Kevin Mason

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We Might Have Just Discovered The Missing Link Between The Brain And Gut

"We think these findings are going to be the biological basis of a new sense."<p>New research with mice may upend our understanding of the connection …

Duke University

This Enigmatic Blob Was One of Earth's Earliest Animals

Science & InnovationExplainer<p>The strange life-form has long perplexed scientists. So a team of researchers used modern analyses to take a fresh look at its ancient remains.<p>The Ediacaran critters were an odd bunch—from ringed discs and patterned blobs to lumpy ropes and wavy fronds. Taking to the …

Biomarkers

You Won't Believe This Gorgeous Island Is Just Off the Coast of Michigan

In the age of globalization, it’s increasingly difficult to find a place that feels wholly unique. But off the coast of Michigan is a secret hideaway …

Lake Superior

10 Inspiring Books Every Traveler Needs to Read

Whether you’re looking for a paperback to stow in your carry-on, a journal to document your travels in, or an inspiring coffee table volume to feed …

Budgeting

Scientists Just Created a Magnetic Field That Takes Us Closer Than Ever Before to Harnessing Nuclear Fusion

They were able to control it without destroying any equipment this time.<p>Inexpensive clean energy sounds like a pipe dream. Scientists have long …

Magnetism

‘I wanted a truncheon in my pants’: the rise of the penis extension

Exposure to porn is creating a generation of men whose expectations of what they should look like are unattainable<p>When I was 14, I shot up to 6ft. I felt like a man with a child’s parts. It’s affected everything<p>You must be happy first, in your heart and head. If not, this operation is not for you<p>It …

This Implant Helps Heal Knees With a Patient’s Own Cartilage

At first, Courtney Mannino blamed the dull ache in her left knee on a ligament she’d torn in high school. She ignored it as long as she could, but …

University of California

The six must-read novels that make up this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist

Looking for a good book to cozy up with this fall? The Man Booker Prize has got you covered.<p>The award’s judging panel chose six finalists this morning (Sept. 20) from the longlist of 13 books, with less than four weeks to go until the 2018 winner is announced.<p>The longlist was heavy on dystopian …

Man Booker Prize

This is what determines whether or not most people will become successful in life

Unsuccessful people’s favorite phrase is, “I don’t have time.”<p>There are other ones too: “I don’t have the resources. I don’t have the support. I …

Success

This is What Happened When I Finally Got Rid of Hundreds of Books

Laura Lippman’s bookshelves were out of control. The genius way she cleaned them out would change how she saw her shelves—and herself.<p>When I was a …

Why You’re Probably Getting a Microchip Implant Someday

Microchip implants are going from tech-geek novelty to genuine health tool—and you might be running out of good reasons to say no.<p>When Patrick McMullan first heard in early 2017 that thousands of Swedish citizens were unlocking their car doors and turning on coffee machines with a wave of their …

RFID

What Teens Think of the Kavanaugh Accusations

“They just keep saying ‘Boys will be boys.’ But I’m in high school—I don’t want that to happen to me.”<p>As soon as Christine Blasey Ford went public with her accusation that the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when the two were teens, a chorus of conservative political …

Brett Kavanaugh

Here's Why You Should Put a Bowl of Vinegar In Your Dishwasher

Looking for the easiest way to deep clean?<p>Not to sound <i>too</i> much like a commercial, but do you ever load your dishwasher, run it with your favorite, …

Washing Machines

Dirty Contacts and Bad Hygiene Are Helping Spread an Amoeba That Can Blind You

People who wear contact lenses are often warned to properly clean their reusable contacts. A new study published Friday provides a sober reminder of …

Contact Lenses

Check Out Our Favorite Reader-Submitted iOS 12 Shortcuts 

A mere two days ago—fresh off the official launch of iOS 12 and the grand<p>renamingdebut of Apple’s Shortcuts app—I asked Lifehacker readers for your …

iOS

How Puberty Kills Girls’ Confidence

In their tween and teenage years, girls become dramatically less self-assured—a feeling that often lasts through adulthood.<p>The change can be baffling to many parents: Their young girls are masters of the universe, full of gutsy fire. But as puberty sets in, their confidence nose-dives, and those …

Remove yourself from people search sites and erase your online presence

Here is a step-by-step guide to reducing your digital footprint online, whether you want to lock down data or vanish entirely.<p>There is now a very …

Social Media

Octopuses Rolling on MDMA Reveal Unexpected Link to Humans

“They just embraced with multiple arms.”<p>When the California two-spot octopus isn’t attempting to bring more eight-legged cephalopods into this world, …

Ecstasy (Drug)

Want to Be a Better Public Speaker? Stop Talking and Do This Instead

Successful presentations motivate, educate, and inspire listeners to take action. From the attention-getting opening to the powerful close--and the concrete, key messages in the middle--memorable presenters know to how to deliver their content in an engaging way.<p>How?<p>By combining stories and …

Mark Twain

How to become the 'spreadsheet master' of your office

The battle between Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets is one of the juiciest rivalries in tech. Staunch supporters of Excel and Sheets loyalists are …

Microsoft Excel

Why Schools Are Banning Yoga

Mindfulness programs have become popular on K–12 campuses, but in some parts of the country concerns about religious intrusion keep the trend at bay.<p>In certain parts of the United States, it’s getting more and more likely that rather than a game of dodgeball in gym class or a round of Heads-up, …

Yoga

Skill Up Your Career For The New AI Economy

Let’s face it, AI job disruption is underway<p>A few years ago I had written an article about how technology is literally obliterating jobs and how to skill yourself up for this new economy. In this article I want to provide you with a renewed peek into what I believe is the road to success, should …

Deep Learning

How to get rid of the thoughts that are clogging your brain

I want to ask you a question. How many hours per day do you think?<p>“I never thought about that.” So let me get this straight. You’re thinking all the …

Study Skills

This super powerful magnetic field puts us one step closer to nuclear fusion

CRUISIN’ FOR A FUSION<p>Inexpensive clean energy sounds like a pipe dream. Scientists have long thought that nuclear fusion, the type of reaction that …

Magnetism

The Moon Is Electric—Especially When It's Full

Science & Innovation<p>New measurements show what happens to the moon’s thin exosphere when the lunar orb slips into Earth’s protective magnetic bubble.<p>The moon is often thought of as a lifeless and inactive place. But a new study reminds us that our pale celestial guardian is more dynamic than it …

Supermoon

If You Want to Be a Better Learner, Try Drawing (Even If You're Bad at It)

Doodling all over your notebook while sitting through class or a meeting might not be so bad after all. According to design historian and art …

Doodling

Why do we hate wasps and love bees?

<b>A new study reveals that wasps are largely disliked by the public, whereas bees are highly appreciated.</b><p>The researchers involved say that this view is unfair because wasps are just as ecologically useful as bees.<p>The scientists suggest a public relations campaign to restore the wasps' battered …

Research

I Put Ice Cubes in My Dryer Instead of Ironing My Clothes, and the Result Blew My Mind

Although I own an iron and ironing board, they've pretty much been collecting dust in my closet over the years, and I've never been happier. Through a really "cool" hack (pun intended, and you'll understand it in just a moment) I've learned to do with my dryer, I haven't had to iron in years. And …

Barley tea is the sleep-enhancing, constipation-easing beverage your cozy nights need

When it comes to bedtime tea rituals, chamomile and lavender tend to get the heartiest steeping of love. And while yes, both of those …

Immune System

How to Use Google’s New Free-to-Use Tool to Boost Your SEO

In the world of SEO, when Google announces a major update, your SEO plan can only <b>sink</b> or <b>swim</b>.In similar fashion to their recent update to AdWords and …

Google Search