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NASA Tests New Nuclear Reactor For Future Space Travelers

NASA and the U.S. Department of Energy say they have successfully tested a new type of nuclear reactor that could one day provide juice to colonies on other worlds. The reactor can power several homes and appears able to operate in harsh environments.<p>Getting electricity in space is always a …

Energy

Amazon Discoveries

The new species found where few scientists have gone before<p>By Elaine Jung<br>6 April 2018<p><b>Almost perpetually shrouded in clouds, Brazil’s highest mountain Pico da Neblina meaning</b> '<b>peak of mist', towers 2,995m above the Amazon rainforest.</b><p>Stretching into dense jungle, the National Park has been closed to …

South America

Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets.<p>Researchers at Germany's Neumayer Station III say they've picked 3.6 kilograms (8 …

Space

Calling Car Pollution Standards ‘Too High,’ E.P.A. Sets Up Fight With California

The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday took steps to challenge California’s decades-old right to set its own air pollution rules, setting up a showdown between the federal government and a state that has emerged as a bulwark against the Trump administration’s policies.<p>The E.P.A. statement …

Trump Administration

Olympians Are Using Nonalcoholic Beer As Recovery Drinks. Here's The Science

In Greek mythology, the Olympians were said to drink ambrosia, which bestowed upon them immortality. Occasionally, athletic heroes like Heracles were also gifted a sip. But the myths don't say much about the golden-amber liquid getting them all drunk.<p>Today's Olympians have been swept up in a new …

Alcohol

How DNA Proved Wild Horses No Longer Exist

Once thought to be the world's only remaining wild horses, a new study shows Przewalski's horses have domestic ancestors.<p>In the most technical sense of the word, truly wild horses no longer exist on Earth—at least that's what a new study argues.<p>The research analyzed the family tree of a type of …

Psychedelic healing: could magic mushrooms help reboot the brain?

At any given moment, more than 3 per cent of the UK population are thought to be suffering from depression. For some people, like Kirk Rutter, …

'Battery' that bottles sunshine could bring a new solar revolution

A plastic-like material may do for solar power what high-performance electrical batteries have done for iPhones and Tesla cars.<p>Solar energy is clean, abundant, and irritatingly inconvenient: It doesn’t work at night or on cloudy days. You can convert sunshine into electricity and store it in a …

Clean Energy

A Journalist Who Interviewed 585 CEOs Says They All Have These 3 Things in Common | Inc.com

If you're aiming to make it to the very pinnacle of business success, one way to go is to follow in the footsteps of exceptional leaders who have already scaled those heights. But what CEO should you emulate?<p>Some started their companies in vans, others have been disciplined overachievers all their …

CEOs

7 Ways to Remain Motivated Even if Everything Is Falling Apart Around You | Inc.com

Let's not sugarcoat this. Life can be a royal pain in the ass. One day you're on top of the world and the next you're scrambling to find your next dollar.<p>At some point we all experience this roller coaster ride known as life.<p>I've had a couple setbacks in life. The first was when I suffered an …

Motivation

Why do we feel so guilty all the time?

Food, sex, money, work, family, friends, health, politics: there’s nothing we can’t feel guilty about, including our own feelings of guilt. By Devorah Baum<p>I feel guilty about everything. Already today I’ve felt guilty about having said the wrong thing to a friend. Then I felt guilty about avoiding …

Economic Justice

15 Great TED Talks for Sparking Creativity (Infographic)

From graphic designers to painters to writers, these TED Talks are bound to give your creativity a boost.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Need a creative booster? One of your best resources is just a click away. TED Talks provides a variety of inspirational and creative …

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …

Creativity

How to Win in Life Every Day

You're reading How to Win in Life Every Day, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please …

Bill Watterson

Musk and Zuckerberg bicker over the future of AI

It's easy to imagine the world's most powerful people as being mysterious and aloof, but thanks to the wonders of Twitter, we can now regularly witness them being just as petty as the rest of us. Everyone's favorite eccentric billionaire Elon Musk is the latest example of this, publicly slamming …

China to launch unhackable quantum messaging service

China is preparing to launch a communications system that would be impossible to hack.<p>The quantum communication system is set to be used by 200 users from government, finance and military personal in the city of Jinan.<p>The Jinan Institute of Quantum Technology said the technology, which was tested …

China

10 Small Things Successful People Do Every Day | Inc.com

Every day, we're surrounded by life lessons--little self-contained bits of truth that can help each of us to be a more successful manager, <b>a greater boss, a superior leader, a better person.</b><p>It's easy to dismiss these ideas because they're packaged in such small bites, but they can be a great way to …

Self-improvement

4 Black Hole Images From NASA: Portraits Of The Universe’s Best Killer

Black holes are one of the universe’s greatest mysteries. We can’t peer inside these objects, because they have such tremendous amounts of matter …

30 Things About Life Everyone Should Learn Before Turning 30 | Inc.com

Life is full of lessons. Some lessons are learned in an instant--like when you touch a hot stove. Others take time to fully understand--for example, what it truly means to be in love. But regardless of the size of the lesson, there are 30 important ones everyone should know before exiting young …

Self-improvement

Everything Facebook launched at both days of F8 and why

Typing with telepathy? Hearing through your skin? An augmented reality developer platform? These are just a few of the launches and demos Facebook showed off at the social network’s big F8 conference. Here’s an updated breakdown of each major announcement from both days of F8 and why they’re …

Dan Rather to Trump: Dropping bombs does not make you presidential

Former CBS anchor Dan Rather says it's too soon to be praising President Trump for acting "presidential."<p>Rather said Sunday on CNN's "Reliable Sources" that Trump is receiving unwarranted applause for his recent military actions, such as authorizing missile strikes in Syria and dropping a powerful …

Donald Trump

SpaceX has released an incredible new video of its historic rocket landing

It sounds ridiculous that an explosive tube taller than a building could fling a satellite into space, fall back to Earth, and stick a landing on a wobbly ship at sea.<p>But seeing is believing.<p>SpaceX, the rocket company owned by tech mogul Elon Musk, released an incredible new video on Instagram on …

Elon Musk has officially taken the new space race between SpaceX and Blue Origin into orbit

Kennedy Space Center, Florida<p>Elon Musk, billionaire rocket designer, was nervous watching the first-ever takeoff of a previously flown rocket, a second-time first of sorts.<p>“I did have like two boxes of Xanax, I think that might have helped,” the SpaceX founder joked afterward, adding, “I was …

Space Travel

Simulation suggests 68 percent of the universe may not actually exist

According to the Lambda Cold Dark Matter (Lambda-CDM) model, which is the current accepted standard for how the universe began and evolved, the …

25 of The Greatest Words of Wisdom Ever Spoken

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Motivation

Eight Bad Habits You Must Break To Be More Productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don’t even notice the damage they’re causing.<p>Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits …

Time Management

Scientists have confirmed a brand new phase of matter: time crystals

For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals — strange crystals that have an atomic structure that repeats not just in space, but in time, putting them in constant oscillation without energy.<p>Now it's official — researchers have just reported in …

Big Oil Cheers as Trump Plans to Open National Parks for Drilling

America's national parks are already under threat, but will our beloved public lands survive Donald Trump's incoming presidency?<p>The president-elect …

Fossil Fuels

Why you will (eventually) marry the right person

As 2016 drew to a close last month, I opened my newsfeed with dread, braced for more gloomy tidings. Sure enough, amidst the news round-ups and “best of” lists was The New York Times’ most popular article of the year: “Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person.”<p>In a year when Americans voted to turn back …

Relationships

NASA: making space great again

It will be difficult to tear your eyes away from the drama unfolding on Earth in 2017. But what might Donald Trump mean for Americans in space?<p>Traditionally, transitions are a time to set new destinations. When President Obama took office, he axed the Constellation program, which would have sent …