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11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Australia: Hard areas found in MH370 search zone unlikely to be man-made

The undersea mapping of the main search area for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has found small parts of the ocean floor that are harder than the surrounding rock, but the objects detected are unlikely to be man-made, Australian authorities said Friday.<p>Ships have been surveying tens of thousands of …

Molecule quits tumbling when laser cools it

Scientists have used a single laser to instantly cool a trapped molecule to the temperature of outer space and to stop its rotation.<p>The method stops …

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The Telescope We Need to Find Earth 2.0

Astronomers have discovered a multitude of new exoplanets, but is it possible to detect whether faraway world have water, oxygen, or other ingredients for life as we know it?<p><b>The past two decades of exoplanet hunting</b> have turned up hundreds of new worlds, and in recent years, that tally has grown to …

Cheap Drinking Water From The Sun, Aided By A Pop Of Pencil Shavings

Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel did it to survive on the Pacific Ocean. Robert Redford used the trick in All Is Lost.<p>When you're trapped on a boat, you can easily make fresh water, right? Simply let the sun heat up and evaporate salt water. Then trap the steam, condense it on a plastic surface and …

Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered

Jurassic fossils may mean that feathers were all in the family.<p>Almost all dinosaurs were probably covered in feathers, Siberian fossils of a tufted, two-legged running dinosaur dating from roughly 160 million years ago suggest.<p>Over the past two decades, discoveries in China have produced at least …