Rebecca Evan-Williams

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How to 'Reclaim Your Brain' from mental disease

Many sufferers of mental disease would describe their illness, whether it be post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or anxiety, as a loss of control over their mind. Regaining that control seems impossible for those in the deep trenches of battle with their disease, but Dr. Joseph Annibali, a chief …

Scientists Studied How Our Brains Would React to Teleportation

Neuroscientists offer some surprising results about how the brain finds its way around.<p>Teleportation turns out to be an easy thing to simulate, neurologically speaking. The rhythmic brain patterns that appear in real-world spatial navigation reappear as subjects navigate virtualized environments on …

Patients are being shunned in the mistaken belief they have biological defects. In fact the evidence shows that most have endured traumas<p>It matters how we talk and think about mental health. Get it wrong, and people can end up being misled, or even worse, hurt. Last week the BBC ran a …

Mental Health

I have to learn to care for my suicidal teen with limits but without fear

I am a good enough mother. I know that because my son’s psychiatrist told me so last week, as she explained bell curves and Skinner’s theories, and said that suicidal thoughts are normal. Forty percent of teenagers have them, she said, and it’s only verbalizing these thoughts that pushes my son out …

NASA Just Released Even More Awesome Interplanetary Travel Posters

Here's the whole collection<p>Yesterday we posted about three awesome new posters commissioned by NASA. Well, it turns out the agency had more up its sleeves. The gallery above contains the whole collection, including a few exoplanet posters that were released last year.<p>The universe is full of …

Einstein May Be About to Be Proved Right—Again

Relativity’s wacky predictions for how matter, space, and time behave have been proved correct, 100 years straight.<p>If recent rumors are true, scientists have finally detected gravitational waves—shockwaves rippling through space and time itself.<p>Albert Einstein first proposed the existence of …

Physics

16 Great Unsung TV Shows of the Past Few Years That Everybody Should Watch

We’re living in a goddamn Golden Age of television. But there’s also way too much TV to keep track of, and a few shows get the lion’s share of …

TV

Hundreds of galaxies found hiding behind the Milky Way

Scientists have used radio telescopes to cut through the haze of the Milky Way, revealing hundreds of previously hidden galaxies lurking behind it.<p>In a study published Tuesday in the Astronomical Journal, researchers from Australia, South Africa, the United States and the Netherlands report that …

Universe

Amazon's terms even cover the zombie apocalypse

Amazon Web Services, the company’s cloud platform, is a service you unknowingly use every day, with hundreds of startups and large companies using it to make available their services.<p>Yesterday, the company unveiled a new games development engine and quietly added a hilarious message buried in the …

NASA just released a jaw-dropping 360 degree photo that makes you feel like you're on Mars

If you've ever wondered what it might be like to be inside of a giant crater on Mars, then check out this incredible footage NASA released this week from its Curiosity Mars rover.<p>The video below is interactive, making the experience more realistic than simply looking at a picture. Just click on the …

4 Mind Tricks to Try When Anxiety Strikes

I like a good inspirational quote. Pair it with a well-filtered shot of snowcapped mountains and I'm your newest Instagram follower. I particularly like quotes pertaining to conquering fear because that's been a serious impediment for me. FDR's "You have nothing to fear but fear itself" quote still …

This Bus-Size Whale Is Even More Unusual Than We Thought

Scientists are starting to piece together the secret life of the little-seen Omura's whale, which has a peculiar diet.<p>Well after its discovery a decade ago, the sleek swimmer called the Omura's whale remained an enigma. Reports of live animals were vague and unconvincing, leaving the whale's habits …

Whales

People are sharing the comments they've overheard in Waitrose and it's too funny for words

All these stories told to the Facebook group Overheard In Waitrose are a true and hilarious insight into how the upper middle class live.<p>The struggle …

What goes on inside a black hole

Ever wanted to peek inside a black hole, even if just in theory? Kip Thorne, the physicist behind "Interstellar" and "Contact," takes us on a …

NASA Heralds a New Age of Space Travel With These Fantastical Posters

Visit Venus, Jupiter and even Earth in this voyage through space.<p>Having enticed potential spacefarers with a glimpse of the future of space travel to exoplanets in this previous series of posters, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory once again fleshes out the vacation of the distant future with the …

'Update' due on gravitational waves

<b>Anticipation is building ahead of a "status report" from an international effort to detect ripples in space-time.</b><p>These gravitational waves were first proposed 100 years ago by Albert Einstein, as a key prediction of his Theory of General Relativity.<p>But in decades of searching they have never been …

Rud Ra

A New Site Lets You Walk the British Museum From Your Couch

The world’s oldest national public museum is now the world’s largest indoor Google Street View.<p>In 1774, the British Museum—founded just 21 years earlier as the world’s first national public museum—had a problem, according to its then-director Matthew Maty. Too many of its 10,000 annual visitors …

Google Street View

What is the purpose of the Universe? Here is one possible answer.

The more we learn about the universe, the more we discover just how diverse all its planets, stars, nebulae and unexplained chunks of matter really …

Dark Matter

Here's how stand-up comedy can make your presentations more engaging

David Nihill doesn't want that to happen to you. He's the founder of FunnyBizz, a community and conference series that helps companies create more engaging content using techniques from storytelling, comedy, and improv, and author of the bestseller <i>Do You Talk Funny? 7 Comedy Habits to Become a</i> …

Scott Weiland: The Lost Q&A

"I'm sick of talking about heroin and cocaine," Scott Weiland told <i>Rolling Stone</i> in 2004. "I'm sick of talking about what it's like to be in the back …

Drug Addiction

When Chris Dorley-Brown was given a batch of old photos after his parents died, he uncovered the untold story of their lives in the second world war. Through these pictures, and new work he made in response to them, he managed to unravel a mystery close to his heart

History

'Outsiders' Crack a 50-Year-Old Math Problem

In 2008, Daniel Spielman told his Yale University colleague Gil Kalai about a computer science problem he was working on, concerning how to …

More Than Half Of Kepler's Giant Exoplanets Are False Positives

When you look up at the twinkling stars in the sky, you might expect that they’re not so different from our own Sun. In some ways they are: they burn through the nuclear fuel in their core and give off tremendous amounts of light and heat, which make their way across many light years to our eyes. …

Universe

You Need To See This "Dirty Thunderstorm" Over Mount Etna

Fire and ash and lightning, oh my.<p>Etna sits on the east coast of Sicily, Italy, and is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. On Wednesday 2 December its Voragine crater, one of five craters at the volcano's summit, began erupting.<p>Scientists think volcanic lightning – also known as a “dirty …

A SpaceX Rocket Just Exploded in Mid-Air

Once again, SpaceX has audaciously attempted to land a rocket in the middle of the ocean, and once again, something went horribly wrong. Unlike the …

Space Exploration

NASA Releases First of New Horizon's Most-Detailed Pictures of Pluto

Ever since Pluto was just nine pixels wide in pictures taken 740,000 miles ahead of the New Horizons probe, we've been getting better and better shots of the dwarf planet. Each new set of images has revealed new details, and now NASA is releasing the highest-resolution pictures ever taken by the …