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Supermassive Black Holes Suggest We May Be Very Wrong About How Our Universe Formed

Riddled with Holes<p>The universe can be thought of as one big, continuously expanding space. An interesting theory about this expansion assumes that …

Science Explains Why Early Birds Have Better Mental Health Than Night Owls

Are you usually punctual or late? Do you finish things within the time you stipulate? Do you hand in your reports/work on time? Are you able to …

Skulls found in China were part modern human, part Neanderthal; possibly new species

Modern humans outlasted the Neanderthals by about 40,000 years and counting. But don’t pat yourself on the back too firmly for outliving those troglodytes. Neanderthals crafted tools and tamed fire. They cared for their dead. Animal horns and blackened fire pits encircling the remains of a …

What Going To Mars Will Do To Our Bodies

It’s hard to anticipate every health problem that might occur on a trip to Mars, which could span years. But NASA is trying. It has a list of 100 …

Space Science

70 Years After Dead Sea Scrolls Were Found, New Discoveries Await

In 1947, or late 1946, the first batch of Dead Sea Scrolls was found in a cave located near the site of Qumran in what is now the West Bank. These …

This is the closest-ever photo of a 'wavemaker moon' that hides out in Saturn's rings

While trucks across the northwestern US pushed around snow this week, a Mount Everest-size rock near Saturn continued a multicentury effort of clearing its own lane in the planet's expansive disc of icy rings.<p>On Monday, the nuclear-powered Cassini spacecraft flew by the moonlet, called Daphnis, …

The Key to Peace: Let Go of How Things "Should" Be & Accept What Is

<b>“</b><b>Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.”</b> <b>~Wayne Dyer</b><p>Many of my friends are …

What Science Can Tell Us About Trans People’s Brains—And What It Cannot

A study has shown that trans people may sense touch differently than cisgender people according to particular body parts. We should be curious, but …

Fake drivers may be posing as Uber and Lyft drivers to scam passengers

Lyft

5 Super Simple Ways You Can Set Goals for Results

And I truly mean dead simple.<p>A client sent me an email telling me that she wants to make drastic changes next year. She is weary from the inability to follow through on her most audacious goals.<p>She struggles with what many of us do as well. She just can't pull the trigger! The commitment to change …

Time Management

Ancient scratched stones: World's earliest maps or magic artifacts?

A set of broken stones covered with etchings of lines and squares, discovered at a 5,000-year-old sacred site in Denmark, may be some of humankind’s earliest maps, according to archaeologists.<p>The researchers think the inscribed stones are symbolic maps of local landscapes, and were perhaps used in …

Earth's atmosphere now has carbon dioxide levels unseen for 15 million years, and we might be past the point of no return

The world has crossed a major greenhouse-gas milestone, and it may never turn back.<p>The Manua Loa Observatory in Hawaii has maintained a continuous …

Energy That's Out of This World: NASA Just Found a Gamma Ray Star System

A Dance Between Two Stars<p>An international team of scientists has found the brightest gamma-ray binary ever seen, and it’s the first to be seen …

Universe

This Map Shows The Weirdest Town Names In Every State

It’s time to pack up the car and head out to Scratch Ankle, Alabama.<p>Each town has its own unique reason why it got its name. Some were named after …

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How Meditation Will Transform The Way You Manage Your Time

Have you ever wondered what actually “time” is? We live in a society organized according to a linear vision of time, with a huge imprinted obsession …

Mindfulness

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How to keep your photos and videos safe: put them on the Moon

<i>Main image © Lunar Missions Ltd</i><p>How do you keep your photos, videos and files safe? Put them on a bunch of cloud servers? Nope – you bury them on the …

The secret history of ancient toilets

By scouring the remains of early loos and sewers, archaeologists are finding clues to what life was like in the Roman world and in other …

The man mapping the Universe’s fate

From an observatory in Australia, the man who discovered the mysterious force called ‘dark energy’ is trying to peer deep into the Universe’s distant past – to shed light on what may happen next.<p>In 2011, Brian Schmidt was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work showing how the …

What Is the Limit to How Far We Can Travel in Space?

Bad news, guys. There’s a limit to humanity. Even if we had the technology for interstellar space travel, we still wouldn’t be able to see most of …

Universe

Hubble's journey to the center of our galaxy

Peering deep into the heart of our Milky Way galaxy, this Hubble Space Telescope image reveals a rich tapestry of more than half a million stars. …

Universe

What the Heck Is This Shark?

Nature is weird as hell.<p>One of the marvelous things about the ocean is how alien it often feels to us terrestrials, especially when we come across one of the many unusual-looking species that call it home. There's no better biome than the deep blue sea to remind us just how diverse our planet's …

7 Bad Public Speaking Habits That Immediately Destroy Your Likability

How well you influence others is as much about you don't say as what you do.<p>Having the best ideas in the world won't help you if no one wants to listen.<p>Speaker and author Julian Treasure gave a popular TED Talk in 2014 that explained how anyone can speak effectively, whether in a conversation or in …

Public Speaking

For Killer Whales, Menopause Is Just the Beginning

Killer whales and humans are among the only animals known to experience menopause. Female orcas go through two main stages of life: a fertile phase …

Conflicts Between Science And Spirituality Are Rooted In Your Brain

"They are different kinds of insight, so there is really no reason for so much conflict to arise."<p>The standoff between science and religion -- between fact-based and faith-based ways of thinking and explaining the world -- is nearly as old as human thought itself.<p>In fact, the conflict may be rooted …

NASA takes a Super-Earth's temperature

NASA researchers recently trained the Spitzer Space Telescope at a nearby Super-Earth, 55 Cancri e, and, for the first time, have managed to map its temperature as the exoplanet orbits its host star. The map reveals that the planet suffers from extreme temperature swings, depending on its orbit. …

Scientists at Fermilab Are About to Start Shooting Neutrinos Through the Earth

Fermilab outside Chicago will soon begin its Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), and what it hopes to accomplish is as brilliant and …

How to Make Yourself Mentally Strong This Year

These 15 habits will help you keep you at your sharpest, whatever comes your way<p>In business, there are times when you need to be mentally acute to make tough decisions.<p>In leadership, there are times when you need to be mentally tough to navigate through complex information.<p>In life, there are times …

Self-improvement

My exhausting meditation retreat: 10 days of Vipassana, silence and spiders

I went to New Zealand to break my brain and put it back together, without ever having meditated before. I had no idea what I was in for<p>I signed up for a Vipassana course in a moment of quiet desperation. I was coming up on close to a year of insomnia. I found myself exhausted by the anxiety of not …

Meditation