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Gravity waves from black holes verify Einstein’s prediction

<b>WASHINGTON</b> — Tremors in the cosmic fabric of space and time have finally been detected, opening a new avenue for exploring the universe.<p>The historic …

Physics

9 Books To Read If You Struggle With Anxiety

Managing anxiety can be a giant pain in the *ss. If you have social anxiety, for instance, then it can take a tremendous amount of effort to calm …

Books

CBT May Ease Social Anxiety by Remodeling, Reducing Brain Activity

A new Swedish study finds that after just nine weeks of Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy, the brains of patients suffering from social …

Kids' Creative Drawings Become Real Inventions We Can Use

Designer Dominic Wilcox asked 450 kids to draw the most imaginative inventions they could think of and later, surprisingly, made their dreams a reality. In collaboration with The Cultural Spring, Wilcox created the Inventors! project, which aims to harness and display the power of childhood …

The Beauty of Writing -- What I Wish All Writers Knew

The first words are often the hardest, even when they come easily. The first words are ones that open up a new world, introduce us to new characters, ones that we might not necessarily be acquainted with, at least not in action even if you have filled the pages of a notebook with character traits …

Was Einstein right? Ripples in space-time may have been found

Are the rumors true? Whispers about a possible detection of actual ripples in space-time have been swirling for weeks, and on Thursday, the world may …

Beyoncé Had A Hilarious Response For One Of Chris Martin’s Not So Great Ideas

Beyoncé and Coldplay apparently worked together on more than the Super Bowl 50 halftime show and their recent collaboration, “Hymn for the Weekend.” But you’ll never, ever hear it.<p>In Chris Martin’s upcoming interview with <i>Rolling Stone</i>, the Coldplay frontman reveals that Beyoncé completely shot down …

New research points to the unexpected and dangerous nature of Jupiter

That it has used its massive gravitational pull to divert asteroids and comets from a collision course with Earth.<p>Maybe Jupiter even felt bad when one got through, and doomed the dinosaurs to extinction. But a new study has cast this idea into doubt.<p>The idea of Jupiter as a protector has been …

These Mashups, Mixing Classical And Contemporary Art, Are Genius

Davide Trabucco’s <i>Confórmi</i> series began as a way for the Italian architect to manage his visual references. When he comes across an image that reminds him of another image or artwork, he splices them diagonally in half, fits the two halves together like puzzle pieces and archives them on Tumblr.<p>It’s …

Art

Beating Procrastination: 72 Successful People Reveal their Most Powerful Tips

Why do today what you can put off till tomorrow?<p><i>"This isn't important right now, I will get to it later." "This is too difficult, let's keep it for next week." "I need to be in the right mood." "I work better under pressure."</i><p>It comes in various forms (as above), but it has one name. …

Proof That Age Doesn’t Matter When it Comes to Success

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Five things we know about the universe that will make you feel very small - Science News - ABC News

One thing we know about the universe is that it's really big. Another is that thinking about it and trying to understand it will make your brain hurt.<p>…

6 Ways Hobbies Can Advance Your Career

Regardless of whether your day job is your dream career, you need something outside of work that you enjoy spending time on. Hobbies can provide you …

Rapid spread of Zika virus in the Americas raises alarm

The latest virus to break out of the tropics may be the most frightening.<p>Zika virus, which has already blazed across Brazil and pressed northward …

Public Health

12 Daily Hacks To Stay Motivated During Challenging Times

Success never comes easy. No matter what your goal is, you can expect to face challenges as you pursue it.<p>It takes <b>motivation</b> to keep going when …

Motivation

Black women are already superheroes

So while all women in games are subject to staid metrics of desirability, black women have their blackness negotiated in a way that assumes blackness …

Feminism

Amandla Stenberg Was Already an Actress, Activist, and Director Before Sundance

Her new movie is named after Nirvana's "Come As You Are."<p>Since playing young tribute Rue in <i>The Hunger Games</i>, 17-year-old Amandla Stenberg has emerged as one of Hollywood's most promising rising stars. But a quick search of "Amandla" (that name, by the way, means "power" in Zulu and Xhosa) will turn …

Physicists must accept that some things are unknowable

The Universe may be truly infinite, but our understanding of it never will be. Here’s why.<p><i>“To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do</i> …

8 unrealistic expectations that can hurt your success

Research from LSU shows that people who believe in themselves use more metacognitive functions than those who don't. This means that they use more of their brains and have more brainpower to solve problems.<p>Metacognition is especially important for achievement as it ensures that you approach …

What You Should Know About the Possible New Planet in Our Solar System

Straight from the mouths of the researchers, here's a good primer to why we think there's a ninth planet, and how astronomers might find it.<p>There's a good chance there's a ninth planet in a far flung orbit at the outskirts of our solar system. A series of solar system objects with unusual orbits …

Tim Peake's space snaps capture the otherworldly essence of the Aurora Borealis

LONDON — Tim Peake is keeping himself busy in space. This week alone he's given a masterclass on going to the toilet on the International Space …

In pictures: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

<b>A collection of rarely seen portraits of Marilyn Monroe, by Milton H Greene and Douglas Kirkland, have gone on show in London.</b><p>Born Norma Jeane Mortenson in Los Angeles on 1 June 1926, she signed her first studio contract with 20th Century Fox in 1946 and changed her name to Marilyn Monroe.<p>Monroe …

Wake up early to see 5 planets align for the first time since 2005

Early morning risers will be treated to a celestial surprise for the next couple weeks, weather permitting.<p>Starting on Jan. 20, five bright planets — …

50 Best Songs of 2015

50<p>Titus Andronicus, “Dimed Out”<p>In a year where more was more, this pulse-racing punk anthem about never settling for less than the realest, deepest …

Music

What the Modern Presence of Water on Mars Means

Mars may be the solar system’s most tragic planet. It once had a dense atmosphere; it once fairly sloshed with water; just one of its oceans may have …

Georgia Tech

Supreme Court Orders States to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

The Supreme Court declared by a margin of 5 to 4 Friday that states must license same-sex marriages and recognize similar unions from other states, …

LGBTQI

Confederate flag's half-century at South Carolina Capitol ends

<b>(CNN) —</b> It took just a few minutes, simultaneously somber and festive, to put a bookend on the Confederate flag's 54-year run at the South Carolina Capitol grounds.<p>A crowd of hundreds erupted in cheers, and sang a farewell refrain more associated with sports arenas, as uniformed highway patrol …

South Carolina