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This trick from a famous physicist can help you learn anything faster

Feynman was not yet the famous physicist he would soon become (as his biographer James Gleick put it, "His Feynman aura...was still strictly local"), so he took his preparation seriously.<p>Feynman drove up to MIT, a campus familiar from his undergraduate years, and a place "where he could be alone." …

Richard Feynman

Here's how often you should have sex in your relationship to be the happiest

Couples having sex more than once a week do not report being any happier, according to a new study published in Social Psychological and Personality Science, but couples having it less than once a week report being less happy.<p>The study was based on an analysis of the results of surveys of more than …

The world needs to triple its investments in clean energy innovation

The world needs to triple its investments in clean energy research, suggests a new study by the Paris-based International Energy Agency, if we’re to have a chance of keeping the world below 2 degrees Celsius of warming above pre-industrial levels — a level beyond which truly dangerous climate …

Clean Energy

The Man Who Watched Walter Scott Die

How an immigrant from Santo Domingo shot a video that changed America.<p>Feidin Santana stood along a third-floor hallway at 30 Rockefeller Center in …

When can we talk to aliens?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Are we alone in the cosmos? Or might there be intelligent life elsewhere?<p>Last week, NASA scientists discussed in very concrete terms the steps to discovering life elsewhere in the universe over the next decade or two.<p>This year is the 20th anniversary of the discovery of a planet around a …

Astronomy

2015 NBA scores: Klay Thompson destroyed the Grizzlies and 3 other things we learned

Klay Thompson went off for 42 points against Memphis, scoring 37 of those in the first half. That and the rest of the action from the NBA on Monday.<p>Klay Thompson decided to make a statement. It was no secret that he had not been the same since the All-Star break. His numbers had been down across …

Klay Thompson

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Geoscience

Is the Placebo Effect in Your DNA?

Some people feel better after dummy treatments, while others feel no difference unless the drugs are real. A new paper argues that the difference may come down to genetics.<p>The first real, physical proof of the placebo effect came in 1978. Running a study on patients who had recently had their …

Why Narcissists Will Live Long if They Avoid Risky Business

If you’re shopping for a personality disorder to call your own, you might want to avoid becoming a narcissist. It’s true that you’ll be confident, …

Psychology of smiling: can you tell a fake smile from a genuine one?

A smile is the universal welcome, the writer Max Eastman once remarked. But how sure can we be that a person’s smile is genuine? The answer is the empathy test, created by psychologist Richard Wiseman, which probes our ability to appreciate the feelings of others – from their appearance.<p>A …

Psychology

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Sleep

BATMAN VS. ROBIN Animated Film Clip - "Nightwing Fight"

The Silly Politics Of Climate Change

A few weeks back, news of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s prohibition of the term “climate change” in his administration raised howls of criticism. It may have been wrong, in a state where the entire economy is on the beach, to insist that rising sea levels are “nuisance flooding”, but was it really …

Sustainability

The Quiet Revolution Turning Roadsides Into Nature Reserves

Monarch butterflies once coursed through North America in clouds so dense they darkened the sky. Now their migrations have dwindled to an uncertain …

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Humanity

10 Tips From a Buddhist Monk on Living a Fulfilled Life

Is there any doubt that people are searching for happiness in the wrong places?<p>Reaching a fulfilled lifestyle is much more than just a beautiful home …