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Compliments Make You Cringe? Science Explains the Reasons Why | Inc.com

Most people give compliments because they want you to feel good. But, if you're like most people, those well-meaning kind words may be hard to hear sometimes.<p>Here are four reasons why it can be hard to accept a compliment:<p>1. You Have Low Self-Esteem<p>A new research study published in the <i>Journal of</i> …

This Mashup Is the Perfect Blend of Every Song of the Summer Candidate

Every year, a group of songs compete to be crowned the ultimate song of the summer: that one anthem that will come to dominate the airwaves and be …

26 Extremely Dope Overlooked Albums of 2016 (So Far)

There's more to life than Kanye West, or Drake, or even—hear us out—Beyoncé. This has been a year of great music, and some extremely dope albums have slipped under the radar.<p>This has been a year full of music and, more specifically, full of great music. Even more specifically, 2016 has been a year …

From boredom to street art: New York offices wage a window 'Post-it war'

This week’s best city stories from around the web take us from New York to Tokyo as we discover the art of Post-it note warfare, radical Japanese designs from the 1960s that were never built, and the transformative history of the urban skyway. Share your thoughts about these city stories – and any …

Urbanism

Trump And Putin Lock Lips In Amazing, Repulsive Street Art

Lithuanian street artist Mindaugas Bonanu has illustrated a repulsive (yet remarkable) mural featuring a make out sesh between Donald Trump and …

It Takes Just Four Minutes To Explain the Entire Universe

In need of a quick refresher course on, well, the science of pretty much everything? Here’s a cheeky, irreverent summation of the universe in just …

Dark Matter

Simple brain hack from Harvard can stop you forgetting important tasks

Remembering to turn the gas off, or water the plants before a weekend away, can prove an impossible feat when the mind is churning with other tasks.<p>But Harvard University has uncovered a simple ‘brain hack’ to bring back those forgotten to-do lists - the mental equivalent of tying a piece of string …

'Sounds And Sweet Airs' Remembers The Forgotten Women Of Classical Music

Classical music fans know the names Mendelssohn and Schumann. Chances are, Felix and Robert leap to mind — but Felix's sister Fanny was also a composer, and so was Robert Schumann's wife Clara. Those are just two composers featured in Anna Beer's new book, <i>Sounds and Sweet Airs: The Forgotten Women</i> …

These Are The Best Bob Dylan Covers Of All Time

On Friday, Bob Dylan released <i>Fallen Angels</i>, his second straight album of all covers, the first being last year’s <i>Shadows In The Night</i>. While these albums have focused on songs recorded by Frank Sinatra, many contemporary artists have given their brilliant takes on Dylan’s work. Today, we look at 10 …

Nobel medal sale highlights work of forgotten chemist who predicted the atom bomb

The Nobel prize awarded to one of the world’s most colourful scientists – Francis Aston, an Edwardian surfing fanatic and early pioneer of motorcycle racing – is to be auctioned in London next month.<p>The medal, a 200g disc made of 23-carat gold, was given to Aston in 1922 in recognition of the …

Nobel Prize

There’s a strategic reason why some women scientists look “frumpy”

In 2006 I finished my PhD in economics and received a lot of career advice. I was told to not dress too nicely during interviews. I was told when I made distinctly feminine gestures (like touching my hair) during seminars it came across as “flaky.” Outside of graduate school, people often remarked …

Primrose and Proper Nightgown

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Book Review -- NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990 by Tony Rettman

After reading a good oral history such as NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990 by Tony Rettman, it should feel like you have just hung out with a bunch of people you just met and learned a whole lot from. Punk historical writing has been shaped by oral histories such as Lexicon Devil: The Fast Times …

A Day with California's Stoned Nuns [Photos]

We caught up with Shaughn and John, photographers who spent the day with the pot growing “Sisters of the Valley.”<p>Photography duo Shaughn Crawford and John DuBois of Shaughn and John know a good photo op when they see one. After watching a local California news story about a pair of nuns growing pot …

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

Living cells ‘hacked’ and hijacked by MIT

Scientists at MIT have proven they can ‘hack’ living cells and programme them to carry out new tasks.<p>In the same way that computer language tells a machine how to operate, researchers have shown it is possible to write DNA ‘code’ and insert it into bacteria to alter how they function.<p>They hope that …

There's an Intact Ancient Virus Lying Dormant in Human DNA

Don’t worry. It probably won’t come back to life.<p>Research has shown that our DNA houses the ghosts of viruses fended off by your ancestors, and some …