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People who travel alone might actually be more intelligent

Using data from a long-term survey of 15,000 people, aged 18 to 28, psychologists determined that those who lived in cities were generally less happy than those who lived in rural areas and people tended to report higher life satisfaction when they saw their friends more often.<p>The study justified …

How Can Complex Things Form in a Universe Ruled by Entropy?

If disorder in the universe is always increasing, then how is it that galaxies, stars, planets, and people are here? Watch the explanation.<p>Recently, when we were talking about why time only moves forward, we got into talking about the Second Law of Thermodynamics. It says that disorder, otherwise …

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Asus may have created the ultimate Surface Pro 4 clone

BERLIN — At this point, practically every major computer maker has cloned the Surface Pro, further validating Microsoft's 2-in-1 tablet-laptop vision.<p>…

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<i>NASA's Brilliantly Retro Space Tourism Posters</i><p>If your art collection is lacking in vibrant, graphic and optimistic pieces, consider one of these …

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Scientist J. Craig Venter on science, adrenaline, and the meaning of life: Darwin Barks

La Jolla, Ca.<p>Darwin the poodle bursts into Craig Venter's capacious office on Torrey Pines Road just as he is explaining the meaning of life.<p>It's digital, life. We are information systems. The chemical elements of our DNA "software" can be broken down into the four nucleotides that make up DNA, …