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The Only Thing You Need to Do to Overcome Fear, According to Neuroscience

How can you overcome fear? Learn how your brain works and it becomes super simple.<p>Many business leaders pretend they are incredibly controlled, stoic, and confident. The perceived ideal image is for them to show that they do not feel fear.<p>Truth?<p>I have never met anyone who doesn't face fear.<p>Every …

Self-improvement

6 Tips to Increasing Your User Engagement on Social Media

Managing social media with a set of marketing goals in mind can have its frustrating moments:• Over 3,000 followers and not a single retweet?<br>• Hundreds …

How do our brains reconstruct the visual world?

Given that we see the world through two small, flat retinae at the backs of our eyes, it seems remarkable that what each of us perceives is a …

Successful people do these things in the first 10 minutes at work

Here's how to start your workday the right way.Shutterstock<p>How you handle the first 10 minutes of your workday can largely determine how productive and effective you'll be the rest of the day.<p>"Getting off on the right foot isn't just important with relationships. It's important with the start of …

The Easiest Way To Get A Better, Smarter Brain

Extraordinary abilities -- from memory to supercharged creativity -- may be within reach for all of us, says neuroscientist Berit Brogaard, PhD, coauthor of the new book <i>The Superhuman Mind</i>. We asked her to tell us more.<p><b>Q: You say ordinary people possess talents they haven't even tapped into. Can</b> …

9 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

Want to start your week off with a great list of nine paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Today’s list …

Man fitted with robotic hand wired directly into his brain can 'feel' again

Advanced prosthetic allows paralysed man to control movements and register when the robotic hand is touched<p>A new advanced robotic hand that is wired directly into the brain has been successfully tested, allowing paralysed man to “feel”.<p>The hand, developed by the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns …

Johns Hopkins University

January 2015

6 Weird Diet Tricks That Actually Work

Some clients come to me in search of a complete eating overhaul, including a meal plan with specific portions and recipes. Many others, however, …

Self-driving cars: from 2020 you will become a permanent backseat driver

Driverless cars will revolutionise motoring, claim the manufacturers. But is the greatest danger that they will be too safe?<p>In the BMW museum at the company’s solidly futuristic headquarters, next to the old Olympic stadium site in Munich, you can view a century of evolving mechanical desire. BMW …

Autonomous Cars

Raspberry Pi now has a $60 7-inch touchscreen display

Control all your geeky projects with 10-finger capacitive touch.<p>The Raspberry Pi Foundation today announced a touchscreen display for the small …

Static RAM created out of carbon nanotubes

But a mesh of nanotubes, rather than individual molecules.<p>We're already at the point where the features we etch into processors are about the same …

Humans aren’t so special after all: The fuzzy evolutionary boundaries of Homo sapiens

Recent discoveries point to shared traits and blurred borders with our closest relatives.<p>Ever since Darwin, the researchers who study human evolution …

How Sound Shaped The Evolution Of Your Brain

Acoustic biologists who have learned to tune their ears to the sounds of life know there's a lot more to animal communication than just, "Hey, here I am!" or "I need a mate."<p>From insects to elephants to people, we animals all use sound to function and converse in social groups — especially when the …

Central Africa

9/10: The Day Before

The pilot grilled steaks. The WTC Borders clerk picked up a pushcart coffee. The mayoral candidate prepped for the primaries. And the terrorists …

60+ Free Books on Big Data, Data Science, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Python, R, and more

<b>By Brendan Martin,</b> (LearnDataSci).<p>Pulled from the web, here is a great collection of eBooks. While every single book in this list is provided for …

Depersonalisation disorder: the condition you’ve never heard of that affects millions

Jane Charlton was not herself when she woke one day in April 2002, but it was more terrifying than any ordinary morning grogginess – and it did not shift for the best part of three years.<p>“It was a feeling of being fundamentally wrong in your own body,” Charlton says, attempting to describe what has …

Mental Health

A self-made millionaire studied 1,200 wealthy people and found they teach their kids something the rest of us don't

They continually self-educate; they avoid nostalgia, and they tend to embrace selfishness. Not surprisingly, they also have different opinions when it comes to parenting.<p>That's according to self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, who interviewed over 1,200 of the world's wealthiest people and compiled …

If I Started My Weight Loss Journey Over Again, Here's What I Would Do Differently

When folks hear I've maintained a 125-pound weight loss for over six years now, I'm (almost) always immediately asked, <i>"How did you lose the weight?"</i> And sometimes, I'm ashamed to be open and honest about my weight loss journey.<p>No, I didn't have any surgeries, take gimmicky fat burner supplements, …

Strange Crater Shape Leads to Enormous Mars Underground Ice Discovery

An oddly shaped crater on the mid latitudes of the Martian northern hemisphere likely obtained its terraced profile from a surprisingly large …

Team uses laser to de-spin a tiny ‘asteroid’

Imagine this science fiction scenario: We harness the sun’s immense power and convert it into a massive phased array of laser beams that have the …

Santa Barbara

Why Creative Geniuses Are Often Neurotic

Sir Isaac Newton formulated the laws of gravity, built telescopes and delved into mathematical theories. He was also prone to bouts of depression and …

Psychology

3 Reasons to Learn Multiple Programming Languages

Ten years ago, Shutterstock was loyal to one programming language and one programming language only: Perl. But times have changed. Its tech team of …

Mobile Devices

A Scientific Solution to (Finally) Stop Muscle Cramps

You’d think that after completing 13 Ironman Triathlons, running across the country in 14 days as part of a nine-member relay team, and clocking a sub-three-hour marathon, Casey Boren would have his training and race-day nutrition and hydration strategy dialed. But throughout his endurance-sports …

7 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

Welcome to Tuesday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, where you’ll find seven premium iOS apps that can currently be downloaded …

Outrageous Acts of Thinking: The Misuse of Science

I met an installation artist at a dinner party a couple of months ago. When she asked what I did, I told her I was a physicist.<p>"I love physicists," she gushed. "I work with a tribe in the Amazon and they are more quantum mechanical than us."<p>"What do you mean?" I asked.<p>"Quantum mechanical, you …

Facebook's New Spam-Killer Hints at the Future of Coding

Louis Brandy pauses before answering, needing some extra time to choose his words. "I'm going to get in so much trouble," he says. The question, you …

Why Creating A Meaningful Morning Routine Will Make You More Successful

For the majority of my child and adult life, I never considered myself a "morning person." I was a night owl. During my architecture school career I worked late through the night and slept in the mornings. When I started working at an Architecture firm, I conformed to getting up at 7 a.m... but I …

11 Bridges With Unbelievable Waterfall Views

<i>By Nick Mafi forArchitectural Digest.</i><p><i>(photo: Imagebroker/Alamy</i><p>Waterfalls are among nature's most spectacular sights. Architectural Digest rounds up 11 bridges across the globe that bring us closer to the action. Above, a footbridge snakes toward Iguazu Falls, on the border of Brazil and</i> …