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10 Hot New Books for Your 2018 #TBR Pile

With new books being released every day, finding your next read can sometimes be overwhelming. Whether you’re a fan of dystopian fiction, captivating memoirs, or uncommon love stories, there’s an exciting read for every book lover for 2018. If you’re looking to stock your #TBR pile with new …

Books

15 Major Award-Winning Novels You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

O fame, fame, thou glittering bauble. In searching for thee, what fame have I not lost? Yes, even literary fame, the mildest of the family, can be …

This Patient Had 'Do Not Resuscitate' Tattooed on His Chest And Doctors Didn't Know What to Do

What did it mean?<p>Doctors in Miami faced an unusual ethical dilemma when an unconscious, deteriorating patient was brought into the emergency room …

Medicine

Exclusive: First U.S. Baby Born After a Uterus Transplant

For the first time in the United States, a woman who was born without a uterus gave birth to a baby. The landmark birth took place at Baylor …

The Chemical Reaction That Cleans Everything

<b>Q. What exactly does bleach do? If I soak a cracked dish, the stains seem to be gone — but are they really?</b><p><b>A.</b> The active ingredient of bleach is sodium hypochlorite, which is made up of three common elements, sodium, oxygen and chlorine, said May Nyman, professor of chemistry at Oregon State …

When You Learn, Your Brain Swells with New Cells — Then It Kills Them

Every time you learn a skill, new cells burst to life in your brain. Then, one after another, those cells die off as your brain figures out which …

Immortality Is Impossible, Say Scientists Studying the Mathematics of Aging

'Cell function will always get worse over time.'<p>While healthcare has dramatically extended our lifespans by preventing certain causes of death, aging …

Biology

27 books that can change your life forever

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move …

Books

13 questions that will change your life

When things aren't going quite the way you'd like them to, it's often the result of not asking yourself the right questions. Some questions are hard …

Self-improvement

17 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Some are new, some are staff favorites, but all are terrific—and you’ll love at least one.<p>If Oddball Families Make You Smile<p><b>The People We Hate at the</b> …

Scientists Somehow Just Discovered a New System of Vessels in Our Brains

It is unclear what they do—but they likely play a central role in aging and disease.<p>You are now among the first people to see the brain’s lymphatic system. The vessels in the photo above transport fluid that is likely crucial to metabolic and inflammatory processes. Until now, no one knew for sure …

Immune System

15 Mind-Blowing Facts About the Human Brain Every Entrepreneur Should Know | Inc.com

In the past 15 years, technological advancements have given neuroscientists and researchers the tools to gather more facts about the human brain than we've ever before known. These advancements have proven the brain to be more capable than we realized, but scientists have also found evidence to …

Ancient Viruses Are Buried in Your DNA

In July, scientists reported that a strange protein courses through the veins of pregnant women. No one is sure what it’s there for.<p>What makes this protein, called Hemo, so unusual is that it’s not made by the mother. Instead, it is made in her fetus and in the placenta, by a gene that originally …

A neuroscientist who studies decision-making reveals the 6 most important choices you can make

Turns out, humans are pretty lousy decision-makers. We fall victim to bias, let emotions cloud our judgment, and tire of making choices pretty quickly.<p>But Cerf has also learned that making a handful of really smart choices at the right moment can eliminate the need to make hundreds of smaller, …

Outsourcing

FDA OKs a blood sugar monitor that doesn't need fingerpricks

A fingerprick isn't <i>just a fingerprick</i> when you have to do it all the time to test your blood sugar levels. Thankfully, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first continuous glucose monitoring system for adults that doesn't require you to draw blood several times a day. Abbott's …

39 Books That Are Actually Scary

Um... maybe don't read these if you're home alone.<p><i>Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

The ‘untranslatable’ emotions you never knew you had

From gigil to wabi-sabi and tarab, there are many foreign emotion words with no English equivalent. Learning to identify and cultivate these experiences could give you a richer and more successful life.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>Have …

Language

A warming Arctic can actually make our winters colder

Can you say polar vortex?<p>The winter of 2014-2015 is remembered, at least by many, as the winter that the city of Boston lost its mind. That is the winter when New England—a region synonymous with frost—managed to capture national attention for receiving what can only be described as <i>preposterous</i> …

How to Train Yourself to Think Differently and Permanently Rewire Your Brain, According to Science | Inc.com

The conversations you have with yourself have a direct impact on how you feel and how you behave. If your self-talk is filled with self-doubt, harsh criticism, and catastrophic predictions, you'll struggle to reach your goals.<p>But you don't have to let a pessimistic outlook or foreboding inner …

The Brain

Why 'Why Buddhism Is True' Is True

Here is one thing author Robert Wright and I agree on when it comes to Buddhist meditation: It's really, really boring.<p>At least, it's boring in the beginning. But there is another thing we agree on, too. That <i>initial</i> meditative boredom is actually a door. It's an opening that can lead us to …

Meditation

Why the Last Snow on Earth May Be Red

Every spring, in alpine regions around the world, one of Earth’s tiniest migrations takes place. The migrants are single-celled green algae; they are kin to seaweed, but instead of living in the sea they live in snow. (Snow weed, maybe?) They spend the winter deep in the snowpack, atop last …

Over a hundred people could be living in a lunar village on the MOON by 2040 says European Space Agency

In less than 25 years, up to 100 humans could have a permanent settlement on the moon, according to experts from the European Space Agency (ESA).<p>Not …

Scientists sprinkle "magic dust" of light and matter for faster supercomputers

Supercomputers rely on a "brute force" approach to solve problems, performing billions of calculations very quickly until they arrive at the optimal …

Dubai tests a passenger drone for its flying taxi service

Dubai was serious when it said it wants to be first in the world to offer a flying taxi service. That's why on Monday, it staged a maiden test flight for one of its potential taxis: a two-seater, 18-rotor unmanned flying vehicle made by German firm Volocopter, which is backed by fellow German …

Nerve implant 'restores consciousness' to man in persistent vegetative state

A 35-year-old man who had been in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) for 15 years has shown signs of consciousness after receiving a pioneering therapy involving nerve stimulation.<p>The treatment challenges a widely-accepted view that there is no prospect of a patient recovering consciousness if …

Neurology

CRISPR gene-editing could result in more successful birth rates

Gene-edited human embryos are offering new insights into the earliest stages of development, and could reduce the risk of miscarriage at the outset of pregnancy. In a new study, researchers from the UK's Francis Crick Institute used CRISPR Cas9 to block a gene (known as OCT4) in human embryos. By …

This ancient mind trick can vastly improve your memory

In Arthur Conan Doyle's detective novel <i>A Study in Scarlet</i> (1887) we learn that Sherlock Holmes used the most effective memory system known: a memory …

Chronometry

Five Ways to Get CRISPR into the Body - MIT Technology Review

The gene-editing technology CRISPR has the potential to treat—and possibly cure—any number of diseases. But in order for the DNA editing to happen …

Genetics

This Worm Has Gone 18 Million Years Without Sex, And We Now Know Its Secret

It has no regrets.<p><i>Diploscapter pachys</i> has a lineage that goes back about 18 million, and in all that time it seems the tiny little roundworm hasn't …

All blue-eyed people have a single ancestor in common

New research shows that all blue-eyed people share a common ancestor. This person lived more than 6,000 years ago and carried a genetic mutation that has now spread across the world.<p>The exact cause remains to be determined, but scientists do know that eye color began to change long before recorded …