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Why does time seem to speed up as we get older?

<i>How did it get so late so soon?<br>It’s night before it’s afternoon.<br>December is here before it’s June.<br>My goodness how the time has flewn.<br>How did it get</i> …

5 Reasons Mirrorless Telephoto Lenses Are Great for Photographing Wildlife & Nature

Telephotos have always been bread-and-butter lenses for photographers shooting everything from commercial and sports to wildlife and landscapes. The …

Teaching the Teachers, 140 Characters at a Time

Educators around the world are gathering on Twitter for professional development. What has the network done for your education career?<p><b>By Molly Robbins</b><p>…

The 20 Creepiest Things You Can Whisper In Someone's Ear When Giving Them A Hug

Incredible Compact Device Simulates Changing Weather Forecast In Real-Time

Software engineer Ken Kawamoto has invented a device that allows you to see a high-tech simulation of the weather forecast right on your own desktop. The Tempescope is a small translucent box that is capable of downloading meteorological information off the internet from a wireless remote that …

Weather

How Google Finally Got Design

Google’s transformation into a company that creates beautiful software is the story of how tech itself has evolved in the mobile era.<p>It would have been crazy to say just a few years ago. But today, Google produces better-designed software than any other tech behemoth. If you don’t believe that, …

Why Highly Successful People Seek Therapy

Success doesn’t make people immune to depression, marital problems, parenting issues, stress or any of the other reasons people pursue psychotherapy. But, in addition to those common problems that often lead people to get professional help, there are some issues that are a bit more unique to people …

11 Greatest Guest Jams at Grateful Dead Concerts

The Grateful Dead’s run of final “Fare Thee Well” shows in June and July will feature the surviving longtime members of the band alongside no …

The Ultimate Guide to Learning Anything Faster

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“<i>If only I could have learned Spanish three years ago…”</i><p><i>“If only I learned about investing when I was still in my early twenties…”</i><p>If only.<p>For many of us, there are more things we want to learn than we have time for. And as information …

Self-improvement

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Republicans and Democrats come together in the name of Rock & Roll

(Image: Billboard)<p>Via CNN:<p>Few things transcend traditional political boundaries quite like music. Now, a bipartisan group of political operators are putting their campaign expertise together, working towards the mutual goal of the progressive rock group “Yes” being named to the Rock and Roll Hall …

Best Progressive Metal Albums

Progressive metal has its roots in the progressive rock movement of the '70s. In the mid-1980s, bands began to take the basics of progressive rock …

How To Do More In Your First Hour Of Work Than Most People Do All Day

Everyone wishes they could walk into work in the morning and own the day. Here’s six ways to make that daydream a reality.<p>There’s a simple way to get more done: You match your most important tasks to your most productive time. For many of us, mornings are it.<p>A recent survey done by Timeful, a …

This video camera is powered by light

No, you haven't stumbled across an internet video from 1997 -- that's the output of one of the cleverest cameras you'll see in a while. Columbia University researchers have developed a self-powered camera whose pixels both record light and turn it into electricity. The trick is the use of …

Mars lost ocean of water to space

About 4 billion years ago, a primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean, say researchers, but Mars has lost 87 percent of it …

Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

If you can’t get through this article without checking your Facebook, walking to the fridge, scrolling through your phone, and choosing something on …

This Camera Will Capture a 1,000-Year Exposure That Ends in 3015 for History’s Slowest Photo

Jonathon Keats wants to set a world record in photography that he won’t live long enough to see. Nor will his children, or his children’s children …

Our Photographers' Favorite Cameras

National Geographic photographers reveal the cameras they use to capture world-renowned pictures. —Dan Westergren, director of photography, National Geographic Travel

A Beginner's Guide to White Balance

Getting your first serious camera is an exciting moment. So much to learn, so many buttons and dials to understand, complex menu systems to decipher, …

George Hurrell: the master of the Hollywood still

George Hurrell didn't just photograph Hollywood's greats: as a new collection of his work reveals, he also imbued them with their mysterious allure<p>At 16, George Hurrell couldn’t decide whether to become a priest or an artist. A Chicago resident, he applied to both the Quigley Seminary and the Art …

Planet Saturn: Facts About Saturn's Rings, Moons & Size

Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun and the second largest planet in the solar system. Saturn was the Roman name for Cronus, the lord of the …

The Best and Worst Foods to Eat When You're Sick

When you’re under the weather, the last thing you want is to eat something that makes you feel worse. But what if the last thing you want is chicken …

Why Is the Mystery of Blast Force Brain Injury So Tough to Solve?

Author of National Geographic's February cover story discusses the ravages of traumatic brain injury from battlefield blasts.<p>"Healing Our Soldiers," the cover story of the February issue of <i>National Geographic</i>, is a searching inquiry into blast-induced traumatic brain injury—the signature injury …

In 2015, first of six supermoons comes on January 20

We will have six supermoons in 2015, and the first of the bunch is to fall on January 20, 2015.<p>What, you say? <i>Supermoon</i>? But the moon isn’t anywhere …

The man who can send you to Mars

Think you’ve got the right stuff to make it to Mars? Richard Hollingham talks to the man selecting astronauts for a privately funded mission to the Red Planet.<p>This is the pitch: a perilous one-way journey to a dead, distant world, leaving your family behind for the rest of your life, before dying …

Freedom of speech is now compulsory

A timely reminder from Scarfolk town council.

The Most Amazing Science And Technology Images Of The Year

We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure<p>Each week at <i>Popular Science</i>, the staff scours the web for the most amazing images from the realms of science and technology. We liked this year's weekly gallery images so much that we compiled our favorite visualizations, …

National Parks