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Six maps that will make you rethink the world

We don’t often question the typical world map that hangs on the walls of classrooms — a patchwork of yellow, pink and green that separates the world into more than 200 nations. But Parag Khanna, a global strategist, says that this map is, essentially, obsolete.<p>Khanna is the author of the new book …

Globalization

21 time-management habits all leaders should learn

One of the most difficult skills to master at the beginning of your career is time management.<p>You can waste a tremendous amount of time by trying to …

40 great quotes about marriage

Deafness could be treated by virus, say scientists

<b>Scientists say they have taken a significant step towards treating some forms of deafness after restoring hearing in animals.</b><p>Defects in a baby's DNA are behind roughly half of cases of hearing loss in early life.<p>The mouse study, published in Science Translational Medicine, showed a virus could …

Mutations

10 Brilliant Business Books You Can Read To Find Your Shortcut To Success

It’s a known fact that successful people read. Time and time again, successful entrepreneurs and business leaders cite frequent reading as one of …

Scientists have taken a high energy x-ray of the sun and the results are stunning

NASA pieced together high energy X-ray images from three of its telescopes around the world to create a stunning mosaic of the sun.<p>The image shows the star's flaring, active surface regions which contain material heated to several millions of degrees. And it's absolutely stunning.<p>Here it is:<p>The …

Astronomy

One chart shows serious reasons to be concerned about the future of US research

In 2014, humanity achieved some incredible scientific milestones.<p>These include, as noted by a recent MIT report: the first landing on a comet, shedding light on how our Earth was formed; "the discovery of a new fundamental particle, which provides critical information on the origin of the …

Fun-Da-Mental

Greek deal in sight as Germany bows to huge global pressure for debt relief

Angela Merkel faces a defining moment in her political career as chorus of voices push for Greek debt relief<p>Germany is at last bowing to pressure as a chorus of countries and key institutions demand debt relief for Greece, a shift that could break the five-month stalemate and avert a potentially …

Travel + Leisure's world's best islands

Bioluminescent plankton create stunning glowing colors in the Maldives.Shutterstock/PawelG Photo<p>Travel + Leisure just released its World's Best Awards, ranking the top hotels, airports, airlines, cities, and islands from around the world.<p>To create their list of the world's best islands, the company …

Travel

'I Read This 20 Times:' Five Founders Pick The Best Books For Startups

Five founders pick the best books for startups. One French entrepreneur recommends a literary classic she’s read 20 times and says the principles within it have everything to do with her business. Entrepreneurs from around the globe weigh in with their most inspiring business books.<p><b>Gabriel García</b> …

Startups

Dirty Energy vs. Clean Power: The Past Battles the Future at Seneca Lake

<i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>Let’s amend the famous line from Joni Mitchell’s “Yellow Taxi” to fit this moment in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. There, Big Energy seems determined to turn paradise, if not into a parking lot, then into a massive storage area for fracked natural gas. …

Natural Gas

The One Thing Everybody Should Know About Relativity

Yesterday, I wrote about the core concepts needed to understand quantum physics, which is one of the two pillars of modern physics. The other, of course, is the theory of relativity, the full and complete version of which celebrates its 100th birthday this November (we usually talk about relativity …

Physics