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SpaceX’s next Falcon 9 launch includes stage one of its satellite internet plan

SpaceX is launching a Falcon 9 on February 17 (should the current target date stick) and the rocket is carrying a primary payload of a Spanish satellite for client Paz. The secondary cargo on the launch is more interesting, however, since it’s two of SpaceX’s own satellites – demonstration …

Space Travel

Alzheimer’s disease has been reversed in mice giving hope to human trials

A breakthrough study has rolled back the development of Alzheimer's disease by targeting an enzyme in the brain<p>There may be hope for Alzheimer’s …

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

Self-improvement

The right meditation can literally reshape your brain

Contemplative exercise can improve your life by refining your mind, so it’s worth trying. But it’s also worth knowing what will work for your particular purposes.<p>An Oct. 4 study in Science Advances (pdf), led by neuroscientist Sofie Valk at the Max Planck Institute for Human and Cognitive Brain …

Mindfulness

Colômbia tenta se acostumar com as Farc na política

Guerrilha abandonou as armas e entrou para a política, com ex-líder guerrilheiro Timochenko como candidato à presidência. Mas nem todos os …

The Hard Truth About Life That Will Set You Free

Embrace this truth and you'll live like never before.<p>One day, you will return to the source that created you. While this reality is an overwhelming concept, it is the secret power for many of the most successful people. Why? Accepting the reality that your life will end is the very thing that frees …

Motivation

Online courses don't work, but education can still be disrupted

The labour force is changing at a rapid pace. Technology is generating entirely new industries and jobs, while eradicating antiquated ones. Some may …

World Economic Forum

Another black British actor’s Hollywood success is raising hard questions in the UK

Daniel Kaluuya’s searing performance in acclaimed satirical horror film <i>Get Out</i> has earned him an Oscar nomination, making him the second black Brit to be nominated for best actor in the past five years.<p>For his supporters in the UK, Kaluuya’s breakthrough was monumental. Riz Ahmed, a …

Entertainment

Cientistas usam técnica que criou ovelha Dolly para clonar macacos com sucesso

Em 1996, a ovelha Dolly ficou conhecida por ser o primeiro animal clonado a partir de uma célula adulta, com uma técnica conhecida como transferência …

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Edição genética é chave para segurança alimentar?

Num mundo afetado por mudanças climáticas, secas extremas e inundações ameaçam produção de alimentos. Cientistas dizem que resposta está em plantas …

Helping Strangers May Help Teens' Self-Esteem

At the start of the new year, parents may encourage their teens to detox from social media, increase exercise, or begin a volunteer project. While kids may bristle at the thought of posting fewer selfies, surveys indicate 55 percent of adolescents enjoy volunteering. And according to a recent …

Psychology

Brasil tem menor inflação em 20 anos

IPCA fecha 2017 em 2,95%, menor taxa desde 1998, e fica abaixo do piso da meta do Banco Central pela primeira vez. Índice foi influenciado …

First-Ever Drone Swarm Attack Has Struck Russian Military Bases, Sources Claim

We knew this day was coming.<p>Ever since technological advancements made drones possible, people have warned of the potential dangers of weaponised …

Russian Military

Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

In this extract from his new book, Johann Hari, who took antidepressants for 13 years, calls for a new approach<p>In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression – one that was quickly swept aside, because its implications were too inconvenient, and too explosive. American …

Depression

China Has Officially Started Collecting an Environment Tax

The first of its kind in China.

China

The Buddhist monk who went viral as 'the happiest man in the world' says you can learn to meditate in 5 minutes at a time

"Mindfulness" may be a buzzword and meditation a fad across both Wall Street and Silicon Valley, but that certainly doesn't mean they are worth ignoring.<p>We recently spoke with Tibetan Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard for Business Insider's podcast "Success! How I Did It" around the launch of his new …

Meditation

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

Richard Feynman

5 Lessons in Leadership from Mormon Church President Thomas S. Monson

President Monson died last night at the age of 90. He leaves behind a legacy of leadership and service.<p>Thomas S. Monson, president, and prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) died last night, at home, at the age of 90. He was a true example of leadership and service …

Mormonism