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What's in a Dream?

Not all dreaming is the same. Dreaming runs the gamut of human experience (and sometimes beyond), incorporating a dizzying range of emotions and events, often with elements of the bizarre. Dreams can be funny, frightening, sad and strange. Flying dreams can be euphoric; chasing dreams can be …

Sleep

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

12 tools and resources that prove there’s never been a better time to start your own business

<i>Selina Ife is living her dream working for a tech company in Melbourne, Australia. In recent years, she has focused on optimizing communication</i> …

Small Business

How To Build More Muscle In 30 Days!

Thirty days.<p>That's all you need to make a noticeable change in your physique. No, I'm not trying to sell you a gyrating office chair or a handheld …

Exercise

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The Power of Sleep

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Sleep

For $200,000, This Lab Will Swap Your Body's Blood for Antifreeze

Inside the weird and hopeful world of cryonics surgery<p>In 1972 Max More saw a children’s science fiction television show called <i>Time Slip</i> that featured characters being frozen in ice. He didn’t think much about it until years later, when he started hanging out with friends who held meetings about …

The Book of Trees: 800 Years of Visualizing Science, Religion, and Knowledge in Symbolic Diagrams

How the humble tree became our most powerful visual metaphor for organizing information and distilling our understanding of the world.<p>Why is it that when we behold the oldest living trees in the world, primeval awe runs down our spine? We are entwined with trees in an elemental embrace, both …

How One Woman Deciphered Her Own Genetic Mutation

As access to medical information becomes more democratized, patients have new power to investigate their problems.<p>Kim Goodsell was running along a mountain trail when her left ankle began turning inward, unbidden. A few weeks later she started having trouble lifting her feet properly near the end …

Nanoparticles could help deliver a killer blow to cancer

Nanotherapy is showing promise as a means to target chemotherapy, kill tumour cells by heating or enhance the effectiveness of radiotherapy<p>A hundred years ago, the outbreak of the first world war saw Europe’s industrial superpowers embark on a technological arms race with increasingly lethal …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

Snowden faces uncertain future as Russian visa expires

Edward Snowden’s temporary Russian visa expired today.<p>Snowden bolted to Moscow after numerous countries rejected his request for asylum one year ago. At the last minute, Russian president Vladimir Putin granted the former National Security Agency systems administrator a one year visa. He’s been in …

9 Ex-Leaders of the Gay Conversion Therapy Movement Apologize

Yvette Schneider spent a little over a decade as an active participant and a leader in the gay conversion therapy movement. In other words, she spent …

LGBTQI

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and children's clothing scattered in the …