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Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Quantum Mechanics

Jane Austen events sweep the UK to commemorate her 200th anniversary

A series of events across the UK celebrating Jane Austen have been announced on the 200th anniversary the writer’s death. Exhibitions, film and sculpture trails and festivals all feature.<p>Austen’s novels, including <i>Pride and Prejudice</i> and <i>Emma</i>, remain enormously popular and are regularly adapted into …

The Strong Force Is What's Holding The Universe Together

Particle physicists might seem like a dry bunch, but they have their fun. Why else would there be such a thing as a "strange quark"? When it comes to …

Physics

Over 100 robots are coming to London for a groundbreaking new exhibition

A major new exhibition at London’s Science Museum will feature over 100 robots, including 12 working models. The exhibition, billed as ‘the most significant collection of human robots ever displayed’, explores 500 years of experimentation and ingenuity.<p>The term ‘robot’ was first used in 1920, but …

Testosterone Rex by Cordelia Fine review – the question of men’s and women’s brains

The psychologist provides more evidence that the inequality of the sexes in society is cultural not natural<p>Cordelia Fine is an optimistic writer. In her two earlier books of popular neuroscience (<i>A Mind of Its Own</i> and <i>Delusions of Gender</i>), the psychologist established a reputation for exemplary …

Something in space is killing off entire galaxies

When we think about the survival of the human race we often focus on making sure our planet stays alive and habitable, but out there in the depths of …

Astrophysics

Moon Rocks Reveal That We Were Very Wrong About The Age of The Moon

It's more ancient than we thought.<p>Thanks to rocks collected during the Apollo 14 mission, researchers say they’ve finally pinpointed the exact age of …

Solar System

Did Amazon Women Once Rule Zihuatanejo?

Spanish explorers first showed up on the beaches of the Mexican fishing village of Cihuatlan in 1522, records show. They scoped the place out, figured it didn't amount to much, tagged <i>ejo</i> (meaning "of little importance") on its name and then sailed away, presumably to look for more important …

Scientists Have Cooled an Object Beyond The Icy Limits of Known Physics

What's cooler than cool?<p>For the first time, physicists have cooled a mechanical object to a temperature colder than previously thought possible, …

Your Appendix Might Serve an Important Biological Function After All

Wait, what?<p>One of the first things you learn about evolution in school is that the human body has a number of 'vestigial' parts - appendix, wisdom …

Biology

'I fell out of bed laughing': writers on their favourite funny book

Nina Stibbe, David Nicholls, Bridget Christie and others reveal the books that made them laugh the most<p>Jonathan Coe: Will satire save us in the age of Trump?<p><b>At Freddie’s</b> <b>by</b> <b>Penelope Fitzgerald</b><p><b>Chosen by David Nicholls</b><p>So many of my early reading memories involve hysterical laughter. There was Adrian …

The Most Detailed View of Black Holes in the Universe Will Blow Your Mind

Stare into the abyss, my friends. The image above features the highest concentration of black holes humans have ever seen. So dense are the merciless …

Climate Change Could Cause Atlantic Ocean Current Collapse

A key Atlantic Ocean current could be more likely to slow drastically because of global warming.<p>The large, looping Atlantic Ocean current that keeps …

Global Warming

Want to Raise Successful Boys? Science Says Do This (but Their Schools Probably Won't)

Students--and especially boys--need hours of physical activity every day. They don't get enough because their schools won't let them.<p>This is a story about successful kids (especially boys), common sense, and research.<p>Most of us spend hours each day sitting at work. Science says it's killing us, and …

Dystopia

Om Puri, actor who starred in Bollywood and Hollywood films, dead at 66

Nominated for a BAFTA for East is East, Puri also appeared in City of Joy, Charlie Wilson's War<p>Veteran Indian Bollywood actor Om Puri died on Friday …

Interchangeable Accessories That'll Add Some Creativity to Your Space

Even if you're sick and tired of staring at the same old décor items filling up your space, it's not always best to immediately show them to the door …

How to Make Yourself Work (When You're Not in the Mood)

How to beat procrastination and get things done even when you don't feel like working.<p>Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they're tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, …

Average People Are Productive, Successful People Are Learners

Too many productivity hacks can be a trap. Here's why.<p><i>This is a post from</i> <i>Michael Simmons</i><i>, co-founder of</i> <i>Empact</i><i>.</i><p><i>With</i> <i>Ian Chew</i><p>Let's face it, we love productivity! As a culture, we have a seemingly unending appetite for viral articles on productivity hacks.<p>And it's no wonder why! Given that we live in a …

Agesilaus II

Agesilaus II (c. 445 – 359 BCE) was a Spartan king who won victories in Anatolia and the Corinthian Wars but who would ultimately bring total defeat …

Ancient History

Ignore Most Productivity Advice: This Is the 1 Thing You Need to Know About Habits

Wake up early? Journal? Meditate? Here's the trouble with these and other oft-recommended habits.<p>If you're looking to increase your productivity, there's no shortage of advice out there. Sir Richard Branson thinks you should wake up at 5am every day. Or maybe try journaling. Others swear by …

100 Ways to Eat Eggs

Eggs take to just about anything you throw at them—or rather, to anything you thrown them <i>in</i>. From crack and splat to whisk and pour, they're your best friend in the kitchen from high noon to night. There are very few other ingredients that are so versatile, that can be cooked in so many different …

Breakfast

9 Surprisingly Simple Ways To Get People To Respond To Your Email

We get an average of 120 emails every day. Here’s how to make your messages stand out and actually get a response.<p>Emails are so easy to send, but they’re also easy to ignore. With more than 120 messages landing in the average office worker’s inbox each day, making sure yours gets read and gets a …

7 Irresistible Recipes for Protein and Energy Balls

Eating Bird Food<p>Superfood Energy Balls<p>It takes just 10 minutes, start to finish, to prepare a batch of Eating Bird Food's ridiculously nutritious …

Healthy Eating

10 Project & Task Management Tools To Try

a<p>If you find it difficult to manage your team and projects or find difficulty in keeping them at top productivity levels, then a project management …

10 Surprising Productivity Hacks That Will Blow Your Mind (and Help You)

As we move into spring and the weather finally starts to come around, it’s easy to get distracted from work. But before the slow summer hits, spring can be very busy for some businesses, which is why you need to rev up your productivity life hack search. Luckily, we looked far and wide for some of …

Time Management

15 daily habits that are easy to practice and can significantly improve your life

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person.<p>The best part is, each one takes only about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our favorites:

Dentistry

7 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Day

Source: Kiselev Andrey Valerevich/Shutterstock<p>When you're grinding it out at work—whether at home or in an office—it's easy to fall into the trap of …

Organization Tips You’ll Wish You Thought of Sooner!

Get your new year off to a great start with these organization tips!#1 – Establish a toy “jail”A toy jail is a place where bad little toys go and …

Productivity

When Procrastination Helps Your Productivity

In some cases, putting off your work is one of the best things you can do for your productivity. But not all the time. Learn the difference.<p>Although procrastination is considered a bad word, there are times when procrastinating can make you more productive. When making presentations, I almost …

Procrastination