Sophie

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Foxes Use Magnetic Fields to Catch Preys

The latest issue for scientists is based around the way foxes hunt. Since “chryptochrome” has been found in their DNA, and it is believed to allow …

Are You a Left-Brained or Right-Brained Thinker?

Are you a left-brained thinker or a right-brained thinker? We all know that we use our left-brains for logical thinking and our right-brains for …

This Is The Only Personality Type That Enjoys Being With Narcissists

Take a good guess...<p>Narcissists don't make the most pleasant friends or dinner guests -- they're self-absorbed, arrogant and have little concern for others -- but according to a new study, there's one particular personality type that <i>does</i> enjoy being around narcissists.<p>If you assumed that the only …

the golden ratio

Secret #1: They focus on minutes, not hours.

Average performers default to hours and half-hour blocks on their calendar. Highly successful people know there are 1,440 minutes in every day and there is nothing more valuable than time. Money can be lost and made again, but time spent can never be reclaimed. As legendary Olympic gymnast Shannon …

Success

7 Ways to Tune Out Distractions at Work

And get back on track.<p>There’s a disturbance in the workforce—a lot of them, actually.<p>You know the ones: the persistent ding of social media alerts, …

Cosmic Exploration Poster Shows Man's Space Efforts in One Graphic - Technabob

You might want to cue up that sappy music from the short-lived <i>Star Trek: Enterprise</i> show for this story. This poster is a giant graphic that shows …

Astronomers say they've found biggest structure in universe

A newly identified cosmic feature is so enormous that it has left some of the finest minds in astronomy well and truly boggled. The BOSS—named after the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey—is a wall, or supercluster, of at least 830 galaxies connected by filaments of gas, which <i>Smithsonian</i> …

15 Simple Brain Hacks to Learn a New Language Fast

Have you ever given up on learning a new language?Maybe you studied Spanish at school, and as much as you wanted to become fluent you just couldn’t …

Red road

Why Don't Planets Hit Each Other?

<i>Why don’t planets orbiting the Sun ever hit each other?</i><p>They did! The current solar system is the stable aftermath of a fairly violent growth period, so what we see now is the result of a several-billion-years-long evolution.<p>Many of the objects in the universe didn’t begin their existence in the …

How to 'Reclaim Your Brain' from mental disease

Many sufferers of mental disease would describe their illness, whether it be post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or anxiety, as a loss of control over their mind. Regaining that control seems impossible for those in the deep trenches of battle with their disease, but Dr. Joseph Annibali, a chief …

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 …

6 Illustrations That Show What It’s Like In An Introvert’s Head

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>Dear Extroverts,<p>We love your energy and excitement. But as introverts, we sometimes feel misunderstood. We wish you could visualize what’s going on inside our brains—you might be surprised! Here are six illustrations of what it’s like to be in our …

10 Piercing Quotes From Adolf Hitler's Autobiography - Mein Kampf

After over 70 years, Germany lifted the ban on Mein Kampf (My Struggle), the autobiography of the Nazi commander, Adolf Hitler. The book is now a …

Mein Kampf

To Kill a Mockingbird named the ultimate coming-of-age novel at Bath Literature Festival event

<i>The Catcher in the Rye</i> may be the definitive coming-of-age novel for millions of people around the world, but not for readers in the west of England. …

Allen M. Steele's Arkwright Is A Sweeping Epic About The Value Of Science Fiction

Allen M. Steele has been known for his hard science fiction novels: <i>Coyote</i>, <i>Orbital Decay</i>, and others. In his latest, <i>Arkwright</i>, he’s assembled an epic …

Complex Intelligence

A friend who works with Artificial Intelligence told me: “It is possible that there are highly context dependent and complex things about humans, but …

What Exactly Is The Microwave Doing To Your Food? Here's The Science

Don't worry, scientists say microwaved food can be just as nutritious as conventionally cooked food.<p>Americans have been using microwave ovens for about 60 years, and we finally seemed convinced that they're safe as well as convenient.<p>But it seems we just can't stop wondering if microwaved foods are …

New Jersey

8 Awesome Photos That Showcase The Wonders Of Underwater Life

These are the winning images of the 2016 Underwater Photographer of the Year contest.<p>A golden seahorse, a fishing bear and a wrecked ship never looked so stunning.<p>Those are just some of the winning images in this year's Underwater Photographer of the Year contest. Italian photographer Davide …

5 types of emotional intelligence all great leaders have mastered

The ability to be perceptively in tune with yourself and your emotions, as well as having sound situational awareness can be a powerful tool for leading a team.<p>The act of knowing, understanding, and responding to emotions, overcoming stress in the moment, and being aware of how your words and …

7 Psychological Equations to Empower Your Life and Mind

our internal belief system about yourself and how you envision your life is the most important predictor of your success or failure. In order to train yourself to be geared towards what you envision you must undergo the emotional analysis necessary to build a sound presence of mind which is …

Equations

Astronomers Create Largest-Ever Catalog Of Cosmic Voids

Astronomers have released the largest and most extensive catalog of cosmic voids ever generated — extending out some 8 billion light years in an area covering a quarter of the sky, mostly observable from the Northern hemisphere. A team of Vanderbilt University-led astronomers used data from the …

The left half - right half divide in human brains is a myth, scientist says

Whilst few people would claim to be well versed in the nuances of neuroscience, one idea about the human brain seems to have captured the public …

Nobel Prize

3.5 billion years ago, the Earth's climate maybe wasn't so different from today

A new study that looks at glacial deposits and hydrothermal fields at the bottom of the ocean disputes the conventional belief that Earth, in its …

Extra Bright Supernova Could Change the Way We Measure the Universe

This could change the way we view standard candles.<p>The discovery of an extra bright supernova has baffled researchers. The research, available on the arXiv pre-print server, could change the way we view these cosmic explosions.<p>When stars die, they produce some of the most violent explosions in the …