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A large new study has found a link between sugar and mood disorders

The thought of a cupcake, skillfully frosted with fluffy vanilla icing, may put a smile on your face, but research suggests that, in the long term, a …

Astronomers Might Have Just Captured The First Ever Photo of a Black Hole's Event Horizon

Now we wait to see it.<p>Scientists around the world have spent five sleepless nights staring into the abyss, and are hoping they've been rewarded with …

Black Holes

Nightmares can be a warning sign of more serious mental problems

New research has found that frequent nightmares increase the risk for suicide.<p>The study, published in the peer-reviewed open access journal <i>Scientific</i> …

Mental Health

From wormholes to time travel: Black holes are even stranger than you can imagine

Alister Graham, <i>Swinburne University of Technology</i><p>Our love of black holes continues to grow as our knowledge of these celestial bodies expands. The …

Fruit fly 'growth spurt' shares molecule with cancer cells - Futurity

"We found that the same molecule implicated in human cancers is also produced by fruit flies during their larval stage," says Jason M. Tennessen.

Even the Editor of Facebook's Mood Study Thought It Was Creepy

"It's ethically okay from the regulations perspective, but ethics are kind of social decisions."<p><i>Updated, Sunday, 6/29, 9:54 p.m. Eastern.</i><p>Catching a glimpse of the puppet masters who play with the data trails we leave online is always disorienting. And yet there's something new-level creepy about a …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Scientists Capture Cosmic Explosion from 12.1B Years Ago, Right After the Big Bang

All photographs show a moment that is already gone, but the image you see above is unlike any other, because, while recently captured, it shows a …

13 Accidental Inventions That Changed The World

Necessity isn't always the mother of invention.<p>Lots of the things we rely on to cure our diseases, cook our meals, and sweeten our days weren't deliberately designed. Instead, they were a happy accident.<p>Read on to see how society-shaping inventions — from Coca-Cola to penicillin and the microwave …

Inventions

Is Emotion Really The Enemy Of Reason?

If you let emotion guide your decisions, are you setting yourself up to fail? The answer depends largely on one key thing.<p>A great leader makes great decisions, and for much of human history, great decisions were thought to be made with cold logic. The idea that emotion was the enemy of reason …

Psychology

Scientist Related to Killers Learns He Has a Psychopath's Brain

James Fallon admits he has a lot in common with serial killer Ted Bundy and Columbine assassin Eric Harris. He is aggressive, lacks empathy and is a …

Neurology

Photographing a Destroyed Home Diorama Using Dollhouse Supplies

For the photo above, titled “Dead Little Things,” I wanted to create a scene out of strictly dollhouse supplies. Inspired by many of the weather …

pixelstick: Print Photos In Midair Using This Magical Light Painting Tool

Light painting is something that takes a lot of time and patience. Even after many trial and error attempts, nailing the exact look you’re going for …

Interview: James Thompson of Black Badger

Black Badger Advanced Composites might not be a name you're familiar with, but founder James Thompson is in demand from all quarters right now. In a remarkably short period of time, this Canadian-born resident of Gothenburg, Sweden has enjoyed a career path that has seen him chat watches with the …

Red Bull Racing

Treacherous Lake Turns Any Animal That Touches It into Stone

Lake Natron is a salt lake found in northern Tanzania, near the Kenyan border over at the eastern branch of the East African Rift. The lake gets its …

37 Amazing and Useful Photography Links

It's been a very exciting week in the world of photography with many talented artists producing and sharing some truly incredible pieces. Toad Hollow …