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Ten Ways to Ruin A Relationship

Whether on friendship, parenting, or self-care, Dr. Habib Sadeghi’s life tips are pretty much commandments in <i>goop</i>’s book, at this point. Sadeghi, the …

Relationships

Scientists accidentally create simple solution to global warming

These gray blobs below might not look like much to you, but to chemists they just might be the holy grail of fossil fuel conversion.<p><i>A photomicrograph</i> …

Fossil Fuels

This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage -- Now, His State's Economy Is One of the Best in the Country

The next time your right-wing family member or former high school classmate posts a status update or tweet about how taxing the rich or increasing workers' wages kills jobs and makes businesses leave the state, I want you to send them this article.<p>When he took office in January of 2011, Minnesota …

20 reasons why Reinhold Messner is the world's greatest living man

To mark World Mountain Day, we're paying homage to (probably) the coolest person on Earth right now. Here's why we love him:<p>1. He was the first man to climb every mountain over 8,000 metres<p>There are 14 peaks on Earth with summits in the “death zone”, above 8,000 metres (26,000 feet). Just over 30 …

Influential investor Raoul Pal says the dollar is your best investment bet for the next year

Mirror, mirror on the wall, which asset is most mispriced of all? According to a Goldman Sachs alum who predicted the financial crisis in 2008, it’s …

Stock Markets

Human Eyes Might Not Notice a Good Forgery, But Computers Could

On any given day in a lab in New Jersey, a humming machine traces the lines of a hand-drawn image: a woman’s face drawn by Matisse. The machine highlights each new line it sees, recording and cataloging its thickness, shape, and the artist it was created by.<p>But the computer isn’t merely scanning …

New life, apart: Conjoined twins separate and undergo surgery as individuals

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> After 27 hours of surgery, twin boys Anias and Jadon McDonald -- born joined at the head 13 months ago -- began a new life apart on Friday.<p>The round-the-clock operation at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx began Thursday morning and ended Friday. The …

Parenting

Researchers Think They Know How to Make Your Brain Learn Like a Kid Again

Make our brains great again.<p>Kids have amazing brains. They can pick up two languages in early childhood just as easily as they can learn one. Early …

The Brain

Colonizing the Moon Just Got a Lot More Dangerous

Bad news, would-be lunar colonists: that dusty, airless space rock you dream of escaping to is apparently swarming with deadly projectiles. According …

Facelifts

BMW's Motorcycle of Tomorrow Is So Smart It Balances Itself

The German company's vision of the future includes a malleable bike that gives the rider far greater control<p>According to BMW, the future of motorcycle design is surprisingly flexible. The Motorrad Vision Next 100 concept does away with a traditional mechanical frame, replacing it with a flexible …

Evolution on a Galactic Scale

On a clear night, you can make out the band of the Milky Way in the night sky. For millennia, astronomers looked upon it in awe, slowly coming to the …

Galaxies

Quantum-Dot Coating Could Pull Solar Energy From Your Windows

Engineers inch toward the goal of achieving efficient conversion of sunlight energy Photo: Los Alamos National LaboratoryIn big cities, sometimes …

Clean Energy

Fascinating Animal Portraits from the 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest

We are delighted to share updates of incredibly stunning entries from the 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest. Submitted under the Animal Portraits category, they feature fascinating glimpses into animal kingdoms around the world, from the colorful Mediterranean Jelly …

The 12 Best Guitar Brands In The World

If you were a fan of almost any kind of contemporary popular music when you were growing up, there was probably a time when you thought that it might …

10 Success lessons from Peter Thiel – “PayPal Founder, Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share15<p>Tweet<p>Share37<p>+11<p>Shares 53<p>Peter Thiel is a silicon valley entrepreneur who founded two multi billion dollar companies, PayPal and Palantir. As a …

Parents should read aloud to infants every day, pediatricians say

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's hard to keep up with so many statistics about modern parenting, but here's one that floored me when I heard it a few years ago: By 4, children living in poverty hear 30 million fewer words than children in higher income households, according to researchers.<p>Thirty million!<p>That is …

Books

I read the 87-year-old book recommended by Elon Musk, and my favorite chapter reveals the dark side of innovation and adventure

The book spotlights a dirty dozen of historical characters who rebelled against convention in some form (with occasionally disastrous results). Bolitho's renderings of this rogue's gallery of figures is historically problematic in parts, but it still makes for an interesting read — one that reveals …

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The Monks Who Spent Years Turning Themselves into Mummies—While Alive

Japan’s self-sacrificing sokushinbutsu were a very determined lot.<p>Danjōgaran, a temple on Mount Kōya in Japan. (Photo: V663highland/CC BY-SA 3.0)<p>The …

Boeing Says It Will Beat SpaceX to Mars

The race is on.<p>Less than a week after SpaceX founder Elon Musk detailed his vision to get people to Mars, a rival aerospace company has intimated …

Space Travel

A Desert Full of Tomatoes, Thanks to Solar Power and Seawater - MIT Technology Review

At first glance, growing fruit in the desert sounds like an awfully good way to feed a mushrooming global population and adapt to the worst effects …

Ghana academics banish Gandhi statue

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi will be removed from a university campus in Ghana after professors launched a petition claiming the revered Indian independence leader and thinker was racist.<p>The statue of Gandhi was unveiled in June at the University of Ghana campus in Accra by Pranab Mukherjee, the …

South Africa

Wonder-material graphene could be dangerous to humans and the environment

I've been waiting for some time now to write a headline along the lines of "scientists discover thing that graphene is not amazing at" ... and here …

Graphene

5 Mental Habits of Highly Ineffective Managers

Great leaders think one way; lousy leaders think another. Which kind of leader are you?<p>One of the great advantages of observing the business world over a couple of decades (and interviewing hundreds of executives) is that you start seeing the patterns of thought that lead to success or failure.<p>This …

Leadership

Reykjavík: the geothermal city that aims to go carbon neutral

Icelandic capital plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2040 by reversing urban sprawl and promoting walking, cycling and public transport<p>Reykjavík used to be marketed as a place of “pure energy”, run on geothermal power – and now Iceland’s capital is trying to become the world’s …

Climate

Antimatter-Powered Spaceships: New Method To Create Antiparticles May Make The Sci-Fi Dream Come True

Spacecrafts powered by antimatter — the mirror image of the matter that our universe is made of — have been a common science-fiction trope for …

America’s Search for Happiness Is Driving Us Crazy

A new book by journalist Ruth Whippman investigates the American "happiness industrial complex" and our growing obsession with contentment.<p>America is an insanely anxious country. Forty million Americans — nearly one in five of us — has been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. One World Health …