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MIT’s latest invention pulls clean drinking water out of thin air

For people in the world without easy access to drinkable water, the idea of being able to pull it straight out of the sky, even in the driest of …

This Galaxy Has Almost No Dark Matter—and Scientists Are Baffled

If astronomers really have found an "undark" galaxy, it’s a strong clue that dark matter is real.<p>An unusual galaxy far, far away is stumping astronomers not because of what’s there, but because of what’s missing.<p><b>What is this thing?</b><p>About 65 million light-years away, the galaxy called NGC1052-DF2 is …

Cosmology

3 Variations of This Classic Yoga Pose That Are Guaranteed to Fire Up Your Core

Not a fan of crunches? Try these three variations of the core-sculpting Boat Pose that are so effective, you'll only be able to do them for a few …

Peter Thiel reportedly considered leaving Facebook's board

The investor who made a massive bet on Facebook thought about exiting over national politics, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>Peter Thiel, the venture capitalist renowned for his early investments and his conservative views, considered resigning from Facebook's board of directors because of …

Silicon Valley

The "father of artificial intelligence" says singularity is 30 years away

You’ve probably been told that the singularity is coming. It is that long-awaited point in time — likely, a point in our very near future — when …

Singularity

Get Ready — Quantum Computing Is Finally Here

The hype that has been building around quantum computing, a potentially revolutionary technology that has been a dream of physicists and computer …

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

The United States comprises several different regions, each with its own rich history and cultural identity.<p>Exactly where those regions start and end has been a long-running debate, but according to author Colin Woodard, the United States can be divided into 11 distinct sub-nations.<p>Woodard mapped …

New Mexico

The Power of Meditation

In today’s busy world of working, networking, and the ongoing assaults of emails, texts, and family problems, we are saturated with the stress of psychological overload. Our minds are rarely at rest and our bodies are paying the price. You finish the end of a normal day and find that stress has …

How 'wi-fi' connects human brains and explains why people have 'gut feelings'

Humans brains are interconnected through type of 'wi-fi' which allows us to pick up far more information about other people than we are aware of, a leading professor claims.<p>Prof Digby Tantam, Clinical Professor of Psychotherapy, at the University of Sheffield, believes that language plays only a …

I Read 156 Books This Year. Here Are 3 Things I Learned.

"I think that's how and why I read so much: the possibility of discovering something that will grab me, shake me, and even change me."

Books

Putin calls Trump to thank him for shared intelligence information

Russian President Vladimir Putin called U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday morning to thank him for providing a tip that allegedly thwarted a terrorist bomb plot in St. Petersburg, officials said.<p>The Kremlin was the first first to share details about the call and White House Press Secretary …

Donald Trump

How Breathing Calms Your Brain, And Other Science-Based Benefits Of Controlled Breathing

The science of breathing stands on quite ancient foundations. Centuries of wisdom instructs us to pay closer attention to our breathing, the most basic of things we do each day. And yet, maybe because breathing is so basic, it’s also easy to ignore. A brief review of the latest science on breathing …

The Brain

Manneesh De Moor Feat. Sudha - Moola Meditation (LokalAffair Edit)

Monster Planet, Tiny Star: Record-Breaking Duo Puzzles Astronomers

A giant planet has been found orbiting an ultracool dwarf star — the largest planet compared to its star ever found — leaving scientists baffled at …

Neutron star smashup seen for first time, 'transforms' understanding of Universe

For the first time, scientists have witnessed the cataclysmic crash of two ultra-dense neutron stars in a galaxy far away, and concluded that such …

Universe

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 …

Biology

Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

Archer's Pose asks a lot of the hips, but it’s worth it: Yoga Moves | Toronto Star

The Moves<p>Welcome to the Wild, Wild East! This is the Republic of Tuva in Eastern Siberia, home of the Genghis Blues, where cowboys, wrestlers, and …

5 Yoga Flows To Try If You Need To Relieve Stress But Only Have 10 Minutes To Spare

I wish I could say that being a yoga teacher automatically means I am 100 percent stress-free, in tune with my surrounding energy, and zen AF at all …

The theory of energy chakras: How to balance your throat chakra

You know that feeling when you want to say something and feel like you’d burst if you don’t? That’s your emotional clutter wanting to come out via …

Facebook Figured Out My Family Secrets, And It Won't Tell Me How

Rebecca Porter and I were strangers, as far as I knew. Facebook, however, thought we might be connected. Her name popped up this summer on my list of …

Runner? Got hip pain? Here’s how to deal with it according to a physiotherapist

Whether it’s a little niggle or a deeper ache, hip pain is just one of many ailments runners are prone to.<p>So what should you do to avoid getting it? …

Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa, scientists find

The history of human evolution has been rewritten after scientists discovered that Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa.<p>Currently, most experts believe that our human lineage split from apes around seven million years ago in central Africa, where hominids remained for the next five …

Paleontology

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

Ancient Alien Artifacts From Egypt Found In Jerusalem And Kept Secret By Rockfeller Museum

Alien and UFO hunters are puzzled with claims of significant ancient Egyptian artefacts discovered in Jerusalem house of famous Egyptologist Sir …

Neuroscience and psychology have rendered it basically unnecessary to have a soul

Many people today believe they possess a soul. While conceptions of the soul differ, many would describe it as an “invisible force that appears to animate us.”<p>It’s often believed the soul can survive death and is intimately associated with a person’s memories, passions and values. Some argue the …

Consciousness

5 Signs You're a Lot Smarter Than You Think

These surprising qualities and habits might indicate a higher intelligence.<p>Psychologist Dr. Jeremy Dean, founder and author of the popular website PsyBlog, caught my attention recently with an article about some really odd signs that suggest your IQ may be above average.<p>I went around the internet …

This New Study Will Change the Way You View Your Anxiety

It turns out anxiety may serve a purpose beyond making you run back to your apartment to make sure you blew out your candle. Insight from David …

Language Is Home In 'When In French'

Are you a different person when you speak a foreign language? That's just one of the questions <i>New Yorker</i> writer and native North Carolinian Lauren Collins explores in this engaging and surprisingly meaty memoir, about her strenuous efforts to master French after marrying a Frenchman whose name — …

Language

Study finds a key to nerve regeneration

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have found a switch that redirects helper cells in the peripheral nervous system into “repair” …