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'Substantial evidence' the universe is a hologram

International team of researchers carry out observational tests of holographic cosmology.<p>Scientists have found 'evidence' that the universe is a …

The most surprising ways to master 13 essential life skills

Whether you're looking to listen better or negotiate for a raise, here are 13 surprising ways you can master some essential life skills.

Broad City

Going totally paperless made me more productive

I hate papers. I really do. Especially when it comes to be as productive and efficient as possible. Papers is almost impossible to organize in such …

Apps

The evil A to Z of Google and Alphabet

For years, Google’s unofficial motto – “Don’t be evil.” – has been picked at like a scab that will never heal. I don’t believe Google or the new expansive Alphabet umbrella company are places where ‘evil’ people gather, but even collections of relatively good people can end up producing very bad …

NASA's new plan for dealing with Earth-killing asteroids: Nuke 'em

In hopes of averting a space rock calamity, <i>The New York Times</i> reports that NASA has just sealed a deal with the National Nuclear Security Administration—a branch of the Department of Energy that's "responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science."<p>Both …

Asteroids

Apple’s WWDC Keynote In 90 Seconds

Apple had a lot to announce at its Worldwide Developer Conference this morning, and it was easy to miss big news as it happened during the two-hour-plus keynote. We’ve summed it up right here, with links to our coverage if you want to know more.<p>Off the bat, Apple announced Mac OS X El Capitan. …

How Poverty Alters the Young Brain

New research reveals a strong connection between income and the surface area of several key neural regions.<p>Behavioral scientists have made some truly groundbreaking insights into the cognitive costs of poverty in recent years. We now know, for instance, that scarcity puts a huge strain on our …

8 Life-Changing Lessons You Can Learn in 3 Minutes From Ultra-Short TED Talks

If you've got three minutes, you can learn what you need for success, how to start a movement--and a better way to tie your shoes.<p>You'd like to be smarter, more efficient, more successful, and happier. And you know that TED Talks are full of lessons on how to get that way. But most of them take 15 …

These Photos Tackle An Uncomfortable Question: What If There Are Just Too Many People On Earth?

By Adele Peters3 minute Read<p>In the world of solutions to environmental problems, one topic rarely gets any discussion: Birth control. By 2050, the …

Family Planning

iOS 9 To Support Older Apple Devices

We have been hearing more details about the next major release of Apple’s mobile OS over the last week, Apple iOS 9, the software is expected to be …

Can we save the rhino from poachers with a 3D printer?

Photograph: Stefan Heunis/AFP/Getty Images<p>Kruger National Park staff move a white rhino out of a high-risk poaching area in 2014 – poachers killed an average of three rhinos a day that …

12 Clever Tips To Help Make The Most Of Your Food

Make bitter coffee taste better and check whether eggs are rotten without cracking them open. Thanks to the American Chemical Society's "Reactions" video series for most of these tips.

Junk food kills bacteria that protect against obesity, heart disease and cancer, study finds

Strong link between good bacteria, diet and overall health discovered after researchers lived on McDonald's meals for 10 days straight<p>Eating junk food kills stomach bacteria which protect against obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, inflammatory bowel conditions and autism, fresh studies have …

Holistic Medicine

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Meditation

The Weird, Wonderful Science of How Bicycles Balance Themselves

There's a whole line of study into how a moving bike can stay upright without a rider.<p>There's a whole new science of how to balance bike-share stations. The idea may sound overly academic, but there's a practical outcome: an empty station means no one can rent, and a full station means no one can …

The cult of healthy eating has more in common with religion than science

Food seems simple to study.<p>If we can put a man on the moon, transplant a heart, and manipulate DNA, then surely we can unpack the relationship between eating vegetables and living longer. There’s no obvious difficulty in figuring out if wine decreases risk of heart disease, or if eating red meat …

Nutrition

Do we worry too much about what we eat?

Diets and dieting,Allergies,Health & wellbeing,Food & drink,Life and style,Society,The Observer,Features<p>Nut-free schools, gluten-free diets, careful with the carbs: anxiety around food is on the rise, and it’s not easy to sort the myth from the medical advice

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5 Bits to Push Your Cordless Drill Into Overdrive

The battery-powered cordless drill/driver is by far the most popular portable power tool ever devised. To get the most out of this versatile tool, you need more than just a few screwdriver tips and drill bits. These capable add-ons are reasonably priced and readily available online or at home …

The Best Wearables Will Be The Ones You Throw Away

How do you measure the success of wearables? When you don’t need them at all.<p>The market for wearable electronics seems to be exploding: forecasters estimate that we will see growth at a compound annual rate of 35% over the next five years with 148 million units shipped by 2019. The data appears …

Brain knows how to stop thinking, start learning

Anyone who's ever learned music probably remembers reaching a point when they just played without "thinking" about the notes.<p>It turns out that a little bit of disconnect goes a long way in learning motor tasks, according to a study published online Monday in the journal Nature Neuroscience.<p>The …

Santa Barbara

Apple doesn’t want ex-felons building its new spaceship campus

Apple’s been known for its extreme levels of secrecy since Steve Jobs made his return back in the late 1990s and, while that has changed somewhat under Tim Cook’s stewardship, there are still areas Apple is incredibly careful about revealing. An example? How about its new spaceship-style campus, …

British Imams Have Launched A New Magazine To "Reclaim The Internet" From ISIS

Leading Islamic scholars said they launched Haqiqah – or "The Reality" – to counter extremists' destructive ideology.<p><i>Haqiqah</i>, which means "The Reality" in Arabic, is designed to educate young people about the dangers of extremist ideology such as that pushed by ISIS.<p>The magazine, which is published …

Sticky Jesus Video

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