Brian Robles

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The best optical illusions of 2016 will give your brain a workout

If the blue-or-gold dress or the giant red dot weren't enough to give your brain a workout, this group of the best optical illusions of 2016 should do the trick.<p>Selected by the Neural Correlate Society every year, the illusions "are perceptual experiences that do not match the physical reality,'' …

Snoop Dogg

Pluto’s clouds might make it a planet again

Pluto has been a planet for most of the time we’ve known of its existence, but astronomers decided to demote it to a dwarf planet back in 2006. …

The Secret to Activating The “Law of Attraction” (Hint: It’s Hidden Right There in the Title)

If you’re familiar with my work, you know I’m a huge believer in the Law of Attraction.<p>After all, I was featured in the ground-breaking movie, <i>The</i> …

NASA is giving away its vintage-inspired travel posters for free

When NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory reached out to Don and Ryan Clark — the design duo behind Invisible Creature — in hopes that they might create …

Why Is Marijuana Banned? The Real Reasons Are Worse Than You Think

<i>By Johann Hari</i><p>Across the world, more and more people are asking: Why is marijuana banned? Why are people still sent to prison for using or selling it?<p>Most of us assume it's because someone, somewhere sat down with the scientific evidence, and figured out that cannabis is more harmful than other …

Cannabis

Read This: Movies have gotten scarier by learning to manipulate the brain

Director Alfred Hitchcock once dreamed of being able to play his audience “like a giant organ,” manipulating people’s emotions at will as they …

Alfred Hitchcock

Scientists say spread of virus that's killing honeybees 'a man-made thing'

The global spread of a virus that deforms the wings of honeybees and kills them in droves was caused by humans, new research has found.<p>According to the study published this week in Science, the problem dates to the mid-20th century when Asian honeybees traded widely in the former Soviet Union were …

Scientists Have Found The Secret To Learning Twice As Fast

http://diply.com/article/scientists-found-secret-learning-twice-fast<p>article<p>I think we've all been waiting for this one.<p>Diply

21 Inspiring Quotes From the Mentor Who Taught Tony Robbins How to Be Tony Robbins

Robbins was a struggling janitor when they first met ...<p>Ever wonder how Tony Robbins got to be Tony Robbins? Yes, he's inspiring, energetic, larger than life, and works unbelievably hard. But how did he get his start? How did he first discover he could have a career speaking to audiences of …

Motivation

An Asteroid Will Pass Earth So Closely Next Month That We Could See It in the Sky

Let’s be very clear here: There is simply no possibility that Asteroid 2013 TX68 will get close enough to hit Earth when it flies by on March 5th. …

There's a huge difference between raw and processed foods when it comes to calories

Calories are stupid.<p>Or, put more elegantly, they're not a very good measure for understanding how much energy is stored in food , and consequently, …

Entanglement: Gravity's long-distance connection

When Albert Einstein scoffed at a “spooky” long-distance connection between particles, he wasn’t thinking about his general theory of …

Quantum Physics

15 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about business

If you find yourself with some extra time on your hands but don't feel great about spending it binging the latest TV drama, we've got you covered.<p>Over on Netflix, there's a veritable treasure trove of business-related documentaries that are both educational and entertaining. You can learn about …

Trailers

Ask Ethan: Is the Universe itself alive? (Synopsis)

“Do not look at stars as bright spots only. Try to take in the vastness of the universe.” -Maria MitchellThe analogies between small-scale, living …

Universe

Google just published a free, three-month course on deep learning

Get ready to do some deep dreaming of your own<p>Google wants to teach you deep learning — if you're ready that is. The tech giant has launched a free course explaining the machine learning technique that underpins so many of its services. (Google uses deep learning for everything from speech …

If The Posters For This Year’s Oscar-Nominated Movies Were Honest

<i>The Revenant</i> [via The Shiznit]<p>This year’s Oscar nominations are in, which means we have a good excuse to talk about Leonardo DiCaprio’s harrowing bear experience, point out how <i>Straight Outta Compton</i> got robbed, and imagine what would happen if movie posters were brutally honest. Every year, awesome …

Are we more than molecules?

Novelists, poets and artists can help us to piece together the mystery of human consciousness, says Mark Haddon<p>My son’s nine-year-old friend Yahya said it most succinctly. Why is life in the first person?<p>We think. We feel. We are aware of ourselves and the world around us. We have consciousness. We …

The Roots of your Health: the Science of Soil

Earlier this year, US soil microbiologist Elaine Ingham, of Soil Foodweb Inc. fame, caused several gasps at the Oxford Real Farming Conference with …