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How to Learn Something and Actually Retain It

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

10 Easy Tricks to Help You Stop Procrastinating And Get Back to Work

Laziness begets laziness.<p>Why go to the gym tonight? After all, you haven’t gone in a week. Why take out the garbage when your whole apartment is a …

How Crazy Is Elon Musk’s Mission to Mars?

Yesterday, billionaire tech entrepreneur and noted late guy Elon Musk unveiled his hotly-anticipated plan to send humans to live—and die—on Mars. And …

Fastest Bike Ever Hits Nearly 90 Mph

The world's fastest human is a guy named Todd.<p>There's a new human-powered land speed record. The Canadian Todd Reichart hit 89.59 MPH in a custom bike at the 2016 World Human-Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, Nevada.<p>The Aerovelo Eta, which looks like a sharply pointed egg, has made a …

Carbon Fiber

Let's fill a toilet with 240 pounds of mercury and then flush it

Mercury, both beautiful and potentially dangerous, is a heavy metal that's liquid at normal ambient temperatures. It can be poisonous and should be treated with care. So what do you do with several large flasks of the shimmery stuff? You flush it down a toilet, of course. YouTube channel Cody's Lab …

Guinea Pigs

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented today at the …

Should You Choose a Job With a Higher Salary or a Shorter Commute? Science Says One Will Make You Much Happier | Inc.com

The lure of a bigger paycheck can make it tempting to accept a longer commute. It's a dilemma most people face at one time or another. How much more do you need to get paid to commute an extra 30 minutes? What is your time really worth?<p>While you may be tempted to go for the bigger paycheck, that …

Commuting

The 5 Most Important Characteristics of Great Teams

Building a team that exceeds expectations every time is easy when you follow this formula. Don't leave your team results to chance!<p><b>"Talent wins games but teamwork wins championships." ~Michael Jordan.</b><p>In all aspects of our life, teamwork plays a vital role. Whether we're on a field or in the …

Founders hope project will become one of the world’s great hikes, revealing the fascinating cultures and unexplored natural wonders of the Caucasus<p>‘Hiking the Caucasus for a few months would be incredible, like going across a continent in miniature. The spectacular terrain ranges from Georgia’s …

Hiking

Planning A Cycling Trip To Europe? Read This First

Inspired by our Olympians why not consider packing up your bike and heading to some of Europe's best cycling destinations. With local quirks and …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Lyft reportedly tried to sell itself to Uber and several other companies, but failed.</b> The ride-hailing startup is refusing to comment on the report.<p><b>2. Facebook has made a surprising move that could save its one shrinking business.</b> Revenue from payments and fees has been trending downward, but …

Returning home from a beery few days in Budapest, Ed Cumming decided to try the train. Soon he was lost in Berlin<p>In early June, when everyone in Britain was arguing about Europe, I found myself in Budapest. I had fond memories of my only previous visit, in 2013, when I’d been there for a literary …

European Travel

2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year | National Geographic

These Apps Will Make You Enjoy Traveling Even More

<i>Image credit: Work Hard Anywhere/Julián Cárdenas Guevara.</i><p>For the last 20 months, I have been traveling and working as a digital nomad. I'm extremely grateful for the technology and apps that make my everyday life so much easier and my journey more enjoyable.<p>Today I'd like to share with you 10 great …

How the ‘Dota 2’ International winners are splitting the $9 million grand prize

Esports team Wings Gaming took home the crown at the Dota 2 International 2016 in Seattle, winning over $9 million of the $20 million prize pool.<p>The …

Cyborg stingray swims toward light, breaks new ground

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The idea of taking apart a rat's heart and transforming it into a tissue-engineered stingray first came to Kevin Kit Parker …

All plants on Earth may owe their existence to a spooky trick of quantum physics

Plants are possibly the most fundamental life form on Earth, supplying food and oxygen to ecosystems around the planet.<p>And yet many aspects of their leafy lives remain mysterious.<p>Photosynthesis — <i>the</i> process plants use to turn light into energy — is especially something of an enigma. Scientists have …

Solar Capture Technique Turns CO2 Into Burnable Fuel

Engineers at the University of Chicago have created a new kind of solar cell that efficiently converts atmospheric carbon dioxide into usable …

Carbon Dioxide

17 Travel Skills Every Twentysomething Should Know

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Travel Apps You Can Use Offline

<i>Photo courtesy Thinkstock</i><p>Think you have to be online to use the best travel apps? Not so. There is help for travelers stranded with no Wi-Fi …

Apps

10 Natural Wonders in Iceland That Will Take Your Breath Away

The Nordic island of Iceland has become an incredibly popular place to travel in recent years. If you haven't gotten a chance to visit the country's …

The bicycle problem that nearly broke mathematics

Jim Papadopoulos has spent a lifetime pondering the maths of bikes in motion. Now his work has found fresh momentum.<p>Seven bikes lean against the wall …

Science reveals how to take the perfect vacation

By their very nature they're meant to be stress-free, so we assume we shouldn't put too much thought into them.<p>But the research from behavioral science tells us that certain strategies will almost always make some trips better than others — both in cost and overall satisfaction.<p>Here's how to take …

Canva's new app will help you create pro designs straight from your phone

Ever wondered how fitness bloggers make those inspirational Instagram posts with just the right filter and a fake Marilyn Monroe quote in Comic Sans? …

Infographics

Working Over 25 Hours a Week Can Hurt Your Brain (Especially If You're Over 40)

It's no surprise that being overworked can be hazardous to your health, but science is now saying that you should be working less -- much less.<p>Burning the candle at both ends is almost a rite of passage as an executive, business owner, or entrepreneur -- at some point applies to any profession, …

4 Travel Items That Will Make Your Trip SO Much Better

Backpack, money belt, power converter: these tried and tested items are known "must-brings" for nearly every trip. While you may feel satisfied having these guys all ready to go for your next journey, keep in mind that these essentials may not be what you need to really put your trip over the top. …

A Debate Over the Physics of Time

According to our best theories of physics, the universe is a fixed block where time only appears to pass. Yet a number of physicists hope to replace …

Quantum Mechanics

Hyperloop One wants $250 million from the 'Gang of Four' that sued the start-up

Hyperloop Technologies Inc. is seeking at least $250 million in damages from four former high-ranking employees who the company says tried to incite rebellion within the Los Angeles start-up.<p>Now referring to itself as Hyperloop One, the firm says then-Chief Technology Officer Brogan BamBrogan and …

Hyperloop

World’s smallest hard disk can write information atom by atom

Dutch scientists have created the world's smallest hard disk by developing a new rewritable storage technology capable of writing information atom by …

Best backpacking spots in Ireland

The Emerald Isle with its incredible coastlines, ancient ruins and hidden pubs is the perfect place to explore on foot. Brimming with ruined forts, …