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Time Management Secrets Anyone Can Use

If you’re reading this article instead of doing your work, chances are good that you have trouble managing your time efficiently. You’re not alone. According to a survey by Salary.com, 90% of workers waste at least a half hour each workday, not including lunch or scheduled breaks. While computers …

Time Management

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 tips on how to write a good short story

From Kurt Vonnegut’s introduction to his short story anthology, Bagombo Snuff Box, 8 tips on how to write a good short story.<p>Use the time of a total …

Creative Writing

Medical Schools Reboot For 21st Century

Medicine has changed a lot in the past 100 years. But medical training hasn't — until now. Spurred by the need to train a different type of doctor, some top medical schools around the U.S. are tearing up the textbooks and starting from scratch.<p>"We haven't taught people how to be specific about …

Searching for Meaning and Order in The Stars | The Takeaway | WNYC

Physicist John Learned was looking for life up in space and wound up discovering a new pattern of behavior among the stars.

Stephen Hawking Biography (1942-2018)

Stephen Hawking was regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists in history. His work on the origins and structure of the universe, …

Living with HIV: six very different stories

Since HIV was first diagnosed in Britain 30 years ago, the reality of having the virus has changed dramatically. From a survivor of the 1980s epidemic to a recently diagnosed mother in her 60s, Eleanor Tucker hears six life-affirming stories<p><b>Lives in London with his partner. He was one of the first</b> …

Tom Hanks

Galaxy in Front of Supernova Creates Cosmic Mirage: Einstein Cross

A galaxy's alignment lets astronomers watch a strange, distant supernova explode. And then watch it again. And again. And again and again.<p>Far, far away, a galaxy is acting as a cosmic split-screen. Parked in front of an exploding star, the galaxy's gravity is projecting magnified images of the …

Spectacular new photo of a very special star

The Universe is a truly incredible place. This spectacular new photo by the Hubble space telescope—showing a young star known as V1331 Cyg, 1,800 …

Listening to this guy talking about the Universe gave me goosebumps

Remember that time when you first realized that the Universe was an incredibly gigantic place, when you felt humbled and fortunate at the mere …

Venus From 33 Years Ago, and Why We Need to Explore

Venera 14 view of the surface of Venus<p>Venera 14 operated on the surface of Venus for 57 minutes on March 5, 1982. This image from the lander was …

Living On Europa Explained: Humans Might Not Be First (Infographic)

Gravity on Europa is about 13 percent that of Earth, or just a bit weaker than our moon’s gravity. The temperature averages about minus 260 degrees …

Image of the Day: The 1st Ever Photo of Light as a Wave and Particle

Quantum mechanics tells us that light can behave simultaneously as a particle or a wave. However, there has never been an experiment able to capture …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Astronomers Find a Long-Lost Ocean on Mars

The ancient sea covered a fifth of the planet's surface, to a depth of at least a mile.<p>Astronomers using some of the world's most powerful telescopes have determined that an ocean at least a mile deep covered a significant fraction of the Martian surface four billion years ago.<p>The research, …

Cosmic cabin fever: Getting to Mars isn’t the hard part — it’s living there

On April 12, 1984, facing the prospect of another winter in the darkness of Antarctica, an Argentine base commander set fire to the Almirante Brown …

Mars

10. A Russian World-Record-Breaking Golf Ball

Ever wondered what the world record for the longest golf drive is? 400metres? Even 450 perhaps? Wrong! It is in fact (roughly) one-million miles... …

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.<p>In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or …

Physics

The Missing Massive Galaxies of the Early Universe --“They Were Hiding in Plain Sight”

Closer to home, the central spheroid of our own Milky Way seems to have, in part, also existed when our Universe was young. We know that some of its …

Supermassive Black Holes at the Edge of Space and Time

Astronomers have known about these objects for decades, but in the depths of cosmic time, it's hard to understand how they can grow so quickly -- or maybe not!<p>Thanks to the painstaking research conducted by astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope in the 1990s, the consensus is that virtually …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Curiosity Drills, Nebulae Illuminate, and Hubble Peers

Curiosity makes its third foray into Martian soil, nebulae light up a winter night, and Hubble peers into deep space in this week's best space photos.