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Spooky Quantum Camera Can Snap Photos of ‘Ghosts’

Spooky Quantum Camera Can Snap Photos of ‘Ghosts’

People have mixed opinions about ghosts. Some only think of them as the stuff of movies and books, movies and books, while others believe they can feel them, have seen them, and that they need to be recognized as real, not imaginary.

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Stress & Depression Early in Life Stunts Our Reward Circuits

Stress & Depression Early in Life Stunts Our Reward Circuits

Researchers at Duke University and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio looked specifically at this second phenomenon in a longitudinal neuroimaging study of adolescents, in order to better understand how early life stress contributes to depression.

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Tech Giants’ Artificial Intelligence Monopoly Is Possibly the Most Dangerous in History

Posted by on October 13, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 3 Comments
Tech Giants’ Artificial Intelligence Monopoly Is Possibly the Most Dangerous in History

According to a report by CB Insights updated on October 7, in a race to corner the artificial intelligence market, close to 140 private artificial intelligence companies have been consolidated in the last five years.

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Get Into the Flow: 5 Performance-Enhancing Brain Chemicals

Get Into the Flow: 5 Performance-Enhancing Brain Chemicals

Steven Kotler explains the neurochemical changes during flow states that strengthen motivation, creativity and learning. “The brain produces a giant cascade of neurochemistry. You get norepinephrine, dopamine, anandamide, serotonin and endorphins. All five of these are performance enhancing neurochemicals.

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Tech Geniuses – Including Elon Musk – Think We’re Living In a Holographic Reality, Are Funding Ventures To Free The Collective

Posted by on October 11, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 7 Comments
Tech Geniuses – Including Elon Musk – Think We’re Living In a Holographic Reality, Are Funding Ventures To Free The Collective

According to The New Yorker’s Tad Friend:“Many people in Silicon Valley have become obsessed with the simulation hypothesis, the argument that what we experience as reality is in fact fabricated in a computer.” Because of this, two tech billionaires have gone so far as to secretly engage scientists to work on breaking us out of the simulation.”

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Scientific Evidence: 5 Powerful Ways Hiking Alters Your Brain

Posted by on October 9, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 7 Comments
Scientific Evidence: 5 Powerful Ways Hiking Alters Your Brain

A 2012 University of Kansas study found that hiking increases attention spans and creative analytical skills by as much as 50%. The researchers found that exposure to nature can restore prefrontal cortex-mediated executive processes (or higher order cognitive functions) such as selective attention, problem solving, inhibition, and multi-tasking.

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Can Your Birth Month Affect Your Personality?

Posted by on October 7, 2016 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Science with 3 Comments
Can Your Birth Month Affect Your Personality?

Can the season that you were born in affect your personality? New research shows that the season you are born has a significant impact on your risk of developing mood disorders. People born at certain times of year may have a greater chance of developing certain types of affective temperaments, which in turn can lead to mood disorders. Read More: Birth season affects your mood in later life

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Americans Used to Get Happier in Their Thirties. Not Any More

Posted by on October 6, 2016 in Nature, Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 10 Comments
Americans Used to Get Happier in Their Thirties. Not Any More

For decades, Americans struggled through angst-filled and turbulent teenage years only to become happier once they reached the full bloom of adulthood. But that link between age and happiness disappeared in 2010, according to a study published in Social Psychological and Personality Science on Nov. 5. Adolescents have become steadily happier while those in their thirties are more miserable.

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Your Brain On Ayahuasca – A Scientific Look at the Effect of the Popular “Spiritual Drug”

Posted by on October 3, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 9 Comments
Your Brain On Ayahuasca – A Scientific Look at the Effect of the Popular “Spiritual Drug”

If you’re going to use take a self-realization trip with Ayahuasca, get to know the facts about it first. Watch this short, informative video.

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Women Need More Sleep Than Men Because Their Brains Are More Complex, Study Finds

Posted by on October 2, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 106 Comments
Women Need More Sleep Than Men Because Their Brains Are More Complex, Study Finds

Study shows that women need more sleep than men for a very good reason – the female brain is more complex (sorry guys).

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Your Brain Peforms Better When It Slows Down (Video)

Posted by on September 29, 2016 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 2 Comments
Your Brain Peforms Better When It Slows Down (Video)

Best-selling author Steven Kotler recently visited Big Think to discuss the optimization of consciousness through flow states, a key topic in his recently published book, The Rise of Superman. The best way to describe a flow state is to use the example of practically every action movie released since The Matrix. Experiencing flow is similar to being in “bullet time.” Like Keanu Reeves’ Neo (though certainly not on his level), a person in flow obtains the ability to keenly hone their focus on the task at hand so that everything else disappears.

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Researchers Finally Confirm that Marijuana DOES NOT Lower IQ in Adolescents

Posted by on September 29, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 37 Comments
Researchers Finally Confirm that Marijuana DOES NOT Lower IQ in Adolescents

Since marijuana users were 17 times more likely to also smoke cigarettes, researchers speculate that cigarette use may be a more reliable predictor of reduced IQ.

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Scientists Make Breakthrough in the Fight Against Superbugs

Posted by on September 29, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Scientists Make Breakthrough in the Fight Against Superbugs

Shu Lam’s discovery offers hope and opens up a whole new avenue for fighting antimicrobial resistance, but it will take quite some time before this translates into real-world use.

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Hug Hormone Oxytocin Boosts Bonding By Releasing Cannabis-Like Molecules

Posted by on September 28, 2016 in Science with 11 Comments
Hug Hormone Oxytocin Boosts Bonding By Releasing Cannabis-Like Molecules

A new study indicates that oxytocin might make social interactions more rewarding and pleasurable by stimulating our own cannabinoid system.

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Do My Genes Make Me Lonely? Study Finds Loneliness Is A Heritable Trait

Posted by on September 23, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 2 Comments
Do My Genes Make Me Lonely? Study Finds Loneliness Is A Heritable Trait

Researchers discovered that the risk for feeling lonely is partially due to genetics, but it’s not they primary cause.

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