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Brain-to-brain 'telepathic' communication achieved for first time

Team of US-led researchers successfully achieves brain-to-brain communication between humans from India to France<p>For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France.<p>…

NASA Resurrected an 'Impossible' Microwave Thruster Technology

Imagine blasting through space without the need for extra fuel.<p>It's always exciting when something seemingly impossible is validated by NASA—the smartest of the smart when it comes to cutting-edge aeronautical technology, right? Well, NASA scientists have just confirmed that an "impossible" …

Stress, the Brain and the Neuroscience of Success

In the last 10 years, a new field of neuroscience has mapped the mental zone that can literally change the brain to quiet an overly active stress response system and simultaneously pave the way for higher brain networks to perform at optimum. The more we function from this mental zone, the less we …

The top 5 things that cause brain hiccups

Why are we capable of complicated thinking one minute, and the next, our minds are thrown for a loop by the simplest of things?<p>Our brains balk at the …

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The introvert brain explained

<b>Why it’s OK to stay home reading a book or lock yourself in the bathroom at crowded parties.</b><p>Let’s make one thing very clear from the start: being an …

5 Secret Places She Sizes You Up

Decode her stealth signals in the office, at the beach, and more summer hangout spots<p>Men aren’t exactly discreet about the way they ogle women. Ladies, on the other hand, are masters of flying under the radar. The trick is knowing how to spot her subtle stares. “In about two-thirds of all …

Left Brain vs. Right: It's a Myth, Research Finds

It's the foundation of myriad personality assessment tests, self-motivation books and team-building exercises – and it's all bunk.<p>Popular culture …

Scientists are getting closer to a quantum computer — here's why it matters

Over the past few decades, scientists around the world have been working to develop an ambitious new type of device called a quantum computer. And, this week, they took a step closer to that goal.<p>Compared to normal computers, these quantum computers — first theorized in the 1980s, and still in …

Strange Findings on Comb Jellies Uproot Animal Family Tree

Complete sequence of comb jelly genome reveals a separate course of evolution.<p>A close look at the nervous system of the gorgeously iridescent animal known as the comb jelly has led a team of scientists to propose a new evolutionary history: one for the comb jelly, and one for everybody else.<p>"It's a …

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How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

There’s that project you’ve left on the backburner – the one with the deadline that’s growing uncomfortably near. And there’s the client whose phone call you really should return – the one that does nothing but complain and eat up your valuable time. Wait, weren’t you going to try to go to the gym …

48 Psychological Facts You Should Know About Yourself

We've published 100 Mind-Blowing Psychological Facts You Should Know About Yourself, courtesy of Dr. Susan Weinschenk, a behavioral scientist.<p>Now we're highlighting our favorites from the list.<p><i>All of these posts were republished with permission from Dr. Weinschenk's blog, The W Blog. Check it out</i> …

Near death, explained

<b>Mopic via Shutterstock</b><p>New science is shedding light on what really happens during out-of-body experiences — with shocking results.<p>Mario Beauregard<p>April 21, 2012 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was adapted from the new book “Brain Wars”, from Harper One.<p>In 1991, Atlanta-based singer and songwriter Pam …

E=mc2: Einstein's equation that gave birth to the atom bomb

Albert Einstein's famous equation E=mc2 for the first time connected the mass of an object with its energy and heralded a new world of physics<p>This is the most famous equation in the history of equations. It has been printed on countless T-shirts and posters, starred in films and, even if you've …

The Week In Numbers: An Alien Ocean, Beer-Flavored Jelly Beans, And More

<b>310 miles</b>: the diameter of Saturn's moon Enceladus, whose large underground ocean is now a top candidate for extraterrestrial life<p><b>10 million microbes per square centimeter</b>: the population density of human skin (see what's living with you here)<p><b>$9</b>: the price per pound of Jelly Belly's new …

3 Easy Steps to a Lifetime of Happiness

Really?<p>You really thought you could be forever happy in just three easy steps? At the very least, that means you've been reading way too much pop psychology. Seriously, for millennia our species managed to survive without magazine articles and self-help books promising that you can fix up your own …

40 Ways to Relax in 5 Minutes or Less

Because you can't always take a vacation when you need to de-stress<p><i>By Shana Lebowitz for Greatist</i><p>There are 364 new emails in the inbox, those new pants are covered in scalding coffee, and the next conference call starts in exactly five minutes. In other words, it’s the perfect time to relax. When …

Think Twice: How the Gut's "Second Brain" Influences Mood and Well-Being

As Olympians go for the gold in Vancouver, even the steeliest are likely to experience that familiar feeling of "butterflies" in the stomach. …

Scientists film how the brain makes memories for the first time ever

For the first time in history, scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have captured how our brain makes memories in …

How to Manipulate People to Do What You Want Without Abandoning Your Ethics

Manipulation is generally a bad skill to use to get what you want, but sometimes it's justifiable when you have a noble cause. Perhaps you're trying …

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Why Physicists Are Saying Consciousness Is A State Of Matter, Like a Solid, A Liquid Or A Gas

A new way of thinking about consciousness is sweeping through science like wildfire. Now physicists are using it to formulate the problem of …

The British amateur who debunked the mathematics of happiness

Nick Brown does not look like your average student. He's 53 for a start and at 6ft 4in with a bushy moustache and an expression that jackknifes between sceptical and alarmed, he is reminiscent of a mid-period John Cleese. He can even sound a bit like the great comedian when he embarks on an …

Ask the GND: Why do women want to cuddle after sex?

Sex, dating, love, and lust. Our Girl Next Door will now take your questions<p><b>After sex, I just want to sleep. Is there a way out of cuddling?</b><p><b>Matt, Topeka, KS</b><p>Nope—not if you care about your girl's happiness. After sex, she's high on endorphins and wants to savor the buzz by feeling your body against …

Martin Luther King Jr. Words of Wisdom: Apply to Your Life

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., whose birthday we celebrate as a federal holiday on the third Monday in January, was distinguished in many ways.<p>His famous "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington Aug. 28, 1963 has been canonized as one of the greatest pieces of …

Could Letting Go Be the Secret to Happiness in 2014?

As 2014 dawns, I find myself thinking more and more about letting go.<p>I've made all my usual resolutions -- get back to the gym more, lose those 5 pounds, spend more time with my family.<p>But lately I've been wondering: Could it be that many of my problems could be solved -- would <i>di</i>ssolve actually -- …

100 Pieces of Advice from 100-Year-Olds

What’s the secret to a long and healthy life? All centenarians have their own habits and morning routines by which they swear. In July, the world's …

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

19 Natural Remedies for Anxiety

Proven ways to control the symptoms of anxiety without medication.

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The Best And Worst Ways To Cope With Stress

<i>By Lauren A. Greene</i><p>From natural disasters to overly demanding bosses, our world is filled with stressors. While some research has shown that short bursts of stress can be good for you, a new study out of Ohio State University and published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of …