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7 Survival Life Hacks That Could Save Your Life

New 15-Minute At-Home Test May Detect Alzheimer's, Goes Viral

According to research published yesterday in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, a 15-minute at-home test may be able to detect early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, and cognitive decline.<p>Titled the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination test, or SAGE, and …

Nation In Distress

Sleep Cycle App Promises No More Sleepless Nights

You're up at sunrise. You go to work, come home, go online and visit with loved ones. Somewhere in between, you find time to eat, buy groceries and …

Geeks for Monarchy: The Rise of the Neoreactionaries

Many of us yearn for a return to one golden age or another. But there’s a community of bloggers taking the idea to an extreme: they want to turn the dial way back to the days before the French Revolution.<p>Neoreactionaries believe that while technology and capitalism have advanced humanity over the …

Item of the Day: Pur Pak

As much as I enjoy staying in bed and binge-watching <i>The Office</i> all day, I hate getting sick. I prefer eating normal food to appetite loss, the …

The Neuroscientist Who Discovered He Was a Psychopath

Neuroscientist James Fallon knows what a psychopathic brain scan looks like, because he's studied the differences in brain activity between normal …

Rollerball pen turns doodles into working circuits

Good-bye, breadboard. Scientists at the University of Illinois have come up with a conductive, water-based ink that lets you draw working circuits on an ordinary piece of paper. They’ve packaged the product into a rollerball pen, called Circuit Scribe, and if you want to be one of the first to get …

Google Science Fair Winner Makes Flashlight Powered by Body Heat

Many of us stash a flashlight for emergencies, only to find that when the time comes to use it, the batteries have run out. The problem of how to achieve efficient, lightweight energy storage plagues everything from flashlights to electric cars. But what if you could bypass it altogether? That’s …

Will we ever bring the dead back to life?

Understanding the processes governing death is helping experts try to halt and reverse it. It’s also challenging our ideas about the nature of death itself.<p>Zach Conrad died on a lovely Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia. It was 3 June 2012, and the 36-year-old financial analyst had decided to take a …

Medicine

Sensors Take a Big Step Closer to Human Touch

A smartphone screen can detect where it’s being touched. But the SynTouch sensor works the other way around: It detects what it is touching.<p>SynTouch …

Type Your Own Animated Movie With This Crazy Software

Inside this playful screenwriting software may hide the future of filmmaking: You simply write what you want to see, and that vision plays on screen.<p>Here’s how Hollywood works today: Somebody writes a script. And especially if it’s an animated feature–a piece that will take hundreds of Pixar …

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Leap Motion

Leap Motion’s technology is literally reminiscent of the computer interface portrayed in the 2002 science fiction movie Minority Report. The company’s $80 sensor and software package allows users to control computers with their hand motions, tracking the movements of all ten fingers down to one …

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6 Futuristic Gifts You Can Buy Right Now

Aside from light sabers, invisibility cloaks, hover anything and time machines, there isn't very much out there that hasn't been tried, invented, …

London Will Soon Have Fifth Element Style MultiPass For Public Transit

All of a sudden, it's the 23rd Century. The UK's government innovation board has just approved funding to begin implementing an all-in-one …

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

Living in America will drive you insane — literally

Data suggests the US is experiencing an epidemic of crippling mental illness. We may have only ourselves to blame<p>Bruce E. Levine<p>July 31, 2013 10:15pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Alternet.<p>In “The Epidemic of Mental Illness: Why?” (<i>New York Review of Books</i>, 2011), Marcia Angell, former …

How to Survive Absolutely Anything

Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, tornadoes and other disasters can turn a region upside down in a day. And for some unlucky families the crisis may last for weeks if not months.<p>Disaster planning begins before you even choose your home, with a simple investigation of the risks that you will face. Is …

Your Autumn Guide To Apples [Infographic]

Apples are weird. Here are their weird names.<p>The Baldwin. The Northern Spy. Apples are almost always named after old, moneyed English people and books they would read. And now that fall is here, it's basically <i>Downton Abbey</i>.<p>Sean Seidell, an information designer who previously taught us about …

Could high-end camping gear save lives around the world?

<b>When two engineers at a sleek New York design company started making an ultra-efficient cook stove, they had their own holidays and camping trips in mind. Now, they are betting their technology will save lives in rural communities across the world.</b><p>Every day about three billion people across the …

Outdoors Gear

Mo-Tool Wood Inlay Axe

When the dead finally do walk the earth, you can be prepared for them with the Mo-Tool Wood Inlay Axe, an axe multi tool that can deliver all the …

5 Ways To Make Cosmic Ordering Fun And Easy | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

So What Is Cosmic Ordering<p>I’m sure we have all heard of the law of attraction, like attracts like and ask and you shall receive. Cosmic ordering is a …

Motivation

10 Signs Your Life Is on the Right Track

It looks great from the outside, but are you living the life you were meant to? How to check in with your inner self.<p>Your Reputation Precedes You<p>Your …

6 Ways to Become a Creature of New Habits

To quote Joan Didion, "With mere good intentions, hell is proverbially paved." Here's how to kick-start real change—and start on your path for …

Dr. Phil: The 4-Letter Word That Can Ruin Your Life

There's a four letter F word that's not offensive to your sensibilities. It won't send your moral compass spinning like a top. But this F word is far …

The Math of Everyday Happiness

Columnist Leigh Newman explains how figuring out a few crucial equations can equal long-term joy.<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>Sushi + Gummy Bears + Lilacs = …

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