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New Evidence Is Forcing Scientists to Rewrite The History of Human Migration 'Out of Africa'

We may find our answer in Australasia.<p>Where did we humans come from?<p>Some 40 or so years ago, our origins seemed quite straightforward.<p>But now we see …

Anthropology

This 1 Rule Will Seriously Up Your Company's Innovation Game | Inc.com

One of the things I always get asked about from the companies I work with is how to manage their innovation resources. Should they bet big on an unproven, but possibly breakthrough idea? Or focus on improving the products that they already know their customers want? Or maybe leveraging existing …

Innovation

Two Stars Slammed Into Each Other And Solved Half Of Astronomy’s Problems. What Comes Next?

Progress, as they say, is slow. In science, this is often true even for major breakthroughs; rarely is an entire field of research remade in a single …

You are probably not getting enough sleep, and it is killing you

Rocker Warren Zevon is often credited with coining the mantra that's been embraced by everyone from partying college kids to early-morning exercise evangelists: "You can sleep when you're dead."<p>Or as Bon Jovi put it, "G <i>onna live while I'm alive, I'll sleep when I'm dead.</i>"<p>It's an intoxicating …

Your To-Do List Isn't Working. Here's How to Fix It in 1 Step | Inc.com

You're probably familiar with the story for a jar that represents the time available in your life. You fill the jar with rocks, pebbles, and sand representing the big, medium, and small stuff you do every day. If you start with pebbles and sand, you'll run out of space for the big rocks--the things …

Time Management

Keep watching moon, Venus, Mars

Before dawn tomorrow – October 17, 2017 – continue watching the spectacular moon and planets before dawn. The waning moon and Venus will easily catch …

Astronomy

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.<p>"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker …

University of California

6 Smart Things Super Productive People Do to Get More Things Done Every Day | Inc.com

Ever wish you had more than 24 hours in a day to get more things done? I'm with you. In the struggle to be more productive amid so many distractions, we need tools and techniques that work to our advantage without us working ourselves to death.<p>While these may not involve the benefit of technology …

Time Management

The Meaning of Life in 15 Wise Quotes

We are all here to live, but our individual missions aren’t always the same. Some are explorers, searching for adventure in all that they do. Others …

Woman body-shamed for loose skin has the perfect response - TODAY.com

Jacqueline Adan, who once weighed 500 pounds, has avoided being seen in a bathing suit at all costs for most of her life.<p>But since dropping 350 pounds, she wasn’t going to let anything — including a few unpleasant onlookers or some excess skin as a result her dramatic weight loss — stop her from …

3 ways to get rid of anger, according to neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

The Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole is Proving Einstein Correct

As if he needs it.<p>Sitting at the center of the Milky Way galaxy lies a supermassive black hole named Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), possessing the mass of …

Black Holes

A Total Eclipse Will Sweep The U.S. In August, And People Are Going Nuts For It

On Monday, Aug. 21, a solar eclipse will be visible across America. The last time the contiguous United States saw a total eclipse was 1979, and it will be the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in 99 years, reports The Associated Press.<p>A partial eclipse will be visible throughout the United …

South Carolina

41 Breathtaking Views From Above

Experience a bird's-eye perspective of places around the world from the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest.<p>Humans always dreamed of flying. Thanks to the Wright Brothers, we're able to hop from one destination to the next in just a few hours. People take to the air to …

Travel Photography

Meteorite As Old As Earth Can Tell Us How Solar System Formed

A meteorite the size of a fist that came crashing onto a roof in the Netherlands earlier this year is as old as the Earth itself, Dutch scientists …

10 of the Most Striking Spots in Hawaii

Discover our favorite activities in the Aloha State.<p>There are iconic spots in Hawaii that first-time visitors need to see to believe, but there are also the lesser known gems that the locals know are just as worthy of your time–especially on that second or third return trip. For a mix of both, add …

National Parks

New Evidence Suggests That Our Solar System Has 10 Planets

Ten Strong<p>The Solar System hasn’t been the same since Pluto was downgraded from a planet to a dwarf planet, and all bets have been off since this …

Astronomy

Canada by Rail: 5 Great Canadian Train Adventures

While a traditional road trip has its charms, a Canadian train adventure allows you to ride through the Rockies, explore the remote north and wind …

Hubble Hits Jackpot: Images Capture Ultrabright Galaxies via Cosmic Magnification

A glittering jackpot of ultrabright galaxies bursting with star formation has been revealed in a series of stunning images taken by the Hubble Space …

Scientists Finally Witnessed a Phenomenon That Einstein Thought "Impossible"

Celestial Warping<p>According to Einstein’s general relativity theory, spacetime bends or gets distorted when it crosses a massive object due to its …

Physics

Scientists Have Recorded the Sound of Two Black Holes Colliding, and You Can Hear It Too

Something happened 3 billion years ago that changed the makeup of our prodigious universe forever. Two enormous black holes collided, resulting in an …

Juno mission first results: Jupiter isn't like what researchers expected

<b>(CNN) —</b> Beneath its heavy cloud cover, Jupiter has been able to keep its secrets from astronomers. Now, first results from NASA's Juno mission are challenging researchers' beliefs about the gas giant.<p>The results were revealed during a media teleconference Thursday with NASA researchers and …

Ancient Meteor Strike Triggered Eruptions Lasting Up to a Million Years

A giant meteor impact on Earth nearly 2 billion years ago triggered more explosive and long-lived volcanic eruptions than previously thought, a new …

Paging Star-Lord! Hubble Spies Hundreds of Galaxies That Need Guarding

As Star-Lord and his team head to the big screen this weekend to guard a galaxy in the Marvel universe, new images from the Hubble Space Telescope …

Cassini probe dives through Saturn's rings

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA's Cassini spacecraft has begun an unprecedented series of space dives that will see it plunge through the icy rings of Saturn, in the final phase of its 20-year mission.<p>For the first of 22 weekly plummets, the unmanned probe has altered its trajectory, allowing it to maneuver through …

Astronomy

All of NASA's out-of-this-world images are now in one place

NASA first announced that all of its photo archives would be made available on one easily searchable website in late March. But an interview with some of the minds behind the merger, courtesy of ArsTechnica, rekindled our memories and reminded us just how amazing the archive really is.<p>The new site …

Space

60 Years Of Starstuff: How Humanity Discovered Where Our Elements Come From

In science, you don’t have to get everything right in order to get the most incredible things correct. Sometimes good ideas emerge from a failed paradigm. An excellent example of both is the groundbreaking stellar nucleosynthesis paper (creation of complex nuclei from simpler ones) paper, published …

Physics

Astronomers Discover Massive Galaxy Found Dead, But What Killed it?

A massive galaxy (ZF-COSMOS-20115) that once had three times as many stars as the Milky Way has recently been discovered by astronomers. Experts say …

Universe

This Small Lake in Africa Once Killed 1,700 People Overnight, And We Still Don't Know Why

A death cloud of 1 million tonnes of CO2.<p>On 21 August 1986, one of the strangest and most mysterious natural disasters in history took place at Lake …

Earth Science

Breathtaking space film on Cassini's final months exploring Saturn

NASA's JPL is counting down the days to the scheduled end of Cassini's mission in September. Erik Wernquist created this awe-inspiring overview of …