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3 Secrets to Building Your Mental Strength

Most people know how to build physical strength, but there's a lot more confusion over the steps you can take to develop mental strength. While there are lots of exercises that can help you become mentally strong, here are three secrets to building mental muscle:<p><b>1. Talk to yourself like a trusted</b> …

Self-help

Biggest Women's World Cup in history to kick off with many contenders

Back in the day, before FIFA spent much of its time fending off criminal indictments, the organization used to put on major international soccer tournaments.<p>It will get back to that on Saturday, when the largest and longest Women's World Cup in history kicks off in Edmonton, Canada. And in another …

Rehydrating the Earth: A New Paradigm For Water Management - The Permaculture Research Institute

April 13, 2015 by Richard Widows & filed under Regional Water Cycle, Water, Water Conservation<p><i>This article was first published in the Holistic</i> …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Sleep

NASA Administrator Gives Ted Cruz A Lesson In How Science Works

Sen. Ted Cruz thinks NASA should spend less time studying the planet and more time finding ways to go out into space.<p>Cruz (R-TX), who is chair of the …

Ted Cruz

Brazil minister Levy privately criticized Rousseff: report | Reuters

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian Finance Minister Joaquim Levy mildly criticized President Dilma Rousseff, saying she does not always act in “the most effective way,” in remarks at a time when investors are watching for signs of tension between the two philosophically different …

Brazil

Ellen Pao waxes philosophical in post-trial tweet storm

After her loss to venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins in a sexual-discrimination case, Pao takes to Twitter to speak her mind.<p>Ellen Pao, who on Friday lost her gender-discrimination suit against one of the most powerful venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, took to Twitter after the verdict was …

Social Media

Apple founder Steve Jobs used Zen mindfulness as path to success

It was mindfulness, the kind taught in Zen Buddhism, which an old-fashioned high-flyer might have dismissed as New Age mumbo-jumbo.<p>The Apple …

Meditation

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

Meet the ‘living dead’: Forensic scientists’ new weapon

The bacteria in and on our bodies can betray some of our deepest secrets – even after we die. Linda Geddes investigates.<p>In the seconds after you breathe your last breath, the living dead take over. Now that your blood no longer flows, oxygen levels within your body plummet and degrading chemical …

Biology

Einstein's Theory of Relativity Explained (Infographic)

The theories of relativity by Albert Einstein revolutionized how the world thinks about space, time, mass, energy and gravity.<p>Prior to Einstein, the …

Physics

10 Bizarre Objects You Didn't Know Were In Our Solar System

With 4,826 confirmed planets and Kepler candidates and the discovery of a gas giant with a colossal system of 160 rings, it may seem like we know …

Incredible video explains how the Sahara fertilises the Amazon rainforest

The 3D rendering made by Nasa shows how one of the world's driest places fertilises the Earth's biggest rainforest<p>A Nasa satellite has collected data which reveals just how much Saharan dust is transported 3,000 miles across the globe to the Amazon rainforest every year.<p>The dust transport estimates …

Geophysics

Wait, There’s Life On Saturn’s Moon, Titan? We Explain.

We’ve been looking for alien life for quite a while, pretty much as soon as we discovered outer space. But while the headlines you’ve seen about life on Saturn’s moon, Titan, are a bit misleading, the discovery they’re talking about is enormously exciting.<p><b>Why would we even care about a moon …

How Big Data Keeps Planes In The Air

Big data in the aviation industry means <i>a lot</i> of data.<p>According to the U.S. National Air Traffic Controllers Association, a total of 87,000 flights are in the skies in the United States on any given day.<p>Data collected by sensors on one aircraft covers more than 300,000 parameters with engine data …

Big Data

Galaxy merger caught by Hubble telescope

A spiral galaxy gets twisted out of shape after coming too close to a cosmic neighbor in a gorgeous photo captured by NASA's Hubble Space …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

Mindfulness Reduces the Way Stress Affects the Brain

For the last decade numerous studies have shown that mindfulness training can improve a variety of mental and physical health problems.<p>Scientists, …

Black Hole Moon

Black Hole MoonWhat would happen if the Moon were replaced with an equivalently-massed black hole? If it's possible, what would a lunar ("holar"?) …

Black Holes

Interstellar technology throws light on spinning black holes

The team responsible for the Oscar-nominated visual effects at the center of Christopher Nolan's epic 'Interstellar' have turned science fiction into …

Christopher Nolan

Nicole Struppert: Finding Geometry in Street Photography

<b>All images by Nicole Struppert. Used with permission.</b><p>Photographer Nicole Struppert is a photojournalist that loves to shoot street photography …

Street Photography

Stop kicking the robots before they start kicking us

Two words: unfriendly AI<p>Boston Dynamics is a robotics company owned by Google. They make robots and then release videos demonstrating what these robots can do. They are the kind of videos that make you wonder if Boston, or any city, stands a chance.<p>Earlier this week, Boston Dynamics showed off its …

Robotics

How Scientists Might Have Found An Inner-Inner Core

If you were to venture down through Earth's many layers to the very center of the planet, you'd find some interesting things. (Video via Google Earth)<p>…

How would the world change if we found alien life?

In 1938, Orson Welles narrated a radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds" as a series of simulated radio bulletins of what was happening in real time as Martians arrived on our home planet. The broadcast is widely remembered for creating public panic, although to what extent is hotly debated …

Native Americans

How far is Betelgeuse?

Finding star distances isn’t easy. Here’s how it’s done, and why astronomers modified the distance estimate to the famous star Betelgeuse.<p>Not long …

Universe

The AI Revolution: How Far Away Are Our Robot Overlords?

Imagine taking a time machine back to 1750—a time when the world was in a permanent power outage, long-distance communication meant either yelling …

No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

(Phys.org) —The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein's theory of …

Pictures of the Week 2.5.15

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain