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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

Why This Swedish Moose Is Entirely White

The rare color comes from a genetic mutation, and one leading expert has a theory for why it may become more prevalent.<p>One completely white Swedish moose recently gained celebrity status after a local politician captured video footage of it wandering through the water in the Värmland region in the …

30 Books You Should Read at Least Once in Your Lifetime

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as settling down with an exhilarating new read on a rare day off. But while we’re always on the hunt for brand new books to binge-read, there are certain literary staples that every bibliophile should read at least *once* in their lifetime — plus, it doesn’t hurt …

Books

How to Encrypt Your Desktop Email Using PGP

No discipline for Minneapolis cops in Jamar Clark slaying

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two Minneapolis police officers followed proper procedure in a confrontation that led to the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark in November, and won't face discipline, the city's police chief announced.<p>Chief Janee Harteau said Friday that an internal investigation found the officers …

Justice

The Third 2016 Presidential Debate, In Cartoons

Presidential Debate

'A very unusual' librarian donated his entire $4 million estate to his university upon his death — and it spent $1 million on a football scoreboard

But then UNH decided to allocate only $100,000 to the library, $2.5 million to a career center, and $1 million to a new video scoreboard at the football stadium, The Washington Post reported.<p>Robert Morin, who died a little over a year ago, graduated from UNH in 1963 and worked in the school's …

New Hampshire

A Cornell economist who studies luck says the more you acknowledge good fortune, the better off you are

“Luck is not a subject you can mention in the presence of self-made men,” the writer E.B. White once observed. Indeed, many accomplished people bristle at the suggestion that chance played a role in their success, preferring to attribute their achievements to talent and hard work alone.<p>Yet even in …

Princeton University

Music before surgery means patients need less sedation, study finds

Soothing music before surgery helps patients relax and need less sedation, a study found.<p>Just a quarter of an hour of jazz, classical and piano music before an eye operation was enough to reduce anxiety about the surgery carried out while the patient is awake.<p>A pilot study by the Paris-based Cochin …

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Editor's Blog Photo credit: Yulia Grigoryeva/ShutterstockScience often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to …

Science

Sleep Hacking: Ending Insomnia with an Electrosleep Machine

Thanks to Ben Rubin, former CTO of Zeo, for pointing me to the Fisher Wallace Stimulator – a cerebral-electric stimulator, aka “electrosleep” machine …

Sleep

Discover Your Human Performance System

Imagine you’re traveling to a new country with a completely different culture than the one back home. The food looks different — unlike anything …

5 Simple Habits That Guarantee Rapid Progress Towards Your Goals

“Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.”<p>-Benjamin Franklin<p>We all …

Top 8 biographies every entrepreneur must read!

Every year, <b>YourStory</b> publishes a list of the Top 10 books for entrepreneurs (see our picks for 2014, 2013, 2012). Most of these are tips and case …

Startups (India)

What happens in your brain when you sleep?

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body, …

Here's how Steve Jobs trained his own brain

What's less known, though, is that Steve Jobs was a pioneer in what was once a rather esoteric "mind technology" — the use of Zen mindfulness meditation to reduce his stress, gain more clarity, and enhance his creativity.<p>As the Financial Times recently pointed out, Jobs was quite specific about how …

Meditation

Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read

A Reddit.com user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson: "Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?"<p>Below, you …

5 Things Happy People do Before Getting Out of Bed Each Morning

<b>1.</b> <b>Express Gratitude</b><p>Every new day leads to a new way to say “thank you” for being alive. Everything we experience and are capable of experiencing on …

Prevent your Mac password from being bypassed

These two security utilities prevent thieves from being able to reset your password to gain access to the contents of your Mac.<p>A nefarious individual could purloin your Mac and bypass your user account password in order to access your data or wipe your system clean and begin using it as their own. …

Information Systems

10 Things To Do the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

Wanna have a great day today and every day? Get a great start. It's easy to set a positive and productive tone if you do (or avoid doing) some key …

Time Management

9 Cold-Weather Running Essentials

Endorphins are well worth a flogging from winter weather, but for those rational runners who don't like wind-whipped eyes and numb toes, know that running companies have you in mind.<p>(David Robin)<p><b>#1</b>: Made from lightweight merino wool with a touch of nylon for durability, Icebreaker's Aero Long …

Backpacking

How to Lose Your Belly

Using Aragon's advice, I slashed my body fat in half—down to a lifetime low of 6.8 percent—and sculpted not only the muscles of my midsection, but the ones everywhere else, too. Now it's your turn. Use Aragon's simple 5-step diet plan to finally finish off your gut for good. (And for Aragon's …

65 of the Best iOS Apps From 2014

Another year, another great set of new apps that hit the iOS store. As you unwrap your new iPhone or iPad, get these apps installed on your new device!<p>More of an Android person? Check out 60 of the best Android apps launched in 2014.<p>Productivity<p>Workflow<p>Hot off the presses, Workflow is a new app …

6 inspiring mantras to help you master work-life balance

As CEO of eight different companies, it’s become a conscious decision for me to maintain a positive work-life balance. Over the last 20 years of …

Can You Handle the Bulletproof Diet?

The Bulletproof Diet, created by Dave Asprey, is challenging. You eat 50 to 70 percent of your daily calories from good fat. High-quality protein and vegetables fill out most of the rest. Limited carbs.No cheese. No soda. No aromatic airplane meals.<p>Who would do such a thing? After years of working …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

6 Subtle Things Highly Productive People Do Every Day

<b>Know how many days a week you're actually productive?</b><p><b>About three:</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be unproductive (U.S.: 45 hours a week; 16 hours are considered unproductive).<p>We could all be accomplishing a lot more — but then again, none of us …

Time Management

The 5 Fail-Proof Steps for Planning Your Day

This story originally appeared on Salesforce<p>Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and myself all have one thing in common. We each have the same amount of time: 24 hours each day to use as we see fit.<p>Last I checked, both Bill and Warren were considerably more successful than me. Sure, they have resources I …

Time Management

Sense: A gadget to change the way we sleep

James Proud’s sleep monitoring device is a step beyond those on the market, sensing a range of environmental factors to help you get a better night’s sleep<p>■ See more from the 20 innovations for 2015 series<p>British entrepreneur James Proud, 23, presents a white sphere the size of a tennis ball …

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

The Brain