Stephanie Lamovsky

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Maybe you don’t have as much choice as you think

A large proportion of your decisions aren’t independently made by you, says Oliver Burkeman<p>One excellent way to bring a dinner party to a close, if it’s late and you’d like your guests to leave, is to raise the philosophical question of “free will”. Do we have any? It certainly seems that way. …

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Scientists In The Dark Over Years-Long Dimming Of 'Alien Megastructure Star'

This star is breaking all the rules<p>The star KIC 8463853 has a dark secret. Literally. In 2011 and 2013, the light from this star plummeted by as much as 20 percent, suggesting that something very big must be blocking the light. Like, something 20 times the size of Jupiter. Scientists have …

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Solar-powered Swedish homes produce at least as much energy as they consume

Electricity bills are a thing of the past at Power to the People, a modern zero-energy housing complex in Upplands Väsby, Sweden. Swedish firm Street …

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This Is Your Brain on Laughter

Sophie Scott is fascinated by laughter—and she thinks that cognitive science and psychology are missing out by ignoring it. A cognitive neuroscientist at University College London, Scott studies how we distinguish between “social” or “voluntary” laughter (the way you politely laugh at a co-worker’s …

This is the best scientific argument that your brain isn't a computer

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. The central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …

10 New Models Suspended Beds For Adults

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The climate that most of us grew up with is gone for good

On Tuesday, two government science agencies announced that the first six months of 2016 were the warmest first half of any year on record.<p>The data …

The Future Is Now: Making Babies

There are countless science fiction stories, movies, and shows that play on the idea of harvested human beings. Remember the scene in <i>The Matrix</i> where …

Geek

Anesthesia steals consciousness in stages

The brain doesn’t really go out like a light when anesthesia kicks in. Nor does neural activity gradually dim, a new study in monkeys reveals. …

The Brain

12 Fruits and Veggies You Should Avoid (If Buying Non-Organic)

Contrary to the old adage, an apple a day may not keep the doctor away. According to the Environmental Working Group's (EWG) 2015 Shopper's Guide to …

Recovering a Lost World, Just in Time

By Deepak Chopra, MD<p>A common trait in every civilization known to us is now fast disappearing. This trait is the thirst for knowing the self. Most people have read that the ancient Greeks pursued the goal of "Know thyself,” but they do not realize that self-inquiry also stood at the very center of …

Baking Alaska: A regional example of global warming

The world is warming at an alarming rate. The year 2014 was the warmest since records began in 1880. Then 2015 was the warmest; and now it looks highly likely that 2016 will again break records.<p>Of the 15 warmest years on record, only 1998, a strong El Nino year, breaks the monopoly of the 2000s and …

The Scientific Mystery of a Man Living with 90% of His Brain Missing

What we think we know about our brains is nothing compared to what we don’t know. This fact is brought into focus by the medical mystery of a …

NASA: Melting Ice Sheets Is Changing How the Earth Rotates

Driven by dwindling polar ice, climate change is actually changing the way the Earth spins, new research shows. Melting ice sheets are contributing …

This small slice of the night sky contains 48,741 galaxies

This image makes me feel so incredibly small.<p>Each of these 48,741 dots represents a galaxy. Each galaxy is a collection of billions of stars. The stars themselves trap untold planets, asteroids, and possibly even life in their gravitational clutches.<p>But this image, which is just one-twentieth of …

Universe

Super telescope finds hundreds of previously undetectable galaxies

<b>(CNN) —</b> A South African radio telescope has revealed hundreds of galaxies in a tiny corner of the universe where only 70 had been seen before.<p>The images, taken by MeerKAT telescope, are an indication of the detail the southern hemisphere's most powerful radio telescope may be able to provide when …

Universe

Top Fat Burning Foods You MUST Eat

Most people know that eating too much makes them fat. What many don't know is that eating certain food can also help with fat loss. Of course, they …

No-Running Cardio Program You Can Do at Home

You don't need a gym membership, and you don't need to check the weather report -- you can do cardio in the comfort of your home right now, for free. Simply follow the visual guides and you'll be done in half an hour! The best part is, since these are printable A4 posters, you can catch up on your …

The next killer feature for music services: your vacation photos?

Here’s an interesting rumor I recently heard about Beats Music, the yet-to-be-launched Spotify competitor that’s spearheaded by music industry …

UPS researching delivery drones that could compete with Amazon's Prime Air

Flying parcel-carriers are the next logical frontier for delivery companies<p>Amazon made headlines Sunday night when it announced it was working on small drones that could someday deliver customers packages in half an hour or less. But the e-commerce giant isn’t the only company researching how to …

Malware jumps 'air gap' between non-networked devices

Computer scientists have developed malware capable of establishing communications between devices that don't have active network connections. The discovery threatens the perceived protection of the "air gap" that separates standalone devices.<p>Using the built-in microphones and speakers found on PCs, …

LG's G Flex is launching in Hong Kong and Singapore, its first markets outside Korea

LG officially announced its much-leaked and mysterious G Flex smartphone in October, and today the company revealed the bendable device will be sold in its first markets outside of Korea this month: beginning with Hong Kong and Singapore.<p>The G Flex — which includes a vertical curve and self-healing …

Patrick Nadeau's Green-Roofed Wave Home Changes Appearance with the Seasons in France

Architect Patrick Nadeau designed his green-roofed Wave House (La Maison-vague) as one of 63 experimental houses being built near Reims in France. …

Architecture

10 landscape design projects that turned neglected spaces into incredible parks

Landscape architects frequently work to transform areas that contain industrial and toxic waste, infrastructure no longer in use, or land affected by …