Diana Rico

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Nasa scientists reveal which plants you need in your bedroom to fight colds and insomnia

Nasa scientists have revealed which plants you should have in your bedroom to tackle insomnia, colds and stress.<p>While you shouldn’t expect sticking a …

The First Ever Fund Managed by a Robot Is Here. So Far It's Beating the Market

It can process over 1 million pieces of information a day.<p>As if professional mutual fund managers didn’t have it hard enough.<p>Not only do they have to …

An evolutionary psychologist explains what happens inside our brain when we meditate and how that changes over time

Evolutionary psychologist Robert Wright explains what happens inside your brain when you sit to meditate and how it can change your perception of the outside world. Wright is the author of "Why Buddhism is True." Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Robert Wright:</b> In real mindfulness meditation, …

Scientists announce new gene-editing techniques aimed at common mutations

Genetics is having a moment in the sun. Last year, biologists at the University of Bath in England created mice with neon feet. Scientists edited human embryos for the first time in the United States in August, cutting out a mutation for a heritable heart disease. Earlier this month, research …

Genetics

The Genius Little Secret to No-Fry, Crispy Buffalo Wings

People have done some truly obsessive things—unnecessarily, as it turns out—in the name of creating the perfect Buffalo wing.<p>Our most dedicated wing scientists have not just deep-fried, but twice-baked, steamed then roasted, fried then baked, and brined then poached <i>then</i> fried. We even got in on it …

Cooking

Amazon will start delivering packages into the homes of Prime members

The program is called Amazon Key.<p>Amazon on Wednesday announced Amazon Key, a new program for Prime members that lets delivery people drop off packages inside of customer homes.<p>To make Amazon Key possible, Amazon has introduced its own $120 internet-connected security camera called Amazon Cloud Cam. …

21 Lentil Recipes That Go Way Beyond Just Soup and Curry

Lentils may not be the most attractive ingredient in town, but that doesn’t mean they should be avoided. Full of protein and fiber, easy to prepare, …

Healthy Eating

Hurricane Maria: Inside a Puerto Rican Barrio's Fight to Survive

On a hot and cloudless afternoon in mid-October, the eight San Juan barrios known collectively as the G8 look a lot like other neighborhoods in the …

Caribbean

Imagining the Future Is Just Another Form of Memory

Humans’ ability to predict the future is all thanks to our ability to remember the past.<p>“Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia.” This is a line from John Green’s young-adult book <i>Looking for Alaska</i>. It’s pretty, and melancholy, and very popular on Tumblr. It’s also scientifically …

These 5 financial heroes are improving vulnerable people’s lives

Money can be confusing, and the vast majority of us don’t have nearly enough of it — or at least not as much as we’d like. That’s why those folks who …

The woman behind ‘Me Too’ knew the power of the phrase when she created it — 10 years ago

Tarana Burke was watching as #MeToo became an Internet phenomenon Sunday. Soon, she started to panic. By the time celebrities were tweeting #MeToo, encouraging every woman who had survived sexual harassment or assault to do the same, Burke knew she had to do something. She didn’t know where to …

Feminism

Before media firestorms, decades of assaults

One common trait shared by recent high-profile sexual assault scandals is that it took a major media event for many of the women to come forward with …

Social Media

Forget Hygge: Ikigai Might be the Secret to Finding Longevity and Purpose In Life

This Japanese concept might be the secret to finding longevity and purpose in life.<p>By now, you're probably familiar with the buzzword <i>hygge</i>, the …

Kiwi Coffin Club Throws Glitter on the Idea of Dying

A growing number of New Zealand senior citizens are taking matters of death into their own hands through paint, song, and dance.<p>The show must go on! Or must it? The members of New Zealand’s quirky Coffin Clubs don’t think so. The clubs—which consist of Kiwi senior citizens who seek comfort, …

New Zealand

Orbiting Jupiter: my week with Emmanuel Macron

Is France’s new president a political miracle, or a mirage that is already fading away? By Emmanuel Carrère<p>The man does not perspire. I discovered that on 12 September, on the island of Saint Martin, a French territory in the Caribbean that had been devastated a few days earlier by Hurricane Irma. …

Emmanuel Macron

Birth of a White Supremacist

Mike Enoch’s transformation from leftist contrarian to nationalist shock jock.<p>This summer, after a loose coalition of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and Confederate apologists announced that they would hold a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, promotional flyers began to circulate on the Internet. …

Modern Love: Are We Ready for Intimacy With Robots? | WIRED

Love in the Time of Robots<p><b>Hiroshi Ishi­guro builds androids. Beautiful, realistic, uncannily convincing human replicas. Academically, he is using</b> …

Why So Many People Believe Conspiracy Theories

William of Occam would have hated conspiracy theories. A 14th-century philosopher and Franciscan friar, William is celebrated for developing the “law …

This Is What A 21st-Century Police State Really Looks Like

Far from the booming metropolis of Beijing, China is building a sprawling system that combines dystopian technology and human policing. “It’s a kind of frontline laboratory for surveillance.”<p>KASHGAR, China — This is a city where growing a beard can get you reported to the police. So can inviting …

China

Don't Surrender, Reinvent: The New Mantra Of Small Biz In Puerto Rico

Just seven months ago, Puerto Rican chef Jose Sanchez opened the restaurant of his dreams: a place where you could feel like you were in Italy one day, and like you were in France the next.<p>He served up fusion cuisine and called it Pera Maraya. There was deconstructed ratatouille, caprese salad with …

Caribbean

Clever Machines Learn How to Be Curious

Computer scientists are finding ways to code curiosity into intelligent machines.<p>You probably can’t remember what it feels like to play Super Mario …

Students build a low-cost yet high-quality sustainable home from recycled materials

Affordable and sustainable housing is possible—and Studio 804’s many projects are proof. Working together with University of Kansas architecture …

Wait a second: What came before the big bang?

The Voorhes<p>Not everyone thinks the universe had a beginning.<p>Cosmologists used to think the universe was totally timeless: no beginning, no end. That might sound mind-melting, but it’s easier on the scientific brain than figuring out what a set starting point would mean, let alone when it would be. …

Dark Matter

Did 'Nutcracker Man' Give Us Genital Herpes?

The ancestors of modern humans may have gotten genital herpes from the now-extinct relative of humanity commonly known as Nutcracker Man, a new study …

Humanity

Scientists think they know how life as we know it began, and it involves meteorites

Humanity has long wondered where we come from, or why life itself even exists in the first place. It’s the ultimate question for many, and countless …