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Relativity v quantum mechanics – the battle for the universe

Physicists have spent decades trying to reconcile two very different theories. But is a winner about to emerge – and transform our understanding of everything from time to gravity?<p>It is the biggest of problems, it is the smallest of problems. At present physicists have two separate rulebooks …

Physics

What you Probably Didn’t Know about How your Eyes See - OpenMind

«What the eye doesn’t see and the mind doesn’t know, doesn’t exist,» said <b>D. H. Lawrence</b>. And he was right, because vision is the result of teamwork …

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons why we never master the skills we want to acquire; from learning a language, playing an instrument, or being a …

7 research-backed ways to stop procrastinating (and get more done)

We’re all guilty of procrastination.<p>We start the day with the intention of doing one thing, and it gets pushed off for later in the day. Then the next day. And soon after, the next week.<p>It’s a never ending cycle that never seems to get any easier.<p>Before we introduce the seven research-backed ways …

What you may not know about sleep

The secrets of sleep are only now coming to light. William Park surveys some of the more intriguing facts researchers have learnt about the world of slumber.<p>The science of sleep can be fuzzy and confusing at times. Researchers are still not sure what our brains are up to, why we dream, or what …

Sleep

Are plants intelligent? New book says yes

A new book, Brilliant Green, argues that not only are plants intelligent and sentient, but that we should consider their rights, especially in the midst of the Sixth Mass Extinction<p>Plants are intelligent. Plants deserve rights. Plants are like the Internet – or more accurately the Internet is like …

Extinction

'The Canvas Strategy' is the fastest way to become indispensable at work

<i>Ryan Holiday is the author of "The Obstacle is the Way." He is former director of marketing at American Apparel and dropped out of college at 19. He gives monthly book recommendations here.</i><p>When I first got a job as an assistant in Hollywood, someone told me that the best thing I could do as an …

New England Patriots

Why Being the Best Is Not the Key to Happiness (And What Is)

<b>“A bad day for your ego is a great day for your soul.” ~Jillian Michaels</b><p>A few weeks ago, when I was feeling a bit down on life, I was surfing through …

Turning cancer back into healthy tissue

<b>Scientists believe they may have found a way to turn cancerous cells back into healthy tissue.</b><p>Their lab-based work suggests there is a biological step that can restore normality and stop cells replicating out of control.<p>When the US researchers added molecules called microRNAs, it put the brakes on …

Cancer

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Entrepreneur & Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> …

The Brain

7 Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well | Inc.com

Have you gotten through all the important tasks you need or hope to get done today? Neither have I. Yet with ever-more-loaded schedules, tight deadlines, and the constant flow of new opportunities, most of us are working longer, trying to fit it all in.<p>That's the wrong approach. There's plenty of …

Time Management

How the Brain Purges Bad Memories

The brain is extraordinarily good at alerting us to threats. Loud noises, noxious smells, approaching predators: they all send electrical impulses …

The Brain

The 5 Types Of Friends Worth Keeping Forever

Dorothy had Blanche and Rose. Rachel and Ross had Monica and Chandler, Phoebe and Joey. Even in TV land, writers recognize the value of friendship, and the idea that one person can't fulfill every friendship need.<p>Unfortunately, as you grow older, the friendship thing doesn't work out quite as well …

Relationships

18 Signs You Aren’t Great At Making New Friends Because You’re Too Obsessed With The Old Ones

1. You have a bit of a superiority complex about your friend group. What? That’s what happens when you surround yourself with people who have loved …

4 Rules for Making Friends Your First Semester of College

Meeting cool, like-minded people in college is different from when you did it in kindergarten, where a shared love of sticking scissors in light sockets was all it took to make quick friends. If you went to high school with the same people for whom you professed your endless love via embarrassing …

What To Do If You’re Always An Option But Never A Priority

There are times when you realize you are an option and not a priority, and if you don’t realize it, you are haunted by the thought.When you get …

Relationships

Engineers create world's first white laser beam

Researchers at Arizona State University have created the world's first white laser beam, according to a new study published in <i>Nature</i>. More work needs to be done to perfect this technology, but white lasers could serve as a potential alternative light source — both in people's homes and in the …

Engineering

Exercise In Your Teen Years Pays Off, According To New Study

By: Agata Blaszczak Boxe<p>Published: 07/31/2015 10:41 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Women who exercised when they were teens may have a lower risk of dying from cancer and other causes in middle and older age, according to a new study.<p>In the study, researchers asked 75,000 Chinese women ages 40 to 70 whether …

Imaging tool lets scientists look inside brain at nanoscale resolution

Developed by researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine and Harvard University, the imaging method employs an automated tape-collecting …

Neuroscience

Tony Horton shares a circuit to charge up the body and mind too

Ever have one of those days when you pull on your workout gear and you realize you're mentally exhausted?<p>This workout by Tony Horton, the creator of P90X and author of "The Big Pictures: 11 Laws That Will Change Your Life," is perfect for those times: Once you master these moves, you can keep the …

Workouts

It's Naive To Pretend Differences Between Women And Men Are Just Genetics

<i>It's naïve to pretend there are no profound genetic and epigenetic differences between the sexes. Elephant Gun Studios, CC BY-NC</i><p>Gender differences …

Genetics

HD 219134b: Nasa discovers yet another rocky exoplanet, and it's only 21 light years away

Astronomers have discovered the closest rocky planet outside our solar system, which is larger than Earth and a "potential gold mine of science data".<p>…

Cook and Chisel Strength Workout A | Men's Health

<b>Equipment needed:</b> a dumbbell (50 pounds for men and 25 pounds for women are good weights to start, but go as light or as heavy as needed); a box, step, or bench (optional)<p><b>Time:</b> 30 minutes<p><b>Directions</b>: Perform the following exercises in order, doing one at the top of every minute. If you finish your …