluent in 3 months - Language Hacking and Travel Tips

Learning a new language enriches your life in so many ways.<p>I didn’t start seriously learning another language – Spanish – until my early 20s. I had …

The Five Mother Sauces Every Cook Should Know

<i>We partnered with Jet.com so you can browse their (digital) shelves while you're searching for ingredients or supplies. (Seriously, they have everything!) Get almost every ingredient for this recipe here.</i><p>In the 19th century, Marie-Antoine Carême anointed Béchamel, Velouté, Espagnole, and tomato …

Textbooks are getting psychology's most famous case study wrong

I'm talking about Phineas Gage, the nineteenth century railway worker who somehow survived the passing of a three-foot long tamping iron through the front of his brain and out the top of his head. What happened to him next?<p>If you turn to many of the leading introductory psychology textbooks …

Textbooks

Brace yourself, genetic testing might give you more than you bargained for

Drink red wine to prevent cancer. But don’t drink too much! Get some exercise. But don’t overdo it. Give up, it’s all genetic anyway – think of …

How same-sex marriage could ruin civilisation | Dean Burnett

Photograph: Robert Harding World Imagery / A/Alamy<p>Same-sex marriage is more powerful than nature, so could ruin stuff like this.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/29/1435576699133/589f3718-14b8-444c-8be5-8d238b3b4831-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Robert …

Some physicists believe we're living in a giant hologram — and it's not that far-fetched

Some physicists actually believe that the universe we live in might be a hologram.<p>The idea isn't that the universe is some sort of fake simulation out of <i>The Matrix,</i> but rather that even though we appear to live in a three-dimensional universe, it might only have two dimensions. It's called the …

Quantum Physics

Deal: Cheap Flights from the US to Europe for $400 Roundtrip - Points Miles & Martinis

For those looking to head to Europe, Norwegian Air is currently offering some cheap flights from New York to Copenhagen in the fall starting at …

The Definitive Guide To Finding Cheap Flights On The Web

We’ll keep this lead-in short and sweet: You have to be doing pretty damn well before you stop caring about scoring cheap flights. For most of us, being able to shave a few hundred dollars off the price of a ticket is well worth the trouble. Besides, it’s not <i>that</i> much trouble, and there’s something …

5 Excellent Note Taking Apps for Your Mac

June 28, 2015<br>Text Edit is definitely an excellent Mac app for quickly capturing thoughts and ideas. It comes integrated with the OS X on your Mac and …

Note-Taking