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New At Photography? Check Out This Helpful Visualization

DSLR cameras are fantastic for taking stunning photographs, but if you don’t understand how to use them, it’s an expensive purchase. There are so …

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates writers by …

Writing

10 Habits you need to give up to increase your productivity

Share40<p>Tweet<p>Share275<p>+18<p>Shares 323<p>Would you like to be successful? But what are you willing to do in order to reach your goal? Success is not …

Motivation

World's Smartest Physicist Thinks Science Can't Crack Consciousness

I’ve been writing a lot lately about consciousness, the ultimate enigma. I used to think why there is something rather than nothing is the ultimate …

GET ORGANIZED! Back to School and Life Tips

15 Essential Books That Will Help You Be More Successful

Do want you to be more successful in both your personal and professional lives?<p>Most of us would obviously answer yes to that question. But merely …

Self-improvement

Living cells ‘hacked’ and hijacked by MIT

Scientists at MIT have proven they can ‘hack’ living cells and programme them to carry out new tasks.<p>In the same way that computer language tells a machine how to operate, researchers have shown it is possible to write DNA ‘code’ and insert it into bacteria to alter how they function.<p>They hope that …

Tumors

5 Secrets Every Photographer Should Learn

<i>Pedro Quintela is a history teacher, talented photographer, and one of the most motivational people on 500px. His latest piece of advice is for</i> …

Recycling sunlight: a solar cell revolution?

Scientists have found a way to recycle sunlight and boost the amount of energy captured from the sun's rays.<p>The world of solar cells could be on the …

Clean Energy

Scientists have synthesized a 'minimal genome' with only genes necessary for life

A pioneering accomplishment in the field of genetic research could help scientists gain new insights into the very definition of life. The new …

There’s no space for today’s young Einsteins

The discovery of gravitational waves has been hailed as yet another vindication of Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity, unveiled a century ago. Indeed it is: among the theory’s predictions was that violent events in the universe involving immense masses – such as the collision and …

Physics

How Mozart Unlocked a Galactic Secret

Seeking to untangle the theory of relativity—which scientists announced confirmation of this week—Albert Einstein turned to the pure simplicity of …

Physics

Does the discovery of gravitational waves foretell the end of physics?

It took us 100 years to confirm the last big puzzle of Einstein’s theory of relativity. On Feb. 11, scientists announced that they have detected gravitational waves, which are created when two accelerating masses generate “ripples” in the curvature of spacetime—just like frolicking children on a …

Physics

This is the most profound explanation I've heard of what it means to detect gravitational waves

Albert Einstein predicted their existence 100 years ago but never believed we'd actually detect the waves. So right now if you hang around physicists, who can't contain their excitement, you're bound to hear some profound scientific poetry.<p>One scientist from the Laser Interferometer …

Gravitational Waves

Three science ideas you'll be hearing more about in 2016

Who said scientists can't be world-famous celebrities? Earlier this month, nearly $22 million in Breakthrough Prizes were handed out to the world's top researchers in physics, the life sciences and mathematics. The $3 million Breakthrough Prizes, at twice the dollar amount of the Nobel Prize, are …

25 TED Talks That Will Make You a Better Leader

You can improve your skills by watching lectures from these amazing and brilliant individuals.<p>If you're the owner of a business or someone in a management position, then you know how often employees, colleagues, and partners turn to you when they have questions, concerns, or need advice. Not only …

Forget Business School--Just Watch These 10 TED Talks

You can emerge as an effective trailblazer in your office by being true to yourself and constantly learning. Start by watching these short lectures and embodying their lessons.<p>In today's business world, leaders are emerging at all ranks. The role of the leader is not exclusive to executive-level …

7 Types of Thinking to Give Up Immediately

Have you ever met someone for the very first time and seconds later you cannot recall their name? Or maybe you have had the all too common experience of arriving in your garage with little recollection of the journey home. All these everyday common occurences indicate that the average person is …

Joi Ito: Want to innovate? Become a "now-ist"

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