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A fish that barely sleeps could help turn humans into all-night party animals

The Mexican cavefish have no eyes, little pigment, and require about two hours of sleep per night to survive.<p>There’s something about the blind Mexican cavefish that will make you quite jealous: To survive and thrive, they require two hours of sleep each night; no more, no less. Imagine everything …

Google's AI guru predicts humans and machines will merge within 20 years

Public perception of artificial intelligence technology, in 2017, seems to lie somewhere at the intersection of existential fear and cautious optimism. Yet there’s a growing movement of people who believe AI is crucial to the evolution of our species. These people aren’t outsiders or outliers — …

A Novelist Confronts the Complex Relationship Between Japan and Korea

TOKYO — By Japanese standards, the Tokyo neighborhood of Shin-Okubo is a messy, polyglot place. A Korean enclave that has attracted newcomers from around the world in recent years, its profusion of barbecue joints, pan-Asian street markets and halal butcher shops distinguish it in a country with a …

Japan

There’s finally a good robot vacuum you can get for just $75

Want a good robot vacuum? Don’t want to pay $400 or even more for a Roomba? You’re in luck. The Pure Clean Smart Robotic Vacuum Cleaner ditches many …

Tech Trends

Tablo Tuner lets you scan and record broadcast TV to your NVIDIA Shield

<b>Correction</b>: Updated info on Tablo subscription service.<p>The NVIDIA Shield Pro is the most reliable and powerful Android streaming box for adventurous …

Televisions

13 spooky science stories

Tis the season, after all.<p>It's Friday. It's also Friday <i>the 13th</i>. And it's <i>also</i> October, A.K.A. Halloweentember. You know what that means: it's time for some spoOooOooOooky science stories. Here are 13 of the most shudder-inducing tales we could find in the <i>Popular Science</i> vaults.<p>A mysterious …

Halloween Costume

Want To Be Happier At Work? Forget About Yourself

"In fact, it is a constitutive characteristic of being human that it always points, and is directed, to something other than itself." - Viktor Frankl<p>It was a bitter northern Colorado winter day last December. The kind of day on a college campus when students anxiously wait for that magical e-mail …

Happiness

War Studies Suggest A Concussion Leaves The Brain Vulnerable To PTSD

There's growing evidence that a physical injury to the brain can make people susceptible to post-traumatic stress disorder.<p>Studies of troops who deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan have found that service members who have suffered a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury are far more likely to …

The Brain

American Idol alum Melinda Doolittle and Postmodern Jukebox slay sultry cover of Toxic

Postmodern Jukebox have sent Melinda Doolittle on a ride.<p>The web’s favorite cover band enlisted the <i>American Idol</i> alum for a 1930s-inspired take on …

These Floating Pots Let Your House Plants Levitate and Spin

Lyfe is a “zero-gravity growing system allowing you to cultivate your favorite plants in mid-air.”<p>The Kickstarter project was launched earlier this …

What if PTSD Is More Physical Than Psychological?

In early 2012, a neuropathologist named Daniel Perl was examining a slide of human brain tissue when he saw something odd and unfamiliar in the wormlike squiggles and folds. It looked like brown dust; a distinctive pattern of tiny scars. Perl was intrigued. At 69, he had examined 20,000 brains over …

The Brain

Muhammad Ali: boxer died of septic shock

The death of Muhammad Ali, the three times heavyweight champion of the world, set off a torrent of tributes from sporting stars, civil rights campaigners and ordinary fans on Saturday reflecting how the silver-tongued boxer transcended barriers of race and expectation.<p>He died with four of his …

Insolent & Elegant Fashion Photography

Basé à Londres, le photographe de mode Nick Knight challenge constamment les notions conventionnelles de beauté et révolutionne celles de la …

Beauté

And the beak shall inherit the Earth: Why did birds live when dinosaurs died?

A small feathered dinosaur swoops down on an unsuspecting lizard while a bird hunts for seeds in this reconstructed slice of life in Alberta 66 million years ago. A new theory suggests that a seed diet helped birds survive the mass extinction event that wiped out all other dinosaurs.<p>DANIELLE DUFAULT<p>…

Paleontology

Do gut microbes shape our evolution? Researcher proposes that a host's microbiota can steer its evolution in new directions

Researcher proposes that a host's microbiota can steer its evolution in new directions<p>Our gut microbes are key to our health, but they may also shape …

Meet The Architect Who Is Radically Rethinking How We Age

Matthias Hollwich wants to upend the way we think about getting old, starting with the design of our homes and cities.<p>Matthias Hollwich, the 44-year-old partner of the New York-based architecture firm HWKN, considers himself old. Technically, he’s right.<p>The architect–whose projects with partner …

Penguin Random House

How the scientific community united against Tribeca's anti-vaccination film

As soon as the screening of the anti-vaccine documentary Vaxxed was announced at Robert De Niro’s festival, experts joined forces to oppose it<p>Within half an hour of Robert De Niro’s Tribeca film festival posting on Facebook that it had scheduled an April viewing of Vaxxed, the highly controversial …

Public Health

Will the Los Angeles River Become a Playground for the Rich?

In the early 13th century, a wealthy merchant’s son knelt 
before a crucifix in a small, crumbling chapel near Assisi, a village in Italy, and …

Urban Design

How to Tell a Coworker They’re Annoying You

Whenever we’re working closely with other people, it’s easy for tensions to arise thanks to differences in personal styles and priorities. When they do, we have a choice: should we raise the issue, or keep quiet? Many of us bite our tongue, worrying that speaking up will harm an important …

Self Control

I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (5 March 2016)

<b>Top picks</b><p>From me at The Atlantic:<p>Psychology’s Replication Crisis Can’t Be Wished Away<br>• The Most Promising Cancer Therapy in Decades Is About to Get Better<br>• How Viruses Infiltrated Our DNA and Supercharged Our Immune System<br>• Where the Whale Things Are<br>• Viruses Have Their Own Version of CRISPR<br>• The Origin of …

The Man Who Made the Whac-a-Mole Has One More Chance

Those in Orlando who had seen the unmarked face of the warehouse at 47 W. Jefferson St. probably considered the property abandoned. And then, on that Thursday afternoon in 2013, it blew up.<p>Witnesses are scarce two years later, but here are the undisputed facts: A ruptured tank storing an …

Michael Jackson

Searchable scanners may be your best friend this tax season

No more stacks of paper! Get everything organized and neatly stored on your computer.<p>If you're the type of person who throws all of your receipts into a shoebox and then deeply regrets it when tax season comes around (like me!), you may want to get a searchable scanner.<p>Searchable scanners are, …

Printing

How David Bowie Changed Pop Music

David Bowie wasn’t the first or only one to see the next age of rock approaching. From 1964 to 1966, the Beatles went from lovable mop tops singing “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” to the enigmatic, studio-only, acid-dropping sociopolitical ingenues of <i>Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band</i>. The Beach Boys, …

16 Novels By Women Everyone Will Be Talking About in 2016

Get ready for these high-impact works of fiction to be everywhere in the first half of 2016.<p>As the last few days of 2015 wind down, ready the champagne and prepare a toast—especially if you're a reader. That's because January commences a veritable avalanche of books worthy of celebration, with …

Books
Crafting

Inside a Happy, Serene House in Cool Blues, Greens, and Grays

In cool blues, greens, and grays.<p>"Cool blues, greens, and grays have a lovely softness," designer Ashley Whittaker says. Here, in this Greenwich, Connecticut house, she creates a calming environment where the colors flow effortlessly from room to room.

New Orleans

More Funding, Research Needed to Prevent 'Zombie Apocalypse,' Medical Journal Says

If fears of a zombie apocalypse keep you up at night, then it’s good you’ve taken the initiative to prepare: stockpiled water and food; invested in …

Coca-Cola’s sneaky, evil politics: How Big Soda twisted race and used the Koch Brothers to fight a tax

Have a Koch and diabetes. Big Soda responds to a cup-size limit by aligning with the NAACP, nasty PR and the Kochs<p>When I first came to the New York City health department in the summer of 2007, then-health commissioner Tom Frieden asked me what he should do about obesity. What was a middling …

Diabetes