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Astronomers are freaking out over this newly discovered Earth-sized planet — and for good reason

The exoplanet, dubbed GJ 1132b, is about the size of Earth and lives in a solar system roughly 39 light-years from Earth, a team of scientists reported in the November 12, 2015, issue of the journal Nature.<p>Furthermore, the exoplanet is the closest rocky Earth-sized exoplanet ever discovered, by far.<p>…

Science

Take the Particle Physics Personality Quiz To Find Your Best Research Fit

So you want to become a particle physicist, but you’re just not sure which area of research is best suited to your temperament. Never fear, special …

The single worst thing you can do when starting a relationship with someone

Kayla Kandzorra / Flickr<p>Let's say, hypothetically, that you met a beautiful girl or guy at a work event. Then run into them at a party or two. You …

Russia Is Threatening To Shut Down The Entire Internet

The internet is a crucial piece of infrastructure, but most international connections rely on a surprisingly small number of submarine cables. And Russia, being the insecure frat bro of all nations, is making yet another bid for attention by threatening them without saying they’re threatening …

Personal Care Recipes With Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has been used since ancient times for its remarkable effects on skin and hair. It is rich in carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, which …

Coconut

23 Body Language Tricks That Make You Instantly Likeable

You send people signals all day, without paying attention to them. The way you move your eyes, the way you shake a hand and so on. There are things …

'Could happen at any time' God particle could DESTROY universe, warns Stephen Hawking

AFP/GETTYStephen Hawking has given a stark end of the world warning<p>The Cambridge-educated cosmologist said the Higgs boson could become unstable at …

Physics

The Tao Te Ching Explained In Depth

The Tao Te Ching, also known as the Dao De Jing, is an ancient attempt to point us toward our true nature written by the Chinese Sage, Lao Tzu, in …

Mexican drug baron El Chapo narrowly evades recapture

Joaquin Guzman suffers leg and face injuries during military operation to take him back into custody<p>The fugitive drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was wounded during a failed operation to recapture him in western Mexico last week, according to local authorities.<p>Guzman escaped after only 17 months …

17 Micropoems To Give Your Soul A Lift In No Time

Poetry, unlike most forms of writing, isn't typically defined by its length. Sure, there are haikus and epics, but the essential joy of poetry -- its celebration of the beauty of language -- has no minimum word count.<p>Which makes it perfect for a mid-afternoon, soul-nourishing break. It also, …

Haiku

Writing - How to lists ... !

For those new to my blogs I am a soapbox jumper, quite an enthusiastic example in fact, and a soapbox has presented itself this morning.<p>My publisher …

‘City of Literature’: a partial piece of Seattle’s literary heart

‘Seattle City of Literature: Reflections from a Community of Writers’<p>edited by Ryan Boudinot<p>Sasquatch Books 265 pp., $19.95<p>Is Seattle as much of a …

Literature
Creative Writing

Writers – Your Challenge Today Is…

Good morning to all you writers and would-be writers out there in Ape Land. Because I have nothing better to do, I thought I’d issue a challenge to …

Writing
Writing

Writing and the Creative Life: Possibility Thinking, Practicality Thinking

You can not overestimate the value of a great idea as the basis of a story. Here are some quotes from a pair of established screenwriters about the …

Creativity

Speaking with Lily Tuck About Autofiction, Narrative

<i>FOR THE PAST 25 YEARS, Lily Tuck has exhibited her versatility as a novelist, a short story writer, and an essayist. Her wide variety of work is</i> …

Books

5 Ways to Learn and Remember Absolutely Anything | Inc.com

<i>What learning strategies do "quick learners" follow? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Alessio Bresciani, strategist with 15 years of experience in digital and mobile, on Quora:</b><p>Your question is a great one. And it forced me to reflect about the things I have …

Learning
Writing
Writing
Creative Writing

The Shadows in Truman Capote’s Early Stories

Truman Capote stands in the middle of his motel room, watching the TV. The motel is in the middle of the country—Kansas. It’s 1963. The crummy carpet beneath his feet is stiff, but it’s the stiffness that helps hold him up—especially if he’s had too much to drink. Outside, the Western wind blows …

Literature

This author is writing a novel live on the Internet. Like, right now

If you've ever felt the urge to "like" or comment while reading a book, the future is now.<p>Author Joshua Cohen is currently writing a "real-time …