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Bright flash of light marks incredible moment life begins when sperm meets egg

Human life begins in bright flash of light as a sperm meets an egg, scientists have shown for the first time, after capturing the astonishing ‘fireworks’ on film.<p>An explosion of tiny sparks erupts from the egg at the exact moment of conception.<p>Scientists had seen the phenomenon occur in other …

15 Lucid Dreaming Facts That Will Make You Question Reality

Are you sure you aren't dreaming right now?

Super-thin electronic skin lights up a digital display on your hand

One more step toward leaving smartwatches and fitness trackers behind<p>Imagine having a fitness tracker that doubles as a temporary tattoo. Or a monitoring device that doctors can paste straight onto an ailing organ. Or a watch so unobtrusive that it looks like it's built right into your wrist. These …

10 things I realized after I quit my job without a plan

Here is a post that I wrote a year after I quit my job; each of the 10 things I highlighted that I had learned since quitting have the power to reassure you about life after quitting.<p>However, all this being said, this is still your decision and nothing and no one should "make you" quit your job, …

Breath Counting Meditation: How to Build Mental Power

You know what's funny? Nearly everything we buy or use comes with instructions. Not just cellphones and computers, but even something as simple as a hammer will usually have at least a drawing that tells you how to use it.<p>But people are not products. We're all born with a brain and body, but at …

An App That Tracks the Police to Keep Them in Check

New software will help low-income people and communities of color to record their experiences with law enforcement—in order to create a crowdsourced map of their behavior.<p>In the government’s hands, data is powerful. Federal, state, and local governments gather massive amounts of data on Americans …

Could This Male Health Problem Spell the End of the Human Race?

There are lots of theories on what might annihilate the human race. An asteroid the size of Texas, the super volcano under Yellowstone, or if we …

How To Talk To Your Teen About Depression

• Begin your conversation with something as simple as an observation, such as “I’ve noticed you have everything a person needs to be happy.”<br>• Your teen …

Microsoft's latest AI experiment is refusing to look at photos of Adolf Hitler

After its last AI chatbot turned into a genocide-advocating, misogynistic, holocaust-denying racist, the company's latest project — a bot that tells you what's in photos — refuses to even look at photos of Adolf Hitler.<p>CaptionBot is the latest in a series of periodic releases from Microsoft's AI …

Want to Be More Confident? Science Says Do This

The superpowers that accompany a superhero stance might just surprise you.<p>While it's no secret that exercise releases a chemical fix of dopamine in our brains to instantly make us feel happy, many people don't realize how many ties our bodies--and the chemicals that regulate them--have to our …

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Sorted offers a new take on the standard To Do list app

A new application called Sorted launches today to offer a better, faster and more efficient way to manage your tasks via your mobile phone. Yes, it’s <i>another</i> To Do list application. Do we really need such a thing? The answer to that question may be subjective, but a small team of developers in Hong …

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17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend a new acquaintance or become a better friend to existing pals.<p>To help you out on that front, we scoured the psychological research to find science-backed strategies to get people to like you.<p>Read on to find out how to develop better …

The Douchebag Singer of The Story So Far Dropkicked a Girl Off Stage Just for Taking a Selfie

The flippancy with which Parker Cannon hurts a young female fan, who is literally funding his excuse to be on stage in the first place, is completely disgusting.<p>As a band, there are many ways to deal with members of the crowd who invade your stage at the risk of getting in your way, standing on …

I Tried This Weird App to Sleep Better. Here’s What Happened

After a particularly anxiety-ridden three months during the summer and fall of 2014, my best friend — who also happens to be a licensed clinical social worker — suggested I download a meditation app called the Calm app for some meditation practice. I’d been waking up at 3am every night for weeks, …