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15 impressive students at MIT

To get a feel for the kind of talent the top-rated school attracts, we tracked down 15 of its best and brightest students. From winning hackathons to developing new forms of artificial intelligence to mastering the piano, these undergraduates have gone above and beyond the call of their …

High School

Israeli cafe gives 50% discount to Jews and Arabs who eat together

A restaurant in Israel is giving Jews and Arabs who sit together a steep discount on hummus.<p>Called Hummus Bar, the restaurant’s selling its namesake …

Israel

Microsoft Power BI Pro Puts Business Intelligence in Small Business's Hands

There was a time when business intelligence solutions were mostly for big businesses.<p>Large companies have armies of IT technicians to install and …

The latest DIY biotech hot spot? The local library.

LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Green algae bubbling in a beaker, a 3D printer purring on a table, and a molecular and cellular biologist culturing bacteria with a small group of students -- it was just another day at the library. Specifically, a public library in San Diego that’s home to what may be the …

La Jolla

How CRISPR lets us edit our DNA

Geneticist Jennifer Doudna co-invented a groundbreaking new technology for editing genes, called CRISPR-Cas9. The tool allows scientists to make …

MIT

6 Things I Learned About Entrepreneurship by Age 19 | Inc.com

Growing up in the social media generation, I was quickly exposed to the viral stories of student-entrepreneurs-turned-billionaires Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates. What particularly piqued my interest was how these three men had created products that millions of people all over the world …

Entrepreneurship

Simple Mindsets To Make You Happier Every Day

Here are six mindsets you should adopt to experience greater calm and feel happier in your daily life.

Why the Word 'Moist' Makes Your Skin Crawl

<i>By Kate MacNamee, Hippo Reads contributor</i><p>I used to find the word moist nauseating to hear and even worse to utter--I hate it for what seemed like no reason. When I started telling people how much I hated the word, I was surprised to find that others did, too. Many people also hated words like …

Language

CRISPR, the fancy new technology that lets people edit genes, could have an unprecedented and horrific consequence

The method, known as CRISPR, holds the potential to fix genetic defects that cause disease in humans. And researchers are also experimenting with tweaking the genes of other animals. For example, you could modify mosquitoes to prevent them from spreading horrific diseases like malaria and dengue …

Genetics

Religious Fundamentalism: A Side Effect of Lazy Brains?

Insights from neuroscience suggest that the brain tends to automatically accept rather than reject beliefs, oftentimes independent of how logical …

5 Effective Study Habits You Should Be Practicing

With exams, quizzes, essays, projects, and myriad deadlines for different things, effective study habits are critical for keeping stress at bay …

Silicon Valley

Research tool can save phone battery by intelligently killing apps

Even if you're a task-killing ninja, there are still plenty of apps that somehow bite into your battery life. And that problem can be even worse when your phone is asleep, when you can't even tell which apps are being battery hogs. A new tool called Hush, which was developed by Purdue researchers, …

Higher Levels of Fitness Linked to Executive Function and Brain Activity in Older Adults

<b>The aging process is associated with declines in brain function, including memory and how fast our brain processes information, yet previous research</b> …

At Under 400 Calories, These Slow-Cooker Meals Equal Weight-Loss Success

Slow and steady wins the weight-loss race, but slow and steady also makes it happen when it comes to low-calorie meals. Dust off the ol' slow cooker and whip up these meals — full of flavor, fiber, and protein, and all under 400 calories.

Healthy Eating

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved

Time management goes only so far; the emotional reasons for delay must also be addressed<p>Putting off a work or school assignment in order to play videogames or water the plants might seem like nothing more serious than poor time-management.<p>But researchers say chronic procrastination is an emotional …

Time Management

How Tau Accumulates and Caused Neurodegenerative Disorders

<b>The appoptosin protein initiates a path that leads to the accumulation of tau, a key component of brain lesions.</b><p>A new Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical …

10 young entrepreneurs who didn’t let age hold them back

There was a time when the phrase ‘young entrepreneurs referred to people like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, who founded Microsoft and Apple respectively at ages 23 and 21. Mark Zuckerberg co-founded Facebook at 19. Following this trend, entrepreneurs are getting younger and younger. So young, in fact, …

Bill Gates

A startup that didn’t get any funding in its first 7 years just raised $108 million — and is now worth over $1 billion

They believed the longer they waited, they could raise more later without giving up too much control to investors.<p>For the next seven years, Apttus didn't need any venture funding — it generated enough cash while remaining largely profitable, all while doubling in size every year. Its software, …

Venture Capital

Study: GMO Soy Accumulates Cancer-Causing Formaldehyde

In a groundbreaking new study published in the peer-reviewed journal <i>Agricultural Sciences</i>, <b>researchers have found that when soy is genetically</b> …

Oldest Human DNA Reveals Mysterious Branch of Humanity

The oldest known human DNA found yet reveals human evolution was even more confusing than thought, researchers say.<p>The DNA, which dates back some …

South-east Asia

5 mistakes standing between you and your first million

The total number of millionaire households reached 9.6 million in 2013, but has topped 10.2 million already in 2015.<p>With the technology, resources, mentorship, research, and information available, it's becoming easier than it has in the past. Sadly, most still won't reach the seven-figure annual …

Self-improvement

The Best Workouts for Losing the Last 10 Pounds

So, you've come a long way on your weight loss journey, but now, whether it's five or 10 pounds you're really struggling to lose that last little bit of weight.<p>Don't worry, you're totally not alone.<p>Nearly every expert we spoke with agreed: Losing those last few pounds is tough for pretty much …

Fitness

Harvard says these 8 leadership traits are critical for success

Ray Carvey, executive vice president of corporate learning at Harvard Business Publishing, a subsidiary of the Harvard Business School, says management structures today are very different than 20 years ago, namely because of the middle manager.<p>Carvey describes today's business world as "volatile, …

Leadership

Cancelling Intended Actions Appears to Weaken Memory

<b>You’re driving on a busy road and you intend to switch lanes when you suddenly realize that there’s a car in your blind spot. You have to put a stop</b> …

14 Bizarre College Donations and the Strings Attached

For most of us, college donations entail little more than occasionally dropping a small check in the mail after receiving repeated pleas for cash …

Mary Magdalene

Bacteria With Synthetic DNA Create Protein Never Found In Nature

For when the usual four nucleotides can’t give you what you want<p>Your DNA, like that of everything else on the planet, is made of four nucleotides: A, C, G, and T. These are like a blueprint that your body reads to produce 20 different amino acids, which combine to make up the proteins that enable …