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Can meditation and psychedelics have the same benefits for your mind?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you ever find yourself worrying about an upcoming situation, even though similar past experiences have worked out fine? Or do you worry about your relationship or finances in a way that is out of proportion with your actual circumstances? These are classic symptoms of anxiety.<p>Anxiety …

Psychedelia

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Consciousness

Spotify's Financial Results Reinforce Just How Broken the Music Business Is

Based on almost every metric that matters, Spotify is the most successful streaming music service in the world, with almost 90 million subscribers …

Its the Worst Time in 15 Years to Be a First-Time Homebuyer

Over the last 15 years, the real estate market for first-time homebuyers has been fairly strong. Before the financial crisis, lending standards were such that first-time buyers had little problem obtaining the financing they needed to move into a home of their own. After the crisis, the Obama …

Real Estate

Now Anyone With $2,000 Can Invest in a Startup

You don't have to be a venture capitalist -- or even an accredited investor -- any more.<p>If you’ve ever wished you could invest in cool startups like …

Venture Capital

Staring at computers at night is frying your brain. Here's one easy fix.

If you are a regular Vox reader, chances are you spend a lot of time looking at LED screens — on your phone, tablet, laptop, desktop, phablet, smartwatch, fitness device, smart appliance, Google Glass, or whatnot. According to the Vision Council, about a third of my generation (X) spends at least …

Donald Trump is right: America's real unemployment rate is 40%

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is not predicated on the candidate’s mastery of or allegiance to facts.<p>His views on things like immigration or …

60,000 Antelope Died in Four Days and No One Knows Why

It started in late May. When geoecologist Steffen Zuther and his colleagues arrived in central Kazakhstan to monitor the calving of one herd of saigas, a critically endangered, steppe-dwelling antelope, veterinarians in the area had already reported dead animals on the ground.<p>"But since there …

Wildlife

Has Stephen Hawking solved the mystery of black holes?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Black holes have a way of capturing our imagination. That's why when Stephen Hawking recently talked about them the media went wild.<p>But what was he really saying? Was it a breakthrough moment?<p>At the Hawking Radiation Conference organized by Laura Mersini-Houghton, a professor of physics at …

Universe

Lenovo has seen the future of phones and smartwatches, and this is it

I'm no psychic, nor am I a time traveler, but I saw the future.<p>I love being a technology journalist not only because I get to see new gadgets before …

China has created a monster it can’t control

Beijing is desperate for further growth – but that would involve loosening the power of the state<p>When in trouble, shoot the messenger. This time-honoured approach to dealing with unwelcome news was much in evidence in China this week when nearly 200 people were rounded up and criminally charged …

This will be a breakout year for batteries

Batteries that let utilities, businesses, and solar panel owners store energy is a rapidly growing market. And it’s not just because Tesla, the buzzy …

This Professor Can Teach Anyone Calculus Using These Simple, Beautiful Animations

Calculus: A word that triggers involuntary fear spasms in the best of us. But the days of slogging through tedious textbook derivatives are over, if …

11 choices rich people make that the rest of us don't

It's a concept that has been in print for nearly a century — thanks to a journalist's research of more than 500 self-made millionaires in the early 20th century— and continues to gain relevance today.<p>In T. Harv Eker's bestselling book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," the self-made millionaire …

Self-improvement

If we live in one of multiple universes, here's how we could find out

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical physics.<p>But the idea that we live in a "multiverse" made up of an infinite number of parallel universes has long been considered a scientific possibility — …

You Won't Believe How Easy It Is to Turn a Watermelon into a Keg

<b>1. Gather your hardware</b><p>watermelon_step1.jpg<p>Marygrace Taylor<p>Turning a watermelon into a keg is pretty simple, as long as you have the right tools. …

Meet the American Who Went to Iraq to Fight ISIS But Ended Up Taking on Iran

Ryan O'Leary, 28, poses with a weapon in the mountainous region between Iran and Iraqi Kurdistan.<br>Jawdat Ahmed—Pacific Press/Diimex.com<p>1 of 10<p>When …

Flying Coach? 5 Tactics for Getting an Upgrade.

Former West Coast Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Crushed knees. Cramped elbows. No room to move. And no food for you! Flying economy class these skimpy days ranks right up there with a root canal without novacaine. Why would you pack yourself in like a sardine if …

South African team may have solved solar puzzle even Google couldn't crack

It is a problem that has so far stumped even Google’s brainy engineers – how to generate cheap solar electricity using a small-scale array of mirrors to concentrate the sun’s energy.<p>Now a team at a South African university – led by a former Intel strategic planner – believes they have cracked it. …

Clean Energy

Here's the salary you have to earn to buy a home in 17 major US cities

Buying a home is only getting more expensive. Mortgage website HSH.com has updated its estimate of how much annual income a household would need to buy a home in major metropolitan areas in the US, according to second-quarter 2015 data.<p>Prices have increased across the board. The site looked at …

Real Estate

I Joined Google At 19. Here’s What I Learned

I got thrown in at the deep end from my first day at Google, and it’s made me a better entrepreneur.<p>As an eager, fresh-faced 19-year-old, I turned up at Google–at the time, a 3,000-person tech company–ready to dive headfirst into anything. Over the next six years, I discovered that the Google …

Warren Buffett and Elon Musk are about to make one periodic element the hottest commodity in the world

It has been easy to take lithium for granted. This wonder mineral is the backbone of our everyday lives, popping up in everything from the glass in our windows to our mountains of electronics.<p>And while investors have long appreciated the steady rise in demand for this preferred mineral, the number …

Just One All-Nighter Can Alter Your Genes, Possibly For Years To Come

So go to bed, now<p>There’s a new reason to go to bed on time: late nights, in addition to a multitude of health effects, may lead to obesity and diabetes.<p>Countless studies have shown the negative effects of sleep loss and sleep deprivation, but a new one from a Swedish team suggests that even one …

GoPro Revenue Skyrockets 72% As Consumers Snap Up Cameras

GoPro’s revenue surged 72% in the second quarter, helped by growing demand overseas, and providing further evidence that the wearable camera maker has captured intense consumer interest.<p>The company also beat estimates on its bottom line.<p>Shares, which are known for being volatile, fell 8% in …

GoPro

Vizio E50-C1 LED TV Review

<b>This review was published on July 15, 2015. Since then, this product may have been discontinued or replaced. Pricing and availability may differ from</b> …

Why did Elon Musk pass up a chance to boast about a scientific coup?

In his latest product announcement, Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke with typical verbal extravagance—fresh upgrades, he said in the July 17 media call, would propel the already-sleek Tesla S electric even further and do so at a “ludicrous” speed.<p>Tesla’s share price surged by 3% that day and another 2.7% …

Tesla

Self-Aware Robot Shows Progress of AI

A Small Self-Aware Robot Showed Minimal Intelligence During a Test<p>We’re a long way off from having a self-aware robot with an artificial intelligence close to what is seen in movies such as <i>Her</i> or <i>Ex Machina</i>. But for the first time, three humanoid robots showed a glimmer of self-consciousness by …

Robotics

The Haxan Cloak Remixes Björk's "Mouth Mantra"

Björk has shared the second of three sets of <i>Vulnicura</i> remixes. Below, listen to the Haxan Cloak's remix of "Mouth Mantra", Untold's remix of an alternate, choral version of "Lionsong", and Rabit's take on "History of Touches".<p>Speaking of the Haxan Cloak's "Mouth Mantra" mix, Björk said:<p>after bobby …

David Bowie to Release Massive Box Set 'Five Years 1969-1973'

September release will be the first in a comprehensive series showcasing singer's long career<p>David Bowie has announced the first in a series of box …

David Bowie