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Earth - We might live in a computer program, but it may not matter

<i>This story is part of BBC Earth's "Best of 2016" list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>Are you real? What about me?<p>These used to be questions that only philosophers worried about. Scientists just got on with figuring out how the world is, and why. But some of the current best …

Quantum Physics

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

9 critical skills that will make you more successful in any field

The further along you are in your career, the easier it is to fall back on the mistaken assumption that you've made it and have all the skills you need to succeed.<p>The tendency is to focus all your energy on getting the job done, assuming that the rest will take care of itself. Big mistake.<p>New …

The Best Landscape Photography Tutorial Ever

I know it is a bold statement but Photographing the World by Elia Locardi is hands down the most in-depth, well produced and educational landscape …

Here Are Even More Hilarious News Bloopers to Start Your Year Off Right

Tears of laughter are streaming down my face right now.<p>"How much do you think babyshitters should be paid?" is just one of the funny moments from this brand new batch of news bloopers. The story of the boy who brought a "homemade cock" to school is another. Ron Burgundy would be so proud of all of …

Why String Theory Is Not A Scientific Theory

Scientists work on it, it’s consistent with science, and it hopes to be the biggest scientific breakthrough of all. But it’s missing one key …

32 Hilarious Tumblr Posts That Will Leave You In Stiches

EMGN<p>1. This airport will run out of business soon!<p>2. Nope…It wasn’t me!<p>3. Such an ‘awesome’ friend!<p>4. Is that a trick question?!<p>5. Yeah, cause that …

Do You 'Think' Using Your Heart Or Your Head? Here's How To Tell

Take the quiz and meet your new personality type.<p>Type A or Type B. Introvert or Extrovert. Hufflepuff or Slytherin.<p>You may have thought you were already familiar with every conceivable personality classification, but here's a new way to find some insight into your own behavior: Are you a "head" …

How To Make A Woman Orgasm, As Told By That Exact Woman

<i>This story was originally published on August 21, 2015.</i><br>Tumblr is a useful tool in all areas of life — whether you need help identifying the worst …

Time I

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Psychology

The Psychology of Social Media: Why We Like, Comment, and Share Online

What would happen if you were to “like” everything you saw on social media?<p>The developer Rameet Chawla found out when he built a script that liked …

Social Media

20 Parenting Hacks For Summer That Are Insanely Genius

Are you prepared for the summer? Check out 20 handy parenting hacks for the summer ahead to keep your children safe and happy.

This Ejector Bed That Launches You To Wake Up Is A Real Funny Nightmare

Waking up is hard. Anybody who can just get straight up in the morning cannot be trusted. For the rest of us, we make do with phones and alarm clocks …

17 mind-blowing psychology findings that explain the baffling choices you make every day

Decades of psychological research suggest that people behave in ways that are mysterious and perplexing — even to themselves.<p>We sifted through the Quora thread, "What are some mind-blowing facts about social psychology?" and pulled out the most fascinating findings. (Some fall outside the realms of …

Psychology

The top TED talks that will change the way you work and live

These inspirational TED talks will challenge how you think and communicate at work and in your everyday life<p>With alumni ranging from Stephen Hawking to Bill Gates, TED talks have become a global phenomenon since <b>Al Gore gave one of the first ever</b> adresses in 2006.<p>We gathered some of the most-viewed …

Public Speaking

Inside the mind of a teenager: A parent's guide

The Teenage brain explained: A new book gives parents insight into the brain of the teenager and five ways to save the relationship with their children<p>There isn’t a parent with a teenager who hasn’t been told 'You’re ruining my life’ or 'I hate you’ at some point. But if that’s not bad enough, …

12 psychological tricks to winning people over

When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

How To Attract Good Luck: 4 Secrets Backed By Research

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don’t mean …

Happiness

13 things mentally strong people don't do

It's usually seen in what you <i>don't</i> do.<p>In her book, "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," author Amy Morin writes that developing mental strength is a "three-pronged approach."<p>It's about controlling your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions.<p>Here are 13 things mentally strong people do not do, …

This Buddhist Monk Has Unlocked The Secret To Happiness, And It May Help Us Save The Environment

Matthieu Ricard has lived many lives.<p>As a young student in Paris during the late 1960s, he was writing his dissertation in biochemistry at the prestigious Institute Pasteur. Five years later, guided by an inner stirring to explore a deeper side of life, he was living Darjeeling, India, where he had …