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OK, WTF Is a Time Crystal?

Physicists have made a new phase of matter called a time crystal—but what does that even mean?<p>Last month, a team of physicists from UC Berkeley said they'd created a blueprint for a new phase of matter called a time crystal. Their paper, in <i>Physical Review Letters</i>, turned what was once a pretty far …

Life forms that could be 50,000 years old found in caves in Mexico

In a Mexican cave system so beautiful and hot that it is called both fairyland and hell, scientists have discovered life trapped in crystals that could be 50,000 years old.<p>The bizarre and ancient microbes were found dormant in caves in Naica, in Mexico’s northern Chihuahua state, and were able to …

Biology

Scientists have achieved a 60-year-old dream to engineer life with an alien genetic code

All of life, as we know it, is created from the same four letters: A, T, G, and C. These letters form the basis of DNA, and the way they are laid out in our genetic code is what makes you unique from the trillions of other life forms on Earth.<p>But what if we were to add just two more letters to the …

Genetics

The Measurement Problem

What finally decides whether the cat is alive or dead is our observation. After 53 minutes we open the box and observe, that is, "measure," the life …

Microsoft R - Compare Reviews, Features, Pricing in 2018

1170.5<p>Review<p>R is the world’s most powerful, and preferred, programming language for statistical computing, machine learning, and graphics, and is …

6 Downsides of Human Evolution

The phrase “survival of the fittest” makes it tempting to think of natural selection as an unequivocal engine of progress, one that only makes humans …

Interactive periodic table finally clues us in to what elements are used for

Looking at the periodic table, most of us have no issues identifying the use of certain elements. Sodium, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and others are no-brainers but what about the less talked about elements.<p>Seriously, do you know what Vanadium is used for? How about Polonium? Of course you don’t. …

MyHeritage launches DNA testing service to help you uncover your family’s history

The popular online genealogy service MyHeritage today announced the launch of its MyHeritage DNA service for helping its users uncover more about their family’s history and ethnicity. Users who take the test, which currently costs $79 (plus shipping), will get a detailed ethnicity report that will …

Why Morning People Thrive

Some neuroscientists are trying to change school and work hours that discriminate against night owls.<p><i>Social jet lag</i> was described by chronobiologists (those who study the brain’s time-keeping mechanisms) at University of Munich in 2006 as “misalignment of biological and social time.”<p>That could …

Sleep

Why Your First Impression Matters | The Art of Manliness

You meet a woman at a party and think you have a good conversation. But when you later send her a text, she doesn’t respond.<p>You go into a job …

Sudo lets you change your online identities as easily as flipping a switch

If you’re like me your inbox is a mess of hundreds of promotional emails from different sites across the web – many of which I’ve only actually shopped at once or twice. But once they have your email address it’s over – you can expect to receive a weekly (or daily!) email ad infinitum.<p>Companies …

Comment on Medicine Will Advance More in the Next 10 Years Than It Did in the Last 100 by Master Michael

I was born in 1945 between the first atomic bomb and the second atomic bomb blast. I have grown up through the 60’s at San Francisco State U where …

Physicist Says Our Universe Could Have Spawned From a Black Hole

What if the Big Bang was a black hole?<p>According to our best understanding of the Universe, if you travel back in time as far as you can, around 13.8 …

Want to Raise Down-to-Earth Kids? It Helps to Know a Little Psychology | Inc.com

The rap on young people is that they're entitled and narcissistic. They think the world revolves around them and owes them something. They're brats, basically.<p>Is this true?<p>Absolutely not, reply a whole host of Millennials, who point out that it's their parents who tanked the economy and their …

Psychology

Daily habits that sabotage your peace of mind

I used to wake up each morning and, before I'd even brushed my teeth, I would check my email. This often meant that the first thing I saw every day was a frantic message from my boss. Eventually, I realized I had to set a rule: I wouldn't check my email until after I finished my morning workout. …

Self-improvement

5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

IQ is largely fixed, but intelligence depends on context and approach.<p>Give a person an IQ test in elementary school and again when he or she is a senior citizen and science suggests the score will remain largely unchanged. Which means, like it or not, our sheer mental horsepower is largely …

Science Says This Old-School Style of Note-Taking Will Supercharge Your Brain | Inc.com

Laptops and other devices mean you don't have to write your business notes by hand anymore, or even type them out at all. Defaulting to tech-based note-taking might not be the best route, though, with science showing the old-school approach of pen and paper might have bigger benefits.<p>What happens …

The Science of Why We Buy Clothes We Never Wear

<i>This article originally appeared on Money.</i><p>As a consumer psychologist and researcher I spend a lot of time peeking under people’s beds and in the dark …

Clothing

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 9 Things

Or do them all. They work. Science says so.<p>Everyone wants to be happy, but many people aren't (especially people who live in Burundi.)<p>So how can you be happier?<p>If you want to be happier, there's good news and bad. Unfortunately, approximately 50% of your happiness, your "happiness set-point," is …

Happiness

Scientists Make Major Discovery While Studying The Brain On No Sleep

This is WAY more complex than anyone thought.<p>Conventional wisdom suggests that the longer you go without sleep, the more tired you should be. But if you’ve ever pulled an all-nighter, you’ve probably experienced the opposite phenomenon: At 4 a.m., you can barely keep your eyes open. Then, it’s 8 …

Superfoods May Not Be Quite So Super, Says Science

Superfoods have long been said to clear up your skin, help you sleep better and give you massive doses of energy. Banking on their powers, we’ve totally used this important health info as inspiration to fill our diet with magic foods, concocting recipes with Pinterest’s top superfoods (hello, …

Superfoods

Data Science Project Checklist To Use Before You Start A Project To Convey You Can Actually Get Work Done

You're relatively new to DS, you're about to start project, and you're looking to make sure that you're going to be on the right track so that you …

Data Science

Lessons from World Vision: Mandatory indicators don’t work!

Here’s another powerful experiment by a major NGO on how to measure results. It’s from World Vision, a few years ago. The experiment was to roll out …

Storytelling and Brain Science: This Is Your Brain on Story

Having spoken to hundreds of audiences, I’ve learned that stories are memorable because of the images and emotions contained in them. The lesson of …

When Inspirational Quotes Don’t Cut It: 3 Scientific Motivational Principles to Reach Big Goals (Without the Clichés)

<i>We all love a clever quote. But when it comes to long-term, daunting, unsavory goals, we need more than a flash-in-the-pan heartstring tug to keep us</i> …

Motivation

This one map shows the mounting tensions between NATO and Russia

With the continuation of hostilities in Ukraine and the US and Russia backing opposite sides in the Syrian Civil War, relations between Moscow and NATO have continued to sink to some of their lowest levels since the end of the Cold War.<p>This continuation of tensions has led Russia and NATO to carry …

Can Monsanto Save the Planet?

<b>By Beth Kowitt</b><p>Photograph by Ryan Donnell for Fortune Magazine<p>June 6, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT<p>The world’s most vilified company—now a takeover target—has a …

Whom do we fear or trust? Faces instantly guide us, scientists say

What's in a face?<p>Plenty, according to scientists at Princeton University.<p>A pair of Princeton psychology researchers has developed a computer program …

Psychology

Newly Discovered Microbe Does Something Textbooks Say Is Impossible: It Lives Without Mitochondria

Cells have adapted to find new ways of life.<p>According to established scientific knowledge, complex cells (called eukaryotic cells) can't survive …

WhatsApp expands to the desktop with Windows and Mac software

WhatsApp is taking its popular messaging service to the desktop with a new Mac and Windows app released Tuesday.<p>It’s a pretty straightforward app: …