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Remembering Richard Feynman

The late Richard P. Feynman, longtime professor of physics at Caltech and Nobel Laureate, would have been 100 years old on May 11, 2018. Though he …

Physics

Incredible drone footage shows growth of huge miles-long crack that could tear Africa in TWO

This incredible drone footage captures the scale of growth in a huge crack which is threatening to tear Africa in two.<p>The enormous crevice is already …

Geology

How to Fold Amazing Stunt Paper Airplanes

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Cosmology

This Video About The Scale of Black Holes Will Crush Your Poor, Tiny Brain

We were not prepared for this.<p>Black holes are vast, matter-annihilating objects that seem to defy physics by their very existence. They're so weird, …

Black Holes

The Present Moment

In the history of Buddhism, popular movements that present meditation as a relatively simple practice, accessible without extensive training, are …

Mindfulness

'The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind' Returns From Madness

One spring morning in 2015, Barbara Lipska got up as usual, dyed her hair and went for a jog in her suburban Virginia neighborhood.<p>But when she returned from a much longer than expected run, her husband Mirek was completely taken aback.<p>"I was lost in my own neighborhood," Lipska says. "The hair dye …

Mental Health

This Is The Secret Meaning Behind The Devil's Number 666

It's a code for his real name.<p>We've all heard about the infamous number 666, which is rather cryptically referred to as the "number of the beast" in …

Mathematics

Why Smoking Weed Makes You Tired And Lazy

Even as the body of evidence of cannabis' potential as a potent medical precursor grows (especially with the development of CBD-rich strains), …

Neuroscience

Learn How to Fold a World-Record-Setting Paper Airplane

Growing up with six brothers, John Collins got really good at folding paper planes.<p>"Anything you can beat your siblings at is good," he says.<p>But he …

Demonstration

The Diet That Might Cure Depression

Several studies show that healthy eating is connected with better mood.<p>At the turn of the 20th century, prominent physicians who were trying to understand where mental illness comes from seized on a new theory: autointoxication. Intestinal microbes, these doctors suggested, are actually dangerous …

Immune System

The Genesis Essentia is a Stunningly Gorgeous Electric Concept

Now this is how you design a concept car<p>If you want a luxury sedan that offers great value for your money, the midsize Genesis G80 and the larger G90 should absolutely be on your radar. And when the compact G70 finally goes on sale, we expect it to give Lexus and Infiniti dealers a serious …

Luxury Lifestyle

What Grounding Techniques Can You Use for PTSD?

Grounding is a particular type of coping strategy that is designed to "ground" you in or immediately connect you with the present moment. Grounding …

Mindfulness

Welcoming Emotions Into the Present Moment

When I read The Wisdom of Insecurity by the philosopher Alan Watts in college, it turned my world around. He hammered home a point that is simple, …

Mindfulness

Behind the job: Life as a Formula 1 mechanic

<b>If go-kart racers dream of sitting behind the wheel of an F1 car, then you can bet there are plenty of local garage mechanics who fancy tinkering with the same super-machine.</b><p>As the new season starts in Australia, Newsbeat's been given special behind-the-scenes access at Williams Racing.<p>It's home to …

Williams F1

Australia's most expensive new car comes with a $1.5 million tax bill

Italian supercar brand Pagani is now in Australia, but if you’re been hanging out to buy one, then hopefully you’ve been saving for some time or …

Roadsters

Welcome to The Deepest Hole in The World

Looks can be deceiving.<p>Deep in western Russia, if you know where to look, you'll find a small collection of ragged scrap metal and crumbled concrete. …

Earth Science

24 Signs of a Highly Sensitive Person

Are you a highly sensitive person? Do you know someone in your personal or professional life who may be highly sensitive? High sensitivity can be …

Psychology

Here's a Simple Explanation of Stephen Hawking's Greatest Contribution to Science

He really was a genius.<p>Mathematical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking was best known for his work exploring the relationship between black …

'Microdosing' LSD is not just a Silicon Valley trend – it is spreading to other workplaces

It may seem like a doomed attempt to mix business and pleasure. But a growing number of young professionals in Silicon Valley insist that taking …

Consciousness

How the super-rich finance their supercars

You've probably seen the finance deals offered by car manufacturers in TV adverts saying you can have their latest models for as little as £100 a …

Personal Finance (UK)

The secret behind Ferrari's floor tunnels

Ferrari's Formula 1 car grabbed attention in pre-season testing thanks to the appearance of new bodywork tunnels exiting alongside the gearbox.<p>Such …

Motorsport

Plot like Homer

Nine years have passed since the Trojan war ended, and Odysseus has not yet shown up.<p>Most think he is dead. 108 suitors are abusing the hospitality …

What You Need To Know If You Want Your Relationship With A Sagittarius To Last

As much as I think daily horoscopes are so overly generic and sometimes change the way we interpret our days as they can become self-fulfilling …

Relationships

Watch the formation of the universe and Earth in this cool time-lapse video

Each second represents 22 million years<p>In the grand cosmic scale, humanity and our tiny home in the universe are absolutely inconsequential. In a neat time-lapse video from John Boswell, you can watch the formation and growth of the universe from the big bang to now.<p>Boswell, aka melodysheep, has …

Universe

Photographing These Abandoned Space Shuttles Made Me a Russian Target

How one man broke into a secret facility housing the last of the Soviet Union's experimental space ships.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Australia</i>.<p><i>This is a story from an anonymous photographer, as told to Julian Morgans.</i><p><i>What you’re looking at is a derelict Russian space shuttle, covered</i> …

Space Exploration

Let Stephen Hawking blow your mind with what happened before the Big Bang

Stephen Hawking is a smart guy.<p>The famed cosmologist has reinvented the way we understand the universe, from black holes to the dawn of time.<p>He also …

I had a good job, a loving family, and a white picket fence. This is how I lost it all.

<i>This story is part of a series called</i> <i>Craigslist Confessional</i><i>. Writer Helena Bala has been meeting people via Craigslist and documenting their stories for over two years. Each story is written as it was told to her. Bala says that by listening to their stories, she hopes to bear witness to her</i> …

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Porsche starts work on flying passenger drones

You might have to cross another item off of the list of things you never thought Porsche would do. <i>Automobilwoche</i> has claimed that Porsche is developing passenger drones, and is close to showing off its first design sketch. While there's clearly not much to show at this point, you would have some …

Watch how to etch glass with vinyl stencils and sand

Plotters with precision cutters certainly make glass etching easier that making stencils by hand, but it's still very labor intensive.<p>Fun fact: they …