Kyle Buckles

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At 1.6 Billion Years Old, These Fossils Could Be the Oldest Complex Life

Earlier this week, researchers from the Swedish Museum of Natural History made a spectacular claim, announcing that they may have found …

Top 20 Neuroscience News Articles of 2016 - Neuroscience News

<i>Summary: 2016 was a big year for neuroscience research. These are the top 20 most popular neuroscience articles we covered last year.</i><p><i>Source:</i> …

Neuroscience

Real Parents, Real Talk About Kids And Screens

We live in a world of screens. And in this digital age — with so many devices and distraction — it's one of the things parents worry about most: How much time should their kids spend staring at their phones and computers? What's the right balance between privacy and self-discovery?<p>Research …

Separation Anxiety: Why It Happens And How To Support Your Child

Sometimes the human brain outsmarts itself. And this is exactly what is happening for children struggling with separation anxiety.<p>It often goes like this. You get them all pumped up for being brave at school drop-off. You remind them that they will get to do all sorts of fun things during the …

Parenting

Most Popular How-To Guides of 2016

Step-by-step guides are our bread and butter here at Lifehacker, and you seem to enjoy reading them as much as we enjoy writing them. From start to …

Raspberry Pi

These are the best books Bill Gates read in 2016

The world’s richest man is studying up on tennis and electrical grids this year.<p>Bill Gates, philanthropist and cofounder of Microsoft, has kept up his reading and book reviewing. Today he released an annotated list of his favorite books from 2016. They include David Foster Wallace’s essays on …

We Just Got The First Real Evidence of a Strange Quantum Distortion in Empty Space

It's taken us 80 years to witness this.<p>For the first time, astronomers have observed a strange quantum phenomenon in action, where a neutron star is …

Hundreds of hate attacks recorded in US since election

<b>A US hate-attack monitoring group has documented 437 cases of intimidation and abuse towards minorities since the general election a week ago.</b><p>The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) told the BBC that evidence of a nationwide surge in such incidents is "anecdotal but not a fantasy".<p>The nonprofit …

Rights & Freedoms

How the Best CEOs Differ from Average Ones

We all know the stereotypes: Great CEOs are extroverted. They’re self-promoting. They’re risk takers. But are these stereotypes true? Which traits actually differentiate CEOs from other executives? And, most important, which attributes separate successful CEOs from other CEOs?<p>There is a great deal …

Chinese Scientists Become First to Use CRISPR Gene-Editing on Humans

Chinese scientists are attempting to use CRISPR to develop a new treatment for cancer patients, and the U.S. will soon follow their lead.<p>A team of Chinese scientists from Sichuan University in Chengdu have become the first to inject a person with cells modified with the gene-editing tool …

Debunking Credit Card Myths: Does Having Many Cards Hurt Your Credit Score?

We talk about travel rewards credit cards quite a bit here at TPG. Applying for and utilizing these cards strategically can unlock incredible travel …

Personal Finance

Here are 25 habits that psychologists have linked with happiness

It's the little things.<p>Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite …

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In pictures: India's stunted children

<b>India has the highest number of children suffering from stunted growth in the world, the charity WaterAid says in a new report.</b><p>The report, titled Caught Short, says India has at least 48 million stunted children under the age of five.<p>Nigeria and Pakistan rank second and third with 10.3 and 9.8 …

India

Herschel Walker's Fitness & Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

As a boy I followed the Dallas Cowboys, and one of the players I really admired was Herschel Walker. He was a beast, but the guy could move like …

Exercise

It’s Time to Stop Making Fake Friendships at Work

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

6 Toxic Relationship Habits Most People Think Are Normal

/ Aug 15, 2013<p>There’s no class in high school on how to not be a shitty boyfriend or girlfriend. Sure, they teach us the biology of sex, the legality …

We are ‘almost definitely’ living in a Matrix-style simulation, claims Elon Musk

Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur and founder of Space X, Tesla and Paypal, has told an interviewer there is only a “one in billions” chance that we’re not living in a computer simulation.<p>Speaking at San Francisco’s Code Conference this week, Musk said that he has had “so many simulation …

Universal cancer vaccine on horizon after genetic breakthrough

A universal cancer vaccine is on the horizon after scientists discovered how to rewire immune cells to fight any type of disease.<p>The potential new therapy involves injecting tiny particles of genetic code into the body which travel to the immune cells and teach them to recognise specific …

Cancer

Physicists Have Found a Way to Slow Light Down by 'Twisting' It

Take that, universal speed limit.<p>Physicists have just found a way to slow light down without touching or intercepting it, simply by making it 'twist' …

A Mysterious Object Beyond Pluto Is Coming Into Focus

Pluto may be long gone, but NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is by no means finished with the outer solar system. For the second time, New Horizons has …

Hubble Unveils Deepest View Of The Universe Ever

To see farther out into the Universe than ever before, you must gather the greatest amount of light possible.<p>The way to do that is:<p>go to space,<br>• with the largest telescope you can,<br>• and observe a clear patch of sky for as long as you can.<p>In 1995, Hubble imaged a dark region of space with few stars and …

Universe

The Christian right vs. the founding fathers: How conservatives are skewering history to serve their theocratic ends

<b>(Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/AP/Timothy D. Easley/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The Glenn Becks and Mike Huckabees of the world are manufacturing a distorted version of American history<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>January 14, 2016 4:15pm (UTC)<p>Since 1992, each January 16 the president issues a proclamation commemorating …

Religion

‘Nones’ Are Now the Largest Religious Group Among Democrats. And Atheists Just Announced a Plan to Rally Them for 2016.

The growth of the “nones” — the cohort of Americans who are either atheist, agnostic of unaffiliated with a specific faith or denomination — has sparked an attempt to rally these individuals into a cohesive voting bloc leading up to the 2016 election.<p>Photo credit: Shutterstock<p>The Secular Coalition …

The “Other Side” Is Not Dumb

There’s a fun game I like to play in a group of trusted friends called “Controversial Opinion.” The rules are simple: Don’t talk about what was …

Three Reasons the Bible Is Not the Inerrant Word of God

By Hemant Mehta<p>This is a guest post written by <b>Richard Hagenston</b>. Hagenston is an ordained United Methodist minister, a former pastor, and the author …

The Oculus Rift costs $599 and ships in March

Pre-orders are now open for the first Oculus Rift consumer virtual reality headset and the company finally revealed the all-important price: $599 (€699 in Europe and £499 in the UK). Oculus CEO Palmer Luckey knows that the long-term success or failure of the Rift depends a lot on that number, but …

58 cognitive biases that screw up everything we do

In fact, we are prone to hundreds of proven biases that cause us to think and act irrationally, and even thinking we're rational despite evidence of irrationality in others is known as blind spot bias.<p>The study of how often human beings do irrational things was enough for psychologist Daniel …

Critical Thinking

When Christians, Muslims, and Jews Loved Magic

A silver scroll found in Jordan is a reminder of how big the market for ‘magic’ objects was in ancient Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.<p>In 2014 a …

Former Pastor Ryan Bell Reflects on Life Without God, a Year After Coming Out

By Hemant Mehta<p>It was two years ago when <b>Ryan Bell</b>, a professor and former pastor of a Seventh-day Adventist church, announced that he would “try on” …