Javier Minondo

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Holy moly! Image of space shows a thousand black holes

It's the highest concentration of supermassive black holes ever seen.<p>It looks like a bunch of slightly blurry, multicoloured fireflies.<p>The image may not seem impressive at first, but it certainly improves on more intimate acquaintance. It's actually a more than 1,000 black holes at the centres of …

An exercise scientist reveals a surprising trick he uses to get stronger

Shawn Arent, the director of the Center for Health and Human Performance at Rutgers University and a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine, explains his secret to bigger gains.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Here's what 10 Wall Street pros are predicting for the stock market in 2017

All the major indexes rebounded to records and defied the doomsday forecasts that preceded events like Brexit and President-elect Donald Trump's election.<p>For next year, no strategist at a top Wall Street firm forecasts that the bull market will end. Many expect America's largest companies to return …

Reaching Your Potential

Ambitious professionals often spend a substantial amount of time thinking about strategies that will help them achieve greater levels of success. They strive for a more impressive job title, higher compensation, and responsibility for more sizable revenues, profits, and numbers of employees. Their …

Smoking electronic cigarettes kills large number of mouth cells

A large number of mouth cells exposed to e-cigarette vapor in the laboratory die within a few days, according to a new study.

The Agenda: Tiger Woods back on course and the FA Cup returns

TIGER RETURNS<p>After one false start, cautious optimism best be the watchword in anticipating Tiger Woods making his comeback to competitive golf. He was due to play the Safeway Open in October after a 16-month absence from the game following surgery on his back but withdrew from the tournament. The …

Soccer

American shoppers are about to answer a $655 billion question about Trump's economy

As the holiday shopping seasons kicks off with Black Friday, the country is about to get an answer to a crucial question: What happens to the retail industry now that Trump has been elected?<p>This year, sales in the holiday shopping season of November and December — excluding cars, gas, and …

One of Trump's major economic polices could lead to a 'global recession'

A large chunk of the analyses of Trump's domestic economic policies has focused on positive developments for corporations such as tax reform or deregulation.<p>There is one of Trump's economic policies, however, that seems to be viewed as a negative: his protectionist agenda when it comes to …

5 strategies for remembering everything you learn

• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• Knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system often skips one of them. This is problematic, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

What Does Earth Look like from Mars?

Modern astronomy and space exploration has blessed us with a plethora of wonderful images. Whether they were images of distant planets, stars and …

Astronomy

The eight iPhone 7 features that are godsends to golfers

Apple showcased its iPhone 7 on Wednesday. Though the product's new features are usually the highlight of iPhone arrivals, it's what's absent that is making waves: the removal of the headphone jack. Observers of Apple say the company is banking on the expanding use of wireless technology, with the …

13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

NASA: Melting Ice Sheets Is Changing How the Earth Rotates

Driven by dwindling polar ice, climate change is actually changing the way the Earth spins, new research shows. Melting ice sheets are contributing …

Expert Tips For a Better Golf Game

The top names in golf share pointers on everything from your swing to your shoes<p>Men, if you’re ever going to get back into golf, this is the weekend.<p>The U.S. Open is being held at Chambers Bay Golf Course, a fairly new public track outside of Tacoma, Washington. For much of the country, that means …

Golf

The little things that make the Masters memorable

This year marks my 30th Masters as a golf writer. My first was in 1986, when the media center (née press room) was still a corrugated steel Quonset hut where the clatter of the odd manual typewriter reverberated. I didn’t attend the tournament in 1987, but have had the privilege of being at every …

Alien Planets With Super Salty Oceans Could Be Habitable

Polar opposites of Earth<p>Imagine a world that's just like Earth, except for the salt content of the oceans. That tiny change could cause the poles of the planet to warm up, and its equator to cool, potentially making an uninhabitable planet habitable after all.<p>In a study published today in <i>PNAS</i>, …

The best way to deal with stress, according to a 69-year-old monk who scientists say is the 'world's happiest man'

That's because he participated in part of a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by University of Wisconsin neuroscientist Richard Davidson. And Davidson found his brain waves and activity to be off the happiness charts.<p>In 2008, Davidson had a group of expert meditators (including …

You don’t fail, you ‘un-pivot’: the latest buzzword taking entrepreneurs by storm

<b>You’ve all heard at least once an entrepreneur discuss the merits of how he did a ‘pivot’ — change the business model, product focus or strategy of</b> …

Is mindfulness making us ill?

I am sitting in a circle in a grey, corporate room with 10 housing association employees – administrators, security guards, cleaners – eyes darting about nervously. We are asked to eat a sandwich in silence. To think about every taste and texture, every chewing motion and bite. Far from being …

Mindfulness

10. We'll Discover More "Earths"

If you were even remotely paying attention in 2015, you might have noticed that it was a pretty good year for science. From the waters of Mars to the …

Planets

Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Understanding the Mind

The most important habit I’ve formed in the last 10 years of forming habits is meditation. Hands down, bar none.<p>Meditation has helped me to form all …

Meditation

Mindfulness: the single most impactful aspect of Buddhism in America

In an intriguing recent lecture, scholar of Western Buddhism Jeff Wilson makes the claim that mindfulness is, in fact, Buddhism’s largest single …

Meditation

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Addresses IAS Association in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India 2 January 2016 – Prominent Lamas like Ganden Tri Rinpoche, Sharpa Chöjey and Jangtse Chöjey and several Abbots waited in …

5 Unusual Morning Rituals That Will Change Your Life

I'm in!<p>The way you spend your first hour of waking up will make or break the rest of your day. If you find yourself shuffling about in the morning, …

What Amazing Bosses Do Differently

We all know that job satisfaction often hinges on the quality of the relationships we have with our bosses. Yet in today’s rapidly evolving, 24/7 workplaces, it’s not always clear what managers should do to create the most satisfying work experiences and the happiest employees. My research into the …

Find Lasting Fulfillment in Your Relationship

We all have a basic desire to feel love and cultivate relationships of all kinds, but above all, we hunger for a committed romantic relationship.<p>Feeling deeply in love with another person is an immediate, heart-opening experience. I believe <i>Synchronicity</i> is timed so perfectly that two people who are …

25 incredible hikes to take in your lifetime

We've put together a collection of some of the world's most breathtaking hikes.<p>From the Kalalau Trail in Hawaii to trekking the volcanic Tongariro Northern Circuit of New Zealand, here are 25 hikes everyone should take in their lifetime.

NASA orbiters hide behind Mars to avoid comet debris

A rare close flyby of a comet near Mars put NASA's orbiters in a potentially dangerous situation, but also allowed them to study the moving space object.<p>It was a close encounter of the comet kind. A giant comet buzzed Mars over the weekend, coming into relatively close proximity with NASA's three …

The Truth Behind the High-Fat-Low-Carb Cult

Before Dr. Robert Atkins launched his low-carb diet in 1972, there was Banting, the fat British undertaker who designed coffins for England’s elite in the 1800s. According to <i>Men’s Health</i>, the guy needed to drop a few kilos, so his doc put him on a high-fat-low-carb (HFLC) diet and, presto change-o, …

Don’t Do What You Love; Do What You Do

Last April, just two weeks or so before I graduated from Harvard College, I decided I would get a PhD in English (my dissertation might be something about Faulkner and medieval notions of genre). Or perhaps I would get an MFA in creative writing. Just two weeks after I had my diploma in hand, I …