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Inside A Doctor's Mind At The End Of His Life

Dr. Paul Kalanithi was preparing to wrap up his medical residency in neurosurgery when, in 2013, a CT scan revealed tumors throughout his body. He had stage 4 lung cancer.<p>In his last two years of life, he continued caring for patients. He and his wife became parents. And Kalanithi, a gifted writer, …

Medicine

7 counterintuitive secrets to being insanely productive

In fact, there are plenty of proven strategies for getting more done while staying happy and healthy.<p>To find out what those strategies are, we checked out the Quora thread "What is the secret to insane productivity?" as well as some other research, and picked out our favorite techniques.<p>Quora user …

39 Organizing Ideas That Will Actually Make Your Home Look Spotless

Who else is <i>so</i> ready for a blank slate? It's a new year, which means it's time to say goodbye to any chaotic or messy spaces and take on some killer organizing habits - ones that will leave you with a spotless, gleaming home. Looking for some ideas to get you started? Here are some brilliant …

LA's Gas Leak Is a Global Disaster

One of the worst environmental disasters of the decade is currently underway in a quiet community 25 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Putrid, …

Fossil Fuels

This is what the entire universe looks like in one image

The universe is so vast it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like crammed into one field of view.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi …

Bedroom Organization Tricks

If your bedroom is small or large, these organizing ideas will help you keep everything in its place, leaving you a calm and tranquil space to relax in.<p>The space under your bed can be put to sensible use with these bins, made by attaching casters to a wooden box, a drawer from a chest, or a wine …

Black hole witnessed for the first time annihilating star over just weeks - Science News - ABC News

Astronomers have witnessed for the first time a star the size of our Sun being completely ripped apart and destroyed by a supermassive black hole.<p>The …

Black Holes

The psychological benefits of gratitude closely mirror those of meditation

Recently, I was watching television with my son when an ad came on for a cell phone company. The tagline for the ad said, “Get ready for Thanksgetting.”<p>“Wow.” My 17-year-old looked at me in disbelief. “It kind of seems like they are missing the point.”<p>I still am not entirely sure how we were …

Mindfulness

Why No One Will Implement the Best Solution to Economic Stagnation

The other day, something remarkable happened. One of the most beloved brands in the world attributed its poor results not to competition, innovation, or talent…but to flat incomes. The average person, Hershey said, was simply too poor to keep buying its products, and so allow the company to …

7 Ways Clutter Is Ruining Your Life

Clutter overloads your senses, just like multitasking overloads your brain. Here are all the ways a messy space can affect your life.<p>Take a quick glance around your workspace: Do you see piles of papers on your desk? Supplies you haven’t yet put away? An overflowing trash can? This clutter adds up …

Inequality isn't just unfair — it's making people sick

Inequality has become a popular topic over the past decade. In books like <i>Capital in the Twenty-First Century</i> and <i>Inequality and Instability,</i> economists have warned that the growing income gap is spinning us back to strict 19th-century-style social hierarchies, where elites dominate everybody else, …

Civil Service

The Earliest and Faintest Galaxies in the Universe

<i>A new research observation by an international team of astrophysicists using the Hubble Space Telescope has led to the discovery of the largest sample of the faintest, smallest, and earliest known galaxies in the Universe.</i><p>Gravitational lensing is an awesome natural phenomena that allows us to study …

More than one in three temples are expected to close over the next 25 years as religion faces an ‘existential crisis’<p>Perched on a hilltop and surrounded by mountain forests ablaze in autumn reds and yellows, Kaigenji is a picture postcard image of old Japan. The stone steps leading to the entrance …

Japan

Astronomers have spotted something in space that looks like it could have been made by aliens

"Aliens should always be the very last hypothesis you consider, but this looked like something you would expect an alien civilisation to build," Jason Wright, an astronomer from Penn State University in the US, told The Atlantic.<p>The star, KIC 8462852, is located about 1,500 light-years away between …

9 tricks to motivate yourself to reach your goals

Maybe your boss has set a due date for a project report or your personal trainer is shouting at you while you power through push-ups.<p>But sometimes motivation needs to come from within. Your boss won't always be hovering over you asking for status updates on your project report — you have to make …

Adventure Travel

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Editors' Picks<p>It’s hot out there.<p>30 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Skincare<p>It's time to look past the gender binary labels, bro.<p>By Adam Hurly15 hours …

Lifestyle

The Amount of Water You Actually Need Per Day

Eight, 8 oz. glasses of water a day: it’s a rule that’s been burned into our brains for years as the ideal amount of fluid to drink each day. Yet no …

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Ecology

How Los Angeles' homeless crisis got so bad

So how did L.A.'s homeless problem get so bad?<p>That's a question many are asking as Los Angeles elected leaders on Tuesday said they would declare a "state of emergency" on the growing homelessness problem and commit $100 million toward housing and other services for homeless people.<p>Here are some …

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make Your Brain Works Smarter And Faster

All parts of our body age. And our brain does too. We’ve all witnessed the natural deterioration of brain functions in older relatives. …

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

This incredible fact should get you psyched about solar power

In a single hour, the amount of power from the sun that strikes the Earth is more than the entire world consumes in an year.<p>To put that in numbers, from the US Department of Energy:<p><b>Each hour 430 quintillion Joules of energy from the sun hits the Earth</b>. That's 430 with 18 zeroes after it!<p>In …

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The end is nigh: Robots are learning how to build better clones of themselves

In just about every dystopian film where robots have taken over, they’ve gotten to their dominance over humanity by being able to self-replicate and get better with each new model. Once they’ve become self-aware, they use their superior machine intelligence to make, faster, better, stronger …

Will these Alaska villagers be America's first climate change refugees?

Scientists estimate that due to climate change, the village of Kivalina, in northwestern Alaska, will be underwater by the year 2025.<p>In 2008, the Inupiat village sued 24 of the world's biggest fossil fuel companies for damages. In 2013, the Supreme Court refused to hear the case and the village has …

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …