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Waking Up

• <b>Author:</b> Sam Harris<p>For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris’s latest <i>New York Times</i> bestseller is a guide to meditation as a rational practice informed by neuroscience and psychology.<p>From Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of numerous <i>New York Times</i> …

If superpowers were real: Super speed - Joy Lin

What if super speed wasn’t just the stuff of epic comic book stories? Is it scientifically possible to be super speed? In this series, Joy Lin …

If superpowers were real: Super strength - Joy Lin

About TED-Ed Originals<p>TED-Ed Original lessons feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. Are you an educator …

#RIPMayaAngelou 🙏

No doubt about it, She left this world extremely satisfied with herself. She has been & will continue to be one of the most influential people to ever grace this planet. She lives on through her work & accomplishments. #ripmayaangelou #ripmargueriteannJohnson

I've learned so much from her writings, her wisdom, her life that I can't express it in words... #mayaangelou #ripmayaangelou #poetry #poet #writer #teacher #wisdom

May your beautiful Soul rest In peace 1928-2014 thank you for your inspiration. #ripmayaangelou

#RIPMayaAngelo

The most inspirational poem Ive ever read #RipMayaAngelo

If superpowers were real, which would you choose? - Joy Lin

If superpowers were real: Invisibility - Joy Lin

If superpowers were real: Immortality - Joy Lin

If superpowers were real: Body mass - Joy Lin

If superpowers were real: Flight - Joy Lin

If superpowers were real: Super speed - Joy Lin

If superpowers were real: Super strength - Joy Lin

Element of the week: nobelium | video

This week's element is nobelium, a synthetic actinoid with the atomic symbol <b>No</b> and atomic number <b>102</b>. This radioactive metal was named in honour of Alfred Nobel who discovered dynamite and who established the Nobel Prizes.<p>It is not known what this rare earth metal looks like, but it is predicted to …

What We Can Never, Ever Know: Does Science Have Limits?

I got two books in the mail that, if they could have, would've poked, scratched and ripped each others' pages out. I don't know if Martin Gardner and Patricia Churchland ever met, but their books show that there are radically, even ferociously, different ways to think about science. Gardner died …

Deep In The Pacific, Scientists Discover Biggest Volcano On Earth

The world's largest volcano has until now been lurking undiscovered in the depths of the Pacific Ocean, according to a team of scientists who identified the massive object and reported their findings in the latest issue of Nature Geoscience.<p>The newly revealed Tamu Massif volcano — located about …

9 Trippy Photos Of Soap Film

Duuuuuuuude<p>All these psychedelic colors don't look too impressive in the bottle. That's because they come from a film of soap, which Pennsylvanian Linden Gledhill made with a machine and then photographed.<p>The colors come entirely from the interference of light that enters the soap film and then …

This Weird Tiny Frog Hears With Its Mouth

"Talk directly into my mouth, please."<p>The Gardiner's Seychelles frog is one of the smallest amphibians in the world, measuring less than half an inch long. But their extreme tininess isn't the only curious thing about them. As a new study shows, this species of frog has no eardrum and no middle …

APOD: Night in the Andes Ice Forest (2013 Sep 07) Image Credit & Copyright: Babak Tafreshi (TWAN) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130907.html Explanation: This forest of snow and ice penitentes reflects moonlight shinning across the Chajnantor plateau. The region lies in the Chilean Andes at an altitude of 5,000 meters, not far from one of planet Earth's major astronomical observatories, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array. Up to several meters high, the flattened, sharp-edged shapes, and orientation of the penitentes tend to minimize their shadows at local noon. In the dry, cold, thin atmosphere, sublimation driven by sunlight is important for their formation. A direct transition from a solid to a gaseous state, sublimation is a process that also occurs on the icy surfaces of comets. Above the eerie landscape stretches the southern night sky. Their own forms rooted in myth, look for the constellations Pegasus, Andromeda, and Perseus near the panorama's left edge. Bright and colorful stars of Orion the Hunter are near center, with the Large Magellanic Cloud and the South Celestial Pole on the far right. http://twanight.org/tafreshi Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130907 #APOD

New Imaging Technique Shows Surgeons Where Tumors End And Brains Begin

A new way to look at brain tissue in real-time could help surgeons know they're removing all the tumor tissue in a patient's brain.<p>Scientists from the Harvard University and the University of Michigan have developed a way to image brain tumors to reveal exactly where the tumor cells end and the …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

Best photos: September 6 launch of LADEE spacecraft to moon

Night launch on September 6 of NASA’s new LADEE spacecraft to the moon resulted in many fine photos posted to EarthSky’s Facebook page. Thanks to all!<p>…