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Apple iPhone X review: This changes everything

The iPhone, reborn<p>The iPhone X changes everything.<br>But the future is in good hands.<p>The iPhone, reborn<p>The iPhone X changes everything.<br>But the future is …

After Centuries, Scientists Have Finally Figured Out How Water Conducts Electricity

One of life's most fundamental processes has been witnessed.<p>It's a textbook moment centuries in the making: more than 200 years after scientists …

23 documentaries on Netflix right now that will make you smarter

One of the great things about Netflix is that it has brought thoughtful, compelling documentaries to a much wider audience, which filmmakers could only dream of a decade ago.<p>And with bingeworthy titles like "Making a Murderer" and the vast ESPN "30 for 30" library a click away, you can get a lot of …

8 Extraordinary Examples of Constrained Writing

Constrained writing is a catch-all literary term for a whole host of written forms or techniques that limit what or how authors or poets write by …

Great Depression

The Controversial Device That Might Make You Feel the Presence of a Higher Power

In the middle to late 1990s, the frenzy for neuroscientific explanations for everything from why we laugh to how we fall in love was only just gaining a toehold in the popular science. And word was there was some interesting data coming out of a small lab in a Canadian hinterland. Really …

Consciousness

These Surreal Ancient Alchemy Manuscripts Are Terrifyingly Cool

Behold, the weird and wonderful world of alchemy.<p>Elixirs of immortality, transmutation, and the philosopher's stone. Today, the most famed pursuits of ancient alchemy are seen as mythological quests, and it's easy to forget that "black magic" once paved the way for modern science.<p>Alchemy, or the …

The Pokémon Go influence on new tech

Dr. Roger Smith Contributor<p>Dr. Roger Smith is the CTO for Florida Hospital's Nicholson Center.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Research In Lag Time Set To Determine The Future Of Telesurgery<p>Pokémon Go has changed the trajectory of the world on a scale just slightly smaller than Google Search and …

Imam and his assistant shot dead in New York as local Muslims accuse Donald Trump of stoking Islamophobia

An Imam and his assistant have been killed by a gunman in New York as they walked home from Saturday afternoon prayers.<p>The killing of the two men in the borough of Queens was denounced as a hate crime, with local members of the Islamic community blaming Donald Trump, accusing him of stoking …

The 65 Best Home Decorating Ideas Of All Time

How many do you already know?<p>Whether you're decorating your first home or your fifth, great design is in the details. We've consulted top designers and scoured our archives to find the best ideas for every room in the house.

13 Brilliant Gadgets and Tools to Help Stress Management | Inc.com

Do you struggle with too much stress? That almost seems like a trick question. These days, most of us seem to be battling stress most of the time. And as we know, stress can literally kill you. Stress will also spread to the people who work with you, so that soon, your entire workplace will feel …

Meditation

What the world's oldest computer tells us about the ancient Greeks' view of the universe

The more we learn about the Antikythera mechanism, the more complicated it becomes.<p>Mike Edmunds, <i>Cardiff University</i><p>When we talk of the history of …

Scientists extend the lifespan of mice by up to 35 percent

Would you like to live 35 percent longer? Apparently the trick is removing worn-out "senescent' cells that have a degenerative affect on your body. "Cellular senescence is a biological mechanism that functions as an 'emergency brake' used by damaged cells to stop dividing," says Jan van Deursen, …

Do Men and Women Process Humor Differently?

There is abundant research on sex differences in humor appreciation and humor production. Some studies found consistent sex differences, especially …

8 natural & homemade insecticides to save your garden without killing the Earth

<b>These natural and DIY pesticides are effective at helping to rid your crops of harmful critters, but safe enough to keep from poisoning you and your</b> …

Mysteries of Discovered Ancient Technology

The world contains many mysteries that make many scratch their heads in wonderment as to how it was done in a more primitive era as some of these …

This Transhumanist Records Everything Around Him So His Mind Will Live Forever

Russian transhumanist Alexey Turchin records audio, video, and EEG brain scans in a bid for digital immortality.<p>In the early 1990s, a Hungarian girl who attended Alexey Turchin's school suddenly died. Turchin, a Muscovite teenager who had a crush on the girl, resolved to bring her back to life.<p>To …

How to Travel the World First Class When You're Broke

A travel hacker explains how to turn $49 cash into a $500 hotel room and how to book an international flight for free.<p><i>Download the new and improved VICE app for iOS and Android now.</i><p>For most people, travel is about an escape or a change of scenery. For Ben Schlappig, travel is a game. Schlappig …

Awake At The Bedside - Zen and the Art of Dying

The editors of <i>Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End-of- Life Care</i> want to make one thing very clear: this book is not about dying, it's about life and what it can teach us, it's about caring and what giving care really means.<p>Equal parts instruction manual and …

Has the age of quantum computing arrived?

It’s a mind-bending concept with the potential to change the world, and Canadian tech company D-Wave claims to have cracked the code<p>Ever since Charles Babbage’s conceptual, unrealised Analytical Engine in the 1830s, computer science has been trying very hard to race ahead of its time. Particularly …

Quantum Computing

Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein

No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the brain – or copies …

The 50 podcasts you need to hear

From true crime to comedy, here’s your guide to the very best ear candy, plus some top podcasters’ favourites<p><b>Alice Isn’t Dead</b><p><b>The creepy podcast from the Welcome To Night Vale gang</b><p>The makers of the gloriously weird Welcome To Night Vale are behind this eerie podcast. Those concerned that they might …

Comedy

Star pupil finds lost Mayan city by studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom

A Canadian schoolboy appears to have discovered a lost Mayan city hidden deep in the jungles of Mexico using a new method of matching stars to the location of temples on earth.<p>William Gadoury, 15, was fascinated by the ancient Central American civilization and spent hours poring over diagrams of …

Archaeology

Duck, Death and the Tulip: An Uncommonly Tender Illustrated Meditation on the Cycle of Life

“When you’re dead, the pond will be gone, too — at least for you.”<p><i>“Death is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love,”</i> Rilke wrote in contemplating how befriending our mortality can help us feel more alive. …

Literature

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Why Did the Genetic Code of All Life on Earth Suddenly Stop Evolving?

Around 3,000 million years ago, something stopped the genetic code from growing.<p>All life on Earth exists thanks to a universal genetic code. This biological rulebook tells our cells how DNA should be translated into life-supporting proteins, without which we couldn't survive.<p>Even though the genetic …

Here Are All the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Books That Will Blow Your Mind This May

Buckle up. It’s a new month, and that means that we’ve got a whole bunch of new books arriving in bookstores to get excited for. There are new books …

Books

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

Domestic: Los Angeles<p>You can save 33 percent on hotels in the city of angels this month, when the nightly average rate for four-star properties dips …

The Long-Lost Psychedelic Japanese Cartoon ‘Belladonna Of Sadness’ Has Finally Been Found

Animation has long been the cinematic medium most conducive to psychedelic experimentation; once film was divorced from reality and the people who made it could do anything, many chose to do everything. In the grandly trippy tradition of such fine films as <i>Yellow Submarine</i>, <i>Fritz The Cat</i>, and <i>The</i> …

Here's why you can't actually be a vegetarian

In case you’ve forgotten the section on the food web from high school biology, here’s a quick refresher.<p>Plants make up the base of every food chain …

LSD's impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking images

First modern scans of people high on psychedelic drug has given researchers unprecedented insight into neural basis for its effects<p>The profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first modern scans of people high on the drug.<p>The images, taken from volunteers who agreed to take a …

Consciousness