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Research shows that these 7 hobbies will make you smarter

Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process.<p>We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates new neural pathways that make it work faster and better.<p>Here is a list of seven hobbies that make you smarter and why.<p>Playing music …

How Accurate Is the Farmer's Almanac's Winter Forecast?

The Old Farmer’s Almanac has put out a dark, dreary forecast for the upcoming winter, promising chilly, snowy weather even in parts of the U.S. that …

USGS: Nearly half of Americans live in areas prone to earthquakes

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Geological Survey released a study indicating that more than 143 million people in the United States, nearly …

Star-Gaze in 4K With This Spectacular New Zealand Timelapse

Must. Travel.<p>Bevan Percival, currently one of the finalists in the running to be the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year, has created a breathtaking timelapse of New Zealand’s sky swelling with stars. <i>N O C T U R N A L 4 K</i> was created off New Zealand’s typically beaten path, deep in the …

We have the first major weather prediction for winter and it's a doozy

OK guys, we’ve gotta talk about something a little hard. Because it’s summer, so of course we never want to envision the end of the warm happy …

Weather

Why oil prices could sink to $15 a barrel

American drivers could soon be partying like it's 1999.<p>Oil prices have already taken a dramatic fall that's saved consumers big time at the pump. Last week, crude tumbled below $42 a barrel, down from $100 last year.<p>One big-name investor is predicting an even sharper drop.<p>"There is no evidence …

11 easy ways to boost your willpower and concentration

Fortunately, there are dozens of ways to filter out distractions and improve your ability to concentrate for extended periods of time. To find out what some of these strategies are, we sifted through the Quora thread, "How do I improve my concentration and willpower?" and highlighted the most …

Will Power

Astronauts in space have captured a rare image of a giant red sprite

An astronaut took a beautiful photo of Earth at night, below, while flying over Central America in the International Space Station.<p>The moon is in the upper left, and a massive thunderstorm off to the right.<p>But there's something weird lurking in this image, captured on August 10.<p>Can you spot it?<p>Upon …

This Guy Got Photobombed by the International Space Station

For most people, the International Space Station is a cool idea, but something they’ll ever actually come into any meaningful contact with. For one …

Why didn’t people smile in old photos? You asked Google – and here’s the answer | Jonathan Jones

Every day, millions of internet users ask Google some of life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>As people asking Google this question have accurately observed, smiles are grimly absent from early photographs. Portraiture was at the heart of …