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Scientists are working on new technology that could beam unlimited energy to Earth from space

Luckily for the Earth, the world's supply of fossil fuels is limited. And for the past several decades, researchers have been looking for renewable energy resources to provide power to everyone without poisoning the Earth with atmospheric carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels like oil and …

Clean Energy

The World Changing Ideas Of 2015

By Co.Existlong Read<p><b>All ideas change the world</b> in some small way, but not all ideas are “world changing.” At <i>Co.Exist</i>, we like to consider the ideas …

Why It Pays to Be a Jerk

New research confirms what they say about nice guys.<p>Smile at the customer. Bake cookies for your colleagues. Sing your subordinates’ praises. Share credit. Listen. Empathize. Don’t drive the last dollar out of a deal. Leave the last doughnut for someone else.<p>Sneer at the customer. Keep your …

Study: How experiencing awe transforms the way you treat the people around you

From the researchers that brought you the conclusion that money makes people meaner comes a new paper: Having an awesome experience makes people nicer.<p>“Awe has an important collective function,” says Paul Piff, an assistant professor of psychology at University of California, Irvine, and the lead …

Are plants intelligent? New book says yes

A new book, Brilliant Green, argues that not only are plants intelligent and sentient, but that we should consider their rights, especially in the midst of the Sixth Mass Extinction<p>Plants are intelligent. Plants deserve rights. Plants are like the Internet – or more accurately the Internet is like …

Find Out What Colors Sound Like Through One Man’s Incredibly Rare Condition

The only time you’ve probably thought about the idea of “hearing colors” is when some medical expert talks about synesthesia or your friend regales you with their magical adventures on psychedelics. But one man’s story of his incredibly rare condition will open your eyes and ears to a new way of …

The Bacteria That Turn Amoebas Into Farmers

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>Most people think of bacteria as germs, signs of filth, or unwanted bringers of disease. Slowly, that view is changing. It is now abundantly clear that the bacteria that live on the bodies of other creatures help their hosts by digesting food, providing …

Ignore Your Feelings

A profanity-filled new self-help book argues that life is kind of terrible, so you should value your actions over your emotions.<p>Put down the talking stick. Stop fruitlessly seeking "closure" with your peevish co-worker. And please, don't bother telling your spouse how annoying you find their …

Self-help

A Point of View: Is it ever right to try to create a superior human being?

<b>People have long dreamed of improving humanity through science, but what results might no longer be human, argues the philosopher John Gray.</b><p>More than 70 years ago, the Oxford linguist, writer of fantasy fiction and theologian CS Lewis wrote:<p><i>Man's conquest of nature, if the dreams of some scientific</i> …

What is code?

FROM lifts to cars to airliners to smartphones, modern civilisation is powered by software, the digital instructions that allow computers, and the …

Alzheimer’s may have been transmitted via injections, researchers say

Other scientists say more evidence is necessary<p>During the autopsies of eight people with a rare brain disease, doctors found something unexpected: evidence of Alzheimer's disease-like changes in the brains of six of those patients. That's especially odd, since the people were between ages 36 and 51 …

Didn't Sleep Much Last Night? 10 Ways to Function Today.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally published September 9, 2015.</i><p>Need to get a better night's sleep so you can work harder tomorrow? It will happen to you at some point: The kids kept you up all night. You toss and turn until 4 a.m. because you’re …

Wellness

The Yeung sisters from Seattle successfully launched a DIY craft to the edge of space

In Seattle over this Labor Day Weekend, two curious young girls launched a homemade aircraft, hoping to reach the edge of space. And they did. …

Labor Day

7 Charts on Happiness That Everyone Should Read

No!<p>It’s a simple fact that you can never be productive if you take on too many commitments — you simply spread yourself too thin and will not be able …

Top 10

6 Surefire Methods for Overcoming Procrastination

Many of us have goals -- a set of deep-down desires that we ultimately want to see realized. Yet, with each passing day, we can't find the energy to move forward. And, as the deadline approaches and passes for achieving our goals, we're no further ahead than where we started. Often, we might even …

Procrastination