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11 Signs That You Might Be Experiencing High-Functioning Depression (Yes, It's A Real Thing) –

If I were to ask you to picture and describe a depressed person, what would you envision?<p>Someone having trouble getting out of bed every day? Someone …

Self-confidence

A Giant Neuron Has Been Found Wrapped Around The Entire Circumference of The Brain

This could be where consciousness forms.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected a giant neuron wrapped around the entire circumference of a …

Is mushroom coffee the next superfood trend?

Forget golden lattes and enhanced waters. Mushroom coffee could be the next superfood drink, according to Four Sigmatic, the Finnish company that produces mushroom-infused products like coffee, elixirs, blends, and hot cocoa mixes.<p>The fungi-focused brand’s goal is simple: Make it even easier for …

Meet the Genius Street Photographer You've Never Heard Of

Untitled<br>Charalampos Kydonakis<p>1 of 23<p>I had a great uncle Frank “Yaki” Yakimovich whom I met only once at a family reunion in 1982. He was what you …

Street Photography

How to Bake the Chocolate Chip Cookie of Your Dreams

If you’ve ever scanned the offerings on a packed school bake-sale table you’ll know one thing: Not all chocolate chip cookies are created …

Opinion: The big reason women drop out of engineering isn’t in class

The number of women enrolling in engineering school has increased steadily over the past four decades but the number of women working as engineers …

womenstudents

The Beautiful Chaos of Crashing Waves

Australian photographer Luke Shadbolt has traveled the world chasing waves.<p>For the past five years, Shadbolt has been shooting surf and underwater …

Rio De Janeiro

17 Essential Skills You Must Have to Succeed

To accomplish anything requires a certain skill set--and some of those skills apply to any endeavor. Here are 17 basic skills you should have if you want to be successful.<p>Knowing how to do things, being self-reliant and confident, are key to a productive, effective, and successful life.<p>But to get …

personaldevelopment

The 3 Big Technologies To Watch Over The Next Decade -- Genomics, Nanotechnology and Robotics

Many people take it as an article of faith that technology is changing the world, but in his new book, <i>The Rise and Fall of American Growth</i>, economist Robert Gordon says otherwise. He points out—accurately—that productivity, which surged between 1920 and 1970, has stalled since then and is likely to …

Nanotech

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

Scientists are getting ready to make a huge announcement that would uphold a 100-year-old prediction by Einstein — here's how to watch live

Click here to learn more.<p>A team of scientists from Caltech, MIT, and the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) Scientific Collaboration will convene in Washington, DC for an "update" on their efforts to detect a cosmic phenomenon called gravitational waves.<p>This modest "update," …

Armenian Illustrator Completes His Cut-Out Dresses With Everyday Objects

Armenian fashion illustrator Edgar Artis uses stylized paper cut outs and everyday objects to create beautiful dresses. His creative fashion sketches …

This technology is quietly changing everything from smartphones to cars to virtual reality

Project Tango, like similar efforts from Microsoft, Apple, and Intel, is trying to give smartphones and other devices the ability to perceive depth and space the way humans do.<p>That sounds nerdy, but the potential effects of the shift towards depth perception are profound: Get ready for apps that …

Harry Potter Fans Will Freak Out Over These Butterbeer Cupcakes

<i>The following post was originally featured on Sugar and Soul and written by Rebecca Hubbell, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Food.</i><p>These <b>Harry Potter Butterbeer Cupcakes</b> will cast a spell on your taste buds and leave you in a state of geeky bliss!<p>It's that time of year again! Every December Matt and I …

Engineers demo first processor that uses light for ultrafast communications

Engineers have successfully married electrons and photons within a single-chip microprocessor, a landmark development that opens the door to …

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This trick from a famous physicist can help you learn anything faster

Feynman was not yet the famous physicist he would soon become (as his biographer James Gleick put it, "His Feynman aura...was still strictly local"), so he took his preparation seriously.<p>Feynman drove up to MIT, a campus familiar from his undergraduate years, and a place "where he could be alone." …

16 Gorgeous Poems That Can Help You Cope With Your Depression

"I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul."

This Hypnotic Video of a Snake Race Tells Us Something About Physics

In this video, snakes are forced to slither between two boards. The boards are placed successively closer together until the poor snake is wriggling. …

The 18 Best Fiction Books Of 2015

Don't sleep on these bad boys.<p>In 2015, we were overwhelmed by the thoroughly kickass roster of new books on offer. We tore through some, and others we savored slowly. A few disappointed us, while many more thrilled us unexpectedly. Sci-fi, memoir, magical realism, short fiction, very (very) long …

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, …

Scientists get first glimpse of black hole eating star, ejecting high-speed flare

An international team of astrophysicists led by a Johns Hopkins University scientist has for the first time witnessed a black hole swallowing a star …

Black hole captured eating a star then vomiting it back out by scientists

Astronomers have captured a black hole eating a star and then sicking a bit of it back up for the first time ever.<p>The scientists tracked a star about …

How to power through a day when you didn't get any sleep the night before

Lack of sleep can cause anxiety and irritability and affect your ability to retain information, all impairing your productivity.<p>But as all busy entrepreneurs know, sometimes getting a full night of shut-eye just isn't possible, leaving you with no choice but to try to power through the day on …

Black widow spider web gives up DNA secrets

<b>Spiders can be identified from the DNA they leave on webs, say US scientists.</b><p>Analysis of genetic material stuck to spiders webs also reveals what they have eaten weeks after catching their prey.<p>The research may have future uses in monitoring endangered species or tracking down spider pests, experts …

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books

Sensory illusions can make cells 'self destruct'

Sensory illusions -- like magic tricks -- work by taking advantage of the brain's assumptions, essentially forcing us to overlook sleight of hand or …

University of California

The 50 (New) Healthiest Foods of All Time—With Recipes

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Ancient History

10 Memorable Thanksgiving Day Desserts

There's a reason people always save room for dessert: it's usually the most memorable part of the meal. This year, ditch the plain ole pumpkin pie for some sweets with a little more pizazz.<p><b>1. Double Chocolate Pavlova with Mascarpone Cream and Raspberries</b><p>A pavlova is a cake-shaped meringue with a …