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"Brightest Supernova Ever" Turns Out to Be a Star Ripped Apart by a Supermassive Black Hole

The event was originally classified as the largest supernova ever documented, but it turns out that it was something even more volatile.<p>Last year, light from an incredibly violent and luminous explosion in a galaxy some 3.8 billion light-years away finally reached us here on Earth. The event, named …

10 Smart Habits That Will Instantly Boost Your Self-Esteem | Inc.com

Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself, determined by your feelings and an evaluation based on your perception of yourself.<p>And a healthy sense of self-esteem, we're told, is critical to success in any undertaking.<p>If you're lucky enough to have strong self-esteem, it may be hard to understand …

Self-help
Psychology

Climate sceptics widen their net to claim all science – from medicine to physics to computing – is 'in deep trouble'

Climate change deniers have long tried to cast doubt on the science behind warnings about global warming, but now Lord Lawson’s sceptic think tank …

Climate Change

Scientists synchronise clocks to new level of accuracy – in a step towards changing the length of a second

Scientists have managed to synchronise two clocks 12km apart to within one quadrillionth of a second – bringing a historic change to the length of …

Big Pharma's Manufactured Epidemic: The Misdiagnosis of ADHD

According to the American Psychiatric Association, about 5 percent of American children suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), …

Mental Health

A radical revision of human genetics

Why many ‘deadly’ gene mutations are turning out to be harmless.<p>Lurking in the genes of the average person are about 54 mutations that look as if …

Genetics

How to Train Yourself to Be More Charismatic

It’s that intangible quality that separates enigmatic leaders from just so-so speakers; that je ne sais quoi quality that makes people cling to your …

Charisma

5 Things Loving Parents Would Never Say

Being a parent is a difficult job, and it’s no wonder that not all of us succeed at it. We all bring a fair amount of baggage to the enterprise—our …

Psychology

Do men and women really have different personalities?

Personality profiles appear to reveal consistent (if subtle) differences between men and women – but are they meaningful? Christian Jarrett untangles a knotty and controversial question.<p>It’s been said that men and women are so unlike each other, it’s as if they’re from different planets – a claim …

Psychology

A riddle for our time

One of the most remarkable successes of astrophysics in the last century was its discovery that the age of the universe as measured by its oldest …

Universe