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Quiet, Please

On a bright Monday afternoon, the fairy godmother of introverts—author Susan Cain, J.D. ’93, whose book <i>Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That</i> …

The Case for Shyness

Joe Moran’s book Shrinking Violets is a sweeping history that doubles as a (quiet) defense of timidity.<p>The Heimlich maneuver, in the nearly 50 years since Dr. Henry Heimlich established its protocol, has been credited with saving many lives. But not, perhaps, as many as it might have. The maneuver, …

Ice Age

Unconscious F-16 Pilot Saved From Fatal Crash by Onboard Collision Avoidance Software

Declassified USAF footage shows the pilot's HUD as he plunges toward the ground in a supersonic dive.<p>In May of this year, an international F-16 student pilot was undergoing basic maneuver training over the southwestern United States when he experienced G-induced loss of consciousness (also known as …

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

Are We The Earliest Intelligent Life In The Universe?

The study of the formation and logic of the universe — cosmology — and the study of exoplanets and their conduciveness to life do not seem to intersect much.<p>Scientists in one field focus on the deep physics of the cosmos, while the others search for the billions upon billions of planets out there — …

Proxima Centauri

3 Reasons Kids Struggle With Math And How to Help

Algorithms, decimals, division, fractions, sums-these seem like harmless math terms. But, to many children, they bring out fear and even anxiety when it comes to mathematics. Children now, more than ever are struggling with math. What is the cause for concern and what can you do to fix it?<p><b>1. Math</b> …

Mathematics

The Caribbean is making a mysterious sound so loud that it can be 'heard' from space

The ocean's a noisy place, but under the regular din of marine life and ship traffic, scientists have detected a strange, much louder sound coming from the Caribbean Sea.<p>It's too low to be heard by human ears, but the whistle-like noise is so powerful that researchers have been able to pick up its …

The Supreme Awakening: What Did Buddha, Emerson, Einstein and Saint Teresa Have in Common?

<b>Interview with author Craig Pearson</b><p><i>"There are moments when one feels free from one's own identification with human limitations and inadequacies ... Life and death flow into one, and there is neither evolution nor destiny; only being."</i> -- Albert Einstein<p>An ongoing theme in human culture is the …

The Psychology Behind Why People Support Certain Presidential Candidates

A political analyst and psychoanalyst explain why Trump’s, Sanders’s, Clinton’s, and Cruz’s leadership styles appeal to their supporters.<p>Why does a Trump supporter support Trump and a Sanders supporter support Sanders? At first that question might seem a bit nonsensical. Or it’s easy to jump to the …

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

The Brain

Global warming is changing the way the Earth spins on its axis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is shifting the way the Earth wobbles on its polar axis, a new NASA study finds.<p>Melting ice sheets — especially in Greenland — are changing the distribution of weight on Earth.<p>And that has caused both the North Pole and the wobble, which is called polar motion, to …

Astronomers Discover The Biggest Object in The Universe So Far - The BOSS Great Wall

It's 1 billion light-years long.<p>As if staring up at the night sky didn’t make us feel small already, astronomers have recently announced the …

‘Sometimes the gun is taller than the kid’: How ISIS uses schools to indoctrinate children

But it's hard to miss the sign that these aren't normal students — the black cloth tied around some of their heads that bears the Islamic State's symbol.<p>The terrorist group (which is also known as ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh) has released a barrage of propaganda in recent months touting the schools in …

The Bermuda Triangle solved?

SCIENTISTS believe they’re closer to explaining the Bermuda Triangle after a discovery on the other side of the planet.

Why Don't Planets Hit Each Other?

<i>Why don’t planets orbiting the Sun ever hit each other?</i><p>They did! The current solar system is the stable aftermath of a fairly violent growth period, so what we see now is the result of a several-billion-years-long evolution.<p>Many of the objects in the universe didn’t begin their existence in the …

Gravitational Waves Will Show The Quantum Nature Of Reality

One of the oldest predictions of Einstein’s general theory of relativity — the gravitational theory that spacetime is a fabric that gets bent and curved by the presence of matter and energy — is that masses that accelerate in the Universe produce ripples in the fabric of space itself: gravitational …

Gravitational Waves

When Astronomers Chased a Total Eclipse in a Concorde

In the 1970s, a small group of astronomers used the first prototype of the Concorde to pursue a total eclipse across the Sahara at twice the speed of sound.<p>On Wednesday, a solar eclipse gave people across a swath of Indonesia and the South Pacific the chance to see a generous 4 minutes and 9 …

A huge pyramid-like mountain exists in the asteroid belt and NASA can't explain it

Pyramids in the far reaches of the solar system might sound like a science fiction writer's fever dream.<p>But just take a look at this mountain on a …

17 Things to Never Say to a Girl With Borderline Personality Disorder

One woman with Borderline Personality Disorder opens up.<p><b>1. Nothing.</b> Going to bed in an argument isn't our style. Even when you've casually dismissed it as a minor disagreement and all but forgotten about it, we're worrying that you hate us and will never speak to us again. So please, stay awake …

People with anxiety show fundamental differences in perception

People with anxiety fundamentally perceive the world differently, according to a new study. They aren't simply making the choice to 'play it safe.'

Mars Had a Volcanic Blowup So Huge That It Tilted the Whole Planet

Space is so metal.<p>Earth has had some whoppers of volcanic explosions in the past, including one that may have been half of the one-two punch that led to the extinction of dinosaurs. But Mars can easily blow any of that away. It once had a volcanic eruption so huge, that it tilted the entire face of …

British man forced off easyJet plane after passenger saw message about 'prayer' on his phone

Police arrived, took Laolu Opebiyi off and asked if he was converting to Islam<p>A British man was removed from from an easyJet plane by armed officers after a passenger saw a message on his phone about 'prayer' and reported him as a security threat.<p>Laolu Opebiyi, 40, a Christian, born in Nigeria and …

What You Never Knew About Eating Disorders and Suicide

Suffering in silence can be deadly.<p>Lindsey Hall knew she'd hit rock bottom when she woke up on a hotel room couch at 5 a.m., vomiting blood after an all-night eating binge. It was 2013 and the then-23-year-old had traveled from New York — where she was working part-time at a literary agency — to …

Vatican's number three furiously denies claims he sexually abused boys in Australia

Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican's finance chief, is due to give evidence to an Australian inquiry by video link later this month<p>The Vatican’s economy minister is reportedly being investigated on suspicion of sexually abusing altar boys when he was a priest.<p>George Pell, an Australian cardinal who …

Will the World's Largest Supercollider Spawn a Black Hole? (Op-Ed)

<i>Don Lincoln is a senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermilab, the United States' biggest Large Hadron Collider research institution.</i> …

The simplest way to get — and stay — happy, according to psychologists

In other words, when was the last time you were truly happy?<p>It's an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And many of us don't get enough of it.<p>What's more, there's a common belief that if we seek out things like a better career, more money, and meaningful companionship, we'll be happier as a …

Why We Need to Stop Casually Throwing Around Words Like 'Bipolar' or 'OCD'

It's easy to say you're "having a panic attack" when you're just a bit stressed, but we should watch to make sure that the meaning of words that refer to serious mental health conditions isn't diluted.<p>If you say <i>kangaroo</i> enough times, it stops being a furry animal with a pouch and becomes a sound. …

No We're Not All Equal and No You Can't Be Anything You Want to Be

By embracing our inequalities we're that much more likely to get stuff done, to grow and achieve more. By not trying to squeeze into the same mold we'll not only accomplish more but also feel happier in the process<p>We've had it instilled in us since we were young children. Everyone is equal, …

Afghan official: U.S. airstrikes hit ISIS radio station, kill 29 militants

<b>(CNN) —</b> U.S. airstrikes in eastern Afghanistan killed 29 ISIS fighters and struck the terrorist group's FM radio station, signaling American forces' continued military action in the war-torn nation -- albeit against a different entity that brought them there in the first place.<p>The strikes occurred …

Afghanistan

The Origin Of Geological Terms: Feldspar

“What’s in a name?” asked William Shakespeare in his play <i>Romeo and Juliet</i>. It may also be of interest to explore the origin of some common terms used in geology in an upcoming series.<p>More than 7,000 terrestrial minerals are known, however only 70 are common and only 10 make up more than 95% of …