Carolyn Howard

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Hummingbird-inspired wind turbines, and more in the week that was

It's official: New York just gave the green light to build the largest offshore wind farm in US history. The project will be located 30 miles southeast of Montauk, and it will produce enough energy to power 50,000 homes. Meanwhile, researchers have developed a revolutionary new wind turbine that …

Liger cub Tsar born in Russian touring zoo

A rare cross between a tiger and a lion has been born in a zoo that is touring Russia. It was being nurtured with milk from a neighboring goat.<p>The …

7 Quotes of a Lifetime

Quotes that make a difference cause us to think. They become our mantra.<p>Many of us have our favorite quotes, and I have often wondered, what makes some statements so powerful that they stick out? What makes some phrases relevant for generations?<p>Experts tell us that humans are aspirational, and when …

Leadership

The Pit In Your Stomach is Actually Your Second Brain

The world is so much bigger and more interesting than we can see with our naked eyes. If we could, we could watch cells grow, morph, and split again over and over again on the backs of our own wrists--or the billions of foreign cells living in and among our own, forming what scientists are …

Your Answer to This Question Will Determine Your Success in Life

Here's how to know what your fundamental goals are--and keep them from conflicting with each other.<p>Your time on this beautiful planet is brief.<p>The more consciously awake you become, the more you realize how short life really is.<p>You have no time to waste on pursuits that aren't taking you where you …

Self-improvement

5 Effective Ways to Change Your Behavior And Improve Your Life

But I'll be honest, it will take some courage.<p>Lets be honest: Change Is hard. And sometimes we set goals that we can't meet. Stuff happens. Most of the time, however, it's "stuff" that we have full control over.<p>If you're stuck and looking to change up your strategy to set better goals and be more …

Procrastination

A new study shows cats are way smarter than we suspected, and also big ol' jerks

Listen up, dog people: The proof is in, and cats are every bit as smart as dogs.<p>Scientists at Kyoto University studied 49 house cats and their …

NASA releases first results from ‘Year In Space’ twin study

The first results from NASA’s Year in Space brothers are in, and show glimpses of how stressful a trip to Mars could be for the human body.<p>Astronaut …

Wise Ancient Philosopher Reveals the Ultimate Secret to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

It’s human nature to compare yourself to others. But for many people, comparing all the time can become overbearing to the point that you find it …

36 Straight-Up Genius Ways To Add Storage To Your Home

You'll finally be able to use your oven for something other than your sweaters.

8 Lighting Tricks Interior Designers Use to Create Atmosphere

It's all about layering.<p>When thinking about the flow of space, ambience and atmosphere in your home, lighting can be one of the most fundamental elements. Brighter lights can make you feel alert and awake, where as dimmer, softer lights can be relaxing and sleep-inducing.<p>Wayfair's Resident Style …

17 Photos That'll Only Make Sense To People Who LOVE To Be Organized

Everything. In. Its. Place.

A Guided Meditation to Heal Depression

When depression takes a hold of you, life seems to have no meaning. There seems to be nothing to feel joyful and excited about. And no matter how …

Meditation

Scientists Create A New Kind Of Matter: Time Crystals

The crystals' patterns repeat not in space, but in time.<p>Crystals are structures in which a pattern of atoms or molecules repeats in space. Now, two teams of researchers have figured out that crystals' repeating patterns can also exist through time. These "time crystals," detailed in a new paper in …

Astronomers Have Discovered One of The Most Massive Objects in The Universe

It was hiding behind the Milky Way.<p>Through the thick fog of our own galaxy, astronomers have spotted an ultimate prize: one of the largest-known …

Universe

Physicists Just Discovered a Second State of Liquid Water

Wha?<p>It’s one of the most fundamental compounds on Earth, and it makes up roughly 60 percent of the human body, and yet water is turning out to be …

Physics

This May Be the Best Use of 240 Square Feet We've Ever Seen

A lot of tiny houses look a bit like little dollhouses on wheels—peaked roof, petite double-hung windows, a tiny, almost vestigial porch. While these …

Leaked NASA Paper Shows The 'Impossible' EM Drive Really Does Work

Did we just achieve fuel-less propulsion?<p>The results of NASA's tests on the 'impossible' EM Drive have been leaked, and they reveal that the …

Space Travel

How do you teach a child to code? Don't tell them they're coding

Learning to code can be challenging, but Fab Lab wants to showcase technology that can get kids involved. For almost three years, it has been running …

Kids

This Map Shows What the World Actually Looks Like

The version you're used to seeing completely warps the continents' sizes<p>The Japan Institute for Design Promotion has awarded its prestigious Good Design Award to a map that completely changes our perception of the world. Given that the planet is a sphere, representing it in a two-dimensional …

New Flexible Solar Panels Could Be Put on Pretty Much Anything

The panels are almost as efficient as traditional rigid panels, and could be built into curtains or clothing.<p>Researchers from Virginia Tech have developed a thin, flexible solar panel that rivals current solar technology. Their results will be published in the journal <i>ACS Energy Letters</i>.<p>The new …

Inside Magic Leap, The Secretive $4.5 Billion Startup Changing Computing Forever

The hottest ticket in tech is an invitation to a banal South Florida business park, indistinguishable on the outside from countless other office buildings that dot America’s suburban landscape. Inside, it’s a whole different story. A different reality, in fact. Humanoid robots walk down the halls, …

Augmented Reality

Why Being an Introvert May Be Better for Your Mental Health

We value extroversion in education and work, but a recent study shows alone time may have earned an unnecessarily bad rep.<p>It's official: we're worn out. Scientifically knackered. Two-thirds of adults told researchers at Durham University that they need more rest, in a global study that surveyed …

7 unexpected places you can hide a spare key

It's always a good idea to have a spare key for your home. While it poses an obvious security threat, it can also help you gain entry to your home should you misplace your primary key. Not to mention, it can save you a costly locksmith call.<p>A spare key is of no use if you can't get to it, however. …

They replaced the lawn with a gorgeous drought-tolerant meadow that doesn’t need mowing

In our latest lawn-to-drought-garden makeover submitted by readers, a Cheviot Hills lawn is removed and replaced with native grasses such as <i>Carex pansa</i> and <i>Carex tumulicola</i> to create a low-water urban meadow.<p>Inspired by Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, a leading proponent of choosing perennials …

Here's How One Millennial Entrepreneur Turned Failure Into $10 Million

Success knows no age and no limits!<p>Every entrepreneur has their own story. Some find success rather quickly and without much effort, while others deal with failure. Then, there are people like Sam Ovens who find success early in life but experience their own fair share of troubles along the way.<p>Sam …

Entrepreneurship