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The Most Breathtakingly Beautiful Small Towns in the World

As foxy cities go, the big ones are easy to reach -- they build airports there, after all. You want to see the vaulting domes and spires of …

Ask Ethan: Do Gravitational Waves Exhibit Wave-Particle Duality?

Now that LIGO has detected their first gravitational wave signal, the part of Einstein’s theory that predicts that the fabric of space itself should have ripples and waves in it has been confirmed. This brings up all sorts of interesting questions, including this one from reader (and Patreon …

Physics

The Week in Review: Einstein’s Gravitational Waves Theory Confirmed

A team of physicists announced their “biggest scientific breakthrough” on Thursday, as Albert Einstein’s gravitational waves theory was proven correct. The scientists, from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration, confirmed that distortions in space, …

Gravitational Waves

This is the most profound explanation I've heard of what it means to detect gravitational waves

Albert Einstein predicted their existence 100 years ago but never believed we'd actually detect the waves. So right now if you hang around physicists, who can't contain their excitement, you're bound to hear some profound scientific poetry.<p>One scientist from the Laser Interferometer …

10 Things Most Successful People Do Before Going To Sleep

Most of us either watch TV, listen to music, read a book, talk on phone or play games before going to sleep. But have you ever wondered what most …

Things to know about the space tourism industry

X PRIZE<p>In 1995, the St. Louis-based X Prize Foundation conceived the idea of a $10 million reward for development of a privately financed, reusable spaceship capable of carrying three people to an altitude of 62 miles twice within two weeks.<p>The X Prize announcement the following year was timed to …

Space Travel

Albert Einstein’s vision realized: The future of gravitational wave astronomy is here

Scientists anticipate this latest discovery could take decades — even centuries — to fully comprehend<p>A century ago, when Albert Einstein first predicted the existence of gravitational waves—subtle ripples in spacetime produced by massive objects hurtling through the cosmos—he also guessed they …

The radical plan to destroy time zones

Last Summer, North Korea did something a little odd. On the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese occupation, the closed and authoritarian state announced it was permanently turning its clocks back half an hour. The country was creating its own time zone: Pyongyang time.<p>As a plan, it …

North Korea

This Composer Made Music Out of Gravitational Waves

Arthur Jeffes collaborated with NASA astrophysicists to turn a billion-year-old star signals into music.<p>Since the LIGO announcement last week, gravitational waves—ripples in the curvature of spacetime—have been in the limelight. Now one composer has reimagined the star signals from over a billion …

Gravitational Waves

What Are Gravitational Waves, and Why Should You Care?

<b>The short answer:</b><p>Gravitational waves are an important prediction of Einstein's general theory of relativity, published a century ago. Because this theory changed the way we understand the nature of space, time, and gravity, it also fundamentally changed our perception of how we fit into the …

14 Teen Slang Terms Decoded For Middle-Age Parents

Just FYI, LOL doesn't mean "lots of love."<p><i>Netflix & Chill illustration by Metro.co.uk.</i><p>The last time someone mentioned scoring a dime to me, I looked around to see if any undercover fuzz were hiding in the bushes. Back in 1970, a dime was a $10 bag of weed and the fuzz were the cops ready to arrest …

Etymology

Top scientists explain how enormously exciting and important gravitational waves are

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity, which described how gravity warps and distorts space-time.<p>While this theory triggered a revolution in our understanding of the universe, it made one prediction that even Einstein doubted could be confirmed: the …

Physics

1 Ridiculously Easy Trick to Improve How You Communicate

We all know that communicating well is vital to keeping relationships healthy. By some accounts, communication is the backbone of all relationships – …

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

3 Hot Routines To ROCK 2016

Robin Sharma shares 3 new daily routines with you today that have never been shared before.

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

How to Stop Being Lazy and Get More Done: 5 Expert Tips

Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.<p><b>We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done.</b> I certainly …

23 Life-Changing Apps We Downloaded This Year

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Apps

Russell Howard: 'Ryanair would charge you for sneezing if they could'

How often do you travel?<p>Quite a lot really. I spend a fair amount of time living out of a suitcase, especially on tour. This year I did a two-and-a-half-month working trip to America. We went to Los Angeles, Boston, Washington, Denver, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Austin and Nashville. It was a great …

5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Napping

High achievers nap, too.<p>Slowly but surely, more and more high achievers are coming around to the idea that an afternoon nap can do a body (and a bottom line) good. But there are still enough doubters out there that haven't yet jumped on the napping bandwagon.<p>To help spread the power of the …

Sleep

Where to go in 2016: Top 16 up-and-coming destinations | CNN Travel

CNN

This Beauty Blogger Battled Severe Acne After Getting an IUD

Carly Humbert is a beauty blogger whose weekly makeup tutorials on YouTube amass thousands of views. Her skin is her canvas—her livelihood. But shortly after getting an IUD in early 2014, she developed severe acne, and all of that was jeopardized.<p>As <i>The Daily Mail reports,</i> Humbert opted for the …

7 Ways to Reorganize Yourself During the Busiest Time of the Year

Do you know someone juggling a million different projects, yet looks fit, healthy, happy and is somehow reliably there to tuck their kids into bed? …

Nesquik bunny ad banned over ‘great start to the day’ claim

An ad for Nesquik hot chocolate featuring a cartoon rabbit has been banned for claiming it gave children a “great start to the day” when in fact it was high in added sugar.<p>Nestlé UK ran an ad on Asda’s own-brand milk labels featuring the character stirring a cup of the drink underneath the …

Nutrition

This Solar Home In England Costs Just $2 A Month To Run

The future is not just green, it's cheap, apparently.<p>For those skeptics who think alternative energy is a waste of time and that going green is for the excessively rich, this home in West Kirby, England should give you something to think about.<p>Designed by Colin Usher, director of UK-based John …

9 Ways Money Does Buy Happiness

"A person's ability to savor experiences predicts their degree of happiness."<p>Whenever someone tells me that money can’t buy happiness, I am often …

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15 Books You Should Read Before Starting Your Business

When my first company failed, a young startup I founded right after college, I wanted to know why. I spent the next year reading and working like an …

The Psychology of Procrastination and How to Avoid It

Paul is a productivity blogger who loves helping people improve their productivity so they can get more out of life. Learn more about how Paul works …

Procrastination