Mathieu Noel

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As Brain Pickings turns 7 today, here are some things I've learned in 7 years of reading, writing, and living – all 7 at the link:

If you read one thing today, make it this fantastic piece on how to make your own luck by embracing uncertainty, the harnessing the power of habit, and overcoming the fear of failure:

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Our first line of defence against violent solar storms

Meet the people who are the first to know if a violent solar storm will hit our planet, and discover why we may only have 12 hours to do anything about it.<p>The Earth is under constant threat of attack. I know this because I am watching events unfold on screens in the darkened operations room of our …


Does the internet need a backup system?

The internet connects billions of people and keeps our societies together – a job it wasn’t designed for. Technologist Danny Hillis says we must know what to do if the worst happens and it breaks.<p>The internet controls many aspects of our lives in this connected world. But it is a fragile thing – …

Internet of Things

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive pictures from the last seven days, including fires at Yosemite and an eclipse from Mars.<p><b>More stunning image galleries:</b><p>Augmented reality in the operating room<p>Worm burgers and beetle robots<p>Baby lobsters and the most sophisticated robot of its time<p>Clouds from space, illegal animal …

Vandenberg Air Force Base

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The best photographs of the last seven days, including a stunning image of the Northern Lights and a baby turtle’s scramble to safety.<p><b>More stunning image galleries:</b><p>Robot dragon and lightning strike<p>Yosemite fires and an eclipse from Mars<p>Augmented reality in the operating room<p>Worm burgers and beetle …

Northern Lights

Why Nasa is crash testing helicopters for science

Recently, the first of two tests that simulated a severe, but survivable crash were carried out. Here’s why, and what the team have learned so far (see video above for exclusive footage).<p>What do you get if you fill a helicopter with dummies and drop it from a great height?<p>No, it's not the opening …