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Designer Creates 13 Perfect Circles to Draw Almost Any Animal

Everyone’s favorite blue bird—the Twitter logo—has a well-kept secret hidden in its design: the iconic character was created using 13 perfect circles that overlap and comprise its graceful curved wings and upward gaze. Inspired by this little-known fact, Toronto-based art director Dorota Pankowska …

Complexity
University of Oxford

Facebook

During my competitive cross-country running days it wasn’t uncommon for me to run five miles at five o’clock in the morning and another nine miles at …

Pick Your Perfect Mouthwatering Summer Sorbet Recipe

Turn your favorite fruits into a healthy, refreshing dessert that only tastes decadent<p>A simple recipe can still satisfy a sophisticated palate. This …

Melatonin

Tiny Origami Robot That Can Unfold Itself From a Swallowed Capsule

It is possible to have a small robot that can unfold itself and move around the stomach to collect mistakenly swallowed items and also work on …

Earth - The strange fate of a person falling into a black hole

<i>This was the most-read story on BBC Earth in 2015. Here is another chance to read it.</i><p>It could happen to anyone. Maybe you're out trying to find a new habitable planet for the human race, or maybe you're just on a long walk and you slip. Whatever the circumstances, at some point we all find …

Black Holes

12 Mindfulness Quotes that Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

Over the past couple of years, as I’ve watched my son grow from a baby into a remarkable little boy, I’ve learned that a young child can teach an …

Mindfulness

Taking Selfies Makes You Think You're Hotter Than You Really Are, Says Science

Taking selfies can make you appear more narcissistic and give you a self-inflated view of yourself. Sure, that seems self-evident, but now we've got the research to back it up.<p><b>Read:</b> <b>Here's Every Type of Annoying Person You're Friends with on Facebook</b><p>Selfies have fully dominated our modern world. …

Narcissism

There’s a strategic reason why some women scientists look “frumpy”

In 2006 I finished my PhD in economics and received a lot of career advice. I was told to not dress too nicely during interviews. I was told when I made distinctly feminine gestures (like touching my hair) during seminars it came across as “flaky.” Outside of graduate school, people often remarked …

Feminism

One Simple Shampoo Which Will Make Your Hair Grow Like Crazy

The hair, especially in women, is one of the most prominent elements of beauty. Yet, as we constantly treat it with heat, including straightening, …

Physicists have discovered a new form of light

Light is one of the most well-studied things in physics, but it's clear that it still holds some surprises.<p>One of the measurable properties of light is called angular momentum, which measures how quickly a beam of light rotates.<p>Previously, physicists thought the angular momentum could only be a …

Physics

The Biggest Meditation Practice You've Never Heard Of—And 5 Steps To Try It Today

At this point, we’re all familiar with the wide-ranging health benefits of meditation. It can help you handle adversity, eradicate stress, lose …

Life Reimagined

Retirement

30 recipes you should master by the age of 30

If your student days are over but you still haven't progressed from beans on toast or ready meals, improve your repertoire with one of these simple recipes - 30 dishes worth mastering, from bung-it-in-the-oven baked fish to a crowd-pleasing shepherd's pie, before you hit 30.<p>30 recipes every cook …

Cooking

Why Happiness Might Mean Letting Go of the Life We Imagined

<b>“Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is.” ~Mandy Hale</b><p>As a child, …

Happiness

7 Daily Habits to Keep Your Brain Health, According to a Neuroscientist

Many physical and emotional problems can be solved with a healthy brain. Here are the best ways to take care of yours.<p>Everyone wants to be happy, healthy, and smart. Many believe that a healthy body will get you there. Dr. Daniel G. Amen says a healthy body is not enough. He advocates maintaining a …

The Brain

11 foods that can make you look younger

However, the foods you eat can help you age better, both inside and out.<p>Here are 11 foods that can help you look younger.

Elasticity

9 Small Choices That'll Make Every Day Happier

You don’t have to travel around the world or spend years in a monastery to find happiness. Happiness is all around us—within us. That means it isn’t …

8 Easy Ways to Kill Bad Habits, According to Research

Bad habits; we all got’em. You know what they are. You know you should stop. But… it’s hard. In fact, sometimes you feel downright powerless. And …

Self-help

We have entered the age of the computer chip brain implant

Ian Burkhart can play Guitar Hero with his thoughts.<p>Though he was left paralyzed from the neck down after a freak accident six years ago, a computer …

7 Simple Daily Habits to Sharpen Your Intelligence | Inc.com

You probably spend at least a couple of hours each week training your body--doing cardio, weight training, or even just walking. You're training your muscles to stay pliant and strong, your joints to stay fluid, and your body's physical systems to run optimally.<p>But how much time do you spend …