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What to know about Proxima b

The planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Solar System, is seen in an undated artist's impressionThomson Reuters<p>The world of science news was recently abuzz with an incredibly exciting new discovery—a roughly Earth-mass planet orbiting the star …

Universe

NASA launches seven-year mission to retrieve asteroid sample

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, built by Lockheed Martin, launched from Cape Canaveral on September 8 aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V …

Caught Red-handed: Charon Is Stealing Pluto's Atmosphere

When NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft sent back the first high-resolution images of Pluto and its moon Charon, scientists quickly realized the outer …

Space Science

Know thy star, know thy planet

When it comes to exoplanets, astronomers have realized that they only know the properties of the planets they discover as well as they know the …

Planets

Take a look inside this colossal machine where scientists propel electrons to 99.99% the speed of light

But the LHC is not alone — the world is equipped with more than 3o,000 particle accelerators that are used for a seemingly endless variety of tasks. Some of these machines, like the LHC, accelerate particles to nearly the speed of light to smash them together and probe the fundamental building …

Physics

A psychologist says parents should do these 12 things to raise a more confident child

Confidence is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child.<p>Carl Pickhardt, a psychologist and author of 15 parenting books, says a kid who lacks confidence will be reluctant to try new or challenging things because they're scared of failing or disappointing others.<p>This can end up holding …

Self-improvement

Top Universities for Psychology in 2016

<b>**Click here to read about the top universities for psychology in 2017.</b><p>This fascinating and fast-evolving field of enquiry is a hugely popular field …

eLearning

The 9 Highest Paying Psychology Careers

There is a tremendous diversity among psychology professions, and salaries and yearly earnings are just as varied. In a struggling economy, many …

Why College Is a Risky Time for Students' Mental Health

<b>Correction appended, Aug. 31, 2016</b><p>Dana hadn’t had any prior experiences with mental illness when her son Oliver went back to school at Kenyon …

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

16 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

That means they're susceptible to the same psychological preferences and cognitive biases that affect the rest of us.<p>To help you get into your interviewer's head and learn what they want to see in a candidate, we rounded up a list of science-backed strategies to make yourself seem more likable, …

Employment

This Is How Your Brain Judges Others’ Personalities

In the realm of human interaction, there’s no second chance for a good first impression.<p>Our personalities define us. They’re the sum of what we think, feel, and do in different situations. They’re what make us unique. After about a century of research, personality psychologists now have a good …

Where we experience emotions in our bodies

Researchers found consistent results, even across cultures. For example, anxiety might feel like chest pain, while falling in love might trigger …

National Academy of Sciences

Forensic Psychology Courses classes, Criminal Psychology, Abnormal Psychology

<b>Course Outline</b><p>Forensic psychological science is the juncture between psychological science and the justice system. It involves understanding basic …

Psychology

iPhone 7 Home button may not be love at first feel

Tech journalists who got their hands on an iPhone 7 Wednesday sometimes felt uneasy with what they were touching.<p>The most off-putting feature seemed to be the Home button. The once satisfying click of the button has a new sensation thanks to a Taptic Engine. The response to its touch ranged from …

Mobile Technology

Quit yer whining — AirPods are cheap AF!

Everybody is hating on the new wireless AirPods Apple introduced yesterday because of their $159 price tag, but let me clue you in on a little secret: AirPods are cheap as f**k!<p>Seriously. Have you ever looked at how much truly wireless earbuds with a charging case cost?<p>The new PowerBeats3 Wireless …

Consumer Tech