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11 Brilliant Gifts For The Traveler in Your Life

Many of us have at least one loved one who never can stay in one place for too long. For that frequent traveler in your life, heavy books or gift …

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Why your smart friends can seem like such slackers

People who like to use their brains are a lot less physically active than people who don't, according to research published this month in the Journal of Health Psychology.<p>Now, you may think this isn't terribly surprising. Smarter people are probably more likely to go to college and take jobs that …

The world’s 7 must-see travel destinations for 2016

Can’t decide where to take your next city break? TripAdvisor, the travel website, sliced and diced millions of user reviews to select the most …

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Awesome website features an interactive timeline covering 14 billion years of history

There are a few ways you can go about catching up on significant moments in world and human history. You can attend lectures or perhaps read a few …

Conflicts Between Science And Spirituality Are Rooted In Your Brain

"They are different kinds of insight, so there is really no reason for so much conflict to arise."<p>The standoff between science and religion -- between fact-based and faith-based ways of thinking and explaining the world -- is nearly as old as human thought itself.<p>In fact, the conflict may be rooted …

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Watch Emma Watson beatbox for Lin-Manuel Miranda's rap on gender equality

<i>Hamilton</i> goes to Hogwarts; cue muggle freakout.<p>It's a well-known fact that <i>Hamilton</i> star Lin-Manuel Miranda is a wizard of freestyle. So to celebrate …

Book Review: Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

<b>Seven Brief Lessons on Physics</b><br>by Carlo Rovelli<br>Riverhead Books, 2016 ($18)<p>This small book—fewer than 100 pages—contains some large ideas. In a series …

Schizophrenia and subvocal speech: Why people with schizophrenia hear the voices of God, spies and supernatural entities.

<i>Excerpted from</i> <b>NeuroLogic: The Brain’s Hidden Rationale Behind Our Irrational Behavior</b> by <i>Eliezer Sternberg, M.D. Out now from Pantheon.</i><p>My first …

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10 mind-blowing space photos captured by the Hubble Telescope

NASA’s Hubble Telescope regularly blows my mind by taking some incredible photos of the universe that make me realize just how small our humble …

10 Insanely Gorgeous Destinations to Visit in 2016

Planning a successful trip can be time consuming; once you decide where you want to go there’s scheduling the time away, saving up, choosing your …

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The military is building an implant for controlling machines with your mind

Today, the US military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced a program that aims to build an implantable neural device that would allow the human brain to communicate directly with a computer.<p>Roughly the size of a sugar cube, this device would attempt to achieve real-time …

Why You Should Quit Your Job and Travel the World

Okay so first things first -- this post isn't just for those itching to break out of the cubicle, grab their backpack, and spend all their savings on finding themselves. It's about honoring what's right for you and believing in your dreams and passions enough to take a huge chance on yourself.<p>It's …

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This is what the entire universe looks like in one image

The universe is so vast it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like crammed into one field of view.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi …

The Science Behind the Virgin Birth

Researchers have come up with several intriguing—if improbable—scientific explanations for the virgin birth of Jesus Christ.<p>Although the religious meaning of Christmas was long ago neutered, replaced with the secular joys of eggnog and mall Santas, at its core December 25 is still a celebration of …

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This man's potentially huge medical breakthrough can't get funding, so he's trying something desperate

Killing Sickness/Skye Gould for Tech Insider<p>Four years ago, Todd Rider was on top of the world. The MIT-trained bioengineer had developed a radical …

The 7 Most Intriguing Philosophical Arguments for the Existence of God

Nietzsche is famous for saying that God is dead, but news of The Almighty's demise may have been greatly exaggerated. Here are some of the most …

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

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Riding the subway in Seoul showed me how far behind New York is

As someone who lived in New York City for over a decade, I've relied heavily on the subway system there. But as much as I appreciate the MTA, it's not the most sophisticated or technologically advanced service in the world. A recent trip to South Korea made me realize that it may be time for NYC's …

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8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this …

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A New Way of Thinking About Spacetime That Turns Everything Inside Out

<i>One of the weirdest aspects of quantum mechanics is entanglement, because two entangled particles affecting each other across vast distances seems to</i> …

15 Motivational Posters to Kick Start Your Creativity

If you feel like you're stuck in a rut, check out these motivational posters by Be Happy. The company believes that “Words are Powerful” and they've put inspirational sentences on everything from posters and t-shirts to cards and mugs. Like Ira Glass's great advice for creatives, these powerful …

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Women will not earn as much as men for more than 100 years

The annual Global Gender Gap Index launched on Wednesday night, and the findings aren't hugely encouraging for female workers.<p>The report, which looks at the gender gap in health, education, politics, economics, and other factors, shows that the gap between men and women in terms of health, …

Demographics

Scientists discover new antibiotic-resistant gene MCR-1 in China

A new gene rendering bacteria immune to an antibiotic has been found in China by a Lancet research team. Doctors worry that it could roll back …

Microbiology

12 Amazing Photos That Will Make You Feel So Very Insignificant

But, like, in a good way.