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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 …

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 Mechanics

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 …

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 …

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 …

Coffee

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 …

Donald Trump

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

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

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 …

Entrepreneurship

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 …

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 …

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

When Helping Doesn't Help

As therapists, we want nothing more than to <i>help</i> people who are suffering—help them feel better as soon as possible and help them, after therapy, live …

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 …

Physics

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 …

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> …

Breakfast

The LG Watch Style is a very basic Android Wear 2.0 device

At last, the long-awaited update to Android Wear is upon us. Google is debuting its new wearable OS on a pair of LG-made devices: the Watch Style and Watch Sport. The Style is a $249 smartwatch that bundles Android Wear 2.0 and a new dial in a petite, simple frame. That all sounds promising in …

Found: A Lost Continent! (Really)

You’d think it would be hard to misplace an entire continent, what with the mountains and trees and all that other hard-to-miss stuff. Now, however, …

The best thing to eat in every EU country

Traveling through Europe is likely to be at the top of anyone's bucket list — in fact, people probably even have a whole <i>other</i> bucket list for it.<p>But forget the sites for a moment and think of the food, which is as varied as the many different countries themselves.<p>Whether you're high up in the Alps …

European Travel

The 8 Best Affordable Fashion Sites You Probably Haven't Heard Of

Where to shop without breaking the bank.<p>For those days when you're suffering from "nothing to wear" syndrome and want to add some fun to your closet, these are the sites to scour for the latest trends that won't break the bank.<p>Genuine People<p>Style Mafia<p>Pixie Market<p>Storets<p>Front Row Shop<p>River …

Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Filed Under Physics<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Get ready to have your mind …

Quantum Mechanics

Whoa! Scientists just found a dinosaur tail preserved in amber, and um, it is covered in feathers

Sometimes, we wish we could time-travel to the Jurassic era, but realizing that A) we would’ve been dinosaur food and B) the internet didn’t exist …

Oculus releases developer preview of Carmel WebVR product

Many in the industry believe the next frontier for VR is web-based experiences that can be visited and absorbed across platforms.<p>There are still quite a lot of unknowns when it comes to WebVR, but Oculus is looking to start shedding some of the mystery through its own browser. Today, the company …

Physicists Uncover Strange Numbers in Particle Collisions

At the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, physicists shoot protons around a 17-mile track and smash them together at nearly the speed of light. It’s …

9 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week

This may have been a crazy week, filled with unexpected US presidential election results and lots of Black Friday leaks. But if there’s one thing …