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Tonight's "supermoon" will be the largest since 1948

The moon is going to be bigger and brighter than usual on Monday.<p>Tonight, the full moon will appear larger than it has since the 1940s. The moon will appear around 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter compared with the smallest full moons. It will be worth taking a step outside to see this …

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Marvels of the Cosmos: Our 2nd moon! And Juno! A cosmic 'crunch"?

Hey Jupiter! We’re baaa-aack! Launched in August of 2011, NASA's Juno spacecraft arrived near the largest planet in the solar system on July 4th. …

Eight great tricks for reading people's body language

Body language provides an amazing amount of information on what other people are thinking if you know what to look for. And who hasn't wanted to read people's minds at some point?<p>You already pick up on more body language cues than you're consciously aware of. UCLA research has shown that only 7 …

Most people practise the wrong tasks, reveals a psychologist. Take your head out of those textbooks for a few minutes and read his advice<p>Even the most dedicated study plan can be undone by a failure to understand how human memory works. Only when you’re aware of the trap set for us by …

Language Learning

Of Science And Faith, As Discussed By A Physicist And A Cardinal

Many of my non-believer colleagues would think it foolish to step onto a stage with a high-ranking Vatican cardinal to discuss science and religion.<p>They would claim it to be a waste of time, and the more extreme ones would say that doing this gives religion a credibility it doesn't deserve. Given …

Orthodox Judaism

Why is the history of Chinese philosophy now the most popular course at Harvard? Top tips on how to become a better person according to Confucius and co<p>People are often surprised to learn that Confucius, Mencius, Laozi and other classical Chinese philosophers weren’t rigid traditionalists who …

Taoism

How the brain processes emotions: Neuroscientists identify circuits that could play a role in mental illnesses, including depression

Neuroscientists identify circuits that could play a role in mental illnesses, including depression<p>A new study reveals how two populations of neurons …

The Science Behind How Leaders Connect with Their Teams

Research shows that in leaderless groups, leaders emerge by quickly synchronizing their brain waves with followers through high quality conversations. Simply put, synchrony is a neural process where the frequency and scale of brain waves of people become in sync. Verbal communication plays a large …

The Mindfulness Diet: The Link between Mindfulness, Blood Sugar, and Weight

The Mindfulness Diet: The Link between Mindfulness, Blood Sugar, and WeightDo you struggle with maintaining a healthy weight and a balanced …

2,500-Year-Old Rock Could Be Key To Understanding Ancient Religious Cult

Not much is known about the Etruscan civilization or its unique language.<p>Over 2,000 years ago in Western Italy lived the Etruscans, a civilization …

Archaeology

Looters, Tourism, and Racism: Controversy Surrounds 'Discovery' of Lost City in Honduras | VICE News

Dario Euraque sounded fed up as he explained how the academic community is no stranger to the archaeological gems hidden in La Mosquitia, a rainforest region in the easternmost part of Honduras.<p>"A lot of the archaeological sites there have already been identified in the past, but they were kept a …

7 Weird Things You Do, Explained By Science

Your brain has a lot to answer for.

Earth - Legendary dinosaurs that we all imagine completely wrong

Like many children, I had a severe dinosaur phase. There was a period of my life when I cared more about prehistoric reptiles than pretty much anything else.<p>However, it turns out that much of what I thought I knew is wrong. That is because the prevailing image of dinosaurs has always been a little …

Supermassive Black Hole Simulations Suggest Dark Matter Origin

Cutting edge simulations have revealed for the first time exactly how the supermassive black holes at the heart of quasars were formed.<p>Quasars are some of the brightest objects in the visible universe and they are believed to contain supermassive black holes that are more than a billion times the …

Black Holes

Conflicts Between Science And Spirituality Are Rooted In Your Brain

"They are different kinds of insight, so there is really no reason for so much conflict to arise."<p>The standoff between science and religion -- between fact-based and faith-based ways of thinking and explaining the world -- is nearly as old as human thought itself.<p>In fact, the conflict may be rooted …

15 Habits to Make Yourself Mentally Strong This Year | Inc.com

In business, there are times when you need to be mentally acute to make tough decisions.<p>In leadership, there are times when you need to be mentally tough to navigate through complex information.<p>In life, there are times when you need to be mentally sharp, to make good decisions fast.<p>In those times …

Self-help

Discovery Could Rewrite History of Vikings in New World

POINT ROSEE, Canada<p>Guided by ancient Norse sagas and modern satellite images, searchers discover what may be North America's second Viking site.<p>It’s a two-mile trudge through forested, swampy ground to reach Point Rosee, a narrow, windswept peninsula stretching from southern Newfoundland into the …

Archaeology

I Thought Meditation Was a Waste of Time. I Was Wrong

If you're looking for a performance edge that also yields important health benefits -- and if you're not, why aren't you? -- look no farther.<p>I used to go to a yoga class that started with a few minutes of meditation designed to help us "find our center."<p>I never found my (gosh darn) center.<p>Instead I …

Humans Evolved to Believe In God, This Theory Argues

More than eight in ten people worldwide believe in some form of religion.<p>More than eight in ten people worldwide have some sort of religious belief, according to a Pew Research Center study. Approximately one third of those people are Christian.<p>Even though the percentage of people who identify as …

Owning a cat can lead to mental health problems, study warns

If you're prone to sudden bursts of anger, it could be your cat's fault.<p>A new study has found that people with Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED) - characterised by explosive bouts of rage - are twice as likely to have been infected by a parasite found in cat faeces.<p>The findings suggest that …

'Fenwick Treasure': Hoard of Roman jewellery buried to save it from Boudicca goes on display in Colchester

It was a haul of Roman “bling” hurriedly hidden in the ground by a wealthy woman, terrified of warrior queen Boudicca’s advance on Colchester.<p>The stash of her most valuable possessions was described as one of the finest collections of Roman jewellery in Britain when it was unearthed by …

19 Pieces Of Non-Human DNA Found In Human Genome

Eight percent of your DNA is alien, in that it’s made up of non-human, viral fragments. In fact, viral fragments are often hiding within the genome …

Before You Scroll, Try This Mindful Social Media Practice

How many times a day do you check into your social feeds? How many times do you hit refresh in one visit? Our need to be social can backfire on …

12 Powerful Habits I Have Stolen From Ultra-Successful People

As you may already know I am very curious about habits, behavior psychology and how it all affects success. For over two years I have been …

Motivation

Why smart people are better off with fewer friends - The Washington Post

(Courtesy of James Cridland/Flickr)<p>Hell might actually be other people — at least if you're really smart.<p>That's the implication of fascinating new research published last month in the British Journal of Psychology. Evolutionary psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and …

Former death row inmate channels experience and magic into his art, on display at Copro Gallery

When you're on death row, you can either despair or channel your shackled energy in creative ways. Damien Echols chose the latter, learning the disciplines of magic and meditation — and art.<p>"At one time I tried to make a paint brush out of my own hair" in prison, Echols said. "Did not work at …

Critical thinking suppressed in brains of people who believe in the supernatural

The opposition between religious beliefs and scientific evidence can be explained by difference in brain structures and cognitive activity. …

Leading neuroscientists and Buddhists agree: “Consciousness is everywhere" - Lion's Roar

Neuroscientist Christof Koch discusses scientific theories of consciousness with the Dalai Lama.<p>New theories in neuroscience suggest consciousness is …