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How do I stop being lonely? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Kate Leaver

Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Loneliness is a stealthy bastard. It can settle in on your soul without you even noticing, until the texture of the words appear on your tongue one day: “I’m lonely.” It’s a …

Loneliness

New double-pane quantum dot solar windows generate power with better efficiency

Researchers at an American national laboratory have now employed quantum dots for double-pane solar windows that offer shading, insulation, and, of …

Clean Energy

According to a Harvard Psychologist, People Judge You Based on Two Criteria

Judging people is less a conscious choice and more an instinct. No shame, we all do it. But when you're being judged, or you're the one doing the …

The devious art of lying by telling the truth

The line between truth and lies is becoming ever murkier, finds Melissa Hogenboom. There's even a word for a very different form of lying.<p>It is no secret that politicians often lie, but consider this ­– they can do so simply by telling the truth. Confused?<p>That statement becomes clearer when you …

Harvard scientists think they might have pinpointed the source of human consciousness

Human consciousness has been defined as awareness, sentience, a person's ability to experience and feel, but despite the important role it plays in our lives and making us who we are, we actually know very little about how consciousness works.<p>Scientists currently believe that consciousness is …

Consciousness

This Is How to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation, According to Science

Caroline Webb, author of How to Have a Good Day, uncovers the science behind owning the room in a social situation.<p>Caroline Webb, the renowned economist, leadership coach, and author of <i>How to Have a Good Day,</i> has helped hundreds of organizations be more effective through behavioral economics, …

Natural protein may help to prevent blindness

Scientists may be on the brink of a new strategy to prevent blindness, after discovering a naturally occurring protein that protects the eye from one …

Medical Research

Where pain lives

Fixing chronic back pain is possible only when patients understand how much it is produced by the brain, not the spine<i>By Cathryn Jakobson Ramin</i>Read …

A stroke took away this neuroscientist's sense of past and future

Jill Bolte Taylor recalls all the things she forgot.<p>As a neuroanatomist at Harvard, I studied how our brain creates our perception of ­reality. And then one morning, I woke up with a sharp pain directly behind my left eye. In the course of four hours, I lost the ability to walk, talk, read, write, …

Hemisphere

Researchers Enable People to Compose Music With Only Their Brains

The Brain Composer lets you write melodies with your mind.<p>Brain-computer interface devices have come a long way in the last few years, allowing …

The Only 4 Job Skills You Will Need on Your Résumé (According to Science)

As our job market changes, so do the skills necessary to succeed in the modern workplace. Of course, job automation is a growing reality in many …

Oat-based protein acts like "demolition expert" in slaying cells

Biologists studying health often concern themselves with preserving cells. However, it is sometimes advantageous to learn how to precisely kill them, …

University of California

A professor who studied relationships for 50 years says this is how you make love last

A professor has analysed more than 1,100 studies on relationships to compile a list of strategies to making love last.<p>Brian Ogolsky, professor in human development and family studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, looked at every piece of academic research published on the topic of …

University of Illinois

This 3-Letter Word Will Make You Live Longer and Happier, According to Science

It's as simple as taking a walk outside.<p>Ever encountered something so vast, so beautiful, so intense, that your mind struggled to comprehend it? There's a word for that, and multiple studies have concluded that it's very good for your health. It's the experience of <i>awe</i>.<p>Psychologists describe awe as …

The Universe Itself May Be Unnatural

When it comes to the physical Universe, we fully expect things obeying the same fundamental laws to unfold in similar fashions, and to be comparable to one another today. By the same token, if they obey vastly different rules, we expect them to be different from one another today. If aspects of the …

Physics

Monster Black Holes Spotted Orbiting Each Other for 1st Time Ever

For the first time ever, scientists have directly spotted a pair of supermassive black holes orbiting each other, a new study suggests.<p>This orbital …

If you can’t explain something in simple terms, you don’t understand it

In the early 1960s, Richard Feynman gave a series of undergraduate lectures that were collected into a book called the Feynman Lectures on Physics. …

Tying loose ends? Gravitational waves could solve string theory, study claims

New paper suggests that the hotly contested physics thesis, which involves the existence of six ‘extra dimensions’, may be settled by cutting-edge laser detectors<p>String theory makes the grand promise of weaving together all of physics into a single sublime framework. The only downside is that …

Physics

Harvard Scientists Say This Is the Secret to Making New Friends (Do You Agree?)

As children, we're constantly presented with opportunities to make new friends. From playdates set by our parents to new classmates each year, …

Scientists Are About to Perform an Experiment to See if The Human Mind Is Bound by Physics

This could be interesting...<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a "spooky …

Scientists Achieve Direct Counterfactual Quantum Communication For The First Time

Counterfactual Communication<p>Quantum communication is a strange beast, but one of the weirdest proposed forms of it is called counterfactual …

A psychologist’s surprisingly reassuring advice for socially awkward people

Growing up, I was a socially awkward kid. Cool people seemed to occupy the opposite end of the social spectrum. Still, I was always trying to <i>seem</i> cool—whether was my stint as an aspiring break dancer or my measured decision to never again wear my <i>Battlestar Galactica</i> T-shirt to school.<p>Of course, as …

Psychology

It’s the end of the world and we know it: Scientists in many disciplines see apocalypse, soon

<b>(Getty/Everlite/Leon Neal/Photo Montage by Salon)</b><p>Stephen Hawking is one of many scientists who see the possible near-term demise of our species. Spend that 401k!<p>Phil Torres<p>April 30, 2017 12:00pm (UTC)<p>While apocalyptic beliefs about the end of the world have, historically, been the subject of …

Climate Change

Microdosing marijuana: Doctors say it’s the best way to consume pot

<b>FILE-In this Friday, April 22, 2016 file photo, a marijuana bud is seen at a medical marijuana facility in Unity, Maine. Advocates for legalizing recreational marijuana are looking to score their first significant electoral victories in eastern U.S. states on Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty,</b> …

Cannabis

Are You Exceptionally Likable? 9 Reasons People Decide They Like You

More good news: possessing each of these qualities will also make you happier.<p>No one has enough friends. And if that's not reason enough to be likable, we tend to do business and build professional and relationships with people we like. We're instinctively drawn to people who are modest, agreeable, …

19 science-backed ways men can appear more attractive to women

Romantic attraction is a complicated thing that scientists still don't completely understand.<p>But, through research and experimentation, they've come up with many ideas about what draws one person to another.<p>Below, Business Insider has rounded up some of the most compelling scientific insights about …

Warner Bros

Science Says Happier People Are Raised by Parents Who Do This 1 Thing

Here's a hint: It's all about a lack of (a certain type of) control.<p>Want your kids to be happier kids? More important, want your children to grow up to be happier and more satisfied for the rest of their lives?<p>A study from University College London found that people who perceived their parents as …

Psychology

New Evidence for the Strange Idea that the Universe Is a Hologram - Facts So Romantic

One of the great mysteries of modern cosmology is how our universe can be so thermally uniform—the vast cosmos is filled with the lingering heat of …

Giant Arecibo telescope faces closure

After 53 years, many discoveries and starring roles in movies, funds for the Puerto Rico observatory are under threat<p>It has helped guard our planet from the threat of wayward asteroids, studied some of the most remote bodies in the cosmos and been used to make countless invaluable astronomical …

Puerto Rico

20 Things To Avoid When Parenting A Teenager

As our children grow up everything, starts to change. No sooner do we start feeling confident that we have this 'parenting-lark' sussed - that the …