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The Most Important Skill you can Ever Learn!

The single most important skill you will ever learn is in itself an oxymoron. It is dependent on your ability to vanquish procrastination and achieve something today with view to tackling the unknown that comes tomorrow. <b>As I've written previously it requires the drive to tackle the modern world</b> …

The Strangest Places on Earth (Are Also the Most Sublime)

Technicolor mountains, otherworldly forests, and glow-in-the-dark beaches: These unusual places around the world prove that weird can also be wonderful.<p>Rakotzbrücke (Rakotz Bridge): Kromlau, Germany<p>Salar de Uyuni: Bolivia<p>Valle de Cocora: Quindío, Colombia<p>Mendenhall Ice Caves: Juneau, Alaska<p>Angel …

Science Says Insecure People Are Creative Geniuses

What do John Lennon, John Denver, Meryl Streep, Robin Williams, Will Smith and Mike Meyers have in common? Other than being brilliant performers, …

The Future of 3D Printing - We're Not in Kansas Anymore

The concept of widely accessible 3D printing has, up until recently, been reserved for sci-fi movies and companies with extensive budgets. However, in the past few years there have been hundreds of thousands of dollars invested in 3D printing companies around the world, demonstrating the shift in …

3D Printing

The limitations and perils of scientific studies

A staple in college psychology courses is the story of polio and "spongy tar." It seems that decades ago, researchers noticed that there were higher polio rates during times when tar was spongier in children's playgrounds. Based on that, they mistakenly concluded that spongy tar causes polio and …

When should I drink protein shakes?

<i>Your favourite post-workout fuel might be doing more than making your muscles bigger. Researchers at the University of Newcastle found drinking a</i> …

6 Useful Online Tutoring Sites to Boost Your Learning

People like to joke that the only thing you really “learn” in school is how to memorize. As it turns out, that’s not even the case for most of us. If …

The Difference Between Hackers, Programmers, Engineers and Computer Scientists

<i>Author Anthony Scherba is the President and Founder of Yeti, a product focused development and design studio in San Francisco. Yeti works with companies from large enterprises to startups on building innovative products that blend the physical and digital world.</i><p>The terms hacker, programmer, …

You still use a landline? FCC voting on new phone rules

The copper network behind landline phones, a communications mainstay for more than a century, is going away, as cable and fiber-optics lines come along with faster Internet speeds.<p>But the alternatives have drawbacks, including an inability to withstand power outages. The federal government is …

5 Ways You're Wasting Time in the Gym

Because Fluffy Workouts Lead to a Fluffy Body<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>Cardio warm-ups are a waste of time. Perform low intensity versions of …

Ectomorph, Endomorph And Mesomorph: How To Train For Your Body Type

Mesomorph Body Type<p>You have the body type that finds it easiest to add new muscle and you don’t tend to store much body fat. Mesomorphs tend to take …

Body Fat

12 Hot Trends in Educational Technology

Educational technology is truly at a tipping point, where there are millions being poured into education startups that are going to revolutionize the …

Education Technology

Five muscle groups that are too often ignored at the gym

After 12 years as a trainer, I know that having a training plan is crucial. A plan keeps you focused, allows you to track your progress and gives you objective data to understand why you are, or are not, reaching your goals.<p>I also know that developing a strength routine can be stressful, …

Top 10 Computer Tricks Every Geek Should Know

We’ve talked before about the things every computer user should know how to do, but we geeks are special: we want to go above and beyond, to explore …

Top 10

Yoga For Explosive Strength

Try this yoga sequence, designed to maximize gains and speed recovery of power lifters and competitive athletes<p><b>Runner’s Lunge</b>Come onto your hands and knees with hands directly below shoulders and knees aligned with hips. Bring right leg forward, placing right foot beside right hand. Keeping left …

Water Escapes a Warm Planet — Will Earth Become Like Mars?

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. The publication contributed this article to Space.com's</i> Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.<p>We …

Chemistry

How Staying Mentally Fit Can Make a Difference (Brain Training)

<b>Your brain isn’t a muscle, but you can treat it like one</b><p>Many people focus on physical fitness, but few know that brain fitness is also something you …

4 Workouts for Guaranteed Muscle Gain

When it comes to fitness, there are certain exercises that stand the test of time and will always be recommended. Exercises like drop sets, …

What It Takes To Change Your Brain’s Patterns After Age 25

Most of our brain’s patterns are solidified by our mid-20s, but it’s possible to change your brain’s pathways and patterns with these methods.<p>“In most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.”<p>That quote was made famous by Harvard psychologist …

The Brain

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Language Learning

Five chemistry inventions that enabled the modern world

Photograph: eye35 /Alamy<p>It’s probably saved your life ...<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/4/1433438875320/b4602d45-1c76-47a3-b882-4eea17cb1b21-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: eye35 /Alamy<p>It’s probably saved your life …

Java Tutorial for Beginners - Here is how to learn Java

If you have ever wanted to write your own Android app, for fun or for profit, you are probably going to need to do some programming. There are lots of different ways to write Android programs but the official language of Android is Java, so this Java tutorial for beginners may be for you. If you …

Java

Water: the strangest chemical in the universe – video

You think you know water, but you don't. And if it wasn't so odd, you wouldn't be here. So how does this seemingly everyday substance turn out to be an epic scientific story of a strange molecule that connects you to everyone and everything else and the rest of the universe? Science broadcaster …

Ocean Exploration

Black Holes: Facts, Theory & Definition

Black holes are some of the strangest and most fascinating objects found in outer space. They are objects of extreme density, with such strong …

Wild Weather of Distant Stars May Affect Chances for Alien Life

Earth regularly endures violent ejections of material from the sun, but could similar eruptions in other solar systems make alien planets …

Astronomy

Faster-than-light travel: Are we there yet?

There’s a cosmic speed limit that unfortunately means we won’t be firing up warp drive anytime soon.<p>Long before the Empire struck back, before the …

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Here's how long you could survive on every planet in our solar system

We know how long a human being could survive on a summer day on Mars without a spacesuit. (Answer: not long at all.) But what about the other planets in our solar system?<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks it down.<p><i>Produced by Kamelia Angelova, Will Wei, and Alana Kakoyiannis.</i><p><i>StarTalk Radio is a podcast and</i> …

What to Eat Before and After Every Kind of Workout

You'll be amazed at the difference it makes.<p>While eating clean, balanced meals is a great way to supplement any exercise regime, when you think about it, it doesn't really make sense to fuel up for yoga the same way you would for a long run. Curious as to what kind of foods <i>do</i> make sense to eat …

The Best Exercise for Each Muscle, According to Science

You’re busy. We’re busy. We’d love to give you the <i>perfect</i> workout that’ll save you time and give you the most bang for your buck; so we consulted the …

What happens to our bodies after we die

The breakdown of our bodies after death can be fascinating – if you dare to delve into the details. Mo Costandi investigates.<p>“It might take a little bit of force to break this up,” says mortician Holly Williams, lifting John’s arm and gently bending it at the fingers, elbow and wrist. “Usually, the …