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Scientists followed 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here's what they learned about success

Follow thousands of super-bright kids for four and a half decades and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest …

Self-improvement

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Civil Service

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Geoscience

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

All aboard San Francisco's startup bus craze

'Introverts in the front, extroverts in the back.'<p>Late Friday afternoon, I was sitting in the back of a Leap bus with CEO Kyle Kirchhoff when the bus manager, a young blond guy named Richard, approached, holding his smartphone like a menu. Kirchhoff had just shown me how riders can use the Leap app …

How Apple wants to transform medical research with the iPhone

Researchers have been putting up fliers around college campuses and city centers to get people to participate in medical studies for decades. But the …

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How to Create a Social Celebrity

Something I've always been fascinated with is the power of celebrities on social networks. Fortune 500 companies have more money to focus on …

Marketing

World's Most Terrifying Ski Slopes

<i>By Allison Williams, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Strapping yourself onto two tiny pieces of wood--or one thick one--isn't terrifying enough; that's why daredevils brave cliffs, chutes, and iced-over moguls. These near-vertical runs are within recognized ski areas, proving you can be on-piste yet still out …

World's Top 7 Smart Cities Of 2015 Are Not The Ones You'd Expect

(<b>Update</b> – see also on this topic: From Sustainability Chief To Resilience Officer: Top 5 New Roles For A Smart City Team)<p>You are probably familiar with the concept of the Smart City, a city which uses digital technologies to improve the quality of public and private services, while reducing costs …

Smart Cities

Are sweeteners really bad for us?

The food industry relies on alternatives to sugar for a vast range of diet foods. But are they safe to consume? Claudia Hammond investigates.<p>Many people buy diet drinks and sweeteners in a bid to reduce the amount of sugar they consume. Over the years concerns about their safety have been raised, …

Diabetes

New A9 Chip Will Be 'Made in America' For The Powerful iPhone 7

The first A9 chips are rolling off Samsung’s fabrication lines in Austin (reports the Korean Electronic Times). The chips will be used in the next-generation iPhone smartphones from Apple, potentially exploiting Samsung’s 14nm technology. I’m confident that Phil Schiller will have a number of …