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Nanotech

Physicists Say They've Created a Fluid With 'Negative Mass'

Holy crap.<p>Researchers in the US say they've created a fluid with negative mass in the lab... which is exactly as mind-bending as it sounds.<p>What it …

Physics

12 Stunning Cafés Every History Buff Needs to Visit

The best historic coffee shops around the world, from Paris to Buenos Aires.<p>You don’t have to be a caffeine addict to appreciate a coffee house with …

European Travel

America’s Most Beautiful Libraries

A book of 360-degree photographs of American libraries is an ode to their symbolic role as the backbone of civic life.<p>Photographer Thomas R. Schiff’s obsession with libraries began over 20 years ago. “I became fascinated by how the history of the United States is reflected in our civic buildings; …

Libraries

Stanford researchers accidentally discover a whole new role for the cerebellum - ExtremeTech

By on March 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The cerebellum, that weird wrinkly …

The Most Clichéd And Most Exclamation-Prone Authors, By The Numbers

The numbers don’t lie: James Patterson loves clichés. He deploys 160 for every 100,000 words he publishes. Yikes!<p>In a new book, <i>Nabokov’s Favorite Word Is Mauve</i>, statistician Ben Blatt runs the numbers on bestselling and classic literature, coming to some startling ― and not-so-startling ― …

Writing

J.K. Rowling blasts Trump's awkward handshake moment with 1 perfectly captioned tweet

J.K. Rowling may be able to weave magic over a seven-novel series, but she's also just as effective with 140 characters.<p>On Saturday, Donald Trump met …

Donald Trump

Bittersweet: The Immigrant Stories

PoetryCreative Nonfiction<i>Tanya Ko Hong explores both cultural and personal experiences with her writing, and seeks to bridge the gap between</i> …

Creative Writing

Long Lost Van Gogh Paintings Go On View in Amsterdam Amid Controversial New Documentary

On View<p>Convicted burglar offers detailed account of the 2002 theft<p>,<p>Tomorrow morning in Amsterdam, the Van Gogh Museum is planning a press conference …

New York Times

Why Americans have come to worship their own ignorance

Author Tom Nichols argues that people are angry at journalists for giving them what they want: pared-down stories tailored to them<p>A five-time …

23 Recent Books By Women You Should Read ASAP

Historically, women artists have rarely gotten their due. But there’s no time like the present ― especially this Women’s History Month ― to change that, and to make sure that we’re appreciating all the genius work women writers are doing.<p>In the past year, we read dozens of brilliant books by women. …

Books

This "Harry Potter" fan theory suggests everything we know about the sorting hat is a LIE

Every <i>Harry Potter</i> fan knows that the Sorting Hat is the cornerstone to life at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. We’ve spent hours sorting …

Stephen Hawking says we don't need science to prove that women are equal

He's one of the most renowned theoretical physicists but when it comes to feminism, Stephen Hawking believes general acceptance, not scientific …

Feminism

For seven years, a global community of writers has been using a hashtag to complain about writing

Writers are mildly delusional. They have to be, to abracadabra a story into existence and then hope, against all odds and evidence, that it actually gets read.<p>According to an oft-cited 2002 survey, 81% of Americans, about 200 million people, believe they have a book in them. But blockbuster sales …

Creative Writing

10 Things Confident People Don't Do

When people believe in themselves and their abilities without bravado, there are certain things they simply don't do.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i>, when Yoda is training Luke to be a Jedi, he demonstrates the power of the Force by raising an …

Self-improvement

Scientists Discover Mutated Fish That Have Become 8,000 Times More Resistant to Toxic Waste

The future of fish.<p>Researchers have discovered that a fish living off the east coast of the US has evolved to be 8,000 times more resilient to toxic …

7 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novels Ready for the Stage

With news coming late in November that Lin-Manuel Miranda – of “Hamilton” and just-being-generally-awesome fame – was coming on board to produce and …

200,000 Years of Staggering Human Population Growth Shown in an Animated Map

Last night, during a talk on his new book <i>Raising the Floor</i>, longtime labor leader and current senior fellow at Columbia University Andy Stern told …

The Most Interesting Qualities of Each Myers Briggs Type | astroligion.com - Part 6

• Extremely intuitive<br>• Are the rarest of all the 16 types.<br>• Searchers of hidden meaning.<br>• Most important feature of an ideal job: “Use of my special …

Assembling a Team with Personality: How (and how not) to Use the Myers Briggs for Team Building

Assembling a Team with Personality: How (and how not) to Use the Myers Briggs for Team Building<p>MarTech Maven<p>Daniel Rodriguez Vice President of …

The Five Jobs Most Suitable For You Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality

<b>The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)</b> personality test assigns people to one of 16 personality types that is measures against four criteria.<p><b>Whether</b> …

Myers-Briggs

The Myers-Briggs Personality Test Is Fun, But Not So Informative

It’s funny how once you get to know someone, it becomes easy to peg them: “Oh, Sara’s not like that.” “Ah, James, he’s a different type.” But when it comes to ourselves, it seems we’re on a never-ending quest of self-discovery.<p>This is why it makes sense that personality tests are so popular. “Who …

Psychology

11 Places Every Introvert Should Go In Their Lifetime

<i>If you need a vacation from small talk, sign up for the newsletter that will help you do just that.</i><p>Introvert travelers tend to have little desire for big crowds, buzzy hostels and parties that last until dawn. Their idea of a well-balanced trip may look more like time spent alone on a mountain path …

Introverts

The Different Kinds of Magic Psychics in the Potterverse

What does it mean to be "Psychic" in the wizarding World?<p><i>Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them</i> revealed several types of magic that is mostly new …

Books

This fan art of Harry Potter meeting Newt Scamander is too adorable

We’ve spent the last week completely fangirling over <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i>, the <i>Harry Potter</i> prequel movie that opened last Friday …

Film Industry

What Agents & Publishers Want and Why

Image by Scott McLeod<br>I have written a lot about the value of collaborators in your creative work. How there is a difference between creating art for …

Writing

The best novels of 2016

Tolstoy had it right. “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,” he wrote in Anna Karenina. Which is one way of saying that nobody is interested in a fat novel about a perfectly balanced family unit. In a year of half-truths, post‑truths and downright lies, this …

Stephen Hawking Issues A Wake Up Call

It has been argued that the greatest reason our species should explore space and colonize other planets is so that a cataclysmic fate won’t be able …

Best on the Shelf: 20 best books of the week for November 19

Fiction<p><b>1 (1) 18 wks Do Not Say We Have Nothing</b><p><i>Madeleine Thien</i><p>This Vancouver author’s book won the Giller Prize and Governor General’s Literary</b> …