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There's New Evidence for an Alternate Theory of the Origin of Life

How the building blocks of life helped build each other.<p>Four billion years ago, primordial Earth was a hellish wasteland, and life as we know it didn't exist. But scattered across a radiation soaked, asteroid-pummeled planet, steaming cauldrons of cosmic chemicals were busy cooking up life's …

Reality Doesn’t Exist Until We Measure It, Quantum Experiment Confirms

Mind = blown.<p>Australian scientists have recreated a famous experiment and confirmed quantum physics's bizarre predictions about the nature of …

This stunning discovery about the brain will have scientists rewriting textbooks

The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system but, instead of blood, it carries lymph — a clear liquid that ferries immune cells and rids the body of toxins and waste. As a 2009 research review notes, <b>it is "an undisputed anatomical fact" that the brain is the only major organ that lacks a</b> …

Scientists Find Vessels That Connect Immune System And Brain

In contradiction to decades of medical education, a direct connection has been reported between the brain and the immune system. Claims this radical …

Immune System

The most important thing you need to get started with Google’s unlimited free photo storage

Google’s unveiled its new Google Photos service during its annual Google I/O keynote last week, and the web has been buzzing ever since. Why? …

I tried a bunch of apps for wine lovers, and these are the ones worth downloading

There are more wine apps out there than anyone could possibly want — or need. The iTunes and Google Play app stores each contain hundreds of apps for oenophiles: tasting logs, wine pairing services, review databases, educational services, and many others.<p>But which ones are really useful? As a …

Brain complexity starts early in life - Futurity

The process that allows the cerebral cortex—what most people imagine when they think of the word “brain”—to develop complexity begins before we are …

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now

We’re starting this week off with an important mission, diving deep into Apple’s iOS App Store and digging through dozens of paid iPhone and iPad …

Our work

Our knowledge, informed by rigorous research and practical based study, has been pioneering change for more than 60 years and we aren't afraid to …

Physics be damned, we can’t stop obsessing over NASA’s ‘impossible engine'

Imagine an engine with nothing powering it. There are no moving parts, nothing appears to be coming out the back, and when you look inside, there’s nothing there either. This is the unbelievable premise behind the "EM drive" — a hypothetical space drive that we’ve been promised might one day take …

Steadily Build Core Strength for Eight-Angle Pose

0<p>SHARES<p>Astavakrasana (Eight-Angle Pose) can be intimidating for first-timers: You're lifting your hips, wrapping your legs around your arm, lowering …

Yoga

When Criminal Law Meets Neuroscience

One sector of technology innovation that doesn’t get much attention in the media, but seems poised to make game-changing strides, is neuroscience and its applications for criminal and civil law. In 2011, the MacArthur Foundation granted $4.5 million to establish the national Research Network on Law …

Neuroscience

The Dominant Life Form in the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

If and when we finally encounter aliens, they probably won’t look like little green men, or spiny insectoids. It’s likely they won’t be biological …

Everything you need to know about Apple’s new Photos app for Mac

One of the biggest problems right now is what to do with all our photos. Taking them is easier than ever. So is sharing them. But storing and organizing them all in different places still manages to be an experience filled with gotchas, and one that varies wildly depending on what companies you’ve …

iCloud

9 Reasons Guys Love Giving You Oral

<i>Do you know what sex toys used to look like?</i><p><b>…And Increases Our Odds of a Dual Climax</b><br>If there were a race toward orgasm, men would win every time. But it's not a race—sex is a team sport. And getting you revved up before the main event makes it a little more likely that we'll get to cross the finish …

8 Skin Secrets Experts Swear By For Glowing Complexions

We all want clear and glowing skin, but beauty regimes that work for your best friend will not necessarily work for you.<p>Because we are all such very different creatures, we wanted to learn the best general tips from the very people who see different complexions every day. Here are the eight secrets …

Fountain Of Youth: 5 Tibetan Exercises You Should Be Doing Every Day

Aside from yoga, a workout I love for enhancing flexibility is the Five Tibetan Rites, also known as the "Fountain of Youth," because this practice …

Yoga

After 350 years of academic journals it’s time to shake things up

Writing and reviewing journal articles is part of the core business of a scientist. But it’s not an efficient way to communicate research results.<p>Researchers are estimated to waste 15 million person-hours a year on unpublished submissions to scientific journals. How can we make scientific …

Humanities

An alternative 13 best books about science?

What books do you think people should read to understand science - not just its content, but also its history and place in society?<p>Yesterday the Nobel Prize-winner Steven Weinberg offered Guardian readers his 13 best science books for the general reader. It garnered plenty of comments, on the post …

Books

World's Best Whisky

Whiskey

A Guide to the World’s Whisk(e)y Making Traditions

Know What You're Drinking<p>Whisk(e)y at the most basic level is distilled alcohol produced from fermenting a mash of grain — or corn in some cases. …

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?<p>Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from …

How to drink a perfect whisky

There are few drinks in life enjoyed as simply and purely as a glass of Scotch - and equally as few that have as much history and as many opinions contained in a single glass.<p>But is there a proper way to drink your whisky?<p>The perfect pour: "preferably more than a gnat could consume and less than an …

This Teen Helped Implement Girls' Rights Policies, Even After Mayor Laughed Off Her Ideas

Emelin may text, chew gum and snap pics on her cell phone, but she isn't your everyday 15-year-old.<p>She helped secure funding for girls' education and health in her rural Guatemalan town, and the international community noticed.<p>Last Tuesday, Emelin was invited to speak at the United Nations' …

5 French Lingerie Brands You Need To Know

Our feelings about French style — and its <i>je ne sais quoi</i> — are anything but blasé. French people are the authority on all things chic and …

Why You Need To Unplug Every 90 Minutes

You’re an organism. And organisms run in cycles. Here’s how to work with yours.<p>Since sprints get us to focus in and finish our tasks with crisp consciousness, we know they’re the most effective way of working. But what’s fascinating is <i>why</i> they make us work so well.<p>For Leo Widrich at Buffer, it’s in …

The hidden horrors of Ravensbrück, a concentration camp for women

<i>In her new book,</i> If This Is a Woman<i>, journalist and author Sarah Helm relates the six-year history of the Nazis’ all-female Ravensbrück concentration</i> …

Jamia Students Are Sticking Sanitary Pads All Over Delhi In This Amazing Protest

Trending story found on www.storypick.com<p>The post Jamia Students Are Sticking Sanitary Pads All Over Delhi In This Amazing Protest appeared first on …

Feminism

What Your Hips Reveal About Your Sex Life

Surprisingly, they found that hip width was correlated with the total number of sexual partners, total number of one-night stands, percentage of sexual partners that were one night stands, and number of sexual partners per year of sexual activity. And the strongest association was between greater …