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The 10 Best Books of 2017

<i>The Invention of Angela Carter</i><p>BY Edmund Gordon<p>The Invention of Angela Carter<p>Angela Carter was a pathbreaking English novelist and story writer. She …

Top 10 novels about God

He doesn’t appear very often in fiction, but in these books – by authors ranging from Fyodor Dostoevsky to John Updike – his impact is almighty<p>God seldom features in fiction. Having been dispensed with by Enlightenment <i>philosophes</i> around the time the first novels were emerging, he must have seemed …

Literature

Mango Chicken Coconut Curry

Heat the wok on high, add 2 tbsp. sesame oil.<p>Add chicken and cook until mostly done; remove and set aside.<p>Add remaining sesame oil to the still hot …

Curries

Russian Artist Reveals Her Mysterious Sketchbook To The World, And It’s Full Of Visual Secrets

If you've got an old soul, you'll be enamored by the delightfully old-fashioned work of Moscow-based artist Elena Limkina. Every week, she offers the …

The Arts

The Books We Don’t Understand

What is going on when a book simply makes no sense to you? Perhaps a classic that everyone praises. Or something new you’re being asked to review, …

Friendship Day Quotes That Won’t Make You Cringe

Friendship Day quotes have a tendency to border on the saccharine. Who doesn’t, after all, get a little sentimental when they have an entire day to …

Literature

Why 65-year-olds aren’t old

IN MUCH of the rich world 65 still marks the beginning of old age. Jobs end, subsidised bus travel begins and people start to be seen as a financial …

Vladimir Putin

Travel to the near future with these sci-fi reads

When you hear “science fiction,” it’s easy to think of stories set in the far-flung future where circumstances are almost unrecognizable. But some of the best sci-fi currently being written is set in a future that isn’t too distant from ours. Near-future science fiction focuses on issues we’re …

18 Challenging Brainteasers for Kids That Will Stretch Your Brain

We here at <b>Bright Side</b> have prepared some fun brainteasers that kids crack in no time but leave adults scratching their heads.<p>We’d love to hear your …

The Physics Behind “Interstellar’s” Visual Effects Was So Good, It Led To A Scientific Discovery

While he was working on the film Interstellar, executive producer Kip Thorne was tasked with creating the black hole that would be central to the …

Physics

How to Become More Self-Aware, According to Research

You probably know more than a few people who are just clueless about themselves.<p>They make the same errors over and over but never seem to notice. …

Self-awareness

20 Amazing New Scifi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your Reading List in May

May brings M.R. Carey’s new tale set in the same zombified world as <i>The Girl With All the Gifts</i>, a surreal new short-story collection from Haruki …

Never Too Late To Start Reading! 16 Books To Choose From If You’re A Beginner

Reading is that one activity that helps you escape reality and immerse yourself into another universe. The books we read help us understand the world …

Time may be fuzzy. If so, the idea of causality may be in trouble

THE thing about <i>Gedankenexperimente</i>—or thought experiments, for those who find Albert Einstein’s native tongue too twisting—is that you never know …

Quantum Mechanics

How to Manage a Needy Employee

As a manager, you probably wish you could give all the people on your team more attention. But sometimes certain employees seem to need more than their fair share of your time. Maybe they repeatedly ask you to review their work, look for constant feedback, or regularly show up at your desk to chat. …

Leadership

Why Are Atheists Generally Smarter Than Religious People?

For more than a millennium, scholars have noticed a curious correlation: Atheists tend to be more intelligent than religious people.<p>It's unclear why …

Psychology

Playing two hours of video games a week makes you more employable, Glasgow academics find

Playing two hours of video games a week could make you more employable, a study has found.<p>The Glasgow University research suggests that playing games such as Minecraft and Lara Croft can help young people to develop key skills.<p>Matt Barr, a lecturer in Information Studies, said his findings suggest …

Gameplay

Break The Standard Model? An Ultra-Rare Decay Threatens To Do What The LHC Can't

At the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), physicists accelerate particles to the highest energies and in the greatest numbers that humanity has ever achieved. We smash them together at greater than 99.999999% the speed of light, attempting to create new, never-before-seen particles and solve the …

Physics

Japanese Company Makes Custom Samurai Armor for Cats and Dogs

Ever wonder what your pet would look like as a Japanese samurai? Well, thanks to this company selling samurai armors for cats and dogs, you don’t …

There Is Sound In Space, Thanks To Gravitational Waves

It’s long been said that there’s no sound in space, and that’s true, to a point. Conventional sound requires a medium to travel through, and is created when particles compress-and-rarify, making anything from a loud “bang” for a single pulse to a consistent tone for repeating patterns. In space, …

Black Holes

A neuroscientist explains why we can’t see the world objectively—and humanity is better for it

Humans have a primal, biological imperative to maintain the status quo, but seeking out answers to the unknown is also incredibly important to evolutionary innovation.<p>This dichotomy creates all sorts of kerfuffles. We’re taught to rid ourselves of implicit biases that don’t serve society and to …

You weren’t bad at math — you just weren’t looking at it the right way

What does mathematics look like to you? Do you see a wondrous landscape filled with connected ideas, or a sprawling mess of symbols? The distinction matters a great deal, because your mathematical worldview is inextricably tied to your success in the subject.<p>We are all familiar with the …

“Another kick in the teeth”: a top economist on how trade with China helped elect Trump

David Autor’s groundbreaking work on the neglected costs of trade is revealing.<p>David Autor believes both these things to be true: one, that Donald Trump’s diagnosis of trade with China as the source of woe for countless American workers was both accurate and a crucial part of his appeal on his …

Economics

20 Cool Old-School Anime Films You Might Not Have Seen

14. The Restaurant of Many Orders (Tadanari Okamoto, 1991)<p>The Restaurant of Many Orders (Chūmon no Ōi Ryōriten) is Tadanari Okamoto’s award-winning …

Want to understand how Trump happened? Study quantum physics

The past decade will be remembered as the period when the global underclass revolt snowballed into a movement with political bite. From Occupy Wall Street to Brexit to Donald Trump’s election, these post-financial crisis years have featured many unsynchronized awakenings that are forcing a …

Globalization

These Three Simple Questions Can Detect if You Have a Mastermind IQ

How beautiful is your mind?<p>If you've been harboring suspicions that you're secretly a genius then this simple three question IQ test might give you the answer you've been looking for.<p>The Cognitive Reflection Test assesses whether you can identify that a simple problem can actually be harder than it …

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Doomsday

How Pioneering Physicist Lise Meitner Discovered Nuclear Fission, Paved the Way for Women in Science, and Was Denied the Nobel Prize

“Science makes people reach selflessly for truth and objectivity; it teaches people to accept reality, with wonder and admiration, not to mention the deep joy and awe that the natural order of things brings to the true scientist.”<p>In the fall of 1946, a South African little girl aspiring to be a …