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This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …

The Emotional Journey of Creating Anything Great [Infographic]

Are you working on something now and feeling the pain of the creation process? Today’s infographic shares the emotional journey that most people go …

Self-help

Are there Really Individual Replicas of Us Somewhere in a Parallel Universe?

Is there more than one universe? Some people believe so. Some people also believe that there’s a replica of each and every one of us that can be …

Dismayed by democracy? The alternative is far worse

The twin prospects of Brexit and Trump may not appeal, but denying people the right to vote is much more dangerous<p>The vote always had to be fought for, and the battle was often noisy. From the 1866 Hyde Park riots through to the suffragettes and the African National Congress, the rallying cries …

Political Science

'The 4-Hour Workweek' author says a 3-step process he learned from Tony Robbins drastically improved his life

In many ways, Tim Ferriss carries on a tradition well established by Tony Robbins: finding people at the top of their fields, determining what makes them tick, and then passing those insights along to a general audience.<p>After Ferriss, who wrote the best-seller "The 4-Hour Workweek," interviewed …

The twisted psychology of office cliques

Michael Scott and the Beast have a lot in common. Both <i>The Office</i> protagonist and the Disney cartoon character have copious chest hair—and both are achingly alone.<p>But whereas the Beast broods in isolation, Michael Scott is desperate for company. His plight is sympathetic: Anyone who’s survived high …

Employment

6 in-demand skills you can learn online

However, the advent of sophisticated technology — which propelled the development of many apps, software and social media — has made skills and knowledge easily disseminated and accessible.<p><b>Related: 8 Free Training Tools That Will Help You Excel at Your Job</b><p>There are countless websites readily …

A Mindset "Revolution" Sweeping Britain's Classrooms May Be Based On Shaky Science

The "growth mindset" phenomenon has swept through schools over the last 20 years and purportedly explains everything from Michael Jordan's success to Enron's failure. But the research behind it contains worrying errors.<p>Michael Jordan didn’t make his high school basketball team in 1978. He went on …

Self-improvement

Why People Shut Down When Their Political Beliefs Are Challenged

Certain brain areas go into overdrive, treating opposing evidence like an existential threat.<p>When it comes to politics, why can’t we all just get along? New brain imaging research offers a rather alarming neurological explanation.<p>As we’ve repeatedly seen in this divisive post-election season, …

The Brain

The first sights babies see sculpt the brain's visual circuitry - Futurity

Scientists have found more clues about what happens in the brains of baby mammals as they try to make visual sense of the world.

No, You're Not Crunched for Time, but Here Are 5 Psychological Reasons Why You Feel Like You Are | Inc.com

"I don't have time for that!"<p>How many times a day does that idea slip from your mouth? Probably quite a few. But the reality is that people actually have <i>more</i> leisure time than they did in previous decades, not less. Shocked? That's okay. But let's look at the possible psychological reasons why you …

Psychology

Harvard Researchers Have Found the Source of Human Consciousness

What is human consciousness and where does it come from? Throughout the ages, some of our greatest minds have probed this question, and struggled to …

Battling the Tyranny of Big Data

We need technology that protects privacy and gives individuals control over personal information.<p>The data scientists writing the algorithms that drive giants like Alphabet Inc. (Google) and Facebook Inc. are today's technology wizards, and companies and governments increasingly use their creations …

Artificial Intelligence

How To Use Brain Science To Be Your Best Self In 2017

Neuroscience offers some handy hacks to learn faster, focus better, and make smarter decisions this year.<p>Resolutions are often an exercise in wishful thinking. People rarely keep them, mostly because they’re vague about their goals and don’t have a plan for following through. But that isn’t the …

10 Productivity Resolutions To Simplify Your Workday All Year Long

Put your brain on autopilot, make lists at the end of the day, and other simple tips and tricks can help you have a more productive 2017.<p>Most New Year’s resolutions don’t survive long enough to see February. There are myriad reasons why our January 1 ambitions disappear, and many abandon ship as …

What a Sensory Isolation Tank Taught Me About My Brain

“Take off your clothes, step into the pod and shut the top. And be really careful not to get any of the salt in your eyes.” Those were the instructions I was given recently just before I entered a sensory isolation tank in Seattle. Finally, I would have my chance to see what it would be like to be …

Consciousness

Introduction to Psychology: A Free Course from Yale University

Taught by Yale professor Paul Bloom, this course presents an Introduction to Psychology and tries to explain what makes us tick:<p>What do your dreams …

Psychology

Science Explains Why Brilliant People Long to Be Alone

Psychologists have a pretty good idea of what typically makes a human happy. Dancing delights us. Being in nature brings us joy. And, for most …

How Google's search algorithm spreads false information with a rightwing bias

Search and autocomplete algorithms prioritize sites with rightwing bias, and far-right groups trick it to boost propaganda and misinformation in search rankings<p>Google’s search algorithm appears to be systematically promoting information that is either false or slanted with an extreme rightwing bias …

SEO

If You Love Your Idea, Here's Why You Need to Kill It | Inc.com

<i>This series of articles explores the connections between entrepreneurship and the history of philosophy and literature. Each article traces the influence of a specific thinker or school of thought upon the development of both my business philosophy and practice--in particular, my experience</i> …

Entrepreneurship

The company behind these pocket-sized military surveillance drones just got bought for $134 million

The Black Hornet is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.<p>The leading maker of thermal imaging sensors, Flir, bought a Norwegian drone maker for $134 million, the company announced Wednesday.<p>Flir acquired Prox Dynamics, which makes the Black Hornet, a tiny nano-drone used by the military and …

You can now delete (almost) all trace of yourself from the web at the click of a button

The internet never forgets. What may have been an embarrassing Facebook photo eight years ago could be dredged up to affect future job prospects, or …

Ingestible Robots Perform Surgery from Inside the Body

The more advanced a medical intervention is, it seems, the less invasive it is to perform. For example, bariatric surgery once entailed opening a …

Positivism | philosophy

<b>Positivism</b>, in Western philosophy, generally, any system that confines itself to the data of experience and excludes a priori or metaphysical …

Albert Einstein

Countries around the world are pouring billions of dollars into France's revolutionary nuclear fusion reactor

The fusion reactor everyone is anticipating is currently under construction in France. It's called the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) and could be the fusion reactor to lead a new era of clean energy. Fusing atoms together generates energy but it takes a tremendous amount …

Energy

3tags.org

5 Big Foreign Policy Challenges For President-Elect Trump

Donald Trump, a neophyte in foreign policy and national security issues, will take office in January facing a world of challenges. The president-elect's campaign trail pronouncements on international affairs were sometimes contradictory, often vague and seldom substantive, leaving many in the U.S. …

Middle East

Trump advisers back deregulation, privatized Social Security

WASHINGTON (AP) — During his triumphant presidential campaign, Donald Trump renounced Republican orthodoxy on a Social Security overhaul.<p>"We're not …

Social Security