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The best national parks to take your dog

Most national parks don’t allow dogs because officials want to preserve the sensitive habitat or whatever.<p>Don’t let pesky red tape get in your or …

The Moon-Walking, Alien-Hunting, Psychic Astronaut Who Got Sued By NASA

A Radio Motherboard chat with the late astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man on the moon and a connoisseur of consciousness, psychics, and aliens.<p>Listen to Edgar Mitchell on Radio Motherboard via iTunes or Soundcloud.<p>On his way out to the Moon, there simply wasn't time for Edgar Mitchell to …

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Free will could all be an illusion, scientists suggest after study that shows choice could just be the brain tricking itself

Free will might be an illusion created by our brains, scientists might have proved.<p>Humans are convinced that they make conscious choices as they live …

Graphene e-paper is brighter and bendier

Who said that e-paper was old stuff? Certainly not China -- the country's Guangzhou OED Technologies has created what it says is the world's first graphene-based e-paper. The extremely strong yet light material promises very thin screens that are both brighter and more flexible. You could get …

17 Easy DIY Home Decor Craft Projects That Don't Look Cheap

DIY home decor crafts are fun but making something that will actually have decor value may be a bigger challenge than you’ve anticipated. Indeed, …

Wall Art

How This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Creativity

Learning to channel your thinking--both conscious and subconscious--creates the conditions that make achieving your goals inevitable.<p>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep."--Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on duty because it …

An Alien Spends Human History Underground in This Beautiful Animated Short

What’s a peaceful alien to do on a planet full of people intent on killing each other? Hide. For decades and decades.<p>That’s roughly the idea behind …

Snowboarder Films Herself Being Chased By Bear, Doesn't Even Notice The Animal

It's behind you. No, really.<p>A snowboarder has filmed herself cruising down a slope completely unaware she is being pursued by a massive bear.<p>Kelly …

The bleak and charming cyberpunk art of Josan Gonzalez

Josan Gonzalez’s future is the kind of dystopia you want to hang out in.<p>The Spanish illustrator is currently in the midst of crowdfunding a second book in his series, <i>The Future is Now</i>, and it’s the kind of grimy cyberpunk world where everyone seems to feature some kind of robotic augmentation and …

25 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

Look Up Tonight! Jupiter Is the Biggest and Brightest It Will Be All Year

You may have noticed that Jupiter is particularly bright as of late. It's about to get brighter. Today, March 8, look up at the night sky, and you'll …

12 Cool Psychology Tricks That Will Make Your Life Easier

Here are some useful psychology tricks which can help you improve your communication skills and make your life easier in some way.<p><b>To find out if a</b> …

Smoking Pot Before This Critical Age Could Wreck Your Brain

Bad news if you lit up before graduating high school.<p>How bad is pot for your brain? The jury's still out on how it affects folks who take their first toke during adulthood. But a study recently published in the journal <i>Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience</i> suggests that lighting up prior to age 16 …

Three deals to help total beginners master DIY electronics

With the rise of open-source electronics platforms like Arduino and Raspberry Pi, DIY enthusiasts are able to build their own innovative, connected devices at a faster rate than ever before. The barrier for entry has never been lower, but it can be tough for someone with no programming or …

A Lord of the Rings-inspired space opera wants to connect you with African mythology

Artist Paul Louise-Julie counts among his inspirations the words of <i>Lord of the Rings</i> author J.R.R. Tolkien, the images of Star Wars and the whispers of a Senegalese elder who opened his eyes to the oral history of West Africa.<p>Six years ago, he challenged himself to combine these influences with his …

African Culture

Huge Moroccan concentrated solar plant poised to to be world's largest

Morocco turned on its colossal solar power plant in the Sahara Desert this week, beginning the first phase of a project that is intended to provide …

UFO filmed ‘crashing down on Earth’ in Russia

<b>Is this the moment aliens finally arrived on planet earth?</b><p>UFO hunters believe footage of a fiery trail plummeting down across the sky is evidence …

25 Free Online Courses To Equip You With Valuable Skills

Now that the inspirational sparkle of the new year has worn off, you may be falling back into your old routines and habits. Statistically, you …

A Small Asteroid Will Pass An Astronomical Hair's Breadth From Earth in March

Projections call for a pass as little as 11,000 miles from Earth ... less than 5 percent of the way to the moon.<p>Let's say this first: there's a small asteroid that will skim past the Earth in March. It's going to get close, possibly as little as 11,000 miles. But there's not much to worry about.<p>The …

These 10 space images look unbelievable, but are actually real (pictures)

Astronomy

How to Be Creative, According to Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso and Stephen King

Creativity isn’t some esoteric quality that only the Bob Marleys and Salvador Dalís of the world possess — it’s a learnable, trainable skill that can …

15 Secrets Successful People Know About Productivity

I recently interviewed over 200 ultra-productive people including 7 billionaires, 13 Olympians, 20 straight-A students and over 200 successful entrepreneurs. I asked a simple, open-ended question, "What is your number one secret to productivity?" After analyzing all of their responses, I coded …

11 Signs You're a Highly-Sensitive Person

Has anyone ever told you that you're sensitive or shy? Do you have busy days and, by the end of the day, find yourself totally wiped out to the point that all you want to do is rest?<p>I know I totally relate. And, fortunately, I've managed to learn how to care for myself a lot better all because I …

See Astonishing True Color Photos of the Moon

The Chang'e 3 lander captured the four images for this mosaic of the Yutu rover driving southward on Dec. 23, 2013.<br>The Science and Application Center …

8 Things Your Pet Says About Your Personality

1) Researchers have established some general conclusions about pets and their owners personalities:<p><b>Fish owners are happiest.</b>• <b><br>Dog owners are the most</b> …

The Mysterious Physics of the World’s Fastest Carnivorous Plant

Scientists are trying to figure out how the bladderwort is capable of inhaling its prey at over 600 times the force of gravity.<p>We tend to think of the plant kingdom as a benign realm, where life is able to flourish without having to resort to the more base instincts found within many animals, such …

Microscopy

New clues about how Earth got its moon

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's the only world besides Earth that man has set foot on. But we still don't know exactly how it got there.<p>Now, rocks brought back by the Apollo astronauts in the late '60s and early '70s are providing new clues about how Earth got its moon.<p>Many scientists have long theorized that the …

Astronomy

A research team has an unsettling explanation for why we haven't found aliens

Given the size and age of the universe, he said, and the statistical probability of life emerging in other solar systems, why is it that humanity has not seen any indications of intelligent life in the cosmos?<p>This query, known as the Fermi Paradox, continues to haunt us to this day.<p>If there are …