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Scientists Just Discovered a Black Hole That's Blasting The Fastest 'Space Wind' in The Known Universe

Wind speeds of 200 million km/h.<p>Astronomers have discovered the fastest ultraviolet winds ever recorded in the Universe, swirling around a …

Universe

Seven Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World Forever

When someone asks me what I do, and I tell them that I’m a futurist, the first thing they ask “what is a futurist?” The short answer that I give is …

Google Glass

Exclusive Video: First "Glowing" Sea Turtle Found

Scientists diving recently near the Solomon Islands made an illuminating discovery: The first biofluorescent reptile ever recorded.<p>Yes, this sea turtle is glowing neon green and red. No, it's not radioactive.<p>The critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle is the first reptile scientists have seen …

Dinosaur discovery in Alaska: A duck-billed herbivore that didn't fear the snow

In a remote area of northern Alaska, scientists have discovered a duck-billed dinosaur the size of a minibus that roamed above the Arctic Circle roughly 70 million years ago.<p>The newly described herbivore was dubbed <i>Ugrunaaluk kuukpikensis</i> (pronounced oo-GREW-na-luck KOOK-pik-en-sis), which means …

Researchers discover 'lost world' of arctic dinosaurs after digging up huge, duck-billed skeleton

Scientists have found new dinosaur remains in a remote part of Alaska that might reveal a “lost world” of many different kinds of arctic dinosaur.<p>The …

An astronaut on International Space Station just captured video of a 'blue jet' for the first time ever

Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen, aboard on ISS, caught an electric view never before taken from space: a huge blue burst of optical activity — …

20 Most Thought-Provoking Quotes About Philosophy

We live in a very busy world, and it helps to slow down once in a while. Sometimes we need to take time to reflect on our personal philosophies …

Proof That the Human Body is a Holographic Projection of Consciousness

We will also specifically explore the exact mechanism behind this principle, and provide scientific evidence so let your rational mind be at ease.The …

Tough Words From Pope Francis: 8 Great Quotes From His U.N. Speech

Pope Francis, addressing the U.N. General Assembly today, urged international cooperation not only to solve humanity's largest problems but to save humanity itself.<p>Quoting a speech to the U.N. by his predecessor Pope Paul VI in 1965, Francis said of the world today: "The real danger comes from …

Sustainable Development Goals

5 Cheap European Destinations

<i>By Gloria Atanmo for the CheapTickets Travel Blog</i><p>If you're looking in the mirror and wondering when it's time you finally take the plunge and book your first trip overseas to Europe, then yes, "Mirror, mirror on the wall, you're the smartest of them all!"<p>2015 is definitely <i>THE</i> year to travel.<p>While …

The 12 countries you must visit - by the man who's seen them all

European Travel

'No one's out there': We're likely alone in the Milky Way, says Shaw Prize astronomy winner as he visits Hong Kong for award ceremony

An internationally-revered Nasa scientist whose work helped discover the first Earth-sized habitable planet outside our solar system said the …

Neuroscience's New Consciousness Theory Is Spiritual

"Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality" -Carl Sagan<p>It appears that we are approaching a unique time in the history of man and science where empirical measures and deductive reasoning can actually inform us spiritually. Integrated Information …

Consciousness

The House That Could Save the World

The next generation of ultra-efficient houses will redefine how we fight climate change—and how we live.<p>In July, when Portland was sweltering at upwards of 100 degrees, the tenants of The Orchards wondered if they had air conditioning. The temperature in their apartments never rose above 70.<p>They …

Green Living

Amazing formations on the surface of the sun captivate astronomers

Imagine your worst vision of hell. Then imagine this: a 5 million degree tornado of plasma, spinning for almost 40 hours, and rising more than 40,000 miles. You could fit five Earths in the swirling funnel.<p>In other words, September on the surface of the sun.<p>It's having a busy month, and a busy …

Cosmology

5 strategies for conquering fear and anxiety, from one of the most successful self-help authors in history

His 1948 book, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living," deals with tactics for liberating yourself from nagging anxieties that make you less happy and less productive.<p>The book grew out of Carnegie's experiences teaching adult education courses at the YMCA in New York City. Carnegie realized that …

Self-improvement

7 Healthy Habits That Maximize Your Productivity Every Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs usually keep a densely packed schedule that fits as much work as possible into their waking hours. There’s always something else to be done and more you’d like to achieve, so how do you keep your day running efficiently …

Productivity

Here are 5 things you may regret at the end of your life, from a nurse who works with the dying.

You might think watching people die would depress a person. It actually taught her how to live.<p>Bronnie Ware spent years as a palliative care nurse, …

Positive Thinking

Earth’s gravitational pull is reshaping the surface of the moon

American political personality Bill O’Reilly once famously said, “Tide goes in, tide goes out—never a miscommunication. You can’t explain that.” While <i>he</i> probably can’t explain that, scientists can: The tides are formed by gravitational forces exerted unevenly on the Earth by the moon (video).<p>The …

Astronomy

Black holes heading for 'massive collision,' says astronomer

<b>(CNN) —</b> A really, really big bang not due for a hundred millennia may help astronomers test one of the central theories of physics, according to one of the authors of a new paper.<p>Two black holes in Virgo are heading for a "massive collision," Columbia University astronomer Zoltan Haiman said in a …

Universe

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement