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Why is the Solar System Flat?

Why Sugar Makes Us Feel So Good

Last week, I reported that scientists are working their way toward a consensus that sugar is addictive. While some researchers are still hesitant to liken sweet stuff to drugs or alcohol, the evidence is accumulating to explain why some of us really struggle to resist or moderate our sugar intake. …

Education Can Take Some Innovation Lessons From the Music Business

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Rob Wrubel, the chief innovation officer of Apollo Education Group, Inc.</i><p>Music, travel, transportation, and other industries have embraced technological innovation to massively transform in recent decades. Music labels were forced to give up complete control to …

Why the universe may be nothing more than math

If you're not already a physicist, you need to mentally prepare yourself for MIT professor Max Tegmark's explanation of how our entire universe isn't just described by math, but <i>is</i> math. <i>Scientific American</i> published an excerpt from Tegmark's new book, <i>Our Mathematical Universe</i>, which explains that …

Articles about top 10 houses dwell week 7 on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from …

Top 10

I'm Just a Poor Droid: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Meets Star Wars

No living human could ever replace legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, but Jedi enthusiasts at Arizona's University of Advancing Technology may …

Genealogy

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2013

John Tlumacki. Boston, Mass., USA. April 15, 2013. The first Boston Marathon bomb exploded about two hours and forty m<p>... VIEW MORE<p>John …

Before You Take Another Selfie in the Name of Personal Branding, Read This | Inc.com

The guy who sat down beside me noticed my shirt and said, "Hey, are you a cyclist?"<p>"I like to ride bikes, but I wouldn't call myself a cyclist," I said. "I'm nowhere near that good."<p>"Still," he said. "What's the toughest climb you've done?"<p>I thought about it. "I guess the back side of Reddish Knob."<p>…

Personal Branding

Case Study: Macro Snowflake Photos

Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov tapes a $50 lens to his cameras and takes the most stunning macro snowflakes photos I have ever seen. Check out …

Cameras

It's time to listen to the voices in your head

Voice-hearing is no longer seen merely as a psychiatric disorder, and could teach us a lot about how language operates in the brain<p>Hearing voices in your head when there's no one around … that's a sign of madness, right?<p>In the popular imagination voice-hearing is often viewed with fear and …

Ten wedding dresses, whatever you size, style or budget

Buying a wedding dress is a big decision, which is why it can be difficult to know where to start. Should you go for a full-length gown or a short dress? Is a sequined jumpsuit ever OK? And where can you find something special for your wedding at an affordable price? Guardian and Observer stylist …

Lythronax argestes: 'King of Gore' joins T rex family tree

Discovery of Lythronax argestes pushes back story of the dinosaur group that led to Tyrannosaurus rex by 10m years<p>A newly-discovered dinosaur, which has been christened "King of gore" by the scientists who have studied it, is the oldest known member of the dinosaur group that gave rise to the …

9 Things You Should STOP Apologizing For

Illustrated by Austin Watts.<p>How many times do you say you're sorry in a single day? And, how many times do you actually mean it? At the recent …

A Plan to Create Just Two Time Zones in the Continental United States

Daylight Saving Time is a reminder that losing another hour of evening light isn't just annoying—it's an economically harmful policy with minimal energy savings.<p>Updated: Nov. 5, 2017<p>Editor’s Note: This article was first published on Nov. 1, 2013. The original headline was, “Daylight Saving Time Is …

Newly Found Exoplanet Is Earth-Like In Size And Composition

A recently discovered exoplanet is similar in density and size to Earth. Too bad the planet is also 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit on its surface.<p>Who's this little guy hanging out so close to its sun? It's an exoplanet, discovered just this past July, and before I call it "little" again—its radius is …

Universe

Eeek, Snake! Your Brain Has A Special Corner Just For Them

Anthropologist Lynne Isbell was running through a glade in central Kenya in 1992 when something suddenly caused her to freeze in her tracks. "I stopped just in front of a cobra," she says. "It was raised with its hood spread out."<p>Isbell, who is at the University of California, Davis, says she has …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Education

You're doing it wrong! Here's the right way to wash your face

There is, apparently, a right and a wrong way to wash your face. Many of our mindless face-cleansing habits are actually causing as much harm as good to our skin, says dermatologist Dr. Debra Wattenberg.<p>It's true that some of these things are tips you've probably heard before -- but that still …

Skin Care

80 Empowered Women Go Bare-Breasted in New York

While portrait photographer Jordan Matter may best be known for his uplifting series <i>Dancers Among Us</i>, a collection of photographs of dancers leaping on city streets, it's his portraits of over 80 bare-breasted women that will have you talking today. Over the course of six years, Matter asked women …

Photography

Goodbye, government: shutdown affects science, the environment, and health

Hardest-hit agencies are those in charge of forward-thinking projects<p><i>Congress was unable to pass the funding bill before the deadline, and as of midnight tonight the US government has begun shutting down.</i><p>The US government is headed for a shutdown as of this writing, after members of Congress were …

Obama: 'Congress has not fulfilled its responsibility'

The White House called it at 11:30 p.m.<p>The administration issued the order late Monday to begin shutting down the government — the first in 17 years — following a day of brinkmanship, blame and failed efforts by President Barack Obama, the House and the Senate to break the impasse.<p>At midnight, …

Associated Press News

Amazingly Realistic Figures Sculpted with Marble

It is hard to believe that these incredibly realistic pieces are made out of marble! <i>Elegy on Resistance</i> is a series of sculptures that look soft enough to touch. Sydney-based artist Alex Seton is a talented sculptor who molds the classic substance into all kinds of unexpected forms. In this …

Art

The Big Bang May Not Have Spawned The Universe After All

Our universe might actually be the result of the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>According to a new paper posted on Arxiv, the Big Bang may not have been what we think it is. In fact, there may have been no Big Bang at all--our universe may have come from an entirely different source.<p>The Big …

T.J.Maxx Secretly Launched Online Shopping Yesterday!

If you're an avid T.J.Maxx shopper—and love scoring a great deal on designer and brand names as much as we do—then you'll be excited to hear that yesterday, without much fanfare, the off-price megastore quietly launched its e-commerce site.<p>Yes, ladies, tjmaxx.com is officially in business—and now …

Stunning Aerial Photography of Poland's Lakes Shot Across Four Seasons

Photographer Kacper Kowalski’s aerial photos of Poland make for a flattering introduction to the country. Protruding into the southern Baltic sea, …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …