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Found! Oldest Known Alien Planet That Might Support Life

Astronomers have discovered what appears to be the oldest known alien world that could be capable of supporting life, and it's just a stone's throw away from Earth.<p>The newfound exoplanet candidate Kapteyn b, which lies a mere 13 light-years away, is about 11.5 billion years old, scientists say. …

Universe

What Are Neutron Stars Made Of?

The wonderful discovery of the Higgs boson, announced at CERN on July 2012, has represented another big leap forward for the Standard Model of …

Unprecedented Images Show The "Dim Matter" That Connects All Galaxies

Using the Cosmic Web Imager, astronomers from Caltech have captured the first three-dimensional images of the intergalactic medium (IGM) — the …

Gravitational Waves: Einstein Was Right, Again, Maybe

Cosmologists hope for a field-rocking announcement next week.<p>What's the latest cosmology gossip? According to the Guardian, the field is awash with rumors that next week, American scientists will announce the detection of gravitational waves: incredibly small ripples carrying energy across the void …

Write a Book and Get It Published. (Yes, You!) Seven Key Strategies for Getting Started

I’m about to tell you do something and you’ll think I’m crazy. Ready? Here goes: You should write a book.<p>I know, I know. You don’t need one more “to …

Writing

Famous Scientist Will Make You Smart. Click Here

Brian Greene is the best college professor you never had—unless you’ve studied physics at Columbia University, that is. If that does describe you, …

Computer paints images with millions of colours

Spin of distant black hole measured at half of speed of light | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - A supermassive black hole inside a distant quasar spins at about 336 million mph (540 million kph) or roughly half the speed of light, according to research published on Wednesday in the journal Nature.<p>Multiple images of a distant quasar are visible in this …

Jumbo Black Hole's Dizzying Spin Twists Space

A rapidly spinning black hole points to smooth formation of early galaxies.<p>A monster black hole rotates at roughly half the speed of light, astronomers reported on Wednesday, twisting space as it turns. (Read "Star Eater" in <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.)<p>Most galaxies, including our own spiral Milky …

Possible Link Found Between Bacterium And Multiple Sclerosis

A new study found MS-like brain damage in a mouse infected with this bacterium.<p>Nobody knows exactly what causes multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, though a combination of environmental and genetic factors plays a part. But new research suggests that, …

Multiple Sclerosis

Cooking for Two: 33 Healthyish Meals for You and Your Boo

Cooking for two can be a tricky skill to master. While leftovers are practical, eating Crock-Pot chili five nights in a row can get pretty old, and …

Healthy Eating

How American Food Companies Go GMO-Free In A GMO World

Quite possibly, you've noticed some new food labels out there, like "Not made with genetically modified ingredients" or "GMO-free." You might have seen them on boxes of Cheerios, or on chicken meat. If you've shopped at Whole Foods, that retailer says it now sells more than 3,000 products that have …

5 Ways To Keep Pushing On In A Life That Seems To Be Against You | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I don’t really know what to write right now. I’m still in kind of in a state of shock just thinking about it.<p>It’s currently Lunar New Year right …

Outsourcing

The Secret to Creativity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>Editor’s Note: This post (by the original Editor in Chief, Jon Wesley) is being republished in the wake of the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman – my</i> …

Coffee vs. Beer: Which Drink Makes You More Creative?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I didn’t know what I was going to write about today.<p>When this happens, …

Disclosure - You & Me (Flume Remix)

Remixes

The changing face of psychology

After 50 years of stagnation in research practices, psychology is leading reforms that will benefit all life sciences<p>In 1959, an American researcher named Ted Sterling reported something disturbing. Of 294 articles published across four major psychology journals, 286 had reported positive results – …

Hyperrealism alongside the tools used to illustrate them by Karla Mialynne

How to tell you are a good liar in five seconds

A clever trick for testing the truthfulness of your nearest and dearest<p>Ever wondered if you friends, family or work colleagues are telling you little white lies?<p>Here's a handy way to test them. All you need is five seconds and a bit of hand-eye coordination - you can even try it out on …

Neanderthal genes helped modern humans evolve, studies suggest

Mating between Neanderthals and the ancestors of Europeans and East Asians gave our forebears important evolutionary advantages but may have created a lot of sterile males, wiping out much of that primitive DNA, new genetic studies suggest.<p>The comparison of Neanderthal and modern human genomes, …

The Three Rules Of Creativity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Creativity is defined as the productive use of ideas and imagination.<p>Unfortunately, because of widespread preconceptions about creativity, people …

The 50 Most Anticipated Albums of 2014

<i>Artwork by Cap Blackard</i> (Buy prints + more)<p>From Daft Punk to David Bowie, Arcade Fire to Kanye West, 2013 was really one for the history books. What …

15 Words That Don't Mean What They Used To

Want to make conversations more fun? Consider the former meaning of these everyday words.<p>1. Ejaculate<p><b>Used to mean:</b> To utter suddenly and …

Literature

The 10 Different Kinds Of Friends We Have

We all have friends. Often times, we have friends that join us at different parts in our lives. We have best friends that stick with us forever, but …

How to Make Sugar Cube Scrubs | Craft Tutorials & Recipes

<b>Product benefits and overview.</b><br>These cute little cubes offer all of the benefits of a moisturising sugar scrub without the oily mess. Each one is a …