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Memory loss: what makes people forget who they are?

When amnesia strikes, people can forget everything about their life, including their name. But what causes memory loss? And what happens to people who lose themselves for an hour, a few months – or even for ever?<p>She was missing but police knew where she was. She could not remember her name, her …

The Brain

A new startup claims that '90 percent of our clients see their anxiety decline'

"It started with little things—having trouble making eye contact," he told me.<p>Soon it got worse. Redding, a 28-year-old salesman in Seattle, found himself freaking out during normal, everyday conversations. He worried any time his boss wanted to talk. He would dread his regular sales calls, and the …

8 experiences you should try on Google Cardboard right now

Google Cardboard

AD Classics: V&A Spiral / Daniel Libeskind + Cecil Balmond

The violent insertion of Daniel Libeskind’s Spiral into the Victorian neighborhood of South Kensington renders a cataclysmic disruption into a …

A crazy new theory solves 40-year-old mystery about what happens inside of a black hole

What happens once you cross this threshold is a long-standing mystery that the world's leading scientists have been pondering for decades with little headway.<p>Now, a recent paper presented at a conference in Paris this week has proposed a solution by looking at black holes in a completely different …

New Pinterest board: irregularly stacked boxes

Architects are increasingly taking regular volumes and stacking them askew to create striking new forms. Well-known examples include SANAA's New …

Astronomer Royal Martin Rees: How soon will robots take over the world?

An explosion in artificial intelligence has sent us hurtling towards a post-human future, warns Martin Rees<p>In Davos a few years ago, I met a well-known Indian tycoon. Knowing I had the title Astronomer Royal, he asked: “Do you do the Queen’s horoscopes?” I responded, with a straight face: “If she …

8 Math Tricks That Just Make Your Outfit Work

One of the reasons fashion is our thing — and your thing, too, we bet — is that there are no rules. Beyond ones that keep you from getting arrested …

Regulation

10 Cities That Are Shaping The Future Of Urban Living

Cities are frequently at the front line of innovation when it comes to addressing the changing problems of urban life. Plans to combat climate change, bring about cleaner air and create safer, healthier spaces for citizens are all being executed by mayors and councils in the world's major …

Urban Planning

Study: Rap is more important than The Beatles

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, the most important development in pop music in the past half century is hip-hop.<p>That's not an opinion, it's fact -- backed up by hard data, says a team of researchers from two London universities.<p>In a study published Wednesday in the journal Royal …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How to win any argument: pseudo-scientific neuro-gibberish

Research has revealed that so-called neurobabble is surprisingly convincing – here’s a quick guide to harnessing its persuasive powers<p>If you’re hoping to win an argument this week, try talking neuro-gibberish. Irrelevant neuroscience information – or “neurobabble” – makes for the most convincing …

Neuroscience

The world’s must-visit islands

With draws including Jurassic Park-like scenery, hand-blown glass and thousand-strong king penguin colonies, these five islands don’t need tropical beaches to thrill.<p>Often featuring unique geography, wildlife and culture, islands can easily become a world unto themselves. But to find the most …

Ho Chi Minh City

5 Ideas Shaping the Future of Architecture

Taking input from 2015's most innovative designers, Fast Company Design has complied a fascinating list of 25 ideas that will shape the future of …

Human Computer Interfaces: The Next Hot Innovation In PC Gaming?

I spent the better part of last week at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), checking out a number of new gaming-related innovations poised to hit the market in the next few weeks, months, and (maybe) years. I’m particularly interested in PC hardware, which was good because a number of the major …

Online

Rodent recall: false but happy memories implanted in sleeping mice

Researchers at CRNS in Paris create artificial positive feelings in mouse’s memory for first time during sleep, highlighting possible new treatment for depression<p>Scientists have succeeded in creating false but happy memories in mice, in the first demonstration of memory manipulation during sleep.<p>In …

The Brain

Westsiders Are Reportedly Joining Forces To Drive Out Shortcut-Loving Waze Users

<i>(Photo by F Delventhal via the Creative Commons on Flickr)</i><p>Residents from affluent neighborhoods in Los Angeles are apparently less than enthused …

Pictures of the Week 9.11.14

15 More Upcoming iPhone and iPad Games We’re Excited About

Last month we published an article called 15 Upcoming iPhone and iPad Games We’re Excited About, and with only a few weeks between this and that, it …

The Most Breathtaking Visuals at Beakerhead 2014

For five days in mid-September, Beakerhead throws an extraordinary five-day-long smash-up filled with extraordinary art, memorizing street installations, and thought-provoking talks. Events are spread throughout different locations in Calgary, which started this past Wednesday and just finished up …

Space

4 No-Bake Birthday Cakes for Hot Summer Days

There's no need to turn the oven on to make these couldn't-be-simpler birthday cakes.<p>Too hot to bake? No problem. Whip up one of these no-bake wonders for birthday boys and girls of all ages. Just don't forget the candles.<p><b>Mud Pie</b> Fill a pre-baked cookie or graham cracker crust with about 2 pints of …

Dessert

Mind-blowingly Mesmerizing Optical Illusions by Akiyoshi Kitaoka

You could spend hours gazing at these mesmerizing optical illusions by Akiyoshi Kitaoka, a professor of Psychology at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. With his knowledge of visual perception, visual illusion, optical illusion, trompe l'oeil, 3D perspective, and more, Kitaoka creates …

Digital Art

The Long Dark Is a Brutal Yet Beautiful Twist on the Survival Genre

What is it about the survival genre that inspires such grim scenery? You've got DayZ with its zombies and decaying cities, The Forest with its mysterious caves full of dead bodies and cannibals, and Rust with its ramshackle player homes and gun-wielding bandits. These are games where the world …

Snowstorms

Virtual reality gaming could reemphasize a kinder, gentler form of play

Increasingly the big-dollar mainstays of gaming have become over-the-top Michael Bay or Quentin Tarantino affairs, packed with explosions, non-stop set-pieces and endless violence.<p>But that could be changing thanks to the immersive power of virtual reality.<p>I had another chance to check out Sony's …

In Flower, wherever you go, there you aren’t

<i>Special Topics In Gameology</i> <i>is an in-depth look at a specific corner of the gaming world in miniseries form. For this edition of the feature—Empty</i> …

Can an Artist Use Video Games to Answer Life’s Biggest Questions?

In the ongoing debate about whether or not video games can be art, there’s little doubt as to where Jonathan Blow stands on the issue. He first …

Sartre on Intellectualism

Tanzy's Rustic Italian Fare Is Served Under A Forest Of Twisted Vines

fullscreen<p>One thing you might not notice driving past the new iPic luxury movie theater in the heart of Westwood is that there's a hip Italian joint, …

How To Host A Pig Roast & Throw Epic (But Doable) Food Fiestas

Ben Ford is a native Angeleno and undoubtedly one of the city's first nose-to-tail chefs. He was born and raised in the Hollywood Hills, is the …

Portland Ice Cream Shop To Bring Crazy Northwestern Scoops To Larchmont Village

Cousins Kim and Tyler Malek's Portland-based creamery, Salt & Straw, has become well-known for their small-batch seasonal scoops. When they first …

The Top 10 Vegetarian Restaurants In Los Angeles

<i>Los Angeles has grown to be an incredibly vegetarian-friendly city—one of the best in the country, in fact—with heaps of options for those seeking a</i> …