Geoffrey Meyer

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If You Want to Have Lucid Dreams, Here's a Tip From a Recent Study

We're so down for this.<p>Having a degree of control of our dreams while we're in the middle of them can be one hell of a fun ride, adding a vivid new …

Consciousness

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

The thing that makes you a "morning person" or a "night owl" isn't an arbitrary preference or tendency. It's something that's fundamentally part of your biological makeup — and something that we ignore at our own peril.<p>On Monday, Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the …

Nobel Prize

Investigators suspect iOS device in plane crash that killed 66

French officials are investigating the possibility of whether an iPhone or iPad was the cause of EgyptAir Flight 804.<p>The 2016 crashed killed 66 people yet the investigators have been stumped on what brought the plane down. Some new clues may hint that it was an overheating iOS device that sparked …

How Washington hard-liners helped to create the North Korean crisis

<i>Mike Chinoy is a non-resident senior fellow at the University of Southern California’s U.S.-China Institute and the author of two books on North Korea: “</i><i>Meltdown: The Inside Story of the North Korean Crisis“</i> <i>and “</i><i>The Last POW</i><i>.” He has visited North Korea 17 times.</i><p>The conventional narrative about the …

North Korea
North Korea

10 Insanely Cool Caribbean Travel Adventures You Must Try

When planning your next travel adventure to the Caribbean, try and venture out and do something you have never done before, whether it be hiking up a …

What Will Happen When Betelgeuse Explodes?

Every star will someday run out of fuel in its core, bringing an end to its run as natural source of nuclear fusion in the Universe. While stars like our Sun will fuse hydrogen into helium and then — swelling into a red giant — helium into carbon, there are other, more massive stars which can …

Astrophysics

A Bizarre Physics Law Is Making Superfluid Helium Behave Like an Actual Black Hole

"It points to a deeper understanding of reality."<p>Of all the laws of physics, this is arguably one of the strangest - scientists have discovered that …

Kyushu island, Japan: shrines and shugendo on the Kunisaki peninsula

A walking holiday on the Japanese island takes in rice-covered valleys, forests of cedar and bamboo, and the spirit of shugendo – though fortunately not its testing rituals<p>As Japanese lifestyle fads go, the ancient art of shugendo isn’t going to knock Marie Kondo off the bestseller lists. Its …

We Can Now Harness The Tardigrade's Strangest Superpower - And Give It to Other Organisms

Turn them into living glass.<p>Tiny tardigrades - also known as water bears and moss piglets - have many strange properties, including being able to …

The 3 Ways That Parallel Universes Could Be Real

The idea that things exist in a particular, well-defined state at all times where their properties can be determined so long as you can measure them well enough was fundamental to how we conceived of the Universe. When quantum physics came along, that idea went right out the window, never to …

Dark Matter

7 of the best TV features you should be using

Your new TV likely has a lot features buried in its settings menu that you didn't know exist. Here are the ones you should check out.<p>When you first buy a new television, you might spend the first hour or so digging through the menus, making sure all the settings are properly configured. After that, …

Former TWA pilots sue American Airlines, union over contract dispute that could lead to demotions

Three former Trans World Airlines pilots are suing American Airlines and its pilots union over their handling of a contractual dispute that could see …

You and Your Girlfriends Need to Book a Vacation to This Island Stat

We spent the weekend with Sanuk surfer Kiana Fores and found all the most Instagram-worthy spots for your next girls' trip.<p>"The Common Grounds hike is like a real life Willy Wonka tropical land" — Kiana Fores

Why time management is ruining our lives

All of our efforts to be more productive backfire – and only make us feel even busier and more stressed<p>The eternal human struggle to live meaningfully in the face of inevitable death entered its newest phase one Monday in the summer of 2007, when employees of Google gathered to hear a talk by a …

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about …

Alan Turing

7 Habits of Happily Married Couples

I was on the phone with my wife Ashley and we were sharing details about each other’s mornings like we do almost every morning. When I said, “I love …

How To Fix Common iOS 10 Problems And Bugs

Here's how you can fix some of the most common iOS 10 problems that you may be having on your compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch device.<br>[ …

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Bill Nye Rips CNN For Having 'Climate Change Denier Meteorologist'

"Knock yourselves out, but this is a big problem and it’s not going to go away.”<p>Bill Nye doesn’t mince words when it comes to climate change.<p>CNN brought the “Science Guy” on the network to talk about the severe flooding in Louisiana, where at least 13 people have been killed and 60,000 homes …

Marie Kondo's popular organizing tips can also help your relationship

<b>Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up, $12.42, amazon.com</b><p>Even though she’s not a relationship expert and her work focuses more on the art of folding laundry rather than how to get your partner to help with said laundry, Kondo says in her book that she’s …

Minimalism

Gorilla Cracks Glass Window At Zoo After Little Girl Beats Chest

A young girl playfully beat her chest at a silverback gorilla at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska. Moments later, the gorilla charged, smashed …

Gorillas

North Korea May Have Pulled Off a Series of Stunning Cyber Bank Heists

Is a certain dashing, well-dressed dictator the mysterious mastermind of a massive bank heist from earlier this year?<p>According to CNN Money, North …

Thousands of Bees Chased This Car For 2 Days Looking For Their Queen

BEES!!<p>If you've been online today, you might have heard the news about the crazed swarm of bees that chased down a poor woman in a Mitsubishi …

GPS maps show the wild adventures your cat goes on night

Cats love to wander — but just how far they go is pretty wild.<p>More than one dozen cats were fitted with GPS trackers to show the distance they roam …

This Woman's Genius Folding Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Pack a Bag

You'll fit two weeks' worth of outfits in one carry-on.<p>We're seldom able to travel with just a carry-on bag, which is annoying because that means we have to pay at least $50 to check bags both to and from our destinations, in addition to the price of the plane ticket. Part of that reason is because …

How Jellyfish, Nanobots and Naked Mole Rats Could Make Humans Immortal

We spoke to the world's leading experts in the field of human life extension to get an update on how close we are to living forever.<p>Dr Chris Faulkes is standing in his laboratory, tenderly caressing what looks like a penis. It's not his penis, nor mine, and it's definitely not that of the only …

Biology

Here's the Memory Trick That Science Says Works

If the brain could brag that’s pretty much all it would do. It’s easily the most complicated organ in your body, and, more than that, the nimblest …

Smuggled North Korea photos give rare look at life outside the capital

Most pictures available outside North Korea are of Pyongyang. That's because tourism is restricted to the capital, and border control staff check — …

11 cool online stores for home decor and high design

Don't spend it all in one place<p>In the age of Amazon, shopping for great design online has never been easier. Here, we've rounded up a handful of our favorite sites offering something special when it comes to home decor and design. From handcrafted artisanal chairs to sleek ceramic objects 3D …