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How to Stop Other People's Emotions from Bringing You Down

Empathy is a terrific skill to have, but too much of it can leave you overwhelmed by others’ negative emotions. Here’s how to stop absorbing what …

Emotions

Live Tapeworm 'Still Wiggling' When It's Pulled Out of Man's Brain

After experiencing severe headaches and vomiting, a California man was found to have a live tapeworm inside his brain.<p>The man, 26-year-old Luis …

After Keystone, Bernie Sanders Is Already Leading The Next Climate Fight

Sanders already has a bill calling for an end to developing fossil fuels on public lands — the next great climate change fight.<p>ROCK HILL, South Carolina — Hours after inking their victory in the Keystone XL pipeline debate, climate change activists were already turning the page to the item on the …

The Eye Floater Phenomenon: Between Science and Spirituality

In the mid-1990s, I met a man named Nestor living in the solitude of the hilly Emmental region of Switzerland. Nestor has a unique and provocative …

10 Brain Myths Busted

It's going to take more than 10 percent of your brain to read this story<p>In the Hollywood action-film <i>Lucy</i>, actor Morgan Freeman—playing a world-renowned neurologist— speaks to a packed auditorium. “It’s estimated most human beings only use 10 percent of their brains’ capacity,” he says. “Imagine if …

Do I Stay or Do I Go? Making Decisions in the Present Moment

<b>"Since death is certain, but the time of death is uncertain, what is the most important thing?" -- Pema Chodron</b><p>Many people associate meditation with some blissed-out state, preferably in a tropical climate with sandy beaches and Zen music in the background. Yet for most of us, our day to day life …

World's Largest Floating Wind Farm To Be Built Off Coast Of Scotland

Statoil, the oil and gas major based in Stavanger, Norway, secured approval from the Scottish government today to build the world’s largest floating wind farm off the coast of Scotland.<p>The Hywind Scotland floating wind farm will include five turbines each with six megawatts (MW) of generating …

Hydroelectric Power

New Nuclear Reactor Could Hold The Secret Of Lasting Fusion

A team of researchers from Germany has completed the construction of a new experimental fusion reactor, which they hope will surpass all the other …

Is Your Sister or Daughter Getting Enough of This Natural Depression Fighter?

Maybe you haven’t given much thought to this vitamin<p>–<p>but a new study in <i>Psychiatry Research</i> shows why we need to get real. <b></b><p><b>It’s reported that nearly</b> …

NASA confirms that the ‘impossible’ EmDrive thruster really works, after new tests

Engineer Roger Shawyer’s controversial EmDrive thruster jets back into relevancy this week, as a team of researchers at NASA’s Eagleworks …

Physics

85% of Tampons Contain Monsanto's 'Cancer Causing' Glyphosate

Glyphosate, a widely popular herbicide that has been linked to cancer by the World Health Organization's cancer research arm, was detected in 85 …

Stiglitz: Here's How to Fix Inequality

In his new book, a Nobel laureate outlines how the huge disparity arose and the huge course correction needed to address it.<p>If there’s one thing Joseph Stiglitz wants to say about inequality, it’s that it has been a choice, not an unexpected, unfortunate economic outcome. That’s unnerving, but it …

Economics

Bill Gates Thinks It’s Time to Fix Capitalism

On Friday, the United Nations released a survey of the plans laid out by more than 100 countries to fight climate change. Its report uncovered some …

Powerful Politician Argues White Privilege Doesn’t Exist, Accidentally Demonstrates White Privilege

One of Rhode Island’s most powerful Democrats doesn’t believe that “white privilege” exists. In a recent interview with the Providence Journal, …

This man is closer than ever to building the world's first time machine

It was a personal tragedy that started the timeline. After Boyd Mallett died of a sudden heart attack in 1955, his 10 year old son, Ronald, made a …

Is Your Tongue The Key To A Neuroscience Breakthrough?

We know that the brain is neuroplastic — adapts to changes in behavior, environment, thinking and emotions — and may even rewire itself in certain ways. Life experience also teaches us that the tongue is a learning tool that shapes our brain. During early development, babies test everything by …

U.S. Army

The world's 2nd highest paid actor Jackie Chan reveals the biggest challenge in making 'Dragon Blade' and the truth about John Cusack's horrid sword skills

In his homeland of China, he's know for all those things, plus being the owner of a successful theater chain, merchandise, and a Segway dealership.<p>All of this has led him to be the second-highest paid actor in the world for 2015, according to Forbes. A striking achievement seeing he hasn't had a …

Woman Finds Her Exact Twin on the Internet but They Aren't Related at All

Plus, they are ten years apart in age!<p>The Twin Strangers project found yet another bizarre set of Internet twins who have absolutely no relation to each other at all. In fact, the two women are 10 years apart in age, Mashable reports.<p>The bizarre story is part of Twin Strangers, which was launched …

Research has found a Brazilian wasp’s venom could destroy tumours of leukaemia, prostate and bladder cancer without harming healthy tissue<p>The venom of the Brazilian wasp <i>Polybia paulista</i> contains a powerful “smart” drug that selectively targets and destroys tumour cells without harming normal cells, …

Cancer

Blood cells, honed in the lab to kill cancer, lead to four-year remissions

Three of 14 leukemia patients are in complete remission<p>Four years after being treated with modified versions of their own blood cells, three of 14 cancer patients are in complete remission. And they haven’t had any additional treatment in that time.<p>The report published in <i>Science Translational</i> …

This illustrator is raising mental health awareness by drawing conditions as monsters

LONDON – A UK-based illustrator is creating a series of drawings that aim to raise mental health awareness – by depicting different disorders and …

Mental Health

The accidental cure for cancer

When he began his research 10 years ago he was an expert in the proteins involved in blood clotting and his field was cardiac research.<p>Next week …

Depression Might Literally Color The Way We See The World (UPDATE)

It's possible that feeling sad can make the world appear more gray.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> The authors of the study covered in this article voluntarily retracted their study from Psychological Science in November 2015 after noticing errors in their methodology. They told the journal they “remain confident in the …

You can buy the only sunglasses made with NASA-certified technology for less than $80

From the surface of the moon to a crescent Earth, their eyes have experienced firsthand a grandeur that most of us will never witness.<p>But those breathtaking views come at a high price for many because in space, astronauts are exposed to higher levels of high-energy light, or radiation, compared to …

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Neuroscientists locate 'alcoholism neurons' in the brain

Alcohol consumption alters the structure and function of neurons in an area of the brain called the dorsomedial striatum, find scientists.<p>The …

Neuroscience

A 12-year-old girl just aced one of the hardest IQ tests in the world, rivaling Einstein and Mozart

How many different ways could you combine three numbers below to add up to 60?<p>2 3 5 10 15 20 25 50*<p>Lydia Sebastian knows the answer.<p>In fact, the …