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OK, WTF Is a Time Crystal?

Physicists have made a new phase of matter called a time crystal—but what does that even mean?<p>Last month, a team of physicists from UC Berkeley said they'd created a blueprint for a new phase of matter called a time crystal. Their paper, in <i>Physical Review Letters</i>, turned what was once a pretty far …

Stretch Any Body Part With This Chart

If you have trouble figuring out the best way to stretch a particular muscle, try this chart that has a huge range of stretches for each body part. …

Exercise

The perfect kitchen appliance for people who suck at cooking

LAS VEGAS — Despite America's love for kitchen appliances and hardware, we've been seriously missing out on a popular piece of luxury food technology …

Here's a recipe for "Christmas Crack," aka, the sweetest holiday dessert ever

We’re beginning to think <i>You Suck at Cooking</i> needs to rename their YouTube channel because their mouthwatering recipe for “Christmas Crack” is …

Beyond Artificial Intelligence

The year 2016 witnessed rapid strides in IT, moving us closer to what futurists call a singularity — AI (including sub disciplines such ad machine …

Why Scientists Are Still Flummoxed by Alzheimer's

Preventing memory loss and restoring it once it’s gone is the holy grail of brain science. In the United States alone, an estimated 5 million people …

Potential Breakthrough In Alzheimer's Research -- and What You Can Do Now

In an aging world the rampant destruction of families and emotions due to Alzheimer’s disease is increasing. Around the planet forty-seven million …

Dementia

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

Researchers may have uncovered an algorithm that explains intelligence

What if a simple algorithm were all it took to program tomorrow’s artificial intelligence to think like humans?<p>According to a paper published in the journal Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, it may be that easy — or difficult. Are you a glass-half-full or half-empty kind of person?<p>Researchers …

Trump appears open to compromise on Obamacare

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump appeared open Friday to compromising on his oft-repeated pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare -- citing a conversation with none other than President Barack Obama himself.<p>But the openness was complicated by a shift in the official positions listed …

A New Paper Claims Our Understanding of Gravity Is Totally Wrong

What if gravity is just an illusion?<p>A theoretical physicist has come up with a new hypothesis that could finally explain the mystery of dark matter - …

Dark Matter

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

Washington University in St. Louis

Kernel’s Quest to Enhance Human Intelligence

<i>Today I’m announcing a $100M commitment to Kernel in an effort to enhance human intelligence and reimagine our future. Unlocking our brain is the</i> …

One of The Physicists Behind The Higgs Boson Has Made an Algorithm to Replace The Pill

It's up to 99.5% effective at stopping pregnancy.<p>One of the physicists who helped find the Higgs boson, Elina Berglund, has spent the past three …

The Amazing Adolescent Brain

It appears that the brain changes characteristic of adolescence are among the most dramatic and important to occur during the human life span.<p>There …

The Money Maker: How To Get The V-Shaped Cut In Your Lower Abs!

These can be devastatingly sexy, I agree. For those of you who don't know what a Money Maker is... let me explain. It is a "V" shaped cut in the …

Heartbreak and Home Runs: The Power of First Experiences

Patricia was a 15-year-old high school cheerleader in her 10th year of Catholic school.<p>Chuck was a basketball star, a senior from the rough side of …

Meditation takes many forms. Quietly ponder these insights

Scientific and secular supporters of meditation are using the ancient practice as an aid for modern afflictions such as high blood pressure, insomnia, depression and anxiety.<p>"Thirty million Americans have tried meditation. It's in the mainstream and it's good for your mental health," said Varun …

What Math Looks Like in the Mind

In a surprise to scientists, it appears blind people process numbers by tapping into a part of their brains that’s reserved for images in sighted individuals.<p>Humans are born to do math, and they have the brain infrastructure to prove it—including a cluster of specialized nerve cells for processing …

What Kind of Drunk Are You, According to Science?

Ernest Hemingway, Nutty Professor, Mary Poppins, or Mr. Hyde?<p>We all have that friend who gets belligerent when wasted, screaming at a trash can that it doesn't understand the finer points of modern architecture or Al Pacino's acting<i>.</i> Or the one friend who gets so giggly that even the lamest joke …

Most people fall under 4 personality types: study

A new European study on human behaviour suggests that people can be divided into one of four main personality types -- with 'Envious' being the most …

Mars Had Liquid Water a Billion Years Longer Than We Even Thought Possible

And melting snow.<p>New evidence from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed that entire networks of lakes and streams fed by melting snow …

A year ago, scientists cracked one of Einstein's greatest mysteries — now a bizarre new form of astronomy is emerging

It was the first evidence of gravitational waves— ripples in the fabric of space that careen across the universe, right through everything and everyone.<p>Einstein first predicted their existence 100 years ago, yet the famous scientist doubted we'd ever find any.<p>However, scientists from the Laser …

What's Really Warming the World? Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise

Methodology<p>NASA's Model<p>Researchers who study the Earth's climate create models to test their assumptions about the causes and trajectory of global …

“Impossible” Time Crystals May Actually Be Real, Say Physicists

Cutting edge physics research gives us another remarkable idea that sounds like something out of a science fiction novel. In 2012, Nobel-Prize …

The Simple Mind Trick That Instantly Makes You More Persuasive

Mastering the art of persuasion is as simple as beginning with "You're right."<p>Even as neuroscientists continue to unearth new discoveries about the human brain, some of the most effective brain hacks have been around for years. Take Blaise Pascal, for example, born in 1623. The 17th-century French …

Dolphins recorded having a conversation 'just like two people' for first time

Two dolphins have been recorded having a conversation for the first time after scientists developed an underwater microphone which could distinguish the animals' different "voices".<p>Researchers have known for decades that the mammals had an advanced form of communication, using distinctive clicks …

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