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An amateur astronomer accidentally caught an exploding star on camera—and it gets better

He was excited to test his new camera, but he also captured something totally unique.<p>Victor Buso was looking forward to testing his new camera on September 20, 2016. The locksmith and amateur astronomer waited for nightfall and headed out to his rooftop observatory in the city of Rosario, …

An Archaeologist Says He's Figured Out The Secret of The Pyramids' Peculiar Alignment

How was this possible 4,500 years ago?<p>For centuries, the pyramids of Giza have puzzled researchers - not just their mysterious voids and hidden …

Ancient History

7 Self-Improvement Books That Actually Work

Image: iStock<p>Stuck in a rut and want to get more out of your day than sitting at a desk, punching keys and drinking lukewarm coffee? Hate reading …

Self-improvement

The simple trick that could help you memorise anything in five minutes

Memory is a fickle thing. One minute you’re leaving for work in the morning, the next you’re in a frantic panic desperately searching for misplaced …

Handy

Japanese ‘Ikigai’ Philosophy Could Be the Secret Formula to a Long and Happy Life

Many of us spend our entire lives trying to achieve happiness and the perfect life balance to leave us fulfilled. So what is the key to living a full, fruitful life? In Japan, a concept called <i>ikigai</i> is central to finding one’s satisfaction and meaning in life. In fact, <i>ikigai</i> translates to “reason …

Ikigai

Astronomers Just Found Some of The Most Massive Black Holes Discovered in Our Universe

And they have no idea how they grow so huge.<p>A study on dozens of galaxies within several billion light years of our own has revealed black holes that …

Black Holes

Scientists Discover Fundamental Property of Light

And here's how we can harness it.<p><i>This article was written by Clive Emary from the University of Hull, and was originally published by The</i> …

Quantum Physics

10 Horrible Habits You're Doing Right Now That Are Draining Your Energy

For most people the biggest obstacle they face is themselves, but it doesn't have to be that way.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the greatest ways that you can improve your daily productivity is to cut out habits that drain your motivation. They give you less …

The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

The immensity of the Universe, and our place in it

I suspect that if you asked most people, they could identify what a lot of basic astronomical objects are. Moons, planets, asteroids, stars. Fewer, …

21 profound rules of life by an ancient Japanese Buddhist master that will change your life

Do you have a personal manual of life principles to live by? What adages do you use to guide you in your everyday living?<p>Today, we’d like to share a …

7 toxic ideas about love and relationships we need to stop romanticizing

Epic love songs, Disney, and Nicholas Sparks have all contributed to the way we romanticize toxic beliefs about love and relationships. Many of us …

Relationships

Neuroscientists Back An Ancient Greek Theory of Consciousness

In 2008, neuroscientist Giulio Tononi at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Sleep and Consciousness put forward his “integrated …

3 Tips That Will Help You Keep Your Cool Under Pressure

Mindfulness is one of those tools we all have access to. It’s free and accessible 24 hours a day. It doesn’t require a prescription, an appointment …

5 research-backed secrets for making friends as an adult

When you were a kid it was a lot easier. In college you almost had to be trying not to make friends. But then you're an adult.<p>You get busy with work. Your friends get busy with work. People get married. Have kids. And pretty soon being "close" means a text message twice a year.<p>You're not alone … …

Zen and the art of family maintenance – lessons from the bestselling Buddhist monk

Some people, if you ask them a question, answer quickly. Others take a moment to think first. Haemin Sunim looks up, slightly to the right, and allows 14 seconds to pass before he answers one of my questions. I counted, when I listened to the recording. And here’s something: waiting for his reply, …

Meditation

​How to Stop Worrying and Fall Asleep Fast

What to do if stress is keeping you awake at night<p>Tossing and turning before falling asleep isn’t unusual. In fact, what doctors call “acute insomnia” is actually quite common amid the everyday worries and stresses of life. Working late hours, trouble with in-laws, or even the negative news cycle …

Sleep

The surprising truth about why we sleep and how much we need

Despite fears of technology eating into our nap, we may be slumbering for longer than ever before and we may have misunderstood what sleep is for.<p>They say that an elephant never forgets. It is also often stated that one of the functions of sleep is to consolidate memories. If both of those things …

5 Common Mistakes Spiritual People Make

<b>“I still have a long way to go, but I’m already so far from where I used to be, and I’m proud of that.” ~Unknown</b><p>Just like any student, I’ve made …

Watch Live: NASA Makes a Major Announcement About a New Space Discovery

NASA on Wednesday will make a major announcement about a new discovery it made “beyond our solar system.”<p>The national space agency said in a news …

When the Lights Went Out in the Universe

<i>Paul Sutter</i> <i>is an astrophysicist at</i> <i>The Ohio State University</i><i>and the chief scientist at</i> <i>COSI Science Center</i><i>. Sutter is also host of</i> <i>Ask a</i> …

Dark Matter

Planet Nine Just Got An Unexpected New Team of Hunters

Since Pluto was infamously demoted to a dwarf planet in 2006, some astronomers have turned their attention to finding the true Planet 9, a …

25 Profound Quotes From The Dalai Lama That Will Make You Rethink Love, Life and Happiness

The spiritual leader of Tibet and widely seen as the human embodiment of peace and love, His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama is a powerful example to …

How Thinking About Death Can Make Your Life Better

It’s so important to live your life fully, in the now, aware of everything you have. Author Wayne Dyer said that in order to appreciate the beauty of …

The Views of Jupiter You Won't Find in a Textbook

NASA spacecraft Juno is providing a fresh look at the gas giant since settling into its orbit last summer.<p>Imagine Jupiter as it’s usually depicted: a bulbous marble, with alternating bands of reds, oranges, yellows, and creams, a few wisps of blue and green, and that unmistakable round spot just …

Astronomy

Philip Pullman unveils epic fantasy trilogy The Book of Dust

Philip Pullman has ended years of speculation by announcing that The Book of Dust, an epic fantasy trilogy that will stand alongside his bestselling series, His Dark Materials, will be published in October around the world.<p>The as-yet-untitled first volume of The Book of Dust, due out on 19 October, …

Books

Psychology suggests that when someone calls you the wrong name, it’s because they love you

Many of us have been called the wrong name by a parent, have confused the names of our closest friends, or, most cringingly, called our new beau by the name of an ex. It’s such a common awkward moment between loved ones that it has become an entertainment trope: Ross calls Emily the wrong name at …

Psychology

How to know if you're dating a narcissist

In Greek Mythology, Narcissus was known for his own beauty and was in love with himself. In reality, narcissism is when someone is obsessed with an idealized version of themselves, which they project to avoid facing their real, damaged self.<p>Dating someone new can be hard enough, but it can be …

15 Profound Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Open Your Mind Wide Open

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then my word you’re in some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy …