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India Says The Cost of Solar Power Is Now Cheaper Than Coal

The moment we've been waiting for.<p>To anybody who's been reading the headlines on investment into clean energy production, it's clear that India has …

Fossil Fuels

Joanna Lumley as Viola in Twelfth Night: 'I left no ring with her' – video

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to perform key speeches from his plays. Here, Joanna Lumley speaks Viola’s soliloquy from Twelfth Night, Act II, Scene 2. Viola, disguised as a page boy, wonders why the countess Olivia has sent her a ring and whether …

William Shakespeare

Scientists discovered something surprising about why we take sighs of relief

Well, you can discount that advice entirely, because sighing's actually a crucial reflex that keeps our lungs healthy, and researchers have just uncovered the switch in our brain that controls it.<p>The team identified two tiny clusters of neurons in the brain stem that automatically turn normal …

Stanford University

Why Consciousness Is Still a Mystery -- Sorting Out the Clues

No one doubts that it's hard to figure out where consciousness comes from, and when a problem persists for thousands of years -- which is literally true in this case -- it's worthwhile sorting out the clues that might lead to an answer. Some are better than others, and a few may be completely …

Seawater

8 Warning Signs You're Defeated Before You Start Working on Your Goals

Raise your hand if you've failed to follow through with one of your goals?<p>One day you're feeling inspired. Maybe you watched a motivational TED talk or read a blog post that set your heart on fire. You've been wanting to make a change in your life and today's the day you finally decide do it.<p>On day …

Motivation

5 Productive Habits to Start Your Day

Kick your day off right with these simple but effective tech-based productivity hints.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Time Management

The Many Faces Of Batman: A Celebration of the Dark Knight

Batman made his debut in <i>Detective Comics</i> #27, which collectors believe first appeared on newsstands on this day in 1939. (The Library of Congress …

We Just Found Dozens of Never-Before-Seen Galaxies in Our Backyard

This inches toward figuring out the “Great Attractor” mysteriously pulling at us.<p>There's been something tugging at the Milky Way Galaxy, subtly pulling it one way while the universe's expansion should be pulling it the other. Scientists haven't been quite sure just what it was, but now there's a …

Universe

4 Tricks That Can Help Reduce Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is a real issue for many people, and researchers say they've proved why one treatment method in particular is effective at combating it.<p>A new brain study published in the journal <i>Translational Psychiatry</i> found that people who underwent online cognitive behavioral therapy for social …

American Psychological Association

BT's last chance over broadband

Ofcom has spared the company from being broken up, but it urgently needs to improve the way it treats customers<p>If there were any doubts that BT had dodged a bullet over a long-awaited regulator’s report into its broadband provision, the stock market dispelled them. Shares in BT ended the day almost …

Net Neutrality

BBC Radio 4 Extra - The Senses, Smell

Throwing off the scent poses problems for hunters and hunted alike, in a Boxing Day fox hunt.<p>Stars Rodney Bewes as Ken, Liz Fraser as Vera, Maurice Denham as Tom/Leonard and Lynda Bellingham as Faith/Diana<p>Senses is a six-part comedy by Bob Sinfield who explains: "The six half-hour plays dealt …

3 Surprising Ways to Feel More Loved

<b>Are you focused on romantic love this Valentine's Day? If so, you're missing an opportunity! Building</b> stronger connections with those around us can lead to a happier, healthier, more successful, and easier life. Our relationships help us live and work from our sweet spots by bringing us both …

This Woman Is Posting Heartbreaking Stories About Mental Health On Instagram To Fight Stigma

Jessica Walsh started the "Let’s Talk About Mental Health" account as part of her ongoing project called "12 Kinds of Kindness".

Self-love campaign spotlights importance of mental health: 'Confidence is cool'

People are sharing what they love about themselves on social media as part of an inspiring campaign to promote self-love and acceptance.<p>From "my freckles" to "my kindness for others," responses range from the lighthearted to the deeply personal, as people write the traits that make them unique on …

Mental Health

Mental health patients 'should not have to travel across England for beds'

Independent commission lists ways psychiatric services must improve, and notes funding lag behind physical health<p>Mental health services in England must stop sending severely ill adults long distances from homes and families – sometimes to hospitals hundreds of miles away – because of local bed …

Mental Health

Mental Health Commission Calls For Long Distance Hospital Admissions To End For Patients

People suffering with a mental illness should not have to travel long distances for treatment, a commission has said, as experts branded some …

What If Your Anxiety or Depression Is Actually "DDD"?

An increasingly common psychological disorder called depersonalization may be going undiagnosed.<p><b>This article originally appeared in the April 2007 issue of ELLE.</b><p>There are many analogies Sandy Gale uses to describe her affliction: It's as if she is separated from others by an invisible barrier, as …

Fort Lauderdale

Google quietly restores Samsung adblocker without explanation

Just a few days after Samsung announced it was allowing adblocking extensions into its ‘Internet’ browser, Google pulled Adblock Fast. It was one of the first apps to support the new API, but the search giant removed it without explanation.<p>Now, just a week after the app was pulled from the store, …

What Kids Need From Grown-Ups (But Aren't Getting)

Erika Christakis' new book, <i>The Importance of Being Little</i>, is an impassioned plea for educators and parents to put down the worksheets and flash cards, ditch the tired craft projects (yes, you, Thanksgiving Handprint Turkey) and exotic vocabulary lessons, and double-down on one, simple …

Kids

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Time Management

The first 14 apps you should download on your new Android phone

You can do anything with your new Android phone. So many apps. So many possibilities. But where to begin?<p>Here's a list of 15 apps that should get you started:

Apps

5 Android Productivity Apps to Help You in 2016

New year, new you? The power to supercharge your 2016 is already in your hands! These apps will make you a force to be reckoned with come January, so invest some time to make sure you're ready to hit the ground running.<p><b>SwiftKey</b><p>SwiftKey is a free app which is probably the best third party keyboard …

Apps

Social media led police straight to movie pirates

How can law enforcement agencies track down some of the world's most (in)famous pirates? The same way that we find out how our school frenemies are doing: stalking them on social media. <i>TorrentFreak</i> has investigated the recent convictions of three of the UK's biggest file-sharers to learn how …

13 signs someone is lying to you

A 2002 study conducted by University of Massachusetts Amherst psychologist Robert S. Feldman found that 60% of people l ied during a 10-minute conversation, and they told an average of two to three lies in that time.<p>Luckily, fibs are fairly easy to spot — you just have to know the signs.<p>Dr. Lillian …

Body Language

23 Things People With Borderline Personality Disorder Want You To Know

It isn't about getting attention.<p><i>Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental illness affecting approximately 1.6% of adults in the U.S. Symptoms — usually beginning in adolescence and early adulthood — include emotional instability, extreme reactions, distorted sense of self, chronic feelings</i> …