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Ditch Distractions and Get Productive With a Method Called "Deep Work"

I first heard about the idea of "deep work" while listening to a podcast on my way to work. NPR's Shankar Vedantam interviewed Cal Newport, a computer scientist and Georgetown professor, about his research and insights on the subject.<p>Newport shared how he manages to get a seemingly impossible …

This Physics Breakthrough Could Help Save the World

If humans want to avoid boiling the oceans, we’ll have to find ways to use energy more efficiently. This, in turn, requires solving a problem that people don’t typically connect to climate change: the turbulence created when we pump air, water, oil, gas and other substances through countless miles …

Breakthroughs

Could an updated Feynman experiment finally lead to a Theory of Everything?

Measuring quantum gravity has proven extremely challenging, stymying some of the greatest minds in physics for generations.<br>Read More

SpaceX targets January 5 launch for mystery Zuma payload

SpaceX is launching Zuma, a mystery spacecraft operated by the U.S. Government for purposes unknown, thanks to it being very classified. The launch was supposed to take place last year, with a November date for the flight, but it was scrubbed, reset and then scrubbed again with no firm timeline for …

Introducing 'dark DNA' – the phenomenon that could change how we think about evolution

DNA sequencing technology is helping scientists unravel questions that humans have been asking about animals for centuries. By mapping out animal …

Scientists Have Identified 22 Genes Associated with Intelligence

Smart Genes<p>We know more about DNA and heredity now than ever before, yet our knowledge of the effects of specific genes is still relatively absent. …

The Most Perfect Rap Song Ever Written: If I Ruled The World

I can’t front like I was one of the first wave of people to hear “Illmatic” when it became a Source instant classic. The first Nas album I copped was …

Rap & Hip-Hop

To Win the Civil War, Lincoln Had to Change His Leadership

FROM THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY<p>In our work with leaders, we see that great ones grow themselves and their organizations by deliberately working on three areas:<p>They wisely manage the <i>present,</i> anchoring in purpose and values.<br>• They selectively forget the <i>past,</i> letting go of old values, beliefs, and …

Your Field Guide to the Female Psychopath

Before I discuss the female psychopath, I will first address how to diagnose a psychopath—a subject of ongoing confusion. Once the distinction is …

This is a video of our future, and it's scary as hell

Of course, the "future" in the title refers to a possible future; we don't have a magical crystal ball yet. But even though we can't know what the …

Hubble Catches A Star Blowing A Bubble

A beautiful new image of the aptly named Bubble Nebula<p>The Hubble Space Telescope turns 26 years old this Sunday, April 24. That's ancient in space telescope years, but Hubble is still capturing some gorgeous images.<p>The latest image released by the Hubble team is a stunning picture of the Bubble …

Hubble Space Telescope

The Biggest Question About The Beginning Of The Universe

Our Universe is expanding, getting less dense and cooling today, teaching us that it was hotter and denser in the distant past. If we extrapolate backwards in time, we can reach epochs where:<p>gravitation hadn’t yet had time to collapse matter into clusters, galaxies or even stars,<br>• the temperature of …

Are We Fundamentally Good or Evil? Neuroscience Has an Answer

What underlies every box office hit, bestselling novel, and most compelling video games? A fight between good and evil, of course.<p>The argument over …

'Hystopia' Imagines an America Where JFK Lived and the Vietnam War Never Ended

Jonathan Lethem spoke with the brilliant short story writer David Means about his outlandish first novel, alternate reality, war, and trauma.<p>Katherine Anne Porter published her first collection of short stories in 1930, and her first novel wasn't published until 1965, 35 years later. David Means, …

NASA contracts Aerojet Rocketdyne to develop a new electric system for deep-space vehicles

NASA has awarded a $67 million contract to rocket engine manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne, in order to create new type of electric propulsion system that could be used for deep space exploration missions. NASA eventually wants to use this type of propulsion on its future Asteroid Redirect Mission, …

Space Exploration

The Cognitive Origins of Religion

To understand the human brain we often turn to neuroscientists and psychologists. Two decades ago, Professor of Archaeology Steven Mithen decided to …

Photographer Captures An Underwater Dance Of Colors

<p>Luka Klikovac’s light movements render incredible records of water-immersed colored fluids.</p><p>The shapes displayed in Luka Klikovac's work look like colored smoke, or maybe strange deep-sea creatures, but they're actually mixtures of colored and black liquids immersed in water. The …

Making the Toughest Decision of Your Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’ve ever woken up one day and realized that you’ve been on the wrong path and there’s no way to turn back the hands of time, then you’ve experienced one of life’s worst feelings: regret mixed with hopelessness, since there’s simply …

Entrepreneurship

Marijuana extract reduced seizures in kids with epilepsy: Lurie study

A marijuana extract significantly reduced seizures in severely epileptic children, according to a landmark study conducted in part at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.<p>Supporters said the results greatly improve the chances for the drug, called Epidiolex, to win eventual approval by federal …

The 12 most impressive social good innovations from March

It takes a little help from everyone — activists, scientists, engineers and artists — to make the world a better place. And every day, there are new …

10 mistakes you might be making in the first 10 minutes of the workday

The first few minutes of your workday are critical to your productivity for the next eight hours.<p>If you show up late to the office or get sucked into …

Time Management

Some very special startups are still raising millions of dollars. Here's why.

With just two sentences, Jon Stein can make you question everything you thought you knew about the startup world in 2016.<p>"It was a good market to be …

Apple's intensely moving film about a teen with autism

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>He was "that kid."<p>That's how Dillan Barmache's therapist and communication partner Deborah Spengler describes their first meeting.<p>In her field, he was that kid who was "the most challenged."<p>In a film …

How To Train Your Mind Not To Wander While Reading - PsyBlog

Paying attention to what you are reading can be hard — especially in this age of endless distraction.<p>Practising meditation can help improve your …

Three ways to improve sleep quality and brain function

Research shows that sleep is among the most critical factors for peak performance, memory, productivity, immune function and mood regulation – but the speed and information overload of today's pace of life can challenge sleep quality, resulting in a decline in health and cognitive function.<p>Our best …

How does your brain pick one word from 50,000 in 0.6 seconds?

<b>The average English-speaker has about 50,000 words in their mind. But how do they find the right one in 600 milliseconds?</b><p>A Bangor University expert believes the constant battle for prominence between words like "cat" and "dog" could help to explain.<p>Dr Gary Oppenheim, of the university's Language …

Neurophilosophy

10 Italian destinations frequented by the super rich

To find out where the rich travel when they go to the European nation, RoutePerfect.com has shared data for the most popular Italian destinations booked by wealthy travellers on a luxury budget, who spend an average of £13,900 ($20,000) on their overall trip.<p>The ranking is based on over 150,000 …

Italy