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8 Paradoxical Habits Of Wildly Successful People

You know what they say about opinions -- everybody has one. If you want to see that truth in action, just Google "characteristics of successful people." Some of the results will undoubtedly point to the famous Marshmallow Study at Stanford, which demonstrated that the ability to delay gratification …

5 Enemies of Success You Must Avoid At All Costs

In the journey of life, we all come across certain challenges that in one way or another attempt to derail our success. Sometimes these challenges …

Map of the entire visible universe released to the public

In 2010, the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) was fired up and pointed towards the heavens. Equipped with the …

A Few Reasons Science Is Afraid of Animal Consciousness

Slowly, slowly, animal cognition — or, gasp, consciousness! — is becoming a valid, fruitful scientific pursuit: over the past year, scientists have …

Consciousness

The Constitution of the United States has failed

This is not fine.<p>What kind of nation allows the loser of a national election to become president — and then does it again 16 years later?<p>What kind of …

Political Science

Original The Legend of Zelda Map Gets Printed In 3D

<i>The Legend of Zelda</i> on NES had a sprawling world by the standards of 1980s console games. While decades ago people used to draw their own maps to try …

Retrogaming

What It Feels Like To Have Anxiety And Depression At The Same Time

<i>YourTango writer Rebecca Jane Stokes shares what it feels like to have both anxiety and depression.</i><p>Anxiety and depression are two mental illnesses …

‘Hidden Figures’: The Movie Trump’s America Needs to See

A spotlight on the three black women who did the math that put Americans in space, Hidden Figures tackles race, equity, opportunity, and acceptance …

Women of Color

Ripley the Puppy Gets An Adorable ALIENS Power Loader Costume

Loyal Nerdist readers, you know that we are unabashed lovers of all things cute and cuddly. You also know that we are especially fond of any chance …

Photographer Shoots Shapes of Light in Spanish Landscapes

During a trip through Spain, French photographer Nicolas Rivals set up geometric shapes of light and shot long-exposure photos of them glowing in …

Canada's New $10 Bill Will Feature Viola Desmond, a Black Civil Rights Activist

While America gleefully self-immolates, our neighbors to the north are enjoying a bit of nice news for themselves: On Thursday, Canada announced that …

Nova Scotia

Watch Army’s Emotional Postgame Celebration After Beating Navy For The First Time In 15 Years

You may never see a scene like the one at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday afternoon. For the first time since 2001, Army took down Navy in a college football game. It was fantastic – the Black Knights’ triple option carved up Navy’s defense to the tune of 316 rushing yards en route to a thrilling …

College Football

Russia's Interference in This Election Should Not Be a Surprise

This kind of thing has been a long time coming.<p><i>Innocence always calls mutely for protection when we would be so much wiser to guard ourselves against it: innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.</i><p>—Graham Greene, <i>The Quiet American</i><p>In the mid-1980s, the …

Mitch McConnell

Nasa and Stephen Hawking are working on a nano-starship that can travel 1/5th the speed of light

Nasa researchers have joined forces with Stephen Hawking to build a nano-starship that can travel one-fifth the speed of light.<p>If successful, the …

Japan launches 'space junk' collector

As well as delivering supplies to the International Space Station (ISS), the vessel has a device that will remove space junk in orbit. The launch was …

Astronomers Spot An Ancient, ‘Hyper-Starburst’ Galaxy

A team of astronomers has observed a galaxy from early days of the universe undergoing a tremendous burst of star formation. The galaxy, seen by …

'Star in a Jar' Fusion Reactor Works and Promises Infinite Energy

For several decades now, scientists from around the world have been pursuing a ridiculously ambitious goal: They hope to develop a nuclear fusion …

Physics

This Is Your Brain on Puns

Q. What do vegan zombies eat?<br>A. Graaaaaaaaaaaaains.<p>If that joke made you groan like the undead, thank your bilateral processing abilities. …

Virgin Galactic tests new spaceplane

Virgin Galactic’s new VSS Unity spaceplane has flown free for the first time this week. It was released from its carrier aircraft at 10:40am EST. After a 10-minute glide, it landed back on its runway in Mojave.<p>This is Virgin Galactic’s first free flight test since the fatal accident in October 2014 …

Aviation

This Is NASA's Plan For Humanity's Return to the Moon, and Beyond

A decades-long plan that could end with humans finally reaching the Red Planet.<p>There is still no official NASA mission to Mars, but after years of uncertainty, America's space agency is giving us a glimpse of its grand strategy to extend human presence beyond low-Earth orbit with a plan to build a …

The eyes of the city: 20 years of street photography – in pictures

From 1977 to 2001, photographer Richard Sandler regularly walked the streets of New York and Boston, capturing all that the streets had to offer<p><i>The Eyes of the City by</i> <i>Richard Sandler is published by powerHouse books</i>

Street Photography

No country with a McDonald’s can remain a democracy

A wave of revulsion rolls around the world. Approval ratings for incumbent leaders are everywhere collapsing. Symbols, slogans and sensation trump facts and nuanced argument. One in six Americans now believe that military rule would be a good idea. From all this I draw the following, peculiar …

McDonald's

How to Release Shame and Stop Feeling Fundamentally Flawed

<b>“But shame is like a wound that is never exposed and therefore never heals.”</b> <b>~</b><b>Andreas Eschbach</b><p>Shame. Everybody has it. Nobody wants to talk about it. …

Self-help

23 comedians and writers to follow who will help you survive the Trump era

We're sorry America, but for many of you, your deepest, darkest nightmare has finally come true: the questionably coherent reality television star of …

A Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Identified Three Simple Steps to Mastering any Subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life. The famous …

Kitten who survived 300 mile journey clung to a car becomes star of military calendar

A kitten that survived a 300-mile journey inside the bumper of a naval helicopter pilot's car has become the star of a Royal Navy and Marines charity calendar.<p>The cat was discovered by Lieutenant Nick Grimmer shortly after he had driven from Birmingham to Cornwall via Bristol and Bath.<p>The pilot, …

Royal Navy

11 Habits of Happy People That Anyone Can Adopt

When we think of happiness, we typically think of things that bring us immediate pleasure — a decadent meal, a favorite book or a relaxing day on the …

Convincing Your Kids Santa Is Real Is Bad For Their Mental Health

“Children must all find out eventually that their parents have blatantly and consistently carried on a lie for a number of years.”<p>It’s that time of year again, where parents all over the Christian world tell their kids that a fat man who watches their behavior closely all year long will be breaking …

Mental Health

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught in School

You’re taught about history, science, and math when you’re growing up. Most of us, however, aren’t taught how to identify or deal with our own …