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For the First Time Ever, Astronomers Have Observed a the Birth of a Planet

At only two million years old, the LkCa 15 is a cosmic nursery.<p>Nearly 2,000 exoplanets—or, worlds beyond our Solar System—have been discovered over the last two decades, demonstrating that there is spectacular planetary diversity in the universe. But while astronomers have observed everything from …

New Doubts About Role of Serotonin in Depression

The common belief that depression is linked to low levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin is again being questioned by top psychiatrists.<p>Professor …

FAO Schwarz Closes in NYC

World Records

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The Art of Worldly Wisdom: Maxims of Baltasar Gracián | The Art of Manliness

Back when I was in high school, a mentor of mine gave me a copy of a small book that I’ve read and re-read several times over the years. <i>The</i> <i>Art of</i> …

Do these eight things and you will be more creative and insightful, neuroscientists say

Tests of human intelligence show that even as IQ, the measure of our analytical thinking skills, appears to be on the rise, our more expansive, creative thinking skills may be on the wane as our hyper-busy world promotes more narrow, analytical thought. Neuroscientist John Kounios, a professor of …

Creativity

The Calcio Storico, the most brutal sport on earth – in pictures

The Calcio Storico – ‘historic football’ – is an ancient form of football from the 16th century, which originated from the ancient roman ‘harpastum’, and is played in teams of 27, using both feet and hands. Sucker-punches and kicks to the head are prohibited but headbutting, punching, elbowing, and …

Italian Football

Who Set Jessica Chambers On Fire? The Internet Is Trying To Find Out

Six months ago, a teenager was burned alive in a tiny Mississippi town. Police say they still don’t know who killed her or why, leaving the mystery in the hands of amateur online sleuths who may be doing more harm than good. When does a private tragedy become a public pastime?

Crime

This Tiny House Helped Save Its Owners Life

Doctors gave the woman just a few years to live — but she had other plans.<p>After a heart attack at the age of 40, Dee Williams was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and given just a few years to live. At the time, Williams, who is now 52, lived in a big three-bedroom house in Portland, Oregon, <i>The New</i> …

Amazon and eBay to ban Confederate merchandise (UPDATE: And Etsy too)

Following the announced removal of the popular symbol of slavery and racism from state capitols, license plates and big box stores, online retail …

Amazing Crashing Wave Glass Sculptures by Blaker-DeSomma

Marsha Blaker and Paul DeSomma are Santa Cruz, California based artists who work both collaboratively and independently on a variety of glass …

You Won't Be Able To Recognize These Modern Animals Drawn Like Dinosaurs

They didn't forget about humans either, because we're animals too.<p>Basically, Hollywood dinosaurs just look like fossils with skin draped over it. That's because those artists tend to base their drawings on the fossils alone, while ignoring what the animal might have looked like with layers of fat …

Jurassic World

A new mass extinction could be underway, researchers say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sixty-five million years ago, the dinosaurs disappeared in what's known as the Earth's fifth mass extinction. Today, a sixth mass extinction could be well underway and humans are the likely culprit, according to new research published in Science Advances.<p>The past five mass extinctions on …

Endangered Species

There Are Now Laser Buddhas In Afghanistan

Towering statues of Buddha were destroyed at the site by the Taliban in 2001 and have now been rebuilt using light projections.

Afghanistan

Interview with the guy who stole moon rocks from NASA so he could have sex with his girlfriend on them

In 2002 a 25-year-old NASA intern named Thad Roberts stole 17 pounds of moon rocks so he could have sex on the moon with his girlfriend. After he was …

Large Hadron Collider ready to embark on an unprecedented voyage of discovery

They have been waiting for this moment for 27-months it is a breathless, anxious wait as scientists scan screens searching for the smallest of signals.<p>Last week CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) started providing new physics data after a two year shutdown for improvements.<p>The LHC is now initiating …

24 Books That Are Straightforward About Mental Illness

Because sometimes it's hard to explain or understand on your own.

Mental Health

What Happened to Bob Ross' Paintings?

Bob Ross said he made over 30,000 paintings in his lifetime. If he didn’t sell them, where did his army of happy clouds go? We’ll let Bob</i> …

Painting

Missing link found between brain, immune system -- with major disease implications

Implications profound for neurological diseases from autism to Alzheimer's to multiple sclerosis<p>Vessels directly connecting brain, lymphatic system …

Two of the women whose Instagram photos were hijacked by Richard Prince admit they didn't even shoot the originals

In speaking with photo subjects Karley Sciortino and Anna Collins, Business Insider learned not only that their photos weren't their own original works, but also that the two have vastly different opinions about Prince's project.<p>"I don't really understand the uproar over it," Sciortino, a blogger …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

British Columbia

Chuck Palahniuk's Greatest Treasures Are His Past Mistakes

The Fight Club author talked to BuzzFeed about his new short story collection, Make Something Up, his experience as a writer, and what he wishes he could tell his younger self.<p>When Chuck Palahniuk published his first book in August 1996 — you might’ve heard of it before, it’s titled <i>Fight Club</i> — he …

Creative Writing

21 Tattoos Only Shakespeare Fans Will Really Understand

Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow, tattoos are forever.

Die Hard

The Rich’s Class Warfare Is Winning

In the first Gilded Age, Americans fought back against inequality and the oligarchs who threatened democracy. Over the past few decades, it seems …

Middle-class

18 Striking Images from Space Show Earth’s Rich Tapestry

The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. An international organisation with 20 Member States, the ESA in its current form was …

See New York's Beaches and Parks From Above

Coney Island, Brooklyn.<br>Tobias Hutzler<p>1 of 22<p>Memorial Day 2015 is upon us—and, with it, the unofficial start of the summer season. In New York City, …

Mom Outraged That Daughter Asked To Stand Naked In Front Of Class

A mother has complained that her daughter at <b>UC San Diego</b> has been told that she must stand in front of her class butt naked or fail the semester.<p>The …

Chicken doesn't recognize her friend because of haircut

But it all works out in the end.