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Chinese scientists develop fast-charging aluminum-graphene battery

A team of researchers from Zhejiang University have developed a new type of aluminum-graphene battery that can be charged in seconds, instead of …

The 10 Biggest Archaeology Discoveries of 2017

Photo Credit: © 2016 Colleter et al.<p>Slide 1 of 21<p>Digging up the past<p>Archaeologists were digging up plenty of fascinating bones and other ancient …

Archaeology as blood sport: How an ancient mastodon ignited debate over humans’ arrival in North America

Archaeology as blood sport: How the discovery of an ancient mastodon ignited debate over humans’ arrival in North America<p>“Oh my God,” Richard Cerutti said to himself. He bent down to pick up a sharp, splintered bone fragment. Its thickness and weight told him that it belonged to an animal, a very …

These three strategies can help you master any subject

I learned a lot in 2017. I learned about how the European Union works, because Britain decided to leave it. I learned what a social media-obsessed presidency looks like, and the distinctive outlines of a political party that picks power over principle. I learned that a Trump presidency can force a …

Pedagogy

28 Days of Gains: A Realistic Case Study

How to Build Muscle and Lose Fat Simultaneously<p>You've probably heard of the Colorado Experiment where Casey Viator gained about 63 pounds of muscle …

Workouts

18 Ways You Can Make Money Right Now

Much is possible with a smartphone and a fast internet connection.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Looking for ways you can make money right now? If things are tight and your back is up against the wall, there's a path forward. In fact, there are many. Especially when it …

Small Business

Exercise alone does not achieve weight loss

If you think that a couple of sessions at the gym will help to work off those Thanksgiving pounds, think again. A new study shows that when it comes …

10 Archaeological Discoveries Consistent With Biblical Passages

Some approaches to Biblical archaeology can be controversial: Rather than analyzing material evidence in an objective way, many archaeologists …

Vintage Photos Reveal What America Looked Like Before Pollution Was Regulated

We've come a long way.<p>The Trump administration plans to try to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration's main initiative to fight …

Pollution

5 Exercises To Help You See

Guest Post by Lauri Novak.<p>We are all photographers. Phones. Tablets. Cameras. Every one of us can at almost any given moment take a photo. The …

Landscape Photography

Here's everything we know so far about 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

The first trailer for the next episode of "Star Wars" has finally been released, giving fans plenty of details to discuss while they wait for it to hit theaters in December. Here's everything we know so far from the new footage and the Star Wars Celebration event where it premiered.<p><b>Follow Tech</b> …

Star Wars

Tech workers live 40 to a house in high rent San Francisco

<i>(Reuters)</i> – Zander Dejah, 25, pays $1,900 a month rent to live in a downtown San Francisco house with at least 40 other people, many of whom sleep in bunk beds.<p>Dejah is a resident of The Negev, a communal living space that styles itself as a home for millennial tech workers to brainstorm ideas, …

Exploring the galaxy with Pablo Hidalgo, the Indiana Jones of Star Wars

Imagine for a moment that Indiana Jones found his way into the <i>Star Wars</i> universe. He’s an archaeologist, but also part anthropologist, sifting …

Scientists Have Identified a Weirdly Common Form of Synaesthesia

1 in 5 might be able to 'hear' flashes of light.<p>Roughly 4.4 percent of the global adult population experiences a rare condition called synaesthesia, …

The Brain

Solar Manufacturers Could Face Rough Road Ahead

Solar earnings season is coming to a close, and for the most part the numbers looked pretty good for the second quarter. U.S. leaders like <b>SunPower</b> (SPWR) and <b>First Solar</b> (FSLR) posted solid results and expect 2016 to be a fairly good year with strong demand in the back half of the year.<p>But there's a …

'The Travel Detective' Explains How Airlines Became A 'Mafia'

Here's a quick tip from a veteran traveler for the next time you're taking a flight: When you get to the airport, disavow the departure time you see on the board. Instead, take the gate number and see what time the next flight is arriving there.<p>"Departure boards haven't told the truth since 1947. …

Flying

Canada’s top female wrestler confident about podium chances: ‘I’ve earned that spot’

RIO DE JANEIRO — Erica Wiebe signed up for her co-ed high school wrestling team because she found the combination of “spandex and boys” …

7 Laws of Building Athletic Muscle - Quiet Corner

I almost quit.<p>Twice.<p>I failed as an athlete trying to <b>build athletic muscle</b> and as a college meathead trying to re-establish some semblance of …

Why Neanderthals Likely Fathered Few Kids with Modern Humans

Humans today often carry around a small chunk of DNA from Neanderthals, suggesting we interbred with our closest known extinct relatives at some …

Fossil adds two new watches to its Android Wear lineup

Fossil is expanding its Android Wear smartwatch lineup today with two new models: the Q Wander and Q Marshal. The new watches follow the Q Founder that was released late last year and offer alternative designs to the Founder's heavy metal frame. They will be available later this year, starting at …

Wearable Tech

Strange sea creature — measuring four metres long — washes up on Mexican beach

Protección civil y Bomberos de Acapulco Reporta, un animal marítimo desconocido hasta el momento, en las playas de la bonfil.<p>Posted by Protección …

John Doyle: The Big Bang Theory now running on fumes of nostalgia

People are still watching <i>The Big Bang Theory</i> (CBS, CTV, Thursdays, 8 p.m.) in huge numbers. It's still one of the biggest shows on TV, both here and in the United States.<p>I say "still" because it's been on for a very long time now and last week aired its 200th episode. In fact, the show has now …

TV

Ryan Reynolds explains what it was like to shoot a nude fight scene in 'Deadpool'

But to drive home just how adult the material is, the film also includes a nude fight scene between Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) and his nemesis Ajax (Ed Skrein).<p>In a recent interview with Buzzfeed, Reynolds went into some detail about the experience of shooting the sequence.<p>"There's a lot of me …

Film Industry

When it comes to losing weight and getting healthy, procrastination kills

Here on the hopeful threshold of the new year, the last thing anyone wants to hear is that losing that excess weight we've been lugging around doesn't matter.<p>So when a new study comes along that seems to tell us just that, we could let it dash our resolutions and have another cookie. Or, we could …

3 search sites that don't track you like Google does

When you need to get information or find something online, chances are you go to Google. But while Google is great at Web searches, it’s hardly stellar when it comes to privacy. It saves your search history, scans your Gmail, tracks your location, keeps everything you say to “OK Google,” and a lot …

Privacy

MACGYVER Is Being Rebooted by Director James Wan for CBS

The Average Americans Retirement Savings By Age -- And Where So Many Go Wrong

The average American's retirement savings varies widely by age.<p>We start off doing so well, then we lose our way. If forced to sum up the average American retirement savings by age, that would be the takeaway lesson.<p>Getting off to a good start is crucial, as the money you invest in your 20s has four …

Best of Late Night TV: Miss Piggy and Kermit's Post-Split Interview and Justin Timberlake's Late Night Song

Let's start things off the right way: With Guillermo being hilarious and interviewing Emmy winners, including Jon Hamm.<p>Now that you're in a good mood, get ready to have your spirit crushed because Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy showed up on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to discuss their breakup. Also, turns …

Justin Timberlake

Are You an Asset... or a Liability?

Think back to the last week you were under a deadline.<p>Your meals came from a greasy takeout box, you spent every day hunched over your desk for 12 hours barely moving, and you grabbed the laptop to start working as soon as you rolled out of bed in the morning.<p>We've all been there.<p><b>How did you feel</b> …

Entrepreneurship

7 common tech myths you shouldn't believe

Technology used to move forward like a freight train (literally at one point), but now it's more like a 300 mph bullet train. You just have to blink and you'll miss the latest smartphone, processor upgrade, new type of connector or any dozens of other developments that never seem to stop.<p>With …

Gear & Gadgets