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Who Were the Sea People?

Who Were the Sea People?<p>Written by Eberhard Zangger<br>Illustrated by Rosemary Robertson<p>Through the epics of the Greek poet Homer, tales of an "age of …

How I Finally Quit Making Excuses and Got Healthy Habits to Stick

These were the excuses I made when I failed—yet again—to keep up a new habit. These were the things I'd tell myself when I thought about the things I …

Can You Solve 'Einstein's Riddle?'

In this TED-ED video, we're presented with what's called "Einstein's Riddle." As the video-makers admit, it apparently has nothing to do with …

All the Books You Desperately Need to Add to Your 'To Read' Pile This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means there’s no TV on, which means it’s finally time to dig into those books you’ve been saving for your weekends, …

Books

Scientists Successfully Simulate Five-Dimensional Black Hole Using Supercomputers

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have, for the first time, simulated a five-dimensional black hole so powerful that it would have the …

Black Holes

The 7-Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

Happiness
Creativity

Bernard Roth: Stamford professor says eliminating two phrases can make you more successful

The way you speak not only affects how others perceive you; it also has the potential to shape your behaviour.<p>Swapping one word for another could …

Credit Suisse

4 cosmic phenomena that travel faster than the speed of light

But that's not the entire story. In fact, it's just the beginning.<p>Before Einstein, mass — the atoms that make up you, me, and everything we see — and energy were treated as separate entities. But in 1905, Einstein forever changed the way physicists view the universe.<p>Einstein's Special Theory of …

Physics

Science Says You Should Quit Your Demanding, High-Paying Job

Want to be happy? Prioritize free time instead of money.<p>Working ever-longer hours to bring in more cash might make your life more comfortable, but it isn’t going to make you happy. Instead, we should value our time as the precious resource it is. That, says a new study published in the Society for …

An FBI agent shares 9 tricks for reading people better

But what should you be listening for? And what other signs can tip you off to what someone is thinking or feeling?<p>If you follow my column, you're familiar with LaRae Quy. LaRae, who spent 23 years as a counterintelligence agent for the FBI, now spends her time writing, speaking, and teaching others …

Self-help

Indestructible Water Bears Have a Genome That Is Seriously Weird

Water bears, known to scientists as tardigrades, are famously adorable microscopic creatures who can survive anything: freezing, total dehydration, …

13 science-backed signs you're smarter than average

Without administering an impromptu IQ test, there are certain clues you can use to gauge a person's relative intelligence.<p>We combed through decades of scientific research and highlighted 13 surprising signs of braininess.<p>Keep in mind, however, that "intelligence" is often measured through tests …

Psychology

14 Rare Photos Of Albert Einstein That You've Probably Never Seen Before

It's the 100th anniversary of Einstein's general theory of relativity, and a new book reveals little-known pictures of the great physicist.<p>It's one of a set of rare photos that have been released to BuzzFeed by the Albert Einstein Archive and Princeton University Press, to coincide with the 100th …

Adorable Kittens Act Out Every Single 'Harry Potter' Movie

These cats are magic.<p>"Harry Potter" has been given an amazing re-boot -- with the help of some adorable kittens.<p>The unbelievably cute cats were filmed playing out scenes from each of the hit franchise’s eight movies.<p>In the 7-minute video above, watch Harry, Ron and Hermione navigate their way …

Harry Potter

This Man Failed A Paternity Test Due To His Vanished Twin’s DNA

DNA researchers report a father failed a paternity test because the genes in his saliva differ from his sperm’s. One in eight people might possess such “chimeric” genes caused by a twin lost in the womb.<p>How can a man who was never born father a son? When the ghost of his genes lives on in the DNA …

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

Self-help

New Architectural Collages That Double as Visual Poems by Matthias Jung | Colossal

<p>Matthias Jung (previously) creates worlds of surreal architecture that inhabit vast photographed landscapes. The works merge together different …

Art

Unusually Beautiful Architectural Collages by Matthias Jung | Colossal

<p>German graphic artist Matthias Jung creates collages of fictional structures that seemingly turn the logic of architecture upside down. Buildings …

Terry Gilliam

Highlights from Artist Tatsuya Tanaka’s Daily Miniature Photo Project | Colossal

<p>Photographer and art director Tatsuya Tanaka has a fascination with all things tiny and has an uncanny ability to repurpose everyday objects as set …

Miniature

Research shows that these 7 hobbies will make you smarter

Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process.<p>We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates new neural pathways that make it work faster and better.<p>Here is a list of seven hobbies that make you smarter and why.<p>Playing music …

Brainwaves

How We Speak Reveals What We Think, with Steven Pinker

My name is Steve Pinker, and I’m Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. And today I’m going to speak to you about language. I’m actually not …

14 habits of the most likable people

To excel, it helps to know how to connect with others and develop relationships. Nothing replaces a charismatic personality.<p>Napoleon Hill, author of "Think and Grow Rich" — one of the top-selling books of all time — wrote about the habits of the most likable people in his essay, "Develop A Pleasing …

Self-improvement

7 Interview Questions to Help You Assess Emotional Intelligence

Determining who you hire for a job plays a big part in forming your company’s culture and ensuring its future success. Selecting informative …

Emotional Intelligence

Has Nefertiti's tomb finally been found?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A British archaeologist has been given the go-ahead by Egyptian authorities to search Tutankhamun's tomb for the final resting place of Nefertiti.<p>Nicholas Reeves, along with Mamdouh Eldamaty, the country's Minister of Antiquities, and a group of experts will enter the boy king's burial …

Archaeology

Lost resting place of Egyptian queen Nefertiti may have been hidden by Tutankhamun's tomb, archaeologist says

An English archaeologist has suggested that the tomb of Tutankhamun, the most famous of Egypt's pharaohs, is hiding a secret that has eluded researchers since its discovery more than 90 years ago.<p>Dr. Nicholas Reeves of the University of Arizona told the Times of London that he believes he has …

Ancient History

Tomb of Osiris discovered at Luxor: The legend of ancient Egypt’s god of the dead

<b>HE was the king of kings, the god of gods. Now archaeologists believe they have found the “tomb” of the Egyptian supreme deity, Osiris.</b><p>Egyptian media …

How the rest of the world learns about the American Revolution in school

The American Revolutionary War is an intensely proud moment in history for most Americans (perhaps too proud). It’s taught as a major subject in history classes as early as elementary school, and it’s brought up again and again in different contexts in middle school, high school, and college. Along …

High School

11 apps that will make you smarter

Despite the constant hand-wringing that smartphones will lead to the downfall of society, there’s mounting evidence that your phone habit may not be so bad after all.<p>In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We’ve compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your …

4,000 Years of World History in One Epic Chart

First published in 1931, this ambitious “Histomap” by John B. Sparks attempts to distil four thousand years of world history starting in 2000 B.C. …