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Science Says This 5-Second Rule Will Make Your Brain Stop Procrastinating

How to use neuroscience to beat procrastination and have more time for what really matters.<p>I've been meaning to write this column for some time. The reason I'm finally getting to it is because it's an excuse to avoid doing something else.<p>Let's face it, few of us, if we're honest, wouldn't confess …

Extremism from both sides: What does the research tell us about Islamist extremism and far-right extremism?

<b>(AP Photo/Bill Waugh, File)</b><p>Looking at 10 years of data, one fact stands out: There are more, if less deadly, attacks from far-right extremists<p>William Parkin • Brent Klein • Jeff Gruenewald • Joshua D. Freilich • Steven Chermak<p>February 22, 2017 4:25pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on …

Woolly mammoth will be back from extinction within two years, say Harvard scientists

"Woolly mammoths" could be brought back from extinction within two years, the scientists behind a groundbreaking resurrection project have said.<p>World-renowned geneticist Prof George Church and his team at Harvard University have been working for the past two years on recreating the DNA blueprint of …

600-Year-Old Starlight Bolsters Einstein's 'Spooky Action at a Distance'

A group of scientists has used starlight to test a feature of quantum mechanics that gave Albert Einstein the creeps.<p>Entanglement is what Einstein …

How This New Material Can Cool A Rooftop With Zero Energy Consumption

Engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder say they’ve created a new material that can work like an air conditioning system for structures. The material can cool down buildings in the hot sun with zero energy and water consumption.<p>The material was developed from a three million dollar grant …

Solar Panels

Trump’s immigration order means bureaucrats have to decide who’s a “real” Christian

By Elizabeth Shakman Hurd<p>President Trump’s executive order on immigration has a clause that is supposed to protect religious minorities. Trump has made clear he has in mind primarily Christians from the Middle East. If implemented, individuals who can show evidence of being persecuted as Christian …

Flecks of "solar glitter" can make almost anything solar powered

A solar technology invented years ago at Sandia National Laboratories has gotten a step closer to being on the market and that should make you pretty …

9 Telltale Signs You Have Impostor Syndrome

If you're plagued by self-doubt, you're certainly not alone.<p>Many high-achievers share a dirty little secret: deep down they feel like complete frauds.<p>They worry that they'll be exposed as untalented fakers and say their accomplishments have been due to luck.<p>This psychological phenomenon, known as …

Are Kids Getting Too Many Vaccines?

During the run up to the presidential election, several candidates expressed their concerns about vaccines.<p>Donald Trump, a businessman, said that the …

Public Health

Ireland votes to stop investing public money in fossil fuels

It'd be the the first country to officially cut ties with coal and oil.<p>Ireland just took a big step toward cutting coal and oil out of the picture. Its Parliament has passed a bill that stops the country from investing in fossil fuels as part of an €8 billion ($8.6 billion) government fund. The …

Fossil Fuels

Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to new anti-viral drugs

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been accidental. To that list, Israeli scientists have added one more. They’ve discovered for the first time an instance of viruses leaving messages for other viruses.<p>What makes the discovery remarkable is that scientists expect such communication …

12 Beautiful Rooms with Terra-cotta Tile

All things cozy and comforting are set to trend in 2017, and what you'll see more of in tile is no exception. Recently, we've noticed the design …

The CIA Has Released 13 Million Declassified Documents on UFOs and Psychic Experiments

Spooky stuff.<p>The truth is out there—and by there, we mean Google.<p>The CIA has released 13 million pages of declassified documents online due to a lawsuit and a long-term campaign from freedom of information advocates.<p>The full archive, containing almost 800,000 files according to the <i>BBC</i>, spans many …

World’s northernmost plus-energy office could spark an energy revolution

Creating a building that produces more energy than it consumes is already a hefty goal – but real estate developer Emil Eriksrød wants to take it …

Scott Pruitt, Trump's Pick to Head EPA, Questions Human Impact on Climate Change

Politics News<p>Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency, questioned the human impact on climate change and called his personal opinion on the issue “immaterial” during his confirmation hearing Wednesday.<p>“I believe the ability to measure with precision the degree …

Donald Trump

Wyoming Bill Would Outlaw Renewable Energy

Republican lawmakers in Wyoming have introduced a bill that would block the use of renewable energy in the state. If passed, utilities that use wind …

Renewable Energy

Why more and more countries are taking an interest in geothermal energy

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>Ensia</i><i>.</i><p>At 2:46 pm local time on Friday, March 11, 2011, Japan was rocked by the largest earthquake ever to strike its shores. The 9.1-magnitude quake triggered a devastating tsunami that killed more than 15,000 people. It also took out the backup emergency generators that …