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Behold The Most Hilarious Wildlife Photos of 2017

Wildlife photographer Tibor Kércz would spend a few nights each year camped out in a tent near a tree, hoping to capture photos of little owls and …

6 morning routines that are hard to adopt but will pay off for life

The early birds will inherit the earth.<p>At least that's what a 2009 University of Leipzig study found. The researchers concluded that "morning people …

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, Lee recommends five other types of workouts. They generate benefits that range from weight loss and muscle building to protecting your heart and brain and strengthening your bones.<p>The findings are detailed in a …

Tai Chi

What "Introvert" and "Extrovert" Really Mean

Think about what an ideal evening for you might look like. Do you imagine yourself going out to dinner with a large group of friends, attending a …

Psychology

Bow wow: scientists create definitive canine family tree

Study sheds light on breed evolution and why certain types of dog are prone to the same diseases despite appearing to be very different<p>It sounds like the ultimate shaggy dog story, but scientists say they have created the definitive canine family tree.<p>The study not only sheds light on the evolution …

J.K. Rowling Reveals the Empowering Advice She Needed to Hear When She Was Writing Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling may be one of the bestselling authors of all time, but before the release of the <i>Harry Potter</i> series, she was a struggling writer like so …

The Best Science Documentaries on Netflix in April, Ranked

Knowledge is power and Netflix is our professor.<p>By on<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Sure, Netflix has a bevy …

The 15 most useful Google apps you never knew existed

Google can be your best friend when it comes to searching for answers or information online. Millions of people use it every day, but only few can …

Apps

The best books of the year, according to Amazon

10. 'Swing Time' by Zadie Smith<p>'A masterful novel that tackles big issues -- race, class, and the ups and downs of long-term friendship -- told with …

Books

Science says this song can reduce your anxiety in less than 10 minutes

Flickr / Garry Knight. Licensed under Creative Commons 2.0It’s said to help induce a deeper sense of relaxation.<p>In just eight minutes, it’s been said …

Creative Commons

This stunning visualisation breaks down all the ingredients in your processed foods

Ingredients: A Visual Exploration of 75 Additives & 25 Food Products offers a jarring look inside the food Americans eat daily.<p><i>Produced by Emma</i> …

According to Neuroscience, These Are the 10 Most Relaxing Songs Ever

Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system.<p>Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves.<p>So here's a science-backed one: make a …

Alzheimer's Disease

Do trees have feelings too? One expert says they do

When I began my career as a forester in western Germany’s Eifel mountains, I knew as much about the hidden life of trees as a butcher knows about the emotional life of animals. The forestry industry produces lumber; it fells trees and then plants new seedlings. If you read the professional …

Ecology

These 5 mind-melting thought experiments helped Albert Einstein come up with his most revolutionary scientific ideas

One of Einstein's most defining qualities was his remarkable ability to conceptualize complex scientific ideas by imagining real-life scenarios. He called these scenarios Gedankenexperiments, which is German for thought experiments.<p>Here are a few thought experiments that demonstrate some of …

Physics

Top-performing Asian countries use the 'mastery approach' to teach maths in schools -- and now it's spreading

Getty / Guang NiuMany students in Shanghai, China are taught maths using the mastery approach.<p>The predominantly Asian approach to teaching …

Three, six or 36: how many basic plots are there in all stories ever written?

Slaughterhouse-Five author Kurt Vonnegut’s rejected university thesis laid out his vision of deep narrative ‘shapes’. Now academics have run computer analysis of his theory<p>In 1965, Kurt Vonnegut submitted a thesis to the University of Chicago outlining how classic stories such as Cinderella shared …

Headspace app generates buzz as meditation turns ultra-trendy

Andy Puddicombe, a trained Buddhist monk, wants to spread health and happiness by teaching our technology-addled minds to slow down and live in the moment.<p>Naturally, he's doing it through an app.<p>In just a few short minutes a day, users can listen to meditation guides for topics as varied as anxiety …

Meditation

30 Tweets About Science That Will Make You Laugh And Then Think

"Why don't we tell the people that every snowflake is unique? It's not like they'll ever really check." "Let's do it"