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The Ideal Work Schedule, as Determined by Circadian Rhythms

Humans have a well-defined internal clock that shapes our energy levels throughout the day: our circadian process, which is often referred to as a circadian rhythm because it tends to be very regular. If you’ve ever had jetlag, then you know how persistent circadian rhythms can be. This natural — …

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Sam Burgess gets a start at outside centre for Bath, thankfully clear of lineout duty

LIKE fellow rugby convert Sonny Bill Williams, Sam Burgess is enjoying his time in the centres, and seems happy to leave the confusing forward play …

Tom Youngs is in different league to Dylan Hartley, says Richard Cockerill

Leicester coach backs his hooker for England Six Nations opener against Wales but injured Tigers prop Dan Cole is struggling to be fit<p>Stuart Lancaster’s front-row permutations for the <b>Six Nations</b> opener against Wales grow more taxing by the day. Fresh from witnessing a storming performance by Tom …

Apple ties for title of world’s largest smartphone vendor in Q4 2014

Following on the heels of a record-breaking quarter for Apple, Strategy Analytics has crunched the numbers and crowned Apple the king of the smartphone vendors for Q4 2014—or rather, one of the kings. It seems the Cupertino company managed to tie rival Samsung for the title.<p>Both companies shipped …

Bill Gates working on mysterious 'Personal Agent' project at Microsoft

Bill Gates promised to "substantially increase" his time at Microsoft last year, but his involvement at the company he founded in 1975 has been a mystery ever since. When he’s not busy guest-editing <i>The Verge</i>, Gates revealed in a Reddit AMA today that he is currently working on a "Personal Agent" …

Bill Gates

Amazon launches new email service called WorkMail

Image copyright Johnny Habell/Shutterstock.Amazon is once again adding to its business-suite arsenal, this time with the announcement of WorkMail, …

World Calendar: 5 Must-Attend Events

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in February:</b><p>Celebrate <b>Carnival samba-style</b> (February 13-18) <b></b>in <b>Rio de Janeiro</b>. This iconic kickoff to Lent lures millions of visitors to Brazil each year with five days of lively musical …

The Syriza victory (Radical Greeks vow to see off age of austerity, 27 January) has lessons not only for the eurozone, but for the EU as a whole. The real question for all 28 countries now is: is austerity working? It is dragging the eurozone towards deflation and even in Germany annual growth is …

Economics

The battle of the burgers: who has stolen McDonald's crown?

With scandal abroad and strong competition, not to mention a 'smell of vinegar and grease', it's hardly surprising that McDonald's customers are buying their burgers elsewhere<p>“So this is what America tastes like”, I thought, dreamily, on my first trip to <b>McDonald’s</b>, more than thirty years ago. There …

Revealed: Where 'stealth' speed cameras will be deployed on 300 miles of motorway

Highways Agency pushes ahead with plans for new generation of 'stealth' cameras on Britain's motoways despite warnings that they will prove to be 'cash cows'<p>More than 300 miles of Britain's busiest motorways will be monitored by a new generation of "stealth" speed cameras.<p>The new cameras, which are …

Why You Should Start Prepping for the Super Bowl Right Now

The key to throwing a Super Bowl party you can actually enjoy: prep now, and leave just a few things to do before kickoff.<p>The key to throwing a Super Bowl party you can actually enjoy? Do your shopping today, prep a couple of items a day over the rest of the week, and pull everything together just …

Cooking

Paleo? Vegan? 36 Super Bowl Snacks to Satisfy *All* Your Guests

Entertaining can be tricky when special diets come into play, but it doesn’t have to be that way. These 36 Super Bowl-worthy recipes work for all kinds of allergies and preferences, from gluten-free to paleo to vegan to vegetarian — and everything in between. The best part, though? Even those folks …

Cooking

Samsung needs to reinvent itself (again)

Another quarter, another set of disappointing results for Samsung. This time, net profit fell 27% from the previous year as intense competition continued to eat away at the company's smartphone business.<p>The fourth quarter results are troubling, but not unexpected. Samsung's profits have now …

Labour suffers further blows on NHS

Labour NHS plan won't get the pledged funding for two years, Blair adviser warns, as polling shows boost in public satisfaction with health services<p>Labour’s attempts to make the health service its key election weapon have suffered new blows with an attack from Tony Blair's former health adviser and …

Microsoft HoloLens Gets Face Wearables Right

I attended Microsoft’s big event last week in Redmond where they made a number of product announcements, one of them called HoloLens. HoloLens is Microsoft’s own head-mounted device that is worn like a large set of goggles. Their solution is designed to be unique in many ways and Microsoft is doing …

Augmented Reality

Qualcomm reveals “large customer’s flagship” won’t use Snapdragon 810, all signs point to Samsung

A week ago, to the date, we first caught wind of a report from Bloomberg claiming that Samsung would be relying on its own Exynos processors for the Galaxy S6, with the biggest reason being that Samsung had reportedly ran into overheating issues while testing out the Snapdragon 810. Now Qualcomm …

McDonald's CEO steps down as sales decline

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's CEO Don Thompson is stepping down as the world's biggest hamburger chain fights to hold onto customers and transform its image.<p>The company said Thompson, who has been CEO for two-and-a-half years, will be replaced by Steve Easterbrook, a company veteran who rejoined …

Samsung Reports Lowest Annual Profit In Three Years Due To Lagging Smartphone Sales

Samsung Electronics reported its lowest annual profit since 2011 during its earnings call today as its smartphone sales continue to suffer from increasing competition. In 2014, the company’s profit was 25 trillion won, a 32 percent drop from a high of 36.8 trillion won in 2013.<p>Its 4Q2014 net profit …

Wormhole to another galaxy may exist in Milky Way

A space-time tunnel could exist in the middle of the Milky Way and we could travel through it, say scientists<p>A giant doorway to another galaxy may exist at the centre of the Milky Way, a study suggests.<p>Scientists believe that dark matter at the centre of our galaxy could sustain a wormhole that we …

The asteroid that flew by Earth yesterday has its own moon

Yesterday, the mountain-sized asteroid 2004 BL86 zipped right by Earth—the closest that one of that size will come to us until 2027. Today, NASA released radar images it took of the flying space rock, which revealed that another (smaller) flying space rock is orbiting it: Its very own moon.<p>The …

Man United slammed as season ticket holders must buy Cambridge tickets

Manchester United have come in for renewed criticism for their season ticket policy which requires all fans to purchase tickets for the FA Cup replay …