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Brain, Mind, Body And The Disease Of Addiction

The standard definition of drug or alcohol addiction is that it's a chronic, incurable disease of the brain.<p>In a comprehensive report on the topic, published last month, the surgeon general gives this familiar definition a more positive spin. He eschews the "cure" word and focuses instead on the …

Consciousness

Space Facts  - Interesting Facts about Space

Interesting Facts about Space<p>Scientific, historical and cultural facts about space, galaxies, the planets and other objects in the solar system. The …

Universe

Gear Closet: SOL Traverse Survival Kit

Need a handy little survival kit to carry with you on your outdoor adventures, but don't want to spend a lot of money putting a custom kit together? …

Library CLOSED March 2

Hours of OperationFebruary 15, 2018SubscribeLibrary CLOSED Friday, March 2 <br>Due to inclement weather, all Library of Congress buildings are CLOSED …

Library of Congress

Watch one of the baddest A-10 pilots ever land after being hit by a missile

While serving as a captain during Operation Desert Storm, he was decorated with the Air Force Cross for leading the rescue mission of a downed Navy F-14 Tomcat pilot deep behind enemy lines.<p>Capt. Johnson was en route from another mission when he received the call to search for the F-14 crew that …

Military

If I Understand Why I'm an Addict, Maybe It Will Go Away...

Addicts new to recovery typically enter treatment motivated by their current crisis and a desire to escape their actual and potential consequences (rather than a desire to change their behaviors and live differently moving forward). And instead of being focused on the day-to-day solutions that …

Mental Health

Mathematicians Discovered Something Super Freaky About Prime Numbers

Mathematicians have discovered a surprising pattern in the expression of prime numbers, revealing a previously unknown “bias” to researchers.<p>Primes, …

A huge pyramid-like mountain exists in the asteroid belt and NASA can't explain it

Pyramids in the far reaches of the solar system might sound like a science fiction writer's fever dream.<p>But just take a look at this mountain on a …

40 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You To Make Something Of Your Life

<b>1. “Don’t count every hour in the day. Make every hour in the day count!”— Mark Amend</b><p><b>2. “It always seems impossible until its done.”— Nelson</b> …

Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills

The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or …

This might be the most brutal poll yet for Hillary Clinton

The latest survey, from CNN/ORC, shows the Democratic presidential front-runner's lead over her primary rivals dwindling. And Clinton has also seen her advantage against potential Republican challengers evaporate.<p>In the Democratic presidential primary, Clinton leads with 37% of the vote. Sen. …

Government

The Real Story Of Apollo 17... And Why We Never Went Back To The Moon

On December 11, 1972, Apollo 17 touched down on the Moon. This was not only our final Moon landing, but the last time we left low Earth orbit. With …

Space Science

Our Striking Existence

From the creator: The video is a statement not only about time and progression, but also a statement about the world we have created for ourselves. …

Poor Richard's Almanack

• <b>Author:</b> Benjamin Franklin<p>Benjamin Franklin's classic book is full of timeless, thought-provoking insights that are as valuable today as they were over two centuries ago. With more than 700 pithy proverbs, Franklin lays out the rules everyone should live by and offers advice on such subjects as …

50 Science Misconceptions - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep.18)

Beneath the Waves

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5 Pieces Of Outdoor Furniture You Can Build Yourself

Shopping for outdoor furniture can be a ghastly task. Why not build your own? Here are five pieces to inspire you to break out the tools!<p>1. Use …

Furniture

Robots, Humans and Future Exploration

Edible Flowers - A Little Known Boost in Taste AND Health

<b>I’m harvesting my garden bounty again</b>, but this time I’m harvesting flowers! No, I’m not going to put them in a vase, <i>I’m going to eat them!</i><p><b>Flowers</b> …

Why and When To Prune Properly

To enlightened gardeners, why and when to prune properly is regarded as a fun and challenging activity. Summertime is typically the time of year when …

VMware Hires Former SAP Mobile Chief Sanjay Poonen To Shore Up Executive Ranks

Former SAP Mobile Chief Sanjay Poonen has been hired to run VMware’s end-user business, a move that will help to shore up the virtualization company’s executive ranks after a long run of high-profile departures.<p>Poonen will join VMware as an executive vice president and general manager to run the …