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Belize's 'Blue Hole' May Help Solve Mystery Of Maya Downfall

Scientists know all about the sophisticated calendars and writing system of the Maya, as well as their ritual sacrifices. But as for exactly what caused the the ancient civilization to collapse around 900 A.D., that's long been a bit of a mystery.<p>Now a team of researchers from Rice University and …

Archaeology

Psychology: Why boredom is bad... and good for you

Being bored could hinder our lives in ways we don’t realise – but it may also have helped shape one of our most productive characteristics, says David Robson.<p>I’ve met lots of people with a talent to bore in my time, but Sandi Mann is one of the few to have honed it as a craft. Eager volunteers …

Creativity

Shocking Photos Show How Polluted China's Water Has Become

Officials in Wenzhou are still trying to find the cause of the water and air pollution, but Yixiu Wu, who tracks water-pollution issues for Greenpeace, told Voice of America, "I think the water-pollution problem, it's no longer a remote problem, only in the countryside," he said. "It's affecting …

China

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

What You Farm Affects Your Thinking, Study Says

Chinese people in rice-growing areas may be more cooperative than those in wheat-growing regions.<p><i>This story is part of</i> National Geographic<i>'s special eight-month Future of Food series.</i><p><b>Rice and wheat do more than feed the world. They have also affected the way we think—in dramatically different …

Natural Variations May Account For Up to Half of Greenland's Warming

Up to half of the recent climate change in Greenland and surrounding regions — which have warmed at roughly twice the pace of the rest of the planet …

Global Warming

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

'Invisible Girlfriend' Startup Provides Fake Love For A Price

Invisible Girlfriend, a new company recently created at Startup Weekend St. Louis, has emerged as the solution for those without a significant other — providing potential subscribers with options such as text messaging, "emergency interaction," gifts, and a relationship status change on …

Messaging

Experience an aurora borealis in your browser with this stunning panorama

On March 17th a beautiful light show appeared in the skies above Östersund, Sweden — and now you can experience it for yourself. Photographer Göran Strand captured more than 2,400 images of the aurora borealis that night with a Nikon D3s to create a time lapse that covers around four hours of the …

7 Green Gadgets for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

Summer is almost over, which means it’s high time to hit the road on an outdoor adventure while you still can! Fortunately, thanks to the latest …

The Best Thanksgiving Sides Ever

We've tracked down 13 can't-miss recipes for dishes that will threaten to upstage the main event at your Thanksgiving table.<p>Photo: William …

Healthy Pumpkin and Spice Quick Bread

Vegan quick breads have all the moist fluffiness and sweet flavor of old-fashioned recipes, with a fraction of the fat and refined sugars.

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Employment

Bill Gates Thinks Tech Billionaires Have Their Priorities Totally Out Of Whack

"Take this malaria vaccine, [this] weird thing that I'm thinking of," Gates told Richard Waters of FT. "Hmm, which is more important, connectivity or malaria vaccine? If you think connectivity is the key thing, that's great. I don't."<p>It's a not-so-thinly-veiled shot at tech giants like Google and …

Bill Gates

Habitat for Humanity’s first solar house completed in Oakland

<b>OAKLAND</b> — After years of planning and 15 months of construction, New England’s first solar-powered Habitat for Humanity house will be opened to the …

Atheism starts its megachurch: Is it a religion now?

The non-religious Assembly is perhaps the fastest growing church in the world — and it’s coming to a mall near you<p>Organized Atheism is now a franchise.<p>Yesterday, The Sunday Assembly—the London-based “Atheist Church” that has, since its January launch, been stealing headlines the world …

US Environmental Protection Agency cracks down on coal pollution with new rules

Under the direction of President Obama's White House, the Environmental Protection Agency has announced new guidelines to cut down on the pollution caused by fossil fuels. Today, EPA administrator Gina McCarthy said that the agency is setting strict limits on how much carbon coal- and gas-powered …

The Coolest Things We Saw Exploring The Galápagos Islands In Google Street View

Pretend you're Charles Darwin and check out the blue-footed boobies, giant tortoises, sea lions and more.<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i><p>Not everyone can explore the Galápagos Islands. There are a couple of flights and a handful of hotels on the inhabited islands, but you need a guide to take you to …

Sony's QX Smart Lens attaches an entire camera to your smartphone

Gives a whole new meaning to the idea of interchangeable lenses<p>The rumor that once seemed too wild to be true has just become an official reality with Sony's announcement of the new QX Smart Lens series of smartphone accessories. These so-called lens-style cameras contain almost all the hardware …

April guide to the bright planets

April finds Venus blazing away in the west at evening twilight, and Jupiter rising at mid-to-late evening. After the Mars and Saturn conjunction on …

Astronomy

The pill that can text from inside the body

Scientists are set to trial a new ‘digital pill’ which can send a text to relatives and doctors from inside the body.<p>It is hoped the pills could be used to cut the number of drugs that are wasted each year as well as alert family members if medication isn’t being taken properly by elderly relatives.<p>…

Oxford University

Starwatch: The September night sky

Cassiopeia is high to the N of E, above Perseus, Taurus and the Pleiades at our star map times as the small but attractive constellation of Delphinus the Dolphin stands well up on the meridian. The diamond formed by the latter's principal stars, sometimes known as Job's Coffin, lies to the left of …

An Adorable Animation Of The Sun Destroying Earth

Plus some other fun facts about the solar system!<p>Hello, tiny human! If you needed a quick reminder of how small you are in the universe, just check out this video, created by designer Philipp Dettmer. It'll give you the basic run-down of the solar system: how many moons each planet has, how far …

Zagat

Zagat

Stop Watching So Many TEDTalks

<b>By Matt Brundage</b><p>Our generation has both the collective attention span and the curiosity of a caffeinated squirrel. Though many students have the intellectual curiosity to explore beyond the syllabi of their courseloads, many lack the focus span or extrinsic incentives to move far beyond the surface …

TED Talks

Firefighting felons: Hundreds of inmates battling the Yosemite blaze

They swing the same Pulaskis, buzz the same chainsaws and face the same dangers.<p>But 673 of the wildland firefighters battling the ferocious blaze around Yosemite National Park have something that other hotshot crew members do not: a prison identification number.<p>They're part of California's …