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Chances are, you already have a whole shelf full of Ursula K. Le Guin books. You’re not a monster, right? But you’re going to have to make some room …
Every child is different, so learning their temperament differences can help you custom fit your parenting style to their needs.
Photographer Bernhard Edmaier's aerial landscapes are a celebration of color, form, and the wonders of geology.<p>Twenty-three years ago, German photographer Bernhard Edmaier was working as a geologist. He was fascinated with the Earth and its ever changing structures, but something about spending his …Google Earth
Cosmic rays are atom fragments that rain down on the Earth from outside of the solar system. They blaze at the speed of light and have been blamed …Physics
The well-known societal collapse of the ancient Maya civilization in the southern Maya lowlands during the Terminal Classic Period (about 800 – 950 …Archaeology
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"I'm not crazy. Something in my head just works different than yours."<p><b>"It became clear that this wasn't the case.</b> I started a new medication regimen a few months ago and my mood has been stable since then. There are still difficulties, but I try to take them in stride."
<p>Luka Klikovac’s light movements render incredible records of water-immersed colored fluids.</p><p>The shapes displayed in Luka Klikovac's work look like colored smoke, or maybe strange deep-sea creatures, but they're actually mixtures of colored and black liquids immersed in water. The …Digital Art
You can learn so much without ever leaving your couch.<p>Binge-watching comic-book shows and savoring prestige dramas are fine pastimes, but sometimes you need to sit back, relax, and look at animals walking around in scenic vistas. If you pay close attention, you might even learn a weird fact about …David Attenborough
Very few animals are capable of recognizing themselves in the mirror. New research suggests that manta rays are capable of this unique cognitive …Manta Rays
Do you think that the machine you are reading this story on, right now, has a feeling of “what it is like” to be in its state?<p>What about a pet dog? …
Your mental health is critical to your success. When anxiety, burnout, and depression come knocking, work these steps to keep your sanity.<p>In 2013, author Jessica Bruder documented the emotional and mental brutality that comes with being a founder in her shocking <i>Inc.</i> report, "The Psychological Price …
<i>This article is adapted from a talk by Richard Davidson, neuroscientist and founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin,</i> …Mindfulness
The discovery should help scientists understand the life cycle of stars.
“Something in modern life is undermining mental health,” Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, wrote in a recent paper.<p>Specifically, something is undermining young people’s mental health, especially girls.<p>In her paper, Twenge looks at four studies covering 7 million …Psychology
Is our Universe one of many?<p>The idea of parallel universes, once consigned to science fiction, is now becoming respectable among scientists – at least, among physicists, who have a tendency to push ideas to the limits of what is conceivable.<p>In fact there are almost too many other potential …Dark Matter
These parenting strategies may seem counterintuitive, but keeping kids safe is not about sheltering them. Kids need risk and conflict—in …Parenting
America is overdosing on religion: How the presidential election got taken over by theocrats and zealots
From the Islamophobia of Donald Trump to everything about Ted Cruz, this is getting bad. And Dems aren’t immune<p>Although someday I'd like to run for my local school board, I doubt I ever will. The single biggest factor holding me back (in my own mind) is the fact that I'm an outspoken atheist. I'm …Religion
Edward Aubry's <i>Unhappenings</i> is a smart and satisfying time travel novel. I love stories about paradox created by folks moving around in time, and this …
Another day soars by and you’re finding it hard to relax.Your to-do list never shrinks and you’re constantly finding new things to add to it. You …Time Management
Epaminondas (or Epameinondas, c. 420 - 362 BCE) was a Theban general who famously defeated Sparta at the Battle of Leuctra in 371 BCE. The daring and …Ancient History
Elizabeth Bonesteel is the author of <i>The Cold Between</i>, a story of conspiracy and murder beyond the stars. In the following short interview, Coldsteel …Writing
<b>Metallic ink was used to inscribe scrolls regarded as an archaeological wonder, according to scientists.</b><p>The discovery pushes back the date for the first use of metallic ink by several centuries.<p>The Herculaneum scrolls were buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79 and are charred and fragile.<p>…Archaeology
A group of leading climate scientists have warned that the effects of global warming could come quicker and at a far bigger impact than originally …
We've believed the movies for too long. The truth about intelligence is less happy.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You want your kids to have a better life than you.<p>Of course you do.<p>You need them to be more intelligent than …Business Strategy
Smithsonian.com announced the winners of its 13th annual photo contest Tuesday.<p>The contest saw more than 460,000 submissions from photographers in 168 different countries. Nine images were selected as winners.Sustainability
Stage magicians are not the only ones who can distract the eye: a new cognitive psychology experiment demonstrates how all human beings have a …The Brain
A recent study has revealed a weight-loss trick that couldn’t be simpler: Turn down the volume in your environment (or your earbuds), and listen to …
The CEO of $2 billion startup Domo: 'We've been lying to people' so we could surprise them with our master plan
First off, Domo announced today that it's raised another $131 million in funding, including capital from BlackRock, keeping its valuation steady at $2 billion. Business Insider has also discovered that Domo still has $200 million in the bank, a number that James confirmed.<p>Second, and more …Apps