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iOS Text Bomb: How Two Symbols Can Wreck Apple Devices

A destructive duo.<p>Filed Under Apps<p>All it takes is two characters from the alphabet of the Indian language Telugu to crash an array of Apple …

iOS

Meet the world’s weirdest whale

Swimming in the frigid waters of the Arctic and surfacing in narrow gaps in the sea ice to breath, the narwhal is one of the world’s most elusive and …

Cognitive Science

The Amazing, and Alarming, Science Behind Red Snow

Normally, snow looks white. This is because the ice crystals that make up clusters of snow reflect and scatter every color frequency in the visible …

Global Warming

The origin story of domesticated rabbits may be all wrong

The path from wild rabbit to fluffy bunny is much more mysterious than we thought<p>For decades, it’s been common knowledge that French monks domesticated the rabbit in 600 AD. At the time, then-Pope Gregory had decreed that fetal rabbits were safe for Christians to eat during lent, because (somehow) …

Evolution

MIT Team's Neural Network Chip Could Put A.I. Into Everything

Bringing A.I. to the people.<p>Soon enough, most of your home electronics could be implanted with the artificial intelligence needed to know, say, when …

Neural Networks

The Surprising Secrets to Living Longer—And Better

Old age demands to be taken very seriously–and it usually gets its way. It’s hard to be cavalier about a time of life defined by loss of vigor, …

Ulysses S. Grant

The Surprising Anti-Aging Benefits of Fiber

F iber gets a lot of well-deserved credit for keeping the digestive system in good working order—but it does plenty more. In fact, it’s a major …

Nutrition

Alzheimer's disease reversed in mice, offering hope for humans, new research shows

"Remarkable" -- that’s how researchers are describing the results of a new study done on mice displaying traits associated with Alzheimer's …

Alzheimer's Disease

Inside the Mind of Amanda Feilding, Countess of Psychedelic Science

Amanda Feilding, Countess of Wemyss and March, also known as Lady Neidpath, sits cross-legged on a bench on a tiny island at the center of an …

Consciousness

Scant Evidence of Power Laws Found in Real-World Networks

A new study challenges one of the most celebrated and controversial ideas in network science.<p>In a power law distribution, there is no characteristic …

World Wide Web

13 Useful, Expert-Backed Tips For Dealing With Social Anxiety

The thought of attending an office happy hour, birthday party or backyard BBQ may sound like a blast to most people. However, these types of engagements can be a crippling concept for those with social anxiety.<p>It’s a condition that affects approximately 15 million American adults. According to the …

Self-help

It's taken thousands of years, but Western science is finally catching up to Traditional Knowledge

Our knowledge of what the denizens of the animal kingdom are up to, especially when humans aren’t around, has steadily increased over the last 50 …

Indigenous Peoples

New study reverses Alzheimer's in mice, while similar big clinical trial fails

A new study has successfully reversed both the biological and behavioral hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease in mouse models. The research found that …

Dementia

9 Little Things Mindful People Do Differently, According To Therapists

There's been a lot of talk about mindfulness lately, and although you might know the importance of staying present and meditating, you might be …

Mindfulness

I Refuse to Let My Chronic Illness Ruin My Life Any Longer

In 2012, I was nearing the end of my third year of being ill. I sat slumped in a wooden chair in my doctor’s office as he told me I needed to apply …

Insomnia

Dutch library puts massive collection of historical occult books online

One of the world’s biggest collections of occult texts is going online, meaning anyone will be able to access and read hundreds of obscure and fascinating books for free.<p>The Dutch Ritman Library is digitalizing its collection of occult texts as part of its Hermetically Open project — an initiative …

Books

Four Australian mammals deemed under greater threat of extinction

Status of northern hairy-nosed wombat, central rock-rat, numbat and Christmas Island shrew upgraded in latest threatened species list<p>Four mammals – including the northern hairy-nosed wombat and the numbat – have been upgraded to endangered or critically endangered on the updated Australian …

Endangered Species

5 ways the heaviest element on the periodic table is really bizarre

Called oganesson, element 118 has some very strange properties, according to theoretical calculations by physicists.

Physics

Surprise Discovery Shows We Have Been Totally Wrong About The Size of Andromeda Galaxy

Whaaaat?<p>A new technique for measuring the mass of galaxies has been applied to our closest galactic neighbour - and it has found that the Andromeda …

Astrophysics

This Is the Link Between Processed Foods and Cancer

Processed snacks, drinks and desserts may be associated with a higher risk of cancer, according to a new study.<p>The research, published Wednesday in</i> …

Nutrition

Buddhist Philosophy Part II: Impermanence, Suffering and the Illusion of Self

Home <b>›</b> Essays <b>›</b> Ancient Civilization <b>›</b> <b>Buddhist Philosophy Part II: Impermanence, Suffering and the Illusion of Self</b><p><i>on</i> 2016-11-12 • ( 2 )<p>The Four Noble …

Spirituality

Alien A.I. Text Messages are the Ultimate Pandora's Box, Say Scientists

What if first contact with extraterrestrial life isn’t a UFO landing in the middle of Central Park, but rather just a message sent across the stars? …

Artificial Intelligence

New Silicon Chip-Based Quantum Computer Passes Major Test

There’s another quantum computer to keep track of in this Wild West era of quantum computing research we’re in. And it uses some parts you might …

Quantum Mechanics

Five myths about loneliness

Loneliness has been called a modern epidemic. But is it really getting worse?<p>At some point in our lives, the chances are that you and I will feel lonely. It’s a problem that’s getting a lot of coverage at the moment. The UK even has a new Minister for Loneliness charged with working across …

Psychology

Alzheimer’s disease has been reversed in mice giving hope to human trials

A breakthrough study has rolled back the development of Alzheimer's disease by targeting an enzyme in the brain<p>There may be hope for Alzheimer’s …

Dementia

Neutron Lifetime Puzzle Deepens, but No Dark Matter Seen

Two methods of measuring the neutron's longevity give different answers, creating uncertainty in cosmological models. But no one has a clue what the …

Physics

Black Holes Must Have Singularities, Says Einstein's Relativity

The more mass you place into a small volume of space, the stronger the gravitational pull gets. According to Einstein’s general theory of relativity, there’s an astrophysical limit to how dense something can get and still remain a macroscopic, three-dimensional object. Exceed that critical value, …

Physics

Chemicals in packaging, carpets and non-stick pans 'may contribute to obesity'

Studies have also linked compounds called perfluoroalkyl substances to cancer, high cholesterol and immune problems<p>Chemicals used to make non-stick pots and pans, stain-resistant carpets, and food packaging may contribute to high levels of obesity by disrupting the body’s ability to burn calories, …

Diabetes

The scientifically proven best ways to spend time if you want to be happy

Whereas a loss of $100 today has the potential of being earned back tomorrow, a lost hour cannot be recuperated. Deciding how to spend time is a clearly consequential decision.<p>But what may not be so obvious is exactly how our decisions about how to spend time relate to our moment-to-moment and …

Happiness

Scientific breakthrough could be as simple as measuring the wobble of a muon

<b>(CNN) —</b> This past week was an exciting one for scientists. No, not only because of the breathtaking launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket, but also because a new, ultra-precise, scientific facility is beginning operations at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, just outside Chicago. The …

Physics