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Scott Kelly: Earth 'visibly polluted' from space

The U.S. is now the only nation that denies climate change, retired U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly tells Christiane Amanpour.

Christiane Amanpour

The Best Strategy to Combat Aging

By <b>Deepak Chopra</b>, MD and <b>Rudolph E. Tanzi</b>, PhD<p>When people think about growing old, they blame the passage of time - the years roll by, and the body stops looking younger year by year. But the latest science disputes this view. A person ages because the cells in their body age, and cells live only in …

New York Times

The Simple Mental Trick To Get You Through Any...

When I think back to the hardest times of my life, I remember wondering, How am I going to get through this? When will things get better? In those …

Self-help

We Just Got More Evidence For The Strange Link Between Sugar And Alzheimer's

Step away from the candy.<p>People with high blood sugar stand to experience worse long-term cognitive decline than their healthy peers, even if they're …

Diabetes

Companies like Amazon and Starbucks want to kill cash — and it could be a huge blow to the most vulnerable Americans

The US could be on its way to a cash-free economy.<p>And, while going cashless has some distinct upsides in the tech-obsessed world of retail, it could be a dangerous development for some of the country's most vulnerable people.<p>This week, Amazon finally opened the doors of its futuristic grocery …

Elaine Thompson

This Is How Social Media Could Turn You Into Socially Anxious People

Fingers flying, incessant texting, phones held to ear as secondary appendages gives the illusion we are well connected. We are chattering and …

The best way to answer 'Why are you leaving your job?' without making your interviewer worry

There are many reasons why you might have left your last job, and not all of them are rosy. Perhaps you worked for a toxic boss, or you met obstacles on your way up the ladder. Or, maybe you were just plain bored with your work.<p>When an interviewer asks why you want to leave your current job, he or …

Self-awareness

12 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year

<i>Where you ultimately end up this year is dependent on your daily attitude and response.</i><p>This morning one of our course students, Monica—a recovering …

Scientists could one day make humans immortal

On Jan. 12, 1967, James Bedford, a psychology professor at Glendale College in California who had just died of cancer, took his first step toward …

The Search for Aliens Starts Now—in Antarctica

When you need to recreate the frozen temperatures of Jupiter's Europa, few places on Earth will do.<p>It's hard to get over putting your life's work in harm's way. Britney Schmidt hasn't. The Georgia Tech researcher has tested the limits of underwater robots swimming beneath Antarctic ice shelves, a …

Astronomy

Ancient Human Remains Document Migration From Asia To America

In Alaska, scientists have uncovered something they say is remarkable: the remains of two infants dating back more than 11,000 years.<p>Their discovery is evidence of the earliest wave of migration into the Americas.<p>"It's incredibly rare," says Ben Potter, an archeologist at the University of Alaska …

The Buddhist monk and author Matthieu Ricard may be the world's "happiest man," according to science

.<p>If happiness is a form of success, you might look to Matthieu Ricard. Neuroscientists found that the Tibetan Buddhist monk and best-selling author has some of the highest levels of positive emotions of anyone they've ever studied. Hence the media started calling him "the happiest man alive." He …

Meditation

Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<p>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

United States

Artificial Intelligence Microchips Will Turn Humans Into Zombies, Says Prominent Neuroscientist

Human beings will become indistinguishable from robots if they allow microchips to be implanted into their brains. That’s according to a claim by Dr. …

How is the Mind Different from the Brain? Science May Support the Duality of Separate Mind and Brain

“We don’t know what consciousness is, or what it does,” said Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D. in his lecture <i>The Mind is Not the Brain</i> “There’s no known, …

Literal death machine offers a way to peacefully slip out of existence

When we talk about death machines, we’re usually speaking hyperbolically about contraptions like this one, or the rise of AI overlords that get bored with their menial tasks before rising up against their oppressors. This might start with buying up Papa Johns franchises and taking up Soul Cycle but …

Indoor Cycling

Free Money: The Surprising Effects of a Basic Income Supplied by Government

Skooter McCoy was 20 years old when his wife, Michelle, gave birth to their first child, a son named Spencer. It was 1996, and McCoy was living in …

Income Inequality

100 Notable Books of 2017

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec.</i> <i>4</i><i>, 201</i><i>6</i><i>, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>AMERICAN WAR.</b> <i>By Omar El Akkad. (Knopf, $26.95.)</i> This haunting debut novel …

Books

The Serial-Killer Detector

A former journalist, equipped with an algorithm and the largest collection of murder records in the country, finds patterns in crime.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Thomas Hargrove is a homicide archivist. For the past seven years, he …

Asgardia, the world's first 'space nation', takes flight

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first "space nation" has taken flight.<p>On November 12, Asgardia cemented its presence in outer space by launching the Asgardia-1 satellite.<p>The "nanosat" -- it is roughly the size of a loaf of bread -- undertook a two-day journey from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, …

Space Exploration

'The OA' Season 2 Will Reveal Homer's Near Death Experience

The Golden Gate Bridge is the key.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Fan Theories, Netflix & TV Shows<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox …

New study supports the creation of wind farms high above the earth's surface

Sky Farms<p>Researchers from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia have devised the best altitudes for flying …

Richard Branson Jabs Elon Musk on Goals for Space Exploration

This is the fundamental difference in how they think about space.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Blue Origin, Elon Musk, Mars & SpaceX<p>The revolution will not be …

20 Hard Lessons You Need To Learn Before 30

<i>What are some of the lessons one should definitely learn in their 20s? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge,</i> …

Harrison Ford sips scotch and out-jokes Jimmy Fallon

He may be scruffy-lookin', but he ain't no nerf-herder.<p>Harrison Ford appeared on <i>The Tonight Show</i> in what is possibly the most low-fi interview ever. …

20 Pieces of Writing Advice from William Faulkner

William Faulkner is one of the best writers America has ever produced, with a distinctive voice and a relentless intelligence that earned him a Nobel …

RT, Sputnik and Russia’s New Theory of War

One morning in January 2016, Martin Steltner showed up at his office in the state courthouse building in western Berlin. Steltner, who has served for more than a dozen years as the spokesman for the Berlin state prosecutor, resembles a detective out of classic crime fiction: crisp suit, wavy gray …

Journalism

3 Killer Lessons From Stephen King's Insanely Productive Writing Routine

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration. The rest of us just get up and go to work."<p>Moviegoers flocked to the theaters this weekend to see Stephen King's <i>It</i>, giving it the third biggest box office opening of the year, according to Warner Bros.<p><i>It</i>, which follows a demonic clown who terrorizes children …

New York Times

What the Controlled Chaos of Burning Man Reveals About Cities

Every year, for the past 26 years, something truly remarkable happens: an entire city appears out of the desert. I’m speaking, of course, of Black …

Here’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years

A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American …

Solar Eclipse