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Writing Apps

<b>by Hayley Milliman</b> Jun 06, 2018<p>There are tons of free writing apps and tools that you can use to improve your writing. Here are ten of our</b> …

Creative Writing

11 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and other larger-than-life tech companies, somehow also seems to find time to read.<p>Musk says that reading books — from epic works of fantasy like the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy to complex how-to books on building rockets — is crucial to helping him achieve …

Artificial Intelligence

The No. 1 trait highly charismatic people all share, according to science

William von Hippel, a psychology professor from the University of Queensland in Australia, conducts eccentric experiments to uncover the thought …

Psychology

Why the Tiny Weight of Empty Space Is Such a Huge Mystery

The amount of energy infusing empty space seems too small to explain without a multiverse. But physicists have at least one alternative left to …

Physics

A shadowy and controversial secret club meets in the California woods every year — and at least 5 US presidents were members

<b>• Bohemian Grove is the Sonoma County, California campground where the Bohemian Club meets annually.</b><p><b>• The Bohemian Club, a San Francisco-based private club that has counted a number of US presidents among its members, is a controversial group.</b><p><b>• The club's reported rituals and secretive status have</b> …

Sonoma County

13 grammar myths you should stop believing

Myth 1 — Never start a sentence with 'and,' 'but' or 'so'<p>According to the grammar experts at the 'Chicago Manual of Style,' you don't have to do mental gymnastics to avoid starting a sentence with a conjunction. "There is a widespread belief — one with no historical or grammatical foundation — that …

With 200,000 laser dots, this glass orb puts the Milky Way on your desk

In late 2016, Clemens Steffin launched a “Universe in a Sphere” project on Kickstarter. A bit like the memorable scene in <i>Men in Black</i> in which it’s …

European Space Agency

Fake news is not the real problem

It’s the Internet’s fault, we’re told. Brexiters and Remainers, Republicans and Democrats — every side of every political dispute now lives in its own separate reality, bellowing “fake news!” at every attempt to breach their borders of belief. The fragmentation of the media, coupled with the …

10 Key Psychological Concepts Many People Just Don’t Get

Here’s an interesting thing about psychology: For the most part, everyone, regardless of their educational background, feels like an expert in the …

Last week, the Girls co-creator was accused by a former colleague of ‘hipster racism’. Arwa Mahdawi reports on an unwitting racism deeply embedded in popular culture<p>It is, by now, a familiar cycle. First Lena Dunham, the writer-actor-director best known for creating and starring in HBO’s Girls, …

Feminism

Looking at terror attacks 'per capita' should make us rethink our beliefs about levels of risk

Recent events in London, Manchester and elsewhere highlight that Western societies are vulnerable to terrorist attacks - and political decision-makers need to find solutions.<p>Two key questions to consider are:<p>1. How likely are you to fall victim to terrorism?<p>2. What increases or decreases that …

The ‘method of loci’ is still the best way of remembering large quantities of information<p>Studytracks, a new app, is a tempting solution for students in the middle of exams. Downloaded 100,000 times, its creator, music producer George Hammond-Hagan, sang facts from his son’s GCSE physics revision …

King's College London

This site estimates how likely you are to lose your job to robots

As artificial intelligence and robotics continue to pick up steam, thousands of jobs we could once take for granted are at risk of being automated, threatening to leave a bevy of diligent workers on the dole. But there might be a tool you can consult to take the necessary measures before your time …

Pilot Takes Amazing Photos From His Cockpit, And They Will Take Your Breath Away

Being a pilot, you get to see a bunch of beautiful sights from above. Being a pilot for a South American airline, you also get to witness the …

South America

8 Life Lessons Heraclitus Can Teach You

Heraclitus was one of the wisest “pre-Socratic” (before Socrates) philosophers. Many of his sayings were lost in history, but the best bits were …

From Decapitation to Consciousness: How One Nerve Connects Body, Brain, And Mind

What we learned from gruesome decapitation experiments.<p>The relationship between mind, brain, and body has kept philosophers and scientists busy for …

Consciousness

YouTube has a secret 'Dark Mode' – this is how you activate it

Open the Chrome developer tools tab.<p>Windows users can do this by pressing Ctrl + Shift + I.<br>• Mac users can do this by pressing Option + Cmd + I.<p>Select the Console tab.<p>Once in Console, paste the following text: document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE”<br>• Hit enter.<p>Close the developer tools tab and …

YouTube

The Most Important Thing We Should Know about the Universe

It’s “convergence”—the fact that seemingly disparate areas of science are fundamentally linked. Archimedes, Pythagoras, Democritus. The history of …

You Can Browse 437 Complete Issues of ‘Soviet Photo’ Magazine Online

This is really cool. It turns out you can browse through full issues of the old Soviet Photo (AKA “Советское фото”) magazine online at Archive.org. …

Meet the 'mega monk' changing our attitude to happiness, one tweet at a time

There is a long-standing theory in the science of happiness that we each have a set point we return to; a happy medium, however high the highs or low the lows, in between.<p>This ‘hedonic adaptability’ means that even as we achieve our dreams - finding true love, starting a family, making a million – …

Social Media

What Lens Should I Buy? This Video Breaks Down All Your Options

“What lens should I buy?” It’s one of the most common gear questions that pops up in the <i>PetaPixel</i> inbox, and while there is no one-size-fits-all …

Videography

5 Types of Visual Content That Will Optimize Your Conversion Rates

Images and videos are the most direct, cost effective and simple way to engage an audience.<p>This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>Visual content is just as important for your business as Dr. Watson is for the Sherlock Holmes story. Can Sherlock cope without Watson? For sure. Would the story …

How Constraints Force Your Brain To Be More Creative

When we have less to work with, psychologists have found that we actually begin to see the world differently.<p>For decades, the dominant view among psychologists was that constraints served as a barrier to creativity. Anybody who spends a short time working under a confining bureaucracy, dealing with …

Top web navigation trends

Over the past year we’ve seen a lot of growth and new trends in the world of web design. In this article, I'll be focusing on website navigation, and …

Professor Smith Goes to Washington

In response to the new president’s stances on a range of issues, more scientists are preparing to run for political office.<p><i>Updated on June 4, 2018</i><p>For American science, the next four years look to be challenging. The newly inaugurated President Trump, and many of his Cabinet picks, have repeatedly …

Science

Gene That Enables Memories and Sense of Direction Produces Schizophrenia Like Symptoms When Mutated

<i>Summary: A new study reports mice that express a reduced amount of the TMEM108 protein were more likely to express schizophrenia like symptoms,</i> …

Why Hell Can't Freeze Over: Quantum Physics And Absolute Zero

Last week, physicists at the National Institute for Standards and Technology reported they'd cooled an object to a million times colder than room temperature. It was a record for the super-difficult science of super-cooling.<p>In this field, researchers inch ever closer to — but never reach — the …

Yes, I've got a food allergy. Now stop rolling your eyes at me

People treat food allergies like they are just another fad, but many of us suffer from them - even Richard III may have been a victim, says Daisy Dunn<p>At our table we have a vegan, a gluten-hater, a 5:2 dieter, and me, an allergy sufferer. It’s quite the supper club. When the waiter comes to take …

Biomedicine

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