Ten-year-old boy named Clark Kent breaks Michael Phelps’ 1995 butterfly record

It's not very often that Michael Phelps gets knocked off the record board. But a 10-year-old swimming phenom with a superhero name has done...

Apple officially becomes the first $1 trillion company

Apple just became the first American public company to cross $1 trillion in value. The iPhone maker achieved that big number on Thursday when the...

How new words are born

As dictionary publishers never tire of reminding us, our language is growing. Not content with the million or so words they already have at their disposal, English speakers...

7 Methods To Overcome Your Fear of Failure

I believe we all have dreams to do the things that we love most–to feel alive and fulfilled in every way possible. We’re here...

What It’s Like To Battle California’s Catastrophic Wildfires

Nate La Russo was surfing with his kids last week when he got a call about a raging wildfire tearing through Shasta County, about...

Eye Injuries in Youth Sports Are Surprisingly Common

Eye injuries in sports, especially youth sports, are worryingly common and often involve activities that most of us probably would not consider risky for...

The world’s most common passwords revealed: Are you using them?

Despite years of being told we should have strong and unique passwords, people are still using predictable patterns to secure access to their online lives. The...

Are ‘smart drugs’ safe for students?

It is an all too common story: a diligent student works hard and finally achieves a coveted place at Cambridge University. Once there, the...

Anger is a Stop Sign

When you are not getting something you want, or getting something that you don’t want, anger may surge. Beware, as excessive anger is one of the...

Is NASA Worth The Money We Spend On It?

A scam, by definition, depends on deceiving people to take their money. Space exploration (at least the programs I am familiar with in the...

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