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The art that shows what goes on deep in the human brain

<b>From scary sleep paralysis, to recalling memories that never happened, a new exhibition is exploring the art inspired by human consciousness. Here, we see how artists have interpreted moments from the mind.</b><p>Do you dream sweet dreams each night - drifting gently in and out of sleep? Or is the …

Neurophilosophy

Samsung sends out invites to 'Unpacked' event to debut Galaxy S7

It looks like we'll know soon enough how many of those Galaxy S7 rumors were true as invitations to Samsung's "Unpacked" event have been sent, …

Scientists baffled by lion with teeth growing out of its forehead

Biologists said they had never seen anything like it when a mountain lion killed in the US state of Idaho was found with a set of fully formed teeth growing out of its forehead<p>A dead mountain lion has baffled biologists with its deformity.<p>When the big cat was legally shot in the US State of Idaho …

Tumors

11 Psychological Tricks to Manipulate People, Ranked in Order of Pure Evilness

Some of these tactics are legit. Others might work, but you'd need a shower afterward. Here they are, ranked from least to most evil.

Psychology

Watch a neural network describe what it sees on a stroll through Amsterdam

Human walks, computer talks<p>In the last few years computers have made massive advances in image recognition. Neural networks especially — systems which can be trained over time — have become eerily good at describing even quite complex scenes. However, as this video from US artist and coder Kyle …

Artificial Intelligence

Satellite launch accident provides unexpected test of Einstein’s theory

A pair of stranded satellites will perform a test of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity that they were not designed to do. The results will be more precise than previous tests<p>It’s a total fluke. No one was thinking about making the most precise test yet of general relativity when the …

Physics

7 Ways to Keep Your Relationship Growing

Many relationships and marriages often fail because of how two people grow together. The relationship either grows into love and harmony - or it grows into suspicion, doubt, resentment - eventually leading to a break up or divorce.<p>Improving our relationship is an ongoing adventure, because a sexy, …

Scientists say this surprising trait could make men more attractive to women

One of the most intriguing pieces of research we came across was a recent small study that found women tend to be more attracted to men who are high in mindfulness, which is the ability to be fully present without judging the difficult thoughts and emotions that arise.<p>For the study, a team of …

Why Blue Origin's Rocket Landing Is Big News For Space Travel

Founder Jeff Bezos hails the historic moment as a "game changer" for space tourism.<p>Blue Origin’s New Shepard became the first fully reusable rocket when it successfully returned to its launchpad after liftoff, the space technology company announced Tuesday morning.<p>The space vehicle reached an …

Space Travel

Photo highlights of the day: forest fires and robots

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including a bushfire in Cape Town and a robot fair in Beijing

Forestry

Scientists discover 308-million-year-old tropical forest in the Arctic

The trees date back approximately 380 million years, to a time when the continents existed in a very different arrangement from today’s world. At …

Global Warming

The Drug Lords of Tomorrow Will Be Biohackers

Brain stimulation is the future of drugs.<p>Through various sources—mainly transhumanist biohacker friends—I've been hearing about how some drug traffickers might be taking an interest in cranial implant technology.<p>If scientists can get a brain implant to give neural stimuli that affects our …

What the Hell Caused This California Road to Suddenly Rise Up and Crumble?

A stretch of Vasquez Canyon Road in Santa Clarita has inexplicably lifted upwards over the course of just a few hours. Geologists are stumped.<p>As CBS …

Here's what Russia will be up against if it decides to mess with Turkey

It should come as no surprise that Turkey was capable of taking out a Russian jet so easily. Turkey's military uses cutting-edge equipment, including some brought in from the US and a surprising amount it builds at home.<p>Here is some of the military hardware used by Turkey:

Military

The Weirdest Things People Have Ordered At Fast-Food Drive-Thrus

<i>By: Kristin Hunt</i><p><i>Credit: DUSTIN DOWNING/THRILLIST</i><p>If you're a waiter or bartender, you've seen your fair share of horrors. But the brave souls manning the headset at fast-food chains aren't any safer, even if they have a wall separating them from the customers. With the help of several Redditors and …

Earth Could Be Surrounded By Long Hairs of Dark Matter

Our planet may be surrounded by filaments of dark matter stretching away from its surface, according to a new study published by NASA researchers.<p>In …

5 Drone Photos That Leave Us Speechless

<i>by the Editors of Condé Nast Traveler</i><p><i>Courtesy fuadariff_user/SkyPixel</i><p>Our friends at SkyPixel are running a drone- and aerial-themed photography competition and some of the submissions have been (very literally) over the top. This technology has already changed the way we capture our …

Why asparagus makes pee smell funny, and other amazing facts about everyday foods and spices

By digging deep into the molecular chemistry of everyday foods and spices, Cambridge-based chemistry teacher Andy Brunning has the answers.<p>And you don't have to be a chemistry-expert to understand them.<p>Brunning heads the popular science website Compound Interest and recently published the book "Why …

An 80-Year-Old Prank Revealed, Hiding in the Periodic Table!

You wouldn’t know it, because it’s hiding down there at the bottom of the periodic table of elements, but it’s a prank—something a five-year-old might do—and the guy who did it was one of the greatest chemists in America. It’s pure silliness, staring right at you, right where I’ve drawn my circle, …

Periodic Table

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books

Russia sends police puppy to France to replace Diesel

In show of solidarity, Russian interior ministry has sent a puppy to France to replace Diesel the police dog who was killed in action last week<p>Russia is to send a puppy to France to replace Diesel, the police dog which was shot and killed during anti-terror raids in Paris last week.<p>The Russia dog – …

NASA has given SpaceX the order to transport astronauts into space in 2017

The next frontier of space travel is coming.<p>On Friday (Nov. 20), NASA awarded a work order to Elon Musk’s private space firm, SpaceX, to transport astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). Boeing received a similar order for a manned flight back in May. The missions will take place on …

Space Travel

Two Women Describe What It's like to Get a Happy Ending Massage

"It was a one-time thing."<p>Cosmopolitan.com spoke with two anonymous women to find out what it's really like to get a post-massage hand-job from a stranger.<p><b>What is you relationship status?</b><p><b>Woman A:</b> Married, but we live apart Monday through Friday.<p><b>Woman B:</b> Currently dating someone.<p><b>How many times have</b> …

Time I

We were married. But there was no sexual attraction

Jonathan Weiler and his wife Anne Menkens were young and recently married, but there was something missing from their relationship – intimacy. They went for therapy and discovered something shocking …<p>We first sought out a couples therapist when our daughter, now 18, was an infant. We were unhappy, …

Love Stories

Climbing On Mount Denali

Photos

The Mali Hotel Attack Is Not Paris, and That's on Us

Where is that handy Facebook Activate tool this morning?<p>Back in July of 2012, three American commandoes died in Mali when their vehicle went off a bridge and into the Niger River. The general reaction in this country can be summed up in the phrase, "What in the unholy <i>fck</i> are American soldiers doing …

Africa

Value of huge Botswana diamond 'unknown'

Lucara mining firm attracts many inquiries to buy 1,111-carat gem but says stone not yet valued as it’s too big for onsite equipment and must be flown to Antwerp<p>The Canadian mining company which this week unearthed the world’s largest diamond in more than a century says it cannot put a value on the …

South Africa

19 impossibly detailed views of Earth from space at night

Nothing makes me feel more connected to the rest of the human race than seeing the Earth from space at night.<p>National borders vanish, and rivers of light unite our towns and cities into a single glowing tapestry.<p>Just look at this incredible view of Europe, sparkling with artificial light:<p>Er, wait a …

The Air Force just tested an $8.1 billion nuclear 'gravity bomb'

While this might sound like Earth-shattering news, a gravity bomb is not a futuristic weapons technology brought to Earth by aliens.<p>Instead, a gravity bomb is just that: A bomb powered by gravity. You lug one into the air, drop it, and hope the force of gravity pulls it down to the spot that you've …

Here's how often you should have sex in your relationship to be the happiest

Couples having sex more than once a week do not report being any happier, according to a new study published in Social Psychological and Personality Science, but couples having it less than once a week report being less happy.<p>The study was based on an analysis of the results of surveys of more than …