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Plans for huge sculpture in New York public plaza unveiled

NEW YORK (AP) — The developer behind a cluster of skyscrapers rising near the Hudson River raised eyebrows when he boasted the project would be …

Skyscrapers

Cataclysm at Meteor Crater: Crystal sheds light on Earth, moon, Mars

In molten sandstone extracted by prospectors a century ago, an international team of scientists has discovered microscopic crystals telling of …

Here's Why People Who Sleep Late Are Smarter, According To Science

Anyone ever yell at you for doing something the wrong way? Maybe it wasn’t wrong at all; maybe they just wanted something done a certain way.<p>Geniuses …

The Brain

The concept of different “learning styles” is one of the greatest neuroscience myths

Are you a visual learner who writes notes in a rainbow of different colors, or do you have to read something aloud before it will sink it? Chances are, you’ve been asked a similar question at some point in your life, and believe the concept of different “learning styles” is perfectly valid. But, as …

The Best Fiction of 2015

From a juicy examination of Washington, D.C. society to a harrowing tale of the Vietnam War, the best in this year’s fiction.<p><b>Finale</b>—Thomas Mallon<p>In …

Bertrand Russell's 10 lessons for a creative, happy life – in pictures

Philosophy,Art and design,Science and nature,Illustration,Design,Art and design,Books,Culture,Science,Life and style<p>Bertrand Russell is a 20th-century philosopher for 21st-century living, arguing we can achieve far more by doing far less. In a new edition of Russell’s 1932 essay, In Praise of …

20th Century

Book Review: 'Ashley Bell' is 1 of Dean Koontz's best

"Ashley Bell" (Bantam), by Dean Koontz (Bantam)Dean Koontz outdoes himself with his latest journey, which solidifies his reputation as one of the …

Book Reviews

The 10 Best Exercises You Can Do For The Rest Of Your Life

Fitness professionals praise simple, sustainable and modifiable moves.<p>From boot camps to SoulCycle to early morning dance parties, there’s no shortage of fitness trends with a devoted, young, fit following. But when it comes to exercises that even the oldest and most out of shape can (and should) …

Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: Harvard Physicist Lisa Randall on the Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

A thrilling cosmological detective story of how the universe evolved and what made our very existence possible.<p>Every successful technology of thought, be it science or philosophy, is a time machine — it peers into the past in order to disassemble the building blocks of how we got to the present, …

Dark Matter

What To Read While You Travel This Thanksgiving

Whether you're waiting for a train or sitting on a plane, here are some books for that reading you keep meaning to do.<p>Reading is one of those pure, true pastimes that so often gets skipped over in front of vegging out in front of the TV. As stressful as Thanksgiving can be, the travel time—and the …

Books

What Makes a Buddhist a Buddhist?

photo credit: Steven Schwartzberg<p>Here's an old Jewish joke:<p>Stan has been shipwrecked on a desert island for decades. One day he is rescued. Before leaving the island, he shows the rescuer how he spent his years alone: Building a main street with several huts, each with a different purpose.<p>"This hut …

Meditation

What Higher Consciousness Really Means, How We Attain It, and What It Does for the Human Spirit

“At such moments, the world reveals itself as quite different: a place of suffering and misguided effort … but also a place of tenderness and longing, beauty, and touching vulnerability. “<p><i>“[Leonardo da Vinci’s] unique brain wiring … allowed him the opportunity to experience the world from the</i> …

The 10 best books of the year, according to Amazon

The winners span two-dozen categories, including everything from literary fiction to mysteries and thrillers.<p>From gripping nonfiction that delves deep into historical accounts to novels that take readers into fascinating imaginary worlds, here are the top 10 books Amazon chose for 2015.<p>1. <b>"</b><b>Fates and</b> …

Books

31 Books That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

Get ready to be inspired.

18 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Great artists, writers and innovators may have "messier minds."<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly …

Reality is just part of our evolution: The wild new theory that tests our understanding of the physical world

A University of California cognitive scientist believes we learned to see things as they are as a means of survival<p>Michael Shermer<p>November 5, 2015 5:45pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>One of the deepest problems in epistemology is how we know the nature of …

My Manic-Depressive Cereal Spoon Just Lost Consciousness

Science & InnovationCuriously Krulwich<p>I’ll get to the spoon in a minute. But first I’d like to mention zippers. Because the guy who made the spoon once had a problem with zippers. He thought he could make a better zipper. Here’s what he came up with:<p>OK, the advantage gained may be awkwardly small …

Travel Special: The Top 10 Hotels In The World With History

Yes, this is another <b>Top 10 hotels</b> list (but this one is awesome).<p>Shiny and new has a certain charm (hey, I'm from Las Vegas, epicenter of shiny and new). But sometimes I like hotels that come with a little baggage. Love of history can be such a personal thing, but I swooned for the stories behind …