Cory Hoffman

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Why You Forget Names Immediately—And How to Remember Them

Of all the social gaffes, none is perhaps more common than meeting a new person, exchanging names and promptly forgetting theirs — forcing you to …

Self-help

Your guide to cleaning up your inbox in one hour

You don’t need a whole day to spring clean a messy inbox.<p>Chances are your inbox is a lot like that abandoned basket of stuff sitting in the back of your closet. You know it’s dying to be cleaned out (and is housing many hidden surprises), but the thought of tackling such a task is overwhelming. And …

Productivity

To oblivion and beyond: art and science at the edge of consciousness

From William Blake’s vision of a soul leaving the body to Goshka Macuga’s creepy somnambulist, a new exhibition explores the mysteries of the mind – but are we any closer to finding the answers Descartes was seeking when he dissected a human brain more than 350 years ago?<p>They hover between worlds. …

Poor and uneducated are biologically different to affluent, UCL finds

Scientists at UCL have found that hormone levels of the 'haves' and 'have-nots' are significantly different which could explain health inequalities<p>Poor and uneducated people could be ageing faster, and more vulnerable to disease, because their hormones are out of balance, a new study …

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First genetically modified humans could exist within two years

Humans who have had their DNA genetically modified could exist within two years after a private biotech company announced plans to start the first trials into a ground-breaking new technique.<p>Editas Medicine, which is based in the US, said it plans to become the first lab in the world to …

Garlic gets the girl: Forget aftershave - just eat garlic to attract women, study finds

Scientists finds that sweat of men who had eaten the bulb smelt more attractive to women because it suggests the person is healthy<p>It might sound like the most unlikely of dating tips, but a study has found that men should forget the aftershave and try eating some garlic instead.<p>Garlic has …

People with beer bellies at greater risk of death than those who are obese, study finds

Slim adults with a 'spare tyre' of fat around their stomach have a twice as high mortality risk than those who are overweight<p>Slim people with beer bellies are at greater risk of death than those who are overweight or obese, a study has found.<p>"Meta-analysis showed that being overweight according to …

Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

Globalization

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

GM pig organs could soon be transplanted into humans

A major hurdle in transplanting pig organs into humans has been overcome by Harvard University scientists<p>Pig organs could soon be transplanted into patients after Harvard University scientists discovered a way to genetically modify pig DNA so it is more compatible with humans.<p>Scientists have spent …

Google takes part in $100 million funding round for secure messaging startup Symphony

Reports surfaced last week suggesting that Google was in talks to invest in secure messaging startup Symphony, and a new report out Monday morning (via Re/code) suggests that the company is about to announce $100 million in funding raised in a recent round from several investors including — as was …

Financial Services

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Why elephants could hold the cure for cancer

Elephants carry 20 copies of a tumour suppressing gene called TP53 which stops damaged DNA reproducing and causing tumours, scientists have found<p>Elephants may hold the key to fighting cancer after scientists found that they carry a large number of genes which suppress tumours.<p>Researchers have long …

Intelligent machines: Will we accept robot revolution?

<b>Would you share your home with a robot or work side by side with one? People are starting to do both, which has put the relationship we have with them under the spotlight and exposed both our love and fear of the machines that are increasingly becoming a crucial part of our lives.</b><p>In Japan they grow …

American boy shot girl dead 'after argument over puppies'

Police say 11-year-old killed eight-year-old with his father's gun in Tennessee trailer park<p>An 11-year-old American boy has been charged with murder after shooting dead an eight-year-old girl in an argument over puppies.<p>McKayla Dyer was playing outside the boy's house in White Pine, Tennessee when …

The Rise of the Outrageously Long Commute

Some businesspeople are working half of the week in far-off countries or catching 3 a.m. trains just so that they don’t have to uproot their lives at home.<p>A few years back, David Neeleman, the founder of JetBlue Airways, left his company and launched a new airline in Brazil. The airline, Azul, …

Twitter and Square now let U.S. voters donate cash to political candidates with a tweet

With the U.S. presidential elections a little more than a year away, Twitter has introduced a way for candidates to solicit donations through a simple tweet.<p>Partnering with Square for the initiative, Twitter is pitching this tool as the “fastest, easiest way to make an online donation, and the most …

Social Media

Ostracised, sacked … and even arrested: the fate of whistleblowers at the UN

Photograph: Reuters<p>French soldiers on patrol in the Central African Republic. A report into sexual abuse of children by some French peacekeepers was leaked by a UN aid …

Central African Republic

Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

Obama Orders Federal Contractors To Provide Paid Sick Leave

Employees of federal contractors must be allowed to earn up to seven days of paid sick leave each year, under a new executive order that President Obama signed on Labor Day. The leave includes paid time off for family care.<p>"This will give about 300,000 working Americans access to paid sick leave …

Refugee families split up by Hungarian authorities unable to accept lifts from activists

Families who began walking to Austria, after the Hungarian authorities wouldn't allow them to take trains, had to refuse the offer of a lift as they did not want to be divided again<p>Refugee families split up by Hungarian authorities were unable to accept lifts from a convoy of activists taking them …

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people? | Ian Sample

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

Stanford University

The kinds of friendships you have in your 20s and 30s predicts your well-being later in life

A new study shows that when it comes to friendship, it’s quantity over quality that matters in your 20s—and vice versa in your 30s.<p>That pattern turns out to be a predictor of psychological well-being later in life, and it happens to be one that comes relatively naturally to many of us.<p>“Earlier on …

The people who need very little sleep

Is it true that some people need only a few hours of sleep? Helen Thomson talks to a woman whose genes might hint at how we all could survive on less shuteye.<p>What would you do if you had 60 days of extra free time a year? Ask Abby Ross, a retired psychologist from Miami, Florida, a “short-sleeper”. …

University of California

Fraud Still Plagues Medicare's Prescription Drug Program

Fraud and abuse continue to dog Medicare's popular prescription drug program, despite a bevy of initiatives launched to prevent them, according to two new reports by the inspector general of Health and Human Services.<p>Their release follows the arrests of 44 pharmacy owners, doctors and others, who …

More Than Two Thirds of Americans Are Overweight or Obese

Most Americans are overweight, according to a new study looking at overweight and obesity rates in the United States.<p>In a report published in <i>JAMA</i> …

Washington University

The obscure legal system that lets corporations sue countries | Claire Provost and Matt Kennard

Fifty years ago, an international legal system was created to protect the rights of foreign investors. Today, as companies win billions in damages, insiders say it has got dangerously out of control<p>Luis Parada’s office is just four blocks from the White House, in the heart of K Street, Washington’s …

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