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Border patrol can search your cell phone whenever they feel like it

Securing our digital lives might require offline solutions<p>Sidd Bikkannavar, it should be noted, is chill.<p>I’m not sure if it’s because he’s from Southern California—Bikkannavar was born in Pasadena—or because his side hobby, racing solar-powered vehicles, requires a certain amount of calm. Whatever …

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Physicists Have Detected a Friction-Like Force in a Perfect Vacuum

Without breaking the fundamental laws of physics.<p>One of the most fundamental tenets of modern physics is that in a perfect vacuum - a place entirely …

Is the 10-a-day diet only for the wealthy?

<b>New advice suggests that for a longer life, we need to eat 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day, but how realistic is this and is it only a diet for the wealthy?</b><p>"Healthy foods are three times more expensive calorie-for-calorie than unhealthy foods so there's a very strong price differential in …

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Sleep Apnea Takes Toll on Brain

A new study shows that people with sleep apnea show significant changes in the levels of two important brain chemicals.<p>This could be the reason so …

Here's What Happens When You Develop an Allergy to Water

Say no to H2O.<p>All living creatures are dependent on water to live. When it comes to humans, our brains and hearts are composed of around 70 percent …

4 Reasons Social Justice Orgs Shouldn't Be Led Only By Straight, White, Cis Men

That’s not okay.<p>Social justice needs to be about centering those voices, not silencing them – and putting marginalized folks in positions of power at …

Family's Mental Disorders May Shape Your Interests

A brother with autism or a grandmother with depression could help determine which subjects you find intellectually engaging, according to new …

AgRP neurons Archives

Neuroscience NewsMay 23, 2017<p>Researchers have identified a mechanism that allows the body to adapt to a low caloric intake and limits weight loss.... …

New Insights Into Dopamine Function in Parkinson's Patients

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have measured release of the key neurotransmitter with unprecedented temporal precision in the …

For people with autism, repetition can hurt learning - Futurity

Kids with autism learn what a dog is by seeing a picture of a dog and hearing the word "dog" over and over. But experts say the method can limit …

This free Google Chrome extension provides one of the most essential parts of learning a new language

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn.Flickr / Ed YourdonScience suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

Remote tribe has antibiotic resistance genes - Futurity

Scientists found antibiotic resistance genes in the bacterial flora of a South American tribe, the Yanomami, who've never been exposed to antibiotic …

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

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Britain's Renewable Energy Sector Is Surging

The UK's renewable energy sector is quietly booming and much of the gains are being driven by a single technology — solar panels.<p>Back in 2006 only 4.6% of the UK's electricity was generated from renewable sources. That compared unfavourably to a European average of 14%.<p>With countries in the …

20 Latin Phrases You Should Be Using

You’d probably be surprised by how much Latin you actually already know. Hundreds of words—like <i>memo</i>, <i>alibi</i>, <i>agenda</i>, <i>census</i>, <i>veto</i>, <i>alias</i>, <i>via</i>, <i>alumni</i>,</i> …

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Keeping Birds Away From Runways, Oil Rigs, And Agriculture With Laser Beams

Birds are beautiful–but also a problem for many industries. They can get caught in aircraft engines, pick apart farm crops, and pollute animal feeding troughs. They frustrate oil-rig and warehouse managers, greenskeepers, and fishermen.<p>This is why a Dutch entrepreneur, Steinar Henskes, has …

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How to Overcome Self-Doubt

<i>“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.”</i> – William Shakespeare<p><b>Taming the monkey mind</b><p>It’s an all …

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6 Things to Do Instead of Comparing Yourself to Others

<b>“Do not judge by appearances; a rich heart may be under a poor coat.” ~Scottish Proverb</b><p>I grew up believing I was never enough. Ever. Not when I got …

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How To Win The Impulse War Inside Your Brain

Your brain is complicated. Understanding how it works can help you make better decisions.<p>What role do our emotions play in decision-making? Some might say it’s a fairly contentious one. Acting on emotions without reason can be dangerous. 17th-century French philosopher Descartes would have you …

Big Idea 2015: The Coming Micropayment Disruption

The innovation that will shape the coming year, I think, will be the consumer use of digital currencies, such as bitcoin and its derivatives. …

The best Android games of 2014

1. Monument Valley<p>What we say: Beautiful puzzler Monument Valley won bags of critical acclaim in 2014, deservedly. It’s a surreal shape-shifting game that sees you guiding a mysterious princess through a series of impossible-architecture levels by tapping and swiping. Short, but wonderfully …

Seafood Deception: What's Wrong With Your Shrimp

Bogus Kobe beef. Bad sushi. Poseur parmesan. Bastardized olive oil. Tainted honey. Horsemeat swapped for beef. Fake fish on menus and in stores nationwide.<p>If you love good food, there’s always another scary scandal around the corner, another shoe waiting to drop. It just did.<p>Today non-profit group …

New Windows 7 Patch Is Effectively Malware, Disables Graphics Driver Updates And Windows Defender

*<i>Due to some valid complaints regarding my usage of the term “Malware,” I’ve updated the headline with a more accurate description of the Windows Update: “Badware,” which is unintentionally harmful software.</i><p>If you have Windows 7 set to automatically update every Tuesday, it may be time to …

Obese children may be 'wired from birth' to crave sugar

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, found that children who were obese had an extreme response to sugar<p>Chilldren who are obese may over-eat because they crave more sugar than slimmer youngsters, a study suggests.<p>Brain scans showed that their reward centres are stimulated more …

How Different Cultures Understand Time

In the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Mexico employ time in such diametrically opposing manners that it causes intense friction between the two peoples.<p>In Western Europe, the Swiss attitude to time bears little relation to that of neighboring Italy.<p>Thais do not evaluate the passing of …

4 Hacks for Writing an Article That Sounds Genius (And Actually Is)

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>These days, if you’re not writing great quality content, you’re sunk. Your readers are smart people. They deserve content that is well-researched, highly informative, and worth their time.<p>You may not be a genius, but your writing needs to sound like …

A Wave in the Mind: Virginia Woolf on Writing and Consciousness

<i>“A crisp sentence, an arresting metaphor, a witty aside, an elegant turn of phrase,”</i> Harvard psycholinguist Steven Pinker wrote in his wonderful modern guide to style, <i>“are among life’s greatest pleasures.”</i> A century and a half earlier, Schopenhauer proclaimed that “style is the physiognomy of the …

H.P. Lovecraft Gives Five Tips for Writing a Horror Story, or Any Piece of “Weird Fiction”

Though the term “weird fiction” came into being in the 19th century---originally used by Irish gothic writer Sheridan Le Fanu---it was picked up by …