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5 Time Management Personality Types: Which Are You?

For better or worse, how we spend or misspend our time is our own choice. While you might already <i>know</i> that you procrastinate, or that you're always late, or that you're a little flaky, you might not recognize how much of that behavior is rooted in your own unique and possibly dysfunctional …

The Cartel That Makes Sure Airplane Tickets Never Get Cheaper

It’s been a windfall year for the industry, but you won’t be getting any better accommodations or more affordable fares. What gives?<p>Screw the …

Inside the psychology of productivity

You wake up with it in the morning and go to bed thinking about it at night: an ever-crushing load of emails, meetings, conference calls, and tasks that needed to get done yesterday. Family time means reading sales reports in the room where your kids are playing video games. For entrepreneurs, …

Why College Isn't (And Shouldn't Have to Be) For Everyone

I know a high school senior who's so worried about whether she'll be accepted at the college of her choice she can't sleep.<p>The parent of another senior tells me he stands at the mailbox for an hour every day waiting for a hoped-for acceptance letter to arrive.<p>Parents are also uptight. I've heard of …

Netanyahu backtracks on rejecting two states, but damage is already done

Binyamin Netanyahu’s contradictory statements a few days apart on whether or not he supports a two-state solution are so at odds that they are at first hard to reconcile.<p>On Monday, the eve of Israeli elections, he unequivocally disavowed his support – first given in a speech in 2009 – for a …

Israel

Throwing Away the Respect of Mankind

The Declaration of Independence begins with an appeal to the "decent respect to the opinions of mankind." This appeal was put in for a good reason. The new democratic republic, an anomaly among states that were undemocratic and suspicious, desperately needed to be taken seriously on the world stage …

To digitize a brain, first slice 2,000 times with a very sharp blade

The Digital Brain Library is part open science, part art project.<p>SAN DIEGO—As I stepped into the Brain Observatory, I didn’t really see what I …

President Obama proposes ‘Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights’

Today at a Federal Trade Commission event President Barack Obama laid out four new cyber security initiatives, including a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights.<p>In his speech he noted that American consumers feel like they no longer have control over their personal information and that needs to be …

Cholera Bacteria Kill Each Other With Spears To Steal DNA

The Highlander film series is about a race of immortal warriors who try to behead each other with swords, so they can steal the powers of their fallen rivals.<p>This is basically the same story but instead of badly accented Scotsmen with katanas, we have diarrhoea-causing bacteria with syringes. And …

Biology

Student Tuition Now Officially Pays More Than States For Public College Funding

Students now pay more of the cost of attending public universities than state governments, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report, and the federal agency says it's making college unaffordable.<p>Tuition officially surpassed state funding in fiscal year 2012, the GAO found, …

Yang–Baxter equation

In physics, the <b>Yang–Baxter equation</b> (or <b>star-triangle relation</b>) is a consistency equation which was first introduced in the field of statistical …

Hunt in cosmos could tell us whether Earthlings are special

Humans have had quite a ride in the 500 years since Copernicus. We've built and tested a rational vision of the universe in which our circumstances, and those of the Earth, are unexceptional and insignificant in the grand scheme of things. We are fleeting specks on a crumb of cosmic dust, among …

Hackers Are Exploiting Microsoft PowerPoint to Hijack Computers

Hackers are exploiting a security flaw in Microsoft Office by using PowerPoint to attack Windows users and gain control of computer …

Schizophrenia is eight different diseases, not one

New research shows that schizophrenia is not a single disease, but a group of eight distinct disorders, each caused by changes in clusters of genes that lead to different sets of symptoms.<p>The finding sets the stage for scientists to develop better ways to diagnose and treat schizophrenia, a mental …

A Stunning New Map Reveals For The First Time Where Our Galaxy Fits Into The Universe

Even our galaxy is a mere speck in a larger structure, which was just revealed for the first time by a group of scientists who created a map of more than 8,000 galaxies in an effort to understand where they fit in the universe.<p>The team placed the Milky Way on the outskirts of a massive, previously …

Gaia satellite begins 3D-mapping the galaxy

Having launched into space in December 2013, the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite is now 1.5 million kilometres from Earth and ready to begin its mission to map our galaxy.<p>Gaia will use a gigapixel camera -- ie it has nearly 1,000 megapixels -- to measure the positions and motions of roughly …

Universe

Prototype NASA robot will burrow through sheets of alien ice

When it came to life on Mars, NASA might have struck out, but it's got a good feeling about Europa. The agency is working on a probe designed to scan its vast oceans for signs of alien life, but there's a problem, namely the thick layer of ice that covers the moon's surface. That's where VALKYRIE …

NASA gives the go-ahead to a rocket designed for deep space exploration

For the past few years, NASA's been working on a powerful rocket called the Space Launch System meant for missions to the moon, Mars and other places far from our planet. While the rocket's not quite ready to take Bruce Willis to an asteroid, it's at least getting nearer to a launch pad -- the …

NASA's deep-space craft readying for launch

The U.S. space shuttle program retired in 2011, leaving American astronauts to hitchhike into orbit. But after three long years, NASA's successor is almost ready to make an entrance.<p>Orion, the agency's newest manned spaceship, is being prepared for its first mission in December. In future missions, …

NASA Chief Outlines Path to Mars

The past couple of decades have seen the space exploration community shift its attention from Earth's moon to the red planet, with NASA sending multiple rovers to Mars and scientists considering what it would take to put humans on the Martian surface. If you believe the keynote address NASA's chief …

Our Universe Just May Exist In A Multiverse After All, Cosmic Inflation Discovery Suggests

The first direct evidence of cosmic inflation — a period of rapid expansion that occurred a fraction of a second after the Big Bang — also supports the idea that our universe is just one of many out there, some researchers say.<p>On Monday (March 17), scientists announced new findings that mark the …

Quasar Eats Gas, Throws Up

You can’t beat a quasar for general awesomeness. When they were first discovered in the 1960s, nobody could imagine what those pinpoints of light …

Black Holes

When is the next supermoon?

We’ve just passed a series of 3 full supermoons. The next supermoons of 2018 will be the new moons of June, July and August.<p>A supermoon is a new or …

Astronomy

Introductory Astronomy

MAVEN Mars mission launched

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission launched yesterday (November 18). The mission will investigate how Mars lost its …

Watch a supercomputer track trillions of particles in the latest universe simulation

This purple star map is our best guess at the shape of the universe at half its current age, according to a new simulation from a research team at Argonne National Lab. The project is called the Hardware / Hybrid Accelerated Cosmology Code (HACC), an attempt to use supercomputers to model the …

Why The Moon Should Be An International Park

We could learn a lot about Earth from the moon, and the risks of it being damaged are only increasing.<p>The thought of a robot laying tracks over Neil Armstrong’s and Buzz Aldrin’s footprints just seems wrong. And the risk is greater than you might think. Private spaceflight is flourishing, and even …

Nuclear 'Command And Control': A History Of False Alarms And Near Catastrophes

Globally, there are thousands of nuclear weapons hidden away and ready to go, just awaiting the right electrical signal. They are, writes investigative reporter Eric Schlosser, a collective death wish — barely suppressed. Every one is an accident waiting to happen, a potential act of mass murder, …