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How to Set Up Your Own Home VPN Server

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are very useful, whether you’re traveling the world or just using public Wi-Fi at a coffee shop in your hometown. But …

Would you take smart drugs to perform better at work?

Drugs that boost brainpower are increasingly being taken by healthy people to study or work harder. Could this become the norm, or a condition of employment?<p>Would you let your child get on a bus driven by someone on mind-altering drugs? What about having an operation conducted by a surgeon taking …

The Brain

What Happens When We Upload Our Minds?

The technology to transfer our brains to computers is coming. But will our digital copies actually be us?<p>Since the dawn of computer science, humans have dreamt of building machines that can carry our memories and preserve our minds after our fleshy bodies decay. Whole brain emulation, or mind …

How Machiavellian are you? Take this test

A 15-minute, 100-question personality test, the Hexaco Personality Inventory, is said to be able to determine how manipulative, dishonest and unethical you are in real-life situations<p>We all have moments when we act dishonestly, when our behaviour is not entirely ethical, and when we manipulate …

A Glowing Plant: The First Fruit Of "Digitized" Genetic Engineering

Synthetic biology is entering an exciting new phase. An ecosystem of companies is now developing services to enable faster, cheaper, and better genetic engineering. They are, in effect, “digitizing” genetic engineering through relatively inexpensive cloud-based and robotic laboratories that bring …

How to Hack the Placebo Effect

Research on the placebo effect is ramping up across the world because it proves the amazing power of the mind in health and healing. Peer-reviewed …

'A ski accident left me with advanced mental abilities': US woman tells her extraordinary story

Anonymous woman pens her amazing story of suffering an accident and later discovering she could remember the details of what she had seen vividly<p>An anonymous American woman has told her rare story of how a ski accident left her with incredible mental abilities.<p>She revealed to readers of <b>xoJane.com</b> …

Chemistry-based puzzle game Sokobond is coming to Steam on July 21

Indie puzzle game <i>Sokobond</i> is coming to Steam for Windows PC, Mac and Linux platforms on July 21, developers Draknek announced.<p>The minimalist, chemistry-centered puzzle game has players presented with a grid of atoms that can be linked together to form molecules, which form the basis of each puzzle. …

DARPA Connects Your Brain Directly To The Computer

In another step towards the holy grail of the ultimate<br>virtual reality experience often referred to as Full Dive VR. DARPA have<br>developed a method to …

Nootropic Brain Drugs Rise in Popularity for Today’s Cutthroat Corporate Climbers

Excess is out, efficiency is in. Welcome to the world of nootropics.<p>Andrew started his college graduation day at 6 a.m. with a wakefulness agent …

If Congress Can't Fix SGR, Will It Still Pay To Become A Doctor?

As a medical school professor and health care CEO, I know firsthand that caring for patients is one of the most fulfilling responsibilities a person can have. But this privilege comes with tremendous personal and financial sacrifices.<p>The U.S. Senate left hundreds of thousands of U.S. physicians in …

101 Proven Practices for Focus

<i>“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”</i> -- Zig Ziglar<p>Here is my collection of 101 Proven Practices …

True adulthood doesn't begin until age 25

The trend has been dubbed ‘kidulthood’ by commentators<p>True adulthood does not begin in the western world until 25 because young people are putting off settling down for longer, a psychiatrist has claimed.<p>Although the transition from child to adult is traditionally marked at 18, in fact, crucial …

What a Happy Cell Looks Like

A growing field of research is examining how life satisfaction may affect cellular functioning and DNA.<p>“What is the truest form of human happiness?” Steven Cole asks.<p>It’s a question he’s been considering for most of his career—but Cole is a genomics researcher, not a philosopher. To him, this …

Immune System

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

Adventure<p>These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

National Parks

Book

Awaken Your Authentic Self Book<p>Foreword by the acclaimed spiritual author Dennis Merritt Jones.<p>Complete acceptance of our identity is central to our …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …