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We may have just found 20 habitable worlds

Habitable Worlds<p>Common sense may find it strange that Earth-sized habitable exoplanets are a fairly common phenomenon. However, one study asserts …

How to Free Yourself From Toxic Situations That Are Bringing You Down | Inc.com

Ever wondered what makes some people highly successful in life while others struggle with basic things?<p>The answer lies in developing habits which yield highly successful results. These habits can be adopted by a simple change of mindset. But in order to do so, we need to know what are the best …

Self-improvement

Master Excel like the boss you are for less than $30

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Software

These 5 Things Trap Us in Unhappiness (Here's How to Overcome Each) | Inc.com

In this column, I've written about the Happiness Equation (Happiness = Reality - Expectations) and the importance of working/living with a sense of autonomy for true happiness.<p>An exclusive interview with Dr. Annie McKee (University of Pennsylvania) got me thinking more about what prevents us most …

Happiness

Physicists may finally understand the spatial dimensions in our universe

Back to the Beginning<p>An international team of scientists has come up with a new explanation for why space occupies three dimensions. The theory …

Physics

I just coded my first AI algorithm, and oh boy, it felt good

I am no programmer, coder, or mathematician. I was required to take one computer-science class in college, and I barely passed—and that was over 20 years ago. Yet here I found myself, in my forties, sitting on my porch with my new best friends Python and Numpy, voluntarily trying to build my first …

Data skills will solve Britain’s productivity puzzle

Data has the potential to transform the economy, increase efficiency and create new opportunities for innovation.<p>The Data Skills Taskforce has found …

Online

Tiny, Transparent Worm Challenges Notions About Sex

Abstinence may have found its most impressive poster child yet: <i>Diploscapter pachys</i>. The tiny worm is transparent, smaller than a poppy seed and hasn't had sex in 18 million years.<p>It has basically just been cloning itself this whole time. Usually, that is a solid strategy for going extinct, fast. …

Biology

4 Ways to Rewire Your Brain for Creative Thinking | Inc.com

Let's start with a confession. As a man of a certain age I've occasionally started to need to visit the bathroom in the middle of the night. The inevitable march of age takes no prisoners. But what's possibly a bigger confession is that I often find myself reading and answering an email or two …

The Brain

Here’s how people judge you based on your face

Scientists have identified countless ways that we judge people based on their looks, even when those judgments have no basis in reality.<p>"We form …

Psychology

12 ways successful people get more done than the rest of us

1. They create structured to-do lists.<p>Most people who have a to-do list just keep a running list, with no sense of timing or priorities. There are lots of ways to structure your list to avoid making it a never-ending drudge. One technique I suggest to my coaching clients is to take an index card …

Time Management

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Neural Networks

Even as machines known as “deep neural networks” have learned to converse, drive cars, beat video games and Go champions, dream, paint pictures and …

Science Shows How Creativity Can Reduce Stress

When you're stressed out, try writing a song. It can improve your health.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Earlier this year, we grew anxious and distressed with how immigrants were being targeted with inflammatory rhetoric and discriminatory policies. But, instead of …

Creativity

This panoramic photo technique captures the full breadth of Italy’s incredible architecture

There’s no denying the dramatic and old-worldly beauty of Italian architecture like the Old Palace in Florence or Banchi Square in Genoa. These stunning feats of design are iconic and beloved landmarks, often acting as focal points in a city’s architectural landscape. Unsurprisingly, they’re on …

Italy

How to Use the Grid System in Graphic Design

Keep Designs Consistent With Grids<p>The grid system used in the graphic design process is a way of organizing content on a page. It uses any …

Graphic Design

Former UK.gov IT man and Python king's guide to neural networks

<b>Interview</b> Tariq Rashid on programming AIIf you're going to learn about neural networks, you could do worse than learn it from someone who got five A …

Machine Learning

Scientists just discovered organisms that are distinct from any life forms known to science

New Life<p>On the tree of life, humans share a branch with a diverse array of creatures, all with one thing in common: a backbone. This single shared …

Biology

The stoic knows: 4 rituals that will make you well-liked

Do you want to have better relationships? Well, you should definitely take some advice from… the Stoics.<p>I know, it sounds weird. Most people think of …

Self-help

How To Deal With Uncomfortable Emotions And Reshape Your Identity

Wealth, optimal health, incredible relationships, deep spiritual maturity are all <i>available to you</i>. But you have to pay the price to have these …

Self-improvement

This Navy SEAL Says Your Lack of Motivation Does Not Matter (but This 1 Thing Does Big Time) | Inc.com

Maybe you haven't heard of Jocko Willink, but there is a good chance you wouldn't want to make enemies with him.<p>Having spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy--with time spent commanding Task Unit Bruiser at SEAL Team 3--Willink intimidates not only with his extensive military career, but also physically. …

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Keto diet may increase memory, reduce mortality

Two new studies, both conducted in mice, support each other's findings: that the ketogenic, or "keto," diet may improve memory in old age as well as …

Neuroscientists have figured out why you can’t concentrate at work

Even though most people think about themselves as primarily visual beings, neuroscience reveals a complex “connectome” of brain cells that connects all of our senses. Try writing a report in a noisy, uncomfortable place with the smells of the office microwave wafting over to your desk, and the …

The Brain

Stop pretending you really know what AI is and read this instead

You’ve probably heard the news: AI is going to take your job. Wait, no: It’s going to create a new job for you. AI is going to kill us all! Wait, no it’s not. AI is already totally smarter than us at, like, all the smart things. But that probably doesn’t matter? Neural networks. Machine learning. …

Artificial Intelligence

'Hellboy' actor leaves role after whitewashing accusations

Following accusations of Hollywood “whitewashing,” one actor has decided to reject his casting in the upcoming “Hellboy” movie so that someone "appropriate" can be put in his place.<p>Controversy arose last week when “Deadpool” actor Ed Skrein joined the cast of the upcoming reboot “Hellboy: Rise of …

Ed Skrein

Millions of programmers rely on this site to do their jobs, and its CEO has big plans to make it even more helpful

Millions of programmers rely on Stack Overflow, the question-and-answer site for the tech industry, to do their jobs. So much so, that it's become something of an industry in-joke.<p>It doesn't matter which programming language you're using, what kind of software you're trying to make, or where in the …

Software Development

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How to Reshape Your Brain and Learn Anything, Based on the Most Popular Coursera Class Ever | Inc.com

You know that old saying that if you give a person a fish, they'll eat for a day, and if you teach them to fish, they'll eat for a lifetime? It's the perfect summary of just how important learning can be. But what's the best way to make sure you learn and don't forget? After all, you can fish all …

Pomodoro Technique

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

Princeton University

Steve Jobs Systematically Cultivated His Creativity. You Can Too.

What Jobs did intuitively to unlock his creativity has been scientifically proven to work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The Apple brand is synonymous with creative product design as well as appealing to the creative artist. This was in large part thanks to the work of …

Creativity

Want to Be Successful in Life? Conquer This 1 Thing Everyone Fears (Interview With the Founder of Dropbox) | Inc.com

Success, like courage, is largely about overcoming your fears.<p>Sure, some people feel as though they have to ask permission before they chase after their goals in life. But the truth is that there's a larger, more fundamental fear lurking behind every choice we make in life--or don't make.<p>That fear …

Silicon Valley