Teemu Kammonen

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What is melatonin and can it help me sleep?

A perfect sleeping pill — one that gets people to fall asleep faster, and for a longer period of time, with no side effects — is still a dream.<p>Such a magic pill could potentially solve many problems. Millions of Americans don't get enough sleep. In a recent survey, the Centers for Disease Control …

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

<i>By Melissa Dahl</i><p>A good run can sometimes make you feel like a brand-new person. And, in a way, that feeling may be literally true. About three decades of research in neuroscience have identified a robust link between aerobic exercise and subsequent cognitive clarity, and to many in this field the …

The Brain

The Immortality Upgrade

On April 7, 1844, Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon faith, delivered a sermon to twenty thousand of his followers in Nauvoo, Illinois. The immediate occasion was the funeral of King Follett, a close friend of Smith’s, and there is no doubt that death was on the prophet’s mind. “God himself …

Salt Lake City

We Finally Know Why the North Pole Is Moving East

Something strange is happening to our planet. Around the year 2000, the North rotational pole started migrating eastward at a vigorous clip. Now, …

FAA committee says small drones should be allowed to fly over cities and crowds

If you can prove it won't hurt when it crashes, you can fly it over people<p>A working group commissioned by the Federal Aviation Administration has released a set of recommendations for how small drones should be regulated, opening a path for commercial drone flight over US cities. The report …

The Seduction of the (Planet) X

<i>The search for the ninth planet in the Solar System is on.</i><p>Michael E. Brown, a researcher in planetary astronomy at Caltech is a servant of the 24th letter in the English alphabet, forever searching for the next big body in the Solar System, the yearned planet 'X'.<p>You most certainly did not miss the …

Traveling Faster Than Light? Four Phenomena That Put the Cosmic Speed Limit to the Test

The Cosmic Speed Limit<p>The speed of light is widely known to be the absolute pinnacle of movement. When Albert Einstein first entwined mass and energy …

This Supermassive Black Hole Blasts 125 Million Miles-Per-Hour Winds

Quasar winds are crucial to galaxy formation, scientists say<p>At the heart of just about every galaxy, including our own Milky Way, there's a supermassive black hole—some of which are actively devouring "torn-apart stars, dust, rocks, planets, and anything that gets too close," Jesse Rogerson, a PhD …

Black Holes

We are finally starting to understand Pluto's place in the solar system

Pluto is a weird little world with a familiar planetary recipe.<p>If you combine many of the materials found in the solar system — rocks, water, …

The career advice no one tells you

Most people have “okay” jobs. We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day. There’s nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level. They’re the people who land executive level …

Mossberg: The false debate between open and closed in tech

Often, passions are sparked by fuzzy terminology<p>Welcome to Mossberg<i>, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Re/code by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an Executive Editor at The Verge and Editor at Large of Re/code.</i><p>Just as in politics, there are passionate, long-running …

The singularity is never coming, but it’s already here

When I heard Ray Kurzweil present the concept of the singularity to a small group at TED, the idea that computing power advances would ultimately allow thinking machines to advance beyond humans’ ability to advance them, and eventually allow us to “upload” our own consciousness into an eternal …

Singularity

Why Daylight Saving Time Is Pointless

Ugh. You’re up an hour early, your body hates you for it, and even a gallon of coffee can’t get your day on track. Daylight saving sucks. But you …

Everything You Know About Artificial Intelligence is Wrong

It was hailed as the most significant test of machine intelligence since Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov in chess nearly 20 years ago. Google’s …

China just hit a nuclear fusion milestone

This was a huge milestone in the decades-long pursuit of controlled nuclear fusion, because if we can produce and hold onto hydrogen plasma for a certain period, we can harness the clean, practically limitless energy that fuels our Sun.<p>Now physicists in China have announced that their own nuclear …

Asteroid mining could be space’s new frontier: the problem is doing it legally

Extracting minerals in space will be costly and challenging, but the biggest difficulty may lie in a treaty over who owns the moon<p>When Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong hoisted the Stars and Stripes on the moon, the act was purely symbolic. Two years earlier, mindful of Cold War animosity, the 1967 …

Space Exploration

Ubuntu's first tablet doubles as a desktop, goes on sale in Q2

Remember that time Spanish device maker BQ started promoting a new, Ubuntu-powered tablet before Canonical was ready to start talking about it? Well, the Ubuntu developer finally decided to get chatty. As expected, the device is a Ubuntu-fied version of BQ's existing Aquaris M10 tablet, with just …

Twitter Nerd-Fight Reveals a Long, Bizarre Scientific Feud

The editorial in the February issue of the scientific journal <i>Cladistics</i> didn’t exactly drop with a bang. <i>Cladistics</i> has around 600 subscribers—almost …

German scientists to conduct nuclear fusion experiment

Angela Merkel to attend test in which team will heat hydrogen until it becomes plasma in bid for clean nuclear power<p>Scientists in Germany are poised to conduct a nuclear fusion experiment they hope will advance the quest for a clean and safe form of nuclear power.<p>In a test expected to be attended …

Angela Merkel

Can We Decipher the Language of the Brain?

Understanding how brains work is one of the greatest scientific challenges of our times, but despite the impression sometimes given in the popular …

We’ll never learn more about space unless we build a starship

With a growing number of Earth-like exoplanets discovered in recent years, it is becoming increasingly frustrating that we can’t visit them. After all, our knowledge of the planets in our own solar system would be pretty limited if it weren’t for the space probes we’d sent to explore them.<p>The …

Space Travel

Why Doesn't A Spacecraft Also Heat Up During Launch?

Could the heat that a spacecraft has to endure during re-entry also happen during launch?<p>In principle, it’s the same atmosphere, and if the conditions were the same between launch and landing, you’d certainly expect there to be the same heating on the spacecraft in both cases. However, there are a …

Sending a single link can cause anyone's smartphone to crash

There’s a link doing the rounds on social media today that can crash almost any smartphone, just by opening it in your browser.<p>The aptly named crashsafari.com [<b>this will crash your browser — even Chrome</b>] does what it says on the box — it crashes the browser by writing thousands of characters in the …

The Quote That Totally Changed My Life

I wrote it on post-it notes and stuck them everywhere.<p>Whoever said your adolescence would be the hardest and most uncertain years of your life was so wrong. I never felt more unsure of myself than I did in my early 20s.<p>As a recent college grad, I was starting to figure out this adult life thing -- …

Happiness

Google Reportedly Paid Apple $1B In 2014 To Remain Default Search Engine On iOS

There’s always been plenty of speculation around how much Google pays Apple to include its search services inside iOS devices, and we finally have some clarity over that figure. Information raised as part of an ongoing legal case between Oracle and Google shows the search firm compensated Apple to …

Researchers discovered 4 traits of high-performing executives

Researchers including Carucci, who is cofounder of the consulting firm Navalent, followed workers as they transitioned into executive roles, ultimately conducting more than 2,700 interviews.<p>They found that the very best leaders excelled in four key areas:<p>Carucci writes that some leaders have spent …

Mark Zuckerberg

Balkan states attempt to limit numbers of refugees claiming asylum

Macedonia closes border with Greece to migrants as Serbia and Croatia say only people aiming for Austria or Germany may pass through<p>Countries on the Balkan route used by refugees travelling from the Middle East and Asia to western Europe have announced they are taking measures to reduce the number …

We Know Exactly Where all the Heat From the 'Global Warming Hiatus' Went

You might remember hearing about the global warming “hiatus” a few years back—a pause in Earth’s inexorably rising temperature, which some used as …

The Weird Way That Standing (Not Walking) on Escalators Helps Move People More Quickly

It’s the golden rule of crowded escalators: Stand on one side, walk on the other. But passengers taking the escalator in one of London’s busiest tube …