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8 Ways To Get People To Take You More Seriously

Do you ever feel like nobody takes you seriously at work? If so, you're not alone. More than 50% of people don't feel respected at work, according to a global survey of more than 20,000 employees by the <i>Harvard Business Review</i>.<p>Maybe colleagues ignore your input in meetings. Perhaps they interrupt …

The Greatest New Innovative Technologies of 2016

The World Economic Forum (WEF) and Scientific American have recently joined forces and devised a list of the top ten most innovative technologies of …

How Clever Are You Really? Scientists Can Now Accurately Measure Human Intelligence

This could lead to the creation of truly intelligent AI.<p>How clever do you think you are? Normally we would try and define such a benchmark using …

Forgetting Isn't Healing: Lessons From Elie Wiesel

In the late '80s, when I was in the fifth and sixth grades, my school librarian took a special interest in me. One day our assignment was to do a book report, and Ms. Newton pointed me toward the biography section. Being the lazy kid I was, I picked out the thinnest book I could find. Barely a …

Off target: Is it the end of 'Abenomics' in Japan?

<b>Are we witnessing the end of "Abenomics"? Has Japan's grand attempt to reflate the world's third largest economy failed?</b><p>In the last two weeks we've seen the country's central bank, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) cross in to uncharted territory, pushing interest rates below zero for the first time ever.<p>In …

'It's Prozac in city form': Canadians on the issues facing their cities

Throughout Guardian Canada week, current and former residents shared their perspectives on life in Canadian cities, from street hockey and multiculturalism to the challenges of urban sprawl and unaffordable housing<p>“I grew up about two hours west of the city. Most small town Ontarians are scared of …

The Best Cities You Never Thought To Visit In Spain

Mention Spain to most people from outside the country and they tend to associate the whole country with just two cities: Barcelona and Madrid. Here …

Desert God: A Novel of Ancient Egypt

On the gleaming banks of the Nile, the brilliant Taita—slave and advisor to the Pharaoh—finds himself at the center of a vortex of passion, intrigue, …

11 Coolest Underwater Hotels in the World

From Dubai to Sweden, these hotels (and hotel bars, spas, and restaurants) take sleeping with the fishes to a whole new below-sea level. Prepared to be wowed by deep blue and bright turquoise waters—all visible while you stay dry and comfortable.<p>Maldives: LIME Spa at PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi

Samuel Beckett, the maestro of failure

Better known for his plays, Beckett felt his prose fiction was his central work, and his fearlessly bleak short stories are among the 20th century’s greatest<p>Fifty years ago, in the summer of 1966, Samuel Beckett wrote a short story called Ping. It begins:<p>All known all white bare white body fixed …

Literature

Lauren Groff: How two novels became one, 'in the shape of a marriage'

The author explains how she turned two stories, a wife’s and a husband’s, into the single book that became President Obama’s favourite of 2015<p>Until Fates and Furies, my books had been sparked by an urgent need to force something wild and inchoate in me into focus. The spark of Fates and Furies came …

Pack These Pages: Three Must-Reads For Summer

In honor of summer and our hope for some leisurely reads, we've been talking to booksellers across the country — and they have a lot of suggestions.<p>So imagine your favorite summer reading spot, and get ready to "Pack These Pages." Our first guide is Harriet Logan, owner of Loganberry Books in …

Books

Here's How Much Money ABC & the NBA Make with an NBA Finals Game 7

Let the conspiracy theorists have at it.<p>Are the NBA Finals rigged? That’s what Ayesha Curry, wife of Golden State Warriors’ guard and reigning league …

4 Amazing New Materials That Science Doesn't Quite Know What To Do With Yet

<i>What are the most interesting new materials? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by David Toyli, Ph.D, physicist, on Quora:</b><p>One physicist’s perspective on the most interesting new</b> …

Quantum Physics

Cavaliers Fan Comments on Getting Struck by Stephen Curry's Mouthpiece in Game 6

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry's infamous mouthpiece heave that occurred after he fouled out of Thursday night's Game 6 hit a Cleveland Cavaliers fan who was sitting courtside in the face. That fan didn't hold his silence for long.<p>Andrew Forbes is the son of Cavaliers minority owner Nate …

Russia cries foul, rest of world welcomes IAAF's ban

(Reuters) - Russia claimed the IAAF’s decision to continue its ban of Russian athletics on Friday was unfair and threatened legal action, while the rest of the world welcomed the move and urged the IOC not to go against it.<p>“We are extremely disappointed by the IAAF’s decision, creating the …

IAAF

Snapchat put beds in the lofts it's using as offices, but neighbors suspect nobody lives there

Before long, it looked like Snapchat had set up an apartment inside the office, a former employee told Business Insider.<p>"It was like an IKEA set up, but nobody really slept there," the ex-Snapchatter said.<p>Adding a bed wasn't just a new office perk.<p>For the last 18 months, Snapchat has been inspected …

First Test For Machine That Could Change The Future Of Particle Physics

Method might shrink particle accelerators from town size to table size<p>One thing you may know about particle physics experiments is that they're enormous. The Large Hadron Collider is five or so miles in diameter, big enough to circle some towns. Stanford's Linear Accelerator is two miles long. …

Physics

Samsung keeps the first spot beating Apple once again in Asia’s ‘Top 1000’ brands ranking

The battle between Samsung and Apple for the first spot in the consumer electronics world seems to be never ending. As products get increasingly better it becomes progressively harder for brands like these to win the customers’ hearts (and wallets), but at least for 2016, Asia has spoken…<p>Well, …

Want to Dramatically Improve Presentations? Science Says Do This

Use your brain to create a compelling pitch<p>My client needed help, and she needed it fast. "Please tell me how to improve this presentation," she asked. "The CEO is planning to share this next week at the employee town hall meeting."<p>She opened a folder and pulled out a thick printout of a PowerPoint …

Short-Term Memory

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Use Bacteria as Living Hard Drives

A data dump with a difference.<p>Computers are becoming more like living beings, and now it looks like living beings are becoming more like computers. …

Genetics

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