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This is how you make better decisions, according to science

Life would be a lot easier if we just knew how to make good decisions. Research shows we all make a lot of bad ones, according to Chip Heath's "Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work."<p>With careers:<p>In our jobs:<p>And in our personal lives:<p>We get a lot of sketchy tips based on unreliable …

There’s a better way to get smarter than brain-training games – Jeffrey M Zacks

Is it just me, or is everybody out there looking for a quick fix? There is something highly compelling about the idea that there is a secret switch …

We Got a Theoretical Physicist to Explain That Mind-Boggling Moment in 'Game of Thrones'

How to be in two times at the same time.<p>In the 23 May episode of HBO’s <i>Game of Thrones</i>, we finally learned the heartbreaking origin of Hodor's, uh, …

These tiny, autonomous robots don’t need computer programs to repair circuits

Not all autonomous robots need artificial intelligence to power them. At the molecular level, nanobots can do pretty impressive things without lines of code dictating their moves. They do our bidding because the physical laws of their environment force them to do so.<p>cybrain/Shutterstock<p>By …

How Donald Trump got rich

To answer this question, open a copy of his bestselling business book "The Art of the Deal."<p>But disregard all the material on doing deals. Doing deals didn't actually have much to do with Trump's success.<p>Instead, turn to the section on Trump's father, Fred.<p>In many ways, Fred Trump's is the more …

Target is investing billions of dollars in a losing game — but a mysterious startup could turn that around

Target will likely spend the money, in part, to hire 20 engineers and product managers to join a mysterious technology-focused start-up called "Goldfish," reports the Star Tribune.<p>While details about the "new franchise" are still murky, it's clear the Goldfish is attempting to crack the ecommerce …

Something really weird is driving inequality in the UK and economists don't understand why it's happening

Technically, that is full employment, and we've had full employment for about a year.<p>But the new stat only deepens one of the most frustrating mysteries about Britain's economy: If everyone who needs a job now has one, and if the economy is still growing (which it is, at about 2% per year), then …

MIT’s New Battery Runs On Sugar

The MIT team, led by professor Michael Strano, took what it describes as “lab curiosity” and worked it up into a useful, everyday technology. The …

Carson defends Trump attacks on Carson

Tweets from https://twitter.com/politico/lists/team-politico<p>Ben Carson is still endorsing Donald Trump for president, but he's doing it with a few stipulations.<p>If he were simply endorsing a candidate for president based on his personal feelings, Carson would not be all in for the man who had …

Scientists Have Created a Painless Patch That Can Control Diabetes Without Injections

This is awesome.<p>Scientists have been struggling for decades to free diabetics from regular insulin injections. One of the main goals has been to …

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Science

Whistleblower Sues VW After Being Fired Over Data Deletion Row

A whistleblower has sued Volkswagen AG (vlkay), alleging that he was fired after trying to stop the company deleting evidence relevant to U.S. …

How to move apps to the microSD card on your Galaxy smartphone

Samsung brought back expandable storage on the new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, and continued the optional storage on the Galaxy S8 line.<p>The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus come with 64GB of internal storage, some of which is used up by the OS and default applications installed on the device. Both devices support …

These 'Sea-Nomad' Children Can See Underwater Like Dolphins

And the skill can be learned in just one month.<p>If you want proof of how adaptable the human body can be, look no further than the Moken people - a …

The most unbelievably simple trick to improve your memory

<b>(Alex Mit via Shutterstock)</b><p>Try ignoring it<p>Julia Shaw<p>March 1, 2016 10:30am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>If I say a random string of numbers out loud, say 1593657292759381380473, how many of these numbers do you think you will be able to immediately remember<p><b>The</b> …

Humanity

JP MORGAN STRATEGIST: Central banks tried to control the world … and failed miserably

The Federal Reserve kept US interest rates at 0% for seven years.<p>The Fed, the European Central Bank (ECB), and the Bank of Japan (BoJ) all launched massive quantitative-easing programs.<p>And most recently, the BoJ joined the ECB in doing what was once unthinkable: instituting negative interest …

Interest Rates

The real estate technique fuelling Vancouver's housing market

They had a deal.<p>The Rappaports’ home, on Vancouver’s West Side, would net the couple $5.2-million last year. Jo and her husband had bought the stately Craftsman home in 1987 for $362,000. They raised their sons there and loved it. But the neighbourhood had changed. Investors were razing the houses …

Real Estate

The Reason People Run Ridiculous Distances Has Little to Do With Physical Fitness

<i>(Photo: David Denney/The Denver Post/Getty Images)</i><p>By Tanya Basu<p>The ultramarathoner, as Science of Us has noted before, is a special sort of person. Generally, when people think about running and intensity, the two seem to follow a pretty correlated path: The more one runs, the more intense one must …

T-Mobile adds Amazon Video to Binge On, makes it easier to turn off throttling

T-Mobile's doing two things with its Binge On program today: adding new partners including Amazon, and making it simpler for consumers to turn off what has fast become the company's most controversial "Uncarrier" perk. Starting today, Amazon Video, WWE Network, Fox News, and Univision are part of …

If You Tend To Slip Up Under Pressure, This New Study Is For You

Scientists offer advice on what to do to fight the stage fright.<p>Anyone who experiences stage fright knows what it feels like to slip up under the pressure of having an audience watch your every move.<p>In short: The feeling is devastating.<p>Now, an international team of researchers has pinpointed the …

The boss of Saudi Arabia's $95 billion King Abdullah Economic City has 50 meetings in 4 days to attract investors

More than a decade later, Fahd Al-Rasheed, group CEO and managing director of King Abdullah Economic City, talked to Business Insider this week at the World Economic Forum about the $95 billion (£67 billion) supercity, which the Saudis hope will draw from both Chinese manufacturing and Western tech …

World Economic Forum

The Star Wars Game I've Played Every Day For Three Months Straight

This is <i>Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes</i>. It’s a game I called “another f**king mobile <i>Star Wars</i> card game” when it was announced. A game I called “not bad …

Here Are Six Scientifically Proven Tips For More Effective Studying

Straight from the experts.<p>Not everyone studies the same way- some people are happy cramming everything at the last minute, and some require pages …

Study: A Tesla Powerwall pays for itself after nearly 40 years (Update)

The Institute for Energy Research does the (shaky) math for you.<p>The Tesla Powerwall promises to power your home in a more efficient, green way than traditional energy options, all for a manageable cost. The Institute for Energy Research looked into the numbers and found that it would take 38 years …

Clean Energy

8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this …

Buying Jos. A Bank Has Been a Catastrophe for Men's Wearhouse

When Men’s Wearhouse (MW) bought rival clothier Jos. A Bank for $1.8 billion early last year after a five-month long saga, the retailer touted the …

Synthetic biology is turning into industrial design, says Daisy Ginsberg

Advances in genetic technology mean that creating synthetic animals has become just another branch of industrial design, according to Daisy …

Science Says It's More Than How You Look that Makes You Attractive

Attractiveness is more than just physical beauty. It is a magnetic force that pulls people together, connecting people of different sizes and shapes. …

UT lawyer had the perfect response when Justice Scalia suggested some blacks go to a 'slower-track school'

"There are those who contend that it does not benefit African-­Americans to get them into the University of Texas where they do not do well, as opposed to having them go to a less advanced school, a less­­ — a slower­-track school where they do well," Scalia said Wednesday, according to the Supreme …