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Wild new alien theory emerges

It's beginning to look like life here began out there. The number of potentially habitable worlds has exploded. Organic molecules are being found in comets and cosmic clouds. So is there an interstellar conveyor belt seeding life throughout the galaxy?<p>The idea is called panspermia.<p>There is as yet …

Biology

Freudian Slips: The Psychology Behind Slips of the Tongue

A Freudian slip, also called parapraxis, is a slip of the tongue that seems to inadvertently reveal an unconscious thought or attitude.<p>This concept …

7 New Rules for Fearless Growth (There's a Reason Why Today's Most-Successful Companies Got That Way)

Today's most-successful large businesses have gained competitive advantage while staying a step ahead of the disruptors that want to push them into irrelevance. Here's how.<p>The publication of Eric Ries's book <i>The Lean Startup</i> in 2011 sparked a revolution in business. Suddenly, companies big and small …

Nobody knows how far off useful quantum computers are: Here's why

When will the world see a useful quantum computer system? That’s arguably the most interesting question in technology. A rash of recent breakthroughs has many experts convinced the quantum computer is imminent, while others remain skeptical they’ll ever arrive.<p>The truth is, nobody knows because …

Why parts of Earth have barely changed in 3 billion years

And by doing so they may have solved a second geological mystery—why are there parts of the Earth that are not affected by plate tectonics?<p>While most …

Earth Science

When Teens Cyberbully Themselves

During the stressful teen years, most adolescents experience emotional highs and lows, but for more than 20 percent of teenagers, their worries and sad feelings turn into something more serious, like anxiety or depression. Studies show that 13 percent to 18 percent of distressed teens physically …

Mental Health

Here's how to get the Samsung Galaxy S9+ for free

Let's be real here for a second. You only clicked on this page because you want the new Samsung Galaxy S9+. We can't blame you, Samsung really pulled …

Samsung Galaxy S9

Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know

Yet another example of when 'back to the basics' is great advice.<p>Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not only do they have to tackle a …

Employee Engagement

Steve Jobs Used a Remarkably Powerful Decision-Making Strategy That Will Transform Your Business

Steve Jobs was one of the most successful business leaders of our time, and he knew how to make great decisions.<p>You know him as the man behind Apple, and the reason why you may be reading this sentence on an iPhone or MacBook. If you know much about Steve Jobs--and at this point, who doesn't--then …

Leadership

Does autism arise because the brain is continually surprised?

<b>Originally published on Spectrum</b><p>Satsuki Ayaya remembers finding it hard to play with other children when she was young, as if a screen separated her …

Why Are Some People More Creative Than Others?

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>Creativity is often …

Creativity

Physicists Have Created a Set of Conditions in Which Time Seems to Run in Reverse

Nobody panic.<p>While we all take for granted the fact that time's arrow forever points towards the future, physicists have always had trouble showing …

Quantum Physics

The August Eclipse Left A 'Wake' in the Earth's Upper Atmosphere

A total solar eclipse by itself isn’t so unusual—the moon shades the Sun every 18 months, from the view of somewhere on Earth. But this year’s “Great …

Astronomy

Is this mysterious space rock actually an alien spaceship?

The ‘Oumuamua’ asteroid has some wondering...<p>It’s in the news because people want to know if it’s a rock or a rocket.<p>The “it” in question is a weirdly oblong asteroid that goes by the barely pronounceable moniker Oumuamua. It was first seen about a month ago by Pan-STARRS, a collection of …

Astronomy

New Evidence Is Forcing Scientists to Rewrite The History of Human Migration 'Out of Africa'

We may find our answer in Australasia.<p>Where did we humans come from?<p>Some 40 or so years ago, our origins seemed quite straightforward.<p>But now we see …

Humanity

Cannabis-infused cold brew promises a "functional chill" and we're scared

“Marijuana coffee?” I stare at the two words next to each other, imagining myself jittering while ordering too much Domino’s. Sounds terrible.<p>But the …

John Oliver Explains How Donald Trump Has Destroyed America Over the Last Year — Watch

The late night host spent the entirety of the "Last Week Tonight" season finale by examining Trump's incredibly dangerous first year in office.<p>John …

13 ways to get rid of under-eye bags and dark circles—without products

Go into any store’s beauty section, and you’ll find a seemingly endless selection of eye creams that claim to get rid of under-eye puffiness and dark …

Wellness

Scientists Just Found a Vital Missing Link in The Origins of Life on Earth

Meet diamidophosphate.<p>Carbon might be the backbone of organic chemistry, but life on Earth wouldn't be what it is today if it weren't for another …

7 Reasons You'd Make a Successful Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs are often innovative people who are willing to take a risk and tackle problems, but always strive to remain at the forefront of …

Why You Should Always Fly With a Tennis Ball

<i>This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure</i><p>There are all sorts of things you probably should pack in your carry-on (another pair of …

Sneakerheads Love This Store That Auctions Shoes Starting at 99 Cents

If there’s one thing sneakerheads like more than copping rare and select shoes, it’s getting them for below retail price. Nothing is truly sweeter …

Shoes

Are cats solid or liquid? 13 of the best winners of the Ig Nobel prize

This satirical awards ceremony has celebrated unusual contributions to science for 27 years.<p>Every year, the Ig Nobel Prize Committee hands out ten …

Nobel Prize

Best Ever Baked Chocolate Brownies

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter the sides and bottom of a 9×13-inch baking pan. Line the pan with parchment paper.<p>2<p>Done<p>In a …

There's A Crazy-Weird Visual Clue At The End Of The "GoT" Finale

These White Walkers really aren't messing around. (WARNING: Spoilers ahead!)

How Would The Universe Change If We Grew An Extra Dimension?

Imagine, if you can, the ability to move in an extra direction: one beyond up-and-down, north-and-south, or east-and-west. That there’s an independent direction beyond our conventional notions of x, y, and z-axes. And let’s make it more interesting for you: imagine that you’re the only one in the …

Physics

Scientists discovered crystals that defy physics, and we don't know what to believe anymore

Today in your daily dose of science, scientists discovered crystals that defy physics. Prepare to have your mind blown, because we have no idea what …

This New Phenomenon Squeezes Electrons to Speeds Physicists Didn't Even Know Were Possible

Now entering 'superballistic' mode.<p>Imagine you've got 50 people all trying to squeeze through the same doorway at the same time. That stress-filled …

Quantum Physics

Chocolate Banana Bread

<i>Chocolate Banana Bread-cocoa powder and chocolate chips take this banana bread to a whole new level. This easy quick bread is moist, tender, and a</i> …