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The Scarcity Trap: Why We Keep Digging When We're Stuck In A Hole

Have you ever noticed that when something important is missing in your life, your brain can only seem to focus on that missing thing?<p>Two researchers have dubbed this phenomenon scarcity, and they say it touches on many aspects of our lives.<p>"It leads you to take certain behaviors that in the short …

Harvard

What Being a Sex Worker Taught Me About Men

On top of intimacy, emotional labor, and ethical sex.<p>Like most women, I’ve been sexualized more times than I can count, both with and without my permission. I’ve been told by bosses to wear a skirt next time—the shorter the better. Like nearly every woman I know, I’ve sat down in a coffee shop with …

Me Too movement

J.J. Abrams Explains The Obvious About ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ And The Origins Of Its Connections To ‘Cloverfield’

Netflix’s surprise premiere of <i>The Cloverfield Paradox</i> sent critics and fans scrambling to the streaming service after the Super Bowl, only to be left divided. Some people were perfectly fine with the sci-fi thriller, warts and all. Others dumped on the third <i>Cloverfield</i> film as barely coherent and a …

Film Industry

We Can Now Harvest Electricity From Earth's Heat Using Quantum Tunnelling

Wow.<p>Researchers have come up with a way we could harvest energy from Earth by turning excess infrared radiation and waste heat into electricity we …

Scientists have found the source of anxiety in the brain - and how to turn it off

Anxiety is a useful emotion, but it can result in crippling personality disorders.<p>Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, which …

The Doomsday Clock Just Moved Closer to Midnight. Here's What You Need to Know

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the doomsday clock closer to midnight on Thursday morning, warning the world that it is as close to …

North Korea

A VR Movie Set in Space Just Landed a 7-Figure Deal at Sundance. Yes, You Read That Right

Every year the biggest news out of the Sundance Film Festival is always the hefty sums handed over to independent filmmakers for their passion …

Virtual Reality

David and Darlene's Relationship on Roseanne Has Gotten a Sad — but Realistic —Twist

Although the creative forces behind the <b>Roseanne</b> reboot have promised that much of what you loved about the original series will still be there, the new episodes are also getting a modern update. In addition to tweaking major storylines — pretending the "death" of Conner family patriarch Dan (John …

TV

In campaign ad, Trump says Democrats are 'complicit' in crimes by illegal immigrants

President Trump released a provocative campaign ad Saturday charging Democrats with being “complicit” in killings by immigrants who are in the country illegally.<p>The 30-second online spot posted to YouTube came on the first day of a partial federal government shutdown caused in part by Congress's …

Immigration

The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world

When you are the first person to arrive in a meeting room, do you think of it as being empty or full?<p>If you were raised in the West, a meeting room is made for people to meet. Therefore, if there are no people in that room, then of course it must be empty. As philosopher Henk Oosterling remarks, in …

Scientific Study of Surfer Butts Reveal Drug-Resistant Bacteria in the Oceans

Here's a study we can all get behind.<p>Surfers are known to brave bad weather, dangerously sized waves, and even sharks, for the perfect ride. But, it …

Microbiology

12 Bizarre Events From The World Which Prove That We’ve Done Some Serious Damage To The Planet

<b>For decades, we have been told that climate is changing and this change will cause serious irreversible damage to the Earth's ecosystem.</b> But it seems …

24 hidden iPhone settings you should know about

Dig deeper into iOS.<p>Part of the appeal of the iPhone is its simplicity—you can grab it right out of the box and starting setting it up without reading any instructions. However, behind that simple, intuitive interface, you'll find dozens of lesser-known settings and options. Here are 24 you can use …

Apps

What Your Instant Pot Buttons Mean

The Instant Pot is user friendly in so much as it is a very safe, self-contained, all-in-one multi-cooker, but its user interface is not exactly …

Cooking

The long wait for fusion power may be coming to an end

Some experts think commercial fusion reactors could begin operation as soon as 2030.<p>Renewable energy sources like solar and wind account for a growing share of the world’s electric power. That’s no surprise, given concerns about the carbon emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants and their …

Nuclear Energy

These Five Abandoned Mines Have Been Transformed into Subterranean Wonderlands

Abandoned mines can cause real problems—everything from toxic waste spills to accidental deaths resulting from falls down open mine shafts. The …

Here's What It Takes To Land A Boeing 777 At The Busiest Airport In New York

There’s only so much us meager passengers can see during the final approach of a flight. Thanks to a new high-definition video, we’re able to get a …

Aviation

The “No More Parks Act” Could End National Monuments as We Know Them

From the moment that President Barack Obama proclaimed Bears Ears National Monument, Rep. Rob Bishop was among the new preserve’s loudest critics. On …

Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program

WASHINGTON — In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find.<p>Which was how the Pentagon wanted it.<p>For years, the program investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, according …

National Security

While you’re looking the other way, Trump is changing America for decades to come

The president’s incendiary tweets and the Russia scandal distract us from decisions that are reshaping the internet, the environment and democracy<p>Now twice as long, his tweets are half as good. The early-morning dispatches from the iPhone of Donald Trump, often sent while he lies in bed, propped up …

Donald Trump

Chinese authorities collecting DNA from all residents of Xinjiang

Officials build database of iris scans and blood types of everyone aged 12 to 65 in region home to 11 million Muslim Uighurs<p>Chinese authorities are collecting DNA samples, fingerprints and other biometric data from every resident in a far western region, Human Rights Watch has said.<p>Officials are …

Human Rights

20 Top Photos from the 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Need a laugh? The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards has announced its finalists for 2017. The contest injects humor into the world of wildlife …

Wildlife

A History of Suicide Attempts in Women Leaves Traces in Their Blood

This could help us design a blood test for suicide risk.<p>The discovery of a protein signature in women with a history of suicide attempts raises hopes …

Trump scales back two huge national monuments in Utah, drawing praise and protests

SALT LAKE CITY — President Trump on Monday drastically scaled back two national monuments established in Utah by his Democratic predecessors, the largest reduction of public-lands protection in U.S. history.<p>Trump's move to shrink the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments by …

Forests

FDA clears AliveCor’s Kardiaband as the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch

The Food and Drug Administration has just cleared AliveCor’s Kardiaband EKG reader as the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch.<p>Europe has been able to use a version of the Kardiaband for Apple Watch for some time now but, thanks to the new FDA approval, the device can now be used in …

Medical Technology

We can observe memories being passed down through generations

Genetic Hand-Me-Downs<p>We know a great deal about how genetic traits are passed down from one generation to another. It’s simple enough to understand. …

Harvard scientists think they might have pinpointed the source of human consciousness

Human consciousness has been defined as awareness, sentience, a person's ability to experience and feel, but despite the important role it plays in our lives and making us who we are, we actually know very little about how consciousness works.<p>Scientists currently believe that consciousness is …

Consciousness

Here's How Space Travel Changes the Brain

Astronauts on long-duration missions experienced changes to their brain's structure after returning from space.<p>Spending prolonged time in space can lead to striking changes in an astronaut's brain structure, a new study finds. These changes may help explain some of the unusual symptoms that …

Space Exploration

After you die, your brain knows you’re dead, terrifying study reveals

Have you ever wondered what happens when you die?<p>You’ve probably heard about how those who have died and come back to life say they saw light at the …

The Brain

The 23 best scary movies on Netflix

Seeing as it's Friday the 13th, we've highlighted the best scary movies on the streaming giant so you can go into the weekend scaring the heck out of yourself and your friends.<p><b>Check out 23 scary movies below.</b><p><i>Note: Numerous Netflix titles drop off the streaming service monthly so the availability of</i> …

Horror