Nick Blackwell

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Get Tough! How Olympic Athletes Stay Calm Under Pressure

We’re a week into the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, and we’ve watched many Olympic athletes achieve their goals and ascend the podium to …

How Long It Takes to Form a New Habit

<i>“We are what we repeatedly do,”</i> Will Durant observed in summarizing Aristotle. <i>“Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits, they would give more heed to their conduct while in the plastic state,”</i> William James wrote. But how, exactly, do we rewire our habits …

UltimEyes and the Pursuit of Perfect Vision

We certainly wish we could hit a 95 mph fastball. In lieu of that pipe dream, though, we’ll happily take the ability to <i>see</i> a 95 mph fastball better …

NASA shoots lasers at the moon for new communication speed record

NASA has set a new record for data transmission to and from the moon with a 622Mbps transfer carried over laser beams. The space agency used pulsed lasers to transmit data between a ground station in New Mexico and a spacecraft 239,000 miles away during its recent Lunar Laser Communication …

This Backpack Can Save You From An Avalanche

Plus, it's the only avalanche airbag that will save your life more than once<p>More winter adventurers than ever before are wandering off trails and deep into the backcountry. But hiking or skiing on the wrong side of a mountain, where safety teams might not patrol, comes with a higher risk of getting …

Iran's New Drone-Like Guided Missile Is Held Together With Duct Tape [Video]

No, really<p>Iran's latest drone isn't one. The "matchstick with wings" body, camera slung beneath the fuselage, and remotely piloted nature of the Ra'ad 85 all obscure the vehicles' true nature: it's a flying bomb, slapped together with duct tape and meant for one use only. Built from the body of …

The psychology of spiritualism: science and seances

As the evenings get darker and the first hint of winter hangs in the air, the western world enters the season of the dead. It begins with Halloween, continues with All Saints' and All Souls' days, runs through Bonfire Night – the evening where the English burn effigies of historical terrorists – …

Scientists Have Found A Way To Make Marijuana Un-Fun

An anti-dopamine drug could block the addictive rush associated with THC.<p>Researchers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found a way to block the dopamine rush associated with THC, the main psychoactive chemical in marijuana, in order to …

This Collection Of War Photography Holds Some Of The Most Haunting Images You'll Ever See

"Photographs are our collective memory of war. Luckily, most of us don't ever experience it first-hand," Tucker told ShutterLove, a photography website.<p>The survey has now been collected in a museum exhibition called, "War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath," showing currently …

Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything!<p>Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.<p>Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and …