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Self-driving cars will be safer than us. How long until human drivers are banned?

My prediction is that in fewer than 15 years, we will be debating whether human beings should be allowed to drive on highways.<p>After all, we are prone to road rage; rush headlong into traffic jams; break rules; get distracted; and crash into each other. That is why our automobiles need tank-like …

Cryopreservation: ‘I freeze people to cheat death’

Max More will have his brain frozen after he dies, and he’s not alone. Rose Eveleth asks him why he signed up – and how the strange procedure of cryopreserving bodies actually works.<p>In 1972 Max More saw a children’s science fiction television show called Time Slip that featured characters being …

You Can Buy Happiness, If It's An Experience

We humans spend a lot of time waiting in lines: People queue up for days in order to get their hands on the latest iPhone, or what feels like eons for a table at that hip new brunch place.<p>You may be better off spending time and money on the latter. A growing body of research has shown that …

The Easy Secret to Making Yourself Better at Anything | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I'm a big believer in self-reflection, and I'm all about finding ways to make things (including myself!) better whenever possible. The reality is, none of us are perfect. Whether it's …

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75% of tech billionaires under 40 never graduated college

America’s next generation of business leaders will almost all be from the information technology sector. Perhaps more interestingly, nearly all of them dropped out of college.<p>Forbes recently published its annual billionaires list, and nearly all of the fresh faces came from dot.com IPOs. The top …

Can Psychedelics Expand Our Consciousness?

<i>"One of the great responsibilities we have as a society is to educate ourselves, along with the next generation, about which substances are worth ingesting and for what purpose and which are not. ... If I knew that either of my daughters would eventually develop a fondness for methamphetamine or</i> …

These Robots Will Mine Outer Space For Water And Minerals

Right now, though, “swarmies” are just rumbling around the Kennedy Space Center parking lot.<p>If we’re going to successfully colonize other planets after successfully ruining Earth, we’re going to need a logistics industry. That means roads, hangars, and fuel stations. It also means being able to …

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Should we engineer animals to be smart like humans?

What if it were possible to engineer animals to be as intelligent as us? As Tim Maughan discovers, we may have already started.<p>Human beings have long believed that it is our unique level of intelligence that separates us from other animals. Our ability for higher learning, creative thought, and – …

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Brain: Why exercise boosts IQ

If you want your mind to be sharper, the evidence suggests you should visit the gym. But how can exercising your muscles boost your brain power?<p>We tend to assume that brains don’t go with brawn – but that assumption is turning out to be seriously flawed. As the latest video from the Head Squeeze …

Powerful quantum computers move a step closer to reality

Researchers at the University of New South Wales have pushed quantum computers a step closer to reality, which one former NSA technical director says calls for a rethink in how the whole security of the internet is managed.<p>The Australian researchers claim to have developed two new types of quantum …

The Big Future: Can we colonize Mars?

Mars has been seeing a lot of action lately, between NASA's string of rovers and new projects from Elon Musk and Mars One. But what would it take to set up a permanent settlement there? Could humans survive in such a harsh and alien setting? In this week's <i>Big Future</i>, Adrianne Jeffries takes a look …

Chobani Founder Hamdi Ulukaya: 'Elevate Yourself' Above Common Sense | Inc.com

How did Hamdi Ulukaya go from being the owner of a decrepit yogurt plant in upstate New York to the CEO of billion-dollar behemoth Chobani?<p>Here's a hint: Sometimes, Ulukaya said, common sense is no help. "You have to find a way to elevate yourself to be above common sense," he said, speaking to an …

11 Powerful Ways to Fix Bad Body Language | Inc.com

What we say and how we say it is incredibly important for communicating with others. But while most of us think of the more obvious, verbal component of what we say when communicating with others, it's easy to forget the 60 percent to 90 percent of our communication that is nonverbal. This is a …

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Talkin' To Chuck: Charles Schwab On The Most Important Thing About Investing

For many investors, “talk to Chuck” is shorthand for getting sound investment advice thanks to years of commercials from brokerage firm Charles Schwab featuring its eponymous founder. The 77-year-old brokerage titan, worth $5.9 billion according to the real-time <i>Forbes</i> 400, recently fielded …

How to Get Respect: 5 Points Backed by Science

<b>We all want to know how to get respect.</b><p>Research shows respect is key to both your love life and your career.<p>But it’s difficult. Others size you up …

Eley Kishimoto creates six geometric prints for menswear collaboration

Fashion and design studio Eley Kishimoto has collaborated with tailor Timothy Everest and graphic design firm New Future Graphic to produce a range …