How does your brain detect patterns? What’s the science behind the 5 Second Rule? In The 5 Second Rule, Mel Robbins discusses the science behind her 5 Second Rule. She answers why it has such a powerful effect on the brain, and it all has to do with how the brain recognizes patterns. Continue reading to learn how brain patterns affect your ability to fight procrastination, hesitation, and harmful impulses.
What is the new space race? Who is the race between? What does the future hold for space exploration? Space exploration largely faded into the background after the end of the Cold War, but it’s coming back with a vengeance. Participants in the new space race are vying for the advantages of establishing a space presence that could set them up for future success. Read on to learn more about what’s happening with the new space race and who’s involved.
When and how did our solar system form? Why is the universe fine-tuned for life? What do scientists know about the origin of life? Scientists have learned a ton about the universe and the Earth. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson covers the major discoveries and theories and points out what we still don’t know. Keep reading for an overview of this accessible guide to science and natural history, from the big bang to the arrival of hominids on Earth.
What’s the theoretical basis for the big bang? What’s a supernova? Why is Earth’s moon important? Consider the matter, energy, stars, and planets that make up our universe. At some point, they came into existence. Scientists have developed certain understandings about the big bang, the life cycle of stars, and the formation of the solar system. Continue reading for a brief history of the cosmos.
Are there multiple realities? If so, how many? How can we access them? In Reality Transurfing Steps I–V, Vadim Zeland redefines reality, arguing that we live in a world of consciousness in which infinite versions of reality exist simultaneously. He believes that what we identify as reality is just one version of it. Read more for an intriguing exploration of Zeland’s thoughts on the nature of reality.
What is the life cycle of stars? How do stars burn? How many stars are in the Milky Way? If you’ve always wanted to understand the natural world but found science classes tedious and science textbooks difficult to understand, author Bill Bryson can relate. A Short History of Nearly Everything is an accessible overview of the natural sciences. Keep reading for Bryson’s explanation of the life cycle of stars.
How was our solar system formed? What were the conditions on and around Earth? Our sun formed a few billion years ago after the universe was set in motion with the big bang. Planets and moons formed out of the gas and dust that swirled around it. Read more to learn about the formation of our solar system.
Do you want to learn more about global warming? What are the best books on climate change? Climate change is a pressing issue that politicians and scientists debate. If you want to be more educated about the topic, there are many books written by experts that can give you a better understanding of climate change. Here are eight books on climate change you should read to stay informed.
Why is the cosmos fine-tuned for life? Where is the universe’s missing mass? Why is the expansion of the cosmos speeding up? In a discussion of the origin and history of the universe, Bill Bryson brings up several questions that scientists have yet to answer conclusively. He also shares what some of the answers might be. Keep reading to learn about three intriguing mysteries of the cosmos.
How does memory work in the brain? How does recall involve risk? The brain uses associative access and the altering of memories to recall something. Together, these properties of memory reinforce Daniel Levitin’s view that keeping and processing complicated information in your head is risky. Read more to understand how memory works and why we should be cautious.