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The brightest planets of June: When and where to look

With the northern summer just a few weeks away, the month of June is bringing a delight of planets in the night sky for stargazers to enjoy, but only …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Lawn Mowing

New Species of Ancient Human Found in Africa

A new species of ancient human has been discovered in Ethiopia.<p>Researchers found approximately 3.5 million-year-old jaw bones and teeth in the Afar …

Anthropology

A company is using people's DNA to shame them for littering

The company's first project launched last month in Hong Kong, reports the South China Morning Post. Yet the science behind the idea has existed for years.<p>In 2012, New York City-based artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg used the same technology to make sculptures of complete strangers using only the tiny …

Sculpture
Pregnancy

Neuroscience Reveals That Long-Term Meditation May Increase Brain Function

If you're looking for yet another reason to dedicate yourself to a consistent meditation practice, consider the big neurological benefits it may offer you down the road.<p>Over the years, research has suggested that moments of mindfulness can help improve concentration, reduce stress and boost …

Award-winning video speeds up time to show you coral like never before

Because coral moves on a much slower time scale compared to our fast-paced world, Australian-based nature cinematographer and artist Daniel Stoupin had to take hundreds of thousands of photos of the same coral and sponges over nearly nine months to show how these vibrant marine creatures grow and …

Marine Mammals

Mental Floss

MENTAL FLOSS STUDIOS<p>Fun<p>Become an American Ninja Warrior<p>Fun<p>Become an American Ninja Warrior<p>Holidays<p>Make a heart box<p>Holidays<p>Make a heart box<p>Food<p>How to …

Motivational Quotes | Runner's World

The 26.2-mile distance has inspired some wise words throughout the ages.​<p>Motivational sayings from the iconic American runner.​<p>The iconic race has sparked some inspirational sayings throughout the years.​<p>Illustrations By Megan Hetzel<p>A champion is made when you look at the time spent …

Motivation

Girl Photographs Herself Getting Whacked In The Face By Flying Objects

We absolutely love this funny and light-hearted portrait series by American photographer Kaija Straumanis.<p>Whether she needed hundreds of takes to …

What Music Does to Your Brain While You Work

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Damn. I forgot my headphones.<p>Nothing has a more negative impact on my day than …