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This Tiny Glass Cabin Lets You Sleep Under the Northern Lights

A simple and clever design for a cabin in Iceland offers a unique experience of the Northern Lights.<p>The motto for the Panorama Glass Lodge states "Where the sky is," which works as a fitting descriptor for the design of this cozy 248-square-foot vacation cabin. Thanks to the glass panels that wrap …

Northern Lights

The Connection Between Sugar and Depression

Image by Brook Lark<p>Food can have many effects on your mood and emotions. When you’re hungry and want food, you can be grumpy, upset, or even angry. …

Nutrition

MIT study: 24-hour fasting regenerates stem cells, doubles metabolism

This gives credence to the 5-2 diet, which has recently gained in popularity thanks to a large celebrity following.<br>Read More

Stem Cells

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

The breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis<p>Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution …

Pollution

How to Respond When You’re Put on the Spot in a Meeting

“Katherine, have a go at it?”<p>I love this scene from the 2017 movie, <i>Hidden Figures.</i> Katherine, played by Taraji P. Henson, is put on the spot by her boss, played by Kevin Costner, in a room filled with top brass NASA officials — all male. She is asked to go to the chalkboard and lay out the math to …

Setup

How plant food is transforming what we eat - and cattle farmers are furious​ about it​

The US Cattlemen’s Association is not happy. Ranchers’ ire has been aroused by a raft of new companies that claim to be able to produce the perfect burger – without using meat.<p>Earlier this year, the association took its case to the US department of agriculture, filing a 15-page petition demanding …

This is how to increase your attention span: 5 secrets from neuroscience

The human brain is the most amazing thing in the universe. It got us to the moon, built the pyramids, cured smallpox … <i>And it also can’t seem to go 6</i> …

Paul Ehrlich: 'Collapse of civilisation is a near certainty within decades'

Fifty years after the publication of his controversial book The Population Bomb, biologist Paul Ehrlich warns overpopulation and overconsumption are driving us over the edge<p>A shattering collapse of civilisation is a “near certainty” in the next few decades due to humanity’s continuing destruction …

Geography

Bad News for the Highly Intelligent

There are advantages to being smart. People who do well on standardized tests of intelligence—IQ tests—tend to be more successful in the classroom …

A science-backed trick to reduce fear and anxiety takes just 30 seconds and a pen

The next time painful or stressful feelingsthreaten to overwhelm you, here is what you do: get something to write with. Get something to write on. Write down a word that describes the emotion you’re experiencing. It doesn’t have to be comprehensive. Just a word or two will do.<p>Affect labeling—the …

Psychology

Our need to feel special is making us lonely

About a month ago, a group of about 20 men—all fathers in their 30s and 40s—gathered at a home in Oakland, California to talk fatherhood. Alarmingly, when asked how many of them had “real friends”—the kind of confidantes with whom they could talk honestly and vulnerably about life on a regular …

Psychology

BMW xDrive vs Audi Quattro -- Which is better?

All-wheel drive in performance and luxury sedans has been around for some time but it was really made famous by the Audi UR Quattro of the 1980’s. …

Psychology suggests that when someone calls you the wrong name, it’s because they love you

Many of us have been called the wrong name by a parent, have confused the names of our closest friends, or, most cringingly, called our new beau by the name of an ex. It’s such a common awkward moment between loved ones that it has become an entertainment trope: Ross calls Emily the wrong name at …

Alzheimer's Disease

The Million-Dollar Car of the Future Will Be a Mercedes Minivan

If you ever find an R63 AMG, buy it. Come 2057, you'll thank me.<p>If you had to pick a fairly affordable car destined to be a highly sought after classic, what would it be? The BMW 1M Coupe? The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R? The Pontiac G8 GXP? Those are all fine choices, but if you want the most …

Why Being an Introvert May Be Better for Your Mental Health

We value extroversion in education and work, but a recent study shows alone time may have earned an unnecessarily bad rep.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>It's official: we're worn out. Scientifically knackered. Two-thirds of adults told researchers at Durham University that they need …

Brainiac or Just Another Introvert? Psychologists Find That Intelligent People Are Happier When They Socialize Less

It’s Saturday night, most of your friends are heading out to the coolest restaurants and bars in town to have some fun. Meanwhile, you are alone at …

Psychology

Scientific Explanation For Why Introverts Need Much More Alone Time Than Extroverts

Picture this: You’re at a party. A few of the people you know fairly well, most are mild acquaintances and the rest you’ve never before. How do you …

Psychology

A happiness researcher has found that there are four keys to a fulfilling job

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are some ways companies can increase happiness levels of employees, in order to boost performance?</i> <i>Answer by Raj Raghunathan, professor of marketing and happiness expert at UT Austin.</i><p>One way to answer this question is to first get an understanding of …

Happiness

3tags.org

Rise in CO2 has 'greened Planet Earth'

<b>Carbon dioxide emissions from industrial society have driven a huge growth in trees and other plants.</b><p>A new study says that if the extra green leaves prompted by rising CO2 levels were laid in a carpet, it would cover twice the continental USA.<p>Climate sceptics argue the findings show that the extra …

Climate Change

Reformation’s Yael Aflalo: Sustainability Shouldn’t be a Bonus

Photo by Celeste Sloman“Let’s get a few additional facts straight…I eat cheeseburgers, I wear leather, and I sleep on cotton sheets. As a consumer, I …

Eco Fashion

A Sophisticated Glass House in Canada

Danny Cantarelli, the designer and principal behind DCAM Homes, recently completed The Glass House in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, just outside of …

Why More M&As Is a Sign That Scale Is No Longer an Advantage

We’re living through an era of remarkable U.S. corporate consolidation. A recent USC study shows that across multiple and diverse markets, industries are 25% more likely to be “highly concentrated” than they were 20 years ago. From banking to computing to beer, mergers and acquisitions are …

Anki's new robot car racing game totally blew me away by bridging the digital and real world

Try as I might, it’s hard to keep up with <i>every single</i> gadget/device/connected toy released, and Anki’s Drive racing game totally passed me by first time around.<p>However, the company has just released its second robot racing game in the form of Anki Overdrive, which is partially compatible with the …

The Evacuated Chernobyl Is Now Teeming With Wildlife

Human habitation is more devastating to animals than nuclear fallout<p>On April 26, 1986, reactor four of the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, was destroyed by an unexpected surge of power during testing. The explosion was followed by a violent fire that spewed tremendous amounts of …

Wildlife

Why Diesel Needs to Die

Good riddance to bad diesels.<p>Geoffrey Chaucer says of the Prioress in his Canterbury Tales that her grasp of French was limited to the way it was spoken in rural England. So too is my knowledge of French limited to the way it was taught to me at an Ohio university by an Egyptian expatriate. Really, …

maharishi 2015 Fall/Winter "DPM: MAHSAT Europe" Collection

Inspiration in the way of the original masters of stealth.<p>“In an era of escalating surveillance by government agencies and corporations, maharishi seek deep cover and look for inspiration in the way of the ninja — the original masters of stealth.” Here, maharishi reinterprets the functionality of …

Video Surveillance

The ultimate cold and flu survival guide

Each year, the typical adult can expect to contract two or three colds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Skip the annual flu vaccine and you set yourself up for a bout of that as well. But it doesn't have to be this way! Aside from good hand washing (with soap, for at …

Immune System

Feld & Volk Custom "Double Carbon" iPhone 6

Yours for $5200 USD.<p>For those not quite ready for a new Apple product of which will be expected to be announced later this week, custom fabricators Feld & Volk have created its latest custom iPhone 6 smartphone. Titled “Double Carbon,” the once-aluminum unibody design of the iPhone 6 is now clad …

Phones

A 200-Square-Foot Writer’s Studio on a Hillside

ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects designed a minimalist writer’s studio, dubbed Black Box, in Los Angeles’ Franklin Hills neighborhood. Situated on a …

Architecture