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Big Bang Confirmed Again, This Time By The Universe's First Atoms

The Big Bang is the leading theory as to where our Universe came from. The Universe was hotter, denser, more uniform, and smaller in the past, and is only as vast as it is today due to the fabric of expanding space. This idea was extremely controversial for many decades, until detailed observations …

Physics

The US shale oil industry is booming despite low crude prices

According to oil services firm Baker Hughes, the number of rigs deployed in the US rose for a 23rd consecutive week last week, marking the longest stretch of continued growth seen in three decades.<p>And, as shown in the chart below, with the rigs in operation now up 130% from May 2016, US oil output …

Why Bad Ideas Are The Key To Being More Creative | Inc.com

Growing up, we're all taught to follow the rules. Wait your turn in line. Fill in the bubble of the right answer. Eat your dessert last. Tie your shoes and tuck your shirt in. Don't ask stupid questions. We're rewarded for caution and deliberation, punished for coloring outside the lines.<p>Over time, …

Creativity

Tired, tetchy, low sex drive? You could have 'adrenal fatigue'

Most doctors don't believe 'adrenal fatigue' even exists. Others say it can affect everything from your sleep to your skin. The good news? It's curable. Plus: four ways for busy people to destress<p>Four years ago, if you’d met me you would have found little out of the ordinary: a woman rushing around …

Wellness

We're Way Below Average! Astronomers Say Milky Way Resides In A Great Cosmic Void

If you went to give our cosmic address, you might tell someone that we lived on planet Earth, orbiting our Sun, on the outskirts of a spur of the Milky Way’s spiral arms, in the second largest galaxy in our local group, about 50 million light years from the Virgo Cluster, embedded within the …

11 Top Positive Psychology Books That Will Improve Your Work and Life | Inc.com

The "positive psychology" field has been around for decades, but in the past several years, thanks to some notable research, we recognize its profound impact on society.<p>What scientists of the movement have discovered is that practices like compassion, gratitude, positive thinking, resilience, …

Positive Thinking

How to create a classic wardrobe

Curating a wardrobe with longevity is simpler than you might think. The trick is to consider colour, material and shape carefully, so that you end up with items you can re-work again and again. We’ve whittled it down to fifteen tips to help you compile your classic wardrobe.<p>Pick pieces perfect for …

33 Striking Africa-Inspired Home Decor Ideas

Africa is an exotic place, which excites and stays on your mind forever, once you see it. If you love this part of the world but can’t go there, you …

Want to Change Your Personality? Here's How, According to Science

Research shows you really can become more disciplined, more outgoing, and more open.<p>Do you want to change your personality? If you're like most people, the answer is yes. Psychologists talk about five key personality traits: extraversion (enjoying being with others); conscientiousness; openness; …

Melanie Griffith on Being 'Introspective' and 'Totally Curious' About Her New Path in Life

Melanie Griffith is ready to embrace the next chapter in her life.<p>After ending her nearly two-decade long marriage to Antonio Banderas in December, …

5 Creative Ideas for Indian Homes

When you think of art deco, the words bold and flashy come to mind. The style originated in France during the period between the First and the Second …

Establishing House Rules for Teenagers

Parenting a teenager requires a delicate balance between giving her enough guidance to ensure she's making making healthy choices and giving her …

A 'Great Wall' of galaxies 1 billion light-years wide may be the largest object ever found

As if staring up at the night sky didn't make us feel small already, astronomers have recently announced the discovery of the BOSS Great Wall, a group of superclusters that span roughly 1 billion light-years across and represents the largest structure ever found in space.<p>The BOSS Great Wall, which …

Do you have a photographic memory?

A NEW test showing a series of dots claims to figure out whether you’re in the rare percentage of people who possess a photographic memory.

6 Powerful Ways to Improve Mental Health

Mental health is intrinsically linked to your diet. Studies have shown that certain nutrients and deficiencies are increasingly responsible for the …

Mental Health

What’s Up With the Bacteria In Your Gut?

We’ve known for decades that that the lush collection of bacteria that populate our guts plays a part in digestion. The famous after-effects of bean-eating—tactfully known in the 16th century as “windinesse”— are due to our resident microbes, chomping up an assortment of bean oligosaccharides …

OSVehicle hopes Tabby Evo electric car, which can be built in an hour, will be embraced by aid agencies and universities, among others<p>In the chaos that ensues after a natural disaster, getting vehicles to aid workers for transporting refugees and supplies can be impossible as roads are frequently …

Autonomous Cars

Warren Buffett's $1 billion bet on oil

Oil prices have plunged this year, but Warren Buffett isn't scared. He's bet nearly a $1 billion on the sector since the start of the year.<p>That's how much Phillips 66 stock Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) has bought since Jan. 3, according to company filings, the most recent of which was made …

Investing

How A Controversial Politician Designed A Better Mini

The original Mini is, quite deservedly, considered one of the greatest designs in all of motoring. It’s a triumph of packaging that defined a …

Oil crashes to $30 a barrel

The dramatic crash in crude oil prices just got even more stunning.<p>Oil plummeted below $30 a barrel on Tuesday for the first time since December 2003. The latest wave of selling leaves crude oil down 19% this year alone. It represents an incredible 72% plunge from crude oil's June 2014 peak of …

Oil

Albert Edwards joins RBS in warning of a new crash, saying oil price plunge and deflation from emerging markets will overwhelm central banks, tip the markets and collapse the eurozone<p>The City of London’s most vocal “bear” has warned that the world is heading for a financial crisis as severe as the …

Stock Markets

8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this …

Tips for Creating Outdoor Portraits

These tips are a follow-up to my previous article about 6 Tips for Taking Better Natural Light Classic Portraits, and the process of creating simple …

Photography

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

12 Paint Colors That Will Flatter Everyone in the Room

Conventional wisdom says pink gives you a glow, but that's just the beginning.<p>A room is only as good as how you feel it in (or we think so, anyway). For a wall color that makes you look and feel great, start with these hues, recommended by interior designers.

Home Decorating

The Breathing Trick That Puts You to Sleep in Seconds

Sweet slumber can be yours in a minute or less.<p>Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, lavender oil, and counting sheep — we've all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe.<p><b>What is it?</b><p>The 4-7-8 breathing …

Housekeeping

3 Spiritual Practices for Anxiety-Packed Moments

Modern life brings more stress than ever, and a natural reaction to stress is anxiety. It's a multidimensional response that originates, physically …

Celebrity eyebrow transformations that will blow your mind

People often say that eyebrows are the most important feature on your face when it comes to your beauty look. They can dictate your expression, make …

What's the Diff? We Put the Torque-Vectoring Differential to the Test

Can a couple of clutches and a pair of planetary gears transform a car's handling?<p>From the October 2015 issue<p>The Japanese say torque vectoring reduces steering effort. The Germans will tell you that these trick differentials increase dynamism (whatever that means). And the Americans—just now …