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22 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates People Who Achieve From Those Who Only Dream

While this sentence is one you might not expect from Steve Jobs, it is one that all of us can -- and should -- say.<p>Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He challenged other people to work harder, work longer, and do <i>more</i> -- sometimes more than they thought was possible.<p>Jobs was ... well, let's …

Self-improvement

Scientists Just Found a Serious Flaw in Ocean Temperature Calculations

Oh no.<p>Models used to estimate past ocean temperatures might be based on a flawed assumption, according to new research.<p>If true, it would mean our …

Global Warming

Catalans declare independence as Madrid imposes direct rule

<b>The Catalan regional parliament has voted to declare independence from Spain, while the Spanish parliament has approved direct rule over the region.</b><p>Catalan MPs easily approved the move amid an opposition boycott.<p>Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had told senators direct rule was needed to return …

Europe

Scientists discovered a "kill switch" that destroys any cancer cell

Suicide Molecules<p>A new study has established that RNA molecules, originally developed as a means of studying genes, can trigger a hidden mechanism …

Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar Before Bed? You'll Reap These 6 Awesome Benefits The Next Morning

It’s basically old news by now: We all know apple cider vinegar definitely has an acquired taste, but also that the health benefits are way too good …

Bill Browder is one of Putin's biggest critics. The US just revoked his visa.

The anti-Putin activist has been banned from coming to America.<p>Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, and former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul are angry with the Trump administration’s Department of Homeland …

NASA's X3 ion thruster smashes records in test firings

A human settlement on Mars is rapidly moving from science fiction to fact, with Elon Musk envisioning <i>Battlestar Galactica</i>-style fleets blasting off …

Need to Calm Yourself Down? Try This Military-Approved Breathing Technique

Whether you’re dealing with co-worker chaos or pressure to perform on a project, it’s difficult to excel at work when you're extremely stressed. …

Brown rice vs. white rice: Which is most healthful?

Rice makes up a significant part of the diet for many people around the world. With origins dating back thousands of years ago in southern Asia or …

There's a Totally New Type of Diabetes And It's Being Misdiagnosed as Type 2

Type 3c diabetes might be surprisingly widespread.<p>Most people are familiar with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.<p>Recently, though, a new type of diabetes …

Diabetes

Scientists Just Made The First Quantum-Encrypted International Video Call

The future is here.<p>President Chunli Bai of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing had a meeting yesterday with President Anton Zeilinger of the …

Quantum Mechanics

‘A place where time stands still’: This is what it’s really like to be sectioned

<b>The door shut with a finality I’d never known before. Surely there was a way to leave, to breathe, to feel in control?</b><p>The door remained locked, and I …

Ten years later, ‘Sunshine’ remains one of the bleakest and most beautiful sci-fi movies ever made

The first time I saw <i>Sunshine</i>, it was in a movie theater packed with awkward men (in my memory, the audience was at least 90 percent male). When the movie ended, my friend and I spent an extra 10 minutes on the floor, trying to find his misplaced glasses.<p>Despite the sub-optimal viewing conditions, I …

What Does Space Look Like Under a Microscope?

Look at space under a microscope and what do you see? Nothing. Magnify 1,000 times. Nothing. Magnify 1,000,000 times. Still nothing. Magnify …

Gut bacteria found to trigger gene that protects against type 1 diabetes

Researchers have discovered that a powerful guardian gene known to protect against a variety of autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes, is …

4 Natural ‘Cures’ That Can Wreak Havoc on Your Health

It’s a common misconception that natural or alternative medicine treatments are safer than prescription drugs and procedures done in traditional …

Elon Musk Believes This Will Be the Most Likely Cause of World War III

Elon Musk spent his Labor Day morning thinking (and tweeting) about the potential cause of the next major global conflict.<p>The Tesla and SpaceX CEO …

5 Truly Gross Parasites That Have Ruined Real People's Vacations

Americans took 1.7 billion vacation trips last year — and brought back some very gross stowaways.<p>Brain-burrowing worms, flesh-eating bacteria, and microbes that short-circuit the nervous system are just some of the stowaways that Americans picked up on their travels last year.<p>“Food and drink can be …

This spacecraft is thinner than a human hair and can capture space debris

Earth’s orbit is becoming dangerously crowded with space junk.<p>Last year, the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A satellite collided with a tiny chunk of debris. Fortunately, the resulting damage to its solar panel turned out to be minor. But it got lucky. If the piece of space trash had been …

Possible Signs Of Alien Life Detected By Stephen Hawking Project

Signs of alien life have possibly been spotted during the ongoing research orchestrated by those working on the Stephen Hawking project, Breakthrough …

Ethanol cancer treatment could eliminate tumors for just a few dollars

Ethanol-Based Cancer Treatments<p>Researchers from Duke University have achieved a 100 percent cure rate for squamous cell carcinoma in a hamster model …

Cancer

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Massive black hole discovered near heart of the Milky Way

Astronomers find evidence of enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun in a gas cloud near the galaxy’s centre<p>An enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun has been found hiding in a toxic gas cloud wafting around near the heart of the …

Physicists Want to Rebuild Quantum Theory From Scratch

Scientists have been using quantum theory for almost a century now, but embarrassingly they still don’t know what it means. An informal poll taken at …

Scientists Begin Expedition To Discover Hidden Secrets Of The Sunken ‘Lost Continent’ Zealandia

Deep beneath the waves, and quietly tucked away for millions of years, is the sunken and lost continent known as Zealandia. Now, scientists have just …

New Evidence Suggests Alzheimer's Doesn’t Destroy Memories, it Only Blocks Them

Lighting the Way Ahead<p>Scientists at Columbia University discovered during a study published in the journal <i>Hippocampus</i> that the memories of mice with …

9 Diabetes Breakthroughs You Need to Know About

Science hard at work!<p>Diabetes is not just one condition - but whether your body is struggling with blood sugar levels due to type 1, or type 2, or …

Science journalist retires at 98 and warns of generation of Americans who suffer from a thinking 'disability’

A 98-year-old US science journalist, who has finally decided to retire, has said a generation of Americans are suffering from a “major disability in …

8 Things You Shouldn't Say If Someone You Love Has Depression

And what you can say instead.<p>When your partner is dealing with depression, you want to be as supportive and loving as possible. But it’s hard to know what to say or how to help, especially if you’ve never experienced depression firsthand.<p>Starting a conversation with your significant other is …

Link Between Parkinson’s And Alzheimer's May Reveal New Treatment

A similarity between two distinct neurodegenerative diseases, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, may lead to a potential new drug treatment for …