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How to Write a LinkedIn Request That Anyone Will Accept (Even People You Don't Know)

It will take more than just a generic invite to get the connection you want.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Call me old-fashioned, but I like to know the people who are in my network. And if we've never met, I'd like …

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Can science be used to prove the existence of God?

Earlier this year, a former Cambridge physicist, John Polkinghorne, published a book called Questions of Truth: God, science and belief. I interviewed John shortly after it came out, and as Easter is now upon us, it seemed as good a time as any to post the whole interview.<p>Polkinghorne ditched …

Faster than light story highlights the difference between science and religion

Most physicists believe, as Einstein proposed, that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light in a vacuum. You might say that some, like Jim Al-Khalili who promised to eat his shorts if this was proved untrue, hold this belief religiously. But the recent fuss over the possible existence of …

The Manly Pursuit of Desire: Islam and the Fear of Compulsory Heterosexuality

"I would like to call you by a word that was never told before<p>A word worth all this love ... A word to show my longings and passion<p>A word like you . . . "<p><i>Amal Hayati</i> ("The Hope of My Life"), song by Umm Koultum.<p>I have just finished reading an advance copy of a remarkable debut novel called <b>Guapa</b>, by …

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 …

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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 …

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Discovery of hydrothermal vents on Enceladus raises odds of life

The Cassini mission that has investigated Saturn since 2004 has revealed much about the giant planet and its many moons. Perhaps most tantalising is …

The quiet schoolboy from Melbourne who is now an Islamic State soldier

A young Islamic State (IS) soldier fighting in Syria and prominent on social media is an Australian teenager named Jake from Melbourne.<p>After reports …

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7 Scientific Self-Help Books That Will Transform Your Life

Use this list of Scientific Self-Help Books to separate what works from what doesn't so you can improve the quality of your life in confidence.

First human? The jawbone that has made us question where we’re from | Chris Stringer

The discovery of the oldest remains of human ancestors could prove that we evolved from different species<p>A jawbone which has lain under the African soil for nearly three million years is challenging us to define just what it means to be human. Are we characterised by our small jaws and teeth, by …

Einstein's Gravity Confirmed on a Cosmic Scale

Proof of dark matter and dark energy, study says<p><b>The theory of gravity proposed by Albert Einstein nearly a century ago can explain the dance of galaxies around one another just as well as it can model the motion of planets around the sun, according to a new study.</b><p>The finding suggests that the …

Distant planet has four suns

Were it possible to see the skies from this world, the four parent stars would look like one small sun and two very bright stars visible in the …

The seven ways to have a near-death experience

Seeing a light and a tunnel may be the popular perception of death, but as Rachel Nuwer discovers, reports are emerging of many other strange experiences.<p>In 2011, Mr A, a 57-year-old social worker from England, was admitted to Southampton General Hospital after collapsing at work. Medical personnel …

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This New Fuel Cell Fits In Your Pocket, For Carbon-Neutral Charging Off The Grid

Next time your smartphone drains too quickly, recharge it with this fuel cell that only weighs as much as a cup of sugar.<p>In theory, our electronic gadgets keep getting more portable. In reality, most of us are still tethered to the nearest wall outlet–and to whatever conventional energy sources, …

Where Does Volcanic Lightning Come From?

Today's eruption in Chile had some shocking accompaniment<p>Earlier this morning the Villarrica volcano erupted in Chile, forcing thousands of residents and tourists to flee from the city of Pucón. Images of the eruption show a towering lava fountain glowing against the dark backdrop of the pre-dawn …

A close look at the Gear VR for the Galaxy S6

But that’s not going to happen anytime soon. Cohen couldn’t comment on a time frame, but admits how far Oculus has to go before VR glasses are a reality. "Every aspect of this technology, both on Gear VR and the Rift, still needs to improve to get it where we want it," he says. "We're not going to …

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The Blackphone 2 Is An Ultra-Secure Smartphone Made For Secret Agents

A phone so secure, its makers will pay you if you can hack it<p>There's nothing worse than getting hacked. Ask anyone at Sony, which lost an estimated $100 million in the malicious hacks committed against the company last year. Silent Circle, a company founded by Internet security legend Phil …

The Mars One plan is totally delusional

Indeed, temperatures around minus 67 degrees Fahrenheit, a near total lack of atmosphere to protect from deadly radiation, and regular violent dust storms lead most experts to believe that a human colony on the red planet in the foreseeable future would be very difficult and extremely expensive.<p>And …

LEAKED: These may be the first real photos of Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

Lewis Hilsenteger of YouTube channel Unbox Therapy claims to have gotten his hands on images of Samsung's newest smartphones just days before they're expected to be announced.<p>The phones look legitimate — we won't know until Samsung holds its press event on March 1 — but the images appear to be the …

The 40 smartest people of all time

Thims first compiled a list of people with IQ scores over 200 as a matter of curiosity. Anything over 130 is extremely high, though it should be noted that IQ tests are a highly imprecise and controversial measure.<p>Later, Thims ranked everybody who had a strong aptitude, marked capacity, or …

Judge dismisses case after Muslim swears oath on Bible

Judge regrets stopping trial because Muslim man gave evidence having sworn on the Bible instead of the Koran<p>A judge admitted it was his fault an attempted robbery trial collapsed after a Muslim swore an oath on the Bible instead of the Koran.<p>Michael Davies, 38, denied trying to rob the Victoria …

Scientists discover theory-defying black hole 12 billion times the size of the Sun

“Current theory is for a limit to how fast a black hole can grow, but this black hole is too large for that theory”<p>Researchers from Peking University and the University of Arizona discovered what is being called a "monster black hole," which is powering the brightest quasar yet found. Results of …

These tech companies stocked up on the most patents in 2014

The number of patents a company files can show both how innovative and protected it is.<p>Some people in the tech industry have shied away from building up war chests full of patents. In a bold move last year, Elon Musk announced that Tesla would give away all of its patents for free.<p>Tech companies …

Rapid data transfer thanks to quantum physics

Fig. 1<p>If you enter “spin laser” in Google, you will get over 10,000 results in 0.2 seconds. Quite fast. In future, this could work even faster. The …

Apple ordered to pay $532.9 million to an iTunes patent troll

Despite attempts to curb patent trolls, at least some of them are getting lucky -- and this week, one got <i>very</i> lucky. A Texas court has ordered Apple to pay a whopping $532.9 million to Smartflash, a holding company which sued over claims that iTunes (specifically its copy protection, payment …

Demand for Apple Watch could use up third of world’s gold

We’re still waiting for the final pricing details on the Apple Watch, but if recent reports that Apple plans to sell one million gold Edition units a month are true, Apple Watch could wreak havoc on gold prices and do who knows what to the global economy.<p>Josh Center at TidBits has done some math on …

Soon, A Giant Balloon Could Leisurely Float You To The Edge Of Space

World View sets a new record in the quest to conquer the stratosphere<p>It’s a dream of many to visit the great wide vacuum that is outer space—but getting there can be pretty intense. You know, like the part where you have to strap yourself into a 60-ton rocket accelerating upward at 18,000 miles per …

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Everything I know about a good death I learned from my cat

Dorothy Parker — Dottie, to her friends — is a cat I adopted in Brooklyn from a local vet; she made the cross-country hop with me to Oakland with minimal fuss. Her attitude, most of the time, is that of a 14-year-old Marxist in a Che Guevara T-shirt. One of her favorite moods is <i>murder</i>. She likes …

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