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What does your face say about you?

According to a new study, men with wide faces have higher levels of testosterone and are therefore more likely to consider cheating on their partners and inhibit promiscuous ideals.<p>Researchers at Nipissing University, Ontario, interviewed 145 undergraduates in relationships about their sex lives, …

On Voyager’s 40th anniversary, here are 20 of the mission’s best images and discoveries

It’s been 40 years to the day since the Voyager mission commenced with the launch of Voyager 1 on September 5, 1977, with its twin Voyager 2 launching two weeks later. This groundbreaking and incredibly ambitious mission touched on practically every aspect of our solar system and planetary …

Space

Why Buddhism is true

Robert Wright on the wisdom of mindfulness meditation.<p>Robert Wright, the best-selling author of <i>The Moral Animal</i> and <i>The Evolution of God</i>, has written a new book titled <i>Why Buddhism is True</i><i>.</i> Don’t be put off by the audacious title, though.<p>Wright isn’t proselytizing or implying that other religions are …

Meditation

Mind-Bogglingly Detailed Image of a Nearby Star Introduces an Unexpected Mystery

There are few downsides to new observations, but confusion might be one of them. New stellar images bring mysteries that will take more time and …

Universe

AI Acquires Spatial Reasoning Abilities, in a Victory for Our Machine Overlords - ExtremeTech

By on June 20, 2017 at 11:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The London-based AI group DeepMind …

Artificial Intelligence

20 great free resources for learning typography

Whatever design discipline you work in, a decent knowledge and understanding of typography is one of the most important things you need to …

Typography

New Calculation Could Spell Trouble For a Popular Theory of the Universe's Origin

The universe began. But what did it begin from? What did it begin into? We know it began by expanding rather quickly, and ended up with lots of big …

Study Shows Taking Photos Increases Person's Enjoyment of Experiences Under Certain Conditions

There's a lot of discussion around having a camera out constantly during experiences. And while the etiquette of it is one question, a recent study …

University of Pennsylvania

Surprising ways to beat anxiety and become mentally strong – according to science

Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back? Perhaps you thought you had got over it, …

Self-help

How Does Earth Move Through Space? Now We Know, On Every Scale

Ask a scientist for our cosmic address, and you’ll get quite a mouthful. Here we are, on planet Earth, which spins on its axis and revolves around the Sun, which orbits in an ellipse around the center of the Milky Way, which is being pulled towards Andromeda within our local group, which is being …

Universe

Study Finds Left-Handed People Are Better at Math

Southpaws have the edge.<p>The belief that there is a link between talent and left-handedness has a long history. Leonardo da Vinci was left-handed. So …

The Brain

The Surprising Origins of Life’s Complexity

Scientists are exploring how organisms can evolve elaborate structures without Darwinian selection.<p>Charles Darwin was not yet 30 when he got the …

Doctors Are Now Fighting Depression by Targeting the Brain's Wiring, Not Its Chemical Balance

The Damage of Depression<p>Depression is becoming an epidemic that is damaging individuals, society, and the economy. Its has become the leading source …

Neuroscience

The psychological benefits of being in a bad mood

<i>Homo sapiens</i> is a very moody species. Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we now live in an age that ignores or devalues these feelings.<p>In our culture, normal human emotions like temporary sadness are often treated as disorders. Manipulative advertising, …

The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions

"We found a world that we had never imagined."<p>Neuroscientists have used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the structure of …

Download 2,500 Beautiful Woodblock Prints and Drawings by Japanese Masters (1600-1915)

No one art form has done more to shape the world's sense of traditional Japanese aesthetics than the woodblock print. But not so very long ago, in …

We're Way Below Average! Astronomers Say Milky Way Resides In A Great Cosmic Void

If you went to give our cosmic address, you might tell someone that we lived on planet Earth, orbiting our Sun, on the outskirts of a spur of the Milky Way’s spiral arms, in the second largest galaxy in our local group, about 50 million light years from the Virgo Cluster, embedded within the …

American Astronomical Society

Tips for Photographing Moon

Photographing Moon – Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park – California, USA<p>The moon is a gorgeous subject, but it photographing moon can be …

Landscape Photography

How Psychologists Treat The Kind Of Thinking That Leads To Depression

Rumination sucks. But researchers know how to stop it.<p>When human brains have nothing else to do, they think. Even if you’ve meditated for 3,000 …

Depression

Cannabis-derived compound may help treat schizophrenia

New research paves the way for a new schizophrenia treatment, by testing the effect of a cannabis compound on rats. The study suggests that the …

Photographer Uses 166-Year-Old Technique To Shoot Kids, And The Result Is Haunting

Spanish artist Jacqueline Roberts swims against the tide, reviving 19-th century photography in the digital era. Jacqueline's work mostly revolves …

Landscape Photography

Mercury Is the Inspectah Deck of Planets

Tiny and overlooked, the nearest world to the sun could destroy the entire solar system.<p>Wu-Tang Clan rapper Method Man once said the following about fellow member Inspectah Deck: “He’s like that dude thatta sit back and watch you play yourself … and see you sit and know you lyin’, and he’ll take …

Astronomy

'I can stop and breathe': the people taking ketamine for depression

It has a reputation as a party drug, but some patients say it has transformed their lives after no other treatments helped<p>When depression takes hold of Helen it feels like she is drowning in a pool of water, unable to swim up to the world above. The 36-year-old former nurse has had mental health …

Depression

What's The Link Between Creativity and Depression?

The relationship between depression and creativity is often romanticized as the key to creating good art. It’s been called the dark side of creativity, or the key to genius. There’s hundreds of think pieces online about how depression can supercharge your creative endeavors, but do those think …

Creativity

Listening to Music with Others Influences Mood

Emerging research discovers listening to music in a group setting may either improve mood or make people feel more depressed, depending on the type …

How Does Personality Affect Mental Health?

One of the cruel things about mental illness is how randomly it can strike. There’s often no rhyme or reason to it: Some people endure almost …

25 Brilliant Quotes About Art From Famous Artists and Great Creative Minds

Many people turn to the portfolios of prolific artists, writers, and other creatives when seeking artistic inspiration. In addition to their powerful bodies of work, however, it is also worth listening to the words spoken, written, and shared by these influential figures. Many creatives offer …

Art

Your Brain Is Trying to Show You The Future - And It Might Save Your Life

We're living in fast-forward.<p>Our brains are pretty good at filling in the blanks when it comes to our sense of perception - often to the point we …

The Brain

Hot-Donut Earth? Planet May Once Have Taken on Odd 'Synestia' Form

Earth probably became a "synestia" for a brief period about 4.5 billion years ago, according to a new study.<p>That's the term for a newly proposed …

Research