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10 Mexico Hotels With Incredible Swim-Up Suites

Mexico’s top resorts are typically not without beautiful pools, but there’s something to be said about the hotels that allow you to swim right up to …

Riviera Maya

13-year-old Ohio girl taps traffic to generate renewable energy

We may be one step closer to tackling our energy crisis if this 8th grader has anything to say about it. 13-year-old Laalitya Acharya from Ohio came …

Want to Be Happier and Less Stressed? Here Are 6 Strategies to Taking on Any Challenge | Inc.com

No matter who you are or what you've accomplished, life is full of experiences that can pull you underwater so deeply that it feels as if you will never re-surface.<p>Zen priest and Harvard educator Robert Waldinger leads The Harvard Study of Adult Development, which has tracked 724 men for 75 years …

Mindfulness

Online learning startup Coursera raises $64M at an $800M valuation

As the cost of in-class education continues to rise, and the cost for computing continues to fall, we’re seeing a flourishing of startups that target the market for online learning. As one mark of the trend, one of the leaders in this space, Coursera, is today announcing $64 million in a Series D …

Trump’s Mindless War on Green Energy

The failure of Trumpcare was the product of a crusade to destroy Obamacare that had outlived any factual predicate — Republicans decided Obamacare …

Fossil Fuels

A gigantic ring of galaxies could force physicists to rethink gravity as we know it

Scientists have discovered that a gigantic ring of galaxies stretching 10 million light-years wide is speeding away from our own galaxy so fast, our current physics models can't explain it.<p>Describing the structure as expanding rapidly like a "mini Big Bang", the team thinks it was formed by a …

9 Great American Train Journeys too Epic to miss

There’s no need to get on an anti-septic flight or a tiring driving trip to get an amazing travel experience. Why not make the most of the best kept …

Why Grit Is More Important Than IQ When You're Trying To Become Successful

You attended the party of a long-time friend and ran into a lot of people from high school that you hadn’t seen in years. During chit-chat over appetizers and drinks, you could feel the friendly competition heating up.<p>While comparing career accomplishments, you were shocked to learn that the kid …

Self-improvement

'It was like having a full-sized hobbit for a father'

One of Rhianna Pratchett’s most cherished early memories is of tucking herself “like a human hot-water bottle” at her father’s back in the big chair in his study, “peering out from behind him” as he played computer games.<p>The year was 1982 and Rhianna was six. Her father, Terry, was a young …

Books

'Cyborg' spinal implant could help paralysed walk again

It might seem like science fiction but a new implant which attaches directly to the spine could help paralysed people walk again<p>Paralysed patients have been given new hope of recovery after rats with severe spinal injuries walked again through a ‘groundbreaking’ new cyborg-style implant.<p>In …

Neurophilosophy

Goldilocks planet: Deep in space, we may have found our 'twin’

The discovery of an Earth-like planet raises the question: are aliens also looking at us?<p>The starry sky is now far more fascinating to us than it ever was to our forebears. Stars may seem just points of light, but we’ve learnt recently that most are orbited by retinues of planets, just as our Sun …

Universe