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Why willpower is overrated

Psychologists increasingly think effortful restraint is not the key to the good life. So what is?<p>People with a lot of self-control — people who, when they happen upon a delicious food they don’t think they should eat, seemingly grin and bear the temptation until it passes — have it easy.<p>But why? …

Psychology

Test of Einstein's Theory Confirms the Sun Is Losing Mass

The best planet, Mercury, is in the midst of telling us something important about our sun: It’s losing mass.<p>Mercury, the closest planet to the sun, …

Physics

How humans might outlive Earth, the sun...and even the universe

It all starts with a little planet-hopping!<p>Nuclear war. Runaway climate change. A global pandemic. Today our world faces all manner of existential threats. But scary possibilities like these are nothing compared to what astronomers say lies in store for Earth. Our planet’s ultimate destiny is to be …

Universe

Physicists Have Created a Set of Conditions in Which Time Seems to Run in Reverse

Nobody panic.<p>While we all take for granted the fact that time's arrow forever points towards the future, physicists have always had trouble showing …

Quantum Mechanics

The Haunting Effects Of Going Days Without Sleep

Decades ago, Randy Gardner stayed awake for 11 days. He broke a record in the process, but the teenage stunt has come back to haunt him. At 71, he offers wisdom about staying up past your bedtime.<p>Transcript<p>NOEL KING, HOST:<p>And this next story is about something we think about a lot at MORNING …

Sleep

Here's What Happens to Your Brain When You Die

We had no idea this was possible.<p>You might picture yourself walking through a field, or surrounded by loved ones. Or perhaps making your way down a …

Consciousness

High-tech magnet smashes record and opens new frontiers in tech

Superconducting device created in Florida lab is 3,000 times stronger than refrigerator magnets.<p><i>In brief: The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory has created the world's most powerful superconducting magnet. Named 32 T, it's 33 percent more powerful than the previous record-holding magnet, and</i> …

Nanotech

The First Interstellar Object to Visit Us Is More Incredible Than We Ever Expected

It has travelled for hundreds of millions of years.<p>The first asteroid observed visiting our Solar System from elsewhere isn't just unusual in its …

5 simple ways to slow down aging

Aging is largely your chromosomes' fault. That's what Nobel-prize winning biologist Elizabeth Blackburn discovered when she started exploring the world of the invisible, threadlike cellular strands that carry our genetic code.<p>"It's the over-shortening of telomeres that leads us to feel and see …

Telomere

Controversial Study Says Women Find Men Attractive Based on One Body Part

No, not that one.<p>If there’s one good thing 2017 will be remembered for, it’ll be the long-overdue upheavals in the dynamics between men and women. …

Channing Tatum

9 doggy style secrets guys will never tell you

Watching your butt jiggle is like, half the appeal.<p><b>1. We’re definitely looking at your butthole.</b> That’s something you might be wondering, and it's true. But just to be clear, we’re <i>just</i> looking at it — not writhing behind you and gazing into it, unblinking. That’d be weird.<p><b>2. We can see everything.</b> …

Scientists Say Japanese Monkeys Are Having 'Sexual Interactions' With Deer

Adolescent female monkeys in Japan have repeatedly engaged in sexual behaviors with sika deer, for reasons that are not yet clear, according to researchers who study macaque behavior.<p>The study, published in the peer-reviewed <i>Archives of Sexual Behavior,</i> follows up on a single report from earlier …

Monkeys

5 ways highly confident people handle rejection

Uh oh! Dealing with a recent break up? A girl at the bar shoot you down? Didn't get that promotion? Guy of your dreams disappeared suddenly?<p>Rejection can be hard; but it doesn't have to break you.<p>Have you ever noticed how rejection completely debilitates some people while others stride right …

Self-improvement

These Are the 61 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Cape Town

Latham Thomas wants you to rethink your alarm clock wake-up routine

Let’s be honest: There’s <i>nothing</i> Zen about starting your day with an alarm clock blaring in your face. Who ever thought being scared out of your …

New York City

A Guide to Levi’s Numbers

The original jeans that started it all, the Levi’s 501s were specifically designed and released in the 1890s for hard-working men who needed clothing …

Clothing

Buried letter at Auschwitz finally unearthed details horrors seen

A couple of months before Auschwitz was liberated in January 1945, a Jewish prisoner secretly wrote a letter outlining the horrors he had witnessed there. He placed it in a thermos, the thermos in a leather pouch, and he buried it.<p>Now, for the first time, Marcel Nadjari's words have been published …

Shania Twain's Beauty Transformation Is Just as Epic as Her Biggest Hits

Don't call it a comeback: Although Shania Twain just released her first album in 15 years, the Canadian singer's beauty (and fashion) have always …

Hairstyling

Mexican Actor Eduardo Yáñez Slaps Interviewer on Red Carpet

As we’ve seen, being constantly questioned about one’s personal life comes with the territory of being a celebrity. Being under a magnifying glass 24/7 really pushes one to their limits, making it only a matter of time until they reach their breaking point. But does that justify celebrities …

Mexico

Why you should stop eating white rice, according to a physician

From a nutritional standpoint, white rice pales in comparison to its whole grain cousin, brown rice.<p>It gets digested quickly, is rapidly processed into sugar, and only fills you up for a short period of time. In comparison, brown rice is processed slowly, churning out a steady stream of fuel to …

Nutrition

Astronomers just discovered a supermassive black hole from the dawn of the universe

And it's much bigger than we expected.<p>There was a bang. A big one. It was the beginning of everything, but for several hundred million years, all was darkness. Then, lights started flickering to life, stars and gases and galaxies all coming online.<p>One of the brightest lights during that dawn had a …

Astrophysics

Having 50 orgasms a day is pure torture

Jessie* is 30 years old, with a full-time job and what she describes as a “happy marriage” — but in secret, she regularly fires off messages cruising …

Mental Health

Eye Makeup Looks That'll Take Years Off Your Face

Just like your eyes are a dead giveaway for how many hours you slept last night or how hard you cried during <i>Call Me By Your Name</i>, your peepers can be …

Makeup

Mysterious ‘dinosaur’ shark caught, called a ‘living fossil’ by researchers

When the dinosaur-killing asteroid struck the Earth many millions of years ago it spelled doom for countless species, while allowing many others …

Road Trip: Route 66

Get your kicks on Route 66 and experience the ultimate all-American road trip from Illinois to California.<p>They say driving Route 66, the iconic 2,400-mile road connecting Chicago with Santa Monica, sneaks us into a bygone America, an era of neon signs and mom-and-pop diners. This waits for us, just …

You've been blowing your nose all wrong — here's how you should do it

It's that time of year where everyone in the office is calling in sick. Those nasty sniffles are just part of the hassle, but you could be making it a lot worse for yourself if you're not blowing your nose properly. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Blowing your nose could make it more stuffed.<p>…

Sinusitis

This Nightmare Shark With a Snake Head And 300 Teeth Is Absolutely Horrifying

It was found off the coast of Portugal.<p>Maybe it's time we <i>Homo sapiens</i> reevaluated our relationship with the oceans of the world.<p>It has been a good …

Democrat Pushes Vote On Trump Impeachment. It Didn't Succeed

<b>Updated 2:51 p.m. ET</b><p>Texas Democrat Al Green forced a House vote on the impeachment of President Trump on Wednesday, but a broad bipartisan majority voted down the effort.<p>Green introduced two articles of impeachment against Trump. The articles did not include any charges related to Justice …

Donald Trump

Scientific breakthrough? Experts find way to reverse aging

It's understood that degenerative diseases like Alzheimers and cancer can make a person's “golden years” look pretty bleak. However, there’s some hope on the horizon thanks to some new research from England. A research team at the University of Exeter has found a way to possibly stave off these …