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58 Books That Will Make You Better, No Matter Who You Are | Inc.com

<i>What books do you recommend that college students read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Ryan Holiday, best-selling author of Ego Is the Enemy, on Quora:</b><p>I'm going to go crazy on this one. I …

Books

The Higgs Boson --"A Clue to Why There's More Matter than Antimatter in the Universe?"

The recently discovered Higgs boson is directly connected to the issues of mass and matter. Asking whether the Higgs is involved in the preponderance …

Star cluster shows lithium shortfall is widespread

NEWS & PRESS<p>Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 10:57<p>Published on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 10:00<p>Taking a new look at an old object, …

Cosmology

Asteroid Found with Rings! First-of-Its-Kind Discovery Stuns Astronomers (Video, Images)

Scientists have made a stunning discovery in the outer realm of the solar system — an asteroid with its own set of rings that orbits the sun between …

Scientists just took a major step toward making life from scratch

For the first time, researchers have synthesized a eukaryotic chromosome in a lab<p>Synthetic biology has come a long way in recent years. In the last two decades alone, scientists have been able to go from synthesizing the genome of a relatively small virus, Hepatitis C, to creating what researchers …

Will This Go Faster Than Light?

Superhuman Energy Cultivated by Meditators: It's Science

The energy emitted by people who have reached an advanced level in meditation practice has been shown by multiple studies to exceed normal human …

Video games change the way you dream

Those hours in an alternate reality are messing with our minds<p>Maybe you're meandering, alone and lost, through an abandoned castle surrounded by a crocodile-filled moat. Suddenly, a flame-breathing dragon hurls towards you, snarling and gnashing its teeth, coming in for the kill. Do you wake up …

Where do stars end and brown dwarfs begin?

NOAO/SOAR: Where do stars end and brown dwarfs begin?<p>Stars come in a tremendous size range, from many tens of times bigger than the Sun to a tiny …

Hawking says not finding Higgs boson would be ‘more interesting’

Stephen Hawking speaks during a program for the NASA Lecture Series in April 2008.<p>The discovery of the once-elusive Higgs boson particle after a decades-long hunt is widely regarded as a major breakthrough, but legendary physicist Stephen Hawking thinks the field would actually be more …

Physics

Device uses light to split water into clean hydrogen - Futurity

Scientists have developed an inexpensive device that uses light to split water into oxygen and clean-burning hydrogen.

Stephen Hawking on black holes – video

Highlights of a talk by Stephen Hawking, director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge, covering black holes, M theory, the past and future, as well as lost bets. Hawking gave the talk at the Science Museum in London at the start of its exhibition …

Explaining nuclear fusion: is it the way forward for cheap energy?

With a new nuclear fission power station given the green light, Professor Steve Cowley examines whether nuclear fusion could soon be a viable alternative<p><b>The government has recently approved a new</b> <b>nuclear fission</b> <b>power station. But could nuclear fusion soon be a viable alternative? Professor Steve</b> …

What is Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle?

How the sun shines and why the vacuum of space is not actually empty<p>The uncertainty principle is one of the most famous (and probably misunderstood) ideas in physics. It tells us that there is a fuzziness in nature, a fundamental limit to what we can know about the behaviour of quantum particles …

Cosmic Journeys - Earth in 1000 Years

Why we might not be able to live on the Moon

The suggestion that regions of the Moon have ancient ice triggered much hope that we could colonise it. Sadly, it’s looking ever less likely that it’s possible.<p>The US space agency Nasa sells dreams. There’s nothing wrong with that – after all, space and its exploration have always been a source of …

Space

What's the point of sleep?

Despite a wealth of research, we still don't know the purpose of sleep. A new animal study suggests one possible function: to promote the repair of support structures in the brain<p>Almost as much as eating food or tormenting the local wildlife, my cats love to sleep. Which is probably why I get on so …

Is Warp Drive Physically Possible?

Did Life Come to Earth From Mars?

If the phenomena of <i>Star Trek</i>, Area 51, <i>Ancient Aliens</i>, or <i>War of the Worlds</i> can be taken as anthropological clues, humanity is consumed with curiosity …

Gray Matter: Extracting Bismuth From Pepto-Bismol Tablets

There's heavy metal in the pink pills<p>Most modern medicines are carefully synthesized organic molecules so potent that each pill contains only a few milligrams of the active ingredient. Pepto-Bismol is a fascinating exception, both because its active ingredient is bismuth, a heavy metal commonly …

Sean Carroll Answers Your Questions - Ask the Experts #19

Science, Religion, and the Big Bang

Physicists Pursue the Perfect Lens by Bending Light the Wrong Way

From ribosomes assembling proteins to viruses attacking cells, the main dramas in biology happen on a scale that is, tantalizingly, just one order of …

Telescope Adventure - Sixty Symbols

No Edge: The Shape of the Universe. (Part 1: Flat Models)

Neutron Star Physics Governed By Trio Of Related Properties, Scientists Show

Scientists have uncovered a new key to understanding the strange workings of neutron stars — objects so dense they pack the mass of multiple suns into a space smaller than a city.<p>It turns out there is a universal relationship linking a trio of properties related to how fast the star spins and how …

Magnetosphere of Jupiter

The <b>magnetosphere of Jupiter</b> is the cavity created in the solar wind by the planet's magnetic field. Extending up to seven million kilometers in the …

All of the gold on Earth might have come from cosmic crashes between neutron stars, the tiny, incredibly dense cores of exploded stars, new research suggests. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/7pe2 "To paraphrase Carl Sagan, we are all star stuff, and our jewelry is colliding-star stuff," lead author Edo Berger said in a statement.