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New method efficiently generates hydrogen from water

Washington State University researchers have found a way to more efficiently generate hydrogen from water—an important key to making clean energy …

Chemistry

1204: The Sack of Constantinople

In 1204 CE the unthinkable happened and Constantinople, after nine centuries of withstanding all comers, was brutally sacked. Even more startling was …

Edmunds recommends 15 used cars for under $15K

Depreciation may be the bane of new-car buyers, but it's also the reason so many shoppers buy used.<p>We scoured our annual Edmunds New Car Buying Guides from years past to see what cars we loved back in the day can now be had for $15,000 or less. For each vehicle, we've provided a range of years …

General Motors

Bottled water is a nonsense. Just ban it and fill our towns with drinking fountains

Plastic-free aisles just don’t go far enough – the government must be decisive if it is to fulfil its green pledges<p>The airport: not the most fun place to while away a couple of hours. Most modern airports seem to prioritise row after row of fancy shops over providing enough seats at the gate. One …

Water

This One Spice Can Help Improve Your Memory, Says Science

Curry tonight, anyone?<p>As if we needed another excuse to order a Saturday night curry, research has just revealed that a popular spice in Indian …

Alzheimer's Disease

How NASA Plans to Send Humans Back to the Moon

The U.S. space agency is rigorously testing its Orion spacecraft in hopes of launching its first mission to the moon as early as 2019.<p>NASA has been subjecting its Orion space capsule to a battery of tests designed to tell whether the spacecraft is ready to ferry humans into orbit and beyond. So …

Space Exploration

How a perfect credit score can improve your life — and the only 3 things you need to know to get it

You’ve got big goals in 2018: Find a new job, get a bigger place, replace that old car that keeps breaking down. Of course, that job might be better, …

India, ASEAN agree on maritime cooperation as China asserts power

Ten Southeast Asian leaders were guests of honor at India's 69th Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, underscoring the region's importance for …

China

How This 23-Year-Old College Drop Out Built A $41M Company

One of the quickest ways to accelerate your success is to learn from those who have already accomplished what you’re working towards.<p>Top performers around the world know that just <i>how</i> successful you can be depends on how successful your coach is. That’s why CEOs pay Tony Robbins $1 million a year …

New Balance

Tesla's Model 3 problems reveal a hidden cost in electric cars

When it comes to cars, most people don't think about how much the individual parts add up to an overall price tag.<p>Until something goes wrong, that is.<p>Tesla has been dealing with what it calls production bottlenecks at its massive battery factory, called the Gigafactory, near Reno, Nevada. The …

Tesla

Yes, The Multiverse Is Real, But It Won't Fix Physics

“We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question that divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct.” Niels Bohr spoke these words to Wolfgang Pauli about the latter’s theory of elementary particles, but it could just as easily apply to many of today’s most …

Dark Matter

We pitted digital assistants against each other to find the most useful AI

Alexa vs Siri vs Google Assistant vs Cortana vs Bixby.<p>CES 2018 demonstrated that smart digital assistants are becoming key components of a variety of gadgets. As these AI companions play more of a role in everyday life, every tech company wants an assistant app to call their own. Amazon has Alexa, …

Smart Homes

This Might Be The Strongest And Lightest Material on Earth

10 times stronger than steel, with only 5 percent of its density.<p>For years, researchers have known that carbon, when arranged in a certain way, can …

Here's How To Do A Tune-Up On A Modern Gasoline Car

Have you ever come across an ad for a used modern car that mentions the vehicle had just received a tune-up? What does “tune-up” even mean in regards …

Automotive Industry

How To Get Rid Of All Your Stuff — For $$

We tend to forget just how much junk we’ve stashed away in closets and drawers until we start digging into our nearly forgotten boxes of winter gear. …

Minimalism

How can you lower your blood sugar levels?

Blood sugar levels are a primary concern for people with diabetes. High blood sugar, known as hyperglycemia, occurs when a person's blood sugar is …

What NOT to do while sick with the flu — and some remedies that can help

As flu season continues, people struggle to treat it. Doctors share advice on what flu treatments provide little help.<p>It started with the achy muscles and quickly escalated to runny nose, fever, cough, and chills. You have the flu.<p>At first, you might think to treat it like a bad cold — but the flu …

The 19-year-old who made his fortune in bitcoin says if you don't become a millionaire in the next 10 years, it's your own fault

German teenager Erik Finman has an unusual success story.<p>When was 12 years old, he realized school wasn't his future. Most of his classmates felt the same, of course, but Finman took action: He made a bet with his parents.<p>His parents promised that if he became a millionaire before his 18th …

Cryptocurrency

The Startling Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer's

A high-carb diet, and the attendant high blood sugar, are associated with cognitive decline.<p>In recent years, Alzheimer’s disease has occasionally been referred to as “type 3” diabetes, though that moniker doesn’t make much sense. After all, though they share a problem with insulin, type 1 diabetes …

7 Surprisingly Simple Steps to Extreme Productivity From the Guy Who Wrote the Book On It | Inc.com

There's a single harsh reality to be reckoned with when it comes to the number of hours in a day, but countless strategies, tips and acronyms abound for getting the most out of each one. The man who literally wrote the book on "extreme productivity" recently distilled his approach down to about …

Time Management

All the New Aircraft Carriers That Are Under Construction

An update on the world of flat-tops.<p>Building an aircraft carrier is a long and laborious process, one that costs billions of dollars and takes years to complete. Since we last cataloged every aircraft carrier in the world, the world’s navies have only received two new aircraft carriers, but several …

Physicists are planning to build lasers so powerful they could rip apart empty space

Inside a cramped laboratory in Shanghai, China, physicist Ruxin Li and colleagues are breaking records with the most powerful pulses of light the …

Physics

An Israeli defense company showed off a radical new shotgun that looks straight out of science fiction

IWI US Inc.'s new Tavor TS12 semi-auto shotgun was definitely the most radical-looking weapon design at SHOT Show 2018 Range Day.<p>This new 12-gauge design is the company's first foray into the tactical shotgun market and looks like it would be right at home on the set of the sci-fi classic, …

​Blast Your Entire Upper-Body With These Dumbbell Moves | Men’s Health

<b>Directions:</b> Perform the exercises below in the order listed.<p>1. <b>Curls:</b><br>Your biceps will feel the burn with this move. To make them work even harder and maximize their growth, go slow as you're coming down from the top of the curl.<p>2. <b>High Pulls:</b><br>This move targets your shoulders and upper-back. Speer does …

Can thorium reactors dispose of weapons-grade plutonium?

Thorium reactors have long been proposed as a cleaner, safer alternative to conventional nuclear energy, and now a new Russian study has added …

How To Transform Your Life, Just By Breathing

Everything you need to know about breathwork<p>You’re probably pretty used to taking a deep breath whenever you’re feeling stressed out or overwhelmed, so it should make intuitive sense that there's an entire practice behind using the breath to calm our minds and ease anxiety, amongst a whole slew of …

The surprisingly frugal habits of nine billionaires

Frugality is a subjective term. To the average Joe it could mean eating meals at home or scouring the internet for cheap flights.<p>But to a billionaire …

We toured the world's largest aircraft carrier, which can house 75 aircraft (but doesn't have urinals)

The USS Gerald R. Ford is the US Navy's newest and largest aircraft carrier — in fact, it's the world's largest.<p>Commissioned in July 2017, it is the first of the Ford-class carriers, which are more technologically advanced than Nimitz-class carriers.<p>It has an improved hull design and weapons …

How to Become an 'Automatic Millionaire'

Jeff Rose sits down with best-selling author David Bach.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose interviews David Bach, author of <i>The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich</i><i>.</i> Bach's father was …

This Simple 5-Minute Activity Will Help You Fall Asleep Faster | Inc.com

If you toss and turn in bed each night, you're not alone. One-in-four of Americans struggles to get to sleep or stay asleep, according to pollsters, and the CDC claims an equally large percentage of us fail to get even six hours of sleep a night. No wonder we collectively spend something like $45 …

Sleep