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NASA's planet-hunting satellite TESS launches

<b>(CNN) —</b> TESS, NASA's planet-hunting satellite, launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 6:51 p.m. ET Wednesday. It had a 30-second launch window. The launch was originally scheduled for Monday, but rescheduled to conduct additional Guidance Navigation and Control …

Space

How a 15-page DIY book forever changed travel for black Americans

Are we there yet?<p>In 1946, the songwriter Bobby Troup penned “Route 66,” cementing the Great American Road Trip into American mythology. The song was based on an actual cross-country trip he and his wife (who were both white) took, and he framed their journey as one of adventure and excitement. He …

New York Public Library

How to Manage Stress Like an Olympic Biathlete

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Race across the snow on skis as fast as you can. Now stop and shoot a target the size of an Oreo about 54 yards away. If you miss, you’ll ski penalty laps before you are allowed to race to the next set of targets.<p>Most of us will never try the biathlon, a uniquely …

Winter Olympics

Space is the Place: The architecture of Afrofuturism

Why Black Panther—and science fiction seen through a black cultural lens—has a lot to say about architecture, urbanism, and cities<p>Birmingham, Alabama-born jazz musician Herman Sonny Blount stood out quite a bit from the other Southern, African-American musicians who immigrated to Chicago in the …

Five major psychiatric diseases have overlapping patterns of genetic activity, new study shows

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Certain patterns of genetic activity appear to be common among five distinct psychiatric disorders — autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and alcoholism — according to a new study. The paper, appearing in the journal Science, was released …

The Brain

Sex Hurts. Help!

It is a relatively common myth that penises can be too large.<p>As a professional, I can assure you they generally are not.<p>From time to time I receive a query from a girlfriend wondering if her potential new partner is perhaps too large. One of the perks of having an obstetrician and gynecologist as a …

Time I

Instant Pot vs. Dutch oven: Which makes better food?

"Oh, gosh. Oh, jeez."<p>Jude, my Instant Pot customer service representative, was flustered. I had called to ask — as anyone might — if it was okay to light cognac on fire in my Instant Pot. After a brief hold and a few nervous giggles, Jude gave me the go-ahead: No more than 15 to 20 seconds, ma'am, …

Cooking

This New Airline Has $99 Flights to Europe in the Summer

Cheap flights to Europe have become a strangely familiar sight over the last year plus. Part of that is due to price wars ignited by low-cost …

Start Strong, Attack Early | Inc.com

I heard Tony LaRussa say it many times, "When in doubt...ATTACK." Dan Gable lived by the often repeated motto, "ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK," and General George Patton famously said, "ATTACK, always ATTACK." They may use different words to communicate it, but the mentality is the same, and all highly …

Los Angeles Lakers

52 of Cassini's most beautiful postcards from the outer solar system

The spacecraft completely changed our view of Saturn and her moons<p>One of NASA's greatest spacecraft will call it quits on September 15, 2017. The Cassini spacecraft has made countless discoveries during its sojourn to Saturn and its surrounding moons. It has also sent back nearly 400,000 images, …

Astronomy

Deep in the Desert, the Hyperloop Comes to Life

When the hyperloop first sparked a frenzy in 2013, it was just an Elon Musk Big Idea—very exciting, maybe possible, definitely hard to believe. Now, …

'As a black woman I'm always fetishised': racism in the bedroom

In a Bedfordshire nightclub, white couples queue to have sex with black men. Meanwhile, black women are routinely snubbed on dating sites. Why do racial stereotypes persist when it comes to sex?<p>It’s past midnight, November 2016, in Dunstable, a small town in Bedfordshire. My friend Miranda has …

Black Culture

How I Conquered My Fears Through Travel

Oftentimes I find myself painted in a light where people think I'm fearless, but really I just want to fear <i>less</i>.<p>A lot of things scare me, but the …

Scuba Diving

New neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

Michael Wolff Did What Every Other White House Reporter Is Too Cowardly to Do

Why is Fire & Fury having such an impact? Drew Magary writes it’s because Wolff was willing to throw decorum away and torch his access—and more journalists should do the same.<p>I’m gonna begin this post with the same disclaimer that needs to come with every post about Michael Wolff, which is that …

Donald Trump

Sync your calendar with the solar system

Never miss an eclipse, a meteor shower, a rocket launch or any other astronomical and space event that's out of this world.

Meteor Showers
Nutrition

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

UC Berkeley
Hung Up

16 architects of color speak out about the industry's race problem

“America has a lot of work to do”<p>Long before a divisive presidential election proved race and creed remain flashpoints in American society, issues of racial representation had leapt to the fore in a number of industries. As the American Institute of Architects turns 160, the profession still has …

Human Rights
California

Watch: Nasa astronaut captures shooting star from International Space Station

The glowing meteor was captured when the space station was travelling at a speed of 28,100kmph.<p>In a new video, Nasa astronaut Randy Bresnik has given …

11 Steps to Help You Crush Your Handstand Goal

Learning how to do a Handstand is an awesome goal for 2018! Talk about a total-body move — Handstands strengthen your upper body and your core, and they challenge your sense of balance. Plus, being upside down is a fun way to get a new perspective on life and lift your mood!<p>Even though Handstands …

Yoga

Almond Toffee

This Almond Toffee recipe is the ultimate in decadence! The flavor is rich and buttery, and the toffee itself is sandwiched between two layers of …

Dessert

Full transcript: ‘The Martian’ author Andy Weir on Recode Media

His new book takes place in the Moon city of Artemis.<p>On this episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, Peter turns the host mic over to Recode Managing Editor Edmund Lee, who talks with “The Martian” author Andy Weir. The two discuss “The Martian book and movie; Weir’s new book “Artemis”; and how a …

Writing

Brown University is doing away with student loans

Amid America’s colossal student debt problem, an Ivy League school is providing an example of how institutions can help.<p>Beginning next school year, Brown University will eliminate all student loans in its undergraduate financial aid packages, replacing them with scholarships. Following a $30 …

College & University

Ancient Wisdom Reveals 6 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

Happiness

Marathon des Sables in the Peruvian Desert: Pictures

Outdoors

Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth. Shalon Irving's Story Explains Why

On a melancholy Saturday this past February, Shalon Irving's "village" — the friends and family she had assembled to support her as a single mother — gathered at a funeral home in a prosperous black neighborhood in southwest Atlanta to say goodbye.<p>The afternoon light was gray but bright, flooding …

Pregnancy