Monica Castaneda

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Here’s The Simple Proof That There Must Be Multiple Levels of Infinity

Easy!<p>Infinity is a powerful concept. Philosophers, artists, theologians, scientists, and people from all walks of life have struggled with ideas of …

“I’d like it if you’d go back to the hotel with me”: My life as a female cabbie

<b>A photo of the author.</b><p>I might have driven a cab forever, but one evening, a stranger’s proposition made me rethink everything<p>Elizabeth Pimentel<p>January 3, 2016 12:30am (UTC)<p>Would I ever accept money for sex? An avid feminist, I’d never even considered the possibility until my handsome passenger …

A Yezidi Woman Who Escaped ISIS Slavery Tells Her Story

It is not easy for Nadia to tell this story, and she’s been doing it all day. She’s about my age, wearing a leather jacket just like mine, and her …

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …

Complete Korean cosmetics shopping guide | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With the world's biggest obsession with plastic surgery and some of the fastest-evolving beauty technology, spas and cosmetic lines in the world, South Korea is a bona fide beauty destination.<p>According to a government survey, the items tourists want to purchase the most while visiting are …

Want to feel really small? Meet UY Scuti, the largest star in the universe

Looking up at the sky inspires deep moments of introspection and curiosity. It’s easy to feel small under a starry night sky, but in order to begin …

Tokyo Noodle Shop Receives the First-Ever Michelin Star for Ramen

It's official. Tokyo has received more Michelin stars than any other city for nine years running.<p>The 2016 Michelin guide for Tokyo, now available, …

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's best quotes may make you fall in love with science all over again

But deGrasse Tyson also has a serious side, which he reveals time and again in his books, shows, Twitter page, and popular science articles.<p>Often, deGrasse Tyson's humor strikes a serious chord that not only makes us laugh but also think. As a popular science educator, deGrasse Tyson is out to …

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Sandra Bullock Recalls “the Worst Experience” of Her Career, Encountering Glaring Sexism On Set

“Was I so naïve up to this point to actually think that I was on an equal level with everybody?”<p>Ever since <b>Patricia Arquette</b> used her time at the Oscar podium to bring attention to the gender-based wage gap, the subject of sexism has been consistently in news headlines thanks to actresses like <b>Meryl</b> …

10 things you might not know about Blenheim Palace – the ‘real Downton Abbey’

Steeped in history, Blenheim Palace is today one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK. Built in the early 18th century, the palace was …

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3 Spiritual Practices for Anxiety-Packed Moments

Modern life brings more stress than ever, and a natural reaction to stress is anxiety. It's a multidimensional response that originates, physically …

I spent 10 nights alone on a deserted island — here's how I survived

I still can't quite believe it happened.<p>I've been somewhat obsessed with islands and going 'back to basics' since I was kid.<p>"Shipwrecked" was key viewing, Ray Mears was my guy, and more recently, watching shows like 'The Island" and "Naked and Marooned" reinforced just how much I really wanted my …

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This startup uses photography to empower women around the world

Bonnie Chiu has used photography to express herself for as long as she can remember. But it was a chance encounter with a group of teenage girls in …

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Scientists aren’t all mad, crazy-haired men

Science is often misrepresented in the movies, but The Martian is an exception, and the hero’s a botanist to boot<p>“Movies are entertainment; if you want a message, call Western Union,” as the Hollywood golden age producer Samuel Goldwyn said. Actually, he almost certainly never said it, which kind …

Top science book prize won by woman for first time

Adventures in the Anthropocene, a study of human plundering of Earth’s resources, makes Gaia Vince first female outright winner of Royal Society Winton prize in award’s 28-year history<p>The most prestigious science book prize in Britain has been won by a solo female writer for the first time in its …

10 things you need to know today

<b>It's Fed day.</b> Thursday could be the day the Federal Reserve raises the Fed Funds rate for the first time since 2006. The highly anticipated interest-rate decision will come at 2 p.m. ET and will be followed by Fed chair Janet Yellen's news conference at 2:30 p.m. ET. The market is pricing in a 32% …

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This CEO is helping Saudi women break a gender barrier

In 1983, Lubna Olayan became the first woman to work for her father’s business—Olayan Financing Co. (OFC), a sprawling multinational conglomerate …

Even Harvard B-school alums are fretting over income inequality

The national discussion over income inequality has for the most part been shaped by class. During the 2012 elections for instance, Mitt Romney, the …

Scientists to reanimate 30,000-year-old 'giant virus' found in Siberia

Before waking up Mollivirus sibericum, a prehistoric virus, researchers will have to verify that the bug cannot cause human disease<p>Scientists said they will reanimate a 30,000-year-old giant virus unearthed in the frozen wastelands of Siberia, and warned climate change may awaken dangerous …

12 surprising facts about Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch in British history. She was born on 21 April 1926 in London, and became queen of Great Britain and …

Queen Elizabeth II

DNA and protein combine to create nanowire

Scientists have made synthetic structures out of DNA or protein before. Now, a team has created nanowires from a combination of the two.<p>The ability …

9 Crazy Body Hacks That Give You Superhuman Powers

But don't try these at home. Seriously.<p>Gamers often perform repetitive tasks to improve their character’s skill set, gain rewards, and advance to new levels. The process is known as grinding: Now, an underground movement has taken up that expression, calling themselves grinders, and they’re trying …

Everything You Need to Know About Precision Medicine

Before it can reach its full potential, it has to become more precise<p>Tania Swain got bad news: her ovarian cancer had come back. This was in November 2013; almost three years before, Swain, who is herself a physician, had been surprised by the initial diagnosis. And despite the surgery that removed …

Why We Need to Better Understand Psychosomatic Illness

We spoke to neurologist and author Suzanne O'Sullivan about her new book, <i>It's All in Your Head</i>.<p>Imagine suffering seizures and being told they are caused not by epilepsy or any of its cousins, but by your own mind. Imagine being paralyzed and told that all the tests prove clear and your …

In Space, Every Goodbye Could Be Our Last

Science & InnovationNo Place Like Home<p>Getting to know a new place in space is kind of like becoming familiar with a new city: It reveals itself slowly, a patch of terrain or a new neighborhood here, a curious landform or hidden garden there. Over time, all those pieces assemble themselves into an …

Record migrant flow reported on Hungary's razor-wire border

ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — Hungary deployed police reinforcements to rein in an unrelenting flow of migrants across its porous border Thursday, but …

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Ronda Rousey Tells Us How to Kick Ass (and Take a Punch)

The UFC champion gives us her tips on winning a bar fight, and how to talk to a tough woman like her.<p>Ronda Rousey speaks like she fights: quick, pointed, and direct. In four years, the 28-year-old has arguably become the most dominant and famous mixed martial arts fighter in the sport's history. …

Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman' Reveals the Limits of the Liberal Imagination

Despite its aesthetic flaws, the recently published "sequel" to 'To Kill a Mockingbird' feels right at home in our turbulent racial times.<p>In 1957, Nelle Harper Lee, a young, unpublished Manhattan resident and native of Monroeville, Alabama, completed and submitted a draft manuscript of a novel to …