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7 Scientifically Proven Steps to Increase Your Influence

I got a chance to interview Udemy.com Instructor and Lead Human Behavioral Investigator Vanessa Van Edwards. Her mission in life is to help you become the most memorable person in the room. She refers to herself as a recovering boring person who was uninterestingly bland. So she turned to science …

The comet’s greenish colour is from molecules of cyanogen and diatomic carbon as they fluoresce in the sun’s ultraviolet light<p>A month ago I promised an update on the progress and appearance of Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy as it climbed to the right of Orion in our evening sky. The comet has not …

Astronomy

The Most Jaw-Dropping Space Pictures Of 2014

As Carl Sagan said in Cosmos,"the size and age of the cosmos are beyond ordinary human understanding. Lost somewhere between immensity and eternity is our tiny planetary home."<p>This year was an especially big year for space observation and exploration.<p>In 2014 we've seen auroras transform the sky, …

We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

NASA announced in 2012 that it was working to build a "warp drive" that could enable "faster-than-light" travel. Two years later and the space agency hasn't built a spaceship capable of such speeds yet — but thanks to artist Mark Rademaker, we now know what one could look like. The result is the …

Cracking suicide: hackers try to engineer a cure for depression

It was a late night in May. Renderman, the computer hacker notorious for discovering that outdated air traffic control software could be used to reroute planes mid-flight, was feeling shitty. The stress of digging himself out of debt he’d accumulated during years of underemployment was compounded …