Peter Koval

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Scientists Successfully Create Brain-to-Brain Link

Imagine a future where you could transmit a unique feeling, a hard-to-translate thought process, or precise motor movements via a neural pattern from …

The Brain

Muslims can now use toilet paper: Turkey’s top religious authority

Turkey’s top religious authority has decreed that Muslims may use toilet paper – though water is still preferable for cleansing.<p>“If water cannot be …

Top NASA Scientist: We’ll Find Signs of Alien Life ‘Within a Decade’

Humanity is on the verge of discovering alien life, high-ranking NASA scientists say.<p>"I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we're going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years," NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan said Tuesday …

Astronomy

Multimillionaire Bulldozed Decrepit Hometown To Build Luxury Condos For Everyone As A ‘Thank You’

I'm in!<p><b>Xiong Shuihua, a Chinese multimillionaire, bulldozed his old decrepit hometown to build luxury condos for everyone, for free, as a humble</b> …

Tiny spaces are saved by this all-purpose cube

Store All Your Stuff In, On, and Around a Single Cube<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>A conference celebrating innovation in brand experience, …

Retail

Pilots Explain When to Actually Worry During a Flight

Scared of flying? Read this before getting on your next plane, and calm down<p>When our Southwest flight smacked into heavy turbulence last week, my four-year-old daughter grabbed my right hand.<p>“Don’t worry, Daddy,” she said. “It’s gonna be OK. It’s just a little bumpy.”<p>I withdrew my hand and …

18 Ways to Use Matzo for More Than Soup

Whether you’re using matzo out of necessity or not, it’s a delicious ingredient to use in all types of meals from breakfast to lunch to dessert. And with this many tasty recipes to choose from — 18 to be exact — you won’t want to reserve the bread’s consumption to just Passover alone. Matzo …

Recipes

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

The Brain

Dentists will soon be able to 3D print you a new tooth in minutes

Watching advancements in 3D printing technology can seem like watching science fiction—impressive, but ultimately out of reach and arguably bearing little relevance in daily life.<p>But with the announcement of a breakthrough technology that accelerates 3D printing speeds by a factor of up to 100, you …

3D Printing

Do your genes determine your entire life?

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Men's preference for certain body types has evolutionary roots

Chalk up male preferences for women with a curvy backside to prehistoric influences.<p>A study, published online in Evolution and Human Behavior, …

Journalism in the Age of the Accidental News Junkie

A study of Millennial media habits claims that young people crave hard news. Do they really?<p>Young Americans care about the news, honestly they do, but their discovery path typically winds through social media feeds, not through newspapers, news sites, or televised news coverage. That is one of the …

Social Media

Why God knows more about misbehaviour than anything else – Benjamin Grant Purzycki

Of all humanity’s eccentricities, religion could very well be the most baffling. Even though no one has produced a fleck of evidence for the …

Tibetan Buddhism

SEE IT: Two engineering students put out fire with sound

Firefighting is all about that bass.<p>A pair of George Mason University engineering students built a handheld fire extinguisher that puts out flames …

George Mason University

The Secret To Knowing When To Say “No”

I'm in!<p>To my fellow “Over-Givers,”<p>advertisement - learn more<p>I feel your pain. I know what it’s like to give and give and give and get little or …

‘In Islam, they are all rotten apples’: Ex-Muslim’s call for religion’s reboot

There was a time when author and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali believed it all: that, according to Islam, the infidel should die, that the Quran is …

An Open Google Now Is About to Make Android Super Smart

Google Now, the card-based dashboard that provides a custom overview of what’s coming up on your schedule, how hellish your commute will be, what …

American Jews and Israel: still attached but more divided

As Israelis head to the polls at the end of a closely contested campaign to determine the the future of their country, American Jews have been …

Israel

Why hospitals are dangerous for people with dementia – and why it's up to families to help

People with dementia go into emergency hospitals more often than the rest of the population even though these hospitals are run as if every patient …

Dementia

Searching for a Place to Rest

9.20.12<p>Story by Shannon Firth<br>Photos by Julie Turkewitz<p>Share:<p>Exploring the convoluted and costly business of where to spend an afterlife in New York …

Staten Island

Chart: Study says marijuana is 114 times less deadly than alcohol

Published: Feb 24, 2015, 11:10 am • Updated: Aug 9, 2017, 8:32 am<p>Compared with other recreational drugs — including alcohol — marijuana may be even …

Cannabis

Why the Fitbit is better than your smartphone's pedometer

I never intended to but I now own two pedometers. The first is my Fitbit Force which I absolutely love (despite being recalled due to some …

Why We Lost Leisure: David Steindl-Rast on Purposeful Work, Play, and How to Find Meaning in the Magnificent Superfluities of Life

<i>“Of all people only those are at leisure who make time for philosophy, only those are really alive,”</i> Seneca wrote in his sublime meditation on the shortness of life, adding that when we reap these contemplative fruits of leisure, all the ages that have passed before ours are added to our own — …

Google is working on a wearable the detects cancer

Around the globe, scientists are hard at work trying to find the cure for cancer. While some have focused on medical treatments, others are …