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Its Official: These are the Least Stressful Cities in the World

If the daily grind has you wishing you were on vacay asap, you may want to consider heading to one of these cities on your next trip. Zipjet, a …

The genesis of 'Rogue One,' the first 'Star Wars' you might not want to take your kid to

For nearly 40 years, the "Star Wars" franchise has been targeted at all ages, from the youngest padawans to the most grizzled Jedi masters. Speaking to The Times in 1977, shortly before the release of "A New Hope," George Lucas said he thought of the film — which was initially rated G until its …

Star Wars

Space Farming: NASA Tests New Harvest Technique To Increase ISS Crop Yield

NASA astronauts on board the International Space Station on Friday reaped the first harvest of red romaine lettuce leaves grown on the orbiting space …

What Is EmDrive, NASA's New Space Engine?

NASA is going to Mars, perhaps as early as 2033. It won't be a short trip, however, at least not with current technology.<p>According to a recent <b>Boeing</b> (NYSE: BA) presentation on NASA's plan for a manned mission to Mars, the best time to launch a spaceship from Earth to Mars is during "Mars …

Scientists blend photosynthesis and quantum physics to improve solar cells

Four physicists at the University of California, Riverside decided to blend photosynthesis and quantum physics to work towards greener solar cells. …

Quantum Physics

Houston, we have power: Space-based solar power could be the final frontier in renewable energy

Solar power harnessed from outer space could be the key to humanity’s survival<p>Critics of the 2002 James Bond film “Die Another Day” decried its over-reliance on über-tech, even by 007 standards. Think sonic agitator rings for shattering bullet-proof glass, and an invisible Aston Martin that might …

Chernobyl Is Going to Become a Solar Farm

Two Chinese companies have put forth a plan to build a 1 gigawatt solar farm in the area around the abandoned reactor.<p>Two Chinese solar companies have announced a plan to build a large solar farm in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. The solar farm is expected to output over 1 gigawatt of power.<p>The …

Renewable Energy

This Video Shows How Protein Builds Muscle

All the curls in the world won’t build your biceps if you aren’t eating enough protein. But how does the food you eat benefit your strength? This …

Why Catholics Built Secret Astronomical Features Into Churches to Help Save Souls

After centuries of war, Catholicism and science reconciled over meridian lines.<p>A disc of light moves across the cathedral floor. The marble in its …

Are You Being Manipulated? 5 Ways Psychopaths Use Emotions Against You, According to Science

Knowing how psychopaths use emotion can help you protect yourself.<p>For most of us, the label "psychopath" summons images of cold-blooded serial killers. But psychopathy is a complex condition that scientists still struggle to fully understand.<p>Professor Robert Hare has spent his life studying …

8 Horrible Habits That Are Ruining Your Productivity (and What You Can Do to Fix Them)

No better time to start than right now!<p>If there is one thing in life people underestimate, it is the impact of their daily habits.<p>Whether you want to admit it or not, the truth is that just about everything in life can be directed back to your habits. Long-term success is the result of good habits. …

Are You Still Doing Planks? You Need to Try This Workout Instead

<i>Feel like taking your planks to a whole new level? Our friends at Shape show us how to take it up a notch through crawling.</i><p>Planks are hailed as the Holy Grail of core exercises — not only because they carve your core, but because they recruit other muscles all over your body. As amazing as they may …

Workouts

Elon Musk Unveils Shingles That Could Finally Make Rooftop Solar Sexy

The billionaire envisions solar roofs and batteries powering homes with electric cars in the garage.<p>Elon Musk late Friday debuted glass roofing shingles that generate electricity from the sun, a critical step toward merging Tesla Motors with his solar energy firm, SolarCity.<p>At a 30-minute press …

Architects from Amsterdam to Lagos are building on water to try to tackle the twin urban pressures of population density and climate change<p>It’s a timber-clad house with open-plan living, pale floorboards and large windows giving views across Chichester canal. This building designed by London-based …

Housing

10 Movies to See Before 2017

Arrival<p>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them<p>Manchester by the Sea<p>Moana<p>La La Land<p>Office Christmas Party<p>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story<p>Sing<p>A Monster …

Movies

The Most Arresting Images From Phyllis Posnick’s New Book, Stoppers

Signals from space aliens? Scientists disagree

The claim of two scientists that they may have found evidence of intelligent aliens is raising some astronomers' eyebrows.<p>Appearing in the journal Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, the pair's study reports that 234 stars (out of over two million surveyed) have signals in the …

Five UK journeys that take you back in time

Several winters back an overladen northerly smothered Norfolk with snow, blocking roads and burying hedges. A few days into the freeze, I decided to ski to my sister’s village. In the half-light of late afternoon the undulating drifts and whorls merged with the sky and I had to use a compass to …

Samsung reportedly tested the exploding Galaxy Note 7 batteries in-house

While it’s a standard practice for most smartphone manufacturers to leave it up to third-party companies to convey tests on its phone batteries, it turns out this isn’t the way Samsung does things.<p>Unlike other companies like Apple, the South Korean tech giant is apparently among the few …

Scientists Agree This Is The Most Effective Diet For Weight Loss

It’s so simple, but studies show it makes all the difference.<p>Run a Google search for the “best diet for weight loss,” and you’ll get 11,200,000 results. Near all of them will disagree as to what the best diet for weight loss actually is. Some will say that low-fat diets are the way to go, and …

10 small things you do that people use to judge your personality

Psychologists call it the "spotlight effect": People generally don't pay nearly as much attention to you as you think they do.<p>Phew.<p>But when they are motivated to pay attention, they <i>really</i> pay attention. Not just to your outfit and your haircut, but to seemingly trivial things, like your handwriting …

The UN plans to go to space in 2021

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs has been kicking around in one form or another since the late 50s, becoming fully official in 1962, when it was established under the Department of Political and Security Council Affairs as the wonderfully named Committee on the Peaceful Uses of …

Dark matter: What's the matter?

Altmetric: 61<p>Citations: 1<p>More detail<p>Outlook<p>Jeff Hecht<p>Particle physics<br>• Theoretical physics<p>The leading theory of dark matter is running out of room to …

14 Things Guests Hate When they Visit your Home

We love it when family and friends gather for dinner parties during weekends or some special occasions. Food, drink, and gossip, the fun in unlimited …

This Kind of Sex Can Create an Altered Mental State

Sex, one of the more pleasurable forms of exercise, can do some wonderful things for your health, from strengthening your muscles to improving …

World's first typhoon turbine could power all of Japan for 50 years

An engineer in Japan is looking for a silver lining in the destructive typhoons that regularly drench the island nation. Atsushi Shimizu has invented …

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How you speak and write plays a big part in your level of success in life. Use words improperly and others will instantaneously--and often unintentionally and subconsciously--judge your intelligence or education. Check out this list of common, embarrassing errors even smart people make.<p>1. "Me" as …

Language

The 4 Stages of Love (Explained By Neuroscience)

Julia floated up to me with a big smile, "Guess what?" she said.<p>"What?"<p>"I think I'm in love," she replied.<p>"That's great, but I didn't even know you …

flow.ci Weekly Mashup 12

Angular 2.0, Node.js, Javascript, and Deep Learning Highlights<p>This week, we cover:<p><b>- How Developers Use Node.js — Survey Results<br>- Angular Version 2</b> …