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Pluto and Its Moons Are Weirder Than We Thought

Increasingly it looks like Pluto is its own, fascinating thing.<p>In a teleconference today, astronomy professor Douglas Hamilton cracked that the "dwarf" in Pluto's title of "dwarf planet" should be seen as an honorific. After all, we have eight planets already; increasingly it looks like Pluto is …

7 Secrets of Happy Couples

We all want loving and successful relationships, but we don't always know how to achieve them. Over time, negative cycles can develop and loving …

Self-employed traveller, 35, en route to repaying $25,000 credit card debt

Jodi Goldfinger wanted to travel the world while she was young and able. That youthful wanderlust, combined with fluctuating income from self-employment, landed her in roughly $25,000 of credit card debt.<p>Now she's slowly regaining control of her finances, already repaying $3,000 and aiming to be …

Personal details of world leaders go to wrong email address because of autofill

That damn autofill.<p><i>The Guardian</i> has revealed, an unidentified officer at the Australian immigration department accidentally emailed personal details …

The Andromeda Galaxy (M31): Location, Characteristics & Images

The Andromeda galaxy, our Milky Way's closest neighbor, is the most distant object in the sky that you can see with your unaided eye — but only on a …

14 Things Productive People Do In The First 15 Minutes Of The Workday

The first 15 minutes of your workday sets the tone for the rest of your workday.<p>If you are already too busy at the start of your workday, imagine …

How to spot a terrorist, according to US airport security

Excessive yawning, strong body odour and arrogance are among the suspicious signs that US airport staff are trained to associate with potential terrorists, a leaked document has revealed.<p>A confidential security checklist used by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the organisation in …

Flying

The insane ways the human body changes during long-term spaceflight

Most astronauts only spend six months at a time in that environment on the International Space Station (ISS), floating 250 miles above the Earth.<p>On March 27 however, NASA and the Russian Federal Space Agency sent three astronauts to the ISS — they will be the first people to spend a continuous year …

Gowdy: Clinton wiped her server clean

Hillary Clinton wiped “clean” the private server housing emails from her tenure as secretary of state, the chairman of the House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi said Friday.<p>“While it is not clear precisely when Secretary Clinton decided to permanently delete all …

How to Brain Hack Your Way to Success

Have you ever driven your car to work in the morning? Suddenly, you are parked at your office, and don’t remember the drive?<p>The entire time you were …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

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A Nuclear Weapon Is Detonated Nearby... What Are Passenger Planes Supposed To Do?

<i>What is the correct procedure when flying a passenger plane if a nuclear weapon is detonated nearby?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and</i> …

The collapse of Big Oil: How the industry priced itself into oblivion

Multinationals have long depended on an endless demand for their product. Now they’re scrambling for a new model<p>Many reasons have been provided for the dramatic plunge in the price of oil to about $60 per barrel (nearly half of what it was a year ago): slowing demand due to global economic …