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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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The 10 Inventions Of Nikola Tesla That Changed The World

The 10 Inventions Of Nikola Tesla That Changed The World

Was Nikola Tesla for real? A crackpot? Part of an early experiment in corporate-government control? We know that he was undoubtedly persecuted by the energy power brokers of his day — namely Thomas Edison, whom we are taught in school to revere as a genius. He was also attacked by J.P. Morgan and other “captains of industry.” Upon Nikola Tesla’s death on January 7th, 1943, the U.S. government moved into his lab and apartment confiscating all of his scientific research, some of which has been released by the FBI through the Freedom of Information Act.

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Young People’s Friendships Affect Their Health Later On

Posted by on September 15, 2016 in Nature, Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Young People’s Friendships Affect Their Health Later On

What’s particularly important, regardless of how old you are, is to surround yourself with as many good friends as you can find, as a wide body of research links poor social connections with early mortality.

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Research Shows That Everything You Remember Probably Isn’t True (Here’s Why)

Posted by on September 14, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 5 Comments
Research Shows That Everything You Remember Probably Isn’t True (Here’s Why)

The memories you have, conscious or unconscious, are just stories you tell yourself. As the research shows, we can’t rely on these stories to be accurate or factual. The question is: Does it really make sense to base your life on negative “memories” and their resulting limiting decisions?

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Kepler Telescope May Have Discovered an “Alien Megastructure” (and Other Possible Explanations) (Video)

Posted by on September 13, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 7 Comments
Kepler Telescope May Have Discovered an “Alien Megastructure” (and Other Possible Explanations) (Video)

Do actual scientists believe this theory?

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Palestinian Students Build a Solar Car to Beat Israeli Fuel Blockade

Posted by on September 13, 2016 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Palestinian Students Build a Solar Car to Beat Israeli Fuel Blockade

Two students from Al-Azhar University in the center of Gaza are redefining energy limitations that have plagued the area for years. Working with the institute’s Mechatronics Engineering Department, Khalid al-Bardawil and Jamal al-Miqaty, who are engineering students, have created a vehicle that runs off solar panels on its roof with a very limited budget.

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How Optical Illusions Trick Your Brain

Posted by on September 13, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
How Optical Illusions Trick Your Brain

Visual, or optical, illusions show us that our minds tend to make assumptions about the world – and what you think you see is often not the truth. Throughout history, curious minds have questioned why our eyes are so easily fooled by these simple drawings. Illusions, we have found, can reveal everything from how we process time and space to our experience of consciousness. Here’s why…

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5 Classic Experiments Showing Extremely Significant Results For Human Telepathy

Posted by on September 12, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 13 Comments
5 Classic Experiments Showing Extremely Significant Results For Human Telepathy

Despite the fact that they are unexplainable, these occurrences (telepathy, remote viewing, psychokinesis, etc..) have been observed in laboratory settings by scientists all over the world for decades. It’s a troublesome thought that experiments, showing repeatedly significant results, continue to be ignored by the mainstream just because we can’t explain them.

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Why Mind-Reading Is a Science, Not a Magic Trick

Posted by on September 9, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 1 Comment
Why Mind-Reading Is a Science, Not a Magic Trick

A scalextric powered by the mind is the latest product to make use of our brainwaves. Stephen Sigurnjak, senior lecturer in electronics at the University of Central Lancashire, has built a scalextric where the cars are powered by the players’ level of concentration. “You brain works off electrical activity, a bit like a computer,” he says. “As you concentrate on something, it fires neurons in the brain.”

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How Your Thoughts Can Change the Structure And Function Of Your Brain

Posted by on September 4, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 14 Comments
How Your Thoughts Can Change the Structure And Function Of Your Brain

Will Storr wades through the facts and fiction of whether the brain can be changed? Or can one think himself into a different person?

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‘Alien’ Signal Had Earthly Cause, Russian Scientists Say

Posted by on September 4, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 1 Comment
‘Alien’ Signal Had Earthly Cause, Russian Scientists Say

“Subsequent processing and analysis of the signal revealed its most probable terrestrial origin,” astronomer Yulia Sotnikova wrote in an update published today (Aug. 31) by the Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences. “It can be said with confidence that no sought-for signal has been detected yet.”

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Mindset Science: How Our Attitudes Remake Our World

Posted by on September 2, 2016 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 4 Comments
Mindset Science: How Our Attitudes Remake Our World

Health psychologist Kelly McGonigal, author of the new book The Upside of Stress, talks about mindset science. McGonigal explains how positive thinking can put you on the road to positive outcomes while negative thoughts run the risk of becoming self-fulfilling prophecies. The way that you think about something can actually transform the effect that it has on you. That’s the meaning of mindset science.

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