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Simple brain hack from Harvard can stop you forgetting important tasks

Remembering to turn the gas off, or water the plants before a weekend away, can prove an impossible feat when the mind is churning with other tasks.<p>But Harvard University has uncovered a simple ‘brain hack’ to bring back those forgotten to-do lists - the mental equivalent of tying a piece of string …

This Resume For Elon Musk Proves You Never Need to Use More Than One Page

If it works for him...<p>Let’s say you are Elon Musk, one of the most influential entrepreneurs in tech history whose career spans two decades of …

Tesla

How energy economics could help electrify public transit

At the December climate talks in Paris, it was noted that, in the absence of significant changes, the transportation sector is on track to become the …

Sustainable Business

If you were handed $1,100 a month, would you amount to anything?

Would Germany be a better place if each citizen received a no-strings-attached government check for $1,100 a month?<p>Would people still get out of bed each day and go to work or do something else productive even with that unconditional basic income of 1,000 euros, less than half the average German …

Visionary Environmentalist Doug Tompkins Passes Away

<i>Doug Tompkins and his wife Kris in Patagonia (photo credit Tompkins Conservation)</i><p>Environmental activists in Chile and around the world mourn the passing of Doug Tompkins, who died in a kayak accident in his beloved Patagonia yesterday. The eminent entrepreneur and conservation pioneer was an …

Inflatable ‘space elevator’ invented by scientists

It is an idea that every small child has had at some point. Instead of sending up rockets into space, why not simply build a huge lift.<p>Now a Canadian firm has been granted a patent for a ‘space elevator’ which will shoot cargo 12.4 miles into the stratosphere from where it can be launched more …

Ditching RAM may lead to low-cost supercomputers

Many servers, supercomputers and other monster systems thrive on high-speed RAM to keep things running smoothly, but this memory is wildly expensive -- and that limits not just the number of nodes in these clusters, but who can use them. MIT researchers may have a much more affordable approach in …

Supercomputers

Major Northern California Event Exposes Global Climate Engineering, Updated

This article has been updated and now contains videos from the speakers at the event. My most sincere gratitude to all the speakers, to John B. Wells …

Japan Accepts American Challenge To A Giant Robot Duel

Following the challenge laid down by American robot company MegaBots at the end of June, the Japanese company Suidobashi Heavy Industry has responded and it seems that a giant robot duel between the two companies is very much on.<p>The creator of the Kuratas mecha, Kogoro Kurata, has responded in a …

Polar bears 'have started eating dolphins due to climate change'

Scientists observe polar bears in Arctic eating dolphins for the first time ever, blaming reduction of sea ice for broadening animals' diet<p>Polar bears have been spotted eating dolphins in the Arctic for the first time ever by Norwegian scientists, who believe global warming could have caused the …

Polar Bears

Nasa test out engine for world's most powerful rocket

Nasa has completed a test of an RS-25 engine, which will power the Space Launch System to make it the most powerful rocket ever built<p>Nasa calls it the Clark Kent of rocket engines because of its commonplace exterior yet ferocious power, and it hopes that one day the RS-25 engine will power its <b>Space</b> …

Space Exploration

30 Facts That Sound Like Total Bullsh*t But Are Actually True

The underground world of drone racing in Australia

There is an underground scene of drone racers in Australia, who are meeting up in rundown warehouses in the fringe suburbs of cities.<p>On June 6, a …

Drones

10 Future Technologies That Will Change The World

When we first watched this video by Top10Media back in November 2014 we couldn’t tear our eyes away from the possibilities of what the future had in …

How Beijing’s four million smokers are (barely) coping with a new smoking ban

Last week, Beijing instituted a ban on smoking in all public places, a huge change for a city of four million smokers who commonly light up everywhere from restaurants and offices to trains and hospitals.<p>Chinese health officials, who have failed to enforce other smoking bans before, are determined …

Smoking

South Korea records sixth death from Mers

The total number of infections now stands at 87 in the largest outbreak outside Saudi Arabia<p>South Korea recorded its sixth death and biggest single day jump in Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) infections Monday, with 23 new cases in the largest outbreak of the potentially deadly virus …

MERS

Mexico's 1st independent candidate leads in exit polls

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's ruling party has lost seats in congress but may gain a majority from its coalition with the small but growing Green Party …

How a Restaurant Tripled Its Profits by Eliminating Tips

Things are working out quite well for Bar Marco, the Pittsburgh restaurant that eliminated tips and put their staff members on salary. In January, co-owner Bobby Fry told Eater that he planned to give his full-time employees a base salary of $35,000 a year, plus healthcare, paid vacation, and 500 …

Two escaped killers still on the loose; New York officials offer $100,000 reward

Baffled New York state officials announced a $100,000 reward Sunday for the capture of two killers who used power tools to pull off an escape worthy of Hollywood from a maximum-security prison near the Canadian border.<p>That's $50,000 for information leading to the arrest of each fugitive: Richard …

120,000 endangered saiga antelopes die mysteriously in Kazakhstan

More than 120,000 critically endangered saiga antelopes — more than one-third of the worldwide population — have died in Kazakhstan since mid-May, and the cause of the "catastrophic collapse" is unclear, officials said.<p>"Not a single animal survived in the affected herds," the Convention on the …

This inflatable plane could explore the clouds of Venus

Northrop Grumman has a new idea for exploring Venus. Announced earlier this month, the Venus Atmospheric Maneuverability Platform (or VAMP) would let NASA skim Venus' upper atmosphere with an inflatable aircraft, deployed from space.<p>Since the craft is self-inflated, it would be light enough to stay …

Researchers have identified a third gene that causes congenital insensitivity to pain when mutated<p>Being unable to feel pain may sound appealing, but it would be extremely hazardous to your health. Pain is, for most of us, a very unpleasant feeling, but it serves the important evolutionary purpose …

Mutations

ISIS executes 262, as it takes ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, group says

<b>(CNN) —</b> When ISIS captures a city, the bloodshed is hardly over, as the militants summarily execute captive fighters and residents by the dozens. In Syria, they have killed more than 250 of them in less than two weeks.<p>At least 13 of the victims were children, said the Syrian Observatory for Human …

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — The latest oil spill on the Santa Barbara coast is just a drop in the bucket compared with the area's catastrophic blowout in …

New NSA documents reveal plans to deliver malware through the Google Play store

The NSA developed a plan to deliver malware through Google and Samsung app stores, according to newly published documents obtained by Edward Snowden and published by <i>The Intercept</i>. The documents details a program called IRRITANT HORN, which delivers malware by intercepting web traffic to and from …

Scientists unearth earliest-known stone tools, 3.3 million years old

Scientists working in Kenya have unearthed the oldest known stone tools, simple cutting and pounding implements crafted by ancient members of the human lineage 3.3 million years ago.<p>At about 700,000 years older than the other stone tools excavated to date, the discovery hints that anthropologists …

What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

Advocates say that a guaranteed basic income can lead to more creative, fulfilling work. The question is how to fund it.<p>Scott Santens has been thinking a lot about fish lately. Specifically, he’s been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to …

Income Inequality

Neither China nor US giving ground over projects dispute

BEIJING (AP) — China and the United States are budging not a bit over Beijing's assertive development in disputed parts of the South China Sea, with …