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Yale psychologists have built a mathematical model for selfishness

Ever wonder why some people have a tendency to be nice—even in situations where it costs them—while others are constantly out for themselves? Psychologists from Yale University have built a formal mathematical model, combining game theory with ideas from behavioral economics, to show how humans …

Visualizing The Greatest Economic Collapses In History

<b>The very first major economic collapse in recorded history occurred in 218-202 BC</b> when the Roman Empire experienced money troubles after the Second …

Stock Markets

The Essential Guide to Writing a Business Plan

President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” If you’re starting a business, you should have a business plan regardless of whether you’re bootstrapping it or looking for outside funding.<p>The best sorts …

How to get rid of love handles

No man wants lower back fat. Accumulating adipose tissue around your base is about as physiologically welcome as a double chin or a pair of man …

How a Real Leader Runs a Company Meeting

If your employees dread your meetings, you're doing something wrong. Here's how to make a meeting useful and productive for everyone.<p>Meetings are the most dreaded part of office life. Too often, they feel aimless and unproductive, and can quickly sap employee morale. But it doesn’t have to be that …

Which gaming laptops are worth buying?

For years, the wisdom has been that if you wanted a dedicated gaming machine, you bought a desktop. Gaming components were too unwieldy to fit in a notebook form factor, and if you tried to put together a machine with desktop-caliber components, it always ended up too big and heavy to be truly …

To Explain the Weinberg: The discovery of a Nobel Laureate’s view of the history of science

<i>In my dim and distant youth, I was an ardent fan of twentieth-century physics and consumed a large quantity of popular books and articles (mostly New</i> …

Physics

14 Signs Someone Is Always Playing The Victim

What do all humans have in common?We have all played the victim before. How many of us have blamed our little sister or brother for breaking a family …

Here’s What Actually Gets Terrorists To Tell The Truth — And It’s Not Torture

Over the past five years, psychological research — some involving real terrorist suspects — has shown how to get information from people who don’t want to talk. Now Washington has the chance to put these findings into practice.<p>Hollywood has a lot to answer for. Thanks to the hit TV show <i>24</i> and …

The Do's And Don'ts For 5 Essential CrossFit Moves

For anyone watching the 2015 CrossFit Games, it might seem intimidating to even think about attempting some of those moves. And while the pros make …

“Boycotts and divestments are not anti-Semitic”: Organized religion takes up the BDS fight

<b>(ReutersAlessandro Bianchi)</b><p>The BDS debate can no longer be dismissed as just a campus movement. Even the Vatican has recognized Palestine<p>David Palumbo-Liu<p>June 30, 2015 11:58am (UTC)<p>For a long time, the significance of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) was downplayed—it was …

‘Beautiful Mind’ Mathematician John Nash Replaced Einstein’s Theory Of Relativity Days Before Death

John Forbes Nash Jr. was a mathematical genius who had his life chronicled in the movie <i>A Beautiful Mind</i>. One of Nash’s colleagues says that just days …

Arab Mars Probe May Resolve Red Planet's Atmospheric Puzzles

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Space Agency’s plan to send a compact car-sized probe into orbit around Mars appears to have a dual purpose. With last week’s announcement of its blueprints and science goals for the mission now set for launch in July 2020, the UAE signaled that the probe will secure …

The Bring Sally Up challenge

Lab Rat Profile<p><b>Name:</b> <i>Ben Hobson</i> <b><br>Job:</b> <i>Web Editor at Runner’s World</i> <b><br>Challenge:</b> <i>Practise viral workout ‘Bring Sally Up’ for 28 days</i> <b><br>Claim:</b> <i>The unofficial</i> …

MUST READ HISTORY: Strange Case Of How 2 Unrelated Men With Same Name & Identical Looks Sparked The Need For Fingerprinting In The US [PHOTOS] - INFORMATION NIGERIA

The man on the left was called Will West, while the one on the right was called William West, and they were both sentenced to jail at Leavenworth …

A Saudi Prince is using video games to fuel an intellectual renaissance in the Middle East | Polygon

It's through those lenses — those unfair representations of a complex, massive grouping of a wide variety of people and what they believe in — that much of the non-Arab world sees the population of the Middle East.<p>And it was this realization, this moment of clarity about how the world might view …

Nominalism

In metaphysics, <b>nominalism</b> is a philosophical view which denies the existence of universals and abstract objects, but affirms the existence of general …

A Crash Course on Derivatives

There you are in your introductory physics course. The course requirements say that you have to be in Calculus 101 (it's probably not called that) in …

The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

Albert Einstein

UK EdTech Company To Simplify Academic Referencing

A UK edtech start up called RefME has launched a free web and mobile tool that automates the referencing process for students and academic researchers.<p>The company recently received a $4 million seed round led by GEMS Education, a private education company. GEMS Education was founded by Sunny …

Education Technology

6 modern-day Christian terrorist groups our media conveniently ignores

They don’t get the coverage of ISIS or Boko Haram, but organizations like “The Army of God” are no less dangerous<p>Alex Henderson<p>April 7, 2015 6:15pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) recently released an in-depth report on terrorism in the …

10 Dramatic Ways Major Religions Have Reversed Positions

The major world religions go back thousands of years. With all that history to draw on, you might expect their images and tenets to have changed over …

Religion

How to Write a Great Business Plan: Key Concepts

The first in a comprehensive series to help you craft the perfect business plan for your startup.<p>Some entrepreneurs succeed without a business plan. With great timing, solid business skills, entrepreneurial drive, and a little luck, some founders build thriving businesses without ever creating even …

Take A Look At Russia’s New Armata Tank [Infographic]

Modern armor for hot wars<p>Tanks rarely live to see the next war. The first of the armored lumbering war machines were obsolete as soon as World War I’s armistice was signed. After World War II, the United States tried to reuse Sherman tanks in Korea, and found them horribly outmatched by new Russian …

Originality In Video Games Is Overrated

“I’m not interested in <i>Dying Light</i>,” a friend recently told me. I arched an inquisitive eyebrow. “Why?” A few seconds later, his response flashed on …

'Un Chien Andalou' inspires a surreal indie game from Russian devs

In 1929, famed artist Salvador Dalí and filmmaker Luis Buñuel awoke from a night of strange dreams, Buñuel recalling the image of a razor blade cloud slicing through the moon as if it were an eyeball, and Dalí describing a human hand covered in ants. They turned these images into a silent, …

What Were The Best Video Games Of 2014?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What were the best video games of 2014?</i><p><i>Answer by David Cole, Director of Design, on Quora</i><p>Here are the games that provided my favorite experiences last year:<p><b>#1 —</b> <b>Nidhogg</b><p>Stripped down, high-energy fencing. 2014 was a really good year for local multiplayer, …

3 Things the Greatest Generals of History Can Teach You About Strategy

1) <b>Don’t do what your enemy is prepared for.</b><p>Frontal assaults against prepared defenses are stupid.<p>Via How Great Generals Win:<p>From the beginning of …