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The Power of Touch

When Nicolae Ceaușescu came to power, in the mid-nineteen-sixties, Romania saw the proliferation of <i>leagăne</i>—literally, “cradles,” otherwise known as institutional homes for the very young. Ceaușescu wanted to increase Romania’s industrial output, and he thought that that required a larger …

Religion’s smart-people problem: The shaky intellectual foundations of absolute faith

Religious belief the world over has a strenuous relationship with intellectualism. But why?<p>Should you believe in a God? Not according to most academic philosophers. A comprehensive survey revealed that only about 14 percent of English speaking professional philosophers are theists. As for what …

Why, Where And How To Start Programming And Approach To Hacking

<i>Written by: Ciuffy</i><p>Recently, we’ve been having requests and answers which needed a basic knowledge of programming languages to be fully …

William S. Burroughs: "A Thanksgiving Prayer" (1986)

Uncle Bill, it's time for A Thanksgiving Prayer.

Unveiling the Madonna-Whore Complex

“Where such men love they have no desire, and where they desire they cannot love,” Sigmund Freud wrote back in 1925. The founding father of …

Sigmund Freud

15 Former Couch Potatoes Share Their Best Tips For Getting In Shape

So you want to eat healthier and get in shape? That’s great! Learn from some people who’ve definitely been there.<p>That's why BuzzFeed Life reached out to people who've been there to ask them to share their advice. For one guy, that meant learning a way to trick himself into using the spin bike more …

Strange Trip: Artist takes LSD in 1955, while doctor interviews him on film

The study of the psychological effects of LSD was fairly widespread in the United States and the UK during the 50’s and 60’s producing thousands of …

Los Angeles

Ketamine helps depressed patients temporarily experience pleasure again

Ketamine, a tranquilizer/anesthetic and recreational drug, can relieve symptoms of depression for up to a couple of weeks, writes psychiatrist Emily …

Sound Waves Break The Blood-Brain Barrier

The blood-brain barrier is essential to our survival, but sometimes it can be a major obstacle to life-saving medical treatment. French company …

Neuroscience

Get That Life: How I Became a Sex Researcher at the Kinsey Institute

Debby Herbenick never talked about sex growing up. Today, she helps young people better understand their bodies and their sex lives.<p><i>When Debby Herbenick reached puberty, her mother's sex talk consisted of asking her daughter if she understood health class. "She knew the day we had to watch the</i> …

Becoming A Hacker?

Hacker doesn’t mean “to use hacking tools which made by professional or by other anonymous hackers” if you do use hacking tools you would called …

Students Can Grab Tons of Top-Shelf Development Tools Free from Github

Whether you're just starting out learning programming, or you're already developing the next big thing in your dorm room, GitHub is currently giving …

Tom Waits: ‘A Day in Vienna,’ terrific, little-known late 70s TV documentary

In 1978 or 1979 (we’ll get to that in a minute), Tom Waits was touring Europe. He had a concert in Vienna the day after a show in Amsterdam. He …

Rock Music

Be Anonymous

This article is not about becoming an Anonymous member. Anonymous is not an organization nor a group. Anonymous is an <b>idea</b>, and <b>ideas are bulletproof</b>. …

Noam Chomsky exclusive: Pope Francis, Oscar Romero and the horror of Reagan foreign policy

Chomsky decries awful silence over the murder of bishop Oscar Romero, as Pope Francis speeds journey to sainthood<p>Last month an apparently unremarkable series of reports about Pope Francis drifted through the international news carousel, attracting little attention from the national media -- though …

11 Things You Didn't Know About The F-Word

It's probably our most versatile word. It can be a noun, a verb, or an involuntary shriek of agony if you hit your thumb with a hammer. It can be used in love, in lust, in hate or in any other emotional situation you can imagine. And you can combine it with dozens of other words to create …

4 Psychedelics Have Been Shown to Cure Depression, Anxiety, PTSD—Even Alcoholism

Research into the medicinal properties of psychedelics has been underway for decades. Scientists have found drugs like MDMA, LSD, and magic mushrooms …

Psychedelia

ISIS is America's legacy in Iraq.

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Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Fall Semester 2014

Your education doesn't have to stop once you leave school. We've put together a curriculum of some of the best free online classes available on the …

University of Florida

7 Things Atheists Turn to When They Have Problems Without Resorting to God

"But people need religion for community! For social support! People get so much from religion—counseling, emotional help during hard times, financial …

Caltech Makes Famed Physicist's 'Feynman Lectures' Available Online For Free

Caltech has made all three volumes of <i>The Feynman Lectures On Physics</i>, the celebrated textbook, available to read online for free.<p>The site was first …

CyberGhost VPN for Mac Lets You Browse the Web Safely and Anonymously

Mac: CyberGhost VPN, one of the five best VPN providers as voted by Lifehacker readers, finally has an OS X client. Mac users can now use the free …

Information Systems

Genius, Suicide and Mental Illness: Insights into a Deep Connection

People who kill themselves have more of a type of neuron important for social emotions<p>November 1, 2011 — Charles Q. Choi<p>Would we have <i>Lucy in the Sky</i> …

Mental Health

Heaven is for neuroscience: How the brain creates visions of God

Major figures like Joan of Arc and Dostoyevsky claimed supernatural visions. Why their brains could hold the answer<p>For most of recorded history, human beings situated the mind — and by extension the soul — not within the brain but within the heart. When preparing mummies for the afterlife, for …

The universe according to Nietzsche: Modern cosmology and the theory of eternal recurrence

The philosopher’s musings on the nature of reality could have scientific basis, according to a prominent physicist<p>If you were to ask most cosmologists to give a summary of where we stand right now in the field, they would tell you that we live in a very special period in human history where, thanks …