William Alfred Burgess

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5 Bad Habits That Are Destroying Your Focus

Our days are filled with activities that sabotage our focus and slow us down. Here are 5 ways you can stop distraction in its tracks.<p>We are bombarded with information and competing priorities, from the moment we wake up until we go to sleep. Technology has permanently turned up the volume and …

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Chris Wallace surprised by candidates' 'distaste' for each other, explains why he pressed Trump on 'rigged' election belief

Overall, Wallace said he was surprised by the candidates' "distaste" for each other.<p>"As Keith Jackson, the fabled football announcer, used to say before a big rivalry game: 'These two guys just plain don't like each other,'" Wallace said. "I mean their distaste for each other — they didn't shake …

Hubble Took A Beautiful Photo Of A Barred Spiral Galaxy

55 million light years away<p>Hubble is still teaching us so many years later. Case in point: today the telescope team tweeted a beautiful shot of a barred spiral galaxy. This one is not new--it was discovered in 1784 by German-British astronomer William Herschel.<p>NGC 4394 is located about 55 million …

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Argentina's outgoing president has refused to give up her official Twitter account

What marks the difference between grandeur and pettiness?<p>Argentina’s recently termed-out president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner seems to have her own answer to that question.<p>Since her Peronist party lost the presidential elections in October, she has been embroiled in a series of questionable …

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Erdogan vows to break Turkey's dependence on Russian oil and gas

Turkey's president keeps up the war of words between his country and the Kremlin<p>Turkey’s president renewed his rhetorical attacks on Russia on Saturday, vowing to break his country’s dependence on the Kremlin’s oil and gas.<p>During a televised speech, Recep Tayyip Erdogan kept up the verbal barrages …

Turkish troops go into Iraq to train forces fighting Isis

Security sources in Turkey say unconfirmed number of soldiers are training forces near Islamic State-occupied Mosul<p>Several hundred Turkish soldiers have been deployed to provide training for Iraqi troops in an area near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, which is under Islamic State (Isis) control, …

Kind taxi driver travels two hours to return lost iPhone

A self-driving Apple Car may not yet be a reality, but that didn’t stop a Bangkok taxi driver from travelling two hours to return a passenger’s lost iPhone, which they had left in the back of his taxi cab.<p>“On my birthday on Wednesday just before midnight, [the driver] showed up at my hotel to …

Discovery of water on Mars boosts possibility of life on the planet

Mars appears to have flowing rivulets of water, at least in the summer, scientists reported Monday in a finding that boosts the odds of life on the red planet.<p>"Mars is not the dry, arid planet that we thought of in the past," said Jim Green, director of planetary science for NASA.<p>Scientists in 2008 …

8 things you didn’t know about the moon

Man first set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, an event that marked the peak in the race to explore space beginning more than a decade earlier …

A Harvard neuroscientist told us the 3 major ways meditation changes your brain

Moyan Brenn / Flickr<p>Mindfulness meditation is incredibly popular right now.<p>While there is an ever-increasing amount of academic research around the …