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7 Scientific Self-Help Books That Will Transform Your Life

Use this list of Scientific Self-Help Books to separate what works from what doesn't so you can improve the quality of your life in confidence.

Books

Ranking Every NHL Team's Power-Play Unit for the 2015-16 Season

The targets may vary from team to team, but the NHL standards for special teams are a 20 percent effectiveness rating for the power play and 80 percent success on the penalty kill. But while the PK can be influenced heavily by goaltenders, the power play is really all about the offensive talent you …

NHL

'Plasmonics' could lead to super-fast optic communications

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new kind of material that could improve the speed of optical communications by as much as 5000 times the current state of the art. The material is made of aluminum-doped zinc oxide (AZO) and it is able to change the amount of light it reflects by up …

Nanotech

Advice for investors choking on low interest rates

A basic investing rule is being re-taught to people who bought a variety of investments in an attempt to work around low interest rates.<p>The more you get in yield, the more risk you take on. There is no bonus yield out there. It always comes at a price.<p>You'll already know that if you loaded up on …

Parallel Worlds Could Explain Wacky Quantum Physics

The idea that an infinite number of parallel worlds could exist alongside our own is hard to wrap the mind around, but a version of this so-called …

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

Viewpoint: Sky Survey Casts Light on the Dark Universe

Author(s): Catherine HeymansThe Dark Energy Survey has generated a map of invisible dark matter by observing tiny gravitationally induced distortions …

'HOOSIERS' SUCKS

'Hoosiers' is a boring, racist movie about an abusive coach teaching us that the best way to succeed is to have a talented person show up and help you. It is a bad movie.<p>Last week, the Indiana Pacers announced that they'd be wearing uniforms based on the movie <i>Hoosiers</i>, affirming their connection to …

LinkedIn reverses course after backlash from its users

Who knew that taking away the ability for users to immediately download their LinkedIn contacts could spark a protest?<p>Last week, that's exactly what happened. The professional social network quietly removed the feature—and though LinkedIn users could still export their contacts by requesting an …

Hacker forum Darkode is back and more secure than ever

Illegal malware marketplace and hacker forum Darkode is back online, weeks after a US-European sting operation claimed to have arrested those behind …

3 ways to improve your life, even if you're really lazy

I don't blame you. Hey, some of that stuff is <i>hard</i>. (I should know. I write about it all the time.)<p>Isn't there an easy, passive way where your flaws start correcting themselves, you gain respectable goals and become much, much happier?<p>Well, at least in theory, there just <i>might</i> be. I called somebody …

What are the limits of human vision?

From spotting galaxies millions of light years away to perceiving invisible colours, Adam Hadhazy explains why your eyes can do incredible things.<p>Take a look around the room – what do you see? All those colours, the walls, the windows – everything seems so self-evident, just so there. It's weird to …

Andromeda Galaxy

The Hunt For The "Mystery" Gold "Bear Raid" Leader Begins

In the immediate aftermath of Sunday night's massive gold slam, which was oddly reminiscent of the great silver crash of 2011 when on May 1 just …

11 Things In Nature You Didn't Know Could Glow In The Dark

Who knew fungus gnats could be so magical?

'With £250,000 how can I help my children, aged seven and 37, buy property?'

Money Makeover: Peter Woodhouse is about to retire with almost half a million pounds in property and cash. But how can he help his adult son and young daughter buy their first home?<p>Father-of-two Peter Woodhouse shares an all-too familiar worry with parents of his generation: how – and if – his …

A Brief History Of Everything, With Neil deGrasse Tyson

Most of us have been exposed to the concepts of astrophysics, the Big Bang theory, and evolution. Some may be very well versed, others may have a …

Contactless card details can be stolen with a swipe

A security flaw at the heart of contactless credit cards could allow criminals to steal vital data -- and ultimately money -- despite the presence of …

Start Before You Know What You're Doing

Shares 657<p>I'm in my 7th year of the writing journey and things have changed a LOT in that time!<p>In this interview on Lovelyn Bettison's Imagine the …

A Lenticular Galaxy Reveals Spinning Black Holes

MCG-6-30-15 may not stun at first glance, but it's a goldmine of black hole images.<p>By Robert Kunzig|Friday, January 09, 2009<p>RELATED TAGS: STARS, …

Why USA Network's 'Mr. Robot' Is The Most Realistic Depiction Of Hacking On Television

“Mr. Robot,” USA Network’s newest series, faced an uphill battle when it premiered in June. After the recent unrealistic and absurd depictions of …

15% of smartphone apps can scam you, study finds

Your smartphone apps may be scamming you.<p>Nearly 15% of all apps may stealthily load barrages of invisible ads that artificially inflate viewer …

Google is giving free patents to startups to fight patent trolls

Google is becoming the Professor Oak of the startup world. It's planning to give some small companies a pair of starter patents to help them out when it comes to getting off the ground and defending their intellectual property. Google doesn't appear to be making money off of the program, but it …

Startups

Donald Trump Earns $400,000 a Year from Carousels Because Kid Money Is Still Money

Newly disclosed paperwork reveals the candidate's numerous income sources.<p>In order to run for President of the United States, billionaire Donald Trump had to submit a financial disclosure form to the Federal Election Commission. On Wednesday, the government made the form available for public …

The Space Age Invades Marvel's Cinematic Universe

Marvel's newest movie may have only an ant-size relation to space, but overall, the Marvel Cinematic Universe's space-based plot points are quickly …

Marvel Universe

New York Fast-Food Workers Win Their Fight for $15

Though New York’s lawmakers are infamous for their ethical failings, Albany is about to do the right thing for once: serve the state’s fast-food …

Universe of Quantum Strangeness --The 'Reality' Boundary Grows Foggier

For the past 60 years, the best guide to that boundary has been a theorem called Bell's Inequality, but now a new paper shows that Bell's Inequality …

Why your penis size doesn't matter (but appearance does)

Scientists believe they have worked out what women want from male members - and the answer might not be what you expect<p>When it comes to the downstairs department, it seems that men have been fretting about the wrong thing.<p>Rather than worrying about the length of their penis, men should be concerned …

Here Are 5 Small Ways You Might Have Wasted Money Yesterday (and How to Avoid Them Tomorrow)

Who wants to keep more of their money? You? Great! Everyone is probably guilty of at least a few of these little money-wasting habits which can …

Do Computers Die Of Old Age?

Short answer: Sadly, yes<p>Nothing lasts forever, not even electronics. “People assume electronic components will not age,” says Bianca Schroeder, a computer scientist at the University of Toronto. Without moving parts, electronics seem unlikely to wear out. Yet even a standard memory module …

Old Age