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52 behaviors of highly successful people

1. They don't rationalize or trivialize failure — and stop themselves when they are tempted to make excuses.<p>2. They have an off switch. They know how to enjoy the moment, relax, and enjoy what they have in their life already.<p>3. They don't confuse their job with their identity.<p>4. They are more …

Self-improvement

Will Our Descendants Survive the Destruction of the Universe?

Billions of years from now, the universe as we know it will cease to exist. The good news is, that gives us a lot of time to prepare, and maybe even …

There Actually Is Sound in Outer Space

You’ve heard it before: In space, no one can hear you scream. That’s because sound doesn’t move through a vacuum, and everyone knows that space is a …

'Mirror Universes' Might Look and Behave Like Ours, Study Finds

What's the difference between matter and antimatter? Sometimes nothing, a new study finds.<p>Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory's Relativistic …

Physics

If The Universe Is Expanding, What's It Expanding Into?

Last week the readers of io9 asked their most nagging questions about physics to a real-live physicist. The first question: What is the Universe …

What is the purpose of the Universe? Here is one possible answer.

The more we learn about the universe, the more we discover just how diverse all its planets, stars, nebulae and unexplained chunks of matter really …

Why Does Our Universe Have Three Dimensions?

Why does our universe look the way it does? In particular, why do we only experience three spatial dimensions in our universe, when superstring …

Universe Structure

How Did Structure Form in the Universe?<p>The Big Bang theory is widely considered to be a successful theory of cosmology, but the theory is incomplete. …

Science Says Your New Year's Eve Outfit Could Affect the Rest of Your Year

This New Year's Eve, pick out your party outfit with something beyond "What's the sparkliest thing I own?" in mind. Psychology suggests that what you're wearing when the clock strikes 12 might just impact your year more than you've ever thought.<p>"Our clothes affect us more thoroughly than we …

Cancer: More than just bad luck?

New research has found that environmental exposures, lifestyle choices and other factors that could be changed or avoided account for between 70% and 90% of the gene mutations that make cancerous tumors progress, leaving "intrinsic factors" to account for the minority of malignant …

Cosmic Inflation: How It Gave the Universe the Ultimate Kickstart (Infographic)

In 1980, to explain the conditions observed in the universe, astrophysicist Alan Guth proposed cosmic inflation. The term inflation refers to the …

Universe

The scientist who discovered one of the universe's most important forms of matter hasn't received the Nobel Prize for a disturbing reason

After a two week hiatus (we had our usual modulo(10) outtakes reel, then a week off for Thanksgiving), Crash Course Astronomy is back on the air!<p>This week, I take a look at dark matter.<p>Well, not a "look" <i>per se</i>, since you can't really see it. But it's there! Here's how we know.<p>Writing this one was …

Dark Matter

My strategy for turning $15,000 into $200,000 every month

Each company starts off with $100 in capital.<p>One has a one-month sales cycle (i.e., people go from prospect to client in one month). The other company has a four-month sales cycle.<p>Not surprisingly, the slower business brings in less over time. But do you know how much less after one year?<p>It only …

Marketing

11 apps 'The 4-Hour Workweek' author Tim Ferriss uses every day

Apps

Psychiatrist’s decades of sex transgressions over | The Star

Oakley said she hopes situations like this will figure into the panel’s investigation.<p>The first time Dobrowolski came to the college’s attention, in …

Breakthrough: Scientists Use Sound To Breach The Blood-Brain Barrier

For the first time ever in humans, neuroscientists have penetrated the stubborn barrier that protects the brain from toxins in the bloodstream. The …

Neuroscience

The Universe is Dying? Now What?

<i>Paul Sutter is a visiting scholar at The Ohio State University's Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP). Sutter is also host of the</i> …

11 Apps That Will Help Improve Your Mental Health

I love the smell of possibility in the morning.

How To Master Your Life With The Decision-Making Diet

When I first noticed that Steve Jobs, Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg are mostly seen in the same clothes, I wondered why these powerful and wealthy people (globally influential to the nth degree) didn’t seem to buy new clothes. Clearly, it wasn’t about affordability. There simply had to be some …

Will Power

The Best Healthy Gifts for Cyclists

Help your favorite rider eat better, sleep more soundly, and track data more efficiently<p>1 of 10<p>Fitbit Surge<p>Does the cyclist in your life need a constant stream of data to fuel her day? Then check out the Fitbit Surge, the number-one selling GPS watch in the US right now. This comfy device combines …

5 Easy Workout Moves From a Victoria’s Secret Model

Did you watch the Victoria’s Secret fashion show yesterday? Great! Good for you. Perhaps you noticed the continuous stream of toned bodies that …

31 Ways You Can Use Sliders to Get a Full-Body Workout

If you've ever hit the gym and noticed those small—often purple and teal—discs in the stretching area and wondered, <i>WTF...?,</i> you're not alone.<p>Though …

Workouts

This Is What A Handwritten Novel By Neil Gaiman Looks Like

See the original drafts of American Gods, Stardust, and The Graveyard Book, via The Art of Neil Gaiman.<p>Neil Gaiman started writing his novels longhand in the '90s.<p>He told BuzzFeed: "I started with <i>Stardust</i>: It was (in my head) being written in the 1920s, so I bought a fountain pen and a big notebook …

A Simple 4-Step Process for Writing Your First Book in 100 Days

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's on a lot of people's bucket lists, along with "go to space” or “walk through Central Park naked.” Okay, maybe that’s just <i>my</i> bucket list.<p>But my guess is, somewhere on your list too is the desire to write a book. I also know that the …

Writing

Astronomers solve mystery of 'born again' stars with Hubble Space Telescope

"Open clusters really are the best laboratory for the study of stellar evolution," Gosnell said. "They have a simple stellar population." The stars …

The best science books of 2015

Going feet first into evolutionary theory, the race to crack the genetic code and a memorable journey around the coast of Britain<p><b>Best of culture in 2015:</b> see this year’s cultural highlights, chosen by the Guardian’s writers and critics<p>Gavin Francis has a remarkable pedigree as a medical writer. He …

The 'Concussion' Scientist Has A Radical Proposition For Football

Treat it like we treat alcohol, voting, cigarettes and sex.<p>In an op-ed for The New York Times published Monday, a forensic pathologist by the name of Bennet Omalu argued for a unique approach to football’s concussion crisis: Require children to reach the legal age of consent before they can play …

Undercover investigation reveals prominent academics taking money from fossil fuel industry

Are you an oil baron looking to sow doubt about climate change? You may want to consider buying a scientist.<p>An investigation by Greenpeace found two …

Scientists Propose "Peace-Promoting Technology" To Counter Terrorism: An Interview With Quantum Physicist John Hagelin

As governments falter in their struggle to find a solution to unpredictable outbreaks of terror, an international alliance of concerned scientists has offered a possible solution.<p>The Global Union of Scientists for Peace has recently published an Open Letter to Presidents Obama, Hollande and …

Why Jerks Succeed at Work, According to Science

Abrasive employees are better at getting their ideas heard.<p>Tales abound of jerks who changed the world with their brilliance.<p>Most notably, the late Steve Jobs led Apple to become one of the most successful companies in the world, despite being known as someone who shouted and cursed at employees …

Psychology