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Curious cats are scared of vacuum cleaner, but brave enough to take an adorable peek 【Pics】

“Guys… there’s a monster in our house cleaning the floor!”<p>So we know from past experience that cats are at their funniest when they’re <b>acting human.</b> …

The Best Beaches in Europe

The focal point of this famous spot is the hulking, weathered hull of a freighter that ran aground in the early ’80s. The ship now sits in the middle …

Quiet revolution: Is it better to be an introvert?

In the opening page of her new book, Quiet Power, author Susan Cain is introduced as someone who ‘prefers listening to talking, reading to socialising, and cosy chats to group settings.’ Yet Susan’s first book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Won’t Stop Talking, became a New York …

Behavioral Sciences

30 years of bear markets - history tells us what's next

Is the bear market here to stay? We look back at previous sell-offs to try and find the answer<p>Global stock markets have suffered their worst start to the year since the Great Depression.<p>Britain’s leading blue chip share index, the FTSE 100, has fallen 20pc since last April.<p>Last week the panic …

Stock Markets

Do we really use what we learn in school?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What is the best way to answer a student who says, “Why are we learning this? We are never going to use geometry or Shakespeare in the real world”?</i> <i>Answer by Richard Muller, professor of physics at UC Berkeley, author of Energy for Future Presidents.</i><p>I was …

Self-improvement

26 years ago, Carl Sagan gave us an incredible perspective on our planet

As NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft was about to leave our Solar System in 1989, Sagan, who was a member of the mission's imaging team, pleaded with officials to turn the camera around to take one last look back at Earth before the spaceship left our solar system.<p>The resulting image, with the Earth as a …

Climate change helps slow, not quicken, rising sea levels – NASA

Glaciers are still melting, but climate change is having an unexpected effect on sea levels, NASA has found. Satellites show 3.2 trillion tons of …

Gravitational waves find could allow scientists to build a 'time machine' to look at the universe’s past

The detection of gravitational waves could allow scientists to build something like a time machine to look into the earliest and darkest parts of the …

12 writing mistakes nearly everyone makes

As more and more organizations get into owned media, the grammar police seem to be in greater force.<p>Poor Sam Fiorella. Every time he writes …

Language

5 Reasons Wall Street is Freaking Out About a Recession

As Janet Yellen testifies in front of Congress this week, it is safe to say that she is facing the period of greatest economic uncertainty since she …

Big Data: 33 Brilliant And Free Data Sources Anyone Can Use

Data is ubiquitous — but sometimes it can be hard to see the forest for the trees, as it were. Many companies of various sizes believe they have to collect their own data to see benefits from big data analytics, but it’s simply not true.<p>There are hundreds (if not thousands) of free data sets …

Big Data

How to Tell If Someone Is Lying, According to Science

Wouldn’t it be nice to know how to tell if someone is lying?<p>We’re going to see what the research has to say on detecting lies, avoiding deception and …

18 Times People Had Hilariously Different Reactions On The Internet

Sometimes internet comments get a little TOO real.

Shrek

Why are plane windows round instead of square?

If you’ve ever traveled by plane, you’re likely aware that every airplane window you’ve ever seen has a round design, whether it be a circle or an …

Calculus

12 Great Reasons to Study Abroad

Insights into the advantages of studying abroad from the College Tourist Spring Team<p>1. <b>Roslyn Kent</b> - University of Calgary<p>Studying abroad means that you can learn how to integrate yourself into a new city, environment and even culture. By living somewhere completely different than your home, you're …

How to Use Google Maps Without An Internet Connection

Losing your Internet connection while traveling can be frustrating, especially when you're relying on your phone to tell you where to go. Whether …

Interesting facts that make you think twice

The world is a fascinating place, and it's full of weird and interesting facts that you might have never realized were true.<p>Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh …

21 Powerful Life Lessons That Took 21 Years To Learn

It’s not easy to grow, and it’s not easy to let yourself grow.<p>As people, we find comfort in familiarity and habit, but that is no excuse.<p>People need …

Why Waiting For The One You Love To Love You Back Is Hard But Worth It

If love exists only when shared, why is it so often unreciprocated?<p>How can I love you when you don't love me? How can I feel so much for you and know …

What To Do When You Realize You Have No F*cking Clue Who You Are

There comes a time in your 20s when you look in the mirror and catch yourself by surprise.<p>You think, “Who is that, and where’s the person I used to …

You're Not Afraid Of The Future, You're Afraid Of Repeating Past Mistakes

It’s not always easy to get out of bed. Sometimes, if we know what the day has in store for us, we wish we could just keep sleeping until the storm …

Getting the U.S.-Israel Relationship Back on Track

As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives this weekend in the U.S. and prepares to meet President Obama next week, there is an opportunity for the two countries to reboot relations heading into the final stretch of the Obama Administration.<p>Some believe this will be challenging. Many have …

Israel

Astronomers say they’ve made a key discovery that could predict our planet’s demise

Astronomers have made the first direct discovery of a white dwarf star being orbited by a disintegrating minor planet that will ultimately collide into it. The observation, made by the Kepler space telescope, offers a glimpse into what could happen to the Earth in a few billion years as the Sun, …

Universe

Putin is underestimating the blowback of intervening in Syria

For Russia, with 12 percent, mostly Sunni, Muslim population - much of it concentrated in the already turbulent north Caucasus region - it's not a far-fetched fear.<p>Mr. Putin said about 4,000 Muslims from ex-Soviet countries are fighting alongside the Islamic State in Syria and "we cannot let these …

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10 Things You Didn't Know About the Moon

As the full moon approaches, its growing brightness tends to capture our attention.<p>The full moon occurs when the moon is on the opposite side of …

The Largest Cosmic Structures In The Universe Don't Actually Exist

There’s a simple recipe for building the Universe as we know it today: take a sea of matter and radiation that starts off hot, dense and expanding, and give it time to cool. Over long enough timescales, atomic nuclei, neutral atoms, and eventually stars, galaxies, and clusters of galaxies will …

Cosmology