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I Spied on Russia and Korea from the World's Fastest Plane

Instead of retiring from the US Air Force after his plane was shot out of the sky, Brian Shul underwent physical therapy and became the pilot of a SR-71 spy plane, also known as the "Blackbird."<p>Flying near the Cambodian border in 1974, US Air Force Major Brian Shul's plane was shot out of the sky. …

Ronald Reagan

What Happens To Your Brain When You’re Having A Brilliant Idea

When a lightbulb suddenly goes off in your mind, what process led to that “aha!” moment?<p>French post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin famously once said, “I shut my eyes in order to see,” meaning he shut out the rest of the world to come up with great ideas.<p>More than a century later, scientists are …

Creativity

The Engineer Who Said The Ark Of The Covenant Was A Giant Capacitor

Among the many lessons to be found in the Bible, prominent among them is "Look, but don't touch." When an Israelite named Uzzah laid hands upon the …

Engineering

Prioritize Your Time with the “90% Rule”

Things can get overwhelming fast when you have too many things to do. Author Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less …

NBA Usher vs. Little Kid: 'Dance Cam' Battle for the Ages

If you missed the weekend's most endearing sports highlight, that's probably because it had nothing to do with slam dunks, touchdowns, tackles or …

An island nation in the Pacific Ocean is about to be drowned by climate change

An entire country will soon be wiped off the map because of rising seas caused by climate change. Kiribati, an island nation in the Pacific Ocean, will start to disappear around 2030, according to a feature by <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>. President Anote Tong is faced with the difficult task of trying to …

Stanford researchers' cooling glove 'better than steroids' – and helps solve physiological mystery, too

The temperature-regulation research of Stanford biologists H. Craig Heller and Dennis Grahn has led to a device that rapidly cools body temperature, …