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It beat out creative, which was the No. 1 most overused word in both 2012 and 2011. Here’s the entire top 10 list for this year (in order):<p>1. Responsible<br>2. Strategic<br>3. Creative<br>4. Effective<br>5. Patient<br>6. Expert<br>7. Organizational<br>8. Driven<br>9. Innovative<br>10. Analytical<p>Have one of those words on your résumé? …

How to Jog

Running should be easy, right? People have been running since we got up on two legs. But, as it turns out, jogging is more difficult than it seems. …

How Ceramics Could Prevent Nuclear Disaster

Pottery just got really high-tech<p>For more than 50 years, engineers have built the rods that hold nuclear fuel the same way, out of zirconium-based metal alloys. They maintain structural integrity at high temperatures and allow uranium neutrons to escape in order to produce nuclear reactions. But, …

I venture into astrophysics blogging very carefully and only to say that if you’re a layperson like me having trouble understanding today’s …

History of Science

New evidence from space supports Stanford physicist's theory of how universe began

The 10-meter South Pole Telescope and the BICEP (Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization) Telescope against the Milky Way. BICEP2 …

A Scientific Breakthrough Lets Us See to the Beginning of Time

At rare moments in scientific history, a new window on the universe opens up that changes everything. Today was quite possibly such a day. At a press conference on Monday morning at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, a team of scientists operating a sensitive microwave telescope at …

From algae to crude oil in less than an hour

Engineers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a pressure cooker-like technique that can convert algae into biofuel in less …

Create an Air Travel "Emergency" Kit to Survive Common Airplane Woes

On a good day, you'll get to the airport, breeze through security, get on your plane, and take off and land on time. Most of us know how often that …

Answer to What can I say to someone who says 'That's so gay' is not offensive because people don't mean to be homophobic? It’s an insult, and therefore a valid issue. He said people aren’t using it as an anti-gay insult, so the gay community is unjustly mad.

There is a good chance that this person doesn't give a shit if they're insulting gay people. What they really care bout is whether you call them …

Pictures of the year 2013: space - Telegraph

How to Get Rid of Bad Smells in Your Fridge

I cleaned out drip pan and drain on my refrigerator but it still smells like something died in it. What can I do?<p>wikiHow Contributor<p>At the back of …

How to Use Natural Cleaning Products

For those who want to eliminate or reduce the toxicity in their lives, cleaning with natural or plant-based products can contribute to healthy …

Capitalism

Your brain sees things you don’t

Our brains process visual input that we never consciously perceive. A study challenges currently accepted models about how the brain processes visual …

Consciousness

3 Fictional Stories That Later Came True—Details Eerily Similar

1. Edgar Allan Poe Seems to Foretell Death of Richard Parker by Cannibalism<p><i>Edgar Allan Poe (U.S. Library of Congress)</i><p>In the 19th century, Edgar Allan …

Literature

Device Could Harvest Wasted Energy From Wi-Fi, Satellite Signals

It converts stray microwaves into electricity.<p>A wireless device developed by researchers at Duke University that converts microwaves into electricity could eventually harvest Wi-Fi or satellite signals for power, according to its creators. It could also one day be built into cell phones to let them …

These Two Insects Have Been At It For 165 Million Years

A great find for science!<p>Warning: ancient insect porn. Scientists in northeastern China have discovered the oldest fossil record of insect sex (insex?), in the form of a pair of froghoppers in an eternal embrace. Froghoppers are little bugs, still around today, that hop from plant to plant like a …

Dark matter stays hidden as detector fails to see a single particle

Physicists face major setback in search for mysterious substance as Lux dark matter detector draws a blank<p>The world's most advanced instrument for detecting dark matter – the invisible substance thought to account for most of the matter in the universe – has ended its first three months of service …

Childhood Maltreatment Can Leave Scars In The Brain

Maltreatment during childhood can lead to long-term changes in brain circuits that process fear, researchers say. This could help explain why children who suffer abuse are much more likely than others to develop problems like anxiety and depression later on.<p>Brain scans of teenagers revealed weaker …

Scientists Estimate 20 Billion Earth-Like Planets In Our Galaxy

A new study suggests there could be far more Earth-like planets orbiting distant stars than once thought, some of which might even harbor life.<p>A team of astronomers from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, used the Kepler space telescope to survey …

Global food supply at severe risk from climate change, warns leaked study by UN-created panel

A scientific panel set up by the United Nations has found that climate change will pose a serious threat to the world's food supply in the coming decades, reports <i>The New York Times</i>. The findings aren't set to be announced until March and are still undergoing editing, but a copy of the report has …

Watch the November 3 total solar eclipse online

Relatively few people got to see the totality – when moon covered the sun completely – in the solar eclipse of Sunday, November 3. But there were …

While no nations have yet managed to bring about full equality between the sexes, women are making strides in closing the gender gap in societies around the world, especially in the political sphere. That's especially true in--no surprise--Nordic countries, where it is very cold, but otherwise things are very nice. That's according to the latest "Global Gender Gap Index," a country-by-country measurement the World Economic Forum has been producing since 2006: http://f-st.co/ibhEt6U

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