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How to Live Your Best Life, According to a Roman Emperor

Marcus Aurelius has been read for 1800 or so years now and he’s arguably just as relevant today as he was when he was ruler of the Roman …

Scientists say this ridiculously simple strategy can help you learn anything

In other words, instead of reading and rereading a list of vocabulary words, you should read it once and then test yourself repeatedly.<p>The same strategy works for pretty much anything you're hoping to commit to memory, and there's a growing body of research behind it. Psychologists call this …

The Brain

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Coffee

Lithium-Air Battery Breakthrough May Mean Game Over For Gasoline

The lithium-air battery is the holy grail of energy storage only better.<p>Now, thanks to a breakthrough made by scientists at Cambridge University, it may also be a lot closer to commercial reality than previously believed.<p>First things first. What is a lithium air battery?<p>A battery has three basic …

Clean Energy

NASA Says Skull-Faced Zombie Comet Will Make Halloween Flyby

NASA/JPL-Caltech<p>NASA/The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI)<p>NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Wisc.<p>NASA/ESA/P. Kalas (University of California, Berkeley, …

Charlotte Brontë sketch identified as self-portrait

Experts say author made drawing, sketched on her school atlas, years before writing Jane Eyre in which protagonist draws herself in similar fashion<p>A sketch of a woman’s head by Charlotte Brontë, previously thought to be of another pupil drawn while the author was at boarding school in Brussels, has …

Spectre: Ralph Fiennes telling journalist to 'f*ck off' during interview is richly satisfying

Earlier in the week, a reporter for ITV’s <i>This Morning</i> got a pretty curt reply from Daniel Craig, a 47-year-old man and respected actor, when she …

These are the best cities for surviving the zombie apocalypse, if you're worried about that kind of thing

If you, like me, devote significant time to thinking about your zombie apocalypse contingency plan (and maybe a little too much time watching zombie …

12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Death In Comics

Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s …

"Psychotic," a Psychedelic Bushwick Horror, is Raising $50k on Kickstarter

It was bound to happen. A group of Bushwick horror movie enthusiasts have decided to make their own Bushwick slasher. The promise is that …

Horror

Problem of Evil: Treatise on the Most Serious Objection

October 28, 2015 by Dave Armstrong<p>Original title: <b>Christian Replies to the Argument From Evil (Free Will Defense): Is God Malevolent, Weak, or</b> …

The Definitive Guide to Halloween Candy

A walk-through of what to pass out, what to hoard and what to discard.<p>It's nearly Halloween! If you are married/living in an area with children/not stuffing yourself into a Sexy Kim Davis or Baby Hitler costume to try and put your mouth on a stranger, that means it's time to stay home and greet a …

Junk Food Journalism: Why Annabel Crabb’s Kitchen Cabinet Is Toxic

When Crabb breaks bread with the Morrisons and Macklins of the world she helps further marginalise the people being punished by their policies, …

Australia

What’s the Secret to K

“Please hold still,” one woman tells me, lifting a still-smoking match to my eyes. Nearby, another begins sharpening a small pink-handled knife that will slice the tops and sides off my brows. To my left, a man with immaculate bleach-blond hair sits, looking bored, listlessly thumbing through his …

K-Pop

Hot Electrons Could Double Solar Cell Power Efficiency

Scientists have experimentally verified a theory suggesting that hot electrons could double the output of solar cells. The researchers, from Boston …

Manga artist Akiko Higashimura pulls her latest series after criticism by some men

A cartoon series has recently been making headlines in Japan. The manga series “Himozairu” by Japanese cartoonist Akiko Higashimura tells the story of unemployed Japanese men who decide to become great housekeepers to attract Japanese working women.<p>This did not go over so well with Japanese men …

Maternity

Notes on the Fourth Dimension

Hyperspace, ghosts, and colourful cubes - Jon Crabb on the work of Charles Howard Hinton and the cultural history of higher dimensions.

Batgirl just made history with this comic book wedding

Comics have been on an inclusivity roll as of late, featuring groundbreaking characters like the latest incarnation of Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan, the …

This bizarre experiment just produced the best evidence yet of the universe's 'spooky' side

Well, almost.<p>The idea is part of quantum mechanics, a theory of physics that describes how the cosmos works on the tiniest of scales. Specifically, scientists are squirming over a bizarre phenomenon of quantum mechanics called "entanglement," where one particle can instantly influence another — …

Quantum Physics

XBox Can Keep Lara Croft, PlayStation Has Nathan Drake

Action/adventure game is one of the most classic genres in gaming. In fact, for the vast majority of the titles, nearly all the PC games from the 90′s were adventure games of some variation. LucasArts dominated the field with their legion of point-and-click titles, until <i>Myst</i> hit the market. In …