Bogdan Birzu

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This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

6 Things Bad Bosses Always Fear (but Great Leaders Always Do)

It could mean the difference between success and failure.<p>Peter Drucker famously said: "Culture eats strategy for breakfast."<p>The quote was actually attributed to him and made famous in 2006 by Mark Fields, chief executive at Ford. Twelve years later, it's corporate-speak for purpose-led and …

This is how to increase your attention span: 5 secrets from neuroscience

The human brain is the most amazing thing in the universe. It got us to the moon, built the pyramids, cured smallpox … <i>And it also can’t seem to go 6</i> …

Steve Wozniak explains why he used to agree with Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking on A.I. — but now he doesn’t

Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk and renowned physicist Stephen Hawking have issued some terrifying predictions about the future of artificial …

Singularity

Toxic metals linked with brain damage are 'leaking from e-cigarettes into vapour', experts have found

Researchers have found that metals are leaking from the components of e-cigarettes into the vapour - which could potentially be toxic when breathed …

New Research Says You Will Need This 1 Rare Management Skill to Be Successful

As the new poster boy for "Managing Compassionately," LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner has just raised the bar for leaders everywhere.<p>Conventional management thinking demands that standard work traits that drive results -- things like persistence, sacrifice, grit, resilience -- are what most bottom-line …

This angel investor got all of his crypto stolen by T-Mobile impersonators

Because I started playing with cryptocurrencies as a hobby years ago, and for a long time they were not worth much of anything (read Some thoughts on cryptocurrencies), it did not occur to me to treat my crypto holdings more securely than other assets I owned.<p>I assumed that by using very complex …

How to Start Over Today In Any Area of Your Life

Wouldn’t it be nice to start fresh? Get a clean slate or a second chance? It’s natural to think about fresh starts at the beginning of a new year, …

Michio Kaku: To Aliens, Humans Aren't Much More than 'Forest Animals'

The famed physicist isn't too worried about first contact.<p>In 2017, movies like <i>Alien: Covenant</i> and <i>Life</i> pushed the banal idea that aliens, if we …

How Does a Guitar Pickup Really Work?

Scott Lawing, the inventor of the Zexcoil hum-canceling pickup, goes in-depth about how pickups really work.<p>1K<p>SHARES<p>Close<p>Hi, I’m Scott Lawing, the …

OpenAuto makes car smart with Raspberry Pi DIY hack

Android Auto can be installed on a Raspberry Pi unit with relative ease – and the results are pretty neat. Based on the DIY project we’re having a …

Science Confirms That Antarctica is Screwed — And So Are We

via pixabay<p>By now you should be more than aware of how bad the… er… climate situation is on Earth. If you’re not: humanity is attacking itself and …

14 Stephen King quotes about writing you totally need to hang on your wall

The first Stephen King book I ever read was <i>The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon</i>. I was still in my teens, and my gran — a huge King fan herself — thought it …

Man Studied Google Maps, Apple Maps and Waze for an Entire Year to Determine Which Is the Best (Video)

There are many ways to get from point A to point B, but which app truly gives you the best route?<p>Most people have their preferred popular navigation …

Maps

Scientific study says reducing portion size and calories has nothing to do with weight loss

It all comes down to something much more important, apparently.<p>The basic equation for weight loss that we've all long understood goes a little something like this: eating less food + exercise = lose weight.<p>And while the exercise part still stands, a new study published in the Journal of the …

How to hack your brain to remember almost anything

Memory. Some of us claim to have poor ones, while others seem to remember everything. But is a strong memory really something innate? Or something we …

These 50 Products On Amazon Under $25 Are Practical As Hell

Adulthood doesn't happen so much as it creeps up on you in tiny little bursts. For me, one of the biggest signs that I've gone from faking it to …

10 reasons why JavaScript is the programming language you should learn now

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

The scientific, efficient way to learn languages: “spaced repetition”

Before your trip abroad, you hit the flashcards hard. You memorized how to say essential words and phrases like “hello,” “where is the bathroom,” and “I’ll have a beer.” But once you arrived, it’s like your brain had never encountered the language at all. Words would not come.<p>It’s not you, it’s how …

Language Learning

Standing desks 'increase pain' and slow down mental ability, study suggests

Standing desks increase bodily pain and slow down people’s cognitive functions at work, new research suggests.<p>Experts have warned that despite the “feverish” trend towards adopting the adjustable desks, there is little solid evidence to support their use, as well as concerns they may do more harm …

7 Habits That Will Help You Lead a More Successful and Productive Life

Your habits empower you to achieve your goals just as easily as they can derail you.<p>This story originally appeared on Due<p>Regardless what path in life you’re on, your habits will dictate your success. They can empower you to achieve your goals just as easily as they can derail you. That said it’s …

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

Country Lifestyle

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

How to create a smart home in a smart way

Those of you who’ve been following my Smart Home Diary series will know that I’ve learned a number of lessons – some of them the hard way. But I thought it would be useful to distill these into a single piece offering my best advice for anyone planning to create a smart home from scratch today.<p>And …

Not even IBM is sure where its quantum computer experiments will lead

Despite the hype and hoopla surrounding the burgeoning field of quantum computing, the technology is still in its infancy. Just a few years ago, researchers were making headlines with rudimentary machines that housed less than a dozen qubits -- the quantum version of a classical computer's binary …

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Every year since 2001 we’ve picked what we call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by “breakthrough”? It’s …

The Breathing Technique a Navy SEAL Uses to Stay Calm and Focused

Breathing is a unique process in the human body. Unlike, for example, digestion, breathing has both an involuntary control mechanism as well as …

Meditation

Veil is private browsing for the ultra-paranoid

If you’re worried about someone finding out what you’re pointing your browser at, there are plenty of options for keeping it secret, with varying levels of difficulty and effectiveness. Veil takes things further than perhaps any other anonymous browsing method by masking the page you’re viewing not …

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Machine Learning

If The Universe Is 13.8 Billion Years Old, How Can We See 46 Billion Light Years Away?

There are a few fundamental facts about the Universe — its origin, its history, and what it is today — that are awfully hard to wrap your head around. One of them is the Big Bang, or the idea that the Universe began a certain time ago: 13.8 billion years ago to be precise. That’s the first moment …

Galaxies