Tamara Adeuksom

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Why is the speed of darkness faster than the speed of light?

Michael Stevens explains why darkness moves faster than light in this new episode of Vsauce. I usually find these explainers interesting because they …

Thomas Edison's Eccentric Job Interview Questions: A Cheat Sheet

Thomas Edison had an encyclopedic memory, and by the early 1920s, he had become increasingly frustrated by the fact that college graduates applying …

Only the Creepiest Photos Ever Taken

Mourning is a strange thing, and different cultures deal with it in vastly different ways. But there are reasons people associate the Victorians with …

Watch What Could Be This Summer’s Best Meteor Shower

Changing Planet<p>The late July Delta Aquarids may outperform the more famous August Perseids this year thanks to a moonless sky. Courtesy NASA<p>Keep your eyes turned to the skies for some upcoming cosmic fireworks, as the Delta Aquarid meteor shower peaks.<p>Often considered the cosmic consolation prize …

Ageing: The girls who never grow older

A handful of girls seem to defy one of the biggest certainties in life: ageing. Virginia Hughes reports on the families wrestling with a condition they can’t explain, and the scientist who believes that these children could hold the key to immortality.<p>Richard Walker has been trying to conquer …

Vietnam War

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

The Grandest Home To Ever Be Squeezed Into 550 Square Feet

Tiny, but grand in spirit.<p>Designer Peter Dunham's apartment may be tiny but it's grand in spirit, packed with exuberant patterns and colorful personality.

Why Do We Laugh When We're Tickled?

It's a mystery that's challenged some of science's greatest minds, including Charles Darwin, Galileo, Francis Bacon, and Plato [PDF]. One thing is …

Ronald Reagan

These Are the People Who Stop at Lemonade Stands

Well, who stop at a cookies and milk stand. I should come clean right away and tell you that on the first day of summer break when I came downstairs and asked my kids how they wanted to spend the day, they didn't say go to the park, the library or even the pool. What they said was, "We want to have …

Parenting

Leukaemia researchers find ‘genetic switch’ to repair cancer cells in mice

Melbourne medical institute uses differentiation therapy to rehabilitate cells that have become malignant<p>The most common childhood leukaemia can be “cured” in mice with the flick of a genetic switch, Australian researchers have discovered.<p>Mice at Melbourne’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute …