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The 33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Can't wait until the world ends and EVERYTHING looks like this.

Here are some tips from scientists on how to talk to your climate change-denying friends (and enemies)

You may, at some point or another, have found yourself having to explain that climate change is a real thing. Maybe you've had a friend who wonders …

Why we have blood types and why they matter

If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was also the most excellent of blood types - a biological mark of distinction.<p>It didn't take long for me to recognize just how silly that feeling was and tamp it down. But I didn't learn much more about what it really meant to have type A+ blood.<p>By …

Medical Research

Scott Aaronson Answers Every Ridiculously Big Question I Throw at Him

<i>Scott Aaronson has one of the highest intelligence/pretension ratios I’ve ever encountered. I wasn’t really aware of him before last fall, when I</i> …

Be Genuinely Confident: 8 Traits the Most Self-Assured People Share

Confidence can not only be observed -- the underlying traits can be copied and embraced.<p>Most of us aren't born feeling extremely confident. For us, confidence is often situational. In some situations we feel self assured -- in others, not so much.<p>Luckily, confidence is something that can be not …

Those Who Dared To Discover: 15 Women Scientists You Should Know

15 Trailblazing Female Scientists to Discover this Women's History Month <br>For centuries, women have made important contributions to the sciences, but …

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

Psychology

24 Websites to Offer Coding at School

<i>This piece was co-authored with Rachel Paulter, marketer at Chalk.com.</i><p>Computer science (CS) education faces a crisis. The White House calls computer science "an economic and social imperative for the next generation of American students." Yet only 1 in 4 elementary and high schools teach …

High School

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

Whether it’s a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts reckon society as we know it will collapse within 13 days of a catastrophic event. So what do you do next?<p>On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, …

Homeland Security

How to Fix Your Own Headphones

Just because something is broken doesn’t mean it can’t be fixed—especially if that something is a nice pair of headphones you’ve invested in. …

10 TED Talks That Will Help You Be a Better Parent

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How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they don’t always understand what we’re looking for when we ask them …

Tumors

Don't forget, the science of memory is key to helping students learn

Neuroscientist Catharine Young explains how memories are formed and suggests strategies teachers can use to make sure students remember information<p>Since the dawn of time, learning and memory have gone together like bread and butter, up and down, spaghetti and meatballs. These two phenomena are so …

The Brain

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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8 Fantastic Apps to Download Before Your Next Road Trip

Let your phone ride shotgun, where it can make sure you see more sights and hit fewer roadblocks.<p>Navigation<p><b>Waze Free (IOS, Android, Windows …

The largest astronomy image of all time reveals something amazing

To see this brilliant masterpiece in all its beauty, you'll have to use this online tool, which not only shows the image but also has a search feature you can use to identify specific objects.<p>Generated from five years of observations in one of the driest places on Earth, the image is of our home …

Universe

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

11 apps that will change the way you drive

That's where these apps step in. From getting gas on-demand to knowing why your check engine light is on, the way we drive and approach owning a car is changing faster than you can buy a new one.<p>Download these apps to improve your driving experience.

I Asked 12 Scientists: What Is The One Fact Humanity Needs To Know?

"If civilisation was destroyed, what scientific information would you pass on to the survivors?"<p>Richard Feynman, the physicist, was once asked: "If, in some cataclysm, all of scientific knowledge were to be destroyed, and only one sentence passed on to the next generation of creatures, what …

5 Bike Startups You Need to Know About

We’ve told you about all the hottest bike accessories, helmet developments and rad cyclist clothing. But what about the actual bikes? This old-school form of transportation has undergone quite a few improvements, and you don’t have to be marathon cyclist to enjoy them. Scroll on for five of our …