Candice Leppert

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5 Unusual Morning Rituals That Will Change Your Life

I'm in!<p>The way you spend your first hour of waking up will make or break the rest of your day. If you find yourself shuffling about in the morning, …

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

The Future

EmDrive the future of space travel? New Nasa Eagleworks tests hint at breakthrough in interstellar flight

The EmDrive is the invention of British scientist Roger Shawyer.<p>Researchers at Nasa's Eagleworks Laboratories say that they are still discovering …

Failure isn’t the problem, you are

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>One of the biggest roadblocks to success is the fear of failure. Fear of failure is worse than failure itself because it condemns you to a life of unrealized potential.<p>A successful response to failure is all in your approach. In a …

'​Human' robot Pepper proves popular again and sells out in less than a minute in Japan

Pepper, one of the world’s first personal robots to understand human emotion, has flown off shelves in Japan<p>Japan’s first life-size personal robot with the ability to understand feelings has again sold out within a minute of going on sale.<p>‘Pepper’, which can live autonomously in a person's home, …

Robotics

The Space Station Turns 15, Reaching a Remarkable Milestone

You probably don’t remember what you were doing on Nov. 2, 2000, but astronaut Bill Shepherd and cosmonauts Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei Krikalev likely …

DJI wants you to build sentient drones with its tiny computer

DJI has created a computer called Manifold that extends the capabilities of its Matrice test drone. It's a platform for developers to build on, which DJI says can turn drones into "truly intelligent flying robots that can perform complex computing tasks and advanced image processing." Think of it …

Drones

Radioactive honey found near nuclear power station

Honey contaminated with nuclear waste has been found near a disused power station in Scotland, scientists have confirmed, with samples of the product testing positive for “elevated” radioactivity.<p>The samples showed levels of radioactive caesium-137 that are 14 times higher than samples of honey …

8 Glamping Spots That Are Perfect for Any Season

It's no secret that we love glamping so much that we'd like to do it all year long. As fun as sleeping on the rocky ground is, we prefer a cozy bed sheltered in a sturdy (already assembled) canvas tent. From treehouses to Airstreams, we can't get enough of this luxurious take on traditional camping.<p>…

Castles and Canines: Edinburgh Has Plenty of Both

As a former history major with a passion for all things British and only a week available for travel, Edinburgh seemed an ideal destination. The city itself is chock-full of sites and sights. Add to that the 15 or so castles in the surrounding area, and you have a vacation tailor-made for admiring …

The Hunt for Hitler

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8 Quick Ways To Improve Your Attention Span

We spend half of our waking hours with wandering minds. Here are eight easy things you can do to regain your focus.<p>If your mind tends to wander, you’re not alone. Turns out, human brains are in the moment for just over half of our waking hours–a sad 53%–according to a study from Harvard University. …

Floating Optical Illusions Created through Brilliantly Painted Layers of Glass

Glass painter Wilfired Grootens is an artist from the German countryside with a very unique style. Using delicate swirls and tendrils painted onto layers of laminate glass, he assembles dozens of sheets together, and then sands them down to produce vivid three-dimensional paintings that appear to …

The Surprising Way Monogamy Has Changed Me

Ten months ago I decided I was ready to do something I'd never done before: fall deeply in love with someone with whom I had a profound erotic connection. Sex had always been compartmentalized. I had great sex mostly with people I was never going to get serious with. And I had unfulfilling sex in …

This May Be the Closest Look We Get of Saturn’s Moon Enceladus for Decades

NASA's Cassini orbiter sent back the first images from its daring flyby.<p>NASA has released the first images from the Cassini orbiter's close encounter with Saturn's tantalizing moon Enceladus, one of the Solar System's best candidates for alien life.<p>The spacecraft's trajectory brought it within a …

The Unending Search for the Soul

In a brilliant new book, George Makari charts the ways Western thinkers have wrestled with questions of how the human mind is related to the material …

Your Biggest Parenting Fear Faced

An older and wiser mother shared this with me, "See, kids are evil -- they force you to worry about everything! Dogs barking in the middle of the night, oh, it's probably a stray cat or the wind.<p>With kids -- it's a serial killer or kidnapper, did you lock all the doors and windows?<p>Kids make you …

Alien drone ‘built by Martians’ is seen crashed on Mars

Yep, it’s another busy, busy week on the Red Planet.<p>While the world still reels from last week’s ‘discovery’ of a baby polar bear on Mars, eagle-eyed …

Paranormal

Yes, The Air In Your Office Is Slowing Down Your Brain

Office air may be making your job harder or even endangering your health<p>We spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, where things like building materials and cleaning products make the air many times more polluted than it is outside. And although many buildings now implement sustainable or green …

NASA reveals that Antarctica is actually gaining more ice than it is losing

Antarctica's ice floes have been found to be growing faster than they are shrinking despite fears over global warming<p>NASA scientists have shattered the conventional wisdom that Antarctica's ice surface is shrinking and revealed that the amount of ice is in fact growing.<p>Though accepting that …

Antarctica

10 Brain Myths Busted

It's going to take more than 10 percent of your brain to read this story<p>In the Hollywood action-film <i>Lucy</i>, actor Morgan Freeman—playing a world-renowned neurologist— speaks to a packed auditorium. “It’s estimated most human beings only use 10 percent of their brains’ capacity,” he says. “Imagine if …

12 Ridiculously Simple Hacks Every Parent Needs In The Morning

<i>Ah</i>, mornings. There’s nothing quite like the birds chirping, the sun rising and the kids, well, not rising -- at least not without some coaxing first. As every mom or dad knows, getting the family dressed and out the door on time in the a.m. isn’t exactly the easiest feat -- medaling in the …

Do not try at home! Crazy pictures by 'urban explorers'

It's an unusual hobby known as urban exploration where photographers venture into abandoned or unused buildings and places to see what they can capture on camera. Have a look!

7 Time-Wasting Habits You Need to Cut Out of Your Life for Good

In order to get ahead in life and in your career, you need to develop better habits.<p>You've probably heard the saying that 20 percent of your activities account for 80 percent of your success. This means that 80 percent of your activities are of at least low value, if not a complete waste of time. …

Time Management

8 Morning Habits That Make You More Valuable at Work | Inc.com

Valuable employees are hard to find. At a bare minimum, it's challenging to find enough employees who can show up on time and get along with other people. A 2015 survey of business leaders from the New York Fed showed that 42 percent of employers have trouble finding punctual workers, while about …

Time Management

6 morning moves that will improve your work day

Let's be honest — who hasn't gotten sidetracked first thing in the morning checking social media or reading up on what everyone thought of last night's "Walking Dead" episode?<p>Here's the thing: How you kick off your morning can set the tone — and momentum — for getting things done throughout the day.<p>…

The Walking Dead

Watch: The world’s most mysterious whales were seen—and filmed—in the wild for the first time ever

Just a little over a decade ago, scientists didn’t know the Omura’s whale even existed. Even after they used genetic samples to determine the animals are in fact their own species, the whale remained elusive–until now. An international team of biologists captured the stunning creatures on video off …

Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs

<i>The following is an excerpt from</i> Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs <i>by Lisa Randall. Excerpted by permission of Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.</i><p>"Dark matter" and "dinosaurs" are words you rarely hear together except perhaps in the playground, a fantasy gaming club or some not-yet-released …

Einstein’s relativity, optical atomic clocks, and November’s Perimeter Institute public lecture from David Wineland. With some added geek nostalgia<p>A while ago the Independent asked me, and others, to share some science books that have excited us. My choice was “Science and the Universe” from the …

Physics

This man is closer than ever to building the world's first time machine

Ron's time machine would look like a circulating tunnel of light through which information could be sent into the past in the form of neutrons. The …