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How East and West think in profoundly different ways

Psychologists are uncovering the surprising influence of geography on our reasoning, behaviour, and sense of self.<p>As Horace Capron first travelled through Hokkaido in 1871, he searched for a sign of human life among the vast prairies, wooded glades and threatening black mountains. “The stillness of …

Psychology

Yama: the five vows of the seeker

<b>S</b>pirituality is not a path for the faint hearted. Swami Vivekananda has said, “I need lions and not sheep.” Have you wondered why the great Master has spoken so? It is because every single moment we are working on our self. Every moment of our existence we are refining our lifestyle to ensure the …

Spirituality

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Scientists exit Hawaii dome after yearlong Mars simulation

Six scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome in near isolation.<p>For the past year, the group in the …

Space Science

How to stay anonymous online

When it comes to our privacy and security we’re all a bit paranoid, as is our right. Our privacy online can be compromised just as easily as our …

Information Systems

Life on Earth may have arrived very early on the cosmic timeline

At this moment, two Voyager probes are speeding out into the unknown each carrying a "golden record" with information about our planet, our many …

Universe

New Evidence Suggests China's Legendary 'Great Flood' Might Have Actually Happened

The flood that started a civilisation.<p>According to legend, Chinese civilisation began around 4,000 years ago in the Yellow River basin, when an …

Earth Science

Fossils Reveal That Modern Humans Were Living In China 20,000 Years Before We Thought They Left Africa

After analyzing 47 teeth discovered in a karst cave in southern China, researchers have revealed that anatomically modern humans reached the area …

China's About to Rewrite Human DNA Using a Revolutionary Tool For The First Time

Here we go...<p>Next month, Chinese researchers will edit adult human DNA using the revolutionary CRISPR/Cas-9 tool, commonly known as CRISPR, for the …

Genetics

59 Years Ago Today, Five Men Volunteered to Stand Under a Nuclear Explosion

This bizarre and tragic bit of nuclear history happened 59 years ago today.<p>In the 1950s, fear of nuclear-armed Soviet bombers led to the creation of the Genie rocket. Fired from an American or Canadian fighter jet, the Genie had no guidance system. It merely had to be aimed at a Soviet bomber and …

North Korea

Gravity Not Linked To Quantum Spin, Scientists Show In Setback To Hunt For Theory Of Everything

Physicists have a problem. One they can’t seem to get any closer to solving.<p>The universe we live in obeys two seemingly incompatible laws — quantum …

If You Are Using Security Software From Symantec Or Norton You Should Upgrade Immediately

Symantec makes security software for the enterprise market. They also sell a line of products for the consumer market under their Norton brand. All of their anti-virus products use the same core engine and that engine has been found to have high level and potentially devastating security …

Malware

Computer coughs up passwords, encryption keys through its cooling fans - ExtremeTech

By on June 29, 2016 at 2:46 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Here’s a security update to haunt …

2 billion years ago, nature built the first nuclear reactor — here's how it worked

In 1942, physicist Enrico Fermi and a team of workers built what they thought was the first nuclear reactor in a Chicago racket ball court.<p>Unfortunately, nature had beaten them to the punch — by eons.<p>In Gabon, Africa, a spontaneous nuclear chain reaction started in a collection of uranium deposits …

Neutrons

3 Skills That All Emotionally Intelligent People Master

There are very many benefits to EI.<p><i>How can we improve our emotional intelligence, and what are the benefits? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Chade-Meng Tan, co-chair of a Nobel Peace</b> …

Emotional Intelligence

Deep learning will be huge — and here’s who will dominate it

Artificial intelligence* is developing much faster than we thought. Just last month, Google’s DeepMind AI beat Lee Sedol, a legendary Go player, at his own game in a defining moment for the industry. What enabled this win is a relatively new AI technique called deep learning, which is transforming …

Antimatter changed physics, and the discovery of antimemories could revolutionise neuroscience

The theory of antimemories could help explain many cognitive problems in the brain such as autism and schizophrenia.<p>One of the most intriguing …

Neuroscience

The Future Is Not Virtual Reality -- It's Something Else

Eric Pickersgill has captured the sad essence of widespread smartphone use.<p>In a series of black and white portraits, the artist shows people using their smartphones in the real world, but he carefully omits the devices, leaving empty hands aloft in awkward positions and eyes cast downward in vacant …

Augmented Reality

China's nuclear fusion breakthrough produces 'artificial sun'

China's Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) fusion device creates plasma pulse hotter than the sun.<p>While the world is looking at …

Emotional Intelligence Can Be Used for Good or Evil (and That's Exactly Why You Need It) | Inc.com

"The power to do good is also the power to do harm."<p>--Milton Friedman<p>If you follow my column, you know I'm a fan of developing emotional intelligence. Put simply, emotional intelligence (EI) is a person's ability to recognize and understand emotions (both his or her own and that of others), and use …

Emotional Intelligence

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

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Physicists find signs of four-neutron nucleus

The suspected discovery of an atomic nucleus with four neutrons but no protons has physicists scratching their heads. If confirmed by further …

Mom Puts Zip Ties Around Her Baby's Stroller - The Reason Why Is Pure Genius

Genius

5 Nuggets of Wisdom That Guarantee Success in Life and Work

Success is often defined by power, prestige and profit. Yet many who achieve these status symbols eventually ask: "Is this all there is?" How disappointing it must be to invest so much time and energy in achieving challenging results only to realize your ladder of success has been leaning up …

The Surprising, Deeper Reason Introverts Avoid Small Talk

<b>It ALL makes sense now.</b><p>I’m definitely an introvert. It’s not that I constantly sit by myself in a corner and never talk to people. I can be social, …

Stress and Anxiety Can Cause Short-Term Memory Loss

Here's what you can do about it.<p>Memory loss can cause us to feel stressed and worried about our health. But, is it that same stress and anxiety that's actually causing the memory loss in the first place?<p>Researchers from Ohio State university have found that long-term stress and anxiety can cause …

Memory Loss