Derek Hodge

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Researchers find a new way to convert heat into electricity

When we think about ways to make existing power plants more efficient, we typically look at waste heat. It's something almost everything generates -- coal plants, automobiles and even your refrigerator loses a sizeable amount of energy to lost heat. Capturing and using this heat to generate …

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

‘It was raining ash’: Wildfire sparks exodus from Fort McMurray

• All of Fort McMurray under evacuation order<br>• Hospital evacuated, no injuries reported<br>• Fire reaches downtown, including at least one gas station<p>As their city burned, Shams Rehman, his wife and their three kids were among the 80,000 residents fleeing Fort McMurray when they ran out of fuel 200 …

Canada

Gold and platinum offer clues about the moon's mysterious tilt

A total solar eclipse occurs somewhere on Earth about once every year and a half, on average. But imagine if it happened every single month. For this to be the case, the moon would have to orbit Earth in the same plane in which Earth travels around the sun – that way, the new moon would always come …

Italians Rally to Save 'Ghost Village' with a Population of 10

The 1200-year-old Civita di Bagnoregio, just north of Rome, is one of many Italian villages in danger of extinction. But Italians are in the midst of …

Italy

Bionic Suit Helps A Paralyzed Man Take Thousands Of Steps

For the first time, a completely paralyzed person walks again on his own two feet<p>In July of this year, researchers accomplished a feat that didn’t seem possible just a few years ago. They were able to stimulate the nerves of patients who were completely paralyzed so that they could move their legs …

Emirates' Dubai to Panama City route to be world's longest

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East's biggest airline will soon be operating the world's longest commercial flight.<p>Emirates announced …

I traveled nonstop for 5 years. Here’s what I learned, and why I’m glad it’s over

FROM THE AGE OF 20 TO 25, I WAS TRAVELING non-stop. There were a few pit stops at home to make money and mooch off of my parents, but in that time …

Notre Dame

40 trips you should take before you turn 30

Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.<p>Chances are you'll end up having some wild experiences that you'll never forget.<p>From partying at the world's largest Carnival in Rio de Janeiro to paragliding in New Zealand, here are the trips you should take when …

Nick Woodman, GoPro CEO, repays $229M in stock to keep promise to college roommate

The founder of GoPro gave almost five million of his own shares back to the San Mateo, Calif.-based company this week — to fulfil a commitment he …

Drones

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Millennials Aren't Buying Homes, but Not for the Reason You Think

As student debt has exploded, young consumers are taking out fewer mortgages and auto loans. But are student loans really to blame?<p>There’s a familiar …

Personal Finance

Crispr: is it a good idea to ‘upgrade’ our DNA?

New genome-editing technology has the potential to eliminate genetic disease by making changes to our DNA that will pass down the generations. Such modification is currently banned in the UK but could that be about to change?<p>Last year Tony Perry made mice that would have been brown-furred grow up …

Genetics

Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …

Twenty lists every entrepreneur should create

Being a startup founder who is obsessed with my own personal growth, I frequently get sucked into blog posts with titles like "The top 5 traits of all successful entrepreneurs." These articles tend to cite characteristics such as passion, persistence, inspiration, an eye for talent, a data-driven …

2015 Tours of a Lifetime

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