Chris Taylor

44 Flips | 1 Magazine | 3 Likes | 1 Follower | @pygmylush | Keep up with Chris Taylor on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Chris Taylor”

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences .<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

The Upside of Pessimism

The theory of defensive pessimism suggests that imagining—and planning for—worst-case scenarios can be more effective than trying to think positively.<p>I have pretty low expectations for this article. Oh sure, I spent a lot of time on it, and I personally think it’s a great read. But I’m kind of …

Registrant WHOIS contact information verification

How to Get Through a Workday on No Sleep

So, you couldn’t sleep last night. You’d like nothing more than to go back to bed, but you’ve got a long day of work staring you in the face. How do …

Lucid Dreaming: http://t.co/xl1hkmlbjF

Graphene hybrid foam bounces back

A new graphene oxide foam is super strong and can bounce back after being stretched and compressed.<p>In microscopic images, the foam dubbed “GO-0.5BN” …

5 Phenomena That Science Has Yet To Fully Explain

What do ghosts and yawns have in common? They remain scientific enigmas.<p>Who doesn't love a good mystery, especially one that stumps researchers?<p><i>Popular Science</i>'s editor-in-chief, Cliff Ransom, moderated a panel about such seemingly inexplicable phenomena this weekend at Comic-Con in San Diego. The …

Sinusitis

Captain Ahab's Revenge: Brewing Beer From An Ancient Whale Bone

What happens when an amateur paleontologist with a love for beer teams up with a microbiologist? Bone beer, or beer made from yeast scraped from a 35-million-year-old whale fossil, to be precise.<p>The new brew, dubbed Bone Dusters Paleo Ale, is a concoction created by amateur fossil hunter Jason …

Amplituhedron challenges the notion of space-time

<b>Robyn Williams:</b> Now that voice, that genius once more:<p><b>Richard Feynman:</b> For example, I invented some way of doing problems in physics, quantum …

Musical talent takes nature and nurture

When it comes to musical ability, nature works in tandem with nurture, according to new research.<p>A study of 850 sets of twins finds that genetics and …

Five insights challenging science's unshakable 'truths'

<b>1 | Lifestyle can change genes</b><p>We have come to think that if something is "in our genes", it is our inevitable destiny. However, this is a gross oversimplification. We have each inherited a particular set of genes, but the outcome of that inheritance is not fixed. Our environment, diet and …

Researchers tie social behavior to activity in specific brain circuit

A team of Stanford University investigators has linked a particular brain circuit to mammals' tendency to interact socially. Stimulating this …

Exploring how the nervous system develops

"Current views of retinal development propose that molecular switches control the alternate fates a newborn neuron should adopt, leading one to …

Mind-control: ‘I drove a car with my thoughts’

A car in Germany can be steered with thought alone. Rose Eveleth asks its driver and his team about the fiendishly difficult skills required to steer mind-controlled vehicles.<p>Henrik Matzke is in the driving seat of a car, poised to make a very unusual manoeuvre. The car pulls up to a junction. He …

Where's The Line Between Cheating A Little and Cheating A Lot?

<i>Part 1 of the</i> TED Radio Hour episode Why We Lie.<p><b>About Dan Ariely's TEDTalk</b><p>Behavioral economist Dan Ariely explains the hidden reasons we think it's okay to cheat or steal. He says we're predictably irrational — and can be influenced in ways we don't even realize.<p><b>About Dan Ariely</b><p>Behavioral economist …

Can You Learn To Spot A Liar?

<i>Part 2</i> <i>of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Why We Lie.<p><b>About Pamela Meyer's TEDTalk</b><p>We're surrounded by deception: in politics and pop culture, in the workplace and on social media. Pamela Meyer points out mannerisms and cues that can help us suss out a lie.<p><b>About Pamela Meyer</b><p>Pamela Meyer is author of the …

What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …

Squirrel Alarm Calls Are Surprisingly Complex

Author: Mary Bates. Mary Bates Science<p>Date of Publication: 06.20.14.<p>Time of Publication: 9:55 am. 9:55 am<p>Have you heard this sound in your …

Maps show how cocaine moves between US cities

Cities in the US north and northeast tend to be destination cities for cocaine trafficking, while cities in the south and along the west coast are …

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Happy

Try one. Try them all. They work. Science says so.<p>It's easy to think of happiness as a <i>result</i>, but happiness is also a <i>driver</i>.<p>One example: While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve personal productivity (whether a one-day burst, or a lifetime, or things you should <i>not</i> do every day), probably …

Physicist and artist unveil designs for warp-speed spacecraft

The technology needed to create a faster-than-light spacecraft doesn’t exist yet. Will a spacecraft like this one someday carry humans to the …

UK government seeks your views about how to spend £6bn on science

A big thank you to the Guardian, Stephen Curry and the team at the Guardian's Occam’s Corner blog for hosting the upcoming online chat on Monday – I look forward to taking part and discussing our latest consultation on science capital funding. I know David Willetts, the Minister for Science is also …

Scariest UFO Documentary Ever! - Conspiritus Remake by Xendrius - Proper / Full Version

Study turns skin tissue from infertile men into early-stage sperm cells

Scientists have turned skin tissue from infertile men into early-stage sperm cells in a groundbreaking study that raises hopes for new therapies for the condition.<p>The unexpected success of the procedure has stunned some scientists, because it was thought to be impossible for the men to make any …

Our godless brains: Emerging science reveals mind-blowing alternatives to a higher power

<b>(akindo via iStock)</b><p>Science has yet to uncover many mysteries of the mind. But there are more reasons than ever why God isn’t necessary<p>W.R. Klemm<p>April 26, 2014 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Mental Biology: The New Science of How the Brain and Mind Relate.”<p>Physics is the mother science. As such, it …

Was the Legend of Utsuro-bune a Close Encounter of the Third Kind?

What is it about Asian culture that intrigues the western world so? The romance, the mystery, the enchantment…all of it seems to come together to …

Alien UFO Sightings

If We Receive a Message From Aliens, Should We Delete It Without Reading?<p>Search For Signs of Alien Civilisations in 100,000 Galaxies Has Turned Up …