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The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists - Vox

Science is in big trouble. Or so we’re told.<p>In the past several years, many scientists have become afflicted with a serious case of doubt — doubt in the very institution of science.<p>Explore the biggest challenges facing science, and how we can fix them:<p>Academia has a huge money problem<br>• Too many …

Social Sciences

Stop what you’re doing and buy these $38 headphones

The Carbo Tenore could cost ten times as much and they’d still be a steal<p>Words fail me. I’ve seen — or, more accurately put, <i>heard</i> — the audio price-performance curve shattered into tiny little pieces and I’m still reeling from it. The Carbo Tenore ZH-DX200-CT earphones from Japan’s Zero Audio are …

'The Last Bastion' Proves That Blizzard Should Make An 'Overwatch' Movie

All of Blizzard’s short films detailing the origin stories of its colorful cast of <i>Overwatch</i> heroes have been delightful, and this latest is no different.<p><i>The Last Bastion</i> details the origin story of—surprise!—the heavy, omnic hero Bastion. He’s lain dormant for over a decade until a really cute …

Animation

The Best Podcasts of 2017: You need to be listening to these shows right now

Bored of listening to the same music on your commute? Then there’s a good chance you need to spice things up a little bit with some new podcasts to …

Starring Krysten Ritter as the appalling Chloe, Don’t Trust the B–––– in Apartment 23 was a shortlived but unforgettable study in empty self-infatuation<p><b>What is it?</b> To paraphrase Alan Partridge, it’s the show that Jessica Jones could have been.<p><b>Why you’ll love it</b>: The popular narrative is that …

TV

How 11 Squad Members Were Impacted by Their Friendship With Taylor Swift

Whose career did she really help?<p>1. Karlie Kloss<p>Karlie was already one of the world's most successful models prior to befriending Taylor Swift — she broke out in 2008 when she walked more than 60 runways in one fashion month — but there's no denying that her association with Taylor raised her …

Hear Miley Cyrus' Eerie Vocals on Lolawolf's New 'Teardrop' Song

R&B/Electropop group Lolawolf, comprising Zoë Kravitz and Jimmy Giannopoulos, have released their first song since 2015. "Teardrop," which Zane Lowe …

5 Movie Villains Who Were Completely Right The Whole Time

A good villain can be the strongest character in the series. After all, the only thing better than rooting for the underdog is rooting for the …

Universal Pictures

Shockingly Offensive Ads That Came Out Way Too Recently

We all knew that one guy in college who would say something truly horrible and then raise his hand for a high five, unaware that not everyone in the …

Mac and Cheese

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Adam Driver’s TED Talk Is Surprisingly Moving

Adam Driver is now a major Hollywood star, thanks first to his role on HBO’s hit <i>Girls</i> and then to his turn as <i>Star Wars</i> villain Kylo Ren.<p>But before …

A relationship expert shares the trick to getting your way in any situation

The key to winning an argument is to not start one at all.<p>In 2004, amidst George Bush and John Kerry's heated US presidential election campaign, an Emory University professor of psychology and psychiatry named Drew Westen took MRI pictures of people's brains as they watched video footage of their …

25 American classics everyone should read at least once

Miriam Tuliao, the assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read. From John Steinbeck's masterpiece to Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," these 25 titles are worth your time.<p><i>Do you think another</i> …

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood (Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis).<p>Exercise for 30 minutes per day or meditation stimulates the …

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Has Wossy been relegated to the broadcasting scrapheap? Yesterday, reports emerged that Jonathan Ross’s long-running chat show had been axed by ITV after ratings fell and buzz went ominously quiet.<p>The broadcaster later denied the story, insisting the host is just on “extended hiatus” (mediaspeak …

Top Gear

8 Small Things People Use to Judge Your Personality

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very hard to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their behavior.<p>While we tend to think that our judgments are based on the content of conversations and …

The big problem with one of the most popular assumptions about the poor

In the late 1960s, Walter Mischel, a researcher at Stanford University, invited several hundred children to participate in a game in which they were given a choice: They could eat one sweet right away, or wait and have two a little later. Initially, the goal was simple: to see how and why people …

Psychology

A philosopher explains why suffering is essential to all happy marriages

It could just be a sign that a marriage is running smoothly.<p>In a recent op-ed for the New York Times, entitled "Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person," de Botton challenges the romantic notion that successful marriages contain no conflict.<p>People <i>can't</i> be perfect for one another, he argues. Suffering …

These 8 success factors are even more important than IQ!

<b>Which success factors are most impactful in your life and career?</b><p>Cracking the question of what factors will best lead you to success can help you …

For Those With High Standards: 8 Ways to Tell If a Person Is Relationship Material

I spent my early dating life exploring - figuring out what I want and don't want, what I like and could do without. What came from this time was a really clear picture of the kind of relationship I wanted, the kind of person I would like to be close to and the kind of person I would like to …

Mindfulness Is The Most Important Subject You Won't Learn in Class

<i>By Gigi Falk, Duke Student</i><p>As my first blog post began to disseminate through the news feeds of my friends, family, and beyond, I was soon met with eager responses from a range of individuals, each with a unique story and a distinct way of connecting with my message of mindfulness. I was elated and …

What Adolescents Really Need From Parents

<i>Jill Suttie</i><p>As a parent of adolescents, I've often worried about their health and happiness. They seem to be under a lot of social and academic pressure, suggesting they need more guidance from me to help them get through. But how can I support their independence and autonomy while making sure they …

Is Versailles The Sexiest Show On TV?

The BBC drama <i>Versailles</i>, which provides a glimpse into the rise of Louis XIV's Versailles court, premiered in the U.K. Wednesday night. And if you …

It’s a frighteningly giant universe to survey, but picking 100 great books that fall under this baggy rubric promises real insights<p>Once upon a time, the educated reader in, for example, the 17th or even the 18th century could load an essential library of classics on to a horse and cart. Even in …

Books

The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of June 2016

<i>For nearly two decades, Jim Killen has served as the science fiction and fantasy book buyer for Barnes & Noble. Every month on the B&N Sci-Fi &</i> …

Books

'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided' Gives Us One Of The Best Live-Action Game Trailers Ever

Shame on me, I almost forgot about <i>Deus Ex: Mankind Divided</i>, which comes out this August, which is weird, considering <i>Deus Ex: Human Revolution</i> was my Game of the Year back in 2011. But now Eidos has come along with a new, breathtaking trailer that should get anyone and everyone excited about the …

'Now You See Me 2' Review: Daniel Radcliffe and Company Pull Fun Out of Thin Air

The magic-themed sequel is an even more absurdly implausible caper than the first, but so what?<p>Like all self-aggrandizing entities, the “Now You See …

Comic Books

The science of how to successfully approach a woman in a bar

We've all been there. Several drinks in on a night out and you spot someone across the crowded bar. Your eyes meet and you realise that your body is moving on its own accord. Without really thinking about it, you're sidestepping between your fellow revellers, edging your way towards her. In fact, …

A master class on The Elder Scrolls: Legends and a tease about its campaign

Lanes, superfans and a branching campaign; this isn't Hearthstone<p>It's Pete Hines' job to sell games, but the best pitch that Bethesda Softworks' VP of PR and Marketing gives for <i>The Elder Scrolls: Legends</i> isn't scripted or practiced or pulled from a list of talking points. It's the look on his face. …

Gaming Industry