T.H. Percy

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Measuring This Brain Region Could Predict Depression And Anxiety Years Before It Hits

We all encounter challenges and obstacles in life, such as divorce, death, illness and unemployment. But while some people are highly resilient and able to cope with these stresses, others struggle deeply, and may experience anxiety and depression as a result.<p>So why is it that some of us thrive in …

Rise of the robots: how long do we have until they take our jobs?

They have mastered the art of poker, helped write a cookbook and can cope with a basic conversation. The decision by a Japanese bank to staff their frontdesk with a bevy of robots is just the latest in a series of advances and predictions that at times appear to suggest we will all be replaced, …

Artificial Intelligence

Archaeologist attempts to revive lost alcoholic beverages from ancient recipes and residues

An archaeologist working with a brewery is recreating ancient beers from around the world, including Turkey, Egypt, Italy, Denmark, Honduras and …

Do condoms kill the mood of a book? Erotica authors don’t agree on safe sex demands

“We are writing fiction, not sex education manuals”<p>When I give a basic definition of my chosen genre, written erotica, I usually say, “writing intended to arouse.” But what does that look like in terms of safer sex? Do erotica and erotic romance writers owe their readers the courtesy of making …

WW2 Photographs in Color | World War II Database

1,977 items in this album on 99 pages.<p>Derzhprom building, Kharkov, Ukraine, Oct-Nov 1941<p>Destroyed buildings, Kharkov, Ukraine, Oct-Nov 1941<p>Funeral of …

Quantum Experiment Helps Prove Einstein's Theory of Relativity

Building a quantum computer can sometimes yield unexpected benefits — like providing the right environment to demonstrate that Albert Einstein's …

Now, Even Artificial Intelligence Gurus Fret That AI Will Steal Our Jobs

It’s easy to find lots of people who worry that artificial intelligence will create machines so smart that they will destroy a huge swath of jobs currently done by humans. As computers and robots become more adept at everything from driving to writing, say even some technology optimists such as …

Artificial Intelligence

Opinion: Greece is running amok | DW | 31.01.2015

For a few days, Brussels was puzzling over how to deal with the new Greek government. Now the answer has come from Athens, and it's this: not at all! …

Cosmic inflation: Evidence still not in.

Well, this is disappointing. A team of astronomers announced last year that they thought they had strong and direct evidence for cosmic inflation in …

The Importance Of Exposing Children To Technology

We just got hit with a snowstorm here in the Northeastern U.S. a few days ago. My neck of the woods was spared the worst of it, but we got enough snow for the schools and roads to be shut down, so my kids got to spend a couple of days at home with Dad and Mom. I’ve got two young girls, aged 4 and …

Kids

Month in Space Pictures: Catch a Comet and a Cosmic Dawn - NBC News

Space

Why DC Comics Needs To Step Up Their Game, According To An 11-Year-Old Girl

DC Comics has created some of the most iconic superheroes of all time, no doubt, with characters like The Flash, Green Lantern, Black Canary and of …

Try a Writing Meditation If Sitting Still Isn’t Working For You

Meditation has a ton of benefits, and you can do it lots of ways. Many practices focus on sitting still, but you can also meditate while …

Key & Peele's Richard Sherman and Marshawn Lynch parody just won the Super Bowl

Seattle Seahawks players Richard Sherman and Marshawn Lynch are true media darlings (read: terrible at press).<p>Sherman hasn't stopped talking, …

The 12 Best Apartments on TV

We've rounded up the most iconic apartments on television for a little weekend redecorating inspiration.<p>In honor of the return of fall TV (as well as this week's news that Friends is headed to Netflix), we've rounded up the most iconic apartments on television for a little weekend redecorating …

Literary treasures buried in vintage teen magazines

Before there was Instagram, before Tumblr, and even before the ’90s-era of ‘zines, there was <i>Sassy, Mademoiselle, Seventeen</i> and a bunch of other …

Book review of Turtle Wish

Turtle Wish<p>Children - Animals<p>27 Pages<p>Reviewed on 08/27/2013<p>This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is …

Writing

Oculus VR Made Its Own Movie, And Wants To Show Hollywood How It's Done

As thousands of movie fans and industry heavyweights gather at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, virtual reality company Oculus VR is unveiling its first internally-created movie –and shining a light on plans to help Hollywood make more of its own.<p>The short film, called <i>Lost</i>, is …

Virtual Reality

Entropy Defied: Researchers Unboil An Egg

Unscrambling eggs is still impossible, an example of entropy in action. But boiling eggs is no longer the one-way process it used to be. Scientists in California and Australia have figured out how to turn solid albumen, the white of an egg, back into a useable liquid.<p>“We have invented a way to …

Eggs

Naked Titan Viewed For First Time

As Saturn swans into sight for stargazers, the sun blasts its largest moon.<p>Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, looks more like Venus and Mars than astronomers ever suspected—at least when it comes to suffering a severe strike from the solar wind.<p>NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made a flyby of Titan in December …

Europe's Most (And Least) Affordable Cities: The European Backpacker Index For 2015

A newly released ranking of 56 major European cities by price aims to assist budget-minded travelers plan and easily compare destinations.<p>The European Backpacker Index for 2015 could not come at a better time, according to Roger Wade, founder of Price of Travel, a website that publishes the index …

European Travel

The Strangely Competitive World of Sci-Fi Writing Workshops

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 01.24.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Each summer …

Mysterious radio signal from space caught live for first time

Astronomers in Australia have picked up an “alien” radio signal from space for the first time as it occurred. The signal, or radio “burst”, was discovered on May 15, 2014, though it’s just being reported by the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. “The burst was identified within 10 …

The World's Top Destination For Comic, Movie & TV news

3 47 mins ago Movie News<p>The directors of Avengers: Infinity War say the most accurate Avenger is absent from the trailers for a reason.<p>3 1 hour ago …

Weird X-Rays Spur Speculation about Dark Matter Detection

Many major discoveries in astronomy began with an unexplained signal: pulsars, quasars and the cosmic microwave background are just three out of many …

STAR WARS Canon Explained

The 7 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make as a Leader | Inc.com

Leadership is a tricky path, and for inexperienced leaders, it can be intimidating. While every person's leadership style is unique, and no approach to leadership is perfect, there are certain critical mistakes that can compromise the respect and effectiveness of your team. For the most part, the …

Team Building

NASA, SpaceX, Boeing detail plan for spaceships that will carry astronauts in 2017

NASA astronauts are expected to fly aboard commercial spaceships to the International Space Station starting 2017. Today at noon, NASA, SpaceX and …

Oculus is now making its own virtual reality movies

Story Studio is the company’s internal team exploring what it calls 'VR cinema'<p>The prominence of virtual reality has been one of the biggest stories of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and now Oculus itself is stepping into the fray to highlight the importance of storytelling in VR. The company has …