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Narcissists often recruit people called 'apaths' to help with their games — here's why they're dangerous

Defining someone's personality is complicated. There are so many nuances in the ways people behave, and why they behave the way they do, that it isn't always appropriate to give someone a specific label — even mental health professionals and psychologists can struggle.<p>In a very broad sense, empathy …

Psychology

Scientists detect signal from ‘cosmic dawn,’ when stars first lit up the universe

For the first time, scientists have detected a signal from “cosmic dawn” — the moment when the universe's earliest stars emerged.<p>The signal, reported Wednesday in the journal Nature, is little more than a blip in the radio echo of that ancient era, as difficult to detect as the wingbeat of a …

Black Holes

The No. 1 TED Talk of All Time Teaches a Critical Lesson in Intelligence (That We Often Forget)

It has close to 50 million views ... and infinite wisdom.<p>The most-viewed TED talk of all time is over a decade old. This is not just a testament to its popularity at the time, but the longevity of its relevance.<p>It's called, "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" and it has been viewed over 49 million …

New York City

Nasa slams Elon Musk’s SpaceX for launching a Tesla car into the heavens

It was hailed as the future of space exploration.<p>But Nasa has taken a dig at Elon Musk for sending a Tesla Roadster into the heavens during the test …

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

Consciousness

VASIMR plasma engine: Earth to Mars in 39 days?

Artist’s impression of a 200-megawatt VASIMR spacecraft. Images Credit: Ad Astra Rocket Company<p>In Arthur C. Clarke’s classic science fiction novels …

Space Exploration

Monster Black Holes Spotted Orbiting Each Other for 1st Time Ever

For the first time ever, scientists have directly spotted a pair of supermassive black holes orbiting each other, a new study suggests.<p>This orbital …

Universe

Nothing Escapes From A Black Hole, And Now Astronomers Have Proof

If you collect more and more matter in a small enough volume of space, it gets harder and harder to escape from its gravitational pull. Gather enough mass there, and you’ll find that the speed you’d need to reach in order to escape is greater than the speed of light! From within that region, escape …

Imaging

Make Mars Livable with Asteroids: Researchers Propose Terraforming Plan

A research team has devised a plan to make a portion of Mars more Earth-like by slamming an asteroid into it.<p>This Mars Terraformer Transfer (MATT) …

Buzz Aldrin

5 Daily Habits of People Who Age Well (Warning: Diet and Exercise Are Not Enough) | Inc.com

"All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs. …

Holistic Medicine

Whose is bigger? How all the Mars-bound rockets stack up

A power trip to the red planet.<p>Like everything else in the 1960s, NASA’s <i>Saturn V</i> rocket set a mark for extreme. At 363 feet tall, with 7.5 million pounds of liftoff thrust, it lifted six moon-bound missions into space. Retired in 1973, it remains the tallest, heaviest, and most powerful rocket our …

You Can Eat as Much of These 9 Low-Cal Foods as You Want, Says a Nutritionist

Let's get one thing straight: There's no such thing as a zero-calorie food that you can munch on with abandon, but there are a few very low-calorie …

9 Organic Packaged Foods That Are Totally Worth the Extra Cash

​From organic cereals to sports drinks to snack bars, it seems like every food company is suddenly pushing organic products. But is there any reason …

Forestry