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See the Winning Photos From the "Birth Image of the Year" Contest (NSFW)

"While birth is beautiful, it is also messy and real," the contest organizers caution. Yep, pretty much.<p>Earlier this week, the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPBP) announced the winners of its annual "Image of the Year" competition. The winning photos were chosen …

Scientists are beginning to figure out why conservatives are…conservative

Scientists are using eye-tracking devices to detect automatic response differences between liberals and conservatives.University of …

How a Chef's Entire Menu is Based on a Catch of the Day—Even If He Doesn't Know What It Will Be

<i>Welcome toOut of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of the relationships that build and sustain the food industry. This year, we’re traveling the country to look at how sustainability has become a rapidly growing movement within the food world.Chefs at the forefront of this trend are introducing</i> …

General relativity caught in action around black hole

<b>GENEVA</b> — An effect of general relativity that is barely measurable on Earth has been spotted in full force around a black hole.<p>Physicists detected …

Militia Members Take Over Federal Government Building In Oregon

The large group occupied buildings at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The occupation was part of a larger protest against the federal government and the impending imprisonment of two Oregon ranchers.<p>The militia members broke into the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, in Harney …

Turning Sand into fuel - Silicon oil as an energy carrier

Dr Peter Plichta studied chemistry, physics and nuclear chemistry in Cologne, Germany. He obtained his doctorate in chemistry in 1970, and in the …

Powerful Dance Portraits Capture the Elegance and Intensity of the Human Body in Motion

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Yakovlev has an amazing talent for conveying the elegant, refined energy of dancers. His stunning studio portraits capture dancers mid-pose, exuding a grace and power that is fortified by the primarily black and white aesthetic and clean scene compositions. …

Photography

Engineers demo first processor that uses light for ultrafast communications

Engineers have successfully married electrons and photons within a single-chip microprocessor, a landmark development that opens the door to …

Conservative legal strategist has no office or staff, just a surprising Supreme Court track record

The most effective legal strategist before the Supreme Court these days is a retired stockbroker and liberal-turned-conservative who admits he sometimes finds plaintiffs by cold-calling strangers on the phone.<p>"I don't have a staff or an office," or for that matter, a law degree, said Edward Blum, …

Civil Rights

Scientists say these 2 'dark' personality traits can help you succeed at work

It's a question that's plagued researchers for years, and unfortunately, there's no clear answer.<p>Now, new research suggests that jerks can sometimes be more successful, depending on the specific traits they display.<p>For the study, cited by the Association for Psychological Science, psychologists at …

Psychology

Columbia engineers build biologically powered chip

Columbia Engineering researchers have, for the first time, harnessed the molecular machinery of living systems to power an integrated circuit from …

Here's how Amazon's drone delivery system works

Amazon is cutting out the middle-man, literally, with its latest innovation: delivery via drone.<p>On the crest of one of the biggest online shopping days of the year, Amazon is once again showcasing its new delivery service. There's a new ad with Jeremy Clarkson, the former host of BBC's "Top Gear" …

Drones

Education is broken — but this entrepreneur has a stunningly simple idea to fix it

Salman Khan, also a founder of the free education resource Khan Academy, says we force students to move ahead when they aren't ready.<p>But he has a solution.<p>"We shouldn't drag everyone around at the same pace," Khan told the audience. Instead, he says, we should take inspiration from martial arts …

Education

Sex Reassignment Surgery at 74: Medicare Win Opens Door for Transgender Seniors

CHICAGO — Denee Mallon marveled at the view of Lake Michigan from her hospital bed in the Windy City, where she had just made history: the then 74-year-old transgender woman underwent a milestone sex reassignment surgery she’d sought for decades. “Here I am, finally, after all these years,” she …

7 Billionaires Worried about Income Inequality

Income inequality is a complicated issue. The U.S. is the richest and yet most unequal country in the world when you consider wealth, according to …

Researchers have managed to “pluck” a single photon out of a pulse of light

At the Weizmann Institute of Science, researchers have managed to “pluck” a single photon – one particle of light – out of a pulse of light. The …

Driverless Pods Cart People Around in Connected Crates

NEXT autonomous vehicle modules can configure any way they are needed<p>We already live in a science fiction-esque world of cars that drive themselves …

The art and beauty of general relativity

One hundred years ago this month, an obscure German physicist named Albert Einstein presented to the Prussian Academy of Science his General Theory …

The psychological benefits of gratitude closely mirror those of meditation

Recently, I was watching television with my son when an ad came on for a cell phone company. The tagline for the ad said, “Get ready for Thanksgetting.”<p>“Wow.” My 17-year-old looked at me in disbelief. “It kind of seems like they are missing the point.”<p>I still am not entirely sure how we were …

Mindfulness

6 Sayings of Entrepreneurs Who Will Lead Their Companies to the Top

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You know them. By name. By reputation. They are the living legends, the household names, the superstars. They are the entrepreneurs who have succeeded against all odds and beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. How did they make it? What …

Entrepreneurship

8 Mind Hacks That Give You Instant Results

Learning never exhausts the mind – <b>Leonardo da Vinci</b><p>I have many weaknesses. I struggle to engage in conversation. Having to call up someone triggers a …

Syrian Refugee Gives Thanks to Welcoming Germans by Feeding Berlin’s Homeless

Alex Assali is a Syrian refugee who believes in the beauty of paying it forward. After criticizing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad online in 2007, Assali fled Damascus without a passport. For several years, he lived in Libya and worked to help Syrian refugees. In 2014, he made his way to Germany. …

Bashar al-Assad

The Real Story Behind the Paintings in The Danish Girl

danish girl paintings<p>In the early 1900s, Danish artist Gerda Wegener came up with a creative solution after her model was running late: She had her husband, landscape painter Einar Wegener, pose for her in stockings and heels instead. That brief experience stirred something inside of Einar, who, …

LHC collides ions at new record energy

After the successful restart of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and its first months of data taking with proton collisions at a new energy frontier, …

What Americans Get Wrong About Charity

If you're like most Americans, you most likely give to charity during the holiday season. Last year, 95 percent of American families made charitable donations. In fact, the United States is the global leader when it comes to individual charitable giving. According to the World Giving Index, an …

Developing Countries

How the CIA encouraged citizens under occupation to sabotage their workplaces during World War II.

The Office of Strategic Services (the CIA's World War II–era precursor) created this document in 1944, for use by operatives in Europe who were …

The Lost Factor in the Buddha's Path to Happiness

It would be easy to assume, given the ways Buddhist practice has been presented to its target market, that it revolves entirely around meditation: Health and well-being books, magazines and websites are lousy with images of smiling young women sitting blissfully on cushions, the sun dappling …

Meditation

21 Foods That Fight Inflammation

Are you stressing about the amount of time you’re taking off work for symptoms your doctor simply can’t explain?<p>Struggling to understand why certain …

Immune System