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Up next: nothing? How information overload is impacting our brains.

15 years ago, I made two major choices before I went to school in the mornings. I picked what cereal I would have (how good were Ricicles?), then …

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50 best cult books

A cult book may be hard to define but one thing is for sure: you know a cult book when you see one.<p>Cult books are somehow, intangibly, different from simple bestsellers – though many of them are that. And people have passionate feelings on both sides:<p>Our critics present a selection of the most …

Renewable Energy's Hidden Costs

Because electricity and heat account for 41 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions, curbing climate change will require satisfying much of that …

Why religion is not going away and science will not destroy it

In 1966, just over 50 years ago, the distinguished Canadian-born anthropologist Anthony Wallace confidently predicted the global demise of religion …

We Can Now Store Light as Sound, And It's a Game Changer For Computing

One step closer to computers that process data at the speed of light.<p>Last year, scientists took a big step towards creating the next generation of …

Quantum Physics

Hayao Miyazaki Picks His 50 Favorite Children’s Books

Once upon a time, books served as the de facto refuge of the “physically weak” child. For animation legend, Hayao Miyazaki, above, they offered an …

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers

The much-buzzed-about conference generated a gargantuan list of intriguing book recommendations.<p>TED is one of the world's premier cultural events, providing not just a chance for the thousand or so attendees to hear from some of the smartest people around, but also opening up this knowledge to …

Books

A Practical Guide to Owning Fewer Clothes

<i>“Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.”</i> – Epictetus<p>Consider for just a moment how your life would look different if you …

Minimalism

Why the Arabic World Turned Away from Science

On the lost Golden Age and the rejection of reason<p>Contemporary Islam is not known for its engagement in the modern scientific project. But it is heir …

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A brief etymology of particle physics

How did the proton, photon and other particles get their names? Over the years, physicists have given names to the smallest constituents of our …

The world’s required reading list: The books that students read in 28 countries

This compilation of reading assigned to students everywhere will expand your horizons — and your bookshelves.<p>In the US, most students are required to …

Can Positive Thinking Be Negative?

<b>"ACCENTUATE</b> the positive,” the 1944 song by Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen cheerfully implored us. From Benjamin Franklin’s 1750 <i>Poor Richard’s</i> …

Happiness

Stephen Hawking Just Announced He's Going to Space

"I said yes immediately."<p>Stephen Hawking, the world's most renowned physicist and cosmologist, stated today that he is, in fact, heading to space - …

Stephen Hawking

Ibn Rushd the King Philosopher

This brief article is dedicated to the memory of Ibn Rushd (1128-1198). On the 800 hundredth anniversary of his death, I would like to remember the …

What Not To Do Anymore When You Turn 24

Congratulations on making it to 24! You’re still young, but you’re starting to move into fully-mature adulthood. So how exactly should you change you …

Social Media

S01E01 | Cillian Murphy

<b></b><b></b><i>How does music influence the work of actors, directors, photographers, designers, chefs, writers or painters? How do the artists who are not</i> …

This Mind-Boggling Map Explains How Everything in Mathematics Is Connected

The mathematical universe summarised in a single image.<p>Unless you were a total pro at mathematics in high school, you probably only have a vague …

8 Ways to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year

How much do you read?<p>For most of my adult life I read maybe five books a year — if I was lucky. I’d read a couple on vacation and I’d always have a few slow burners hanging around the bedside table for months.<p>And then last year I surprised myself by reading 50 books. This year I’m on pace for 100. …

Books

How to make your kid good at anything, according to a world expert on peak performance

K. Anders Ericsson has spent 30 years studying people who are exceptional at what they do, and trying to figure out how they got to be so good. His conclusion: in most cases, talent doesn’t matter—practice does.<p>The practice he advocates is not hitting 100,000 golf balls or spending 10,000 hours …

Self-improvement

45 Milestones You Can Have In Your Twenties Besides Falling In Love

<b>1.</b> Surrounding yourself with the types of coworkers, friends, and family that make you feel inspired, supported, challenged, cared about, and loved. …

How Islamic scholarship birthed modern astronomy

<b>“There were so many contributions over a millennium that it’s impossible to pick just a few.”</b>

Neuroplasticity - HOPES Huntington's Disease Information

Brain Reorganization^<p>Genes are certainly not the only factor determining how our brain develops and forms its inner connections. Conditions in our …

The Brain

Smart Farming with satellites

Thematic area: Food & AgricultureWith the support of ESA through the ARTES IAP programme,Vista GmbH has developed a successful business supplying …

Tag: Offices

10 Easy Pieces: Best Eco-Friendly Paints<p>by Janet Hall<p>Exotica at Work: 13 Ideas to Steal from a Historic Office in Charleston<p>by Annie Quigley<p>10 Easy …