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Watch how quickly humans are changing the planet in these animations of NASA satellite images

From rising sea levels to an increase in wildfires.<p>A new website, EarthTime, aims to shows how humans have dramatically changed the planet — such as how glaciers are melting and where refugees are migrating — through time-lapse satellite photos.<p>The site’s interactive maps use images taken by NASA …

Time-lapse Photography

7 things I wish my current self learned when I was younger

I wish I had learned these 7 lessons when I was younger. It would have helped me get on the path to a happier and healthier life:<p>Health is priority #1<p>…

Online

21 Facts That Will Remind You How Complex The Universe Really Is

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."

Universe

Why Our Ancestors Were Protected From Alzheimer’s

A pair of Harvard researchers is challenging what we think we understood about Alzheimer’s—and might have stumbled on a big clue for a …

13 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Made All the Difference in His Life

A short passage from a Steve Jobs commencement address teaches an important lesson.<p>Steve Jobs was famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) for his "reality distortion field," his ability to make other people believe the seemingly impossible was actually possible.<p>But the first person he …

Motivation

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Self-help

Concussions Can Be Detected With New Blood Test Approved by F.D.A.

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a long-awaited blood test to detect concussions in people and more quickly identify those with possible brain injuries.<p>The test, called the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator, is also expected to reduce the number of people exposed to radiation …

Medicine

7 Best Dating Apps for Any Type of Relationship

It's a great time to be single: There are an endless stream of free dating apps. It's a tough time to be single: It can feel impossibly hard to weed …

The Bitcoin community reacts to crash

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies crashed hard, and many people aren’t taking it well.<p>Down from the near-$20,000 highs of early December, Bitcoin …

Neuroscience: This Simple 10-Minute Exercise Will Give Your Brain an Immediate and Lasting Boost | Inc.com

There are times when we need to have all our brain cells working at their very best to help us make the right decision, or solve a difficult problem, or do well on a test or examination. But, as we all know, our minds sometimes seem to have a life of their own -- underperforming when we most need …

The Brain

If You Can’t Do These 9 Things Together With Your Partner, Then They’re Not "The One"

Is there reallyone person out there who's perfect for you? Tons of people really think so. According to a poll conducted by Monmouth University in …

The First Interstellar Object to Visit Us Is More Incredible Than We Ever Expected

It has travelled for hundreds of millions of years.<p>The first asteroid observed visiting our Solar System from elsewhere isn't just unusual in its …

It's almost impossible to understand how unfathomably massive our universe truly is

As an astrophysicist, I am always struck by the fact that even the wildest science-fiction stories tend to be distinctly human in character. No …

Universe

Gay Cruises Are Equal Parts Heaven and Hell

The director of the documentary 'Dream Boat' explains the magic, drama, and disillusionment of a gay cruise.<p>There are gay bars and parties, queer book clubs and beer busts, and then there are events that make the rest of gay culture look quaint: things like circuit parties and gay cruises, …

LGBTQI

27 Hidden Gems On Amazon Prime Video You Should Already Be Watching

Amazon Prime Video and chill.<p><i>Descriptions are courtesy of Amazon except where noted.</i>

Here's What Happened When The Daughter Of An Anti-LGBTQ 'Family' Group Exec Came Out

For as far back as I can remember, my mom always told me, “Amber, friends will come and go, but your family will <i>always</i> be there for you.” Believing what she said, I trusted her and shaped my view of the world around that fact. It wasn’t hard to do during childhood–I was the epitome of a Christian …

LGBTQI

Scientists have discovered a potentially suicidal problem with going to Mars

NASA is dead-set on sending astronauts to Mars within the next 15 to 20 years. China has said it hopes to send people there between 2020 and 2030, and even Russia is floating plans to put boots on the red planet.<p>Meanwhile, SpaceX founder Elon Musk is trying to cut the cost of spaceflight enough to …

Space Exploration

Tip: Do 30-Rep Sets for Muscle

Science shows that sometimes, higher-rep sets work better. Check this out.<p>The vast majority of lifters do 8 reps per set. Most exercise theorists …

Exercise

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Voyager missions, NASA made these stunning, free posters

The US spacecrafts Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 were launched 16 days apart in August and September of 1977. Both the missions took advantage of a once-in-175-year alignment of planets that allowed between them to visit all the gaseous planets of the solar system.<p>PBS last month released a documentary to …

Astronomy

Jobs aren’t the solution to America’s problems—they’re the cause

Work means everything to us Americans. For centuries—since, say, 1650—we’ve believed that it builds character (punctuality, initiative, honesty, self-discipline, and so forth). We’ve also believed that the market in labor, where we go to find work, has been relatively efficient in allocating …

Here’s how to stop worrying so much

Ever feel like you can’t turn your brain off? Worried about how to stop worrying? We all deal with this when life gets challenging.<p>There is a way to …

Mindfulness

Successful people from Warren Buffett to Bill Gates spend their free time the same way

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: What causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers, and change makers, while most others plateau?<p>I've explored the answer to this question by reading thousands of biographies, academic studies, and books across dozens of …

Creativity

See How the Solar Eclipse Will Look From Anywhere in the U.S.

The 2017 total solar eclipse is fast approaching, and hordes of sky gazers are scrambling to find a spot where they can see the shadow of the moon …

Solar Eclipse

Senator says he won’t vote with party, doesn’t ‘give a s–t’ if it costs him election

Civil political discourse took a beating in West Virginia this weekend when a Democratic senator profanely proclaimed that he was going to vote the …

Government

Tesla's new Solar Roof is actually cheaper than a normal roof

Good news for those who have been eyeing Tesla’s new Solar Roof – the company just announced pricing for its photovoltaic tiles, and they come in at …

Jeff Bezos and other investors raise $200 million for vertical farming startup Plenty

After announcing Amazon’s plans to gobble up Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, CEO Jeff Bezos is stepping further into the fresh foods market by …

The Gym Machine You're Using Wrong (and How to Get It Right)

When you picture the number of things that could go horribly wrong at the gym, you might think of flying off a treadmill, dropping a weight on your …

New York City

Support for Gay Marriage Is at an All-Time High, Even Among Conservatives

A new poll shows a growing number of Americans are rallying behind the ruling—including groups who have historically been against it.<p>Many Republicans, baby boomers, and evangelical Christians—all historically opposed to same-sex marriage—are coming around to the idea of marriage equality, according …

LGBTQI

This mini turbine harvests energy from wind or water to charge your devices when you're off-grid

This portable turbine can harvest energy from wind or water to charge your devices when you're off-grid.<p>The turbine has a max output of 25W and needs to be in water travelling at 5mph or in wind travelling at 7mph to achieve that.<p>It is perfect for tech savvy campers who want to harvest renewable …

Renewable Energy

The Dalai Lama explains how to be prepared for your death

We can all agree that the fear of death is the most fundamental fear that all humans face in their lives. We may try to forget our uncertainty as to …