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High-Speed Electrons Have Been Spotted Outside Earth's Magnetic Field, And NASA Can't Explain It

So fast, they break current physics models.<p>In the region of space just outside Earth’s magnetic field, NASA has detected electrons that are being …

Physics

Psychology has identified three mindsets shared by people who actually follow through on their goals

I’ve never been an athletic or active person. My entire history of sports involved one season of track in high school and a brief flirtation with what I thought was a yoga studio but turned out to be more of a cult. But then, in my mid-30s, I had two children and gained 30 pounds. I was suffering …

Self-improvement

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Nintendo is releasing a miniature NES with 30 built-in games

Launches in November for $59.99<p>Nintendo is bringing back the NES — only a little smaller.<p>Today the company announced what it's calling the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition. It looks just like a NES, only a lot tinier, and it comes with 30 games built in. You can connect it to your …

EU parliament leader: we want Britain out as soon as possible

President Martin Schulz says speeding up of UK exit being considered after ‘continent taken hostage because of Tory party fight’<p>A senior EU leader has confirmed the bloc wants Britain out as soon as possible, warning that David Cameron’s decision to delay the start of Brexit negotiations until his …

European Union

5 Magical Train Trips That Rival the Hogwarts Express

Road trips rock because you get an amazing view of the changing landscape while you’re getting from point A to point B. But what’s a gal to do if she wants to travel without the expense of renting a car or taking weeks of vacation time? Since we’re committed to the journey just as much as the …

Mediterranean diet study: High fat, but no weight gain

In the same week that the government announced that 40 percent of American women are obese, a major study has found that the popular Mediterranean diet does not cause people to gain weight.<p>The study, by Spanish scientists who followed more than 7,000 overweight adults aged 55 to 80, reinforces …

The 9 Skills That Successful People Practice Every Day

If you do these 9 things, you'll be successful.<p>Success comes in many different shapes and forms.<p>Success to one person might be failure to another, depending on their views and aspirations.<p>Regardless of your goal, there are nine core skills that distinguish those who achieve their goals from those …

Self-improvement

The hourly wage needed to rent a 2-bedroom apartment is rising

The pinched access to mortgage credit after the Great Recession is one reason why.<p>Another is that many Americans—especially the poor and people of color—haven't felt the effects of the economic recovery, and may not be able to rustle up the funds for a down payment.<p>A third reason is that …

Associated Press News

Neandertals Built Cave Structures--and No One Knows Why

Neanderthals built one of the world’s oldest constructions—176,000-year-old semicircular walls of stalagmites in the bowels of a cave in southwest …

Anthropology

15 Steps I Took to Successfully Reinvent Myself After Losing Everything

8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just because everything in your life is running smoothly right now doesn’t mean that that’s going to last. You may dream of starting a new business. You could move across the country. You fall in and out of love. You lose a …

Self-improvement

Harvard Research Shows How the Cerebellum Regulates Thoughts

In 1504, Leonardo da Vinci made wax castings of the human brain and coined the term <i>cerebellum</i> (Latin for “little brain”) to describe two small brain …

WATCH: How to Solve The Famous 'Grandfather Paradox' of Time Travel

If you went back in time and killed your grandfather, would you still be born? Or did you just kill yourself?<p>The concept of time travel is …

Quantum Physics

Physicists Just Found a Link Between Dark Energy And The Arrow of Time

Is dark energy the reason time moves forward?<p>For years, physicists have attempted to explain dark energy - a mysterious influence that pushes space …

Dark Matter

Mississippi town's schools finally ordered to desegregate

More than six decades after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that "separate but equal" has no place in the nation's public school system, a federal court has ordered the schools in a small Mississippi town to finally integrate.<p>Cleveland, a city halfway between Memphis and New Orleans in the Mississippi …

12 bookstores every reader should visit in their lifetime

The organizers of Independent Bookstore Day celebrate book havens and book lovers everywhere each spring, and what better way to mark the occasion than to seek out an indie book shop on your next trip?<p>"The idea of Bookstore Day, first and foremost, is to celebrate indie bookstores and the symbiotic …

Your burger might have a little bit of rat or human in it, NBD

Burgers — they taste great with ketchup, mayo, lettuce, tomato, and rat DNA.<p>A new study by Clear Labs came up with some interesting/revolting …

Air strikes on Aleppo hospital kill doctors and children

BEIRUT/GENEVA (Reuters) - Air strikes destroyed a hospital and killed dozens of people in rebel-held areas of Aleppo, including children and doctors, in an attack that a U.S. official said appeared to be solely the work of the Syrian government.<p>The city of Aleppo is at the center of a military …

Middle East

5 daily 20-minute habits that will make you a happier person

Despite the differences in what defines happiness for each person, there is consistency in actions you can take to increase your happiness.<p>In the guest post below from my friend and colleague Neil Pasricha, he shares 5 simple but powerful actions you can take to get started right now.<p>Neil is the …

13 Things That Will Make You Much Happier

It's no secret that we're obsessed with happiness. After all, the "pursuit of happiness" is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But happiness is fleeting. How can we find it and keep it alive?<p>Psychologists at the University of California have discovered some fascinating things about …

Radioactive metal from nearby supernova is raining down on Earth — but we’ll be fine

We get hit by about one nucleus a year<p>The radioactive leftovers of recent star explosions close to Earth have been found in space for the first time. The rare material, called iron-60, was detected by a NASA spacecraft over the past 17 years, according to a new study published today in <i>Science</i>. …

The next showdown between the US and China is at our doorstep, and Washington finally noticed

On Monday, the ranking member of the US Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) fired the first warning shot. In a statement, he accused China of distorting the commodities markets by flooding the market with goods, thereby suppressing price.<p>"Over the past few decades, China has used …

Science Explains Why You Hate Nickelback

3.5K<p>SHARES<p>Ah, Nickelback. Despite being universally hated by almost everyone in the rock community, they've managed to do extremely well on the …

8 Ways Smart People Use Failure To Their Advantage

One of the biggest roadblocks to success is the fear of failure. Fear of failure is worse than failure itself because it condemns you to a life of unrealized potential.<p>A successful response to failure is all in your approach. In a study recently published in the <i>Journal of Experimental Social</i> …

Self-improvement

LSD's impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking images

First modern scans of people high on psychedelic drug has given researchers unprecedented insight into neural basis for its effects<p>The profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first modern scans of people high on the drug.<p>The images, taken from volunteers who agreed to take a …

Lsd

John Oliver Discredits Credit Reports on Last Week Tonight

This week, <i>Last Week Tonight</i> tackled credit reports, or as John Oliver calls them, “the basis for the single most important three digit number in your …

Identity Theft

Video game depicts Iran's 1979 revolution, angers Tehran

An Iranian-born video-game designer wants players to relive history with a new game that gives users a first-person perspective on the 1979 Iranian revolution.<p>"1979 Revolution: Black Friday" lets gamers experience the tumultuous events through the eyes of a photojournalist who is watching his …

Astronomers find a supersized black hole in a cosmic small town

The humongous black hole in the center of a galaxy called NGC 1600 took the MASSIVE Survey astronomers by surprise. It's not only almost as big as the largest one we've discovered, it's also located in a sparsely populated region of only 20 or so galaxies, 200 million light years away. To note, …