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How Mozart Unlocked a Galactic Secret

Seeking to untangle the theory of relativity—which scientists announced confirmation of this week—Albert Einstein turned to the pure simplicity of …

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …

Behavioral Sciences

Neurotransmitter GABA Linked to Autistic Behavior

<b>In a discovery that could offer valuable insights into understanding, diagnosing, and even treating autism, Harvard scientists for the first time</b> …

Music in the Brain

<b>For the first time, scientists identify a neural population highly selective for music.</b><p>Scientists have long wondered if the human brain contains …

Neuroscience

Near-Death Experiences: What Happens in the Brain Before Dying

In the moments before death, the heart plays a central role, conventional wisdom says. That is, as the heart stops beating and blood stops flowing, …

Robin Williams and the Brain Disorder That Drove Him to Suicide: What Is Lewy Body Dementia?

In the wake of Susan Williams’ revealing interview about what drove her husband Robin Williams to commit suicide last August – that Williams did not …

A Child's Lifelong Self-Esteem Emerges Earlier Than We Thought

Children may form a sense of their "overall goodness" by preschool.<p>Five-year-old children may only read and write at a basic level, but their sense of self is surprisingly sophisticated. A provocative new study suggests that by kindergarten, a child's self-esteem is as strong as an adult's.<p>The …

What We Learned From the Third GOP Debate

BOULDER, Colo. — CNBC hosted the third Republican debate here on Wednesday amid new polling that shows the GOP race more volatile than ever before. Here is what he learned:<p><b>1. Ben Carson and Marco Rubio were ready for their close-ups</b><p>Retired surgeon Ben Carson and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, the …

The Secret Psychology Of Restaurant Menus

If nothing tickles your tastebuds, don't be fooled into ordering apps.<p>The most successful restaurants lure you in with top-notch tastes and an inviting atmosphere. But more subtly, they get inside your head to make you shell out and chow down.<p>Modest touches like loud music, calculated interior …

Psychology

What Is Social Anxiety?

In the age of the digital hermit, a psychologist explains what it means to avoid other people—and what to do about it.<p>People today might not actually be avoiding social interaction any more than they did in past decades, but they’re certainly more vocal about it. The rise of digital communication …

Depression

7 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Don't Do

The restaurant manager who speaks with poise and grace to the patron complaining loudly about the wait service. The levelheaded friend you call in …

Psychology

11 Things All Introverts Should Know

There's more than one meaning of "introversion", and it's not the same as being shy.

A daily capsule of probiotic bacteria may help people cope with anxiety and memory problems

Those who took the bug-bearing capsules for a month reported less stress and anxiety, and had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the morning, than when they took a placebo instead.<p>Those on probiotics also fared better on memory tests that required them to pair objects together, such as …

Wellness

Who Says Seven Runs Can’t Whip You Into Marathon Shape?

My husband is resting. Again.<p>A coworker came into my office on Tuesday. “I think something’s wrong with Keith.”<p>(Keith is my husband. He’s part of the power team that organizes our Runner’s World Half & Festival, as well as our VIP events. He’s the guy who is running Marine Corps, without actually …

On Apple’s Insurmountable Platform Advantage

Since the iPhone 6s was released last month anyone who has used the device says it feels like magic. Apple – as a platform company – is so far above …

What's in your flavored e-cig anyway?

And can it hurt you?<p>The chemicals making your e-cigarette taste like cotton candy may be harmful to your health, even when they're advertised as being safe. In a new study on the flavorings that go into e-cig liquids, researchers found that certain flavoring chemicals were present in quantities …

Corinthian Colleges Will Face $30 Million Fine For Lying To Students

The Education Department will fine the for-profit college company for "substantial misrepresentations" to students at its Heald College chain, which is fighting to stay open.<p>The Department of Education will fine Corinthian Colleges $29.6 million for lying to students at its Heald College chain, …

LG publicly claims Apple will release ‘iMac 8K’ with 8K screen this year

Last week, Apple’s biggest display partner LG Display published an explainer on 8K (7,680 by 4,320 resolution) screens, claiming that the specification is the future of display technology. LG has already demonstrated 8K monitors at CES in Las Vegas, and notes that the panel boasts 16 times the …

iMac

15 Ways The World Will Be Awesome In 2050

But when you consider ongoing social and economic progress and all of the coming innovations in science and technology, there's plenty of room for optimism.<p>Now that 2015 is here, we've pulled out some of our favorite ideas about what the world will look like 35 years from now.<p><i>Corey Adwar</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Reading Tim Cook's Mind: Beyond the Watch, What's Apple Planning in 2015?

Do you already like your iPad and MacBook Air? Love your iPhone? If so, you have a whole lot to look forward to from Apple in 2015 -- a year when mobile will become advanced enough to fully replace the desktop experience, and when wearable technology like the mega-hyped Apple Watch will become …

Tim Cook

This Infographic is a Cheat Sheet For Clever Microwave Uses

We might forget occasionally how powerful microwaves are. Not only can they heat food quickly, but they're useful for a variety of other tasks. This …

Sony saved thousands of passwords in a folder named 'Password'

Sony is facing further embarrassment over its latest data breach, after it emerged that its security precautions were somewhat lacking<p>Sony Pictures Entertainment saved thousands of company passwords in a file directory entitled 'Password', it has emerged, after hackers published a new trove of …

Sony Pictures

Apple Could Include A Re-Branded Beats Music On Every iPhone

Apple might indeed be rolling its Beats Music streaming service into its general iTunes music offerings, and shipping it included across its range of mobile devices, including both iPhones and iPads. If the Financial Time’s sources are correct, the service would then have instant reach to hundreds …

Grooveshark hits back at Spotify CEO Daniel Ek for referring to the site as a ‘pirate service’

Spotify chief executive Daniel Ek today lashed out at Taylor Swift for breaking up with music streaming. In his long diatribe, he unnecessarily dragged music streaming service Grooveshark into the mix by suggesting it’s used for piracy.<p>That’s quite ironic, given Ek’s own involvement with uTorrent. …

IT'S OFFICIAL: HP Is Splitting Into 2 Separate Businesses

Hewlett-Packard is splitting itself into two separate businesses, the company confirmed on Monday.<p>HP is splitting its personal-computer and printer segments from its corporate hardware and services business. The PC/printer company will be called HP. The remaining units will be called …

Hewlett Packard

There’s no chance your Apple Pay credit card info will end up like Jennifer Lawrence’s nude pics

In the wake of the massive iCloud hack that revealed scores of nude celebrity pictures, should you really trust Apple with your credit card …

Memo: Apple HR head Denise Young-Smith announces major enhancements to employee benefits

Apple announced some new benefits today for employees in an internal email, but it’s also looking to get some press out of the move by making the news public in a statement to Fortune. 9to5Mac has obtained the full copy of the email to employees from the company’s head of HR Denise Young-Smith …

Bill Gates: Apple Pay Is A 'Fantastic' Idea

He wants to make mobile payments much easier and cheaper to use for managing small amounts of money in those nations, he told Bloomberg Television anchor Erik Schatzker.<p>Interestingly, though, Windows Phone doesn't have mobile payments tech the way that Google does with Google Wallet, or Apple does …