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Why supermarkets want to sell you ugly fruits and vegetables

Food-waste activists think perfect-looking apples and potatoes should share the spotlight with their bruised brethren.<p>A 17-year-old New York City …

Why Every Entrepreneur Must Follow the 10X Rule

Entrepreneurs and startup leaders must adhere to this 10X mindset, and here are ways to put it into action.<p>As co-founder of a startup, I am constantly juggling my priorities to focus on the initiatives that will help our company grow as fast as possible.<p>As we scale, I think about things with a 10X …

This Awesome Video Shows The Scale of The Universe in The Best Way Possible

I mean, we knew the Universe was big, but...<p>We get it. The Universe is epic, vast, and unknowable, and Earth is tiny. There are black holes billions …

The average home has more than 100 kinds of bugs living in it, new study finds

Don't panic, but your house probably has a lot more bugs in it than you think.<p>The average home contains more than 100 different species of flies, spiders, beetles, ants and other bugs — with an even greater variety inside houses in wealthier neighborhoods, according to a new study in Biology …

Zoology

When The Supreme Court Decided Black Lives Don't Matter

On November 12 1984, a Black man named Dethorne Graham had a run-in with the police in Charlotte, North Carolina. Graham was a diabetic. He felt an insulin reaction developing and asked a friend named William Berry to drive him to a convenience store where he could purchase orange juice to …

Genetic study of Andaman islanders uncovers new human ancestor

Prehistoric species of men apparently weren't too finicky in their mating habits. A study done in India to detect the migration of hominins in Asia …

Andaman and Nicobar

Turkish authorities dismiss military personnel, shut media outlets

Turkey has dismissed nearly 1,700 military personnel and closed more than 130 media outlets, official sources said on Wednesday, amid a deepening crackdown that has stirred alarm among Ankara's Nato allies following this month's failed coup.<p>A total of 1,684 military personnel have been …

South Asia

The Search for 'Earth Proxima'

There are probably billions of potentially habitable Earth-like planets—but where is “Earth Proxima,” the closest one? Twenty years ago, the idea of detecting exoplanets was mere science fiction. Today, this frontier of space exploration is closer than ever to finding habitable planets orbiting …

Consciousness

How An Undergraduate Discovered Tubes Of Plasma In The Sky

The discovery by an undergraduate student of tubes of plasma drifting above Earth has made headlines in the past few days. Many people have asked how …

Universe

10 Behaviors of immensely successful entrepreneurs

Share3<p>Tweet<p>Share12<p>+13<p>Shares 18<p>All successful entrepreneurs have one thing in common that they know how to manage all the dimensions of their lives, …

Videos | Quanta Magazine

Hatnim Lee for Quanta Magazine<p>Neuroscientist Erich Jarvis discusses how the brain circuitry for vocal learning in songbirds and humans evolved from …

Mathematics

Want Your Kids to Be Successful and Happy? Research Recommends This Parenting Style

A new study asks adults about how they were parented to uncover the best way to raise successful kids.<p>When it comes to folk wisdom on how to raise happy and successful kids, we all do the same thing. We look at the families around us and try to identify what's working, and what's not. Then we …

Three movie financiers charged for operating $12 million fraud

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three movie financiers were arrested on Tuesday on charges they defrauded investors of $12 million that was provided to produce films starring, among others Harry Connick Jr and Willie Nelson.<p>An indictment filed in Manhattan federal court accused James David Williams, Steven …

Corruption

Start-ups promoting new blood tests to consumers raise safety and accuracy concerns

The ads for the new blood test, dubbed "the cancer stethoscope," were designed to grab attention from even the healthiest Americans.<p>"Did you know?" warned the colorful ads promoting the cancer detection test on Twitter. "1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will get cancer."<p>Pathway Genomics, a San Diego …

Genetic Engineering

Science Finally Figured Out How to Make Coffee Even Better

As it turns out, making a great cup of coffee is not so much about what you put into it once it’s brewed—it actually depends on what you do to the …

Coffee

Scientists accidentally create nanorods that harvest water from the air

Learning from your mistakes is a key life lesson, and it's one that researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) can attest to. After …

How An Ideo Alum And A DARPA Challenge Winner Built The Ultimate Crash-Proof Drone

The Snap aerial camera by Vantage Robotics draws inspiration from Formula 1 race cars.<p>A Formula 1 race car is designed so that in the event of a crash, individual parts and components can be removed and replaced in mere seconds. The same principles are at play for the Snap, an aerial camera that …

10 Success lessons from Mukesh Ambani - "Wealthiest Man in India" for entrepreneurs

Share55<p>Tweet<p>Share92<p>+11<p>Shares 148<p>Thousands of stories are told about how children inherit wealth from their parents, but not many are told where the …

Mukesh Ambani

The universe may be expanding faster than we thought. What does that even mean?

At the beginning of time, all the matter in the universe was compressed into an infinitesimally small point. That tiny speck of everything then exploded and formed the universe.<p>In some sense, it's still exploding, expanding at an accelerating rate.<p>In the past, scientists have looked to the …

'Nowhere close to a fair trial': pressure to aid Americans and Canadian in UAE

Human rights groups and families are asking Barack Obama and Justin Trudeau to help two American-Libyans and a Canadian-Libyan held for nearly two years<p>Barack Obama’s former White House counsel, human rights groups and families have made a final push to pressure the US and Canada over three men who …

One scientist may have solved a mystery behind brain disorders like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia

When she gazed into a microscope and saw these ubiquitous cells with their spidery tentacles, she did what most neuroscientists had been doing for generations: she looked right past them and focused on the rest of the brain tissue, just as you might look through specks of dirt on a windshield.<p>"What …

Neuroscience

5 lessons for first-time entrepreneurs I learned the hard way

In doing so, my tips might be able to help some of you first-time entrepreneurs out there get past barriers a little more quickly, get launched faster, and avoid some pitfalls along the way.<p>I've failed many times. I can remember several times where I didn't even have enough money in my bank account …

Entrepreneurship

18 choices millionaires make that the rest of us don't

Getting rich isn't reserved for a lucky, select few.<p>"Like most things in life, becoming good at attracting money is no different than becoming good at anything else, be it being a sub-par golfer, losing weight, or mastering a second language," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, author of …

Self-improvement

Justice Scalia’s cruel irony: His absences exposes truth about Supreme Court

Scalia’s empty chair, and a 4-4 tie, prove again how political our Supreme Court has become<p>Justice Scalia’s empty seat at the Supreme Court generated two orders this week that demonstrate yet again the essentially political nature of our highest Court.<p>First, in a widely watched case involving a …

Elizabeth Warren blasts head of US Chamber of Commerce

WASHINGTON — US Senator Elizabeth Warren blasted the head of the US Chamber of Commerce Friday afternoon, saying that the group’s CEO, Thomas …

Chamber of Commerce