The world witnessed the human face of the tragedy in Syria, with heart-breaking photos of a three-year old boy -- Aylan Kurdi -- washed ashore after being drowned, in an effort to escape devastation. students
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Quartz has chosen 30 innovators in Africa for their creative approaches to local problems in business, politics, culture and health and more. They will be honored on Monday (Sep. 14) at the Quartz Africa
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On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six and
Scientists have used genetically modified worms to show that ultrasound can be used to activate brain, heart and muscle cells from outside the body Scientists have bred worms with genetically modified
People have long dreamed of improving humanity through science, but what results might no longer be human, argues the philosopher John Gray. More than 70 years ago, the Oxford linguist, writer of fantasy
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People labeled “smart” at a young age don’t deal well with being wrong. Life grows stagnant. At whatever age smart people develop the idea that they are smart, they also tend to develop vulnerability relinquishing
How the archaic study of brain shape and head reading — the origin of terms like “highbrow” and “lowbrow,” “well rounded,” and “shrink” — shaped the modern obsession with the mind. One reason phrenology
Viruses are usually depicted as ugly, scary, almost weapon-like blobs just waiting to meddle inside of your body, but Luke Jerram sees them as something different. There isn't really a color to viruses
Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over
Microbes living in the beasts' coats could be deadly to malaria and cancer cells. Sloths are cute. Take this video of baby sloths being washed: Until today, this video might represent sheer joy. But a