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The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think

It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned -- and all through this long century of waging war on drugs, we have been told a story about addiction by our teachers and by our governments. This story is so deeply ingrained in our minds that we take it for granted. It seems obvious. It …

Psychologist probes possible link between prodigy, autism

This Korean Girl Has The Body Shape That Every Guy Wants

Essential Mix - BBC Radio 1

Student dies and wakes up in the morgue—what happens next, it was mistake

A computer programming student was undergoing surgery in Costa Rica, when she died, experienced the afterlife, then returned to her body—in the …

Costa Rica

How Instagram Alters Your Memory

Before You Take Another Selfie in the Name of Personal Branding, Read This | Inc.com

The guy who sat down beside me noticed my shirt and said, "Hey, are you a cyclist?"<p>"I like to ride bikes, but I wouldn't call myself a cyclist," I said. "I'm nowhere near that good."<p>"Still," he said. "What's the toughest climb you've done?"<p>I thought about it. "I guess the back side of Reddish Knob."<p>…

Personal Branding

Negative Temperature explained in ten seconds

Nymphomaniac clip removed from Youtube for breaching rules on sex and nudity

The latest teaser trailer for Lars von Trier's already much anticipated Nymphomaniac was briefly removed from Youtube earlier today, after apparently falling foul of the site's rules on nudity and sexual content.<p>The 57-second clip is the fifth such "appetizer" to be released on the film's official …

Beyond the Dead now available for free on iOS devices

Gree's zombie squad role playing game, <i>Beyond the Dead</i>, is now available for free from the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, the company announced today.<p>Set in a post-apocalyptic world, players take on the role of a settlement leader who must defend against undead hordes and …

Southern (New band of the day No 1,631)

<b>Hometown</b>: Belfast and Liverpool. <b><br>The lineup</b>: Thom Southern (vocals, guitar), Lucy Southern (vocals, guitar).<p><b>The background</b>: Southern are a brother-sister act playing a bluesy kind of folk, or folky kind of blues, but they're not really comparable to the White Stripes. Actually, we can hear some of …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

OS X Mavericks Review: Apple’s Mac Operating System Has A Need For Speed

OS X Mavericks, the first of Apple’s post-big cat OS updates, is named for one of the nicest spots on Earth. Mavericks is a surf beach in California, and the operating system that takes its name definitely represents a new wave in Mac software, even though it isn’t a drastic change from OS X 10.8. …

A New App Lets You Bribe People for Dates

Carrot Dating is a new app that lets users bribe each other with gifts and treats in the hopes of securing a first date. Creator Brandon Wade considers it a breakthrough for men who have trouble with the ladies, and users consider it the perfect way to...<p>We live in a big cyber world filled to the …

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

The psychology of spiritualism: science and seances

As the evenings get darker and the first hint of winter hangs in the air, the western world enters the season of the dead. It begins with Halloween, continues with All Saints' and All Souls' days, runs through Bonfire Night – the evening where the English burn effigies of historical terrorists – …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

Skrillex & Alvin Risk - Try It Out (Try Harder Mix)

Less than 24 hours after the well known Skrillex and extremely talented Alvin Risk released their music video for the reworked song “Try It Out (Neon …