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30 places to see before you turn 30

Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set.<p>These spots might be more physically challenging or tougher on your schedule.<p>They might be easier on the wallet, or a reveler's playground best appreciated while you can still stay up …

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Ecology

Jonny Wilkinson interview: 'winning the World Cup was a danger for me'

Now retired and watching from the sidelines, England's 2003 World Cup hero has time to reflect on his success, neuroses and the team's chances in 2015<p>As the last moments of the 2003 Rugby World Cup final were being battled out in Sydney, Jonny Wilkinson’s mother, Philippa, was shopping in a Tesco …

'Shark Tank' investor Barbara Corcoran reveals the productivity trick every entrepreneur should use

Since Barbara Corcoran made her fortune building and then selling one of New York's premier real-estate firms, The Corcoran Group, she has been a full-time investor on the popular reality show "Shark Tank."<p>In the past six seasons, Corcoran has made deals with about 30 of the entrepreneurs who have …

When you or your partner are most likely to cheat

<b>(IVY PHOTOS via Shutterstock)</b><p>New psychological research suggests that as our relationships unravel, we tend to grow more deceitful<p>Daniel Yudkin<p>September 16, 2015 8:30am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Life, for better or worse, is full of endings. We finish school, …

One of Silicon Valley's top angel investors explains the 4 things he looks for in an entrepreneur

He's invested in well over 100 startups, including several "unicorns" that went on to become huge companies like Twitter and Uber. He is also the founding CEO of AngelList, a resource for entrepreneurs and angels to find each other and make deals.<p>He recently spoke with "The 4-Hour Workweek" author …

How the Religious Right Is Destroying Democracy

You may have noticed a new phenomenon creeping up in this country, it is this trend of our laws taking a backseat to religion. Whether it is the action of not following laws or court rulings in the name of religion or dictating laws based on religion, our country is slowly being destroyed by our …

Earth's best-known climate scientist issues bombshell sea-level warning

The study — written by James Hansen, NASA's former lead climate scientist, and 16 coauthors, many of whom are considered among the top in their fields — concludes that glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica will melt 10 times as fast as previous consensus estimates, resulting in a sea-level rise of …

New quantum mechanics theory says parallel universes exist, interact

To the average person, quantum mechanics is the convoluted, science fiction-y branch of physics. A radical new theory plays into that, proposing that …

New Pluto pictures show jelly-bean moon and mountains

Newly-discovered frozen peaks on Pluto are taller than Ben Nevis while images of Nix reveal an unusual red spot<p>The latest pictures to be beamed back from the far reaches of the Solar System show a new mountain range on Pluto and the first close up images of two of the dwarf-planet’s smaller …

Solar System

Pope Francis ignites a revolt that will overthrow American capitalism

Yes, Pope Francis is encouraging civil disobedience, leading a rebellion. Listen closely, Francis knows he’s inciting political rebellion, an …

14 Places to Swim Before You Die

One of the best things about a warm-weather getaway is the thrill of throwing on a bathing suit and going for a swim. For some folks, a great swim means floating in a pool and catching some much-needed rays. Others enjoy the prospect of jumping into an ocean (or natural swimming hole) and taking in …

Russia faces $100bn corporate debt mountain

Moody's says Russian companies will be able to repay or refinance their debt in domestic markets, despite difficult sanctions<p>Russian companies outside the financial sector face a $100bn (£62bn) debt mountain that will need to be refinanced, or repayed, over the next two years, according to a …

Researchers Explain Why Quantum Behaviour Doesn’t Occur in Everyday Life

This is why Schrödinger’s cat is alive.<p>An international team of researchers believe they've figured out why strange quantum behaviours occur at the …

5 New Secrets to Achieving Your Goals, Backed By Research

Goal setting is one of the four techniques the military used to increase Navy SEAL passing rates from 25% to 33%. Studies have also shown it makes …

Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain

At that point, I was doing my PhD in molecular biology. So I just switched and started doing this research as a post-doc.<p><b>Q: How did you do the</b> …

Top 10 Business Plan Templates You Can Download Free

Why reinvent the wheel? Get a professional business plan template at no cost.<p>Writing your business plan. Ughhhh.<p>It's definitely not the most exciting part of starting a business. In fact, if you're like a lot of entrepreneurs, you're probably going to find yourself pulling a few all-nighters to get …

Small Business

5 Love Lessons to Help Your Relationship Thrive

<b>“Some people come into your life as blessings. Others come into your life as lessons.” ~Mother Teresa</b><p>Going by experience, I should have been …

How a history of eating human brains protected this tribe from brain disease

The sickness spread at funerals.<p>The Fore people, a once-isolated tribe in eastern Papua New Guinea, had a long-standing tradition of mortuary feasts — eating the dead from their own community at funerals. Men consumed the flesh of their deceased relatives, while women and children ate the brain. It …

Putin, once critical of Stalin, now embraces Soviet dictator's tactics

Only six years ago, President<p>Vladimir Putinvisited the Polish port of Gdansk, birthplace of the Solidarity movement that threw off Soviet domination, and reassured his Eastern European neighbors that Russia had only friendly intentions.<p>Putin spoke harshly that day of the notorious<p>World War II-era …

The vibrant personalities of the children at the heart of Maya Newell’s documentary make for a measured but entertaining film<p>Director Maya Newell’s feature film debut Gayby Baby is the latest documentary to be boosted by Good Pitch Australia, an initiative that helps to connect topical …

Same-Sex Couples

Game Of Thrones (newbies): “The Dance Of Dragons”

<i>This</i> Game Of Thrones <i>post is written from the point of view of someone who has not read the books the series is based on. As such, spoilers are</i> …

Richard Hammond, James May and Jeremy Clarkson to bring Top Gear to Netflix, reports say

According to the <i>Mirror</i>'s source, the three hosts are "all very excited at the prospect of having total editorial control over their new show, to make …

Naijaurban (Conspiracy Theorists Have Started Writing On...)

You know how conspiracy theorists have a weird, confusing explanation for everything? Well, they have started with Bruce Jenner, turned Caitlyn …

A Private View of Quantum Reality

Quantum theorist Christopher Fuchs explains how to solve the paradoxes of quantum mechanics. His price: physics gets personal.<p>Christopher Fuchs …

Ultracold Experiment Could Solve One of Physics's Biggest Contradictions — NOVA Next | PBS

There’s a mysterious threshold that’s predicted to exist beyond the limits of what we can see. It’s called the quantum-classical transition.<p>If …

Queen's Speech 2015

When we came to office in 2010, Britain was on the brink. Our task was urgent: to rescue our economy from the mire. With that economy now going in …