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Building refuge for federal climate & environmental data<p>Data Refuge Stories<p><b>Data Refuge</b> helps to build refuge for federal data and supports climate …

Climate

Our brains use 4 steps to solve math problems — and the discovery might change education

Ever wondered how your mind deals with complex sums and multiplications?<p>A new study has imaged how the brain's activity levels change while taking on serious math problems, and reveals for the first time that there are four distinct neural stages involved in coming up with a solution.<p>Two different …

Mathematics

The new cool thing for tech bros is workplace “biohacking” with 36-hour fasts

If you want to get into shape, you might decide to eat more vegetables and go to the gym more. But what if you want to have more energy, improve your mood, and sleep better? Welcome to “biohacking,” where practitioners use data about themselves and their environment to perfect their daily routine …

Brainwaves

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Analytics

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

5 Mind Hacks to Steal from Highly Productive People

In need of a productivity boost? You don't (necessarily) need more coffee. What you <i>do</i> need is a new frame of mind. If you can train your brain to …

Productivity

Sesame Broccoli Noodle Bowl [Vegan] - One Green Planet

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Food

The Ultimate Collection of Free Physics Videos

You don’t need to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars or sit through hours of classes in order to understand the fundamental nature of the universe. …

Quantum Mechanics

'The Great Reset': Venture capitalists and startups have shifted from greed to fear

Investors have already labeled this period "The Great Reset." Why?<p>There wasn't a single IPO in January for the first time since September 2011.<br>• As the public market has slashed the value of tech companies like LinkedIn and Tableau almost in half, their private counterparts look oversize.<br>• The industry …

Venture Capital

Lasers and Optoelectronics

It is a little known fact, that Ms Spears is an expert in semiconductor physics. Not content with just singing and acting, in the following pages, …

Physics
Tutorials

Invest In Getting More Personal Energy: Easy Habits For The New Year

Few people realize how much you can impact and boost your personal energy levels by consciously investing in them. Investing in energy has a higher impact than focusing on managing your time, because unlike time, energy is a source we can enlarge. This can enable you to meet the demands of work, …

Immune System

Watch This Transfixing Benchtop Gyroscope Build

Gyroscopes play a huge role in our everyday lives. In aircraft, shipping, and even in our smart phones and game controllers. Yet for the most part we rarely see them in action. They are usually hidden from view, deep inside the mechanism.<p>So when we do see them, we’re usually transfixed by their …

Build an Ionic Thruster like NASA Uses for Space Propulsion

An ion thruster produces a flow of air even though it has no moving parts. A version of this seemingly impossible device is used on a larger scale to propel deep space probes for NASA. The advantage to this system over others is that you need only an electrical source to power the device and it has …

Fun-Da-Mental
Fun-Da-Mental

12 Easy-to-Follow Moves That Chisel Your Core

There are way more important reasons to strengthen your core than bikini-clad weekends, and you don't need a ton of crazy equipment and a gym membership to sculpt a strong and sexy midsection! The following 12 easy-to-follow exercises use your own body's weight to tone up your tight midsection. …

Workouts

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

A simple experiment questioning people’s response to a picture reveals a common error that hampers our decision making. In an extract from his new book, psychologist Richard Nisbett reveals the ‘mindware’ to help us think smarter<p>Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he …

Psychology

9 Ingredients That Should Never Be In Your Protein Powder

If you’re busy, protein powders can often come in handy. At any time of day, you can quickly whip up a shake and allow your body to be nourished and …

5 Kettlebell Workouts for a Ripped Summer Physique

<b>Duration</b> 30 min<p><b>Exercises</b> 21<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>If you want to add slabs of muscle and get lean as fast as you can for summertime, use kettlebells. Those …

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Bodybuilding

5 Beastly Arm Routines

When your wimpy cousin—or granny, or anyone else—asks you to flex your muscles, which muscle do you choose? Of course, you whip that elbow up, crank …

Workouts

What Are The Biggest Telescopes in the World (and Space)?

When you want to watch the sky, size really matters. The more light a telescope can collect, the more information we can get about stars, galaxies, …

Cheap DIY Microscope Sees Individual Atoms

This is not an artist’s rendering, nor a physics simulation. This device held together with hardware-store MDF and eyebolts and connected to a …

Nobel Prize

Jailhouse Strong Pushup Challenge

The Juarez Valley Pushup Challenge tests your testicular fortitude, provides a great “pump” and is a hell of a lot of fun.<p>What do you need?<p>Just you, …

A New Wrinkle in Quantum Mechanics

The press release of this news items proclaims: “Quantum physics just got less complicated.” I’m not sure I agree. Perhaps in the minds of physicists …

Quantum Mechanics

5 foods that may make you feel happier now — and even better later

Some foods taste so good while we're eating them, but can leave us feeling blah, bloated and feeling guilty just moments after we've brushed away the crumbs. But other foods are scientifically shown to lift our spirits. Here are five foods that will make you feel good right away!<p>1. Raw walnuts and …

Nutrition

The quest for a reactionless spacecraft thruster

<i>The torsion balance is contained in an evacuated lucite cylinder. The hardwood frame is leveled and stabilized with lead weights (gray bricks, in the</i> …

Your Practical Guide to Break Free From Emotional Eating

I suspect that you are reading this because you may have found yourself acting like a hot mess and marching straight to the store to buy a dozen cupcakes when you felt upset. In the United States, you along with more than 20 million women and 10 million men suffer have answered "yes" to these same …

Sexual Harassment

Weird Crystal Can Absorb All The Oxygen In A Room -- And Then Release It Later

This could potentially make fuel cells, space travel, and scuba diving a lot more efficient.<p>Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark say they’ve invented a crystal that pulls oxygen out of the air and even water. Apparently, just a spoonful of the stuff can suck up all the oxygen in a …