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The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions

"We found a world that we had never imagined."<p>Last year, neuroscientists used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the …

Humanity

Engineers Are Leaving Trump’s America for the Canadian Dream

Vikram Rangnekar grew up in Mumbai, studied computer science at the University of Delaware, and by the waning days of the Obama administration had …

Immigration

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

Mud near this small Japanese island could change the global economy

<b>(CNN) —</b> A small island in the Pacific Ocean is the site of a huge discovery that could change Japan's economic future. How huge? One economist called it a "game changer." The researchers who helped find it said it had "tremendous potential."<p>It's mud. A whole bunch of mud -- an estimated 16 million …

Rare Earth

A Growing Cult of Millennials Is Obsessed With Early Retirement. This 72-Year-Old Is Their Unlikely Inspiration

Vicki Robin literally wrote the book on retiring happy.<p>Vicki Robin had no idea she’d become a millennial icon.<p>The 72-year-old coauthor of the 1992 …

Retirement

Quantum physicists just smashed the entanglement record, paving the way for faster quantum computers

The breakthrough could revolutionise the future of quantum computing<p>Scientists in Germany and Austria have just made an enormous breakthrough in the …

Quantum Mechanics

In Just 11 Words, Billionaire Richard Branson Gives his Best Career Advice (It Came From His Mom)

Mother knows best.<p>Richard Branson is a force of nature.<p>In addition to being an actual knight, he is the founder of the Virgin Group, which now controls more than 400 companies. His net worth is $5 billion, which puts him seventh on a list of the wealthiest British billionaires. Plus, he's known for …

Immune System

Exploring the Mirror Link Between Two Geometric Worlds

Twenty-seven years ago, a group of physicists made an accidental discovery that flipped mathematics on its head. The physicists were trying to work …

Mathematics

Scientists Just Achieved The World's Most Precise Chemical Reaction

They used just two atoms.<p>Scientists have just performed the world's most precisely controlled chemical reaction, sticking together just two atoms …

Chemistry

Humanity could be waste-free if we lived in a Circular Economy — here's how it would work

Read the full transcript below:<p><b>Teresa Domenech:</b> Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to really own a car, own a house, or own a phone. What if we just use what we need in the way we need it and then when we no longer need it or when we need something else we just change it easily.<p>Hello, my name …

Sustainability

Even one night of bad sleep causes dangerous changes in your brain, a new study found

One of the most important things that happens when we drift off at night is a cleansing process: sleep helps remove toxins from the human brain.<p>Scientists recently found that even one night of sleep deprivation causes the buildup of a kind of protein that's known to make up the plaque that …

Dementia

Breakthrough: Researchers fix Alzheimer's gene

Groundbreaking research shows, for the first time, how the most well-known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease causes signs in human brain …

Neuroscience

This battery advance could make electric vehicles far cheaper - MIT Technology Review

For the last seven years, a startup based in Alameda, California, has quietly worked on a novel anode material that promises to significantly boost …

Clean Energy

13 things that will happen when you ‘level-up’ as a person

Every next level of life will demand a different you. — Leonardo DiCaprio<p>According to meta-analytic data, confidence isn’t what leads to success. …

Self-improvement

Physicists Just Discovered an Entirely New Type of Superconductivity

"No one thought this was possible in solid materials."<p>One of the ultimate goals of modern physics is to unlock the power of superconductivity, where …

Quantum Mechanics

14 Reasons You're Always Tired

Lack of sleep isn't the only thing sapping your energy. Little things you do (and don't do) can exhaust you both mentally and physically, which can …

Wellness

This is how to become mentally strong: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Ever get to the point where your brain is just pooped? The ol’ grey matter is waving the white flag. You’re exhausted. You can’t go on. You’ve got no …

Self-help

New Brain Maps With Unmatched Detail May Change Neuroscience

Sitting at the desk in his lower-campus office at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the neuroscientist Tony Zador turned his computer monitor toward me …

Neuroscience

End of the universe predicted to the day

The Higgs Boson subatomic particle may yet be the end of all human life. Not necessarily because the scientists at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider made …

Physics

How Transparent Solar Panels Affect Construction Companies

Research from Nielsen confirms that sustainability is a major concern among consumers of all ages. A global 2015 study found that, of all age groups, …

Clean Energy

How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary

Everyone has the potential, but the habits necessary are adopted only by the few. Will you be one of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Elon Musk has been quoted as saying, “I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” Now, whether you …

Motivation

3 Stocks I'll Buy in a Stock Market Crash

Volatility has returned to the markets. Here's my shopping list in case the carnage continues.<p>It's been a rough month or two for investors. As of …

Investing

6 Tiny Daily Rituals that Will Change Your Life (in 6 Months or Less)

<i>Are you willing to spend a little time every day like most people won’t, so you can spend the better part of your life like most people can’t?</i>Think …

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

Books

The new social networks you should join instead of Facebook, according to a Y Combinator partner

The past two weeks have been rough for Facebook. Some are deleting their accounts in protest of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, while others are decrying the death of social media, likening its effect on us to sugar or smoking.<p>But online socializing isn’t inherently bad for us, and just because …

Social Media

An Italian experiment is tantalizingly close to detecting dark matter

A detector in Italy may have cracked the dark matter puzzle — if only other scientists could reproduce the results<p>In the history of physics, there are occasional metaphorical shouts from the void that are observed once and never again. The Wow! signal, one of the best candidates for a radio …

Dark Matter

Shell oil just unveiled a plan to move the world away from fossil fuels

Royal Dutch Shell just laid out a proposal to move us away from its own product. The company’s Sky Scenario is a plan to help the world meet the …

Royal Dutch Shell

Ditch Distractions and Get Productive With a Method Called "Deep Work"

I first heard about the idea of "deep work" while listening to a podcast on my way to work. NPR's Shankar Vedantam interviewed Cal Newport, a computer scientist and Georgetown professor, about his research and insights on the subject.<p>Newport shared how he manages to get a seemingly impossible …

Time Management

Newly-discovered human organ may help explain how cancer spreads

A newly discovered network of fluid-filled channels in the human body may be a previously-unknown organ, and it seems to help transport cancer cells …

Cancer