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13 of the best best science books of 2015

To help sort through 2015's books, the <i>Science News</i> staff offers its must-read picks, many of which have been previously reviewed in the magazine.<p>Read those reviews at the links below or in our Editor's Pick: Favorite books of 2015.

Books

9 powerful habits to develop in 2016

Success is also subjective; if one chooses to live within one's means and owes no debts, he or she may consider him- or herself successful, whereas another may see success in the numbers in their bank account.<p>Regardless of the definition, when we think of successful people, what attributes …

Scientists say these 2 'dark' personality traits can help you succeed at work

It's a question that's plagued researchers for years, and unfortunately, there's no clear answer.<p>Now, new research suggests that jerks can sometimes be more successful, depending on the specific traits they display.<p>For the study, cited by the Association for Psychological Science, psychologists at …

Three Entrepreneurs Who Pitched Richard Branson Share Secrets Of Their Presentation Success

Three entrepreneurs got the opportunity of a lifetime to pitch their startups to billionaire Sir Richard Branson at Branson’s home on Necker Island. The Extreme Tech Challenge was created by MaiTai Global, a group of innovative entrepreneurs who pool their talents and resources to advance startups …

Entrepreneurship

The Skinny Carb

A recent study shows that people who simply ate more fiber lost about as much weight as those who went on a complicated diet.<p>By this time of year, many peoples’ best-laid New Year’s Resolutions have died, just seven short weeks after they were born. One reason why it’s difficult to lose weight—the …

NASA Thinks There May Be Life on Jupiter’s Moon

David Bowie once speculated about life on Mars, and now NASA scientists are wondering the same thing about Jupiter’s moon Europa.<p>A potential mission …

5 Simple Questions that Will Make You 5 Times More Successful

<i>Doing your best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.</i><p>There’s nothing more disheartening than a perfectly healthy, reasonably …

Self-improvement

The Barbed Wire Sutra

Buddhism, initially seen as a threat to national security, gained acceptance through the patriotism and sacrifice of its adherents in the Second World War.<p>On a late August evening in Arizona’s Poston Relocation Center, in the hot summer of 1944, the Reverend Bunyu Fujimura of the Buddhist Mission …

How We Work, 2015: Melanie Pinola's Gear and Productivity Tricks

Every week we interview notable people, picking their brains for their productivity secrets and setups. This week we're answering our own questions, …

The Name of Sustainable Architecture’s Favorite New Material is M-U-D

The Great Mud Mosque of Djenné. Photo by Ruud Zwart via Wikimedia commons A new-yet-old building material is revolutionizing construction and energy …

Architecture