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The $1.4 Trillion U.S. ‘Surplus’ That Trump’s Not Talking About

The U.S. has a surplus of $20 billion with China and $1.4 trillion with the rest of the world.<p>That’s not a normal trade balance, of course, where the …

Economy

The homecoming of H-1B rejects is turning India into a new land of opportunity

In 2014, Gaurang Poddar landed a job at Ernst & Young (EY) in New York after graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering and business administration from Carnegie Mellon University.<p>Then the H-1B visa ground him down. The uncertainty in the timeline of securing the much sought-after visa and …

Startups

Brainless Embryos Suggest Bioelectricity Guides Growth

The tiny tadpole embryo looked like a bean. One day old, it didn’t even have a heart yet. The researcher in a white coat and gloves who hovered over …

Biology

Want to Improve Brain Functioning? Neuroscience Says to Start Reading This Immediately (It's Not What You Think) | Inc.com

I can't tell you the number of times I've visited a coworking space or other such entrepreneur hangout and seen cult favorites like <i>Lean Startup</i>, <i>ReWork</i>, and <i>Lean In</i> fill the shelves.<p>There's nothing wrong with that, of course. Nonfiction has its place, and plenty of people have felt more educated and …

The Brain

Leaked NASA Paper Shows The 'Impossible' EM Drive Really Does Work

Did we just achieve fuel-less propulsion?<p>The results of NASA's tests on the 'impossible' EM Drive have been leaked, and they reveal that the …

Stalking, gaslighting, threatening violence: The abusive shape of Hillary Clinton hate

Men who rage at Hillary Clinton use the same tactics on her politically that abusers tap to dominate their victims<p>During an ABC interview in 1994, Donald Trump told Nancy Collins that "putting a wife to work is a very dangerous thing" because it deprives her of the "softness" he expects in a …

This Is What Happens to Your Brain When You Don't Exercise

When we skip our workouts, we typically feel guilty about the physical ramifications—the effect missing a class might have on our muscles the next …

The Brain

Opinion: How did Trump blow it? Let us count the ways

Golly, that was bad, Donald Trump. Where to begin?<p>Well, the nuttiest part of last night’s presidential debate was probably Republican nominee Donald …

Explore Mount Everest With This Breathtaking 360-Degree Experience

Climbing Mount Everest is not something the average traveler will get the thrill to experience. Summiting the world's tallest mountain pushes the …

Harvard Scientist Engineers Bacterium That Inhales CO2, Produces Energy -- A 'Bionic Leaf'

The chemist who gave us the artificial leaf has genetically engineered bacteria to absorb hydrogen and carbon dioxide and convert them into alcohol fuel.<p>When Harvard Professor of Energy Daniel G. Nocera announced he was working with bacteria last year, other scientists cautioned it would be …

University of Chicago

​Watch live: Scientists are exploring one of the deepest, most mysterious parts of the ocean

This is the deepest part of the world's oceans, reaching more 36,000 feet at the lowest point. And these deep waters are full of strange and mysterious creatures, including extreme life forms that can live on and around underwater volcanoes and hydrothermic vents.<p>More people have been to space than …

Scientists Stored These Images in DNA—Then Flawlessly Retrieved Them

Who needs memory cards when you have DNA? A team of scientists has been able to store images within the life-defining molecules then retrieve them …

University of Washington

Scientists Grow Full-Sized, Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells

It’s the closest we've come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab<p>Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and …

Hubble Spots Record-Breaking Faraway Galaxy

How the Human Heart Functions as a Second Brain

<b>The word “heart” is an anagram for the word “earth”. Hence, the phrase “home is where the heart is”.</b><p>Did you know that the human heart is the organ …

Viva vagus: Wandering nerve could lead to range of therapies

With outposts in nearly every organ and a direct line into the brain stem, the vagus nerve is the nervous system’s superhighway. About 80 percent of …

If this Iraqi dam collapses, half a million people could die

BAGHDAD — If breached, it could unleash a 180-foot-high wave down the Tigris River Basin and drown more than half a million people, with floodwaters reaching as far as the Iraqi capital, about 280 miles to the south.<p>The collapse of the Mosul Dam would be catastrophic for Iraq.<p>The dam has been …

Islam

You Don't Need to Be a Millionaire to Use These 10 Passive Income Strategies

Gain more financial freedom this year by taking advantage of these passive income ideas.<p>It's easy for millionaires to find passive income strategies that turn a profit, from commercial real estate investing to angel investing in a hot new technology startup. But what about the rest of us--those of …

The Only Chart That Matters During a Stock Market Crash

The natural reaction of traders during a stock market correction is to panic, but this chart should have you thinking otherwise.<p>Optimistic investors …

This one diet can sharpen your brain and help you live longer

Intermittent fasting offers a plethora of health benefits — and may even help prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s<p>The new year is a popular time to contemplate our relationship to calories, usually with the goal to reduce caloric intake. But in the last decade, our understanding of how the body …

Breakthrough treatment for MS patient

Doctors in Sheffield say patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are showing "remarkable" improvements after receiving a treatment usually associated with cancer.<p>Steven Storey was diagnosed with MS in 2013 and within a year went from being an able-bodied athlete to needing a wheelchair and losing …

How To Jumpstart a Power Tool Battery and Bring It Back to Life

When your cordless tool battery goes on the fritz and won't take a charge, try jumping it with another battery.<p>When your power tool battery charger displays the dreaded flashing red light, it usually means it's time to get a new battery. But before you get rid of that battery, try this trick to …

Power Tools

15 Mountains To Climb For Beginners

Jimmy Bondoc would be proud.

Hiking

'Detox enzyme' which stops sugar being stored as fat identified by scientists

This discovery may mean that guilt-free sugary snacks could become a reality<p>Relish the idea of sucking down a fizzy drink or biting into a doughnut with no consequences?<p>Imagine never having to start a diet in January again.<p>This could be the future after scientists at the University of Montreal …

Return of incandescent light bulbs as MIT makes them more efficient than LEDs

Ever since the EU restricted sales of traditional incandescent light bulbs, homeowners have complained about the shortcomings of their energy-efficient replacements.<p>The clinical white beam of LEDs and frustrating time-delay of ‘green’ lighting has left many hankering after the instant, bright warm …

5 Failures You Need to Experience If You Want to Succeed In Life

<i>If you are too afraid of failure, you can’t possibly do what needs to be done to be successful.</i>I fail far more than you might assume, especially …

No, Obama Will Not Take Your Guns Away

In the U.S. there is nothing quite like the unwavering support for the 2nd amendment. One need look no further than the President's recent executive actions on gun sales and the reaction from the Republican presidential candidates - most of which came before the actions were ever announced.<p>Jeb! …

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …