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Mini Brains Just Got Creepier—They’re Growing Their Own Veins

The first human brain balls—aka cortical spheroids, aka neural organoids—agglomerated into existence just a few short years ago. In the beginning, …

University of Pennsylvania

Exclusive: Tracing ISIS’ Weapons Supply Chain—Back to the US

“Habibi! Aluminium!”<p>The call echoes through the courtyard of a trash-strewn home in Tal Afar, a remote outpost in northern Iraq. It is late September …

'Tobacco at a cancer summit': Trump coal push savaged at climate conference

The US administration’s attempt to portray fossil fuels as vital to reducing poverty and saving US jobs is ridiculed in Bonn<p>The Trump team was heckled and interrupted by a protest song at the UN’s climate change summit in Bonn on Monday after using its only official appearance to say fossil fuels …

Fossil Fuels

The Supreme Court Has An Ethics Problem

Justices on the high court don’t have to follow the same code of conduct as they do in lower courts. That needs to change.<p>A few days before the Supreme Court returned from its summer break, Justice Neil Gorsuch, the court’s newest member, attended a luncheon at the Trump International Hotel, where …

Codes of Conduct

The Complete Voice Strategy Guide for Marketers

Preface<p><i>This post serves a dual purpose: it's a practical guide to the realities of preparing for voice right now, but equally it's a rallying call to</i> …

SEO

Being more comfortable around strangers could come down to a simple mental shift

In its video and accompanying article, the educational company The School of Life presents a new way of thinking about shyness — suggesting that it results when we exaggerate our differences from others.<p>Our brains are wired to notice and exaggerate our differences<p>Research from psychology lends …

Psychology

The hidden ways that architecture affects how you feel

As more of us flock to urban living, city designers are re-thinking buildings’ influence on our moods in an era of “neuro-architecture”.<p>“We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us,” mused Winston Churchill in 1943 while considering the repair of the bomb-ravaged House of …

World Trade Center

Clues point to possible North Korean involvement in massive cyberattack

Security researchers have found digital clues in the malware used in last weekend's global ransomware attack that might indicate North Korea is involved, although they caution the evidence is not conclusive.<p>An early version of the "WannaCry" ransomware that affected more than 150 countries and …

Cybersecurity

Attachment Apartments!

What if your furniture wasn’t modular, but rather your apartment was? Inspired by the Nagakin Capsule Tower from the 1970s, the Pod Skyscraper is …

O'Keefe Caught Trying to Bribe Protestors to Riot at Inauguration

Right wing fake newsman and agent provocateur James O’Keefe has been caught attempting to bribe protesters to riot at Trump’s inauguration. This time …

U.S. Ranks 23rd Out of 30 Developed Countries for Inequality

A comprehensive index from the World Economic Forum finds that for such a rich country, America isn't doing all that well at creating prosperity.<p>The United States is one of the richest countries in the world. It is also one of the most unequal. As a report released today shows, the U.S. ranks 23 …

Income Inequality

Wyoming Bill Would Outlaw Renewable Energy

Republican lawmakers in Wyoming have introduced a bill that would block the use of renewable energy in the state. If passed, utilities that use wind …

25 Enlightening Quotes From Thich Nhat Hanh That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Ever heard of Thich Nhat Hanh? If you haven’t, he is master Buddhist teacher who is renowned for his amazing wisdom on self-compassion, mindfulness …

A Simple Mindfulness Strategy That Literally Rewires Your Brain to Let Go of Negativity

In the center of everyone’s being is a place of pure peace. But as we go through life, we tend to be taken away from this deep sense of self as a …

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

How to Support Mental Health Through Urban Planning

This group advocates designing cities with emotional well-being in mind.<p>TheTokyo-based psychiatrist Layla McCay founded the Center for Urban Design and Mental Health over a year ago, and it’s grown at a more rapid pace than she expected. “Be careful of finding an unmet need,” she jokes, noting that …

Breathing modulates brain activity and mental function

New research shows that the rhythm of breathing directly impacts neural activity in a network of brain areas involved in smell, memory and emotions<p>The rhythm of breathing co-ordinates electrical activity across a network of brain regions associated with smell, memory, and emotions, and can enhance …

The Brain

9 Archaeological Sites of Biblical Importance

Archaeology might raise more questions about the Bible than it answers, but that doesn’t stop millions of religious tourists from flocking to the …

Groundbreaking fMRI study finds 4 distinct neurological subtypes of depression - ExtremeTech

By on December 20, 2016 at 12:02 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>New research from Weill Cornell …

I’m a therapist. Here’s how I help patients traumatized by the election.

I am a psychotherapist — specifically, a trauma therapist — in New York City. And in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s win, patients and colleagues told me they felt less safe walking down the street. “I feel like I did after 9/11,” one said. “People on the subways look like they are in mourning,” …

Le Corbusier’s Color Theories, Explained

The Swiss architect was a stickler for color, as a rare wallpaper book now up for auction shows.<p>Henry Ford was famous for saying a customer could have any color of car she or he wanted, so long as it’s black–a nod to how the industrialist viewed color, all function no fun. Black paint dried the …

Design

How to Create Amazing Infographics

The internet is a perfect medium for infographics. Readers find them easy to comprehend, full of good information, and even get a little …

Infographics

Closing the distance between now and the future

New approaches for building systems empathy in design<p>I recently wrote an article for EPIC People, a global organization focused on ethnography in …

UX Design

These Wild Sculptures Actually Generate Green Energy

The enormous sculpture looks, in the artist’s rendering, like the sails of a fleet of futuristic ships whose bodies have just sunk beneath the …

Solar cell sucks up CO2 and spits burnable fuel out the other side

Recreating a plant's ability to use sunlight to turn carbon dioxide into fuel, something known as artificial photosynthesis, is one of the holy …

The New Science of Empathic Accuracy Could Transform Society

Do you believe that the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and feel empathetic is more the result of gut intuition or systematic …

Psychology

17 Genius Cooking Tricks That Professional Chefs Want You To Know

Steal their secrets and everything you make will get a little bit more delicious.

Eggs

Is addiction really a disease?

Treating addiction as if it is a learned pattern of thinking gives addicts the chance to stay clean<p>What is addiction? For the majority who have strong opinions on the matter, addiction is a disease. In fact it’s “a chronic relapsing brain disease” according to the American National Institute on …

Drug Addiction

12 Travel Map Apps That Beat Google Maps Whether or Not You Have WiFi

Chunky GPS units are a thing of the past. These days, everyone is finding their way by using their smartphones. Although we’ll be the first to admit that we love the industry standard, Google Maps (especially with the new pit stop function), there are a few things that GM just can’t account for. …

Apps