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The mystery of why left-handers are so much rarer

Relatively few people are lefties, and it’s a puzzle why. Still, the science of handedness is revealing fascinating insights about you – from how it could change the way you think, to the fact that you might be ‘left-eared’.<p>From the time we pick up a chunky crayon and start scribbling as children, …

New mini-moon discovered orbiting Earth

This isn’t April fools day, and we’re not pulling your leg – there is indeed a second rocky companion out in space orbiting Earth – besides our moon. …

NASA Wants to Drop a Submarine in Titan's Ocean to Find Life

NASA is working on sending a submarine into the depths of the Kraken Mare — the largest ocean on Saturn’s moon Titan.<p>There are really two big reasons …

Astronomy

11 Habits Of Ridiculously Likeable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few--the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception.<p>When I speak to smaller audiences, I often ask …

This 1 Morning Routine Saves Me 20 Hours a Week

The first 3 hours of your day are your most precious for maximized productivity.<p>The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor it made sense, but not in the knowledge-working world we now live in.<p>Although this may seem obvious …

Time Management

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

The Brain

Mysterious object near Neptune just made space a lot weirder

With each new space discovery, we realize how much we still don’t know about the solar system. Astronomers recently detected a mysterious object near …

NASA Just Found Something Interesting on 1 of Saturn's Moons

One of Saturn’s moons has canyons hundreds of feet deep flooded with rivers that signal potential for life, according to a new report from …

Astronomy

The EFF is suing over one of the worst US copyright rules

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is attempting to overturn a US copyright provision that can stop people from doing anything from remixing videos to fixing cars. In a lawsuit filed today, it argues that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s rules against circumventing copy protection — designed …

Astronomers announce largest batch of new planets ever discovered

NASA has announced that astronomers working with the Kepler space telescope have verified 1,284 new planets — more than doubling the number of previously confirmed planets from Kepler. In fact, this new batch was the single largest group of new validated planets to date.<p>Astronomers used statistical …

Astronomy

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LGBT Magazine Editor Hacked to Death in Bangladesh

A gay-rights activist who edited the only LGBT magazine in Bangladesh was hacked to death on Monday.<p>Xulhaz Mannan, 35, who edited the magazine</i> …

Extremism

Retailer Target says transgender people can use bathroom of their choice

(Reuters) - Target Corp (TGT.N) said on Tuesday that transgender employees and customers could use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity, becoming the first big retailer to weigh in on an issue at the center of a heated national debate.<p>The sign outside the Target store is seen in …

LGBTQI

Mississippi Governor Signs 'Religious Freedom' Bill Into Law

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday signed into law House Bill 1523, a measure that prevents government agencies from taking action against state employees, individuals, organizations and private associations that deny services based on religious objections — usually interpreted to mean …

Scientists discover bacteria that eat plastic bottles | The Star

A team of Japanese scientists has found a species of bacteria that eats the type of plastic found in most disposable water bottles.<p>The discovery, …

Pollution

Boxer Manny Pacquiao takes a hit for anti-gay remarks

Boxer Manny Pacquiao’s reputation as a good guy in his sport may be down for the count following a homophobic tirade posted on an election website in …

Spectacular Single Image of the Earth and Moon Taken from Mars

Captured by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRise), back in October 2007, this amazing photograph shows the Earth and the moon, as seen from the orbit of Mars. Collected by the HiRise camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the beautiful image places the two floating space …

Imaging

David Bowie Honored With Lightning Bolt-Shaped Constellation

<i>Photo by SDSS, DSS Consortium, NASA/ESA/STScl</i><p>Belgian radio station Studio Brussels and MIRA Public Observatory have honored David Bowie with a constellation in the night sky, DDB Brussels reports. They registered seven stars in the shape of the iconic lightning bolt adorning Bowie's face on the …

David Bowie

How To Turn Your Old Smartphone Into A Smart Mirror

A reflective dashboard for your morning routine<p>Ditch your Post-it notes for reminders built right into a mirror. Software engineer Hannah Mittelstaedt programmed an old Android tablet to show time, weather, and other information in bright letters on a dark background. Place the device behind a …

Watch Hundreds Of Exoplanets Twirl Around Their Stars In This Mesmerizing Animation

You are getting verrry sleeepy<p>Between 2009 and 2013, the Kepler telescope stared at a patch of stars in some faraway constellations. It waited patiently for planets to cross in front of those stars, detecting their presence when light from the star dipped.<p>A technical failure interrupted Kepler's …

Astronomers just saw a black hole blow something incredible into space with tremendous force

Until now, astronomers could only theorize.<p>But after an exciting observation recently announced in the journal Science, an international team has witnessed first-hand the violent battle between a sun-like star and supermassive black hole — and its incredible aftermath.<p>What they observed is an …

Huge Hole Found in the Universe

The universe has a huge hole in it that dwarfs anything else of its kind. The discovery caught astronomers by surprise.<p>The hole is nearly a billion …