The NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens spacecraft has captured the best images so far of Rhea, the fourteenth of Saturn’s known moons. Saturn has a great many more moons than Earth – a whopping 62. Rhea is the second-largest of Saturn’s moons and the ninth-largest moon in the Solar System. Discovered on December 23, 1672 by Giovanni Cassini, [...] —> Read More
The RSPCA says it is looking after so many abandoned horses, donkeys and ponies that it cannot take in any more. —> Read More
Now available is the March 11, 2015 NASA Future In-Space Operations (FISO) telecon material. The speaker was James Spiller (University of Brckport SUNY) who discussed “Promoting American Spaceflight: The Analogy of the U.S. Antarctic Program”.
The short circuit delaying the restart of the Large Hadron Collider has been fixed, after a blast of high current melted the culpable metal particle. —> Read More
Good teeth. A sense of humor. Physically attractive. Can be trusted. Dresses well. Easy to talk to.
These are some of the common features men and women say they look for in a partner.
But new research is suggesting another overlooked quality may be a key to lasting relationships: humility.
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One study of 459 college students found that young women and men were more likely to be satisfied with their romantic partners the more they perceive them as modest and respectful. Students with more humble partners also were in general more committed to the relationship, and likelier to forgive a transgression if their partner was less arrogant or self-centered, according to researchers from the University of North Texas, Georgia State University and Hope College.
The findings, reported in the current issue of the journal Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, are consistent with other research in the developing field indicating that humility is a key component in healthy relationships.
We may live in a society that encourages personal branding, where we extol ourselves on social media and many clamor for any kind of media attention. But our hearts appear to want something different.
“Despite how we seem to operate in our culture … we still like humble people,” says Biola University psychology professor Peter Hill, a leading researcher on humility.
The unrestrained egotism of Sheldon Cooper, the popular lead character on the hit TV sitcom The Big Bang Theory, may be a somewhat obvious example of an individual lacking in humility.
This is a guy who, when a friend confesses she is crying because she feels stupid, responds in his empathy-challenged fashion: “That’s no reason to cry. One cries because one is sad. For example, I cry because others are stupid, and that makes me sad.”
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We’d like to believe that our opinions are nuanced, balanced, high-minded, wise and above all, unique, but alas they are not—or so says Twitter. Most often, those we engage with on the popular social media site are like-minded, and the ensuing electronic maelstrom of 140-character missives most often serves to reinforce, pulling us and them further along in the direction we were already trending toward—so that at the end of the day, we all tweet to the converted. —> Read More
The new target was submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Tuesday. Part of a plan for a new international treaty, it would give the U.S. 10 years to reach its goal.
Scientists say they’ve IDed the bacteria that emits that rank smell after a hard workout. Future deodorants might target that bad actor rather than blocking sweat glands or nuking all bacteria.
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA) have combined high-resolution images from the ALMA telescopes with a new scheme for undoing the distorting effects of a powerful gravitational lens.
The animal’s eyes, nose and mouth look distinctly out of place. —> Read More