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12 Hard Things You Need to Hear About Your Attitude

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the mind is your ultimate battleground. It’s the space where the greatest and fiercest conflict resides. …

Self-help

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

The morning routine experts recommend for peak productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

The TVs that mattered at CES

As usual, CES 2018 provided a bonanza of big screens, loaded up with every piece of tech you can create a buzzword for. But figuring out which TVs will matter to you next year is about a little more than just pixels and apps. While there could be only one "best" winner, the decision of what to buy …

Televisions

Scientists Discovered What Causes Dementia

An international team of researchers claims to have found a major cause of dementia - an incurable brain disease.<br>Read More

Alzheimer's Disease

The Grand Tor: How to Go Anonymous Online

Fifteen years have passed since a couple of MIT grads and a Navy-funded researcher first built The Onion Router, or Tor, a wild experiment in …

Privacy

Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn: ‘People are losing their minds. That is what we need to wake up to’

By taking the Buddhism out of the practice, Kabat-Zinn pioneered a meditative approach used all over the world to treat pain and depression. He talks about Trump, ‘McMindfulness’ and how a 10-second vision in 1979 led to a change in the world’s consciousness<p>The police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, …

Mindfulness

We’re all Equif*cked

Every company is a tech company, and that’s a big problem. Or rather, either every company is a tech company but most suck at it, or most aren’t tech companies but should be. Either way, we’re gonna have a bad time. Stock photo companies oughta be making more images of hackers because that cat …

Cybersecurity

Why you need to try eye yoga

A recent survey by the Office for National Statistics found that 72% of adults in Great Britain use a computer every day, whilst a 2015 Ofcom survey …

Yoga

MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world

If we ever want future robots to do our bidding, they’ll have to understand the world around them in a complete way—if a robot hears a barking noise, what’s making it? What does a dog look like, and what do dogs need?<p>AI research has typically treated the ability to recognize images, identify …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook’s Chatbots Have Invented Their Own Secret Language, Let’s Hope Our New Overlords Are Kind

It’s a commonly held belief that computers will become sentient and take over the planet, enslaving humans and reigning supreme until a plucky band of unlikely heroes shuts that whole thing down. That almost certainly won’t happen, but that doesn’t make the occasional surprise discovery that …

University of California

<b>It’s universally accepted that the benefits of exercise go well beyond fitness, from reducing the risk of disease to improving sleep and enhancing mood. Physical activity gives cognitive function a boost as well as fortifying memory and safeguarding thinking skills.</b><p>But can it enhance your vision? …

The Brain

Breakthrough Research Has Made Synthetic Photosynthesis Possible

The Power of Supramolecules<p>Photosynthesis is one of nature’s most efficient phenomena: aside from providing much of the oxygen human beings need to …

Clean Energy

New type of cell that clears waste from the brain discovered

Scientists have found a previously unknown type of cell that clears waste away from the brain. They suggest that their findings will increase our …

Scientists turn spinach leaf into working heart tissue

Researchers have managed to turn a spinach leaf into working heart tissue and are on the way to solving the problem of recreating the tiny, branching networks of blood vessels in human tissue.<p>Until now, scientists have unsuccessfully tried to use 3D printing to recreate these intricate …

Here's What Happens When You Give Psychedelic Drugs To Spiritual Leaders

On April 20, 1962, a group of theology students and professors gathered outside Boston University’s Marsh Chapel, waiting for Good Friday services to begin. These particular services were to be unlike any other: On their way into the chapel, Harvard psychiatrist Walter Pahnke administered the group …

Psychedelia

A Really Good Day: How microdosing LSD helped Ayelet Waldman pull back from the depths of depression

<i>by Brent Bambury (@notrexmurphy)</i><p>John Lennon, looking back on the first time the Beatles and their wives took LSD, describes a night of surreal …

Consciousness

New Theory Suggests That Consciousness Is a Byproduct of Entropy

It’s the second law of thermodynamics, one of the essential rules of the physical universe, everything is infused with a particle of chaos, and that …

Consciousness

Why You Should Start Skipping Breakfast

"Intermittent fasting" burns fat and makes you healthier—really.<p>Put down the bagel and read this carefully: Skipping breakfast could help you unlock incredible health benefits and live longer. Yes, I'm encouraging you to shatter several dietary rules—never skip meals; eat every two to three hours; …

Holistic Medicine

Is skipping breakfast bad for us? New study finds links with heart disease and obesity

Skipping breakfast or eating late in the day could raise the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity according to a new study. The study from a group of American researchers suggests that the time we eat our meal is equally as important as what we eat.<p>Writing in the American Heart Association …

Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to a new age of anti-viral drugs

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been accidental. To that list, Israeli scientists have added one more. They’ve discovered for the first time an instance of viruses leaving messages for other viruses.<p>What makes the discovery remarkable is that scientists expect such communication …

Biology

New Organisms With Synthetic DNA Could Lead to Entirely New Life Forms

Two synthetic base pairs have been added to the DNA of E. coli, and the microbes are thriving.<p>Scientists continue to inch closer and closer to medical breakthroughs by tinkering with DNA. At the end of 2016, the CRISPR gene-editing tool was used for the first time on human cancer patients, and now, …

New net-zero Solar Farmhouse from Deltec generates all its own energy

In these uncertain times of erratic weather and changing climate patterns, net-zero energy (or NZE) is quickly becoming the gold standard in green …

Organisms created with synthetic DNA pave way for entirely new life forms

From the moment life gained a foothold on Earth its story has been written in a DNA code of four letters. With G, T, C and A - the molecules that pair up in the DNA helix - the lines between humans and all life on Earth are spelled out.<p>Now, the first living organisms to thrive with an expanded …

Genetics

These language apps are almost as good as having a babelfish in your ear

There are countless apps out there designed to help you learn a new language, which makes it tricky to pick the right one. You may want to widen your …

Language Learning

Top 10 Free Alternatives to Expensive Software

Unless you have a company buying licenses for you, tools like Photoshop, Pro Tools, Maya, or even Windows can be a serious bite out of your wallet. …

Software

Wabash National Corporation Stock's 34% Jump in 2016 Could Be Just the Beginning

Wabash should benefit as FedEx Ground grows. Image source: FedEx.<p>If you haven't heard about <b>Wabash National Corporation</b> (NYSE: WNC), it's time to pay attention. The trailer manufacturer's stock is already up 8% year to date after rallying 34% in 2016. Impressive, isn't it? Wait until you hear this: …

Is the Default Mode of the Brain to Suffer?

If you’re going to get any sort of science done, an experiment needs a control group: the unaffected, possibly placebo-ed population that didn’t take …

One of the largest jobs companies in the world reveals how robots are going to change employment forever

The company released the report, entitled "The Skills Revolution," on conjunction with the World Economic Forum's meeting of the most powerful political and business leaders across the globe in Davos, Switzerland.<p>It surveyed more than 18,000 employers across 43 countries and six industry …

World Economic Forum

7 Top Stocks Long-Term Investors Should Buy Next

Image source: Getty Images<p>If one of your resolutions for 2016 was to be a better investor and outperform the stock market, it's likely you fell short of expectations. Last year, the S&P 500 provided investors a 12% return, with a significant percentage of gains coming after the Nov. 8 presidential …