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Overcoming Fear Of Public Speaking Through Mindfulness

Four years ago today, I attended my first Toastmasters group. A year prior to that, I was diagnosed with social anxiety disorder. Given that as a lawyer, I get paid to talk for a living, struggling with overwhelming anxiety each time I had to speak felt like a huge personal failure. Since that …

Mindfulness

Here's How The English Language Could Sound Incredibly Different in 50 Years

Ya fink so?<p>The way British people speak could sound extremely different in the future, a new report has found, as traditional and regional accents …

Linguistics

17 Brain-Shattering Optical Illusions

Hold onto your screens.

The former Prime Minister of Norway says people will need to be 'taken care of' when robots take their jobs

Those that see their jobs displaced by robots in coming decades will need to be looked after, said Brundtland, who served three terms as Prime Minister of Norway (1981, 1986-89, and 1990-96).<p>"People who are not able to adapt or re-train into the society that is there have to be taken care of," said …

World Economic Forum

Believe It or Not, SpaceX's Falcon 9 Explosion Could Be Terrible for SolarCity

Falcon 9 getting ready for takeoff in December. Image source: SpaceX.<p>In Elon Musk's wild web of businesses, there's never an action without an equal (although not necessarily opposite) reaction somewhere else in the world.This morning, when SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and the $195 million <b>Facebook</b> …

The Impossible Propulsion Drive Is Heading to Space

Enough argument. It's time to actually test this crazy thing.<p>The EmDrive, a hypothetical miracle propulsion system for outer space, has been sparking heated arguments for years. Now, Guido Fetta plans to settle the argument about reactionless space drives for once and for all by sending one into …

The first photos of Jupiter's poles are 'like nothing we have seen or imagined before'

When NASA's Juno spacecraft first flew by Jupiter on August 27, all we got was a fuzzy image of the gas giant from a glancing angle. But now scientists behind the mission are starting to trickle out high-resolution photos and videos taken during the 130,000-mph maneuver, briefly making Juno the …

Astronomy

How to Read People: Five Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Could Dark Energy Be Caused By A Reaction To What's In The Universe?

Most of the forces and phenomena in the Universe have causes that can be easily uncovered. Two massive objects experience a gravitational force due to the fact that spacetime is curved by the presence of matter and energy. The Universe has expanded as it has over its history because of the changing …

Dark Matter