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The World's Top Biologists Have Met to Discuss Whether We Should Update Evolution

Bringing Darwin's theory into the 21st century.<p>Evolutionary biology has helped scientists understand why the world looks the way it does for more …

Why farmers may want to keep, not kill, weeds

Farmers looking to reduce reliance on pesticides, herbicides, and other pest management tools may want to heed the advice of agricultural scientists: …

Inside Magic Leap, The Secretive $4.5 Billion Startup Changing Computing Forever

The hottest ticket in tech is an invitation to a banal South Florida business park, indistinguishable on the outside from countless other office buildings that dot America’s suburban landscape. Inside, it’s a whole different story. A different reality, in fact. Humanoid robots walk down the halls, …

Augmented Reality

The Anti-Helicopter Parent’s Plea: Let Kids Play!

It was a Friday afternoon at Mike Lanza’s house in Menlo Park, Calif., and the boys were going crazy. There were boys playing ball in the street, while in the backyard, boys were skittering along the top of the fence while others were wrestling on the trampoline. The house itself is nothing special …

Parenting

The Most Remarkable Thing About Capitalism Is How Little We Have To Work Under Capitalist Oppression

The subject of a basic income is one very popular at present. I support it myself, not on the grounds that the robots are about to take all our jobs but just because I think it would be better than our current welfare system. However, however good such an arrangement is this does not mean that we …

Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

The process is cheap, efficient, and scalable, meaning it could soon be used to remove large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere.<p>Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help …

Was Venus the first habitable planet in our solar system?

Often referred to as Earth’s evil twin, Venus is the solar system’s hottest planet. But research suggests that Venus may have had vast oceans and a balmy climate<p>Its surface is hot enough to melt lead and its skies are darkened by toxic clouds of sulphuric acid. Venus is often referred to as Earth’s …

Astronomy

A High-Altitude Cabin, Renovated Farmhouse, and Mobile Prefab Round Out This Week's 10 Best Homes

From modern classics to mountainside abodes, here's what to check out this week.<p>1. An Old Farmhouse Doesn't Go to Waste<p>Atelier Tom Vanhee embraced the old with the new when the studio built a contemporary addition to an existing farmhouse in Belgium. The new structure complements the older brick …

Prefab Homes

Jumping Spiders Can Hear Just Fine, Thank You Very Much

When Mother Nature closes a door, she opens a window, allowing each species to develop its own adaptations to make up for its deficits. Like jumping …

Spiders

Japan's First Ferrari Owner Talks About That Time He Stood Up Enzo Ferrari

He could be the only man alive to have ever stood up Enzo Ferrari. Japanese entrepreneur and Ferrari fan Kazuo Maruyama has lived a charmed and privileged life, but did manage to meet the legendary Italian supercar maker some years later. You could say that this self-confessed Prancing Horse …

Scientists reveal most accurate depiction of a dinosaur ever created | Elsa Panciroli

Reconstruction is based on studies of a spectacular fossil from China, preserved with skin and pigments intact<p>Forty researchers elbow their way to the front of the room. They whip out their cameras and mobile phones like palaeontological-paparazzi, and start snapping. Others hang back, hands on …

Reckoning For Biggest Wrecker Of U.S. Economy

<b>THE BIGGEST,</b> most immediate obstacle to a vigorous recovery for the U.S. and global economies is the disastrous monetary policies of the major central banks, most notably the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank (ECB), the Bank of Japan (BOJ) and the Bank of England (BOE). Their policies of …

10 Compelling Reasons Servant Leadership May Be the Best, Says Science

Servant leadership is a powerhouse leadership style that will transform your culture and impact your bottom line.<p>In all my research to find the most remarkable leadership style that impacts both people and profit, I have concluded that nothing can match "servant leadership."<p>If you're new to this …

Leadership

Should You Pay Off Your Debt or Invest?

A common situation people face is deciding between paying off debt or investing. Both are admirable and necessary.<p>Paying off your debt means reduced …

Personal Finance

Conqueror Off Road Campers Now Available in North America

In the last few years the North American trailer market has exploded. A dozen new manufacturers have entered the fray and existing brands are …

The Other Machu Picchu You Should Know About

The first bus to Machu Picchu leaves Peru’s party-all-night tourist town, Aguas Calientes, at six in the morning. The line to be on it forms sometime …

South America

17 Old House Features That Should Have Never Have Gone Out of Style

Please bring these back!<p>Why did we ever stop building the way we used to build? These 17 old house trends made so much sense, we can't possibly imagine why they ever went out of style.

To cut pollution, old-school sailing boats are taking on diesel megaships

Amid the dozens of cargo ships now steering through the North Sea, one vessel stands apart: the Avontuur, a 144-foot-long schooner powered only by …

7 strange and surprising ways that humans have recently evolved

But evolution is very much still happening today — and it's happening to us.<p>Right here, right now.<p>It's too soon to say what humans will look like a few thousand years from now, but here are some of the most recent quirks — and even superpowers — we've acquired thanks to the power of selection.

Evolution

How Monsanto And Scofflaw Farmers Hurt Soybeans In Arkansas

When Tom Barber, a scientist at the University of Arkansas who studies weeds, drives the country roads of eastern Arkansas this summer, his trained eye can spot the damage: soybean leaves contorted into cup-like shapes.<p>He's seeing it in field after field. Similar damage is turning up in Tennessee …

10 Military Vehicles with Insane Engines

All of them have more than 1000 lb.-ft. of torque.<p>Horsepower is all well and good, but torque is what you need to get the job done.

Engines

Porsche 911 GT3 RS Tech Dive: Why It’s the Best 911 of Them All | Flipbook

Porsche 911 GT3 RS Tech Dive: Why It’s the Best 911 of Them All

What the US needs is a 'good, old-fashioned economic depression'

Although it would be the wiser policy, there is no evidence that the world's central bankers have the wisdom, either individually or collectively, to select the second alternative. More specifically, they lack "the courage to act" (as Ben Bernanke's recent, self-congratulatory memoir was so …

Economics

The Paradox of American Farmers and Climate Change

There’s a strange paradox in the world of agriculture: farmers are perhaps the segment of the population most affected by climate change, and yet a …

Humans Are Now Causing Species to Artificially Evolve

Extinction isn't the only end game.<p>Species are disappearing at speeds unseen since previous global extinction events, and there's little doubt that humans are to blame. Biologists estimate that dozens of them vanish every single day, which is nearly 1,000 times the rate of extinction levels …

Modern life is rubbish? Sleep is just the same as ever, say scientists

Study of sleep patterns of groups living in Tanzania, Namibia and Bolivia with lifestyles similar to our paleolithic ancestors shows similar late-night habits to humans with internet and TV-based routines<p>If we could only get back to ancient times when our lives were spent hunting deer, picking …

Watch: Boeing On How They Developed The World’s Lightest Material

For years, Boeing has been developing an extremely lightweight material that could be used for airplane parts. Despite being made from metal and being nearly as strong as titanium, the material is 100 times lighter than styrofoam.<p>This week, they released a video explaining how the material is …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Profiles<p>The group's Chinese trap arrives Stateside. Will they finally be the Asian hip-hop group that people take seriously?<p>By Alex Wong1 day agoView …

Los Angeles Lakers