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Elon Musk Accepted $0 Of His Tesla Salary Last Year

Tesla Motors' Elon Musk basically worked for free last year.<p>The electric carmaker paid its chief executive $35,360 in 2014 -- just over half of what he earned in 2013 -- but Musk didn’t accept any of it, according to a Wednesday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. If fact, he has …

A five-step guide to not being stupid

Even the smartest people can be fools. David Robson explains how to avoid the most common traps of sloppy thinking.<p>If you ever doubt the idea that the very clever can also be very silly, just remember the time the smartest man in America tried to electrocute a turkey. Benjamin Franklin had been …

University of Pennsylvania

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain