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Nasa announces press conference on 'discovery beyond our solar system'

Nasa will hold a press conference on Wednesday to present a "discovery beyond our solar system," leading to speculation that the announcement will involve planets capable of sustaining life.<p>The agency has offered no details on the upcoming presentation other than that it will involve …

Space

How to Masterfully Handle Difficult Co-Workers

Now you can handle that one person in your office that everyone likes to avoid.<p>Lets get right down to it. You want to handle those difficult personalities like a boss? Well, as you read further, you'll notice a theme. It's more about you than that difficult person driving you nuts.<p>I say this …

Emotional Intelligence

Hologram Barbie is Mattel's newest toy

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> This new Barbie will be able to change her own clothes.<p>Toy maker Mattel's latest invention is a digitally rendered interactive Barbie -- called the Hello Barbie Hologram -- and it's hitting stores in late fall this year. The toy will be priced at under $300, the company says.<p>It was …

Markets

The US military is sending the big guns to South Korea after Kim Jong-un's latest stunts

Days after North Korea tested a new, dangerous missile type and allegedly engaged agents to assassinate Kim Jong Un's half-brother in Malaysia, the US plans to send the big guns to the Pacific in a massive show of force.<p>The USS Carl Vinson has been making its way to the Pacific, and it will be …

North Korea

Scientists Have Announced a Plan to 'Refreeze' the Arctic - and It's Wild

So crazy, it just might work.<p>Desperate times call for desperate measures, and with temperatures near the North Pole hitting an unheard-of 20°C (36°F) …

Global Warming

Can We Measure the Earth's Age According to the Bible?

<i>Do you believe that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old according to science, or 6000 years old according to the Bible? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by C Stuart Hardwick,</b> …

Quora

5 Things I Learned Hanging Out With 12 Multi Millionaires

In 2015, I decided to reach out to wealthy people to understand how they got there. From having lunch with Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor …

Success

US solar power doubles, Solar panel manufacturing in California, NE USA energy politics

US solar market grows by 95% – Led by an enormous expansion of the utility solar power market, and complemented by solid growth in both the residential and commercial-industrial sectors, the solar power industry installed approximately 14,625MW. The average household – 2.6’ish people – needs about …

Renewable Energy

Two Simple Steps To Sell Anybody On Your Vision

We aren't all motivated by the same things. Here's how to secure everybody's buy-in, in this order.<p>Something needs to change, and you think you know how. In other words, you've got a vision, and now you just need to sell it to other people. To help you out, there are two basic facts of psychology …

Leadership

How Sleep Restriction Therapy Can Help You Deal with Insomnia

If you’ve dealt with insomnia, you probably know that therapy can be more beneficial in the long run than medication. One such option is sleep …

The United Arab Emirates wants to build a city on Mars

Look out, Elon Musk<p>A little more than 40 years ago, Dubai was a tiny pearl-fishing village lined with dirt roads. Now it's the largest and most futuristic city in the world, the jewel of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). From manmade, palm tree-shaped archipelagos to jetpack-wearing firefighters and …

Dubai

Why We Think There’s a Multiverse, Not Just Our Universe

The best measurements of the distant Universe — out beyond our galaxy — have led us to the current picture of exactly what our Universe is doing:</b> …

Cosmology

Quiet Doesn't Cut It: Why Your Brain Might Work Better In Silence

Your brain doesn't deal that well with background noise, but even small doses of silence can help rejuvenate it.<p><i>Shhh.</i> Hear that?<p>No? That's surprising. Odds are, you can hear <i>something</i> right now: A siren, the hum of a fan, the blur of background conversations, the ticking of a watch. It's seldom that …

The Brain

Putin’s Nuclear Provocation Threatens an Arms Race with Trump

President Trump shows little sign of grasping the importance of international weapons deals, and Putin is daring him to tear up the nuclear treaties.<p>The Russian military has reportedly deployed a new, nuclear-armed cruise missile, in direct violation of a 1987 treaty with the United States that …

Russia

A Psychologist Finally Explains Why You Hate Teamwork So Much

It's partly your personality, and partly the role that you're trying to shoehorn it into.<p>There's no way around it: Every significant human accomplishment is the result of coordinated group behavior—people working together to achieve a common goal. Of course, that reality doesn't change the fact …

Leadership

Quantized Inertia, Dark Matter, The EMDrive And How To Do Science Wrong

Science isn’t easy. It isn’t supposed to be. The process of open publication, peer review and clear data are a part of science because they help us understand how the Universe works. It can be inconvenient and contentious, but it works. Through this process, new ideas are faced with an uphill …

Physics

The Black Hole-Star Relationship Just Got Weirder

This composite image shows powerful radio jets from the supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy in the Phoenix Cluster inflating huge …

Astronomy

How I Set Aside Two Days Each Week To Work On Just One Thing

You already know about time "batching," but when those batch periods slide all over your schedule, they aren't much good to you.<p>My company recently surveyed more than 350 U.S. business owners on the biggest time-wasters in their workdays. The results weren't much of a shock, with email coming up on …

Productivity

The Views of Jupiter You Won't Find in a Textbook

NASA spacecraft Juno is providing a fresh look at the gas giant since settling into its orbit last summer.<p>Imagine Jupiter as it’s usually depicted: a bulbous marble, with alternating bands of reds, oranges, yellows, and creams, a few wisps of blue and green, and that unmistakable round spot just …

Solar System

US Scientists Have Cautiously Backed Permanent Gene Editing in Humans

A brave new world.<p>In a controversial move, a senior US scientific committee has given the green light to one of the most contentious forms of genome …

Elon Musk says humans must become cyborgs to stay relevant. Is he right?

Sophisticated artificial intelligence will make ‘house cats’ of humans, claims the entrepreneur, but his grand vision for mind-controlled tech may be a long way off<p>Humans must become cyborgs if they are to stay relevant in a future dominated by artificial intelligence. That was the warning from …

Artificial Intelligence

Working From Home? Here's How to Beat These 7 Common Distractions

As more of us have telecommuting jobs or take on side hustles based at home, it can be tough to concentrate on work when our next Netflix queue is just a button away—or we need to clean up the kitchen. In other words, we <i>know</i> we have to get work done, but the distractions are just too tempting to …

Productivity

Lockheed's F-35 Fighter Jet Just Demolished the Competition

Multiple Threats in Modern Warfare<p>Each year at the Red Flag exercise organized by the United States Air Force Warfare Center (USAFWC), the air forces …

Fighter Aircraft

How Trump could destroy global order by refusing to defend the Baltics

Over the last decade, the United States has fought insurgencies in both Afghanistan and Iraq and developed a lot of skill in counterinsurgency. The …

NATO

How to Cut Back on Digital Clutter and Regain Your Focus

I spend most of my day on a computer. When I’m not working I spend my spare time programming or blogging. When I take a break I spend it looking at …

Productivity

NASA has picked out three potential landing sites for its Mars 2020 rover

As NASA continues to develop its next Mars rover, the space agency also has the important job of figuring out where to put the vehicle on the Red Planet. It’s a big decision since the future robot — known as the Mars 2020 rover — will be tasked with preparing samples of Martian dirt that could …

Space Exploration

A New Theory Explains How Consciousness Evolved

Ever since Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species in 1859, evolution has been the grand unifying theory of biology. Yet one of our most …

Consciousness

New Ten-Year Battery Could Make Wind Power Better Than Ever

No more worrying about if the wind isn't blowing.<p>Researchers at Harvard have developed a battery that could run for "more than a decade" with only minimal upkeep.<p>Anyone's who has ever had experience with lithium-ion batteries—that is to say, anyone who's owned a smartphone—is familiar with the …

Batteries

Ancient signals from the early Universe could unlock secrets of the Big Bang

Models show that signals, recorded just fractions of a second after the Big Bang, stand out as peaks against a broad background of gravitational wave signal<p>For the first time, physicists have revealed what the gravitational waves produced at the start of our Universe would have looked like.<p>Models …

Gravitational Waves

5 Exercises That Will Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success

Get your brain in shape with a little mental strength training.<p>You have an estimated 70,000 thoughts per day. That's 70,000 chances to build yourself up or tear yourself down.<p>If you call yourself names, doubt your abilities, and second-guess your decisions, you'll harm your performance (and most …

Mindfulness