Ron Desper

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Anthony Davis Trade Rumors: Celtics Suitors If Pelicans Put Star on Block

The Boston Celtics could emerge as top contenders to land New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis if his partnership with DeMarcus Cousins doesn't work out.<p>On Monday, Chris Mannix of The Vertical reported "rival executives" noted the Celtics are keeping a close eye on the situation in New …

This is the One of the Largest Structures We Know of in the Universe

The Milky Way Galaxy, which measures 100,000 to 180,000 light years (31 – 55 kiloparsecs) in diameter and contains 100 to 400 billion stars, is so …

The Mysterious "Tabby's Star" Could Be The Location Of An Alien Megastructure

When the Kepler Space Telescope first began observing Tabby's Star—named for Tabetha Boyajian, the Yale postdoc who discovered it—it puzzled …

Exoplanets

Astronomers May Have Heard 234 Signals From Aliens

Don't panic, but we may have just heard from aliens. That's according to two astronomers at Laval University. The astronomers reported 234 strange …

Paranormal

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

Albert Einstein

WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for July 4

Your WIRED UK daily briefing. Today, a new UN resolution has classed uncensored internet access as a basic human right, Nasa's Juno spacecraft is …

Human Rights

25 Books Every Man Should Read

Make it a drinking game.<p>Literacy is hot. Like CrossFit. Remember this Instagram account? Next time you're caught in a random girl's iPhone lens, make sure you've got your face buried in one of these puppies.*<p>* Burying your face in a puppy is also a surefire way of ending up in a girl's Instagram …

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend

Here are 25 books recommended by some of the top CEOs in the world to kick off your reading list.<p>Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few …

Self-improvement

25 Insightful Quotes From 25 Legendary CEOs

It’s been three years since I made the leap from successful accountant to entrepreneur. Before making the jump I read quotes from successful leaders …

Leadership

8 Mantras Of Successful People They Don't Teach You At School

Ask the successful ones of their journey to glory and a major part of their story will consist of the many hardships they faced in their ride. So yes …

5 Ways to Turn an Embarrassing Failure into a Giant Success

Here's how to turn obstacles into stepping stones to achievement.<p>There are very few stories of success that don't start with at least a few failures along the way. But certainly not everyone who fails succeeds. Failure can easily turn into an insurmountable hurdle that can stop you in your …

Self-improvement

17 Warren Buffett Quotes That Will Inspire You to Remarkable Success and Happiness

Learn valuable lessons for success and happiness from one of today's truly great businesspeople.<p>It's no secret that Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors and businesspeople in the world. However, what is not as well known is that he is also one of the happiest.<p>While Buffett has …

personaldevelopment

Watch These 12 TED Talks To Be Much More Successful

Successful TED Talks are a great resource for inspiration, instruction, and ideas to help you reach success. Start by viewing these 12 popular TED …

How to Get a Standing Ovation

Oh, the Standing O. It's coveted by speakers. It's hoped for by audiences. It's the ultimate reward for a speech well-given.<p>Why is that some speakers can move us so deeply that we stand to our feet in triumph? Here at the Science of People we study the hidden forces that drive our behavior. We love …

3 Things Life-Long Learners Do Differently To Make Them Learn Unremittingly

Anyone can benefit from learning. It doesn’t matter how fast or long it takes. Information is value. Learning makes you smarter, can increase you …

Rich Kids Study English

New data shows that students whose parents make less money pursue more “useful” subjects, such as math or physics.<p>In 1780, John Adams wrote a letter to his wife, Abigail, in which he laid out his plans for what his children and grandchildren would devote their lives to. Having himself taken the …

Busting Myths: A Practical Guide To Countering Science Denial

It should go without saying that science should dictate how we respond to science denial. So what does scientific research tell us?<p>One effective way …

Princeton University

Interconnected rats' brains create organic computer

Scientists have been experimenting with brain-to-brain interfaces for years. Miguel Nicolelis, a neurobiologist at Duke University Medical Center, in particular, has been making strides with his research on the subject. His team recently created a "Brainet" or a network of interconnected brains …

5 Writers Who Went Crazy While Writing Important Books

We tend to think of writers as indoor types. Hell, look at us -- we're writing this without pants because they were technically more ice-cream stain …

31 Contemporary Poets You Need To Read

There's still time to celebrate National Poetry Month.

Introducing The Blunt Instrument: An Advice Column for Writers

Sometimes, as writers, we need gentle encouragement — someone to tousle our hair and kiss our boo-boos. Other times, we just need tough …

William Faulkner Makes Us Wonder: What's So Great About Poetry, Anyhow?

Poetry is the secret story, the story behind the story — or, as Wordsworth puts it, what is "felt in the blood and felt along the heart." Poetry is language broken down, chiseled, and refined, made to say what is unsayable through any other means. And while it is singular and limitless in its power …

Literature

Rule of Silence

I truly feel delightful and satisfied when I wear the shawl of silence which is made up of fibers of innocence, naughtiness, and deep gossips. …

Writers Should Look for What Others Don't See

The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic discusses the importance of noticing hidden truths—from the horrors of war to the mundane aspects of daily life.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. See entries from Karl Ove Knausgaard,</b> …

Elizabeth Gilbert: The 7 books that shaped me as a writer

“The only thing I have ever wanted to be for my whole life was a writer. I wrote all through childhood, all through adolescence, by the time I was a …

Books