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Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world...yet

Is it really almost here, or is it another promise that is perpetually just one more breakthrough away?<p>Perhaps you’ve heard of graphene, a form of carbon that could bring us bulletproof armor and space elevators, improve medicine, and make the internet run faster — some day. For the past 15 years, …

Graphene

How Many Of Our Favorite 2018 Books Have You Read So Far?

So many amazing reads, and we've still got almost half the year left.

Books

Become the Best You Can Be With These Top 27 Inspirational Quotes

Robert H. Schuller said, "Tough times never last, but tough people do." This is one of the many encouraging quotes that will help keep you on track to realizing your full potential.<p>Office life and work routines can sometimes become a bit drab. When you live a life full of Excel spreadsheets and …

Motivation

Queen Anne of Brittany's Heart Stolen From French Museum

Bringing new meaning to the idea of stealing someone's heart, thieves in France made off with a 16th-century gold relic containing the once-beating …

People With Depression Use Language Differently -- Here's How to Spot It

Scientists have long tried to pin down the exact relationship between depression and language, and technology is helping us get closer to a full …

12 Awesome Cult Movies to Watch on Hulu

It’s been over a week since our list of Netflix recommendations, so here’s another stack of movies to add to your binge-watch pile. This time, …

Horror

50 Super Smart Books For Everyone On Your List

There's nothing quite as surefire as the gift of a good book, but weeding through the many titles on bookstore shelves and in online stores can be …

'The Expanse': An Epic Sci-Fi Glimpse Into Our Future

As I get older, I’m getting increasingly cynical about the quality of science fiction shows and movies. Sure, there’s always the various “Star Trek” …

Science Fiction

The murderers next door

In a remote corner of Romania, neighbours kill each other over tiny strips of land. Betrayed by their rulers, these rural communities have resorted to violent assertion of their rights<p>In the poor and remote province of Maramureş in the northern Carpathians, cut off by bad mountain roads from the …

Best Space Books and Sci-Fi: A Space.com Reading List

There are plenty of great books out there about space — so many, in fact, that it can feel a little overwhelming to figure out where to start, …

How One Man’s Face Became Another Man’s Face

Biography of a Face<p>Patrick Hardison’s face was not always his own. Three months ago, it belonged to a young Brooklyn bike mechanic.<p>Photograph by …

Best Telescopes for the Money

<i>*Editor's Note: Today, check out our Cyber Monday deals page for up-to-date discounts on</i> <i>telescopes, binoculars and more gifts for all the space fans</i> …

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

How To Get Away With (the Perfect) Murder

Four dead, an ever-expanding list of suspects, dozens of detectives on the case. Three years after the fact, a mysterious shooting in the French Alps has evolved into one of the most confounding, globe-spanning criminal investigations in decades<p><b>CHAPTER 1: Murder In the Alps</b><p>The driver was a British …

11 of the best jazz clubs in the world

As an art form born in African-American communities of the 19th century and expanded in the urban melting pots of the 20th, jazz is the soundtrack of the concrete jungle.<p>Which makes the jazz club an essential element in any modern city's ecosystem. Here are some of the best examples.

Forget Brain Workouts—Chanting Mantras Takes Half the Time and Is More Effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to …

Scientists have found a way to connect quantum electronics together

Scientists have found a way to connect quantum devices together, transmitting entanglement — and crucially the quantum properties that could deliver the next-generation of electronics. Sounds boring and complicated (it's not <i>too</i> complicated), but it's important, we promise. It all involves the …

A scientist who studies psychopaths found out he was one by accident — and it completely changed his life

A neuroscientist at the UC Irvine School of Medicine, Fallon (not to be confused with Jimmy Fallon, the popular TV host) first began studying the brains of murderers, rapists, and other criminals in the mid-1990s, when his university got its first PET brain-imaging machine. But he didn't start …

CRACKED.com, What 15 Common Complaints Really Mean

7 games with a Zen state of mind

You've had a long day. Your alarm didn't go off, so you rush to get to work. To make matters worse, you get to your bus just as it's pulling away, so you have to wait 15 minutes for the next one. Then you spill coffee down the front of your shirt right before a meeting with a client. And to top it …

27 ‘Unladylike’ Things That Women Absolutely Love Doing

<b>1.</b> Not shaving our legs. Bless you, winter.<p><b>2.</b> Going to bed with our makeup on and then wearing it the next day as second-day makeup.<p><b>3.</b> Sitting in an …

Start Your Morning Off Right With the RISE Method

Your morning sets the course for your day, so how you start it is important. There are a handful of factors that help ensure a calm, pleasant …

5 Hotel Scams That Could Ruin Your Next Vacation

We so badly want to trust our friends in the hotel industry, but it seems like every time we get close, one bad egg does something shady and ruins …

Identity Theft

What your favorite programming language says about you

Programming languages create fierce tribes around themselves, with developers often getting into "religious wars" over the pros and cons of each.<p>Here's what your favorite programming language says about you, courtesy of the internet.

How to Organize Your Writing Desk [Cheat Sheet]

<b>Are you a blogger or traditional writer?</b> Most successful writers will tell you that the environment can make or break a good story. It’s essential to …

Ergonomics

What To Do at San Diego Comic-Con Without a Pass - Day 3

Daily Inspiration #2126

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Every day I look at a series of disgusting samples of bodily waste and diseased flesh to figure out why a patient is sick. I’m a microbiology technologist (a specialized type of clinical laboratory scientist). Whereas in a hospital drama there’s a team of genius doctors who solve the puzzle of a mysterious disease, in real life those puzzles are solved by people like me.

Gamee is a new social network for casual gamers

The social network started its “gradual launch” a few months ago from Australia and Turkey, which represent the markets of Western and developing countries, respectively. In the past 30 days, it saw about 1 million gameplays, while its users spent 17 minutes per visit.<p>Among the first takeaways …

17 Things That Happen When An Overthinker Develops A New Crush

<b>1.</b> Try to convince yourself you actually <i>don’t.</i> Because crushes are a damn commitment! And you certainly don’t have time for *feelings* and all the …