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14 Things To Do To Be A Great Writer

We are all guilty of procrastinating from time to time—there’s <i>always</i> something more interesting than the work in hand. We usually think it’s no big …

Procrastination

Sex offending is written in DNA of some men, study finds

Sex offending is written in the genes, an unprecedented study has shown, with the brothers of men convicted of sex crimes five times more likely to commit a rape or assault than the general public.<p>The controversial finding suggests that some men are born with an increased risk of molesting children …

The car of the future — the very near future — might be driven by the wind

In a city bursting with 20th century history and 21st century glitz, the scrap of Berlin I’ve found myself in on a grey winter’s morning is the definition of ordinary, an American-style mini-mart /gas station where my companions and I are ordering bad coffee to a soundtrack of generic schmaltzy pop.<p>…

NASA Joins Forces to Put Satellite Eyes on Threat to U.S. Freshwater

NASA has joined forces with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and U.S. Geological Survey to …

EPA

NASA predicts alien life will be found by 2025

DENVER – NASA’s top scientist predicts we’ll find alien life outside our planet by 2025. Tack on an additional 20-30 years and she says that life …

Short people's 'DNA linked to increased heart risk'

<b>The shorter you are, the greater your risk of heart problems, a team at the University of Leicester says.</b><p>The study, of nearly 200,000 people, found sections of DNA that control both height and heart health.<p>The findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, showed every extra 2.5in …

Biomedicine

NASA scientist Gavin Schmidt: denying climate change is wishful thinking

NASA scientist Gavin Schmidt is one of the world's most recognized climatologists — but he says, he's tired of hearing from sceptics who still deny …

21 Weird Things All BFFs Do

Text each other when you're in the same room.

Asteroids Will Fuel Space Travel

NASA has so far identified about 12,000 space rocks orbiting in Earth's cosmic vicinity. A small but ambitious group of investors has a novel plan …

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads for a limited time

Are you looking for some awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps for free? Well you’ve come to the right place, friends, because we’ve got the best of the …

Oceans Are Losing Oxygen—and Becoming More Hostile to Life

Low-oxygen areas are expanding in deep waters, killing some creatures outright and changing how and where others live. It may get much worse.<p>Marlin and sailfish are the oceans’ perfect athletes. A marlin can outweigh a polar bear, leap through the air, and traverse the sea from Delaware to …

Painting, drawing and sculpting in old age may protect against dementia

Taking part in art stimulates the mind as well as developing motor skills, US researchers have found<p>Painting, drawing and sculpting in old age lowers the risk of developing the first signs of dementia by 73 per cent, a study has shown.<p>Taking part in art which stimulates the mind as well as …

When Times Get Tough, These 7 Ideas Could Help You Feel Better

Dr Kelly Neff, The Lucid Planet<p>Even the most balanced and connected people go through periods of stress, difficulties and struggles. Here are some …

New analysis may explain why the Earth and the moon are so chemically similar

It's a lunar mystery that has lingered for decades: If the moon is made of material from another planetary body that crashed into Earth, why is its chemical fingerprint so similar to that of our planet?<p>Nobody is 100% sure how the moon was created, but the giant-impact model is the most widely …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

18 Science Facts You Believed In The 1990s That Are Now Totally Wrong

The 1990s had better music, but it was a more primitive time. Science is a constantly changing endeavor.

How Steve Jobs Trained His Own Brain

Steve Jobs wasn't only a pioneer in computer technology. He was also a pioneer in the technology of the brain.<p>Steve Jobs is one of the two or three greatest icons of high tech, rivaled only by Bill Gates and perhaps Mark Zuckerberg. He's mostly known for his legendary ability to create innovative, …

This is absolutely terrifying: “There are really only two big patches of intact forest left on Earth”

<b>(Mario Hagen/Shutterstock)</b><p>A new study uncovers the ruinous consequences, to plant and animal species, of our increasingly fragmented forests<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>March 23, 2015 6:03pm (UTC)<p>Can a forest that exists only in the spaces between roads and patches cleared for human settlement and agricultural …

Ecology

Arctic glacier’s galloping melt baffles scientists

<b>New satellite data analysis has produced evidence that rapid melting in the last three years has caused dramatic shrinkage of an Arctic ice cap.</b></i> …

Do You Have A Climate Change Bucket List?

Have you assembled a list of places you would like to take your family before climate change and sea level rise destroys them or at least eviscerates …

Climate Change

Top 6 Science Inventions You Probably Haven't Heard Of

<b>High school students from Southeast Asia protect the environment with inventions that challenge the status quo.</b><p>Did you know bamboo can be used to …

Sexism in literature

<b>Quick, off the top of your head, name five books that have gotten critical acclaim recently. Chances are the books you’ve named are mostly those</b> …

Books

10 Free Apps That Will Change How You Decorate

Plan, measure, & more with your phone.<p>Whether you're planning, measuring, renovating or redecorating, we've rounded up the best, free home makeover tools for your phone.

I'm 28 with £50,000 savings. How long before I can afford to quit work and travel the world?

Compared with most people in their late 20s, Ross Crowder, 28, is in a highly enviable position.<p>His full-time job as a design engineer for Jaguar Land Rover pays £50,000 a year plus a final salary pension, a highly generous benefit only a handful of workers his age get to enjoy.<p>Despite working for …

Why Are Asia’s Planes Crashing All Over?

Everyone who has died flying commercial in the past year was flying aboard airlines from the East. Safety may not be able to keep up with demand.<p>The …

Largest Recorded Explosion On Moon Excavates 60-ft. Crater

Two years ago March 17 an object the size of a small boulder <b>hit the surface of the moon</b> in Mare Imbrium and exploded in a flash of light nearly 10 …

A psychologist explains the simplest way to be satisfied

In it, Schwartz argues that the modern world's smorgasbord of options—Brawny or Bounty? Coke Zero or Diet? Major in sociology or anthropology?—makes us less happy, not more. "Choice overload," as he calls it, makes us question our decisions, set our expectations too high, and blame ourselves for …

Happiness

Psychology Behind Conducting Job Interviews

The successful development of any business highly depends on its employees. No matter how good your idea for your startup may be, there’s a high risk …

Employment

How To Rewire Your Brain For Happiness

Is happiness something we can cultivate or is it a result of our environment? New scientific research is shedding light on the answer, and the results are encouraging.<p>Imagine your brain has all these neural pathways connecting different responses. If you’re stuck in a traffic jam, and you feel …