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Naruto: 15 Things You Never Knew About Itachi Uchiha

When Sasuke Uchiha was introduced in the third chapter of the <i>Naruto</i> manga, he claimed that his main goal in life was to kill a certain person. We …

Anime

The trick to persuading people you’re right, according to experimental psychology

It’s an old trope that humans don’t like change—especially when it comes to their opinions. Ancient Greek philosophers complained about the masses refusing to heed their advice. Scholars spearheading the scientific revolution in the 17th century bemoaned their predecessors’ stubbornness. And today, …

Anime

After subdued trip to Mexico, Trump talks tough on immigration in Phoenix

MEXICO CITY — Donald Trump, who has made maligning illegal immigrants from Mexico a cornerstone of his presidential campaign, met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Wednesday — striking a remarkably subdued and cooperative tone as he faced a world leader who forcefully opposes his …

Donald Trump

World's longest aircraft takes its first flight

That aircraft you see above may look more than a little odd, but it just made history... and it might be the future of flight. Hybrid Air Vehicles has successfully flown the Airlander 10, a long-endurance airplane/airship hybrid billed as the longest aircraft ever at 302ft end to end. It was just a …

Don't try to be happy. We're programmed to be dissatisfied

Perpetual bliss would completely undermine our will to accomplish anything at all – that’s why perfect contentment has probably been evolved out of us<p>In the 1990s, a psychologist named Martin Seligman led the positive psychology movement, which placed the study of human happiness squarely at the …

Happiness

Can this woman cure ageing with gene therapy?

Biotech boss Elizabeth Parrish has tried out her company’s anti-ageing gene therapy with, she says, amazing results. Too good to be true?<p>Elizabeth Parrish is CEO of BioViva, a Seattle-based biotech company working to develop treatments to slow the ageing process. In April, the company revealed that …

FDA

4 Proven Ways to Increase Your Motivation to Exercise

Workout motivation. You don’t have any. You know exercise is good… and you still don’t do it. You’re not alone.<p>We all want a magic pill that makes us …

Jerry Seinfeld

7 dumb things you do every day that are not your fault

Despite the best efforts of scientists, the human mind is still an enigma.<p>What we do know is that our brains are crammed with absurdly complex wiring, leading us to ask ourselves almost daily, "why did I do that?" and "how could I forget that?" and "what the heck is wrong with me?"<p>Below are seven …

The Brain
World History

Biotech Companies Given Green Light to Attempt to Regenerate Brains of the Dead

<b>Two biotech companies in the United States have been given the green light to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of dead people.</b><p>Bioquark …

The Pharaoh's Serpent's Neverending Chemical Reaction Is Always So Gross

Even though it looks like the devil is reaching through the ground from underneath the Earth to grab a victim, you can’t look away. Even though it …

Go Ahead, Cheat on Your Goals

Research actually endorses the occasional naughty indulgence.<p>You've vowed to improve your diet, but then one day you can't help yourself. You start staring at the luscious slice of chocolate cake in the pastry case of your local café. You've been so good, but it just looks so tasty.<p>Will cracking …

Diets

Why You Can’t Lose Weight on a Diet

SIX years after dropping an average of 129 pounds on the TV program “The Biggest Loser,” a new study reports, the participants were burning about 500 fewer calories a day than other people their age and size. This helps explain why they had regained 70 percent of their lost weight since the show’s …

Fitness

What marijuana does to your body and brain

Marijuana's official designation as a Schedule 1 drug — something with "no accepted medical use" — means it is pretty tough to study.<p>Yet numerous …

Cannabis

What is a 'normal' night's sleep? It depends on your age, gender and nationality

What constitutes a "normal" night's sleep?<p>That all depends, says Danny Forger, a biological mathematician at the<p>University of Michiganand an expert in circadian clocks.<p>"People set guidelines all the time -- you need eight hours, you need seven hours -- but we've found that 'normal' sleep varies …

States of Matter: Bose-Einstein Condensate

Of the five states matter can be in, the Bose-Einstein condensate is perhaps the most mysterious. Gases, liquids, solids and plasmas were all well …

Time I

4 Ways to Overcome Feelings of Loneliness | Inc.com

There is a distinct difference between being alone and being lonely. It is not uncommon for an entrepreneur to experience feelings of loneliness, which is a mental state of mind. In fact, being a successful entrepreneur often brings about circumstances of being alone which can cause you to feel …

Mental Health

Puma’s got a tiny racing robot that can move as fast as Usain Bolt

Its story is that of an epic battle. Mankind versus machine in a race for dominance. Only one can win.<p>In practice, thankfully, it’s much, much more adorable. A four-wheeled robot that looks remarkably like an RC car crossbred with a shoebox , programmed to give athletes something to race against. A …

Usain Bolt

Watch How Dead Silent an Owl Flies Compared to Other Birds

When a pigeon flies, you can hear it sloppily slap its wings as it makes its way through the air. When a peregrine falcon flies, the flight is …

Watch SpaceX land a rocket in this awesome 360 video

Have you ever wished you could stand on deck as a 160-foot rocket lands an arm’s length away from you, after a short trip into space? Yeah, me too, but given the rockets’ tendency to fall over and dramatically explode in a giant ball of fire, perhaps watching it with a VR headset is a the slightly …

Space Exploration

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Solar Flares in 4K Show That Space Is Too Hot for Your Monitor

Take a seat, CGI.<p>When NASA points a camera with 4K resolution at the sun, the result is the type of beauty you'd imagine only in movies.<p>The video comes from NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory, a long-running program designed to study the causes of solar variability and, we hope, figure out how to …

U.S. Health Care Prices Are All Over the Map, New Study Finds

Why does a knee replacement cost $29,000 in Kansas but $40,000 in next-door Colorado?<p>Health care prices are all over the map in the U.S., a new study finds. It digs deeply into the crazy pattern of health costs across the U.S. and shows there is very little consistency.<p>The report from the Health …

Health Care

This Resume For Elon Musk Proves You Never Need to Use More Than One Page

If it works for him...<p>Let’s say you are Elon Musk, one of the most influential entrepreneurs in tech history whose career spans two decades of …

Barack Obama geeked out with a virtual reality headset in Germany

On Monday morning, US President Barack Obama attended a trade fair in Hannover, Germany.<p>While there, he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel got the opportunity to try out a virtual reality headset — to the pair's obvious amusement.<p>We first saw these photos over on Gizmodo.

Virtual Reality

Cat Saves 9 Orphaned Kittens the Same Way She Was Saved By a Husky

Rosie the cat, who is a rescue herself, decided she would nurse 9 orphaned kittens even though she didn't have any milk.<p><b>Now all 9 fur babies have</b> …