Elizabeth Erickson Kiesel

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The Ars Technica science fiction bucket list—42 movies every geek must see

...and nine bonus stinkers from which you should run away screaming.<p>Here at Ars, we're always making lists (just like Liam Neeson). Lists of science …

37 Books With Plot Twists That Will Blow Your Mind

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11 Public Speaking Tips From the Best TED Talks Speakers

Use these techniques from top TED speakers to take your presentations to the next level.<p>There's no question about it: TED Talks have raised the bar sky-high for what's considered a memorable and compelling business presentation.<p>That being said, there are a handful of TED Talks speakers so talented …

What a Chess Grandmaster Can Teach You About Solving Problems

Have a complex problem? International chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley suggests trying this.<p>How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to …

10 Quantum Truths About Our Universe

Even most of the pros don’t know all 10.<p><i>This post was contributed to Starts With A Bang by Sabine Hossenfelder. Sabine is a theoretical physicist</i> …

There's Only One Type of Brain That Isn't Duped by This Optical Illusion

Optical illusions can fool a lot of people.<p>But research indicates this one particular illusion doesn’t fool those who suffer from schizophrenia.<p>The …

The most important lesson I learned about motherhood? Be more selfish

When I was (much, much) younger, I thought the word “egalitarian” literally had something to do with eagles. Now, as a grown woman with young children of my own, I’m still sort of convinced this is true: Egalitarianism is a beautiful, but rare, breed.<p>I’ve long prided myself on advocating for equal …

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Top 6 Must-See Sky Events for 2016

Get a sneak peek at the best skywatching sights of the new year.<p>Among other celestial delights, the upcoming year may be best remembered for a planetary disappearing act and a Martian close-up.<p>Mars will be at its biggest and brightest in May, and then in the fall will appear to pass close to a …

31 Tiny Changes That'll Make This Year Awesome

Start waking up at 5 a.m. to go for a run every single day! Pack a healthy lunch every single day! Completely give up sugar, carbs, dairy, alcohol, gluten, and every food that has ever elicited joy! Noticing a theme? Most New Year's resolutions are made with the best of intentions, but they're …

Your First Look at Marie Kondo's 'Spark Joy'

Start the New Year right by organizing your closet with the KonMari method.<p>Marie Kondo sparked a worldwide organizing revolution with the publication of her book, <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up</i>. On January 5, she returns with her second book for American audiences, <i>Spark Joy</i>, an illustrated …

Time Management: Tips To Better Manage Your Life

Drowning under a pile of emails? Late home from work again as you struggled to reach a deadline? You are not alone. It seems more and more people are trying, and often failing, to complete a seemingly endless list of tasks – and in the rush to do it all we can end up achieving less and feeling …

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Space and Time: Inertial Frames (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

The term “reference frame” was coined in the 19th century, but it has a long prehistory, beginning, perhaps, with the emergence of the Copernican …

Organization experts help you clear the holiday clutter with 12 months of tips

It's Dec. 26 — do you know where your mojo is? If you lost it somewhere between Black Friday and the buffet table, you're not alone. Following weeks of seasonal celebration, the resulting disarray at home can make the room spin. It's a holiday hangover of sorts, but luckily, there's a cure. We …

These 7 small changes could add 12 years to my life

pedrosimoes7 via Compfight cc<p>I'm going to live to 86 years old, and if I change my current habits and lifestyle, I can add 12 years more.<p>Of course I …

Tips to Cut Clutter and Get a Clean House

Purge the paper<p>Subject every piece of mail that comes into your home to a “tough love” test. Ask yourself, “Am I going to order from this magazine …

Quantum Experiment Shows How “Time” Doesn’t Exist As We Think It Does (Mind-Altering) - Alien UFO Sightings

To understand the delayed choice experiment, you have to understand the quantum double slit experiment.<p>In this experiment, tiny bits of matter …

Quantum Experiment Shows How “Time” Doesn’t Exist As We Think It Does (Mind-Altering)

Popular writer and scholar Graham Hancock once said that we’re like a species with amnesia, and it’s true, the origins of the human race, and the …

Become the Master of Your Time

(Image: Lukas Blazek)<p>Do you often feel that you’re short of time? Say you scheduled 3 tasks for today. You start the day full of energy to tackle …

What Happens When We All Live to 100?

If life-expectancy trends continue, that future may be near, transforming society in surprising and far-reaching ways.<p>For millennia, if not for eons—anthropology continuously pushes backward the time of human origin—life expectancy was short. The few people who grew old were assumed, because of …

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From

There are so many words and phrases that we use in science fiction—and even science—without giving it much thought. But where did we get terms like …

After 687 Days on Mars, What's Next for Curiosity?

It takes Mars almost twice as long as Earth to rotate around the Sun.<p>Tuesday marks 687 days — one full <i>Martian</i> year — since NASA's Curiosity rover …

Outrageous Entries From The Beard & Moustache Championships

These days, beards are the international symbol of the hipster.<p>Growing in their kilometres, these wiry rugs of goodness hang off men (and some …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

Check out the best art GIFs of 2014

The creators of the Giphoscope -- the hand-cranked, real-world GIF machine -- have set about making a real name for themselves in the world of art. Marco Calabrese and Alessandro Scali have just hosted their very first ever annual Giphoscope Award, created to honour the very best of animated GIF …

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10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

6 Places You're Better Off NOT Organizing

We give you our full, well-informed permission to allow some clutter in your home. In these cases, it just makes sense.<p><b>The junk drawer</b><br>If it were meant to be neat, we'd call it the everything-in-its-place drawer. But we don't. It's <i>literally</i> asking for junk.<p><b>The photos from last summer's vacation</b>Let's …