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Nikola Tesla Describes the Modern Smartphone — in 1926

<b>Nikola Tesla</b> (1856-1943) was a pioneer scientist during the turn of the 20th century best known for his contributions to the design of the modern …

A lesson from history about protecting migrant workers

<i>“Sir, I had not made much of the time through my sickness and I am asking you Sir to grant me the favour of allowing me a little more time to stay here so that I’ll be able to make a little money to carry home not that I am effecting the powers of this country but I am only appealing to you …

Harvard Scientist Engineers Bacterium That Inhales CO2, Produces Energy -- A 'Bionic Leaf'

The chemist who gave us the artificial leaf has genetically engineered bacteria to absorb hydrogen and carbon dioxide and convert them into alcohol fuel.<p>When Harvard Professor of Energy Daniel G. Nocera announced he was working with bacteria last year, other scientists cautioned it would be …

Harvard Medical School

Early Trials Show an Insulin Pill Can Lower Diabetics' Blood Sugar Levels

No more needles?!<p>Researchers have announced that an insulin pill has successfully reduced night-time blood glucose levels in 180 patients with type 2 …

Hope Is Waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court

“Baldo came to the United States from Michoacán, Mexico, in 1988, when he was 17 years old. He lives in Pasadena, California, with his wife and their two U.S. citizen daughters, ages nine and 13. While in the United States, he trained as an electrician and, for nearly 20 years, worked for the same …

Before Getting A Loan, Check Out State-Level Funding Opportunities

As a startup entrepreneur it may seem easy, or unavoidable, to go the usual route of regional bank loans or sweet-talking your relatives to fund your business.<p>But there could be a much simpler route right in your own backyard, especially if your business is aligned with a local hotbed of activity. …

Small Business

The Doors to Design: 10 Essential Terms Every Marketer Needs to Know

<b>Everyone is a designer</b>. Well, at least everyone has the potential to be a designer, and that’s because people understand basic design principles …

UI Design

Health Benefits Of Pumpkin Seed

Ever wondered what you could make out of pumpkin seeds or how beneficial it is for your health?<p>Pepita or pumpkin seed is beneficial for diabetes, for …

Wellness

What Your Small Business Should Do To Look Like A Social Media Pro

As social media use continues to grow, so does the number of marketing opportunities for small businesses. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults now use social networking sites, according to Pew Research, up from just 7 percent in 2005.<p>“That’s just a remarkable adoption curve,” said Sean Miller, lead …

Small Business

The #1 Way To Have a Happier, Longer Life

Who wants to live a happy, healthy, long life? Yeah, everybody. Turns out an incredible amount of scientific evidence points to one simple …

30 ways people with full-time jobs can make money on the side

Having a little savings is stress relief. A person can pay down debt or save for something like a new vehicle or home. Thankfully, there are hundreds of ways for you to make some extra money on the side to supplement your full-time gig.<p>Whether it's starting your own business or working a part-time …

Small Business

Obama Administration Offers Desperately Needed Help For People Addicted To Opioids

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released <b></b>a proposed rule on Tuesday to double the number of patients a doctor can treat with an opioid addiction medication that public health officials consider essential. The change could help alleviate the long waiting lists in places …

10 Quantum Truths About Our Universe

Even most of the pros don’t know all 10.<p><i>This post was contributed to Starts With A Bang by Sabine Hossenfelder. Sabine is a theoretical physicist</i> …

What Is Quantum Cryptography?

And can it make codes truly unbreakable?<p>Every time you buy something online, you put your faith in math – simple math that's easy to do in one direction but difficult to do in reverse. That’s what protects your credit card information from would-be thieves. But the system can be hacked.<p>One popular …

How To Eat For Maximum Muscle Growth At Any Age!

As you age, your body's protein, carb, and fat needs change, making it harder to hold on to muscle. Here's how to build a diet to sustain you for a …

‘Humans of New York’ just broke character and posted a scathing open letter to Donald Trump

Photographer Brandon Stanton, the creator of "Humans of New York" (HONY), is known for letting his photography subjects speak for themselves.<p>But now, Stanton is speaking for himself in an open letter to Donald Trump he posted on the HONY Facebook page on Monday.<p>"I've come to realize that opposing …

Donald Trump

40 maps that explain outer space - Vox

Space is uniquely difficult for us to wrap our heads around. It's bigger, by many orders of magnitude, than anything we ever experience firsthand, and involves processes that unfold over the course of billions of years. One thing that can help you visualize space is maps and graphics like these — …

The World Changing Ideas Of 2015

14 of the most important trends, theories, and inventions that are going to re-shape business, society, and the planet in the year to come.<p><b>All ideas change the world</b> in some small way, but not all ideas are “world changing.” At <i>Co.Exist</i>, we like to consider the ideas that are tackling the big …

Maybe We Really Are Alone In the Universe

You may as well get a lot friendlier with life on Earth—every microbe and mammal, every bird and bug, and especially every human being. Because when …

This Dutch family lives in a giant greenhouse — take a look inside

The Scholten family is living a life made for Instagram.<p>In June 2015, husband, wife, two teenage daughters, and their adorable dog packed up their belongings and moved into a cabin-like wooden dwelling built inside a greenhouse.<p>Designed by students at the University of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, …

Christmas Eve

Fintech could be bigger than ATMs, PayPal, and Bitcoin combined

Fintech broke onto the scene as a disruptive force following the 2008 crisis, but the industry's influence on the broader financial services system is changing.<p>The fintech industry no longer stands clearly apart from financial services proper, and is increasingly growing embedded in mainstream …

Scientists Successfully Simulate Five-Dimensional Black Hole Using Supercomputers

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have, for the first time, simulated a five-dimensional black hole so powerful that it would have the …

LIGO

30 Easy Ways To Save Your Heart Today

Life is short. Commit to our cardiac protection plan to help lengthen yours

25 Foods That Make You Instantly Sexier

Ask any cheesemonger: What tastes and smells fantastic to one person may not be enticing to someone else. In other words, what’s “good” and “bad” is …

Alternative Medicine

You Can Grow New Brain Cells. Here's How.

Can adults grow new neurons? Until relatively recently, experts believed the answer was no.<p>But as neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret explains in a new TED Talk, humans can indeed generate new brain cells, a process called neurogenesis. More importantly, doing so has a range of important benefits, …

Teach Your Children to Lie

Lying is an incredibly important skill. But it is pretty tricky and depends on a basic cognitive capability that young children lack and need to …

Psychology

A Vision of Money’s Digital Future, From Cash to Code

Sebastian Mallaby, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, on currency’s coming transition<p>Finance has always been driven forward by technology, from the invention of double-entry bookkeeping by a Renaissance monk to the 20th century quants who served up securitization, derivatives and …

Bitcoin

Can Supplements Help You Live Longer?

The idea that you can take something to extend your life is seductive, especially given the vast array of vitamins and mineral supplements on the …

Tommy Chong for President: 7 Policy Proposals

If Chong were running, he'd vow to merge North and South America "so you wouldn't have an immigration problem"<p>Bernie Sanders has been dismissed for …

Bernie Sanders

Climate Change Denier Claims (Heh) That 2015 Wasn’t (Ha) the Hottest Year on Record (HAHAHAHA!)

I (and many others) have shown that the loudest voices in the climate change denial noise machine have long since run out of any real credibility. …

El Niño