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Astronomers Have Spotted a Black Hole So Ravenous, It's Pushing The Limits of Physics

The Universe's hungriest black hole.<p>Astronomers have discovered a giant black hole that's so hungry, it's been gorging on a star for more than a …

Does an anomaly in the Earth's magnetic field portend a coming pole reversal?

The Earth is blanketed by a magnetic field. It’s what makes compasses point north, and protects our atmosphere from continual bombardment from space …

Universe

A Snow Moon, Lunar Eclipse and Comet Are Set to Appear on the Same Day

You won't want to miss this incredibly rare stargazing opportunity.<p>Stargazers are in for a treat later this week, as three celestial events are set to take place on the same day. A full Snow Moon, a lunar eclipse and a passing comet should all be visible from Earth on the evening of Friday, …

Astronomy

Black Hole Caught Devouring Star For An Entire Decade

When an object passes close to a black hole, it experiences tremendous tidal forces compressing and stretching it, capable of tearing it completely apart.<p>The parts closest to the black hole experience the greatest gravitational force, fragmenting the object in a tidal disruption event …

Astrophysics

Top 10 Motivational Apps That Will Help You Nail Your Resolutions

Start the year off on the right foot.<p>With the annual renewal of the year-long calendar comes a natural renewal of our resolve to be better people: eat better, workout more, call our loved ones regularly, and meet our professional goals. Though we may have started the last year with best of …

Motivation

73 Inspirational Quotes on Determination and Persistence

<b>Determination is the ability to keep trying, and to keep moving towards a goal, no matter what.</b><p>It is in getting back up no matter how many times we …

Motivation

NASA Has Found Some of The Biggest And Oldest Black Holes We've Ever Seen

From the early moments of our Universe.<p>NASA has picked up intense gamma ray signals coming from a set of ancient galaxies. The gamma rays are being …

The secret to living a meaningful life

Your ambitions to improve your life do not need to be confined by your personality.<p>Brian Little, one of the world’s leading experts on personality psychology, is renowned as a public speaker. If you watch his recent TED talk on personality, as millions of others have, you will see an engaging and …

Sustainability

Standing up straight could help symptoms of depression - study

People with depression could see their condition improve if they adopt an upright posture.<p>That was the conclusion of a study by researchers at the University of Auckland, due for publication in the March issue of the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry.<p>While previous studies …

Depression

Your Life Begins Again Only When You Learn To Truly Let Go

Every single one of us has been through that one moment in our life. That defining moment that changes who we are, when you think life couldn’t …

7 Books to Help You Slow Down and Cheer Up

We live in a fast-paced, frantic, noisy, and highly overcharged society. Wired in more ways than one, the thought of disconnecting strikes fear in the hearts of most. We are addicted to speed — online, in life, and even in our dreams. But is this constant push forward healthy? Are our never-ending …

15 Profound Zen Sayings That Will Make You Question Everything About Life

<b>“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it</b> …

Spirituality

10 Foods for Faster Swimming - Swimming World News

Photo Courtesy: Masahiro Ihara<p><i>By Bri Groves, Swimming World Intern.</i> <br>Swimming fast requires intense physical and mental exertion, which is all the …

10 foods and beverages that boost brainpower

Food for thought<p>Just as eating right makes your body healthier, it also keeps your brain fit, happy and working at top capacity. But which nutrients …

What It’s Really Like To Do The Whole30 Diet For An Entire Month

January. When the gyms overflow and the produce section is overrun by dieters. When your perfectly ripened avocados have been picked over — leaving only the rock hard few, taken from the tree <i>so very young</i>.<p>Sure, it’s a frustrating, but let’s be honest: Whether someone makes a New Year’s resolution …

Health

Which High-Protein Diet Is Best: Atkins, Dukan, or Ketogenic?

We ranked them for you.<p>If you've been on the lookout for a new way to lose weight, you've probably noticed that low-carb, high-protein diets—like Atkins, the ketogenic diet, and the Dukan diet—have become kind of a big deal.<p>Not only did all three make the cut on Google's annual list of most …

The best times of day to eat fats, carbs, and protein

<b>• It's important to create an eating schedule that optimizes certain foods at the right times, according to experts.</b><b><br>• Start off the day with a breakfast high in protein to increase energy levels.</b><b><br>• Eat complex carbs in the evening to regulate leptin, the "satiety hormone."</b><p>Making time in the day to …

Nutrition

I could sit and look at this all day.

Of everywhere I have been I am grateful to call California home. Even though it's turning to a desert.. It can still look as green as NZ with a little bit of rain. I shot this on my birthday during a flight up the coast... Unreal to see what a day of rain can do to these thirsty hills. Thanks @pnewman87

A waterfall on the beach? Yes, please! Tag someone you want to visit McWay Falls in California with! Love this shot from #MatadorN reader @taylormichaelburk. Thanks for tagging #travelstoke!

Malibu Shore

Stinson Beach

Geology

Earth's Magnetic Field Could Soon Be Flipped-Turned Upside Down

The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>In many ways, the world may seem to be turning on its head. In one way, in …

If the Universe Is Expanding, What Does It Expand Into?

<i>If the universe is expanding, then what does it expand into?</i><p><b>Richard Muller:</b><p>The universe doesn't have to be expanding into anything in order to …

Piano

6 Cool Things To Do If Someone Hurts You

Have you ever felt so upset with someone for hurting your feelings that you didn't want to ever speak to them again? It's a common scenario: someone says something that's rude, accuses you of doing something wrong, or in some way makes you defensive. But does harboring dislike, revenge, even hate, …

The Grand Adventure: The North Rim of the Grand Canyon

The last few months of meticulous preparation had led us up to this point. It was a trip of over 4 years in the making for us, as we could never find …

7 Top-Secret Beaches You Must Add to Your Bucket List

Sometimes, on a cold, gross day, it's wonderful to fantasize about escaping to a sandy, secluded island. These secret beaches will especially capture your interest — and we're talking top secret. We uncovered some hidden shorelines around the globe that only a small number of people have been lucky …