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How to check if your Airbnb host is secretly filming you

It's straight out of a nightmare. You're staying in an Airbnb with your partner on a romantic getaway, and discover as you're packing up to leave …

How to Take Down Kim Jong Un

Stop saying there are no good options on North Korea. Here’s how we can end the threat once and for all—without firing a shot.<p>At my Senate confirmation hearing a few years ago, I made a promise to the panel deciding my fate: never to use the phrase “there are no good options.” After all, if there …

North Korea

How a doping experiment turned into an explosive exposé of Russia's Olympic cover-up

The words Russia, Putin, President Trump, investigation, and doping are some of the most searched on Google, receiving hundreds of millions of …

Trump warns of 'dangerous low' in Russia relations

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The United States and Russia are plunging deeper into their worst crisis since the Cold War, with politics in both nations outpacing the capacity of either government to mitigate the danger.<p>President Donald Trump's grudging signature on new sanctions punishing Russia for alleged …

Big Bang Confirmed Again, This Time By The Universe's First Atoms

The Big Bang is the leading theory as to where our Universe came from. The Universe was hotter, denser, more uniform, and smaller in the past, and is only as vast as it is today due to the fabric of expanding space. This idea was extremely controversial for many decades, until detailed observations …

Physics

The Best Albums of 2017

<i>Be sure to check out our growing list of The Best Music Videos of 2017.</i><p>Recommended Video<p>Entertainment<p>This Is A Real-Time MRI Scan of an Opera …

Minnesota authorities say fatally shot man had pointed gun at police

MINNESOTA<p>State officials say man pointed gun at police<p>A black man who was fatally shot by St. Paul police had pointed a gun at officers twice after he was ordered to drop it, authorities said Saturday. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said authorities have video that shows the man with …

Middle School

How to Be Present and Peaceful When You Can't Stop Thinking

<b>“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>When I first started practicing Zen (or presence), I used …

Science Says Listening to These 5 Songs Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

For as long as sound has existed, music has always been tied to deep emotion in all living beings. It's one of the stimuli that are most likely to evoke a memory or intense reaction, one of the strange phenomena that allow humans to access a different mental or emotional space than the one they …

Brain Imaging

9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior

Fortunately, there are no shortage of podcasts designed to cater to that interest — whether it's a short one-one-one chat about building good habits or an hour-long compilation of novel ideas.<p>Here are some of the best podcasts that help put life in perspective.

Russia accused of war crimes in Syria at UN security council session

Russia has been directly and repeatedly accused of war crimes at the UN security council in an unusually blunt session, as hopes of any form of ceasefire were flattened by the scale and ferocity of the Syrian regime’s assault on eastern Aleppo.<p>The war crimes accusations centred on the widespread …

Middle East

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Body Language

Elon Musk Is Wrong. We Aren't Living in a Simulation

A simulated apple can't feed anybody, and other reality checks by a philosopher and a cognitive scientist.<p>Recently Elon Musk made internet headlines by claiming that the probability we live in "base reality" is one in billions. Instead, we are much more likely to be living in a historical ancestor …

Millions of Android devices have been vulnerable for 5 years

A security researcher has said that hundreds of different models of Android devices are vulnerable to leaking data to seemingly innocuous apps.<p>Announced by FireEye in a blog post, the vulnerability allows an attacker to potentially do things like view the SMS database and call history, as well as …

Android News

Here's the Memory Trick That Science Says Works

If the brain could brag that’s pretty much all it would do. It’s easily the most complicated organ in your body, and, more than that, the nimblest …

How One Man Found Inner F*cking Peace Creating Profanity-Filled Guided Meditations

Jason Headley, creator of “F*ck That: An Honest Meditation,” tells Co.Create about turning a private joke into a video, app, and now a book.<p>The same thing happens every time I meditate, and I don’t mean total spiritual enlightenment. Instead, random thoughts drift in and out of my head unbidden, …

Meditation

Herculaneum scrolls buried by Vesuvius yield another secret: metallic ink

Using the world’s largest and most sophisticated x-ray microscope, scientists have read a little deeper into one of the iconic relics of the ancient world: a library of charred scrolls that survived the eruption of Mount Vesuvius almost 2000 years ago.<p>Last year, researchers managed to decipher some …

Archaeology

While Markets Bounce, GoPro Keeps Going Down, Down, Down

GoPro’s stock continued its slide Thursday as shares of the wearable-camera maker fell 3%. GoPro’s stock is down 17% for the week and 35% over the past 30 days.

Dow Jones

The Senate's experiment with cannabis

Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot<p>Obamacare. Gay weddings. Now pot?<p>As progressives celebrate a couple of big wins in Washington – the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage – another issue has remained firmly stuck at the national …

Cannabis

National Geographic Magazine

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Extreme Sports

"Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics" edited by Allan Badiner: Book Review

<b>"Buddhism and psychedelics are together probably the best hope we have for an antidote to egotism and materialism, which are fatally destroying the planet." ~ Terrence McKenna</b><p>"While a sportsman will have his Olympic medals revoked for using drugs that enhance his performance, a musician would not …

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

DOE: Terrorist attacks threaten electric grid, 'results could be devastating'

The Department of Energy warns in a new report that the aging electric grid, which provides most electricity to the nation, faces threats from terrorism and storms caused by climate change that could knock out Wall Street, hospitals and the Internet if left unfixed.<p>In the administration's …

You Can Realize True Happiness Through Mindfulness Meditation

Many of us spend our whole lives searching for happiness. Sadly, some of us never find it. And others don't find it until later in life. The good …

Mindfulness

Cool Arctic squirrels may hold key to Alzheimer’s cure

This month, Arctic ground squirrels emerge in Alaska after eight months’ hibernation. It hasn’t been easy: during hibernation, their body temperature can drop as low as -2.9C, a record for mammals, and stay there for two to three weeks before they undergo a bout of shivering to warm up. Scientists …

Alzheimer's Disease

For adults with autism, a lack of support when they need it most

“I don’t look like I have a disability, do I?” Jonas Moore asks me. I shake my head. No, I say — he does not.<p>Bundled up in a puffy green coat, Moore, 35 and sandy-haired, doesn’t stand out in the crowd seeking refuge from the winter cold in a drafty Starbucks. His handshake is firm and his blue …

Autism