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Thailand Bids Farewell to Its King in an Elaborate Funeral Ceremony

A full year after the death of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the official period of mourning is over and a complex five-day-long royal funeral ceremony began yesterday, attended in person by thousands and watched by millions on TV or other devices. King Bhumibol was a revered figure in …

The first round of National Geographic competition

The 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest has opened and is already attracting stunning entries before it closes on 17 November.

Nature

2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest

National Geographic has opened its annual photo contest for 2017, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 17. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $7,500, publication in <i>National Geographic Magazine</i> and a feature on National Geographic’s Instagram account. The folks at National …

Hurricane Harvey’s Path of Destruction: Pictures

Houston

The Unprecedented Flooding in Houston, in Photos

After Hurricane Harvey made landfall late Friday, the winds calmed, but the rainfall kept up, dropping historic amounts of water on southeastern Texas—with even more predicted in the next few days. Rising floodwaters have forced tens of thousands to flee, overburdening emergency services and …

When the Lights Went Out in the Universe

<i>Paul Sutter</i> <i>is an astrophysicist at</i> <i>The Ohio State University</i><i>and the chief scientist at</i> <i>COSI Science Center</i><i>. Sutter is also host of</i> <i>Ask a</i> …

Dark Matter

Oklahoma lawmaker abandons anti-abortion bathroom signs law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma Republican lawmaker on Friday abandoned a measure that required public bathrooms to display anti-abortion signs …

Pro-life Movement

The Awesomeness of Earth from Above

Only a handful of people have traveled into space to admire the blue marble we call home. Astronauts who have had this privilege describe the feeling of seeing the Earth from above as humbling; only from afar can one understand just how vast and interconnected everything truly is. And while most of …

Nikon Small World 2016

Nikon will be announcing the winners of the 2016 Small World Photomicrography Competition on October 19. As a preview of the announcement, they've shared some of the unranked images from this year's competition with us here. The contest invites photographers and scientists to submit images of all …

2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest

National Geographic Magazine has opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 4. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a 10-day trip for two to the Galapagos Islands. The kind folks at National Geographic were once more kind enough to let me choose among …

5 Lingering Effects Of Emotional Abuse (And How To Heal Them)

Up, down, high, low, good, bad, black, white, push, pull. Emotional abuse takes a heavy toll on our hearts and minds, planting lies in our psyche …

Self Compassion

8 Small Things People Use to Judge Your Personality

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very hard to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their behavior.<p>While we tend to think that our judgments are based on the content of conversations and …

Psychology

Neuroscientist’s new book explores blind spots and other brain teasers

Dean Burnett doesn't think the human brain is so great. He thinks it's messy, sloppy and, sometimes, downright annoying.<p>The Welsh neuroscientist, who writes the popular science blog "Brain flapping" for the Guardian newspaper, was tired of seeing typical books on neuroscience treat the brain as a …

Is someone stealing your Wi-Fi? How to tell, and what you can do about it

Is your Wi-Fi connection sometimes a little sluggish or unresponsive? Perhaps your monthly allowance seems to run out a little too quickly? If that’s the case, then it’s possible that someone might be piggybacking on your home wireless network. This guide will walk you through a few tips to check …

Wi-Fi

Cancer Cells Hijack the Body's Internal Clocks, Study Finds

Cancer patients rare die directly from their tumors. Anyone who’s lost a friend or loved one knows the disease usually wastes away the body. Often, at the end stages, food just doesn’t seem to stick.<p>Now a new study may help explain how and why this happens. Tumor cells disrupt the body’s circadian …

Cancer Cells

9 Mental Habits That Can Make You Feel Bitter

Over the course of our lives, we run across all types of people—and the fact that we're prone to classifying them as "types" shows just how much we …

Astronaut Scott Kelly Returns to Earth: Pictures

The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners for 2016. This year's contest attracted 230,103 entries from 186 countries. The organizers have again been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

Pictures of the day: 12 February 2016 - Telegraph

Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2016: Peak Date on Monday

The Quadrantids peak Monday, Jan. 4, and could produce as many as 50 shooting stars per hour. Plus, three supermoons in 2016.<p>The Quadrantid meteor …

Say What You Want in Your Relationship

In my 30 years working with couples, I've noticed that most people have an easy time describing what they don't want in their relationship. If prompted, they're able to rapidly fire off the many issues that they feel are creating distance between them and their partner. Yet if I ask the same people …

Self-help

Bacteria on the Brain

A brilliant surgeon offered an untested treatment to dying patients. Was it innovation or overreach?<p>As the chairman of the neurosurgery department at the University of California at Davis, Paul Muizelaar saw patients on Wednesdays, at a clinic housed in a former cannery in East Sacramento. Among …

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Sugar

Getty Images (4)<p>Getty Images (5); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images; Tara Johnson for TIME<p>Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images …

10 Questions That Will Transform Your Life

<i>This article was originally published on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>Have you ever asked yourself questions like these?<p>"Why do I have to get up so early?"<br>• "Why is this happening to me?"<br>• "I'm screwed, aren't I?"<br>• "Why is life so hard?"<br>• "I should just give up, shouldn't I?<p>If you are like the average person, you …

Happiness

The complete astronomy guide of what to see during tomorrow night's rare lunar eclipse

There is a rare total lunar eclipse on Sunday night that won't happen again until 2033. Learn more about how to watch here.<p>So while you're looking up enjoying the view, we wanted to tell you about some of the other spectacular sights that will be out that night.<p>Especially because when the moon is …

Astronomy

17 Brutally Honest Reasons Your Love Life Is A Mess That Only You Can Change

By Christopher Hudspeth,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1vbgkje<p>While modern romantics can easily be summed up as a circus gone awry, in which the …

Global Sushi Challenge 2015: Pictures

Vinegar

How to Build Self-Worth and Start Believing in Yourself Again

Abraham Lincoln<p>It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself.<p>This the article is part of an 8 part series to help you …