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How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation

It’s hard not to get worked up emotionally when you’re in a tense conversation. After all, a disagreement can feel like a threat. You’re afraid you’re going to have to give up something — your point of view, the way you’re used to doing something, the notion that you’re right, or maybe even power – …

The right meditation can literally reshape your brain

Contemplative exercise can improve your life by refining your mind, so it’s worth trying. But it’s also worth knowing what will work for your particular purposes.<p>An Oct. 4 study in Science Advances (pdf), led by neuroscientist Sofie Valk at the Max Planck Institute for Human and Cognitive Brain …

Richard Branson: His Views On Entrepreneurship, Well-Being And Work Friendships

I spoke to Richard Branson, the Founder and Chairman of the Virgin Group, about his motivations for continuing his entrepreneurship journey after many successes and failures, his criteria for starting and investing in companies, his daily routines for maintaining his health, the power of …

The Complete, 12-Step Guide to Starting a Business

Everything you need to know about how to start a business.<p>There are no limits on who can become a great entrepreneur. You don't necessarily need a college degree, a bunch of money in the bank or even business experience to start something that could become the next major success. However, what you …

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

What’s the best meditation style for your personality type?

Everyone has their own fitness personality: Some people can’t get enough of SoulCycle, while others see tapping it back to a Katy Perry song as their …

Is It Possible To Pull Something Out Of A Black Hole?

Once something falls into a black hole, it can never get out. No matter how much energy you have, you can never move faster than the speed of light, and yet you’d need to in order to exit of the event horizon once you’ve crossed inside. But what if you tried to cheat that little rule by tethering a …

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Does A Black Hole Die If It Has No Fuel?

If black holes are in the centers of galaxies, can the black hole die if it does not suck anything?<p>Black holes are indeed at the centers of every large galaxy like our own Milky Way, and our Milky Way’s black hole is a good example of ‘normal’ black hole behavior, at least for galaxies living near …

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Ask Ethan: How Far Is The Edge Of The Universe From The Farthest Galaxy?

When we look out into the Universe, there’s light everywhere we can see, for as far as our telescopes are capable of looking. But at some point, there’s a limit to what we’ll encounter. One limit is set by the cosmic structure that forms in the Universe: we can only see the stars, galaxies, etc., …

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How Elon Musk learns faster and better than everyone else

How is it even possible that Elon Musk could build four multibillion companies by his mid-40s — in four separate fields (software, energy, transportation, and aerospace)?<p>To explain Musk’s success, others have pointed to his heroic work ethic (he regularly works 85-hour weeks), his ability to set …

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Scientists are beginning to rethink where Earth's water came from

The Earth has been the blue planet for as many as 3.8 billion years.<p>Ancient sedimentary rock deposits and lava that cooled into characteristic pillow shapes provide irrefutable evidence that liquid water has existed at the Earth's surface for at least this long.<p>But given how many barren rocks there …

Ask Ethan: What Surprises Might NASA's Future Space Telescopes Discover?

When the Hubble Space Telescope launched in 1990, there were a slew of things we knew we were going to measure. We would see individual stars in more distant galaxies than ever before; we would measure the deep, distant Universe in ways that had never been seen; we would peer inside star-forming …

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NASA Just Discovered Seven New Exoplanets... So What?

On Wednesday, the scientists at NASA <i>kind of</i> freaked out. They announced the discovery of some seemingly Earth-like planets outside of our solar system, a group of rocky globes they’re calling ‘TRAPPIST-1.’<p>How far away are these newly-discovered worlds? They’re about 40 light years from Earth. That …

Astronomers are about to photograph a black hole and its point-of-no-return for the first time

It might sound trite to say that the Universe is full of mysteries. But it's true.<p>Chief among them are things like Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and of course, our old friends the Black Holes.<p>Black Holes may be the most interesting of them all, and the effort to understand them—and observe them—is …

NASA scientists propose to make Pluto a planet again

Alan Stern has never been happy with Pluto’s demotion to dwarf planet. Principal investigator of NASA’s New Horizons mission, he told Gizmodo the …

Reality Is Not What We Can See

Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets.<p>They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher.<p>Carlo Rovelli, the Italian physicist and author, is one of them. Following his best-seller</i> …

The universe may be a giant broken hologram

For decades, scientists have been toying with the idea that our Universe is — or once was — a giant hologram, where the laws of physics require just two dimensions, but everything appears three-dimensional to us.<p>As you can imagine, it's not an easy hypothesis to prove, but physicists say they now …

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Sea levels could rise by six to nine metres over time, new study warns

Evidence that continental ice sheets are sensitive to slight increases in ocean temperature suggests ocean levels will continue to rise for centuries<p>Sea surface temperatures today are strikingly similar to those during the last interglacial period, when sea levels were six to nine metres above …

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How To Use Brain Science To Be Your Best Self In 2017

Neuroscience offers some handy hacks to learn faster, focus better, and make smarter decisions this year.<p>Resolutions are often an exercise in wishful thinking. People rarely keep them, mostly because they’re vague about their goals and don’t have a plan for following through. But that isn’t the …

A Sun-Like ‘Death Star’ That Consumed Its Planets Discovered

Stars that are very similar to the sun are called solar twins and astronomers like to study them, especially if they also happen to have exoplanets …

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Iraq is already cheating on OPEC's output deal

According to an oil-loading schedule dated December 8 and viewed by The Wall Street Journal, Iraq's state-owned oil marketing company SOMO plans to increase shipment of its Basra export grades to 3.53 million barrels per day in January, which would be a 7-percent increase from October volumes—an …

Vanadium-Flow Batteries: The Energy Storage Breakthrough We've Needed

The latest, greatest utility-scale battery storage technology to emerge on the commercial market is the vanadium redox battery, also known as the vanadium flow battery.<p>V-flow batteries are fully containerized, nonflammable, compact, reusable over semi-infinite cycles, discharge 100% of the stored …

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What Is EmDrive, NASA's New Space Engine?

NASA is going to Mars, perhaps as early as 2033. It won't be a short trip, however, at least not with current technology.<p>According to a recent <b>Boeing</b> (NYSE: BA) presentation on NASA's plan for a manned mission to Mars, the best time to launch a spaceship from Earth to Mars is during "Mars …

We Just Got The First Real Evidence of a Strange Quantum Distortion in Empty Space

It's taken us 80 years to witness this.<p>For the first time, astronomers have observed a strange quantum phenomenon in action, where a neutron star is …

What's Happening With Europe's Weather?

Nature hasn’t been nice to Europe recently. While the United States continues to enjoy calm and warm weather that's anything but usual for autumn, …

I learned the meditation technique taking over Wall Street and now I get why traders are willing to set aside 40 minutes a day

I was waiting for my first Transcendental Meditation lesson.<p>My teacher Mario Orsatti, a man in his 60s with a penchant for big smiles and unwavering eye contact, took my offering of two apples, a kiwi, and purple irises I'd picked up at a bodega 20 minutes earlier as instructed, and ushered me into …

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Hyperloop One shows how its first routes could work

As part of a deal with Dubai, it gave a peek at how its super-fast transportation would work in the UAE.<p>Hyperloop One's plans for super-fast tube transportation are shaping up. The company, partnering with the city of Dubai, has introduced a concept that illustrates how an autonomous Hyperloop …

What a Trump Win May Mean for Financial Regulations – Bloomberg

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A Huge Hedge Fund Says Stocks Will Crash if Donald Trump Wins

If Donald Trump wins the election, kiss your 401(k) goodbye.<p>That’s the prediction of the world’s largest hedge fund.<p>On Tuesday, Bridgewater …