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Procrastination Is Literally Killing You

“I’ll just read this article a little later.”<p>It’s bad enough that procrastination can ruin your work day—an earful from the boss for blowing a deadline, say, or just a later evening at the office than you planned. But the effects of habitual delay can infect you at the physical level as well as the …

'This Is Really Extreme Science': Adrift in the Arctic Ice With a Shipload of Norwegians

A Norwegian research vessel has locked itself in the shrinking ice cap to gather data needed to predict the cap's future—and that of the planet.<p>R.V. <i>LANCE</i>, 82.6 Degrees North—Curious polar bears, venturing too close to working scientists, have had to be scared off with flares shot from a gun. …

An Oral History of Laurel Canyon, the 60s and 70s Music Mecca

They made music together, took drugs together, formed bands together, slept together. But none of the legends of the Laurel Canyon scene that flowered in L.A. in the late 60s and early 70s—Joni Mitchell, David Crosby, Linda Ronstadt, and others—remember it quite the same way.<p><i>When I first came out</i> …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

17 Reasons This ‘Rhiannon’ Clip Is the Coolest Thing in the Universe

If you want to make the case for Stevie Nicks as the most powerful American rock singer of the Seventies, here’s your Exhibit A. Behold: This insane …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

The Dirt on Dirt: 5 Things You Should Know About Soil

It's World Soil Day: why our life depends on it.<p>We walk on it every day. Get it under our fingernails. Track it into the house. But do we really appreciate the vital role soil plays—not just in the environment, but in human health?<p>The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization is giving soil …

The Best Fiction of 2014: Ford, Ferrante, Klay, and More

The Daily Beast selects, in no particular order, our nominations for the best stories and novels published in 2014. Also, the best biographies of …

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Dec 1-7, 2014

A letter from Gaziantep, who are the protestors in Ferguson and Mary Martin and Peter Pan. The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the …

12 podcasts that will tell you a fantastic story

It's official — the popular podcast <i>Serial</i> has surpassed 5 million downloads, making it the fastest podcast of all time to reach this milestone.<p>This …

The first space photographers

Snapping photos in space wasn’t always so easy. Stephen Dowling discovers how the first astronauts battled radiation and more to take stunning cosmic images.<p>Anyone who learned to take photographs back in the days of film will remember how frustrating it could be. Quite apart from the trickiness of …

Space Exploration

30 Years of Coens: Fargo

The movie that brought it all together<p>In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Coen brothers' debut, <i>Blood Simple</i>, I’m re-watching their 16 feature films and attempting to jot down observations on one per day, in order of their release. For a fuller explanation of what I’m doing and why, see my first …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

How To Think Like An Entrepreneur, Even When You’re Not One

Starting new every day is at the core of the entrepreneur’s mindset, and the rest–from vision to strategy–grows from there. Here’s how to adapt this mindset and stay ahead of the competition.<p>To stay ahead of the competition, it’s vital that we constantly reinvent our businesses and ourselves, and …

Science Behind the "Global Warming Pause"

The ocean appears to be absorbing excess heat.<p>Although global temperatures have been rising over the past century, a slowdown in the rate of warming in the past few years has left some scratching their heads over a seeming "global warming pause."<p>The suggestion that global warming has stopped is …

How An Ohio Housewife Flew Around The World, Made History, And Was Then Forgotten

Jerrie Mock was a 38-year-old housewife from Columbus, Ohio, when, 50 years ago this week, she accomplished what Amelia Earhart is famous for having failed to do. But in the decades since, as Mock's life began to unravel, history all but forgot the pilot who made it.<p>Just before the coast …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Small changes. Big results.<p>Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, …

Time Management

How Lego Become The World's Hottest Toy Company

They will add to the already gigantic heap of Lego bits: 86 for every person on the planet. The toymaker has enjoyed ten years of spectacular growth, almost quadrupling its revenue.<p>In 2012 it overtook Hasbro to become the world's second-largest toymaker. The number one, Mattel, is now seeking to …

Lego

Famous Scientist Will Make You Smart. Click Here

Brian Greene is the best college professor you never had—unless you’ve studied physics at Columbia University, that is. If that does describe you, …

15 jazz records for people who don't like jazz

<b>Busting the myth of jazz as a private island for the smug, middle-aged and lonely.</b><p>When the idea for this feature first came up it was with the …

Vinyl Records

A Salmon Has a Better GPS Than You Do

Young animals are capable of some pretty astounding feats of navigation. To a species like ours, whose native sense of direction isn’t much to speak …

Apollo 11 facts: What it takes to reach the Moon

How do you fire a rocket to the Moon? How fit does an astronaut need to be? And how much sunscreen do you need to take with you? All is revealed.<p>BBC Science Club’s Dara O Briain talks us through the facts behind Apollo 11's journey to the moon, including how much rocket power it takes to escape …

17 Bizarre Aircraft We Love, and the Stories Behind Them

Oddball ideas take flight.<p>It's easy to love these funny-looking planes just for their sheer weirdness. But many of them were built to prove a point or to advance the science of aerodynamics.

100 years of air travel: How planes shrank the globe

This month marked 100 years since the first scheduled air service. What have been the most important steps to make air travel the massive industry it is today?<p>On 1 January 1914, PE Fansler took one small step for transport scheduling and one giant leap for mankind. In an effort to drastically …

Remembering The Brightest Lessons From NASA’s Darkest Days

NASA's three worst tragedies all happened this week--46, 27 and 10 years ago.<p>The days between January 27 and February 1 are the most difficult week of the year for NASA. The annual space program shiva, honoring the three disasters that claimed 17 astronauts' lives, is always fraught with emotion …

The Recipe for Apollo 13's Disaster

Aside from Apollo 11, Apollo 13 is probably the most recognized mission of NASA’s lunar landing program. Called the successful failure, this third lunar landing mission was aborted when an oxygen tank exploded and crippled the spacecraft. Most retellings of Apollo 13’s mission focus on what …

Space Exploration

The Trials And Torments Of Space School

What does it take to become a citizen astronaut?<p>Sending people to space has always involved a frank assessment of their defects, and in the early days, it was a matter of finding people without any. First it was fighter pilots—calm in a crisis, physically perfect, unquestioning in their execution …

Day of remembrance: Space Shuttle Challenger disaster

Because shuttle launches had become routine after 24 successful missions, those watching found the explosion difficult to believe until NASA …

Space Exploration