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11 Psychological Tricks to Manipulate People, Ranked in Order of Pure Evilness

Some of these tactics are legit. Others might work, but you'd need a shower afterward. Here they are, ranked from least to most evil.

100 years on, is this Einstein’s greatest gift to human understanding?

History may judge 2015 as the year when mankind opened up a completely new window on the universe, exactly a century after Albert Einstein laid the scientific foundations for it. The excitement concerns the possibility of detecting one of nature’s most elusive phenomena – gravitational waves – …

Physics

Women Scientists Are Mocking #HackAHairdryer To Shut Down Sexist Stereotypes

"I don't own a hairdryer. I guess that's the end of my career in science."<p>IBM's project asked women to "give a hair dryer a fresh new use", take a video of the work, and share it on social media. The project was an attempt by the tech company to "dismantle the stigma in tech" and to be inclusive of …

Social Media

Roald Dahl's greatest philosophical quotes ever

Everything we ever needed to know about how to live our lives is most likely to be found in a Roald Dahl book. Not only did Dahl create some of children’s literature’s most unforgettable characters in tales that transcend the generations, what is perhaps most captivating about his work is that, …

Books

An 80-Year-Old Prank Revealed, Hiding in the Periodic Table!

You wouldn’t know it, because it’s hiding down there at the bottom of the periodic table of elements, but it’s a prank—something a five-year-old might do—and the guy who did it was one of the greatest chemists in America. It’s pure silliness, staring right at you, right where I’ve drawn my circle, …

Periodic Table

The inventor of 5-Hour Energy drinks is investing 99% of his fortune to fix the world

For legions of truck drivers, employees chasing deadlines, and students burning the midnight oil, Manoj Bhargava’s best-selling invention, 5-hour ENERGY drink, has already been a lifesaver.<p>Since launching the caffeine-based power-drink in 2004, Bhargava, 62, has quietly amassed a $4 billion …

Blogger Jordan Younger reveals how extreme 'clean eating' almost killed her

Jordan Younger, who shared plant-based recipes as the popular blogger The Blonde Vegan, broke ranks with her 70,000 followers in June 2014 with a post entitled “Why I’m Transitioning Away from Veganism.”<p>As the post went viral, her site crashed. She lost 1,000 readers and even received death threats.<p>…

Study Finds Surprising Effect of Victoria’s Secret Perfume

Wearers of a particular Victoria’s Secret fragrance might be getting an added benefit beyond just a nice scent.<p>According to a new study by researchers at New Mexico State University, Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Eau de Parfum performs better than some commercially sold mosquito repellents.<p>Photo …

Astronomers saw a black hole wake up after 26 years and do something extremely violent

Such events are very rare, but astronomers managed to record incredible footage of the aftermath this summer.<p>The black hole is part of star system called V404 Cygni. The black hole is about 12 times more massive than the sun and is nearly 46 quadrillion miles away from Earth. Over at least the last …

18 Secrets About Being An Astronaut That NASA Won't Tell You

"It's like seven people in a camper van with a porta-potty for two weeks."

Did the Kepler telescope just find the first signs of alien life?

A recent paper published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society describes a star more than 1,400 light years away that dims and glows in a strange flickering pattern. A number of theories have been suggested to explain why this might be happening, but one of them has gained outsized …

Jim Carrey leads mourners at funeral of his ex-girlfriend Cathriona White

Hollywood star Jim Carrey joined family and friends of his former girlfriend Cathriona White in the Irish village of Cappawhite, where she was buried after being found dead in a house in California in September<p>The Hollywood star Jim Carrey led the mourners at the funeral of his former girlfriend in …

California

Obama apologizes to head of Doctors Without Borders for strike on hospital

President Obama apologized to Doctors Without Borders on Wednesday for an airstrike that killed 12 aid workers and 10 patients in Afghanistan, even as the White House withheld U.S. support for an international inquiry the relief group says is needed to investigate an attack that may qualify as a …