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Did the Kepler telescope just find the first signs of alien life?

A recent paper published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society describes a star more than 1,400 light years away that dims and glows in a strange flickering pattern. A number of theories have been suggested to explain why this might be happening, but one of them has gained outsized …

Aliens
Crafting

The 3-Day Happiness Adventure: Simple Steps for Instant Joy

<b>“You have a choice each and every single day. I choose to feel blessed. I choose to feel grateful. I choose to be excited. I choose to be thankful. I</b> …

Can neuroscience explain consciousness?

The study of consciousness has long been excluded from serious consideration within psychology and the neurosciences, but this field is gaining …

Consciousness

How to Make Geometric Animal String Wall Art

Transform your mantel into a geo-modern display with this ultra-awesome DIY Geometric Animal String Art as its centerpiece. If you have a trendy vibe going on in your home, go for the deer or fox motif. If you like to push the trend boundaries (we all like to do that sometimes, right?), then try an …

Crafting

Invisible auroras may light up 'the whole night sky' on Mars

Scientists have observed a completely unique type of aurora on the red planet using the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft, according to new research published on November 5 in the journal Science.<p>"It's possible the new type of aurora lights up the whole night sky over the …

Astronomy

The One Challenge Standing Between You And Total Happiness

<i>"I want to be happy. Truly happy."</i><p>If you ask most people what they want out of life, that will be the answer. Many of us are eager to find happiness, increase our happiness or hold on longer to happiness, but we have trouble defining exactly what "happiness" looks like and, therefore, how to get …

Happiness

23 Proven Strategies to Get Through Any Hardship - and Thrive

Nobody sets out in their life to fail, get hurt by others or get ill, go bankrupt, take on massive debt, take punches from the world until they …

Reprogramming Neurons

<b>Connections are properly ‘rewired,’ recognized, say researchers.</b><p>Building on earlier work in which they disproved neurobiology dogma by …

Neuroscience

The Earliest and Faintest Galaxies in the Universe

<i>A new research observation by an international team of astrophysicists using the Hubble Space Telescope has led to the discovery of the largest sample of the faintest, smallest, and earliest known galaxies in the Universe.</i><p>Gravitational lensing is an awesome natural phenomena that allows us to study …

Universe

The 'Hidden Truth' Mental Health Professionals Don't Always Prepare You For

There's a bummer therapists, psychologists and life coaches don't like to tell. It's this:<p>Recovery hurts. It is not all <i>Zippity Doo Da, Zippity Yay.</i> My, Oh my, What a Wonderful Day!<p>Nope.<p>Whether we're recovering from drugs, alcohol, overworking, gambling, perfectionism or codependency (which is the …

Mental Health