David E. Craig

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7 Language Hacks to Learn Any Language Faster

Language learning can feel like a marathon. When most of us first start learning anything new, it’s easy to feel confused with where to get started, …

Nobody Saw This Volcano Erupt … Except NASA's Satellites

For the first time in 60 years, Mount Sourabaya erupted with a spectacular show of fiery lava — in fact, it erupted twice. But there wasn't a single …

Cool Stuff

NASA’s weirdest & most powerful space telescope yet steps closer to completion

NASA’s huge - and very bizarre looking - James Webb Space Telescope is on track to be launched in 2018 after the completion of one of its main …

Take in the beauty of Pluto's frozen north pole canyons

The icy valleys of Pluto's north pole shimmer in a new NASA photo taken by the New Horizons spacecraft.<p>The false color image reveals the dwarf planet's complex and craggy terrain as it appeared only 45 minutes before the probe made its closest flyby of Pluto in July 2015.<p>It also shows that Pluto's …

Solar System

Here’s The Latest Bank to Predict a Global Recession

They call economics the "dismal science," and it's practitioners are living up to that designation lately.<p>The latest warning about the health of the …

How to Discover Your Best Time of the Day to Work

When you try to become more productive, you don't get there by mere willpower. In order to attain peak productivity, you've got to have a plan. In this article, you'll learn an easy-to-follow plan that will improve your productivity.<p>The secret is simple -- discovering the best time of day to …

Time Management

Palm-Size Satellites Could Hunt for New Alien Worlds

Tiny satellites could hitch a ride into orbit and spot alien worlds from afar, new research suggests.<p>NASA's 2,230 pound (1,052 kilogram) Kepler Space …

Black holes banish matter to huge cosmic voids, scientists claim

Huge cosmic voids, giant empty regions of the universe which take up space around galaxies, might not be as empty as previously thought, scientists …

US Treasury pushes Congress to pass Puerto Rico bankruptcy plan

Department warns economic crisis could escalate to a government shutdown if US doesn’t approve ‘life-saving’ bankruptcy mechanism for the US territory<p>The US Treasury Department is warning of a potential government shutdown in Puerto Rico and lengthy litigation if Congress does not approve a …

Apple said to be working on unhackable iPhone

Stronger encryption might be aimed at heading off the next battle with the US government over gaining access to iPhones.<p>Apple's battle with the FBI is nowhere near an end, but the iPhone maker appears to be girding for its next fight over encryption.<p>Apple engineers are working on new security …

Privacy

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Neuroscience

This New Flight Search Tool Helps You Find the Best Time to Buy Plane Tickets

Info is specific to the route you're flying.<p>Trying to score a cheap airline ticket is a traveler's holy grail, but the complex and dynamic systems …

5 More Time Management Mistakes You May Be Making

It’s easy to spend time mindlessly, but making smarter choices can lead to a better life.<p>We’d all like to use our time better, which is why I enjoyed reading Lisa Evans’s recent post on The Top 5 Time Management Mistakes You’re Making. She pointed out several woes that I know I am guilty of, from …

Time Management

Yes, Wikipedia has suffered a huge decline in traffic (but Google is not to blame)

Wikipedia has lost about 300 million monthly desktop readers since the beginning of the year, according to a new analysis from Similar Web, an internet traffic analysis company.<p>The analysis appears to resolve an argument between Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and Similar Web over whether Wikipedia …

SEO

10 Things the Smartest Email Users Never Do

These are the things to avoid if you want to be an email expert.<p>We all make mistakes. However, when you've been using email for a couple of decades, you tend to have perfected your craft. (I still tell people I'm a Professional Email Processor.) These are the mistakes more seasoned email users …

Google Drive

21 Easy Things To Do On Sunday That Will Make Mondays Suck Less

Because Mondays really don’t have to be so awful.<p>Your to-do list for Sunday may look this:<p>But this doesn’t always prepare you for a great Monday or a productive week ahead.<p>But with just a few of these tips you can hack your Sunday for the best week ever.<p>Okay, get to it!<p>1. Toss everything that’s …

Hacking

Minecraft Billionaire on What Money Can and Can't Buy You

Being rich is not all it's cracked up to be, as the newly minted billionaire Markus Persson found out. What having lots of money really gets you--and why it might be just as important as happiness.<p>As we start the week holding our stomachs, worried about whether our 401(k) plans are safe from these …

Minecraft

Ice cream that does not melt 'could soon hit the shelves'

Scientists have discovered a protein which binds the components of ice cream together and stops it melting so fast<p>Ice cream that does not melt in the sun could hit the shelves within three years, scientists have claimed.<p>Experts believe they have developed a recipe for a more robust frozen desert …

Ice Cream

10 Exoplanets That Could Host Alien Life

1 of 12<p>Introduction<p>As of April 2014, the Habitable Exoplanets Catalog lists 21 planets that have the best chance for life beyond our solar system. …

25 minute walk could add 7 years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

Longevity

Beyond Pluto: 2nd Target Chosen for New Horizons Probe

NASA's New Horizons probe, which flew past Pluto last month, now has a second target to aim for.<p>The New Horizons team has selected an object named …

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains a fake Mars mission so well it almost hurts

If you aren't excited for the film adaptation of "The Martian," a bestselling sci-fi novel by Andy Weir, this new video starring Neil deGrasse Tyson may do the trick.<p>Complete with epic music, stunning animations, and poetic narration from Tyson, it's clear the team behind the upcoming movie created …

Space

How one man is preparing to retire in his 40s

If you want to make wise decisions about your money, then you don't necessarily want to rely on conventional wisdom.<p>Just ask Harry Sit of The Finance Buff, who is poised for retirement in his 40s.<p>"One piece of conventional wisdom I steer clear of is that nickeling and diming on small expenses as …

Financial Planning

The productivity trick one author used to write over 40 books

Beginning with his first novel in 1847, Anthony Trollope wrote at an incredible pace.<p>Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, 2 plays, and an assortment of articles and letters.<p>Trollope achieved his incredible productivity by writing in 15-minute …

Time Management

Pluto's Heart-Shaped Landscape Is Weirder Than We Thought

Pics captured by New Horizons from just 48,000 miles away reveal the strange alien world<p>NASA's New Horizons spacecraft completed its flyby of Pluto three days ago, but the most incredible views of the dwarf planet are just coming to light now.<p>On Friday afternoon, NASA released new close-up imagery …

Mixed Reality Is Becoming Possible, Thanks to Oculus Rift and Leap Motion

Virtual reality meets augmented reality in several ambitious new demos<p>In its three-year development phase, the Oculus Rift headset has been a sandbox for coders interested in creating immersive virtual reality experiences. And when developers have three years to play with a piece of technology, …

New Kind Of Material Stores Heat Till You Squeeze It

Could revolutionize energy storage<p>Even after night falls, a slab of concrete or asphalt might still feel warm to the touch. The surface has stored up heat after a long day of sitting out in the sun, and is slowly letting it go. It's something that happens naturally all over the world, but what if …

The Creepy But Incredible World of 3D-Printed Body Parts

The Creepy But Incredible World of 3D-Printed Body Parts<p>Click To View Slideshow»<p>3D-printed organs, skin, and bones are more science than sci-fi.<p>One …

The 10 least affordable cities in the world

As high as the cost of living in New York City or San Francisco might be, neither city is the most expensive in the world.<p>That distinction goes to Singapore, according to The Economist's World Cost of Living Index, which ranks the world's cities by affordability.<p>No US cities made the list.<p>The …

Cities

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