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Nuclear scientists at CERN discover color of antimatter, hope to learn much more

For the first time in history, researchers at CERN have been able to examine the spectral structure of an antimatter antihydrogen atom in full …

Five Tried-and-True Ways to Increase Happiness in Daily Life

We all want to be happy, undeniably.<p>For some people happiness comes easier than others, but what we’re starting to understand is that happiness, that …

Happiness

The Ultimate Guide for Reinventing Yourself

It may be time to hit the reset button--here's how it's done.<p>There comes a point in nearly everyone's life when it's time to hit the reset button. There are those events that call for a total transformation, involving a big mindset shift and a change in health, career, spirituality, relationships, …

Small Business

This Elderly Couple Retired 27 Years Ago—When They Were Both 38. Here’s How They Did It

They have been traveling ever since.<p>Who doesn’t like the idea of retiring early? Financial independence means the freedom to do what you want, when …

Scientists detect signal from ‘cosmic dawn,’ when stars first lit up the universe

For the first time, scientists have detected a signal from “cosmic dawn” — the moment when the universe's earliest stars emerged.<p>The signal, reported Wednesday in the journal Nature, is little more than a blip in the radio echo of that ancient era, as difficult to detect as the wingbeat of a …

Black Holes

How to Learn New Things as an Adult

A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information.<p>Quick, what’s the capital of Australia? No Googling! (And no points if you’re Australian—that means the information is more meaningful to you, which means you’re more likely to know it.) Did you get it? Or are you sure …

The secrets of people who never get sick

Some lucky folk claim to never get a cold or take days off work. Can we become more like them?<p>Every now and then one pops up at work, down the pub, in the park, outside the school gate, or in your own family’s mythology. The person who claims never to get sick. Colds brush past them without leaving …

Immune System

Five Essential Lessons I Learned In 20 Years Of Managing People

One longtime manager explains how he learned that you don’t actually need the best people.<p>Management guru Henry Mintzberg once observed, “The great myth is the manager as orchestra conductor. It’s this idea of standing on a pedestal and you wave your baton and accounting comes in, and you wave it …

Leadership

10 Things extremely positive entrepreneurs never worry about

Share95<p>Tweet<p>Share53<p>+11<p>Shares 149<p>Everyone wants to know the secret to success, which is why we all look up to role models such as Bill Gates, Steve …

Scientists locate site where ancient Roman armies breached Jerusalem walls

Archaeologists say they've found evidence of a battlefield from the Roman emperor Titus' siege of Jerusalem in A.D. 70.<p>Recent excavations revealed a section of the so-called "Third Wall" of Jerusalem that Titus' army breached on its way to conquering the city, according to the Israel Antiquities …

All the Biggest Space News to Look Forward to in 2017

Running a space program ain't easy. Spacefaring missions can take as long to plan and fund as they do to execute, so you'd better bet there's some …

Ask Ethan: Could The Universe Be A Simulation?

We take for granted, every day, that what we perceive as “real” is actually reflective of some type of objective reality. That the atoms and molecules composing our bodies actually exist; that the photons interacting with us possess energy and momentum; that the neutrinos passing through us are …

Quantum Physics

Ancient Korea

Korea, located on a large peninsula on the eastern coast of the Asian mainland, has been inhabited since Neolithic times. The first recognisable …

Stop Trying to Sound Smart When You’re Writing

When I read a piece of business writing, whether it’s a proposal, a report, or a simple email, I’m turned off by people who have invested more energy trying to <i>sound</i> smart than in trying to <i>be</i> smart. Ideally, I’d like to read communications where I don’t notice the writing at all. The best writing is …

Gwanggaeto the Great

Gwanggaeto (Kwanggaeto), often referred to as Gwanggaeto the Great, was king of the Goguryeo (Koguryo) kingdom which ruled northern Korea during the …

You Need to Practice Being Your Future Self

I was coaching Sanjay,* a leader in a technology firm who felt stuck and frustrated. He wasn’t where he wanted to be at this point in his career.<p>He had come to our coaching session, as usual, prepared to discuss the challenges he was currently facing. This time, it was his plan for conducting …

Time Management

The Gold Crowns of Silla

The Silla Kingdom ruled south-eastern Korea during the Three Kingdoms period (1st century BCE - 7th century CE) and then, as the Unified Silla …

Disambiguation

Magadha Kingdom

Magadha was an ancient kingdom located on the Indo-Gangetic plains in eastern India and spread over what is today the modern state of Bihar. At the …

Jeff Bezos on nuclear reactors in space, the lack of bacon on Mars and humanity’s destiny in the solar system

It’s become increasingly clear that Jeffrey P. Bezos, who in the last several months has been talking much more openly about his once secretive space company, has some really big ambitions in space.<p>As Blue Origin moves toward its goal of having “millions of people living and working in space,” the …

8 Secrets of Great Communicators

Great communication skills are a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. Here are eight proven strategies that will improve yours today.<p>When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we're pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren't nearly as good as we …

Public Speaking

21 Dishes That'll Have You Freaking Out Over Fall

We don't know about you, but it takes us a long time to deal with the Summer to Fall transition. It's sad to let go of warm nights, succulent barbecue, and plump berries. However, it's important to remember that the chillier months have plenty of fabulous fun to offer as well! Think slow-cooked …

Sanskrit

Sanskrit is regarded as the ancient language in Hinduism, where it was used as a means of communication and dialogue by the Hindu Celestial Gods, and …

Lost cities #3 – Muziris: did black pepper cause the demise of India's ancient port?

In the first century BC it was one of India’s most important trading ports, whose exports – especially black pepper – kept even mighty Rome in debt. But have archaeologists really found the site of Muziris, and why did it drop off the map?<p>Around 2,000 years ago, Muziris was one of India’s most …

Ancient Chinese Megaflood May Be Fact, Not Fiction

Modern people have long wondered about ancient stories of great floods. Do they tell of real events in the distant past, or are they myths rooted in …

Geology

A Radioactive Cold War Military Base Will Soon Emerge From Greenland’s Melting Ice

As climate change warms the Earth, melting ice is uncovering troves of cultural treasures and dangers once thought to be lost forever—from mummified …

BBC News | UK | Clue to King Arthur discovered

Thursday, August 6, 1998 Published at 13:51 GMT 14:51 UK<p><b>UK</b><p><b>Clue to King Arthur discovered</b><p>The sixth century stone that bears the inscription Artognov<p>An ancient stone bearing a sixth century inscription similar to the name Arthur has been unearthed at Tintagel Castle, the mythical birthplace of the …

5 Famous Novels That Will Reignite Your Creativity

When was the last time you read something this deep?<p>I am a writer, and part of being a great writer means reading--a lot.<p>But reading has so many other benefits that people tend to forget, one of which being it works your brain in a different way than reading blogs (like this one) or magazines or …

Literature

Ancient Worlds: An Epic History of East and West review – enthralling

Michael Scott’s novel approach to an overview of world affairs from 500BC to AD300 reaps rich rewards<p>Most traditional views of ancient history focus on the Graeco-Roman sphere; a main course of Pliny or Livy, perhaps, with a side order of Herodotus or Socrates. Michael Scott’s impeccably researched …

Books