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21 Books You Should Read This July

<b>Pond</b><b>,</b> <b>Claire-Louise Bennet (Riverhead Books)</b><p>Claire-Louise Bennett’s debut novel captures our attention in whispers more than it does with bells or …

What's it like to live with anxiety?

In the UK a third of Britons now experience anxiety at some stage in their life. Share your experiences with us and help dispel some myths<p>We are living in a so-called era of anxiety. In 1980, 4% of Americans suffered a mental disorder associated with anxiety. Today half do. In the UK a third of …

Depression

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SkySat is the future of law enforcement from space

HD satellite video is here, and cops are going to love it.<p>While you were busy worrying about GPS-enabled black boxes and police drones, technology was busy turning those into the equivalent of the fax machine. A Mountain View (home of Google, just south of San Francisco), California, company called …

Congress has passed the first US space law for asteroid mining

For aspiring asteroid miners—there are more than you think—the challenges of extracting metals from the inner solar system go beyond the fuss of getting prospecting platforms into space. There are important legal considerations, too.<p>Existing space laws were written for governments, since at the …

Space Exploration

Congress Just Passed a Historic Law Legalizing Commercial Mining… In Outer Space

If space, as <i>Star Trek</i> creator Gene Roddenberry postulated way back in 1966, is truly “the final frontier,” then it stands to reason that there will …

Space Exploration

A new space mining law could kick off an extraterrestrial gold rush

In a first, President Barack Obama signed legislation at the end of November that allows commercial extraction of minerals and other materials, including water, from asteroids and the moon.<p>That could kick off an extraterrestrial gold rush, backed by a private aeronautics industry that is growing …

PM/AM: Space Engine Breaks Laws of Physics?

Stories, videos, and our thoughts on big news you might have missed.<p><i>Welcome to PM/AM, Popular Mechanics' morning briefing on the top science and tech stories for today.</i><p>NASA has tested a microwave thruster that seemingly violates the law of conservation of momentum... and yet they think it …

These 11 laws are what keep space from becoming the wild west

It was clear we'd need a new set of rules to govern airspace as humanity started climbing higher into the sky and eventually into outer space.<p>That, and the Cold War idea that the United States or Russia would try to colonize space and create a nuclear weapons base there helped inspire the United …

The Economic Problem With Luxembourg's Space Mining Law

Luxembourg has announced that it is going to be drawing up new laws to aid in defining how space mining may be efficiently and economically governed. This is useful, as under the current law ruling the issue, United Nations law, there’s absolutely no chance at all of anyone being able to do such …

Extracted

New US Law Sets Out Mining Rights in Space

A new law clears U.S. companies to own what they mine from asteroids and other celestial bodies, ending a legal quandary that had overshadowed technical and financial issues facing the startups, industry officials said on Tuesday.<p>The Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act, signed by President …

Space Exploration

Space is a new frontier, and so are the laws governing it

<b>Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week we’re talking about space exploration.</b><p><i>Joanne Gabrynowicz is an internationally recognized space law expert and editor-in-chief emerita of the Journal of Space Law.</i><p>The idea of a company …

Space Exploration

Learn the Basics of Space Law in Six Minutes

What happens if you shoot someone on the Moon or have a baby on the ISS?<p>Space may be the final frontier, but it's not a lawless one. There are numerous international treaties, legal quirks, and more that can affect it. Everything from alcohol to child birth to smacking another astronaut are …

This chart shows how you could become a space outlaw

Ever wonder why no one can legally own the Moon? Or why it's illegal to test nuclear weapons in space? It's all because of a series of space laws that began with the Outer Space Treaty back in 1967.<p>Since then, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs has continued to lay down the law for …

4 Millennial Women Explain Why They Support Hillary Clinton

"I believe that not only does Hillary Clinton exemplify female leadership, but she as a human being is the best person to lead this country."<p>Hillary Clinton is currently the Democratic Party's front-runner for the presidential nomination. As a former first lady, New York senator, and secretary of …

Feminism

'President Trump' as big a threat as jihadi terror to global economy - EIU

Republican frontrunner could damage trade and increase Middle East instability if he wins US presidency, say analysts<p>The prospect of Donald Trump winning the race to the White House has joined China’s slowing economy, the Greek debt crisis and Britain’s EU referendum as a major threat to the global …

Economy

Oscar-winner's film may help bring a new law on honour killings in Pakistan

In 2011, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy became the first Pakistani filmmaker to get an Oscar for her <i>Saving Face</i>, a grim documentary on acid attack victims in …

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Self-improvement

Here's What Happened When We Asked Elon Musk About Equal Pay For Women

The SpaceX CEO's answer was encouraging.<p>Elon Musk is considering reviewing employee salaries at SpaceX to ensure that women and men are paid fairly, the chief executive and founder said at a dinner at a private residence in Beverly Hills last Thursday.<p>Dubbed The Dinner for Equality and co-hosted by …

Financial Regulation

A Happiness Experiment: Can You Make Every Day Feel Like Saturday?

We’re happiest on Saturdays at 7:26pm—at least that’s what this survey found. Yet while the exact time of 7:26pm seems strange, there have been …

Pathankot: Pakistan media attack 'baseless' India allegations

<b>As Indian security forces battled militants inside the Pathankot air base, defence analysts and media commentators in Islamabad lashed out at India for "typically" and "prematurely" blaming Pakistan for the attack.</b><p>This is despite the United Jihad Council (UJC) - a rebel alliance based in …

Pakistan

Byron Wien vs. Doug Kass: Who Has Better 'Surprises' Forecasted for 2016?

<i>Editors' pick: Originally published Jan. 6.</i><p><b>Terrorism</b><p>This is one of the areas where Kass and Wien differ.<p>Kass believes more terrorism will happen. "I …

Religiouscountries

How To Improve Your Resilience To Stress

Researchers have found that stress can increase your risk of death, but that’s far from the whole story.<p>Which of the following statements about stress do you believe?<p>Stress is harmful to my health and well-being<br>• Stress is helpful to my health and well-being<p>If you agree with statement No. 1, you’re …

5 reasons why anxiety is so difficult to cope with (and what you can do about it)

If we aren’t careful, we can makes things worse. Here are some effective ways to keep your emotions under control<p>Have you ever had a friend or family member tell you to “just get over it” when you felt sad or worried? If getting rid of negative emotions is so easy, why is it that more than 21 …

Mindfulness

Three Women Share What It's Like to Have Borderline Personality Disorder

Unlike what the movies show, it's not all boiled rabbits and suicide attempts.<p><i>This article was originally posted on Broadly.</i><p>Borderline Personality Disorder, or BPD, is one of the most misunderstood mental illnesses out there. Film and television portrayals of BPD — think <i>Fatal Attraction</i> or<i>Girl,</i> …

Mental Health

Why Behavioral Economics is Cool, and I’m Not

Here are some of my favorite surprising studies. What do they have in common?<p>People are more likely to buy jam when they’re presented with 6 flavors …

9 things mentally strong people do every day

In her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," psychotherapist Amy Morin writes that your genetics, personality, and life experiences all play a role in your mental strength.<p>Since we know what mentally strong people <i>don't</i> do, we asked Morin about the key habits they do follow.<p>Here are nine …

Self-help

Three Reasons You Should Get High

Getting high gets a bad rap. It will make you lazy, uninspired, and apathetic. It may damage crucial learning centers in your brain. It’s addictive. …