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Introverts aren’t voiceless—they’re quietly powerful

In many Western countries, extroversion, outgoingness, talkativeness, and charismatic salesmanship are considered requirements for success and happiness. In such cultures, introverts are not just silent, but voiceless.<p>In today’s society, to call a person or a group “voiceless” is to call them …

U.S. Travel to Switzerland Rises for 5th Consecutive Year

Americans traveling to Switzerland increased for the 5th consecutive year in 2014, according to recently released data from the Swiss Federal Office …

Monster black hole at cosmic dawn

A black hole 12 billion times more massive than our sun – at the heart of the brightest quasar in the early universe – as the dark ages of the …

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.<p>Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body and claims the procedures needed to carry out the operation are not far off.<p>Canavero hopes to assemble a …

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Space Science

Black hole 12bn times more massive than sun is discovered

Scientists name new ‘object’ SDSS J0100+2802 and say it is 12.8bn light years from Earth and was formed just 900m years after the Big Bang<p>A monster black hole powering “the brightest lighthouse in the distant universe” has been discovered that is 12bn times more massive than the sun, scientists …

Black Holes

Starry Oregon Skies Sparkle in Breathtaking Milky Way Photo Series

Ben Coffman spends his nights capturing the starry skies of Oregon, and the results are astonishing. The Portland-based photographer frequents Crater Lake and other iconic Oregon vistas during odd hours to achieve awe-inspiring, long-exposure shots showcasing the Milky Way.<p>The effortless natural …

Photography

8 of the strangest places on planet Earth

EARTH IS A MIGHTY BIG PLACE, and if you’re willing to strap on some snowshoes or trek through barren deserts there’s a whole lot of strangeness left …