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Asteroid attack? Astronomers ponder fourth close pass of 2017

For the fourth time since the start of 2017, a small celestial body will pass closer to Earth than the distance between us and the moon. Recently discovered asteroid 2017 BS32 zips by around midday Thursday.<p>This latest narrow shave comes just a few days after the closest such flyby in months, …

4 Secrets to Learning Anything, According to Neuroscience

Learning is no longer something we just do in schools.<p>The future of work is all about innovation and agility. We have to be prepared for ever-changing circumstances, and that means being open to learning new things.<p>Learning is no longer something we just do in schools. We can't rely on just the …

The 25 richest, healthiest, happiest, and most advanced countries in the world

The Legatum Institute, a London based research institute released on Thursday its 10th annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks the …

How Writing To-Do Lists Helps Your Brain (Whether Or Not You Finish Them)

To-do lists get a lot of flack, but the simple act of planning has some psychological and productivity benefits all by itself.<p>For a long time, I resisted to-do lists. I wanted the flexibility. I felt that if I kept a list, it would tie me down to a particular set of tasks. Gradually, though, I came …

8 Powerful Morning Routines of Ultra-Confident People

Here's how you can give yourself an espresso shot of confidence as soon as you wake up.<p>Exceptionally confident people weren't born that way--they got there by making it a habit and flexing their confidence muscles daily.<p>The ultra-confident know that just like when you skip your breakfast, you won't …

16 packing tips every business traveler should know

Thus, packing light, as well as efficiently and effectively, is imperative.<p>Frequent fliers and business travelers shared their top tips and tricks on packing smart for business travel on Quora, and we've cherry-picked the best ones.<p><i>Lydia Dallett contributed to a previous version of this story.</i>

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In the future we will be making babies from skin cells, an author predicts

A new book suggests that within just 20 to 40 years, most human reproduction will take place in the lab, rather than the bedroom.<p>Hank Greely, a Stanford professor who teaches law and genetics, writes about this potential brave new world in, "The End of Sex and the Future of Human …

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We might be repeating the mistakes of the 1999 bubble and crash

The current market environment is looking a whole lot like the 1998-1999 stock market bubble, and the crash of 2000 may not be far behind, said Michael Hartnett of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.<p>"It could simply be 1998/99 all over again. After all, a 'speculative blow-off' in asset prices is one …

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More Evidence ‘Alien Megastructure’ Star Is Thronged By Comets

May account for strange blips in light<p>A star in a faraway solar system has caused quite a stir among astronomers. Its light fluctuates dramatically and in strange patterns, so scientists think something large and weird-shaped might be circling around it and occasionally blocking its light. It could …

Comets

Researchers have found one big reason sleeping is so important to your brain

That's because when you lose out on sleep, you're not giving your brain the opportunity to clean up after a long day of work.<p>Researchers found that while you sleep, the brain flushes out dangerous proteins that it makes during the day.<p>Jeff Iliff, a neuroscientist at Oregon Health & Science …

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Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Depression Might Literally Color The Way We See The World (UPDATE)

It's possible that feeling sad can make the world appear more gray.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> The authors of the study covered in this article voluntarily retracted their study from Psychological Science in November 2015 after noticing errors in their methodology. They told the journal they “remain confident in the …

This discovery might someday end alcoholism

Scientists say a cure for alcoholism could be on the horizon thanks to the remarkable discovery of neurons in the brain that play a role in whether one glass of wine turns into a bottle.<p>Texas A&M researchers explain the part of your brain known as the dorsomedial striatum contains neurons with …

15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness

Mental toughness is a huge indicator of success. Here's how to know if you've got it.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to …

Why Keeping Your Goals Secret Is the Best Way To Be Successful

Experts have been advising for years that sharing your goals with other people increases your commitment to them.<p>When you do, you feel accountable. …

Self-improvement

Solar device shatters records for splitting water

A new “artificial leaf” system that uses solar energy to split water can safely and efficiently create hydrogen fuel.<p>“This new system shatters all of …

Greek bailout set to free up research funds

Research minister says two chunks of money from the European Union can now be released.<p>When the banks closed in Greece at the start of July, Vassilis …

11 things successful people do right before bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep.<p>That is why good bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them.<p>Here's what many successful people do right before bed:

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Neanderthals had outsize effect on human biology

From skin disorders to the immune system, sex with archaic species changed Homo sapiens.<p>Our ancestors were not a picky bunch. Overwhelming genetic …

10 fascinatingly untranslatable Norwegian words

1. Uting<p>Directly translated, it means «unthing.» Figuratively translated, it usually describes a bad habit or tradition — of which, of course, there …

Organ transplant rejection isn’t always forever

The rejection of transplanted organs in hosts that were previously tolerant may not be permanent, according to new research.<p>Using a mouse model of …

Science proves what you suspected: hiking's good for your mental health

Do not underestimate the power of a walk in the woods: A new study suggests that even a 90- minute stroll in a natural environment can lead to measurable changes in the brain, and may help combat depression.<p>Previous research has shown that just a 50-minute walk in nature can improve your mood, …

Mental Health

'Mad Max' fans are overrunning an Amazon page for a product with hilarious references to the movie

Now, the phenomenon of "Fury Road" is taking one of the biggest websites in the world by storm.<p>For those who have seen the movie, you might recall the War Boys, one of the many warring tribes of this post-apocalyptic world and main antagonists to Max (Tom Hardy) and Furiosa (Charlize Theron). In …

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Is Richard Dawkins destroying his reputation? | Sophie Elmhirst

The scientist and bestselling writer has become the face of a new crusading atheism. But even his closest allies worry that his online provocations do more harm than good<p>In Dublin, not long ago, Richard Dawkins visited a steakhouse called Darwin’s. He was in town to give a talk on the origins of …

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Drought hastens decline of the Joshua tree, California's desert symbol

Under canopies of dead angular branches and drooping fronds, UC Riverside ecologist Cameron Barrows made his way across a forest of skeletal Joshua trees that have not reproduced in decades.<p>As Barrows explained, it's a tough time to be a Joshua tree. Climate change is taking an enormous toll, and …

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Five things you can do to be happier right now

Most people are wrong about the things that will make them happy. Professor Paul Dolan says it's actually quite simple<p>Earning more money; <b>bagging the fabulous job</b> you have always wanted or travelling the world might seem like the <b>key to happiness</b>.<p>But according to happiness expert Prof Paul Dolan, …