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Passions aren't fixed. You can develop them.

A Stanford new study delves into whether passions are fixed or developed.

10 reasons why Finland's education system is the best

No standardized tests, no private schools, no stress. Finland's education system is consistently ranked best in the world. Why isn't America copying it?

Earth has more moons than you might think

We aren't lunarly exclusive. Earth has a few minimoons whizzing around us, including one that comes back into our orbit every 20 years or so.

Musk's magic is fading: Is the "tech 2.0" bubble about to burst?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has shocked investors and now draws the ire of the SEC after clumsily announcing that he intended to take the company private.

Universal apocalypse: This is how all of creation could end

The ultimate fate of the universe is a mind-bogglingly thing to think about. So what’s the final outcome for it all?

The definitive history of our moon

You've probably seen it hanging around. But how did it get there? And can we live there?

7 most famous mythical places

Throughout history, mankind has often been enthralled by stories of mythical places, cities, and paradises shrouded in secrets and lost to the sands of time. Here are the 7 most famous mythical places in the world.

NASA's Parker Solar Probe is attempting to touch the sun

The probe, no larger than a car, will be the closest a man-made object has ever gotten to the sun. We will be able to study and see it like we’ve never seen it before.

The Loch Ness Monster: Science, myth, and DNA

Is Nessie real or just a tourism ploy? There might be more to this (in)famous monster than you think...

The seven ancient wonders of the world

Only the pyramids stand today. What did the other 6 look like?

How the Medici family created and lost their banking empire

The Medici family had a long and powerful influence in European history for hundreds of years. They were well known for their banking prowess and are synonymous as an unparalleled patron of the arts during the Italian Renaissance.

10 of the strangest exoplanets in the universe

Bright pink? Lava? Liquid planets that could hold water? Some far-out planets are truly... out of this world.

Relax, the robots won't take all our jobs

The fear of robots taking over our economy is unfounded. After all, this kind of disruption happens a lot more often, in the historical sense, than you might think.

10 documentaries that will make you a lot smarter about money

There’s no escaping its vast power and utility for the human enterprise. Stories, great tales, and songs have all been written about the all-mighty dollar. Here's 10 documentaries that we think you'll enjoy.

How to become a millionaire

Becoming a millionaire is not out of grasp for the ordinary person. Here are tried and tested methods for wealth creation to get your plan in action.

Why are unscientific beliefs increasing among millennials?

We don’t have to stop inquiring or wondering about the far-flung vistas of reality, we just need to do it with some good old-fashioned logic.

Transgender brains more closely resemble brains of the sex they align with, rather than what they were born with

Gender studies are leaving the college halls and heading into the lab. Increasingly, there have been more rigorous studies into how transgender people neurologically relate to the sex they identify with rather than their biological sex.

What animals is A.I. currently smarter than?

Can artificial intelligence rival the animal kingdom? We compare the intelligence of four animals to current A.I. capabilities.

The history of VR: How virtual reality sprang forth from science fiction

For many years the concept of virtual worlds and far flung digital realities was the stuff of speculative fiction and philosophy. But it may soon take over the world.

The 10 best books about A.I.

Here are some of the best books on the rich history, rabid speculations and intriguing fictionalized world of artificial intelligence.

The 10 smartest NFL Players to ever be drafted

The NFL is known predominantly for its players’ display of athletic prowess. But you’d be surprised to know that many of these same players are incredibly smart. Here are some of the smartest NFL players ever to have graced the league.