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Solo director Ron Howard teases a potential sequel to Willow

In 1988, director Ron Howard collaborated with George Lucas for a fantasy film called <i>Willow</i>; which placed Warwick Davis in the title role as a very …

Star Wars

Octopuses Do Something Really Strange to Their Genes

It might be connected to their extraordinary intelligence.<p>Octopuses have three hearts, parrot-like beaks, venomous bites, and eight semi-autonomous arms that can taste the world. They squirt ink, contort through the tiniest of spaces, and melt into the world by changing both color and texture. They …

The Universe Is as Spooky as Einstein Thought

In a brilliant new experiment, physicists have confirmed one of the most mysterious laws of the cosmos.<p>There might be no getting around what Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.” With an experiment described this week in <i>Physical Review Letters</i>—a feat that involved harnessing …

Tiered Residence In Harmony With Its Surroundings And Beautiful Views

Built in a beautiful rocky area, on the shore of a lake, the Estrade Residence is a large and magnificent family home that makes the most of its …

Architecture

The Body Whisperer’s Fat-Flushing Workout

Structural integration and alignment specialist Lauren Roxburgh—author of <i>Taller, Slimmer, Younger</i>—consistently comes up with new (blessedly simple) …

Hear Billy Bragg Reimagine Bob Dylan Anthem as Trump Protest

Billy Bragg blasts President Trump in his mournful new protest song, "The Times They Are A-Changing Back," which transforms the optimism of Bob …

Donald Trump

Learn the Double-Stitch Technique to Handsew Leather

<b>Get the Book!</b> The first comprehensive guide to applying digital design techniques to traditional leatherwork .<p>Though its history dates back to the dawn of civilization, leatherworking remains an enjoyable and useful skill even in the age of 3D printers. And while you can spend a lifetime learning …

F. Duncan Haldane on quantum computers, entanglement and proving Einstein wrong

The British professor of physics at Princeton University won the Nobel Prize in Physics last year. But as he tells DW, he's far more interested in …

Quantum Mechanics

Turn Your Old Fruit Into Wine and Beer With This Nearly-Magical Device

If you buy a lot of fresh fruit, you probably see it go bad here and there. Now you can do better than lemonade out of lemons by making wine or cider …

Mental, physical effects of magic mushrooms

There's evidence that tripping on magic mushrooms could actually free the mind.<p>Several studies, including two promising recent clinical trials, suggest that psilocybin, shrooms' psychoactive ingredient, may hold the potential to help relieve severe anxiety and depression.<p>Still, because they're …

Gardening 101: Creeping Fig

Creeping Fig, <i>Ficus pumila:</i> “Tropical Ivy”<p>Like the title character in the classic thriller Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, creeping fig is both hailed as a …

Plants

A ‘Memory Hacker’ Explains How to Plant False Memories in People’s Minds

Scientist Julia Shaw explains false police confessions (and reports of alien abductions).<p>We tend to think of memories as perfect little time capsules—important records of past events that matter to us and made us who we are, as unchangeable as a dragonfly stuck in amber. Well, they're anything but. …

Create Pathways for Happiness in Your Brain

The act of complaining is like allowing negativity to do pushups in your brain.<p>There are people who, if they won a $56 million lottery, would only complain about how much they'd have to pay in taxes. You know the type. The steely lady with the down turned mouth, nose in the air, who doles out …

How to Sleep Your Way to Insight

I was running--faster than I ever run. A part of me couldn't believe I was running so fast. It felt good until I had to stop--up ahead I saw a barrier, and I <i>needed</i> to stop. I was feeling out of control, finding it difficult to decelerate my speed. As the barrier got closer, I barely had time to …

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Striatal activation as a neural link between cognitive and perceptual flexibility.

2016 Nov 1;141:393-398. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.07.046. Epub 2016 Jul 26.<p>1Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charité - …

Why Introverts Are Introverts? Because Their Brains Are Different

You prefer to curl up and read a book by yourself over going to a flashy social event. You like the company of one close friend rather than a group …

Psychology

Science Says the Secret to a Happy Relationship is Giving Up

Okay, okay, they call it "settling."<p>What was it your mother always told you? About how you're special, and how you should never settle for anything less than you deserve?<p>Yeah, well scientists have gone and shit all over that one, because a new study has decided that the secret to a happy, …

Universal Pictures

How to Build a Hand Tool Wall for Easy Access to Your Tools

This hand tool wall keeps your tools accessible and easy to find.<p>Pegboards have been a popular way of hanging tools for years, and new tool organizers are also being put to good use. But one of the best ways to hang tools is by building your own tool wall that has a hanger specifically sized to fit …

Narcissists and Psychopaths Love to Stay Friends with Their Exes

A new study found that many people who befriend their former lovers are narcissists and psychopaths. We spoke with an expert to understand why your troubled ex-boyfriend has been sliding into your DMs.<p>For anyone who has ever wondered what kind of psychopath stays friends with their ex, a new study …

7 Things You Tell People Without Saying a Word | Inc.com

I shared an infographic recently that has really had me thinking about the impressions we make on others. Have you ever gotten the cold shoulder and wondered might you might have done to deserve it? Or been passed over for something you were sure you had in the bag -- whether it was a sale, a deal, …

Psychology

Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.<p>There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is …

The Fruits of Your Labor: Apartment Friendly Indoor Trees

You know you can have an indoor herb garden, or grow veggies indoors. But did you know you can even grow your own indoor trees? Yes, I have small …

Plants

Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on Anger, Forgiveness, the Emotional Machinery of Trust, and the Only Fruitful Response to Betrayal in Intimate Relationships

“All too often, anger becomes an alluring substitute for grieving, promising agency and control when one’s real situation does not offer control… Anger is often well-grounded, but it is too easy for it to hijack the necessary mourning process.”<p><i>“We’ve got to be as clear-headed about human beings as</i> …

Houseplants 101: Growing Your Own Chilies Indoors

Even if you’re living in the pokiest of apartments, you can grow your own chili peppers year-round. Houseplants have made a huge comeback lately, and …

Dead could be brought 'back to life' in groundbreaking project

A groundbreaking trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of dead people, has won approval from health watchdogs.<p>Indian specialist Dr Himanshu Bansal, working with Biotech companies Revita Life Sciences and Bioquark Inc, has been granted ethical permission to recruit 20 patients who …

Brain Imaging

Why Did the Genetic Code of All Life on Earth Suddenly Stop Evolving?

Around 3,000 million years ago, something stopped the genetic code from growing.<p>All life on Earth exists thanks to a universal genetic code. This biological rulebook tells our cells how DNA should be translated into life-supporting proteins, without which we couldn't survive.<p>Even though the genetic …

15 Lucid Dreaming Facts That Will Make You Question Reality

Are you sure you aren't dreaming right now?

Physiology

How The Bacteria In Your Gut Could Be Used To Treat Mental Illness

New research finds that altering gut bacteria in mice changes the way their brains work.<p>The trillions of bacteria living in the human gut influence how our brain functions, our mood and behavior. Scientists have linked imbalances in this community of microbes to a range of psychiatric conditions, …

Multiple Sclerosis

5 meditation experts to relax with on YouTube

Experts of all kinds take to YouTube to share their wisdom. From makeup to video games, viewers can find coaches on virtually any topic.<p>Meditation …