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8 Photos That Prove Earth Is An Anomaly

There are many strange and mysterious things about our Earth that just don’t make sense if you ever compare it to other planets. Here are just a few of the weird and mysterious features found throughout the world.<p><b>1. Chocolate Hills, Philippines</b><p>The Chocolate Hills in the Bohol province of the …

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Mental and physical effects of magic mushrooms

There's evidence that tripping on magic mushrooms could actually free the mind.<p>Several small studies have linked the psychoactive ingredient in shrooms (which are illegal) with several purported health benefits, including the potential to help relieve anxiety and depression.<p>But, as with any drug, …

Consciousness

How to Hack into Your Creativity While You Sleep

We live in an age of multitasking, but there is still one significant chunk of time we haven’t put to good use — sleep. A restful, uninterrupted eight hours of shuteye is important for replenishing our energy, but that doesn’t mean it can’t do double duty and replenish our creativity too.<p>At some …

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5 things you should do every day to increase your intelligence

If you want to witness the magic of the human brain in action, play the matching game with a 4-year-old — you know, the classic game where the tiles …

Throwback Thursday: How The Higgs Gives Mass To The Universe

It’s been more than three years since we’ve found the Higgs boson. So how does it give particles mass?<p>“This is evidently a discovery of a new …

Physics

17 Awesome Free Android Apps and Games Download Now

17 Awesome Free Android Apps and Games Download Now1. Goat Simulator MMO SimulatorHave you ever wanted to play an MMO game without having to deal …

8 tricks for remembering everything you read

But just because forgetting is a human phenomenon doesn't mean you should simply accept it. In fact, there are plenty of simple, creative strategies for retaining more of what you read — whether that's novels, news articles, or scientific textbooks.<p>To find out what some of those techniques are, we …

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7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

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The Easiest Way To Get A Better, Smarter Brain

Extraordinary abilities -- from memory to supercharged creativity -- may be within reach for all of us, says neuroscientist Berit Brogaard, PhD, coauthor of the new book <i>The Superhuman Mind</i>. We asked her to tell us more.<p><b>Q: You say ordinary people possess talents they haven't even tapped into. Can</b> …

The Brain

4 Ways to Remember Everything You Learn

If you’re going to learn anything, you need two kinds of prior knowledge:<p>knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or …

Pedagogy

Were the Mayas the ultimate ancient civilisation?

Ahead of a major exhibition, Alastair Smart explains why we remain so fascinated by this magnificent, mysterious and bloodthirsty people<p>The trouble with the great civilisations of Mesoamerica isn’t just the sheer number of them, but the fact that their names sound so similar. From the Olmecs and …

Here’s What Scientists Aren’t Telling Us About Learning

It’s rare for educators to be kept in the scientific loop, and rarer still to encounter research that might actually compel us to change our teaching …

The Brain

7 Ways To Truly Master Your Own Mind

Mastering our thoughts can be one of the hardest, yet most rewarding tools towards experiencing truly fulfilling lives. If you’re reading this, you …

Opah, the first truly warm-blooded fish

It circulates heated blood through its body as mammals and birds do. Its warm blood makes the opah a high-performance predator that swims faster, …

Zoology

'Another Earth' Film Grounded In Cutting-Edge Physics

In a film entitled "Another Earth" that hits theaters in limited release July 22, a planet practically identical to our own appears in the sky. …

Universe

The Zen of Waking Up Early: 8 Tips for Waking Up Early and Living Your Purpose

Buddhaimonia.It took me a while to notice the connection, despite the fact that it was in front of me all along. I didn’t start waking up early until …

The telescope looking for the beginning of time

The Giant Magellan Telescope will be the world's biggest telescope -- and it will look deeper into the past than we've ever seen before.<p>The universe is a big place.<p>Let's rephrase that. The universe is a gargantuan place. At this moment in time, astronomers believe that it measures some 93 billion …

Telescopes

The Universe is Still Not a Hologram

Tis the season for claims that the universe is a hologram again. Just to be clear, there’s no observational evidence that the universe is a hologram, …

Quantum Mechanics

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Here's how long you could survive on every planet in our solar system

We know how long a human being could survive on a summer day on Mars without a spacesuit. (Answer: not long at all.) But what about the other planets in our solar system?<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks it down.<p><i>Produced by Kamelia Angelova, Will Wei, and Alana Kakoyiannis.</i><p><i>StarTalk Radio is a podcast and</i> …

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Polluted Dwarf Star Could Hold the Key to the Origin of Water on Earth

Astronomers have discovered a white dwarf star with a polluted atmosphere that may shed light on where the water on Earth comes from and how much …

Curiosity Has Captured a Breath-Taking Blue Sunset Over Mars

Watch as the Red Planet turns blue.<p>NASA's Curiosity Rover has captured an Instagram-worthy sunset over the Martian skyline, demonstrating the icy …

Astronomy

12 Mindfulness Hacks You Can Use in 24 Hours | Inc.com

Mindfulness is all the rage these days, and with good reason. Practicing mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. A new study from the University of Oxford even found that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is as effective as antidepressants in preventing depression relapses.<p>…

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Dark Matter Waves at the Center of Galaxies --"The 'Operating System' of the Universe"

In cosmology, cold dark matter is a form of matter the particles of which move slowly in comparison with light, and interact weakly with …

Universe A Matrix Computer Game Designed By Aliens, Say NASA

Spooky Quantum Action Might Hold the Universe Together

Author: Jennifer Oulette, Quanta Magazine. Jennifer Oulette, Quanta Magazine Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.10.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 …

Yes, Science Shows Creative People Are More Likely to Be Crazy

Fiction writers are 10 times more likely to be bipolar. In poets it’s <i>40 times</i> more likely.<p>Via The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human:<p>In …

Mental Health

The habits behind successful, creative, productive people

Gretchen Rubin has a slight frame, a fast mouth and an energetic zeal when talking about her new book, for which she was once again part researcher and part guinea pig. <i>Better Than Before</i> in many respects picks up where her earlier body of advice, <i>The Happiness Project</i>, left off. This time, she …

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