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Is Humanity Ignoring Our First Chance For A Mission To An Oort Cloud Object?

In 2003, scientists discovered an object beyond Neptune that was unlike any other: Sedna. While there were larger dwarf planets beyond Neptune, and comets that would travel farther from the Sun, Sedna was unique for how far it always remained from the Sun. It always remained more than twice as …

Astronomy

INFOGRAPHIC: 7 Excel tricks everyone should know

Lifehacker AU is never one to shy away from doling out handy Microsoft Excel spreadsheet tips.<p>Chances are you’ve had to deal in spreadsheets for as …

Which Glass to Use for Which Drink and Why

You're going to have some friends over for a cocktail housewarming party. <i>No problem</i>, you think to yourself, <i>I'll just pick up some glassware at Crate</i> …

10 “Notes to Self” that Will Stop You from Taking Things Personally

Let’s start off with a simple question:<i>Why do we always take things so personally?</i>There are admittedly quite a few viable and valid answers to …

The 13 Best Books I Read Last Year

These are some seriously great books. How great are they, you ask? Well, let me tell you. See, my 1-10 rating system is actually logarithmic. Meaning …

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

How do I know that the usual perception is right, and this is wrong?<p>In the elementary grammar of things, there is no distinction between ‘cause’ and ‘effect’<p>What do we know about time? Language tells us that it “passes”, it moves like a great river, inexorably dragging us with it, and, in the end, …

Quantum Mechanics

What is relativity? Einstein's mind-bending theory explained

When the theory of relativity appeared in the early 1900s, it upended centuries of science and gave physicists a new understanding of space and time. Isaac Newton saw space and time as fixed, but in the new picture provided by special relativity and general relativity they were fluid and …

Physics

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Climate Change

Here are the top 10 reasons I don't believe in God

<i>The following is an excerpt from</i> Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless<i>by Greta Christina. The book is available</i> …

Faith

A neuroscientist explains why reality may just be a hallucination

Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, explains the link between perception and reality. Seth believes reality as we know it comes from activity of our brain. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Anil Seth:</b> How do we know that we experience …

A shadowy and controversial secret club meets in the California woods every year — and at least 5 US presidents were members

<b>• Bohemian Grove is the Sonoma County, California campground where the Bohemian Club meets annually.</b><p><b>• The Bohemian Club, a San Francisco-based private club that has counted a number of US presidents among its members, is a controversial group.</b><p><b>• The club's reported rituals and secretive status have</b> …

Sonoma County

This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't good

All day long, we're inundated by interruptions and alerts from our devices. Smartphones buzz to wake us up, emails stream into our inboxes, notifications from coworkers and far away friends bubble up on our screens, and "assistants" chime in with their own soulless voices.<p>Such interruptions seem …

Social Media

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Chinese tourists are taking over the Earth, one selfie at a time

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>One of the strongest drivers of global economic growth …

Tourism

Here are 11 of the best games that you can only play on iPhones

One of the best features of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS, is its immense catalog of apps.<p>Almost 2.5 million applications populate the store, and while not all of them are top-notch, there certainly is a good selection. Games in particular are a crown jewel, so much so that Apple has …

Why wood is back at the top of the tree for architects

Wooden buildings reduce stress, lower heart rates, calm children in classrooms<p>There is a miracle building material – one so environmentally friendly that it extracts carbon from the atmosphere rather than adding to it; a stuff with which structures can go up at lightning speeds, that reduces the …

Engineering

In popular culture the war on drugs is seen as us versus them, good versus bad, legal versus illegal. So why do our banks launder cartel drug money?<p>So Narcos is back for a third season, which takes us beyond the death of its hitherto protagonist Pablo Escobar into the world of his rivals, the Cali …

Mexico

10 Fitness YouTube Channels That Will Get You Ripped For Free

From boutique boxing gyms to rage yoga, fitness is becoming increasingly niche – and increasingly expensive to match. We all want the celebrity body …

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think | Inc.com

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon is quite simple -- through air traffic control and the inertial guidance system, pilots are constantly …

Self-improvement

One of Europe's most influential investors gave a brutal example of how AI could wipe out white-collar jobs

Fred Destin, former general partner at Accel and currently raising his own seed fund, predicted that automation will wipe out up to 70% of white-collar roles, pointing to legal and insurance firms in particular.<p>"The next wave will destroy white-collar jobs at speed and at scale," he said, speaking …

8 Genetic Mutations That Can Give You 'Superpowers'

Why some humans have an edge.<p>More than 99 percent of your genetic information is exactly the same as every other person on the planet. Your genes …

Genetics

How I drank urine and bat blood to survive

<b>Mauro Prosperi was 39 years old when he took part in the 1994 Marathon des Sables - a six-day, 250km (155-mile) race through the Sahara described as the toughest race of its kind. Following a sandstorm, the former Olympic pentathlete was lost in the desert for 10 days. Here he tells his story.</b><p>What …

Younis Khan is the disappointment you need

It's funny how after 118 Tests, 10,099 runs and 34 hundreds, Younis Khan still finds a way to disappoint.<p>Try stepping into the shoes of a nineties …

Cricket

STATS: Misbah - aged like fine wine

"In the history books, my name will come with him. He's a legend. He's a top performer for Pakistan - 34 centuries and 10,000 runs. It's something …

Imran Khan

Younis Maximus

May 14, 2017<p>Death is a strange thing. It is at once one of the most fundamental realities that shapes our culture, rituals and beliefs, and yet it …

Love A Soft Person

By Nikita Gill,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1QdJ9Bl<p>Love a soft person. The kind whose heart breaks over puppies and injured children. Someone who …

Are We Simulated Beings Living in a Simulated Universe?

Is the universe real? Or are all the stars and planets (including Earth and everything and everyone on it) just simulations in some colossal video game? What sounds like a silly question is actually one that some scientists have begun to take seriously.<p>It’s hard to come up with a way to tell for …

Universe

Thought to have lived 540 million years ago, the discovery of <i>Saccorhytus coronarious</i> fossils sheds light on the early stages of evolution<p>You won’t find it in your family album, but a tiny prehistoric creature with a bag-like body, a huge mouth and no anus has become the best candidate yet for our …

Biology

Famous Muslims On What Their Religion Means To Them

"I’m all about unity. I’m all about love. And I want my people to be good.”

World’s northernmost plus-energy office could spark an energy revolution

Creating a building that produces more energy than it consumes is already a hefty goal – but real estate developer Emil Eriksrød wants to take it …