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10 fictional AIs that should make everyone scared for the future

Artificial intelligence remains a genuine concern for some of the world's most intelligent people - including Professor Stephen Hawking and Bill …

This Neuroscientist Argues That Addiction Is Not a Disease and Rehab Is Bullshit

Marc Lewis, a former drug addict and current neuroscientist, says the medical model of treating addiction needs to be challenged.<p>Marc Lewis traveled the long, tenebrous road of opiate addiction, but he emerged out the rabbit hole a neuroscientist, science writer and author. His best-selling memoir,</i> …

The brain inside your head is neither male nor female

Researchers have recently discovered that the human brain displays no discernible orientation toward a particular sex--physiological, it is neither …

These 15 sci-fi books actually predicted the future

That's the question these 15 books force readers to ask themselves as they read about computer hackers, bionic limbs, and iPads, all thought up by authors decades and sometimes centuries before the inventions were created.<p>Inspired by this infographic of seemingly precognitive sci-fi books, we've …

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First genetically modified humans could exist within two years

Humans who have had their DNA genetically modified could exist within two years after a private biotech company announced plans to start the first trials into a ground-breaking new technique.<p>Editas Medicine, which is based in the US, said it plans to become the first lab in the world to …

Who was John Titor, the 'time traveller' who came from 2036 to warn us of a nuclear war?

As the world celebrates Back to the Future Day, it has forgotten the unknown man whose 2001 internet postings might just have saved humanity<p>If time travel is possible, why haven’t we met any time travellers?<p>This was the question Stephen Hawking advanced on the topic of time warps. But it misses …

Hottest, heaviest touching double star

Astronomers say the two stars might be heading for catastrophe. They will likely either merge to create a single giant star or form a double black …

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

China's bizarre 'floating city' is not a giant hologram or window into a parallel universe

Thousands of people in China saw what looked like a giant, floating city in early October, spurring conspiracy theories involving holograms or a …

The Science of Compassion

Kellie Gillespie is in her early 40s. She lives in London. And until a couple of years ago, she was basically an ordinary person.<p>That was before she took a psychology class with Scott Plous of Wesleyan University.<p>"My life changed after doing Professor Plous' course," Kellie says. "And now I'm …

Do We Have Less Sympathy For People Facing Things We've Overcome?

Who's going to be more empathetic to a problem you're confronting — someone who has never been through it, or someone who has been through it themselves? Our intuitive answer to this question is often wrong.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>When you need sympathy, it matters whose shoulder you cry on. …

Anxiety Sufferers: You Might Just Be Too Smart

If you suffer from anxiety, social or otherwise, you might be tempted to think that your brain is just ‘broken.’<p>However, there is evidence to suggest …

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What I Wish People Knew About Having Severe Social Anxiety

<i>People who suffer from mental illness are more than just the "sad" or "anti-social" stereotypes. There is no face of mental illness -- your friend</i> …

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Mental disorders could be underlying risk factors for chronic pain in children and young people

Why Nature is So Good for Your Mental Health

Where did you go on your last vacation? If you live in the city or the suburbs, there’s a good chance that you spent it in a natural setting, perhaps …

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Epigenetic 'tags' linked to homosexuality in men

Twin study reveals five DNA markers that are associated with sexual orientation.

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The 4 Personality Traits Of Engaging Leaders

How well you keep your team engaged is partly a matter of your own personality.<p>Most people think of leadership as a vocation, but it’s really a psychological process–namely, the process of influencing others to put aside their self-serving agendas and cooperate for the common good of a group. …

You Asked: What’s the Best Stress Relief Method?

When it comes to quelling stress, there are dozens of research-backed remedies. But the most effective treatment is always going to be the one you …

Mental As: Can you boost your willpower?

Are you a self-disciplined person? It's not a trivial question.<p>Having good willpower or self control is linked to life success in just about every …

The Best Way to Keep Little Noises From Driving You Crazy

Every office has one: the loud talker, the computer “reactor” (laughs at every gif, gasps at every Tweet), the person who snacks on pretzels every …

I have borderline personality disorder. Here are 6 things I wish people understood. - Vox

"You don't seem like you have borderline personality disorder," people often say to me.<p>They mean it as a compliment. I don't fit into their idea of what borderline personality disorder looks like. They think people with BPD will kill you, or burn down your house, or stalk you until you need to file …

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Tonight, a supermoon will shine red with the blood of the innocent

Actually it's just refracted light from the Sun<p>This Sunday, the Moon will provide a big, bloody show for those looking up into the night sky. A total lunar eclipse — sometimes referred to as a blood moon due to the Moon's dark red glow — is scheduled to begin at 10:11PM ET on Sunday.<p>But this …

7 Everyday Ways You Are Lowering Your Intelligence - PsyBlog

How feeling like an expert, googling it and more could be lowering your intelligence.<p>1. Saturated fat reduces cognitive flexibility<p>A high-fat, …

12 Mind Tricks That Will Make People Like You and Help You Get Ahead

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>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 …

How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …

Milky Way’s black hole is more active!

The black hole at the Milky Way’s heart recently blasted out 10 times its normal rate of X-ray flares. Is it due to the close passage of a …