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Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit | Inc.com

There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, it's cerebral knowledge. This tends to build as you age, and is emphasized in most Western …

It Took Me Nine Years To Have My First Orgasm

A New York fashion executive opens up about her long journey to sexual pleasure.<p>For years I hated sex. I grew up in a Christian family where religious guilt loomed over my sexual pleasure like a dark cloud. I felt awkward even thinking about masturbating, I felt awkward to talk about sex. Sex, to …

Why Space and Time Might Be an Illusion

This past fall, the world of physics celebrated the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which forms the foundation of our modern understanding of the force of gravity. Einstein's creation has been the ultimate antidote to a blasé, seen-it-all attitude that sometimes …

First modern scans of people high on psychedelic drug has given researchers unprecedented insight into neural basis for its effects<p>The profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first modern scans of people high on the drug.<p>The images, taken from volunteers who agreed to take a …

Consciousness

How Meditation Changes Your Brain | Inc.com

Sit down. Close your eyes. Feel your chest rise and fall with each inhaled and exhaled breath.<p>For decades, researchers have suggested that this simple practice--known as mindfulness meditation--can have health benefits that range from banal to life-changing. Some occasional meditators report being …

Here's how long it would take to visit the closest star in our galaxy

There are many possible answers to this question — some very simple, others in the realm of science fiction. But coming up with a comprehensive answer means taking a lot of things into consideration.<p>Unfortunately, any realistic assessment is likely to produce answers that would totally discourage …

The Truth About Carbs (and Why You Should Be Eating Them)

Ask a friend or coworker about carbohydrates and you could get an earful: They’re bad for you. They’re fine—but only if you work out. They’ll make …

12 Mind Tricks That Make People Like You And Help You Get Ahead

When you’re working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won’t make you a Jedi, but using the brain’s natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

Body Language

15 clever ways to use coffee around the house

There's more to coffee than a caffeine kick.<p>Coffee is usually just something we reach for in the morning (and sometimes throughout the day.) But there are so many more uses for the magical bean.<p>From helping grow a better garden to scouring pots and pans, there's a whole lot coffee can do.<p>Here are …

Physicists have spent decades trying to reconcile two very different theories. But is a winner about to emerge – and transform our understanding of everything from time to gravity?<p>It is the biggest of problems, it is the smallest of problems. At present physicists have two separate rulebooks …

Physics

The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

Cannabis

Astronomers say they’ve made a key discovery that could predict our planet’s demise

Astronomers have made the first direct discovery of a white dwarf star being orbited by a disintegrating minor planet that will ultimately collide into it. The observation, made by the Kepler space telescope, offers a glimpse into what could happen to the Earth in a few billion years as the Sun, …

Universe

The real reason germs spread in the winter

Flu season is a fact of life – but until recently, no one knew why. The answer hinges on the disgusting ways that germs pass between people.<p>It begins as surely as the leaves dropping off the trees. As the mercury drops and the sunlight fades, the sniffles set in. At best, it’s just a cold that …

Microbiology

The Ethics of Exercise Pills

Medications designed to mimic the health benefits of exercise could help the disabled or immobile—but they might also keep the rest of us on the couch.<p>In his 1932 novel <i>Brave New World</i>, Aldous Huxley described a fictional drug called Soma. In the novel, a soma was something akin to an opiate, which …

British Columbia

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting | Inc.com

Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a variety of disciplines.<p>Websites like Coursera and edX have leveled the playing field, allowing curious students from around the world to explore …

Education

Apollo 11 Moon Landing Site Seen in Unprecedented Detail

The clearest view yet of the famous Apollo 11 landing site on the moon was captured by a NASA spacecraft in orbit around our planet's natural …

The First Mathematical Theory on Why There Are So Many Fricking Men

Men, am I right? They’re <i>everywhere</i>. But why are there so many of them?<p>Because strictly in terms of reproductive quantity, we don’t need as many as we …

Biology

Stephen Hawking Says 'God Particle' Could Wipe Out the Universe

Stephen Hawking bet Gordon Kane $100 that physicists would not discover the Higgs boson. After losing that bet when physicists detected the particle …

Have We Detected Megastructures Built By Aliens Around A Distant Star?

Or just a cloud of comets? Scientists want to investigate further<p>The Kepler space telescope's job is to find faraway planets that could potentially support life. But as <i>The Atlantic</i> reports, scientists are exploring the possibility that the telescope may have detected something even more …

DNA At the Fringes: Twins, Chimerism, and Synthetic DNA

DNA tests are thought to be conclusive proof—of crime, of family relation—but in some cases, our genetic material acts in mysterious ways.<p>Plenty of …

Researchers use AR to bring your coloring book to 3D

Coloring is cool. There, I said it! Whether you’re eight or eighty years old, there’s always a delightful zen that can be achieved when you take out some crayons and flex your creativity in a coloring book.<p>The folks at Disney Research have captured that zen and added a little extra whimsy to it — …

Wondering about NASA's Mars mystery? We may have found the answer

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA says it has big news for us Monday. "Mars Mystery Solved," the agency's news release touts without offering even a hint as to what mystery they mean.<p>For those who just can't wait, a little Googling may solve the puzzle -- and it's not Matt Damon, little green people, or any other clear …

Is Space Mining Legal?

A controversial bill would give companies the right to own natural resources in space, and it may pass in the Senate by the end of September<p>If mankind is ever to become an interplanetary species, our outward expansion across the solar system probably can’t be fueled by NASA funding alone. Why did …

Space Exploration

Black holes heading for 'massive collision,' says astronomer

<b>(CNN) —</b> A really, really big bang not due for a hundred millennia may help astronomers test one of the central theories of physics, according to one of the authors of a new paper.<p>Two black holes in Virgo are heading for a "massive collision," Columbia University astronomer Zoltan Haiman said in a …

Universe

Is another human living inside you?

You may think your body and mind are your own. In fact, you are a fusion of many organisms - including, potentially, another person. Words by David Robson, photography by Ariko Inaoka.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year.</i> <i>Browse the full list.</i><p><i>-</i><p>Once …

Genetics

New Pluto Images Hint At Alien Weather Cycle

The dwarf planet may have a hydrological cycle, but it's not like ours<p>For all intents and purposes, Pluto and Earth don’t have a lot in common. One is a planet, one is not (or at least not officially). One is an ice world, while the other is mostly water. One is red, the other blue. But black and …

What Elon Musk is really like as a boss

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Is It Like To Work With Elon Musk?</i> <i>Answer by Dolly Singh, Former Head of Recruiting, Oculus.</i><p>After working for Elon for over five years at SpaceX as the Head of Talent Acquisition, there are many potential answers to this question. Any answer I might …

Space Travel

5 Reasons Why An International Space Station Should Really Orbit The Moon

If the $100 billion International Space Station (ISS) had been constructed to orbit our Moon instead of Earth, prospects for the U.S.’ human spaceflight program would arguably be much brighter than today.<p>Here are a few reasons why:<p><b>An International Lunar Space Station (ILSS) would have guaranteed</b> …