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Why do dogs eat poop? New research suggests an ancient answer.

Does your pooch eat poo? If it’s any consolation, he’s in extremely good company.<p>In a new paper, veterinary researchers at University of California at Davis who surveyed thousands of dog owners found 16 percent of pups consume other canines’ feces “frequently,” having been spotted doing it more …

Pets

There are 3 distinct types of narcissist — here's how to spot them

• <b>Narcissistic personality disorder is one diagnosis, b</b> <b>ut there are three distinct types.</b>• <b><br>They vary depending on how individuals act and treat other people.</b>• <b><br>Some experts think identifying the type can make relationships with them possible, but others say it's best to stay well clear.</b><p>To be diagnosed …

Personality

The Biggest Wastes Of Time We Regret When We Get Older

We spend a lot of energy looking for shortcuts to save time, and sure, those shortcuts add up. But when I look back, my biggest time regrets aren't …

Mind

How to watch Rick and Morty without cable

If you’ve managed to avoid watching <i>Rick and Morty</i> until now, congratulations! Season four probably won’t happen until 2019, so you have plenty of …

Smart TV

‘Rick and Morty’ and ‘The Shining’ Get Bar Pop-Ups in Chicago

Three bar pop-ups are about to open in Chicago and hope to cash-in on another wave of nostalgia. In West Town, <b>The Rookery</b> will launch a pop-up based on the classic Jack Nicholson horror movie <i>The Shining.</i> Meanwhile, a pair of arcade bars have their own plans. Tonight, the team behind Emporium Arcade …

Pop Culture

Health service 'haemorrhaging' nurses, figures reveal

<b>The NHS is "haemorrhaging" nurses with one in 10 leaving the NHS in England each year, figures show.</b><p>More than 33,000 walked away last year, piling pressure on understaffed hospital wards and community services.<p>The figures - provided to the BBC by NHS Digital - represent a rise of 20% since 2012-13, …

Health Care

New online service for families facing autism

Lila and Kai are twins, but by age two, Lila’s behaviors set off alarm bells in mom, Lauren Watai’s head.<p>“Kai can be a chatty Cathy, and he started …

Autism

There Might Be a Way to Detect Bipolar Disorder Before It Really Starts

Early signs could be crucial.<p>A new study has revealed two patterns of symptoms that could be used to predict the development of bipolar disorder in …

Research

VR, lies, and video games: the weird origin story of Accounting+

You might be shocked to know that one of the most perfect work marriages in the gaming world - Stanley Parable designer William Pugh and Rick and …

Game Design

Mobile Moments: Pocket Mortys

RPGs

How Rick And Morty's Creators Helped Get Adult Swim Series Hot Streets Made

Adult Swim's newest animated series Hot Streets has quite a history from its inception, and it's entirely possible it wouldn't exist without Rick and Morty creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland. It's a story that stretched back to 2005 for Brian Wysol, who is now showing his series to the …

Animation

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative

Want to be more creative and feel a little happier? Play this song for 15 seconds.<p>Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the …

Creativity

How Gross Is It to Eat Snow?

Untouched snow—even caught straight out of the sky—is more than just frozen water.<p><b>The Scenario</b>There’s something about a fresh blanket of snow that makes your friend want to scoop her hand in and bring a few bites of the white stuff to her mouth—it’s almost like dunking a finger into a new jar of …

Frozen

Why This Woman’s Unexpected Words In The Walmart Parking Lot Were So Important

I endured the looks of disapproving people as I slowly inched up in line as my son was on the floor between me and the shopping cart screaming at the …

Autism

12 Sad Movies to Watch If You Need to Cry

According to Reddit users, these movies are tried-and-true tearjerkers.<p><i>Lilo and Stitch</i><p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAtaSKQ4-T0<p><i>Lilo and Stitch</i> may …

Anime

Don’t hold in a sneeze, warn doctors. It could be the death of you

When sitting in a quiet theatre or a packed train, stifling a sneeze by holding the nose and closing the mouth may seem like the courteous option.<p>But doctors have warned against the polite practice, after a man ruptured the back of his throat while trying to contain the convulsive explosion of …

Medicine

Gym designed for those on autism spectrum and families

A former special education teacher has brought what is believed to be the first open-play concept gym in Ohio for those on the autism spectrum to the …

Autism

Why nice guys finish last on television

DARREN CHENG/THE VARSITY<p>An increasingly popular American television trope is the archetype of the lovable cynic. These are your Bojack Horsemans, …

TV

Why willpower is overrated

Psychologists increasingly think effortful restraint is not the key to the good life. So what is?<p>People with a lot of self-control — people who, when they happen upon a delicious food they don’t think they should eat, seemingly grin and bear the temptation until it passes — have it easy.<p>But why? …

Psychology

Tom King's Next DC Comics Project Will Explore Superhero PTSD

Writer Tom King has hit superhero comic stardom in the past few years with gripping series like Marvel’s <i>The Vision</i>, and DC’s <i>Batman</i> and <i>Mister Miracle</i>, …

Comics

What Do Dogs Actually See When They Watch TV?

Some dogs love to bark when they're watching the TV screen, but what are they actually seeing? And is it the same thing that humans are …

The Limits of Empathy

<b>On March 10, 1876,</b> Alexander Graham Bell became the first person to transmit clear speech over telephone wires. “Mr. Watson, come here–I want to see …

Virtual Reality

VR Mental Illness Experience Anamorphine Delayed

We’ve been keeping a close eye on Anamorphine for a while now. Sadly, we’ll have to wait a little longer to play it.<p>The new VR game, originally due …

"Baby Brain" Is a Totally Real Phenomenon, According to Science

You're not imagining it.<p>A new study has verified something women have suspected for a long time - that pregnancy can really mess with a young mum's …

The Brain

Meet your match: Google app finds famous art you look like

Grab the Monet and Gogh: The Google Arts & Culture app lets you take a selfie, then compares it to thousands of museum paintings.<p>Sure, we all know what famous person we vaguely look like (I always get Geena Davis, which ... I wish! She's still in a "League of Her Own.") But the blandly named Google …

Silicon Valley (TV Series)

Why Grand Admiral Thrawn is the Jon Snow of STAR WARS

Grand Admiral Thrawn is the Jon Snow of <i>Star Wars</i>…just with fewer stab wounds and a less glorious mane of hair. One look at Thrawn and Jon Snow and …

Star Wars

This Huge Study Is The Best Evidence Yet That Your Personality Changes Over Time

You're gonna be different when you're old.<p>You might be fundamentally <i>you</i> for your entire life, but don't expect your personality to stay the …

Psychology

Electric Vehicles Cost Less Than Half As Much To Drive

Electric vehicles cost less than half as much to operate as their gasoline-powered counterparts, according to a study of fuel costs released Thursday by the University of Michigan.<p>The average cost to operate an EV in the United States is $485 per year, while the average for a gasoline-powered …

Electric Vehicles

A psychological ailment called 'hikikomori' is imprisoning 500,000 Japanese people in their homes — and it's more of a threat than ever

• <b>Hikikomori is a psychological condition which makes people shut themselves off from society, often staying in their houses for months on end.</b>• <b><br>There are at least half a million of them in Japan.</b>• <b><br>It was once thought of as a young person's condition, but sufferers are getting older and staying locked</b> …

Japan

All Your Memories Are Stored by One Weird, Ancient Molecule

We actually borrowed our ability to form memories from viruses.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Biology, Evolution & History<p>The revolution will not be televised. …

Biology