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World’s Leading Psychiatrist Reveals 22 Tips on How to Master Your Life

llustration by Anna Kövecses<p>“If you want to dig into something, dig into science (knowledge), don’t dig a knife into your friend’s back.”<p><b>T</b> hroughout …

Jaden Smith

Can Futurists Predict the Year of the Singularity?

Image Credit: Shutterstock<p><b>T</b> he end of the world as we know it is near. And that’s a good thing, according to many of the futurists who are predicting …

Singularity

Our Minds Have Been Hijacked by Our Phones. Tristan Harris Wants to Rescue Them

by David Pierce<p>“It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they’ve been fooled.” – Unknown.<p>Photo courtesy of Tristan Harris<p><b>S</b> ometimes our …

Viral

Humans Would Be Cool with Finding Aliens

A new study finds that people may greet the discovery of microbial E.T. in a positive way.<p>Credit: Ana Aguirre Perez/Shutterstock<p>by<p><b>I</b> f …

Aliens

Smartphone Addiction Alters Brain Chemistry in Young People for the Worse

The Brain

Net Neutrality: What Is It and Why Do People Care?

<b>H</b> ave you read news coverage of the “net neutrality” issue and then still wondered what it is exactly? If so, you’re not alone. It’s a complex issue …

Net Neutrality

Quantum code: why building the ultimate computer is the easy bit

REMEMBER when Apple launched the iPhone and you first heard people prattling on about things called apps? Back then, there were just a few hundred …

Google to Create Its Own Neighbourhood with Weather Management Systems and 'Flexible' Buildings

Quayside is described as being ‘built from the internet up’.<p>Google to Create Its Own Neighbourhood with Weather Management Systems and ‘Flexible’ …

Elon Musk Hit Back After a Robot Threw Shade at Him Over AI Warnings

Sophia, Hanson Robotics<p>CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin spoke to Sophia, a robot developed by Hanson Robotics, and expressed his worry that machines could …

How the Smartphone Affected an Entire Generation of Kids

New research is putting the first generation of kids to grow up with the smartphone into sharp relief. Olga Tropinina<p>by Jean M. Twenge<p><b>A</b>s someone who …

Big Data Meets Big Brother as China Moves to Rate Its Citizens

Credit: <b>Kevin Hong</b><p>by Rachael Botsman<p><b>O</b>n June 14, 2014, the State Council of China published an ominous-sounding document called “Planning Outline for …

How to Ask the Universe for What You Want to Make Your Wishes Come True

If you are struggling with manifesting what you want, use these tips to ask the universe to fulfill your deepest desires.<p>by Kirstey Pursey<p>Manifesting …

A European Astronomical Observatory is Announcing an Unprecedented Discovery

The peculiar galaxy Centaurus A (NGC 5128) is pictured in this image taken with the Wide Field Imager attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at …

Zarif Khan’s Tamales and the Muslims of Sheridan, Wyoming

Citizen Khan<p><i>Behind a Muslim community in northern Wyoming lies one enterprising man—and countless tamales.</i><p>by Kathryn Schulz<p>Zarif Khan, a.k.a. Hot …

Against the Clock: How Technology Has Changed Our Experience of Time

“Time isn’t just a thing that I put on my wrist, but it’s a thing that we create organically between us, almost like a language.”<p><b>Alan Burdick</b> is a …

Is the Universe a Simulation? Scientists Debate

The 17th annual Isaac Asimov Debate at New York’s American Museum of Natural History sold out in just 3 minutes online, host Neil deGrasse Tyson told …

Future Food: Menu of 2030

<b>What will you be eating in 2030? According to the Future Food infographic, your menu might include fake fish, synthetic meat, and various other</b> …

“6th Global Mass Extinction” Is Coming All Too Soon, According to This Mathematician

by Science Alert<p>Mass Extinctions<p>It doesn’t come along very often, but after some 540 million years, this world we live on has witnessed five mass …

Facebook Is Working on a Smartphone That Can Read Thoughts

The people at Facebook are going down a path that can only be described as <i>post-Orwellian</i>…<p>Not satisfied with the fact that their users willingly share …

AI Is Developing Faster Than Experts Imagined. Do We Need a Speed Limit

<i>Pixabay</i><p>by Patrick Caughill<p>IN BRIEF<p>Artificial intelligence is developing at a rate that’s faster than many experts have imagined. Some are calling for …

Is Ignorance Bliss?

Ignorance is defined as the state of lacking knowledge or lacking information. With the internet today, we are flooded with so much information that …

Conor McGregor

Better, Faster, Taller – How Big Can Buildings Really Get?

Kingdom Tower above the clouds<p>The race for the tallest structure in the world has been with us since humans built structures, and today it is going …

Construction

'Hi Stranger', a Relaxing Yet Unnerving Claymation Video

‘Hi Stranger’, a Relaxing Yet Unnerving Claymation Video<p>A butt-naked humanoid creep is the internet’s worst new viral star. The main character in a …

Viral

Harvard Researchers May Have Located the Source of Human Consciousness

<b>“Looking for consciousness in the brain is like looking inside a radio for the announcer.</b><br>– Nassim Haramein<p>What is human consciousness and where does …

Consciousness

So You Want to Live Forever?

The dream of immortality is an enduring one. It’s haunted the human imagination for millennia—just ask Ponce de León.<p>Infographic by Futurism<p>Post …

The Future

Stunning Footage Highlights of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

NASA researchers nationwide, along with Americans from coast to coast, looked to the sky August 21 to observe a rare total solar eclipse over the …

Solar Eclipse

How Dark Will It Get During the Solar Eclipse 2017?

by<p>Solar eclipse 2017 arrives on August 21. What should you expect? How dark is it going to get?<p>That depends on where you live, of course, but here …

Astronomy

Jerry Lewis, Legendary Comedian, Has Died at 91

Jerry Lewis, right, and Dean Martin in a publicity still from the 1955 movie “Artists and Models.”<p>The rubber-faced comedian and Dean Martin became …

Entertainment