Megha Mehta

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Are we experiencing a slow-motion, Turkish-style coup? Or our own Arab Spring?

Corrupting the media, spreading chaos and subverting the rule of law — it’s what authoritarian regimes do best<p>Writing recently in Tablet magazine, Lee Smith, who is an editor at the Weekly Standard, criticized what he called the “Arab-ization” of American politics. Smith writes frequently and …

Political Science

How to unlock Netflix to watch every movie and TV show using these secret codes

With this simple trick, Netflix users can unlock a whole new world of content.<p>Netflix users are already in treat with a wide range of movies and TV …

Meditation Is Exactly What Your Workout Routine Is Missing

Here are six exercises to get you started.<p>Fitness comes down to two simple things: 1) doing what helps you, and 2) not doing what hurts you. Most active people are great at the first part—they lift weights, do cardio, wear ultra stretchy T-shirts, etc.—but aren't great at the second.<p>So, what hurts …

Workouts

Women are less happy than men in marriage, but society pretends it isn't true

To Post Secret, a project that collects personal secrets written artistically onto postcards, someone recently sent in the following bombshell: "Ever since we started getting married and buying houses," she writes, "my girlfriends and I don't laugh much anymore."<p>Her personal secret is, in fact, a …

Social Security

Astronomers Just Spotted Deep-Space Galaxies That Are Like Nothing We've Seen Before

Star systems "never before dreamed of".<p>Astronomers have gazed deep into a distant region of space and found evidence of a hidden trove of young …

Universe

I was crippled by anxiety - and then I made it work for me

“I don’t think I can do it,” I said to my husband<p>“Do what?” he replied, baffled.<p>“I don’t know, I just…” I paused, struggling and failing to control my breath. “CAN’T!” I burst into tears.<p>We were on honeymoon. We’d arrived in San Francisco, the night before, after two relaxing weeks in Hawaii. We …

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

The Brain

Searching for the Vikings: 3 Sites Possibly Found in Canada

Three archaeological sites that may have been used by Vikings around 1,000 years ago were excavated recently in Canada.<p>If confirmed, the discoveries …

Franklin Expedition

The next generation of renewable fuel is within us all

Have you ever wished you could make things go when you had to go? Well, you're in luck*, as researchers from the University of Bath have developed a …

Clean Energy

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

These 5 signs will help you spot if someone is lying, according to science

Many techniques for spotting lies – such as watching to see if people touch their noses – don’t really work.<p>But it IS possible to get a good sense of …

Scientists have finally named the mysterious killer of 211,000 rare antelope

USFWS/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)<p>A rare antelope called the saiga may be roaming its last days in the wild.<p>Native to the grassy steppes of Kazakhstan and …

The science of keeping your cool when co-workers drive you nuts

One Sunday afternoon, Nancy, an executive in the tech industry, got a call from an irate colleague. She’d made a business decision that he didn’t approve of, and his response was to shout and curse at her over the phone: “You’re so stupid. What an idiotic thing to do. You stupid ****.” He plowed on …

Self-help

Memory lapse? Scientists discover why we lose our train of thought

Researchers have found just where you lost your train of thought.<p>They’ve seen what’s happening in the brain at the moment we get startled and lose our train of thought, and they’ve turned up a link between that just-lost thought and one of the classic symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.<p>It might come …

The Brain

Jupiter set to light up the sky

Sky gazers are in for a treat tonight with one of "the most spectacular events" of the year visible to the public.<p>Astronomy Ireland has said an …

Genes help determine when you will lose your virginity, say scientists

When you lose your virginity and how many children you will have are partially determined by genetics, Cambridge University has found.<p>A study of over 380,000 people has identified gene mutations which influence the age of puberty, sexual intercourse, first birth and number of offspring.<p>Previously …

Genetics

Why You Need To Stop Using These Hand Dryers

Health and Medicine Photo credit: A popular model of jet hand dryers produced by Dyson. Marcin Wichary/Flickr. (CC BY 2.0).A wise man once said you …

Personal Hygiene

Unexpected discovery leads to a better battery - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

RICHLAND, Wash. – An unexpected discovery has led to a rechargeable battery that's as inexpensive as conventional car batteries, but has a much …

What are some brain hacks that a neuroscientist or a psychologist knows that most people don't?

Fake facial expressions actually work.<p>There are about eight (give or take) facial expressions that are intrinsic to all humans, regardless of …

Psychology

NASA Has Detected Strange Signals Coming From The Gravitational Wave Source

This could change everything.<p>Less than half a second after the first direct evidence of gravitational waves was recorded on 14 September 2015, a very …

Black Holes

There is no scientific validity to this dangerous and pervasive notion — yet all of us are probably guilty of it

Despite the fact that there's no scientific basis for the idea of racial differences — a point hammered home by the sequencing of the first human genome, or complete set of DNA, in 2003 — we continue to see ourselves as distinct along racial lines. And these perceptions have real consequences, both …

Psychology

Hay fever drugs may shrink brain and raise dementia risk, warn scientists

Pensioners should avoid common hay fever, allergy and sleeping tablets over their links to brain damage and dementia, scientists have warned.<p>Last year a study in the US found that taking a daily dose of pills like Piriton and Nytol, for at least three years, raised the chance of getting Alzheimer’s …

Only Bernie Sanders can break the power of capitalism in the US

Defining the US Democratic presidential race as a choice between economic and social justice was a masterstroke from Hillary Clinton. But Sanders has something that she lacks: the ability to build a movement<p>In its time the borough of Brooklyn has produced an iconic bridge, Mae West, Al Capone and a …

Middle-class

8 Habits of Happy, Healthy, and Successful People

Simple behaviors that are committed to over time can yield enormous results.<p>According to Harvard psychologist Shawn Achor, happiness and success cannot be pursued directly. Instead, these things are organic byproducts of quality habits and vision. As Aristotle put it, "To be excellent we cannot …

Self-improvement

The Difference Between Romantic Love and True Love

<i>Love Locks of Prague</i> <i>by Sezín Koehler.</i><p>Growing up and beyond I was obsessed with films featuring true love found and lost amidst uncontrollable circumstances. I'd stay up into early morning hours, crying over these tragedies and wondering if one day I'd have a love so great that it would consume me …

Relationships

Viet Thanh Nguyen wins the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for 'The Sympathizer'

Viet Thanh Nguyen took the Pulitzer Prize in fiction Monday for his debut novel, "The Sympathizer," published by Grove Press. Nguyen, a professor at the USC, is one of the L.A. Times' 10 critics at large.<p>"Thanks for all your good wishes," Nguyen wrote on Facebook. "I double checked with real people …

This Solar Hub Provides Clean Water, Electricity, And Internet In One

A remote village in Ghana is now being served life-changing infrastructure in a box.<p>While American cities try to figure out how to deal with lead pipes and an aging power grid, a remote village in Ghana has skipped traditional infrastructure completely. The Watly–a sleek, spaceship-like hub that …

12 Tiny Changes You Can Make Today to Start Streamlining Your Life | Women's Health

If you shove everything in your bag as you’re running out the door, you’re likely to forget something. You don't want to get to the gym just to realize you only brought one sneaker. Make sure you have everything you need by packing in advance. Choose your clothes the night before so you have one …