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A Harvard psychiatrist says 3 things are the secret to real happiness

Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger is the director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the longest and most complete studies of adult life ever conducted. Waldinger described some of the secrets to happiness revealed by the study in a recent TED talk.<p>The study followed two cohorts of white …

What Higher Consciousness Really Means, How We Attain It, and What It Does for the Human Spirit

“At such moments, the world reveals itself as quite different: a place of suffering and misguided effort … but also a place of tenderness and longing, beauty, and touching vulnerability. “<p><i>“[Leonardo da Vinci’s] unique brain wiring … allowed him the opportunity to experience the world from the</i> …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Astronomers discover a distant galaxy with a pulse

Astronomers at Yale and Harvard have found a galaxy with a heartbeat — and they’ve taken its pulse.<p>It is the first time scientists have measured the …

Researchers use satellite launch blunder to test relativity

Pop quiz, hotshot. You've just launched a pair of GPS satellites into the wrong orbit, rendering them useless for navigation. What do you do? If you're the European Space Agency (ESA), you re-purpose them to precisely test Albert Einstein's theory that clocks slow down near heavy objects. Since the …

Physics

The Aliens Have Landed: these five UFO sightings made India shiver

Did little green men from a red planet ever visit us? A lot of us believe they did and a lot of us don't. A lot of us believe they still do, but we …

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

Archaeologists unveil remains of 14,000-year-old Ice Age settlement

Archaeologists from the UK working in the Channel Island of Jersey have found the remains of a 14,000-year-old hunter-gather settlement offering …

You Don't Need More Exercise -- You Need More Sleep First

"No matter how hard you train, if you don't sleep enough, you will lose." My brother, who just won the South German bodybuilding championship in his weight category last Sunday, told me.<p>Like food and exercise, sleep is a major pillar of your health.<p>In any endeavor, weight loss, building muscle, …

Here’s the simple strategy extroverts use to win people over

Yet until recently, no one's been able to pinpoint what exactly extroverts <i>do</i> that helps them build strong social ties.<p>Now, new research from Duke University, cited by the Association for Psychological Science, suggests that the answer is surprisingly simple: It's a matter of mimicry, or copying the …

The Crime Your Brain Commits Against You (And What to Do About It)

In 1932, Frederic Bartlett was working at Cambridge University when he conducted one of the most famous cognitive psychology experiments of all-time.<p>For this research study, Bartlett recited a Native American folk tale called "The War of the Ghosts" to each participant. Then, Bartlett followed up …

Microwave-powered rockets could be a game changer for space travel

Escape Dynamics, a start-up in Colorado, recently tested a prototype of their new rocket engine. But instead of launching a rocket powered with …

Another Earth may be 500 light years away

Some 500 light-years away, a little planet basks comfortably in the heat of its sun. It's probably rocky – as the Earth is – and it's probably just the right temperature to boast liquid water. In other words, it's about as close to Earth as any planet we know of.<p>Unveiled at a recent meeting of the …

Is Kapteyn B Not to Be?

Are the ancient planets discovered around Kapteyn’s Star for real?<p>As the saying goes, all that glitters isn’t gold, and the same could be said in the …

Wheel Worries: Mars Rover Curiosity Dealing With Damage

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity faces ongoing wheel wear and tear as it continues its trek across the rock-strewn Red Planet.<p>The car-size Curiosity rover …

Bizarre Mars Mountain Possibly Built by Wind, Not Water

The mysterious Martian mountain that beckons NASA's Curiosity rover was likely built primarily by wind rather than water, as previously believed, a …

Robot passes self-awareness test

A simple experiment has shown that robots have greater self awareness and deductive powers than previously thought<p>Robots might be even cleverer than we realised.<p>A simple experiment carried out in New York has demonstrated that robots not only have greater powers of deduction than previously …

Lights In Mexican Storm May Be UFO Recharging On Lightning

Mexico is the place to be for UFO enthusiast. A lot of extra-terrestrial activities seems to be happening in that country.<p>Are these UFO's …

Were The Crimean Pyramids Constructed Before The Age Of Dinosaurs?

Pyramids are typically known from Egyptian culture and within Egypt. However, Ukrainian researchers have accidentally discovered constructions and …

Judd Apatow: A Comedy-Obsessed Kid Becomes 'Champion Of The Goofball'

As a kid, Judd Apatow was obsessed with comedy. "No other kids in my school cared about it at all," he tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross. "There was no one to talk about it with."<p>That's all different now. Today, Apatow says there's a "giant culture of comedy nerds." But as a kid, he was on his own — and …

In pictures: The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest - Telegraph

A Gravitational Atom in the Sky

Particles are tiny. They are nature’s most itsy-bitsy building blocks, of which all bigger things – people and pachyderms and planets – are made. …

The Ancient Egyptian civilization, thousands of years older than previously thought - Alien UFO Sightings

New Dates for Egypt’s Pharaohs<p>Just when did Egyptian pharaohs such as King Tut and Rameses II rule? Historians have heatedly debated the exact dates. …

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Our dogs can read our minds: The new neuroscience of animal brains and understanding

<b>(ANNA TITOVA via Shutterstock)</b><p>Understanding emotion in others is basic to survival, grounded in evolution. Animals have the skill just as we do<p>Michael C. Corbalis<p>May 23, 2015 5:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Wandering Mind: What The Brain Does When You’re Not Looking”<p>In the quest to identify what …

University of Chicago

Astronaut captures hypnotic videos of thunderstorms on Earth from space

Astronauts in space can experience thunderstorms, too — just not the same way we do on Earth.<p>NASA astronaut Terry Virts captured several amazing …

Thunderstorms

Chimpanzees of the future might be considered “legal persons”

Hercules and Leo don’t know it, but a decision about their future has made history. In granting an order to show cause on whether Hercules and Leo (who just happen to be chimpanzees) are illegally imprisoned, a supreme court judge in Manhattan has kept open the possibility that some nonhuman …

Chimpanzees

Advanced Ligo gravitational wave hunt is green lit

<b>One of the great physics experiments of our age looks ready to begin its quest.</b><p>Scientists have held a dedication ceremony to inaugurate the Advanced Ligo facilities in the US.<p>This pair of widely separated laboratories will be hunting for gravitational waves.<p>These ripples in the fabric of space-time …

Science Is Closing in on Dark Matter, But Beware the Hype

After decades of careful searching, astronomers and physicists are finally closing in on dark matter—the unseen majority of stuff in the …

Dark Matter