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The 100 stories that shaped the world

BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society.<p>“I rarely find someone, really anyone, who doesn’t know some part of this story – the idea of the lost man who can’t get home after the war… the woman at home with …

William Shakespeare

Harvard Study Decrypts the Ancient Mystery of Consciousness

What is consciousness? Is human consciousness seated in our mind, body, brain—or some combination of all three? These questions have mystified …

The Real Neuroscience of Creativity

So yea, you know how the left brain is really <i>realistic, analytical, practical, organized, and logical</i>, and the right brain is so darn <i>creative,</i> …

6 Ways to Boost Your Creativity

Conjure up creativity with these six simple tips.<p>Stuck in a creative rut? We've all been there. Sometimes the moment you need to tap into your creativity is the second it shuts down. Before banging your head against the wall, try one (or all) of these ways to boost brain activity and get your …

15 Relatively Brilliant Albert Einstein Quotes

In addition to being one of the world's greatest thinkers, Albert Einstein was also quite the philosopher. On what would be the renowned theoretical …

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

I am one of those people who will be unlikely to finish writing this paragraph without checking my Twitter account, staring out the window blankly, …

Mindfulness

Flashback: Watch Johnny Cash ‘Get Rhythm’ in Early TV Appearance

Had Johnny Cash lived past the age of 71, he would’ve turned 83 today.<p>Cash was one of the original outlaws, a man who spent the first decade of his …

10 pathogens take beautiful forms under the microscope

After the ebola outbreak began last year, many people in affected countries were frightened of the virus, an unseen killer. However, when viewed …

Scientists Find a Black Hole 12 Billion Times More Massive Than the Sun

A team of international astronomers has discovered a black hole of almost unimaginable proportions.<p>At 12 billion times more massive than the sun, it …

Your subconscious is smarter than you might think

We feel that we are in control when our brains figure out puzzles or read words, says Tom Stafford, but a new experiment shows just how much work is going on underneath the surface of our conscious minds.<p>It is a common misconception that we know our own minds. As I move around the world, walking …

Consciousness

A Kiss Goodbye (feat. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sampha & Devonte Hynes)

18 Legit Reasons the Elliptical Is Better Than a Treadmill

If there’s one piece of gym equipment that elicits a nearly universal eye roll, it’s the elliptical machine. With commonly cited faults like being …

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Alice In Wonderland

3 Dynamic Warmup Exercises You Should Do Before Every Workout

These quick moves will help you loosen up and get ready to lift<p>When you only have 20 minutes to squeeze a workout into a busy day, spending time on your warmup doesn’t always feel worth it.<p>But consider how much sitting you do during the day: Sitting in your car. At your desk. On your couch. All …

This F. Scott Fitzgerald Letter To His Daughter Has Great Advice About What To Worry About This Year

Discussing what to worry about in life, Fitzgerald touches on several things that are relevant in 2014:<p>Things to worry about:<p>Worry about courage<br>Worry about cleanliness<br>Worry about efficiency<br>Worry about horsemanship<p>Things not to worry about:<p>Don't worry about popular opinion<br>Don't worry about …

The truth about free will: Does it actually exist?

<b>(Warner Bros.)</b><p>Acclaimed philosopher Daniel Dennett explains why free will is much more complicated than many people believe<p>David Edmonds • Nigel Warburton<p>December 28, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>The following interview is excerpted from “Philosophy Bites Again”<p><b>David Edmonds: One way to exercise my freedom</b> …

25 Playlists for Every Possible Workout Routine on the Planet

You'll never get sick of a playlist again.<p>Whether you're looking for a playlist for your next run, your strength-training routine, a dance-cardio session, your yoga practice, or just because you're so over everything that's in your iTunes right now, trust us: We've got you covered...<p><b>The Justin</b> …

Why So Many Surgeons Are Psychos

I have never inserted a catheter into a patient’s femoral vein. In the unlikely event I ever have to perform this procedure, I hope I don’t screw it …

Tolstoy’s Reading List: Essential Books for Each Stage of Life

Shortly after his fiftieth birthday, Leo Tolstoy succumbed to a deep spiritual crisis and decided to pull himself out by finding the meaning of life. He did so largely by reading voraciously across the world’s major philosophical and religious traditions, discovering great similarities in how they …

Jane Austen in quotes: 30 tips for a successful life

Who needs modern self-help gurus when a 19th-century novelist had it all worked out? Fortify yourself for the first Jane Austen day with quotes from her novels – and let us know the ones we have missed<p>It’s no longer universally acknowledged that “a single man in possession of a good fortune must be …

Imagined Herbal Flows - Clouds

El olor de la lluvia sobre la tierra seca y otras 28 cosas que no sabías que tenían nombre

Hasta ahora, cada vez que te ponías a coser botones clavabas las agujas que no utilizabas en lo que tú llamabas “cojincico” o “la cosa esa de las …

16 Fiction Book Characters' Myers-Briggs Personality Types

You may remember the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator from your high school homeroom class, or that crazy ex who said your opposite psychological preferences made you doomed to fail. If not, here's the run-down:<p>It's a personality quiz based on Carl Jung's typological theories that divides people into 16 …

Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.

APOD: Molecular Cloud Barnard 68 (2014 Dec 14) Image Credit: FORS Team, 8.2-meter VLT Antu, ESO http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141214.html Explanation: Where did all the stars go? What used to be considered a hole in the sky is now known to astronomers as a dark molecular cloud. Here, a high concentration of dust and molecular gas absorb practically all the visible light emitted from background stars. The eerily dark surroundings help make the interiors of molecular clouds some of the coldest and most isolated places in the universe. One of the most notable of these dark absorption nebulae is a cloud toward the constellation Ophiuchus known as Barnard 68, pictured above. That no stars are visible in the center indicates that Barnard 68 is relatively nearby, with measurements placing it about 500 light-years away and half a light-year across. It is not known exactly how molecular clouds like Barnard 68 form, but it is known that these clouds are themselves likely places for new stars to form. In fact, Barnard 68 itself has been found likely to collapse and form a new star system. It is possible to look right through the cloud in infrared light. http://www.eso.org/sci/facilities/paranal/instruments/fors.html http://www.eso.org/projects/vlt/ http://www.eso.org/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=141214 #APOD

Does the human eye prove that God exists?

Darwin was baffled by it; Christians see it as evidence of the divine. Will science ever unlock the secrets of the human eye?<p><b>When the body of Dr Yoshiki Sasai,</b> an eminent Japanese biologist, was discovered in August this year, his death was widely mourned across the world of <b>science</b>. Not just for …

Leica: The camera that snapped a century

The Book of Trees: 800 Years of Visualizing Science, Religion, and Knowledge in Symbolic Diagrams

How the humble tree became our most powerful visual metaphor for organizing information and distilling our understanding of the world.<p>Why is it that when we behold the oldest living trees in the world, primeval awe runs down our spine? We are entwined with trees in an elemental embrace, both …

Striking Photos Showcase the Elegant Beauty of Big Cats

Using only a simple, dark background, Vincent J. Musi captures the elegance of lions, leopards, tigers, and more. The South Carolina-based photographer works for National Geographic and shot these breathtaking images as part of a series titled <i>Big Cats</i>. His photos showcase incredible, up-close …