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Five Techniques for Maintaining a Positive Mindset

Disappointments are a part of life. Here are five tips for staying positive when things don't go your way.<p>My great-grandparents, Cleve and Zelma Carder, lost almost everything they owned during the Dust Bowl years. After losing their homestead and ranch, they packed what they could into a Conestoga …

Happiness

10 British drives you must tackle in your lifetime

How better to celebrate the arrival of summer than to dust off your satnav or road atlas, plot a winding route (packing an overnight bag just in case) and head for some of the most beautiful scenery the British Isles has to offer? June is the best month for sightseeing, when tourists aren’t yet out …

How worried should we be about artificial intelligence? I asked 17 experts.

“We should take seriously the possibility that things could go radically wrong.”<p>Imagine that, in 20 or 30 years, a company creates the first artificially intelligent humanoid robot. Let’s call her “Ava.” She looks like a person, talks like a person, interacts like a person. If you were to meet Ava, …

The ultimate guide to Pokémon Go

• <b>Train and test</b> your squad by battling friendly Pokémon in a gym controlled by your team. • <b><br>Defend</b> a gym controlled by your team by contributing one of your Pokémon to it. • <b><br>Attack</b> and attempt to take over gyms controlled by opposing teams.

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Virtual Reality Aimed At The Elderly Finds New Fans

Virginia Anderlini is 103 years old, and she is about to take her sixth trip into virtual reality.<p>In real life, she is sitting on the sofa in the bay window of her San Francisco assisted-living facility. Next to her, Dr. Sonya Kim gently tugs the straps that anchor the headset over Anderlini's eyes.<p>…

Mapped: What are the most peaceful countries in the world?

The world became less peaceful in 2016 due to increased levels of terrorism and political instability, according to a new report.<p>The decline has reinforced an underlying decade-long deterioration in world peacefulness, which has been intensified in the Middle East and Africa - the least peaceful …

Veterans will finally see the Nazi encryption machine they cracked in World War II

The story of the Enigma machine is pretty well known. It was a cipher used by the Nazis to send coded messages during World War II. The Brits cracked the machine and the war ended a lot sooner than it otherwise might have.<p>But the Germans had another, vastly more complicated cipher, which they used …

The most accurate clock in the world is redefining the second

<b>(CNN) —</b> What if everything you knew about time was wrong, and time actually moved at a different rate from what your watch or your phone is telling you right now?<p>A study released Wednesday in Optica, the Optical Society's research journal, is putting the pieces together about how to get an even …

'Eat fat to get thin': Official diet advice is 'disastrous' for obesity fight, new report warns

Thirty years of official health advice urging people to adopt low-fat diets and to lower their cholesterol is having “disastrous health consequences,” a leading obesity charity warned yesterday.<p>“Eating fat does not make you fat,” argues a new report by the National Obesity Forum (NOF) and the …

2,000 years of evolution has made Britons taller and blonder

A new technique has been used to track changes in the genome of Britons over the last 2,000 years – and we've become taller, blonder and more likely …

How to find out everything Google knows about you

In exchange, you agree to share information about yourself that Google can share with advertisers so their ads are more effective. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to target parents.<p>Google uses a lot of methods to learn about you. …

Maps

Chernobyl disaster: On the 30th anniversary of the nuclear accident, authorities plan for the next century

Surrounded by barbed wire, abandoned by man and infamous for a catastrophic nuclear accident, the Chernobyl exclusion zone is a byword for desolation.<p>But climb to the top of an abandoned apartment block in the still contaminated city of Pripyat - and something new and gleaming dominates the horizon.<p>…

6 Blogs That Can Teach You More Than an MBA

An MBA is still valuable, but so are the lessons taught daily in these blogs.<p>There are many good reasons to go to business school. Personally, I loved my two years at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Yet at the same time, there are reasons to <i>not</i> go to business …

Stephen Hawking Is Building Thousands Of Tiny Spaceships To Find Intelligent Life

When asked what extraterrestrial intelligent life might look like, Hawking answered, "Judging from the election campaign, definitely not like us."<p>World-famous theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced Tuesday their newest attempt to find extraterrestrial …

What makes you laugh says a lot about who you are

Humor has long been the subject of serious research among psychologists, linguists, sociologists, philosophers, and neuroscientists. There’s an entire journal devoted to the topic and, though it may be hard to believe when you’re engrossed in the latest Hangover movie, humor is so much more than …

The Many Colors of Sound

White noise isn’t the only sonic hue—pink, blue, gray, and brown all affect listeners in different ways.<p>Most people are familiar with white noise, that static sound of an air conditioner that lulls us to sleep by drowning out any background noise.<p>Except technically, the whirl of a fan or hum of the …

Music Production

Kepler Telescope Introduces Earth To A Very Distant Cousin

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler Telescope has spotted the first roughly Earth-sized world orbiting in the "Goldilocks zone" of another star – offering perhaps the best bet so far for life elsewhere in the universe.<p>A year on Kepler-452b, which is about 1,400 light years from us in the constellation …

Universe

Sorry, But Saving Money Won't Make You Rich

If you think you can save your way to wealth, you’re wrong. Spending less than you make is not the path to riches. Instead, wealth comes and goes as asset prices -– real estate, stocks, and bonds -– rise and fall.<p>This is why most Americans have no shot at ever being wealthy, while the …

Google has 'outgrown' its 14-year old mission statement, says Larry Page

Google’s chief executive Larry Page has admitted that the company has outgrown its mission statement to “organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful” from the launch of the company in 1998, but has said he doesn’t yet know how to redefine it.<p>Page insists that the …

Here's Why Taylor Swift Pulled Her Music From Spotify

Taylor Swift pulled all her music from Spotify on Monday, save for one song, in a move that’s got many of her fans—and especially the music streaming …

Single Tree Grows 40 Kinds Of Fruit

In an ongoing series on hybridizing fruit trees, Syracuse University sculptor Sam Van Aken’s Tree of 40 Fruit is true to its name. Most of the year, …

World's Largest Aquatic Insect Discovered

Millions of species of animals and plants have yet to be identified by science, and thousands are described every year. Not many however, are as …

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Bats Use Polarized Light To Calibrate Internal Compass

“Blind as a bat?” Pshaw. Bats are known for their ability to navigate their environment through echolocation, but new research shows that the greater …

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