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12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

Research says the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits.<p>The way to make sure we cultivate the new behavior is to reward ourselves. With motivation, we repeat the action again and again until it becomes ingrained.<p>How you go …

Self-improvement

Making contact with alien worlds could make us care more about our own

Stephen Hawking launches $100m search for alien life beyond solar system<p>Read more<p>The scientific search for extraterrestrial civilisations has languished for more than a decade, as the hunt for habitable planets and simpler forms of life has thrived. Nasa’s stunningly successful Kepler mission has …

Universe

Nationwide Crime Spike Has Law Enforcement Retooling Its Approach

Crime in America may be on the rise again. It's too early to talk about a national trend, but there have been troubling spikes in shootings and murders in big cities such as New York, Baltimore and Los Angeles.<p>Until recently, crime decreased steadily for two decades, and the national murder rate is …

Yemeni militiamen say captured two Iranian officers in Aden | Reuters

ADEN (Reuters) - Local militiamen in the Yemeni city of Aden said they captured two Iranian military officers advising Houthi rebels during fighting on Friday evening.<p>Tehran has denied providing military support for Houthi fighters, whose advances have drawn air strikes by a regional coalition led …

Finding The First Signs Of Alien Life, And Why NASA Thinks It's Coming Soon

When we think of alien life, images of little green men, Martians, or perhaps even spaceships carrying them to Earth are the first things that come to mind. Yet when you think about life on Earth, how it arose, and how it came to be the way it is today, you’ve got to recognize that the evidence of …

Paranormal

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Next Space Station mission actually full of Jedi

There has been an awakening at NASA. Have you felt it?<p>The space agency, previously known as a haven for <i>Star Trek</i> fans, showed itself to be pretty …

Space Exploration

Why Nasa’s Europa mission has people excited

Europa is a tantalising place orbiting the giant planet of Jupiter. Extraordinary images from the twin Voyager spacecraft in 1979 showed that Europa’s surface was cracked in places, with what looked like ice floes in others.<p>This sparked the possibility that beneath that icy crust could be an ocean. …

Astronomy

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Dark Matter

Sony execs used old BlackBerrys found in a basement after getting hacked

With its computer systems crippled worldwide, Sony executives did what any of us would do: turn to simpler technologies to get them moving again. According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>and <i>The New York Times</i>, that tech included notepads, a manual paycheck machine, and also a stash of BlackBerrys found …

Excavation uncovers secret underground Nazi WMD factory

Suspiciously high radiation levels around the Austrian town of St. Georgen an der Gusen had long fueled theories that there was a buried bunker nearby where Nazis had tested nuclear weapons during WWII.<p>Those suspicions came one step closer to being confirmed last week after the opening of a 75-acre …

What U.S. Intelligence Predicted the World Would Look Like in 2015

Shortly before 9/11, officials foresaw a fundamental shift in the nature of power.<p>Nine months before the September 11 attacks—and just days after the Supreme Court halted the Florida recount, handing the presidency to George W. Bush—U.S. intelligence officials published an 85-page prediction for …

Peru to take legal action over Greenpeace stunt at ancient Nazca lines

Peru will seek criminal charges against Greenpeace activists who it says damaged the world-renowned Nazca lines by leaving footprints in the adjacent desert during a publicity stunt.<p>“It’s a true slap in the face at everything Peruvians consider sacred,” said Luis Jaime Castillo, the deputy culture …

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DEA: Cartels Are Now Smuggling US Weed Into Mexico

DEA spokesman Lawrence Payne told U.S News that traffickers working in the U.S. are stealing marijuana that's much higher quality and more expensive than pot that isn't grown legally.<p>Marijuana legalization advocates have argued that legalizing the drug in the U.S. would stop the illegal flow of …

Barack Obama: 'We are and always will be a nation of immigrants'

Barack Obama used a heartfelt televised address to the nation on Thursday to explain his decision to enact sweeping immigration reforms that will shield from deportation almost five million people currently living in the country illegally.<p>In an emotional broadcast from the White House, the …

Here's How US Fighter Pilots Learn To Survive Under Inhuman Levels Of G-Force

That's why fighter pilots-in-training have to spend some time in a centrifuge to prove they can handle the pressure.<p>"Essentially, you are placed in a chamber that is on the end of a long arm that spins around the room — the faster it spins, the more G-forces you feel on your body," Jack Stewart, an …

15 best strategy games for Android

Strategy is among the oldest game types in human history. Whether it’s chess, board games, or even some card games, we’ve been playing strategy games since long before there was ever a computer. Strategy games have come a long way, but the basic premise of using your brain to beat your opponents …

Airstrikes In Syria Are Angering People The US Needs To Win Over

Instead it would build up moderate rebels to the point where, with American help, they could take on both IS and, eventually, Mr Assad's forces. Five Sunni Arab states joined the air campaign in Syria, where Western friends declined to go. Across the border in Iraq, a new prime minister was …

Speedrunner lops one minute off Shovel Knight's world record time

There's a new world record for the fastest game of <i>Shovel Knight</i> ever played, and it beats the old mark by nearly a minute.<p>The owner of the new mark is BustahWuff, and his run of 48 minutes, 35 seconds came in the "any percentage" category, meaning he simply had to finish the sidescrolling …

Bacteria in space could help create new vaccines - CNN.com

One challenge for astronauts is keeping well nourished and free of infection, especially on long-duration manned missions.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Staying healthy in space<p>Life support<p>Breeding bacteria<p>Spirulina<p>Super germs<p>Space Salmonella<p>Super food?<p><i>Editor's note: Since originally publishing this story, we have</i> …

NASA images reveal shocking scale of Aral Sea disaster

A series of NASA satellite images has revealed the shocking decline of water levels in the Aral Sea, a massive environmental disaster dubbed “the quiet Chernobyl.”<p>NASA’s Terra satellite began capturing the images in 2000, when the vast central Asian lake known as the Aral Sea was already a fraction …

2015 Hennessey Supercharged Mustang

The 435 hp of the standard 2015 Mustang GT is nothing to scoff at, but if you're looking to run with the Corvettes and Hellcats of the world, it's …

The 'Extremely Deep Hidden Theme' of Borderlands

Cat herding, world building, and Robocop: Gearbox's Matt Armstrong outlines the origins of Borderlands’ massive universe.<p>When IGN interviewed …

The Russian Navy Is Aiming To Be Much Larger Than The US Navy

Both countries had been on nearly equal footing with nearly 300 warships before Russia moved ahead of the US with the seizure of 51 Ukrainian vessels after invading the Crimean peninsula in March, Kyiv Post reported.<p>The new ones, planned for use by 2020 at a second Russian base on the Black Sea, …

Hidden Monuments Under Stonehenge Revealed by High-Tech Mapping

Underground images show a large complex of monuments and buildings used in rituals dating back thousands of years.<p><b>An astonishing complex of ancient monuments, buildings, and barrows has lain hidden and unsuspected beneath the Stonehenge area for thousands of years. Scientists discovered the site</b> …

Can We Hack Our Vision To See Infrared With The Naked Eye?

A team of biohackers is attempting to modify the human sensory spectrum.<p>“Can you imagine a color you’ve never seen?” Jeffrey Tibbetts asks, looking directly into the Skype camera. We would like to think that we can, of course, that our imaginations are limitless. But the answer, no matter how much …

Russian PM: We're Not Scared Of Western Sanctions

Medvedev also suggested that Western sanctions would not make the Kremlin change its course, adding that Russians -- like the Chinese -- would simply pull together in the face of new punitive measures.<p>The European Union is expected on Monday to consider new sanctions against Russia, in a further …