Jeremy Twitchell

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How To Create A Morning Routine That Changes Your Life

Through high school and the first years of college I always had problems sticking to habits and getting things done.<p>I can still remember sleeping in …

Animals Like to Get High in the Wild, Too

Humans aren’t the only ones who turn to drugs for a little bit of escape. In a new book on the science of hedonism, the quest by animals to get high …

Recommended Recipes

Okay so as we get older it is imperative that we continuously pay attention to our health needs and listen to what our bodies are telling us. For …

Mini Dachshund bath time

Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything!<p>Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.<p>Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and …

Thermal Wristband Keeps Your Body At The Perfect Temperature

Wristify delivers hot or cool thermal pulses to keep the body comfortable.<p>A group of MIT engineering students wants you to get nice and comfy. They've created a thermoelectric bracelet designed to keep its wearer at the optimal thermal level for personal comfort.<p>Called Wristify, the prototype …

Watch: A Tiny Helicopter Controlled With A Wink

Special metallic makeup could put the face back into "user interface."<p>With a wink, the drone flies out of the woman's hand. This isn't the opening sequence of a James Bond movie (though it totally should be). Instead, it's the metallic makeup of computer scientist Katia Vega. When the eye closes, …

Why humans and animals rely on social touch

From monkeys to humans, grooming is an important way to win favours and earn social standing. For babies, it can also be the difference between life and death.<p>When you run your hands through your lover’s hair, you’re probably not thinking about your place in the social hierarchy. Give your …

Psychology

Will A Chicken That's Fed Lemons Taste Like Lemons?

BRB, feeding a cow ketchup<p>A recent New York Times story looked into the high-end chicken market. These are chickens in stark contrast to factory chickens, fed with produce that's out of the price range of most humans. David Burke, one of New York City's most prominent chefs (he runs Fishtail, David …

New idea for how Earth’s core formed

An iron melt network helped grow Earth’s core, a Stanford study suggests<p>Stanford scientists recreated the intense pressures and temperatures found …

2017 Hunter’s Moon on night of November 3

The Northern Hemisphere’s full Hunter’s Moon for 2017 falls the night of November 3. Will it be bigger, brighter, more colorful?<p>In skylore, every …

Human Brain Project: Henry Markram plans to spend €1bn building a perfect model of the human brain

Henry Markram tells how his son's autism fired his ambition to unlock the secrets of consciousness by using 'big data' to trace the electronic signals that zing between neurons<p>In a spartan office looking across Lake Geneva to the French Alps, Henry Markram is searching for a suitably big metaphor …

How To Make Your Own (Floating!) Concrete Boat

Rock the boat using the physics of buoyancy<p>The Greek polymath Archimedes is said to have solved the mystery of buoyancy in a bathtub. Even if the story is apocryphal, his principle isn't: If an object weighs less than the water it displaces, it won't sink.<p>Even concrete can float. Materials …

Blood-sucking mosquito's final meal preserved in 46-million-year-old fossil

Blood-sucking insects may be the bane of your summer picnics, but they've been around for far, far longer: according to new research, mosquitoes that feed on blood have been around for at least 46 million years. Researchers led from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History made the …

Frogs' legs may have been English delicacy 8,000 years before France

Dig at Blick Mead, Wiltshire, a mile from Stonehenge, turns up bones of toad's leg dating to between 7596BC and 6250BC<p>If you're French, asseyez-vous, s'il vous plait. Archaeologists digging about a mile away from Stonehenge have made a discovery that appears to overturn centuries of received …

Eating popcorn in the cinema makes people immune to advertising

Eating popcorn in the cinema may be irritating not just for fellow movie goers, but for advertisers: a group of researchers from Cologne University has concluded that chewing makes us immune to film advertising.<p>The reason why adverts manage to imprint brand names on our brains is that our lips and …

Bonedigger And Milo Are Lion And Dog Best Friends

Lion and dog best friends, Bonedigger the crippled lion forms an inseparable bond with Milo the miniature sausage dog… who even helps him cleans his …

Disability

Dark Matter In Galaxies - Open Online Course

About this course<p>Study a Phenomenon, that does not (yet) have an explanation. Challenge the universe and use recent observations and smart techniques …

Everything We Know About Nutrition May Be Wrong

For 40 years, the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion has been ask­ing people what they eat in an at­tempt to un­der­stand the …

Apple’s iPad Event Could Spoil Microsoft’s Surface 2 Party, Nokia’s Abu Dhabi Shindig

Apple’s new product unveilings have an uncanny way of coinciding with other big tech events and disrupting them, and the as-of-yet-unannounced …

Apple Will Hold Fall iPad Event on October 22

Apple has a couple more new products to announce before the year is out, and it plans to unveil them in a few weeks time.<p>People familiar with Apple’s …

Samsung Galaxy Round brings curve to smartphones

Smartphone makers are always looking for another way to wow buyers and get them to pay for new devices. Samsung's giving it a go with the seriously curvaceous Round.<p>Samsung has won the race to be the first phone manufacturer this fall to launch a curved smartphone.<p>The company announced late Tuesday …

Phones

"We Will Send Robots to Read the Genomes of Alien Life Forms and Replicate Them Back on Earth"

Venter, the scientist famed for his role in sequencing the human genome, has answered a question that lies at the heart of biology: “What is life?” …

Samsung and LG are really close to announcing curved, flexible smartphones

Are curved, flexible smartphones the next frontier in smartphone innovation? LG and Samsung really want to make it so.<p>Both companies are weeks away from announcing smartphones with curved displays, whose plastic substrate should make them more durable and cheaper to produce.<p>LG said today that it’s …

9 Ways To Improve iOS 7's Battery Life

iOS 7 has been out for a few weeks now, and people are torn.<p>While some of the new features are fabulous, and others are making us crazy, there's one thing we can all agree on: iOS 7 is not helping our battery life. As Ars Technica discovered, iOS 7 kills battery life faster than iOS 6.1 on every …