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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Rare byproduct of marine bacteria kills cancer cells by snipping their DNA

(Phys.org) —Yale University researchers have determined how a scarce molecule produced by marine bacteria can kill cancer cells, paving the way for …

These Beautiful Graphics Reveal The Chemistry Of Everyday Foods

Literally everything around us is made up of chemicals. That includes all foods. And the different kinds of chemicals they contain give the stuff we eat their flavors, colors, and smells.<p>On the blog Compound Interest, a chemist and teacher in the United Kingdom has illustrated the chemistry behind …

Why Sugar Makes Us Feel So Good

Last week, I reported that scientists are working their way toward a consensus that sugar is addictive. While some researchers are still hesitant to liken sweet stuff to drugs or alcohol, the evidence is accumulating to explain why some of us really struggle to resist or moderate our sugar intake. …

The Top 5 Action Scenes of 2013 – /Film

All things considered, 2013 was a pretty great year for cinema. But it was a particularly good year for action film fans. With a few exceptions, most …

The 10 best films of 2013, joint 3rd – Gravity

When Gravity finally dropped at the Venice film festival earlier this year, it answered a question that had been perplexing the film world for quite some time: was this long-in-the-making space thriller going to be a gigantic disaster, a folie de grandeur from fast-talking Mexican writer-director …

Hubble Spots Water Plumes on Europa

The geysers could make it easier to search for life under the ice.<p><b>Geysers spew water from the tiger-striped south pole of Jupiter's ice-covered moon Europa, suggest observations from NASA's Hubble space telescope.</b><p><b>If the existence of the plumes can be confirmed, they will perhaps allow future space</b> …

New Research Affirms That Milky Way Has Four Spiral Arms

Our Milky Way galaxy has four arms instead of two, according to just published results of a 12-year study by scientists in the U.K.<p>The findings, published in the <i>Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society</i>, affirm what astronomers surmised in the 1950s but began to doubt in 2008 after seeing …

75 Songs Qualify For The Best Original Song Oscar, Except For The Actual Best One

Seventy-five songs made the shortlist for the Best Original Song category at this year’s Oscars, and yet they couldn’t make room for the actual best movie song of the year, “Please Mr. Kennedy” from <i>Inside Llewyn Davis</i>. That song, adapted by T. Bone Burnett and the Coen Brothers from several novelty …