Therese Padilla

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7 Things You Tell People Without Saying a Word

What you're unintentionally telling people about yourself might shock you.<p>I shared an infographic recently that has really had me thinking about the impressions we make on others. Have you ever gotten the cold shoulder and wondered might you might have done to deserve it? Or been passed over for …

Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.<p>There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is …

NASA's Gorgeous Timelapse of the Mercury Transit Will Make You Feel So Small

If a whole planet is just a tiny black dot, what does that make us?<p>Yesterday, Mercury's orbit passed in front of the sun for the first time since 2012 and the last time until 2019. Obviously, staring at the sun to watch this happen is not a great idea unless you are taking great pains to do it …

Oldest known axe discovered in Australia, claim researchers

Small fragment found in cave believed to date from a tool created up to 49,000 years ago<p>It is about the size of a thumbnail and might look like any old piece of rock, but scientists say it is a fragment of the oldest axe ever discovered, created up to 49,000 years ago.<p>Found in Australia, it further …

How Ancient Religion Got You High

Earlier this year a small group of self-designated nuns in California known as the Sisters of the Valley were embroiled in a legal battle over their …

Religion

“The evidence is pretty incontrovertible that he doesn’t exist”: Stephen Colbert’s favorite scientist on the universe, naturalism and finding meaning without God

<b>Sean Carroll on "The Colbert Report." (Comedy Central)</b><p>Sean Carroll excels at explaining complex science to regular people — including those who don’t believe<p>Phil Torres<p>May 8, 2016 6:00pm (UTC)<p>More than two decades ago, the renowned astronomer Carl Sagan wrote that “We live in a society exquisitely …

13 Things That Will Make You Much Happier

It's no secret that we're obsessed with happiness. After all, the "pursuit of happiness" is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But happiness is fleeting. How can we find it and keep it alive?<p>Psychologists at the University of California have discovered some fascinating things about …

Whales are starving – their stomachs full of our plastic waste | Philip Hoare

Thirteen sperm whales stranded on the German coast had ingested huge amounts of plastic. They are symbolic of our shocking disregard for marine life<p>In January, 29 sperm whales stranded on shores around the North Sea. The results of the necropsies (the animal equivalent of autopsies) of 13 of those …

Whales

Soviet sci-fi: The future that never came

In a house that eerily recalls the aesthetic of <i>Her</i><i>—</i>modernist on the outside, studiedly rustic and artisanal on the inside—a young woman agonizes over …

Arctic Sea Ice Hits Another Terrifying Milestone

Another day, another scientific analysis revealing our unstoppable impact on planet Earth. Arctic sea ice coverage peaked at 5.607 million square …

The Arctic

With Hong Kong booksellers silenced, China now goes after exiled dissidents

By Simon Denyer<p>Simon Denyer<p>Tokyo bureau chief covering Japan, North Korea and South Korea.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>No matter whether you are in New York, rural Germany or Hong Kong, you’d better think twice before criticizing Chinese President Xi Jinping.<p>In the past few days, Chinese dissidents in the …

Hong Kong

In Mexico, Women Are Protesting a Wave of Brutal Murders with Performance

A spate of homicides targeting female victims has swept some parts of Mexico, but a new generation of women are using creative ways to combat the scourge of violence.<p>"Help me, help me," screams a stout but strong elderly woman standing on the banks of a garbage-filled canal in Chimalhuacan, Mexico. …

Feminism

Google’s AI won the game Go by defying millennia of basic human instinct

Lee Sedol had seen all the tricks. He knew all the moves. As one of the world’s best and most experienced players of the complex board game Go, it was difficult to surprise him. But halfway through his first match against AlphaGo, the artificially intelligent player developed by Google DeepMind, …

Critical thinking suppressed in brains of people who believe in the supernatural

The opposition between religious beliefs and scientific evidence can be explained by difference in brain structures and cognitive activity. …

Never Forget: Russell Frederick’s Photographs of Proud Black Brooklyn

The photographer Russell Frederick began documenting life in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant 17 years ago.<p>His beautiful, sometimes moving, sometimes …

Black Panther

BBC Radio 4 - Seriously... - Seriously... - Is Mindfulness Meditation Dangerous?

Is Mindfulness Meditation Dangerous?<p>For a new series of Out of the Ordinary, Jolyon Jenkins investigates whether meditation can do you more harm than good. What has he discovered?<p>Are you sitting comfortably? Close your eyes. Take a few moments to settle down. When you are ready, pay attention to …

The Google Brain Is Killing It at This Game

OK, it’s not looking great for humans in the current who-can-play-board-games-better contest.<p>On Thursday Google’s DeepMind AlphaGo racked up a second …

Why do Americans still believe bad science that suggests “fat” means “unhealthy”?

Americans have some truly wrong-headed ideas about what healthy bodies look like.<p>In February, model Ashley Graham became the first plus-size model to land the cover of Sports Illustrated’s annual Swimsuit issue. The backlash against the 5’9, size 14 model was swift. As usual, the objections …

NASA's Scott Kelly Grew 2 Inches: The Body After a Year in Space

Health news<p>After living for nearly a year aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is two inches taller than his identical twin brother Mark.<p>One of the main goals of his groundbreaking mission is to study how well humans can endure — mind, body and spirit — on a …

Space Science

The Last Man on The Moon (Seriously!) Critiques The Martian – and Discusses a New Documentary Based on His Life

When it comes to sci-fi movies, Gene Cernan, 81, isn’t a big fan. After all, the guy hasn’t even gotten around to watching Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 …

Fast radio bursts: Scientists finally pinpoint the source of the universe’s most mysterious message

Scientists have found the source of the universe’s most mysterious message, tracing it to two colliding stars far away from us.<p>Scientists have been …

40 out-of-this-world photos from Scott Kelly's year in space

Some people dream of living in Paris for a year or even just a few months abroad. How does a year in space sound?<p>When NASA astronaut Scott Kelly …

These two ISIS battles could change everything in the Middle East

But not to those who marked the 562nd anniversary of the conquest of Istanbul by the Ottoman Turks last May.<p>Hundreds of thousands reportedly gathered in a field outside the city where a parade of jets painted the sky with red and white smoke—the colors of the Turkish flag.<p>Bands played, flags flew, …

US, Russia-brokered cease-fire goes into effect across Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — A cease-fire brokered by the United States and Russia went into effect across Syria on Saturday, marking the biggest international push …

For the Love of Cats, in pictures - Telegraph

Funny Pictures – February 14, 2016

For the Mormon on a budget, this February 14th….<p>Looks like a love-hate relationship.<p>Oh, well don’t mind if I do then.<p>“Damn it!”<p>A HUMAN!<p>How to …

24 Batshit Insane Facts About Australia

Our former prime minister drowned so we named a pool after him.<p>[Note: An earlier version of this post left out the word 'inhabited']

Australia

A painter transforms sex into works of art, after leaving his day job

Side Hustle<p>After clocking out at work, a painter transforms sex into works of art.<p>Side Hustle<p>After clocking out at work, a painter transforms sex …

Pee-wee star Paul Reubens blows the lid off Hollywood's biggest secret: digital retouching of actors

And if it looks like Pee-wee hasn't aged since 1988's "Big Top Pee-wee," Reubens is the first to admit that a lot of digital wizardry has gone into making the character look great for his comeback.<p>The digital retouching of actors' faces and bodies so they look pristine in high definition has been …

Paul Reubens