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Science Says This Old-School Style of Note-Taking Will Supercharge Your Brain

Writing notes by hand might translate into a quick climb up the corporate ladder because of how it forces the brain to process information.<p>Laptops and other devices mean you don't have to write your business notes by hand anymore, or even type them out at all. Defaulting to tech-based note-taking …

Note-Taking

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 9 Things

Or do them all. They work. Science says so.<p>Everyone wants to be happy, but many people aren't (especially people who live in Burundi).<p>So how can you be happier?<p>There's good news and bad. Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your happiness, your "happiness set-point," is determined by …

Brian Cox: ‘It’s a book about how to think’

In Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos, Brian Cox shows how anyone can see the world like a physicist. Here he explains why he loves changing his mind<p>Professor Brian Cox is advanced fellow of particle physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester. He is about to embark …

A year ago, scientists cracked one of Einstein's greatest mysteries — now a bizarre new form of astronomy is emerging

It was the first evidence of gravitational waves— ripples in the fabric of space that careen across the universe, right through everything and everyone.<p>Einstein first predicted their existence 100 years ago, yet the famous scientist doubted we'd ever find any.<p>However, scientists from the Laser …

Black Holes

Astronomers discover signs of giant planet being born in star's dust cloud

Signs of a planet being born around a star have been discovered by astronomers.<p>The star is 176 light-years from Earth and was observed through an …

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New Research Confirms That Kids Get Their Intelligence From Mom

Science just proved what your mom has been saying all along.<p>When it comes to your IQ, "I got it from my mama" couldn't be more accurate. New research featured in <i>Psychology Spot</i> says people are born with conditioned genes that work differently depending on if they're from your mother or father — and …

Cool Place of the Day: Staithes, North Yorkshire

What could be better than a drive across the glorious heather moors before dropping down into the stunning village of Staithes on the North Yorkshire …

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented today at the …

Earth Is Warming Faster Than It Has In 1,000 Years, According to NASA

Oh, good.<p>It's a fact: our planet is getting hotter, and scientists are getting desperate (prompting them to come up with batshit ideas like pumping water to the coldest places of the Earth and freezing it there). And now, NASA is giving us some pretty terrible news: It's worse than we thought.<p>Earth …

Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth without Toxic Signs

Abstract<p>Peppermint (<i>Mentha piperita</i>) is a plant native to Europe and has been widely used as a carminative and gastric stimulant worldwide. This …

Scientists Say a New Geological Epoch Called the Anthropocene Is Here

The Earth has entered a new geological epoch defined by human impact, scientists say.<p>Humanity’s influence on the Earth is so great, an entirely new …

Joe Wick's grilled salmon with avocado, feta and pumpkin seeds

Wow, talk about healthy fats . . . this one not only looks and tastes great but is also literally rammed with goodness.<p>REDUCED-CARB<p>SERVES<p>one<p>INGREDIENTS<p>drizzle of olive oil<br>• 1 x 240g salmon fillet, skin on<br>• 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds<br>• salt<br>• 1 avocado, peeled, de-stoned<br>• and roughly chopped<br>• ¼ red onion, finely …

After 300 Years, Scientists Think They've Finally Solved The Mystery of 'Eclipse Wind'

Why the weather changes when the Sun goes dark.<p>Some 301 years ago, pioneering English astronomer Edmund Halley observed a solar eclipse, noticing an …

Physicists Believe They've Discovered a Fifth Fundamental Force of the Universe

Although physics may seem complicated to the uninitiated (or even to the trained professional, for that matter), it’s worth remembering that physics …

Miniature black holes may be hitting Earth once every 1,000 years

First, the good news: You have not been killed by a black hole.<p>The strange news is that it's possible the universe is teeming with microscopic black holes that formed at the dawn of time, all of them hurtling through space like cosmic bullets.<p>Some could weigh nearly as much as Earth's moon, others …

Dark Matter

Time Dilation Is Even More Confusing Than You Thought

Did you know time can rotate?<p>Einstein's theory of relativity has all sorts of weird results that make it difficult to wrap your head around, but one of the weirdest is time dilation. Basically, according to relativity, if you speed up, then time slows down. But that relatively simple idea can lead …

Brown dwarfs reveal exoplanets' secrets

Brown dwarfs are smaller than stars, but more massive than giant planets. As such, they provide a natural link between astronomy and planetary …

Five-Year Global Temperature Anomalies from 1880 to 2015

This color-coded map in Robinson projection displays a progression of changing global surface temperature anomalies from 1880 through 2015. Higher …

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Scientists to unveil new Earth-like planet: report

Contacted by AFP, ESO spokesman Richard Hook said he is aware of the report, but refused to confirm or deny it. "We are not making any comment," he …

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New Experiment Hints at Why the Universe Is Made of Something Rather Than Nothing

Key differences between matter and antimatter could explain why the universe is filled with matter.<p>Sometimes the simplest questions are the most vexing. One of the biggest questions in science right now is simply: Why is there something rather than nothing? While it might sound like a debate topic …

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Botulinum toxin study proves possibility of remote effects

The botulinum toxins are among the deadliest substances on Earth, and two specific toxins -- including the popular drug Botox -- have multiple uses …

Toxins

The sky is (literally) falling on Jupiter's most hellish moon

You're a Jovian lunar explorer in the year 2200. You've piloted your lander to the surface of Io, the smallest and innermost of Jupiter's four largest moons. Genetically modified to survive even the most hellish environments, you move to the door of your craft, unlatch it, and allow it to clank …

Astronomy

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Jupiter's great red spot heats planet's upper atmosphere: Scientists answer elusive question in new study

Scientists answer elusive question in new study<p>Researchers have discovered that Jupiter's Great Red Spot may provide the mysterious source of energy …

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New books deliver double dose of venomous animal facts

In the arms race of life, a number of animals use venom as a weapon to paralyze prey and jump-start digestion. Meanwhile, venom also helps a variety …

Zoology