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How I Taught Myself Product Design

When we think of autodidacts, our minds frequently race to the arts: people who discovered an aptitude for painting or music despite their lack of formal training. We often separate the innate impulse to create things from those who teach themselves practical tasks. We glorify the teens who put …

UX Design

National Geographic Travel

WATCH: What Would Happen if You Only Drank Soda?

Even sugar-free won't save you.<p>It's safe to say a lot of people like a lot of soda. Over 1.8 billion bottles of Coca Cola are sold every single day …

Diabetes

Tales of the bedbug, one of the world’s most reviled insects

<i>Brooke Borel</i><p><i>Univ. of Chicago Press, $26</i><p>Bedbugs sure get around. From housing projects, hostels and cheap hotels (and some that aren’t so cheap), the …

Bed bugs

To Rebuild 'The Collapse Of Parenting,' It's Going To Be A Challenge

As many know, parenting isn't an easy job. It can be hugely frustrating and even lonely trying to figure out what's best for your kid. Should you be a taskmaster or a best friend? Is there a middle ground? The pressures of full-time work and round-the-clock activities can make that question even …

Parenting

25 Things You Should Know About Copenhagen

In just over eight centuries, Copenhagen has endured numerous sieges, two devastating fires, flooding, and a round of the bubonic plague. Thankfully, …

8 Productivity Hacks Every Traveler Needs to Know

I tend to work a lot. I also tend to travel a lot. Not many people get the chance to work remotely so when you do—make sure to embrace it. I’ve …

Most Of Your Facebook Friends Are Not Your Real Friends, Says Study

Ever since Facebook launched in 2004, it has been used to help people stay connected with friends and family. The average Facebook user may have have hundreds or thousands of friends on Facebook, but only a small number of those friends can be counted on during tough times — according to a study by …

Social Media

This gun can stop small rogue drones without destroying them

We've seen a couple of brute force anti-drone devices designed to snatch the tiny machines out of the sky, but Battelle's DroneDefender is one of the …

Drones

This Is What Happens When You Drink Only Water For 30 Days

The body—each molecular cell, tissue, and organ—relies upon water to remain alive and workable. Water provides a kind of health therapy, along with …

Travel dreams: how to make a new life abroad

Want to know what it’s like to give everything up and escape to more exotic climes? These inspiring travellers have made it work in all sorts of ways<p><b>From NHS to global adventure</b><p><b>Emma Robson, 35, from London is an adventure tour leader</b> <br>I was a cardiac physiologist working at St Thomas’s hospital in …

Inspiration

Syrian teachers: We will teach despite air strikes

The United Nations has warned that 2.5 million children could be displaced as refugees from Syria by the end of 2016 and that an entire generation risks having their future compromised.<p>School enrolment rates, among the highest in the world before the war, have fallen dramatically, with only 17 …

Middle East

Researchers Date Mount Fuji Mound

FUJI, JAPAN—<i>The Asahi Shimbun</i> reports that ceramics have helped researchers date Suzukawa no Fujizuka to the eighteenth century. During the Edo …

God and Science: Christian and Vaisnava Perspectives

<b>By Jonathan B. Edelmann</b><p>This phenomenal world or material world in which we are placed is complete in itself because the twenty-four elements of which …

Hare Krishnas

The 10 Best Tips For Anyone Who Wants to Work in Science or Engineering

Even Einstein had to start somewhere.<p>In today's world of unlimited possibilities, it's pretty darn hard to know what you want to do when you 'grow …

High School

Syracuse geophysicist questions stability of Antarctic ice sheet

A professor in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences is joining the growing debate over the fate of the world's largest ice sheet, whose …

Geophysics

How Coffee Masters Around the World Take Their Coffee

If our forays into the art of coffee have taught us anything, it's that there's no shortage of ways to make it.<p>From Ethiopia, where coffee first …