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12 Mind-Altering Quotes from the Brain of Timothy Leary

Timothy Leary is best known for his role as the poster boy of the 1960’s counterculture revolution.<p>It was Leary who advised the world to “turn on, …

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Top Ten Tips for Behaviour Management<p>Most of my posts are about teaching strategies, the curriculum or the odd political rant. I have written very …

Lighten the mathematics load with OneNote Class Notebooks

<i>Today’s post was written by Ian Allan Thomson, head of Mathematics at Ormiston College in Brisbane, Australia.</i> OneNote allows the user to collate …

What Is an Emotion? William James’s Revolutionary 1884 Theory of How Our Bodies Affect Our Feelings

“A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity.”<p><i>“Emotions are not just the fuel that powers the psychological mechanism of a reasoning creature,”</i> philosopher Martha Nussbaum wrote in her masterful treatise on the intelligence of the motions, <i>“they are parts, highly complex and messy parts, of</i> …

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What Are Gravitational Waves And Why Do They Matter?

If we detect them, it could mean a lot about the universe<p>Physicists have been buzzing (or rather, tweeting) about the possibility that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) experiment finally discovered gravitational waves. LIGO has been searching for these cosmic ripples …

Climate change is turning Pacific Ocean coastal waters acidic, scientists warn

Climate change is significantly altering the chemistry of the North American coastal Pacific into warmer, more acidic water with decreasing levels of …

Why a rumor about the discovery of something Einstein predicted 100 years ago is going viral

Right now, the rumor is just that. The scientists to which the rumor refers work at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and told Business Insider that there is no basis for such a claim, yet.<p>"We are still taking data, and we won't finish analyzing and reviewing results …

Dark matter and dinosaurs: meet Lisa Randall, America’s superstar scientist

Harvard professor’s radical theory of dark matter wiping out the dinosaurs and enigmatic research on extra dimensions has made her a true trailblazer<p>It’s a bright, chilly winter morning in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and in Peet’s cafe, just around the corner from Harvard University, the coffee …

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NASA study fixes error in low contrarian climate sensitivity estimates | Dana Nuccitelli

Some previous studies claiming that the climate is insensitive to carbon pollution missed a key factor<p>Climate sensitivity – the amount of global surface warming we’ll see as a result of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels – has become contrarians’ favorite basis to argue against cutting carbon …

A minimalist shares 17 tips for decluttering your life

That might be a tall order for many of us, but the truth is, we could do it in bursts and spurts, using a handful of easy-to-follow rules.<p>The other day I wrote about the idea of setting rules instead of goals ... today I want to share a few ideas for rules to help you get decluttered and …

4 Truly Enlightening Ideas From Self-Help Books

Looking to make changes? We sifted through this year's new releases, eliminated anything superficial or silly and discovered a few practical, illuminating techniques.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>40 Books To Read Before Turning 40

Precision Agriculture: Almost 20% increase in income possible from smart farming

We’ve tried to work out how much this would save a farm in the UK in the future. This wasn’t easy: farming data isn’t easy to handle; most of these …

15 Confessions From People Who Literally Think That Sex Is The Best Workout

"I like to be on top during sex because I feel like I'm working out my legs and butt." All confessions courtesy of Whisper.

Car parked by lake gets completely encased in ice

It'll take more than a squirt of antifreeze to sort that out<p>The next time a hard frost leaves you battling away with an ice scraper on your car windscreen, spare a thought for the owner of this car, turned into a large, car-shaped block of ice by winter weather in Buffalo, New York.<p>"This is a …

How to Burn as Much Fat as Possible During and After Your Workout

You need to find the sweet spot between intensity and density. Here’s how<p>Some trainers want you to believe there’s a “best" way to train for fat loss. That their approach is superior to the next guy’s.<p>But there are only two factors that really matter: intensity—how hard you work—and density—how …

More Weight or More Reps: Which Should I Focus On First?

No matter what your motive for lifting weights is, your goal is the same as mine or that person’s next to you taking selfies: to progress. Your first …