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There’s finally a drug that prevents migraines instead of just treating them

The FDA's approval shows we're getting closer to understanding these headaches<p>A migraine is more than just a headache. In addition to pulsating pain, people in the middle of an attack can experience nausea, vomiting, visual disturbances like tunnel vision, and sensitivity to light and sound.<p>The …

Prosthetics

Weekend lie-ins could help you avoid an early death, study says

Many people complain they do not get enough sleep, and it seems they are right to be concerned. Researchers have found that adults under the age of 65 who get five or fewer hours of sleep for seven days a week have a higher risk of death than those who consistently get six or seven hours’ …

Sleep

If you're the smartest person in the room, you're probably not a good leader

I learned that there’s something wrong with feeling like the smartest person in the room from a man with a third-grade education—from my grandfather Luther, who along with my father founded the Dollar General Corporation, which I headed for 37-1/2 years.<p>It’s with more than a touch of shame that I …

Leadership

Bill Gates is Trolling Donald Trump. Here's Why Tech Leaders Might Want to Pay Attention

Gates has revealed a lot about his views. You should do the same.<p>You do not want to get under the skin of Bill Gates.<p>Even if you happen to be the President of the United States.<p>Gates is well-known as a philanthropist but also an even-keeled, all-around nice guy. He is known for sending handwritten …

Donald Trump

Bill Gates says read this book if you want to be a better manager

Billionaire — and bookworm — Bill Gates has announced his latest reading recommendation, and it's based on the principals of the man who first taught …

Self-improvement

How heavy use of social media is linked to mental illness

MAY 20th will mark the end of “mental-health awareness week”, a campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation, a British charity. Roughly a quarter of …

Mental Health

What are the best foods for heart health?

Heart disease is still the number one killer in the United States. In this Spotlight, we outline 16 foods that, when consumed as part of a …

Nutrition

People Make Different Moral Choices in Imagined Versus Real-Life Situations

Researchers often use hypothetical scenarios to understand how people grapple with moral quandaries, but experimental results suggest that these …

Psychology

The internet’s problems haven’t changed in 22 years

Data collection, backdoor keys, and user education are as problematic in 2018 as they were in 1996<p>A 1996 <i>Wall Street Journal</i> article that’s been quietly sitting on the web, waiting for its rediscovery and renewed relevance, has found its moment on Twitter this week. Though it discusses the …

Privacy

This Study Reveals Why Leaders Derail

There’s nothing worse than having the right person in the wrong role. I saw this problem often in the military: operators who were promoted to the next level only to become slugs on a wheel. They were great individual contributors, but not so great team leaders.<p>I see the same phenomena occur in …

Leadership

What People Will Remember About You, Based on Myers-Briggs

One of Maya Angelou’s most famous quotes is, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you …

Self-improvement

Why a Daily Habit of Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science

Consuming the written word is exceptionally good for people.<p>Twenty six percent of adults in the United States have not read even a portion of a book within the last year. It's an unfortunate reality considering that researchers have found that consuming the written word is exceptionally good for …

The Brain

3D-printed airless bike tires deliver a 'smooth ride'

Dump the air pump. These 3D-printed flexible bicycle tires could be the future of riding.<p>In New Mexico, we have a plant called a goathead whose spiked seeds love to destroy bike tires. That's why the promise of newer, better bicycle tire technology always intrigues me. BigRep, a Berlin maker of …

3D Printing

This handheld 3D printer can print skin onto people

The 3D-printed skin can be used to cover and heal wounds.<p>Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a handheld 3D skin printer that can apply layers of skin tissue directly onto patients to cover and heal wounds.<p>According to the researchers, the printer is an alternative to a …

3D Printing

Scientists Could Soon Use Holography to Edit Memories And Sensations Directly Into The Brain

Welcome to "neural prosthesis".<p>Scientists have found a way to trick the brain into thinking that it's sensing something that it isn't.<p>Using flashes …

The Brain

Neuro-Parasites Exerting Mind Control Reveal Nature's 'Imperius Curse'

This is far more horrifying than anything you'd see in the Harry Potter universe.<p>In the ‘Harry Potter’ universe, one of the worst things you can do …

Insects

Why Being Bored Is Your Best Bet for Staying Top of Your Game

The virtues of staring into nothingness are stronger than you think.<p>When was the last time you were bored? Seriously, mind-numbingly bored. With the endless rabbit holes the internet provides or Netflixing until your eyes go blurry - it's rare for many to find that space and time to do absolutely …

Creativity

'Biomedical tattoo' might catch cancer early

Often, cancer goes undetected until its advanced stages, when treating it becomes very difficult and the outlook less promising. But researchers from …

Pale Blue Dot

Source: NASA/JPL<p>Published: February 14, 1990<p>This narrow-angle color image of the Earth is a part of the first ever "portrait" of the solar system …

Scientists Tested How Much Know-It-Alls Actually Know, And The Results Speak For Themselves

Some people have what's referred to as "belief superiority".<p>People who think their knowledge and beliefs are superior to others are especially prone …

The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions

"We found a world that we had never imagined."<p>Last year, neuroscientists used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the …

Forget Smartphone Addiction. Here's What Experts Are Really Worried About

Our phones are not the problem when it comes to gadget addiction. It's this.<p>It's not the smartphone in your hand. It's not the tablet or the laptop. Reports about shiny objects captivating us all day miss the mark by a long shot. Apple is not to blame for making a useful phone, and Google is not to …

Social Media

Tune in your head? Mind-reading tech can guess how it sounds

We now have the ability to hear another person’s thoughts. Researchers have identified the differences in brain activity linked to heard and imagined …

More education is what makes people live longer, not more money

When countries develop economically, people live longer lives. Development experts have long believed this is because having more money expands …

Income Inequality

Watch robots assemble a flat-pack IKEA chair in just 9 minutes

Putting together flat-pack furniture can be arduous and frustrating. So why not let robots do it instead? A pair of robot arms can now assemble an …

Mind-reading A.I. algorithm can work out what music is playing in your head

Most of us have used apps like Shazam, which can identify songs when we hold up our phone up to a speaker. But what if it was possible for an app to …

Scientists Find DNA Clues That Show How Humans Are Evolving Right Now

Please be wings, please be wings…<p>Evolution never really stops, so it stands to reason that we humans are still undergoing evolutionary changes. Now …

Evolution

Having Big Genitals Can Spell Evolutionary Disaster, Say Paleobiologists

Bigger isn't always better, at least for some species.<p>For most animals, survival is all about being good at getting laid. That’s why sexual …

Zoology

Nearly every interaction you have at work can be explained by a simple anxiety matrix

We all experience garden-variety anxiety, whether in one’s private life or at the office. What’s not universal is the way we process it, or if we’re even aware of it, and whether we bother to examine our response to it.<p>For those who want to understand how anxiety plays into their work and careers, …

Self-awareness

In blockchain we trust - MIT Technology Review

The dot-com bubble of the 1990s is popularly viewed as a period of crazy excess that ended with hundreds of billions of dollars of wealth being …

Blockchain