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Emotional Vampires Want to Drain Your Energy. Here's How to Stop Them

Slow, rational thought is the key to protecting yourself.<p>Some people consistently make you want to crawl under a rock and hibernate. These people, as psychologist Albert J. Bernstein outlines in <i>Emotional Vampires at Work: Dealing With Bosses and Coworkers Who Drain You Dry</i>, come in five major …

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

Physics

Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ Movies Have Already Raked In More Than It Cost The Company To Buy Lucasfilm

There was never really any doubt going into this, but it looks like Disney’s decision to buy Lucasfilm for the rights to <i>Star Wars</i> was a smart financial decision. If you needed more confirmation, it comes in the form of <i>The Last Jedi</i> pushing the take on Disney’s three <i>Star Wars</i> installments up above …

Science Fiction

Carrie Fisher Wrote Some Of The Most Emotional ‘The Last Jedi’ Scenes, Says Director Rian Johnson

<b>This post contains spoilers about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, so read on at your own peril.</b><p><i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> is <i>a lot</i>. Between the space battles, unexpected lightsaber fights, new creatures, and Kylo Ren’s pants it’s safe to say that there’s hardly a dull moment in the entire film. However, in …

Science Fiction

‘The Last Jedi’ is unlike any Star Wars film, and that’s what makes it so Star Wars

<b>Note: This article is loaded to the gills with spoilers. If you haven’t seen the film, you shouldn’t be reading this. In fact, we’d appreciate it if</b> …

Star Wars

The Biggest Revelations From The Last Jedi's Official Guidebook

The arrival of a new <i>Star Wars</i> movie is heralded by several things: Breathless anticipation, piles of ancillary merchandise, and the release of a new …

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George Lucas Has One Minor Criticism Of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

George Lucas was initially hesitant with praise for <i>The Force Awakens</i> (he compared Disney to “white slavers” and grumbled the <i>Star Wars</i> brain trust wasn’t “keen to have me involved anyway”), but he later relented, saying, “Disney is doing an incredible job of taking care of and expanding the …

Science Fiction

Nanoparticles detect and track cancer months before traditional imaging techniques

A team from Rutgers University has devised a ground-breaking new method for detecting tiny cancerous tumors. Using light-emitting nanoparticles the …

5 'Star Wars' technologies now moving from make-believe to reality

May the force be with us!<p>As the latest installment of the "Star Wars" saga hits theaters this week, audiences will once again journey into a futuristic world of spaceships, humanoid robots, and laser weapons. But some of the make-believe technology seen in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" and its …

Luke Skywalker

Some people seem to 'click' with everyone they meet — and a psychologist says there are a few reasons why

If you've been on even a single date, then you've likely taken part in some post-date analysis. <i>Was she cute? Was he smart? Was there a spark? Did you have —</i> as if anyone even knows what this means <i>— chemistry?</i><p>Platonic meet-ups rarely get analyzed in as much excruciating detail — in real life or in …

Psychology

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A Timeline of Everything We Know Happened After Return of the Jedi, Up to The Last Jedi

Three years ago, the “Journey to <i>The Force Awakens</i>” gave us our first tentative steps into fertile new ground for Disney’s <i>Star Wars</i> canon: the …

Hand Sanitizer Alters the Results of Breathalyzer Tests in New Experiment

If a police officer pulls you over for driving while intoxicated, you could be brought in for a breath alcohol test. If that happens, you’d better …

This man discovered a dirty little secret that reinvented medicine

The only place you’d expect to encounter the “unmistakable smell of rotting flesh” these days would be at a slaughterhouse.<p>In Victorian London, you’d …

Which Is Worse For Your Health, Weed or Alcohol? Science Weighs In

There's a winner, but we need more research.<p>Which is worse for you: weed or whiskey?<p>It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be …

Prince Harry

We Now Know Why Corals Keep Eating Plastic And It's Worrying

There's some ingredient they really like.<p>Ocean plastic is an indiscriminate hazard. It harms fish and kills seabirds, which wash up with bellies full …

New study suggests e-cigarettes could be damaging lungs in a unique way

E-cigarette use around the world is booming, especially amongst young people. In 2016 the US Surgeon General identified a 900 percent increase in …

Public Health

There's a Hidden Spacecraft Dump in The Middle of The Ocean - Here's What's Down There

This is crazy.<p>The most remote location on Earth has many names: It's called Point Nemo (Latin for 'no one') and the Oceanic Pole of Inaccessibility. …

NASA

In 5 Years, Batteries Will Blanket The U.S., Duke Executive Says

Five years. That’s how soon batteries can be expected to sprout all over the electric grid as utilities and homeowners drop in on a wave of falling prices, a Duke Energy executive said in Chicago Thursday.<p>“There’s going to be a lot of excitement around batteries in the next five years. And I would …

Tesla

An Alzheimer's Drug Has Been Found to Help Teeth Repair Themselves in Just 6 Weeks

We're so down for that!<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called …

Alzheimer's Disease

The Most Common iOS 11 Problems, and How to Fix Them | Digital Trends

Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 11, launched on September 19, and early adopters were quick to report several crucial bugs. The public …

iOS

Here’s How Much Everyone Gets Paid on a Movie Set — From the Key Grip to the Director

The bigger the movie, the bigger the salaries.<p>Want to make money in Hollywood? Sadly, the odds of becoming a movie star are about 1 in 1,190,000, …

What if dinosaurs hadn’t died out?

Imagine a world where an asteroid hadn’t wiped out the dinosaurs. What would have happened afterwards – and how might their presence have affected mammals like us?<p>It was the kind of cataclysm that we can scarcely imagine. When an asteroid 15km-wide (nine miles) slammed into planet Earth 66 million …

Paleontology

​The Conscious Buyer's Guide To Safe Seafood

Take this cheat sheet to the seafood aisle with you to buy more sustainable, safe fish.<p>You know that eating fish—particularly fatty fish like salmon or mackerel—offers some pretty impressive health benefits, from boosting heart health to keeping your brain sharp. But as soon as you get to the …

Aquaculture