Jason Thusius

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The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

New findings are fueling an old suspicion that fundamental particles and forces spring from strange eight-part numbers called “octonions.”

Physics

7 Healthier Recipes for Your Summer Cookout

Whether you’re a host or guest at the festivities, offering up some healthier dishes is always a good idea—there’s a high chance you won’t be the …

5 Sex Positions For Women Who Don’t Orgasm Easily

Suggested by a sex educator.<p>Sex! It’s a fun way to pass the time. It helps you work up a sweat. It allows you to bond with your partner and …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

Why do we feel so guilty all the time?

Food, sex, money, work, family, friends, health, politics: there’s nothing we can’t feel guilty about, including our own feelings of guilt. By Devorah Baum<p>I feel guilty about everything. Already today I’ve felt guilty about having said the wrong thing to a friend. Then I felt guilty about avoiding …

Corruption

Here Are 16 Psychological Tricks to Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

Psychology

A winter warmer of a vegetable stew that’s creamy without cream

By Joe Yonan<p>, Food and dining editor<p>If there’s a walking, talking advertisement for the power of food to provide energy, it’s got to be Tess Masters. Anyone who has met her, seen her or read her work knows that the actor, cook and author behind the popular Blender Girl blog (and cookbook of the …

Recipes

A New Gravity Theory Might Finally Explain Dark Matter

The universe is a weird, wild place.<p>The theory of gravity gets a little weird in a few spots in our universe. One of those spots is the outer edges …

Our Time – Spatial instrument for manipulating the perception of time

Our Time is the latest large-scale installation by United Visual Artists, investigating the subjective experience of the passing of time. The …

Sculpture

No Dark Sarcasm Here: Pink Floyd Release New Music Video for ‘Grantchester Meadows’

Patience is a virtue, especially if you were hoping to ever see new material from Pink Floyd’s fourth studio album, <i>Ummagumma</i> — so congratulations, we …

Music Videos

Can a plant-based diet make up for all your unhealthy vices?

Even if you’re only vaguely familiar with The China Study, you know the power of plants. (Quickie recap: Researchers found that a produce-rich diet …

Plant-Based Diet

New Theory of the Higgs Boson Could Explain Why Gravity Is So Weak

A new theory suggests that missing extra copies of the Higgs boson might explain why gravity is so much weaker than it should be.<p>Something is seriously wrong with gravity, and nobody's quite sure why.<p>The problem is that gravity is too weak. Out of the four fundamental physical forces in the …

5 Powerful and Simple Ways to Energize Your Life, According to Science

Our mental and physical energy drives our health, happiness, and overall success. We have 5 daily opportunities to restore and protect our energy.<p>Have you paid much attention to the daily rhythm of your life? We all function in accordance with a specific rhythm. Early-birds (like me) wake up with …

Five Fun Science Experiments You Can Do at Home With Your Kids

You’ve already taken your summer trip, it’s too hot to do anything outside, and the kids are tired of the library. It’s the perfect time for at-home …

10 myths about dating too many people believe

If you just went on a date, wait three days before texting or calling. If you're fighting, you're toast. If it's over, write down your feelings.<p>Unfortunately, if you dig into the science behind dating and romance, you'll learn that many of these rules are based on complete misconceptions.<p>Below, …

Text Messaging

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.According a study published in the American College …

Exercise

16 simple social skills that will make you more likable

All it takes is the ability to pick up a few key social skills that build emotional intelligence.<p>To help you out, we sifted through the Quora thread "What are useful social skills that can be picked up quickly?," talked to an etiquette expert, and looked to some social psychology research.<p>Here are …

University of Michigan

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Stephen Hawking says escape from a black hole is possible — kind of

"They are not the eternal prisons they were once thought," Dr. Hawking said in a talk last year. "If you feel you are trapped in a black hole, don't give up. There is a way out."<p>He posted his paper on arXiv, a pre-peer review site, in January. This month, the paper was finally published in the …

Black Holes

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7 Steps to Create More Love and Happiness in the Present Moment

<b>“The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.” ~Abraham Maslow</b><p>It was 4:00am, but I was wide awake. I wanted to be …

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The Limits Of How Far Humanity Can Go In The Universe

If you peer out into the depths of space — at the vast expanse of stars, galaxies, and even the leftover glow from the Big Bang itself — you might think that if humanity can understand the laws of nature and create a good enough technology, there are no limits to what we can explore. If we were to …

Now Everyone Can See Tolkien's Annotated Map of Middle-Earth in All Its Glory

Last year, a map of Middle-earth, annotated by Tolkien himself, was unearthed in a copy of a book owned by illustrator Pauline Baynes. The map’s now …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Can a few minutes of watching change your life? These deeply inspirational videos just might.<p>There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We …

For one group of people, seeing friends decreases happiness

It might seem obvious that, for most people, happiness is positively correlated with friendships. But a paper published last month in the British Journal of Psychology found one notable exception: Extremely intelligent people become less happy when they spend more time with their …