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A Robot and Scarecrow Fall in Love in the Live Action Animated Short Film ‘Robot & Scarecrow’

<i>Robot & Scarecrow</i> is a live action animated short film, directed Kibwe Tavares of Factory Fifteen, about a beautiful robot (Holliday Grainger) who …

Trump's tweets over Russia investigation renew suspicion he might fire Mueller

President Trump attacked a top official in his own Justice Department on Friday, and in the process appeared to confirm reports that he is under investigation on suspicion of obstruction of justice.<p>It was the latest example of the president moving to publicly undermine an investigation he has …

Chinese scientists have built the first quantum satellite network

‘This proves the feasibility of quantum communications from space’<p>China’s quantum satellite has produced its first successful result. In a paper published today in <i>Science</i>, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences announced the satellite had successfully distributed entangled photons between …

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Never Do Any of These 9 Things

Happiness isn't always about what you do. Happiness is often about what you don't do -- especially if it involves these nine things.<p>If you're less than happy with your life -- either personally or professionally -- the problem isn't education, upbringing , a lack of opportunities, being held back …

Happiness

Uber's Woes Teach Us the Cost of a Work Culture Without Empathy

Cutthroat culture hurts the loyalty necessary to improve productivity and grow profitably.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Uber’s internal investigation regarding the work culture at the rideshare firm has resulted in at least 20 firings so far, and more fallout is …

Empathy

'Animaniacs' might get a Steven Spielberg-led reboot

How did the "Animaniacs" theme song go again? "Sit back and relax, you'll laugh 'til you collapse." Well, prep for some collapsing, because the 1990s animated favorite might be making a comeback.<p>A IndieWire story on Tuesday claims Warner siblings Yakko, Wakko and Dot -- and their many friends -- …

Want to Cut Sugar Out of Your Diet? Here's How

By Alexandra Rowles<p>Consuming too much added sugar is one of the worst things you can do to your body. It can have many negative effects on your …

The big mistake most people make when they receive negative feedback

Nobody enjoys getting negative feedback. When we receive an unflattering performance review from our boss or get turned down by a date, it’s human nature to try to feel better by dismissing the judgment as unreasonable or biased. And so, last month, when a federal judge blocked US president Donald …

Psychology

This Doctor Specializes in Gut Health—Here's What He Eats in a Day

If you keep up with the health and wellness world, you've likely noticed the fixation on gut health and inflammation. In short, gut health is about …

Patient shows brain activity for 10 minutes after death

When are we no longer considered alive? When, exactly, do we cross into the land of the dead?<p>The answer may not be as clear-cut as we previously …

A US Marine veteran says all leaders should ask an uncomfortable question to learn what people really think of them

By "learned," I mean a friend, a coworker, or a family member told me, I got defensive and refused to believe it was true, and then I subsequently caught myself in one of these behaviors and realized their assessments were extremely accurate.<p>These sometimes unflattering assessments are what Angie …

Panpsychism is a crazy theory about consciousness — and it's probably true

Common sense tells us that only living things have an inner life. Rabbits and tigers and mice have feelings, sensations, and experiences; tables and …

Murukku: Crispy Indian Rice and Lentil Flour Snack [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Do cells have exotic vibrational properties?

A little-understood biological property that appears to allow cell components to store energy on their outer edges is the possible key to developing …

A Cheeky Short That Melds Space Travel, Stanley Kubrick, and One Very Sly Piece of Fruit

A flan-obsessed astronaut named Dave and his new partner, a highly intelligent seedless melon, head to Mars in <i>Black Holes</i>, an irreverent (and mildly …

The Dunning-Kruger Effect Shows Why Some People Think They're Great Even When Their Work Is Terrible

Pat is a programmer at a large software company. At best, he’s a middling performer; his code is a mess (initializing variables that are never used, using variable names no one else understands, etc.), he takes longer than he should, and he doesn’t even remember his own code months later.<p>But Pat’s …

Psychology

New Study Claims Zombies Would End Humanity in About 3 Months

Humanity’s had a good run on planet Earth, but if 2016 has taught us anything, it’s that everything can fall apart quickly. And if zombies were added …

Some cases of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder could be misdiagnosed immune disorders

Some patients sectioned with conditions such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder could instead have a treatable immune disorder, Oxford University scientists have found.<p>Currently, people experiencing psychosis are often thought to be suffering from mental disorder and are treated as such with …

The 7 Forgotten 'Westworld' Moments to Remember for the Finale

HBO's latest hit means to deceive you, so be prepared.<p>From the first minute of its pilot, HBO’s robots-run-amok series <i>Westworld</i> has been …

A group of high school students has made Martin Shkreli's $750-drug Daraprim for $2

To prove how much of a dick move that was, a group of high school students in Australia has now created 3.7 grams of Daraprim's active ingredient in their chemistry lab for just $20 - an amount that would sell in the US for between $35,000 and $110,000 at the current rate charged by Shkreli's …

High School

Kanye West 911 Call Released: Dispatcher Cautions 'Don't Let Him Get Any Weapons'

Newly released audio from the 911 call made by Kanye West‘s doctor on the day of the rapper’s hospitalization reveals the level of concern for his …

Kanye West’s mental-health issues remind leaders to pay attention in-house

When Kanye West cancelled his world tour in November and was hospitalized for exhaustion, his band, backup singers, roadies and managers all headed home. When a mental-health crisis strikes the boss, it affects everyone. Likewise, a leader's knowledge and approach to depression, anxiety, stress and …

Eating Ice Cream for Breakfast Helps Your Brain, Says Miraculous New Study

This is your brain. This is your brain on ice cream.<p>If that bowl of oatmeal is looking downright depressing, there's another breakfast option to …

Neil Gaiman and Fox are Developing THE BUILDING, a New Sci-Fi Series

Writer Neil Gaiman has become—through many years of stellar, imaginative, genre-defining works of fiction—a major name in narrative of all sorts. Be …

Online game about lost sea hero helps scientists studying dementia

LONDON (Reuters) - An online game following the journey of an elderly former sea explorer who has lost his memories has helped scientists lead a vast international dementia study and given important preliminary results about human orientation skills.<p>The game, called Sea Quest Hero and developed by …

Zika Virus Teams Up With Other Viruses to Sicken People

Two studies out Monday show that the Zika virus may not be working alone in causing strange infections in South America. It may be getting help from dengue and chikungunya, too.<p>One team found that mosquitoes can be infected with Zika and chikungunya at the same time and could, in theory, infect …

An Old Experiment May Be the Key to Uncovering The "Theory of Everything"

Irreconcilable differences<p>The white whale of theoretical physics is the unified theory of everything, a theory that would unite the two pillars of …

Napflix Is Here To Bore You To Sleep, And You’re Going To Thank Them

If you, like many Americans, need to take a Xanax, an Ambien, and three to seven pills of melatonin just to get to sleep, your long personal (waking) nightmare is finally over! A new site full of videos that are so yawn-inducingly boring and insipid is here, and it’s so effective it’ll knock you …

Are you in the diabetes danger zone? Here are some strategies to reduce your risk

<i>Editor's note: This story was originally published Nov. 1, 2016. We're bringing it back because November is Diabetes Awareness Month.</i><p><b>Here are some</b> …