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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. …

Quotes From Socrates That Are Full Of Wisdom

Socrates. A Greek philosopher. An enigmatic genius. A genius who gave a whole new norm to the Western philosophy. The standard set by him, his …

What scientists found deep inside a cave challenges ideas of human evolution

Elliot Ross/National Geographic<p>Deep inside the Rising Star cave system, 30 miles northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa, there's a hidden chamber …

New General Relativity Area law theory suggests time runs backward inside a blackhole

Black holes are known to have many strange properties, such as that they allow nothing—not even light—to escape after falling in. A lesser known but …

The accidental cure for cancer

When he began his research 10 years ago he was an expert in the proteins involved in blood clotting and his field was cardiac research.<p>Next week …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Scientists have figured out a new way to use coffee grounds to save the Earth

That's the word from a paper published in the journal Nanotechnology, in which researchers from the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea have figured out a way to soak and heat used coffee grounds, turning them into the grittiest, most delicious methane storage source …

15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness | Inc.com

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move …

Self-help

This is what 365 days without a vacation does to your health

If you live in the US, the odds are high that you haven’t taken a vacation this year (or last year, for that matter).<p>Before enduring another year without an official getaway, either because of work commitments or an otherwise hectic routine, consider the following: A growing body of literature …

Mental Health

It Takes 26 Fundamental Constants To Give Us Our Universe, But They Still Don't Give Everything

When we think about our Universe at a fundamental level, we think about all the particles in it and all the forces and interactions that occur between them. If you can describe those forces, interactions and particle properties, you have everything you need to reproduce our Universe, or at least a …

Physics

These 2 editing strategies help cure my blindness to dumb writing mistakes

My least favorite part about writing is how blind I can get.<p>The more time I spend with a piece, the harder it is to see the words with fresh eyes. I miss mistakes that would be obvious to anyone — except me.<p>The psychological research on concentration suggests so-called "disfluency" promotes deeper …

Time-traveling photons connect general relativity to quantum mechanics

Scientists have simulated time travel by using particles of light acting as quantum particles sent away and then brought back to their original …

They Say The Secret To Your Personality Is The Length Of This Finger. Mine's Eerily True!

<i>By Cassandra Lewis, writer at LittleThings.com</i><p>It seems like every time I turn around, science announces some bizarre, and often unpleasant, discovery.<p>But for the first time in a long while, science has brought forth findings that are not only pleasant, they're downright fun.<p>According to recent …

New Pyramid Found on Mars Joins a Growing List

A photo taken by the Mars Curiosity Rover in May 2015 shows what appears to be a small pyramid on the planet’s surface. This isn’t the first pyramid …

A Dog's Purpose According To A 6 Year Old

Can Mars One colonise the red planet?

When Nasa’s first rover set down on the surface of Mars in 1997, its streamed colour images caused an early internet sensation. After centuries of dreaming, here we were, at eye level to our closest potentially habitable neighbour, and the sight was as bleakly majestic as we could have imagined: a …

Mars

Quantum Physics' Wave-Particle Duality Enigma Bleeds Into the Classical World

New experiments demonstrate one of the defining oddities of quantum mechanics scaling up to the size of atoms.<p>A group of Australian physicists has demonstrated for the first time that even atoms, relatively massive particles hundreds of million times larger than electrons (allowing for electrons to …

The 10 Biggest Food Lies That Are Keeping Us Fat and Sick

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

Breakthrough for electric cars: Supercapacitors from miracle substance graphene charges batteries in 4 minutes

The problem of limited range has been an important factor curbing the wide-spread adoption of electric cars. But scientists in South Korea have …

46 Mind-Blowing Quotes By Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844 – 1900) was a German philosopher. In his brilliant but relatively brief career, he published numerous major works …

Seeding the Cosmos! Massive Supernova Event from Merging White Dwarfs or a Single Star?

Using archival data from the Japan-led Suzaku X-ray satellite, astronomers have determined the pre-explosion mass of a white dwarf star that blew up …

“Completely implausible”—a controversial paper exists, but so do black holes

A researcher stands by her arguments against black holes; other scientists are skeptical.<p>There once was a time when the existence of black holes was …

The 18 Biggest Unsolved Mysteries in Physics

1 of 19<p>Introduction<p>In 1900, the British physicist Lord Kelvin is said to have pronounced: "There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All …