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Why Space Travel Can Be Absolutely Disgusting

NASA's requirements for becoming an astronaut are stringent, but not overly daunting. Essentially, hopefuls must have a bachelor's degree in science, …

Modern Technology Unlocks Secrets of a Damaged Biblical Scroll

Nearly half a century ago, archaeologists found a charred ancient scroll in the ark of a synagogue on the western shore of the Dead Sea.<p>The lump of carbonized parchment could not be opened or read. Its curators did nothing but conserve it, hoping that new technology might one day emerge to make the …

Canadian Mint Employee Allegedly Hid $180K Worth Of Gold In His Butt

A Royal Canadian Mint employee has been accused of smuggling around $180,000 worth of gold by hiding it in his booty, according to the Ottawa Citizen.<p>…

Canada

2 Types of Brain Games That Can Substantially Improve Your Decision-Making

These simple games will improve brain health and decision making<p>You've likely heard it before, the poker/business metaphor. Business (especially entrepreneurship) is like playing poker.<p>You know--it's a gamble, you need to know how and who to bluff, when to hold your cards close, and your success is …

Our best shot at cooling the planet might be right under our feet

Studies suggest that regenerating soil by turning our backs on industrial farming holds the key to tackling climate change<p>It’s getting hot out there. Every one of the past 14 months has broken the global temperature record. Ice cover in the Arctic sea just hit a new low, at 525,000 square miles …

7 Powerful Phrases Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Use Daily

EQ is just as important as IQ, and it all starts with these communication tips.<p>Emotional intelligence may be labeled a "soft skill" -- but to be a leader in today's workplace, it's just as vital as any technical wizardry or IQ.<p>Emotional intelligence, or EI, refers to the ability to know oneself as …

11 Ways To Instantly Connect With Anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your control, and it's a matter of emotional intelligence …

How Instagram’s Head Engineer Is Using Quantum Mechanics To Manage His Team

James Everingham’s passion for physics predated his management role at Instagram. Here’s how he’s brought one to bear on the other.<p>I didn’t intend to go into computer science, and I definitely didn’t expect to become a manager. Instead, I started out thinking I’d be a laboratory scientist. In …

How to Say What You Mean without Sounding Like You're Mean

In a time when opinions are key to almost any dialogue between people, you may wonder- what’s the best way to express yours? This simple approach …

Psychology

Complete Java Programming Bootcamp | Popular Science Shop

<b>From 0 to 1: Data Structures & Algorithms in Java</b><p>Master the Fundamentals of How Computer Programs Organize & Manipulate Data<p>Data structures and algorithms? They're standard Computer Science 101 topics, and ones you'll master in this course. You'll learn how common data structures organize …

The myth of the young artistic genius is keeping us from pursuing our passions

A lot of us are experts at coming up with excuses not to pursue our creative interests. “Do you know how old I’ll be by the time I learn to play the piano?” we ask, imagining how foolish we’ll look stumbling over “Chopsticks.”<p>Well, we’ll be the same age if we don’t.<p>There is no such thing as a …

Creativity

Earth is getting greener. Here’s why that’s a problem.

<i>This story was originally published by Slate and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>A new study just published in the …

Climate Change

I Tried This Weird App to Feel More Zen + This Is What Happened

We’ve all seen meditation apps that promise everything from improved sleeping habits to stress relief. I’m setting out to see how they deliver, and after tackling the Calm app, I’m ready to try a new one. This past week, I used the Stop, Breathe & Think app every evening after work and before …

Meditation

Take in the Beauty of This Gravity Web That Connects Galaxies Across the Universe

With telescopes gazing into the distant reaches of the universe, astronomers can see some marvelous sights. But what might the universe look like if …

Astrophysics

Physicists Have Created a 'Black Hole' in The Lab That Could Finally Prove Hawking Radiation Exists

Will Stephen Hawking get his Nobel prize?<p>Some 42 years ago, renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking proposed that not everything that comes in …

Monster black hole 3 billion times the mass of the sun formed by trio of colliding galaxies - Science News - ABC News

Three colliding spiral galaxies 1.8 billion light years from Earth have produced a monster black hole weighing in at 3 billion times the mass of the …

Scientists Have Pushed Water Molecules Into a Whole New State of Matter

Holy crap!<p>Physicists have managed to squeeze water molecules into a brand new state that doesn't adhere to the usual laws of solids, liquids, and …

Quantum Mechanics

This awesome experiment is bringing us closer than ever to solving a 100-year-old cosmic mystery

Collectively, this massive array is known as the High Altitude Cherenkov Gamma Ray Observatory (HAWC), and it's helping scientists measure high energy particles from outer space called cosmic rays that are racing toward us at nearly the speed of light.<p>Cosmic rays are often called space messengers. …

Physics