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Your Creative Calendar: 68 Things To Do, See, And Hear This November

Get ready for the return of Bad Moms, Taylor Swift, and Spike Lee’s TV series debut with your Creative Calendar for November.<p>The only thing more depressing than losing post-5 p.m. sunsets for months on end is the tone of some movies released during those months. That’s right: The first weekend in …

What Goes On In A Woman's Brain When She Has An Orgasm. It's Complicated.

What is happening in a woman’s brain when she is having an orgasm? Is brain activity during an orgasm different from the period of intense sexual arousal that immediately precedes orgasm? Does it make a difference whether the woman masturbates or is stimulated by a partner? A study carried out by a …

Neurology

Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists

Chronic use leads to chronic problems.<p>In March, long-term marijuana smoker Woody Harrelson surprised fans by announcing he was giving up his chronic …

Neuroscience

Dolphins have ‘human-like’ societies...but are held back by a lack of opposable thumbs, say scientists

Whales and dolphins live in human-like societies and share similar brain evolution to primates and man, scientist have concluded.<p>A new study which looked at 90 species found a link between brain size and social and cultural traits in marine mammals.<p>It is the first time that scientists have …

Marine Mammals

10 Essential Products Every Female Traveler Needs

Traveling is never easy for females, what with all the individual beauty products, outfit planning, and millions of pairs of shoes that yes, we do …

Finally, More Women Are Asking for Raises. But There’s a Catch.

They find they pay a price for getting what they want<p>Women don’t get raises, the conventional wisdom goes, because they simply don’t ask.<p>A new study conducted by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Co. casts doubt on that assumption. Women are in fact negotiating for raises and promotions just as much as …

Research

The Secret Lives of Leonardo da Vinci

Walter Isaacson’s biography portrays a man obsessed with knowledge and almost impossible to know.<p>In Renaissance Florence, a number of designated boxes placed throughout the city allowed citizens to make anonymous denunciations of various moral crimes—in 1461, for example, the artist-monk Filippo …

The great writers forgotten by history

Ever heard of Alexander Baron or Mary Elizabeth Braddon? They’re just some of the overlooked authors we need to rediscover, writes Hephzibah Anderson.<p>What do Agatha Christie’s favourite mystery novelist, the winner of the 1973 Booker Prize, and a writer who reputedly bashed out 100 million words, …

A Rare Element From The Edge of The Periodic Table Is Breaking Quantum Mechanics

This is amazing.<p>There's a lot we don't know about the actinides. On the periodic table, this series of heavy, radioactive elements hangs at the …

Study Reveals The Two Pop Songs Most Enjoyed By Psychopaths

Ever wondered what type of music psychopaths most enjoy? Probably not. But if pushed you might guess something like 'death metal', 'angry rap' or …

Brain's Link To Immune System Might Help Explain Alzheimer's

Fresh evidence that the body's immune system interacts directly with the brain could lead to a new understanding of diseases from multiple sclerosis to Alzheimer's.<p>A study of human and monkey brains found lymphatic vessels — a key part of the body's immune system — in a membrane that surrounds the …

Immune System

Tom Petty, Rock Icon Who Led the Heartbreakers, Dead at 66

Tom Petty, the dynamic and iconoclastic frontman who led the band the Heartbreakers, died Monday. He was 66. Petty's death was confirmed by Tony …

Music

America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts

In the developed world, these levels of gun violence are a uniquely American problem. Here’s why.<p>America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. But America’s relationship with guns is unique in …

Guns

University professor accused of sexual harassment of 14 students

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A renowned University of Rochester professor who has worked here for a decade has been accused in a federal complaint of having sexual relationships and using illegal drugs with students; making inappropriate, humiliating or condescending comments to and about female students and …

Higher Education

Lost City of Alexander The Great Thought to Be Found After 2,000 Years

It was first revealed by 1960s spies.<p>An ancient city thought to have been founded in the era of Alexander the Great has been discovered after being …

Archaeology

A study of the world's richest 100 people reveals the common first job of billionaires

British recruiting firm Aaron Wallis broke down the backgrounds of the world's 100 richest people, and found that 10% of them started out hawking goods and services.<p>"It could be that people who are familiar with business deals at an early point in their career will take this forward to be …

Ikigai: Why you need to try the Japanese secret to a long and happy life

<b>If you tried the Danish concept of hygge last year, embracing the joy of cosiness, then it's time to turn your attention to a new lifestyle principle</b> …

This Is the Best Place to Live in America

See which spots topped this year's list.<p>The basic elements that make somewhere a great place to live rarely change—good schools, a good economy, good …

Leapfactory Frame Home

By combining solar components and prefab construction, the Leapfactory Frame Home can inhabit any location. The structure is crafted from …

9 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design, According To Ideo, Microsoft, Autodesk, MIT, And More

“Our profession is in between ‘utopia and oblivion.’ It will be oblivion if we continue focusing on minor aesthetic problems.”<p>The world is changing faster than ever–socially, technologically, environmentally, politically, and economically. In the midst of these shifts, designers have the crucial …

21 Websites Designers Love That Can Spark Ideas for Non-Designers | Inc.com

If you want to keep up-to-date on business as an entrepreneur, you go to inc.com.<p>What if you want to keep up-to-date on <i>design</i>, where do you go? Especially if you're <i>not</i> a designer?<p>Here is a list of our favorite websites compiled by our studio, Birsel + Seck. These are the links we go to for …

Pew Research Center

Some Fatty Acids Tied to Brain's Attention Network, Intelligence

In a new study, University of Illinois researchers found that monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) — a class of nutrients found in olive oils, nuts, …

MIT Researchers Propose an Ancient Technology to Store Clean Energy

What's old may become new again.<p>A new proposal from MIT researchers looks at how firebricks, clay bricks used in ovens as far back as 3,000 years …

Forget about work and keep a dream diary: how to think creatively

Most of us know that creativity is not just for artists – it has always been key to entrepreneurial success. Pushing heretical ideas, having a unique vision, thinking imaginatively and counterintuitively are the very definitions of creativity in business. In a world where a single original idea, …

Creativity

Yakuza Revolution: From Bruisers to Boy Scouts?

Two years after the Yamaguchi-gumi split, it’s no longer business as usual for Japan’s crime syndicates. But police suspect a …

The female director who was issued a fatwa for her first film

<b>When 35-year-old Maysaloun Hamoud, a Palestinian director, said she wanted to "stir things up" with her movies - she achieved it.</b><p>Her first feature film, In Between, has resulted with her being issued with a fatwa (Islamic religious ruling), as well as death threats.<p>The movie, which is released in …

A medical breakthrough that hacks genes to fight cancer just got approved, and it's the beginning of 'a big new field of medicine'

The drug, called Kymriah, is a highly personalized cancer treatment called CAR T-cell therapy (CAR is short for chimeric antigen receptor).<p>It's a type of cancer immunotherapy, which harnesses the body's immune system to take on cancer cells. In this case, the therapy removes a person's cells, …

Immunotherapy

Minnesota Finds a Way to Slow Soaring Health Premiums

MINNEAPOLIS — Last fall, as consumers in Minnesota were facing health insurance rate increases of 50 percent or more, Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, said the Affordable Care Act was “no longer affordable to increasing numbers of people.” The state’s top insurance regulator said the Minnesota market …

Health Care

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet John Ashbery dies

One of the world's greatest contemporary poets, John Ashbery, has died aged 90. Critical recognition in the 1970s turned him from an obscure …

Stephen Hawking mission to find alien civilisation detects radio signals coming from dwarf galaxy

Astronomers hunting for signs of intelligent alien life in the universe have recorded 15 mysterious radio signals coming from a dwarf galaxy three billion light years away.<p>The team is part of the Breakthrough Listen project, set up by Professor Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, …

Physics