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German Researchers Discover Cause of OCD

This is major.<p>Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can take many forms. Perhaps someone washes her hands over and over again, leading to cuts and skin damage. Or maybe she can’t fall asleep at night until she’s gotten out of bed to make sure the door is locked. Perhaps she always orders objects in a …

Has hope become the most endangered species in conservation?

As wildlife continues to decline around the world, conservation has become a bleak calling. Can a new Optimism Summit help reframe the mission to save life on Earth?<p>Want to hear a sad story? You could read this article of mine about the first mammal lost to climate change. Or this one about how …

Conservation

Blinded by the Dark (Energy)

It outweighs everything else in existence, it governs the fate of the Universe and it cannot be explained by known physics.<p>Dark energy is the name …

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Wonder-material graphene could be dangerous to humans and the environment

I've been waiting for some time now to write a headline along the lines of "scientists discover thing that graphene is not amazing at" ... and here …

Neuroscience: Your Brain Can Literally Be on the Same Wavelength as Someone Else's

Did you 'click' with someone? A brain scan could tell you.<p>The Beach Boys wrote a whole song about the experience, and we have plenty of informal phrases that try to capture the feeling. "We just clicked," you might tell your friend of a great date. Or, "It felt like we were totally on the same …

This Solar Car Charges Itself While It’s Parked On The Street

The $13,000 Sion gets enough energy from the sun that it can drive 18 miles a day–more than the average driver needs.<p>If the battery runs out on a new electric car when you aren’t near a power outlet–in the middle of the wilderness on a camping trip, for example–all you have to do is wait: The car …

Solar Panels

An executive coach explains how to learn in 2 days what normally takes 6 months

If you're not clear on what you're doing, it's hard to be motivated. Which is why seemingly easy tasks, like sending a fax, could end up taking months. There's a lack of clarity on <i>how to do it,</i> so you don't  —  until either you have to or it's too late.<p>Can you relate?<p>Unfortunately, having a lack of …

Study: Physical Exercise May Be an Effective Medicine for Countering ADHD

Gym programs – and the underfunding of them – may be as important as math or reading to learning. A new study shows that addressing the ADHD epidemic …

Medical Journals

VW can’t stop/won’t stop cheating: fudges electric range numbers to make itself look better against Tesla Model 3

We’ve got another story about Volkswagen playing with numbers related to the performance of their vehicles, but this time it’s not about vehicle emissions. It’s actually about their solution to those vehicle emissions: electric cars.<p>Volkswagen has yet to reveal its next flagship electric vehicle, …

A Jaw-Dropping World Record Solar Price Was Just Bid in Abu Dhabi

A shockingly low price for energy from solar panels was recently bid during an auction for a solar farm near the city of Abu Dhabi, according to a …

Lamborghini Is Going After Women In An Incredibly Dumb Way

Before we get started on this, I do want to point out that marketing cars to women buyers, when applied correctly, does have its merits. There is …

3.7-billion-year-old fossils may be the oldest signs of life on Earth

Scientists probing a newly exposed, formerly snow-covered outcropping in Greenland claim they have discovered the oldest fossils ever seen, the remnants of microbial mats that lived 3.7 billion years ago.<p>It's a stunning announcement in a scientific field that is always contentious. But if …

Earth Science

Karlie Kloss' trainer just gave the best advice for anyone who is obsessed with sleeping in

You no longer need to feel guilty about sleeping in instead of hitting the gym thanks to the advice of celebrity trainer, Anna Kaiser. In an …

Brains of Jewish Holocaust victims found in Munich institute

During renovations at the Max Planck Psychiatric Institute in Munich, dozens of brains and brain parts of Jewish victims of the Holocaust were …

History

A Gut-Healthy Fruit That Fights Inflammation (That You Can Eat All Year Round)

A luscious fruit bursting with sweet juice, it's hard to resist the tropical goodness of a ripe mango.<p>But not only do mangoes taste great in …

Wellness

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4 Health Rumors You Need to Stop Believing

Just like old habits, old medical rumors are hard to shake. Here are the facts versus fiction on some persistent health hearsay (cancerous underwear! …

How LSD Permits Leaping Word Associations

The drug LSD may make it easier for the brain to access distantly related words, a new study finds, suggesting that the drug activates certain …

Solar Shingles — Looking Back & Looking To The Future Of Rooftop Solar Power

Elon Musk promises a new type of solar energy product - the integrated roof that combines weather protection with the ability to make electricity. …

Clean Energy

15 TED talks that offer career advice you've probably never heard before

But often some of the most valuable advice is the stuff that doesn't get repeated ad nauseam.<p>Thankfully, unconventional thinking is at home on the TED stage, and there are plenty of talks that feature some insightful, if not counterintuitive, career wisdom.<p>Here are some of the best talks:

‘Star in a jar’ could lead to limitless fusion energy

A test cell for the National Spherical Torus Experiment Upgrade with tokamak in the center. (credit: Elle Starkman/PPPL Office of …

Nuclear Energy

Water injection from the BMW M4 GTS is coming to the mass market

Bosch is now offering the system to other automakers.<p>Water injection is an old hot rodding trick. To keep an engine from blowing up at full power you squirt some water in the cylinder to absorb the heat of combustion. That lowers the temperature, and pressure, and keeps your engine in one piece. …

Praying Mantis Attacks Hummingbird

CLAIM<p>A photograph shows a praying mantis after it killed a hummingbird. See Example( s )<p>EXAMPLES<p>Collected via e-mail, August 2016<p>Will Praying Mantis …

A startup trying to become the Tesla of trucking just made a very strange move

The startup announced Tuesday that it's building trucks powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, allowing them to achieve zero emissions. That's a step in an <i>entirely</i> different direction from its announcement in May, when Nikola said it was building a hybrid semitruck.<p>Previously, Nikola said its …

Can Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Treat Depression?

<i>This article was originally published in The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>There is growing evidence that inflammation—already known to be …

Forget Software—Now Hackers Are Exploiting Physics

Practically every word we use to describe a computer is a metaphor. "File,” “window,” even “memory” all stand in for collections of ones and zeros …