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5 Unexpected Ways To Get More Done

Alarms to go to bed, shorter to-do lists: These tips might seem counterintuitive, but give them a try and see how your productivity soars.<p>I wrote a post recently about ways that you can work smarter, not harder. As I worked through the list of techniques I’d collected, the post became so long that …

A Photographic Exploration Of The Oldest Living Things In The World

For nearly a decade, photographer Rachel Sussman has been traveling the globe in search of the world's oldest living things. From the Mojave Desert to the Australian Outback to Greenland's icy expanses, she captures portraits of life forms so relentless they've managed to survive eons of planetary …

7 Ways to Make Sex Extra Romantic

For those nights when you want to emphasize the "love" in "making love"

See The World Through The Eyes Of A Cat

An awesome, disorienting look at kitty vision.<p>What does the world look like through a cat's eyes? The basic structure of feline eyes is pretty similar to what humans have, but cats' vision has adapted to very different purposes, so the world they see looks familiar, but isn't quite the same as …

Pets

Google Buys AI Startup, Hires Ethics Board To Oversee It

So we're good! Nothing to worry about here. Move along.<p>In an apparent move to feed its smart-hardware ambitions, Google has bought an artificial intelligence startup, DeepMind, for somewhere in the ballpark of $500 million. Considering all of the data Google sifts through, and the fact that it …

Artificial Intelligence

‘Sweden’s Atlantis’ at Bottom of Baltic Sea: 11,000-Year-Old Settlement Uncovered

A team of divers led by Södertörn University archaeology professor Björn Nilsson has uncovered artifacts from what could be the oldest known …

Archaeology

Where Are The Brave Ones?

Now that China has replaced 1980s Japan as the economy that might surpass us, can we find one brave policy maker, (including President Obama), that's willing to sound the alarm? China now has a robot roaming the moon, and various predictors say it could surpass the U.S. as the world's largest …

Research

17 Signs You're Actually Addicted To The Ocean

The ocean -- or any brilliant, large body of water -- is a powerful and beautiful thing. It gives you special moments that nothing else in the world can, from haunting yet serene silence to electrifying energy.<p>Some may argue that this fascination borderlines addiction. It is, after all, the only …

'Talking' cars that warn drivers about unseen hazards

BBC Click looks at how vehicle-to-vehicle communication that allows cars to broadcast unseen hazards could be used to help driver safety.<p>Many modern cars are fitted with sensors and cameras to help drivers avoid rear-end collisions, but these systems can only detect what the vehicle can physically …

Travel

These Stunning Underwater Photos Taken By Free Divers Are NOT Photoshopped (PHOTOS)

If you've ever held your breath underwater, you've technically been free diving. But the sport of free diving is an entirely new ball game, where individuals can dive to depths in excess of 600 feet on one single breath. Though it allows one to appreciate the serenity of the underwater world …

Why synthetic soil holds the key to a sustainable future

Space agencies have spent a lot of time looking at how soils are made so that we can bring them with us if we need to move or extend our civilisation. Soils are the foundations of every city and we need to understand how they can be produced if we are ever to settle frontiers beyond our planet.<p>But, …

Synthetic Biology and The Living City

Why the universe may be nothing more than math

If you're not already a physicist, you need to mentally prepare yourself for MIT professor Max Tegmark's explanation of how our entire universe isn't just described by math, but <i>is</i> math. <i>Scientific American</i> published an excerpt from Tegmark's new book, <i>Our Mathematical Universe</i>, which explains that …

Did China test a new hypersonic glide vehicle?

A story is circulating on social media about China’s new hypersonic glide vehicle. Here are some questions.<p>Social media is buzzing this morning …

How Yoga And Meditation Can Supercharge Your Health

With the benefits of holistic health and mindfulness practices finally starting to be recognized by mainstream medical institutions across the country, it's only fitting that the first major symposium on yoga and medicine is taking place this weekend in the nation's capital.<p>In conjunction with the …

US physically hacks 100,000 foreign computers

The United States has implanted devices in nearly 100,000 computers to spy on institutions such as the Chinese and Russian military, EU trade groups and agencies within Saudi Arabia, India and Pakistan.<p>The <i>New York Times</i> on Tuesday cited documents from the National Security Agency, computer experts …

Sick of the Selfie

I am sitting with my boyfriend on a trailer pulled by a red tractor. The hayride is a popular attraction at the apple orchard, and this is a gorgeous fall day, all sky blues and red leaves and golden sunshine. A group of college girls clamor on board the trailer, sitting on the bale of hay across …

Social Media

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Video: Clever Spider Uses Its Web Like a Slingshot to Capture Insects

TAMBOPATA, Peru – A tiny spider in the Peruvian Amazon catches prey in a most marvelous way. From a spot near the center of its web, the spider …

Study: Ultramarathoners are Healthy, But Frequently Injured

Low incidence of chronic disease and time lost from work due to illness.<p>If you're an employer who hates it when workers call in sick, you could do worse than to hire a bunch of ultramarathoners, suggests new research on the health and injury rates of ultra runners.<p>The research is based on a survey …

Miles and Meals

Why marathon training doesn't always help runners shed pounds.<p>If you've ever trained for a marathon, you probably expected to lose weight. And why not? Long runs that last two, three, and four hours burn a serious number of calories. But many runners step on the scale just before race day and …

Making time for workouts can actually help you have it all

If it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day, it’s time to squeeze in a workout.<p>Exercising regularly can make you less anxious about work, and make it easier for you to enjoy your life outside of the office. A soon-to-be-published study in <i>Human Resource Management</i> looks at how physical …

High Net-Gain Nutrition

<i>by guest blogger Brendan Brazier, athlete, author, and creator of Vega and Thrive Forward</i><p>My nutrition philosophy, summarized in the <i>Thrive</i> book series, is not based around calories, but focuses instead on what I like to call high net-gain nutrition. By eating foods that are easy to digest and …

Nutrition

Recurring Dreams: Your Dreams Are Trying to Tell You Something!

<i>By Dr. Angel Morgan</i><p>Dreams can include important narratives for the dreamer about unresolved issues in the past, present and future.<p>Often, a very important message for the dreamer that has been ignored will repeat until it's understood, or worked through by the dreamer. It's kind of like the dream …

Super-Earths likely to have oceans and continents

Massive exoplanets might be more like Earth than has been thought.<p>Massive terrestrial exoplanets – planets outside our solar system – called …

Astronomy

Will This Helicopter Truck Fly?

It could be the future of military rescue.<p>It's a lot easier to "leave no man behind" when the rescue crew is robotic. Advanced Tactics, an El Segundo-based firm, plans to test a remotely operated, transforming, flying, driving evacuation vehicle early this year. It's not quite a drone, but it's not …