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The 12 best business books of the year, according to Stanford Business School

A good book is like food for the soul. When you want to curl up by the fire with a truly great one, look no further than this list furnished by members of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.<p>If you've got an entrepreneur or two in your life, these might make good holiday gifts, too:

Chefs and Servers Reveal the 15 Things They'd Never Order at a Restaurant

Sometimes seeing how the sausage gets made makes you want to avoid the sausage.<p>In a recent AskReddit thread, a user posed the question, "Chefs and …

A startup has created a performance-enhancing bottled 'superfuel' — here's what it's like to drink

HVMN, a startup building "human enhancement" technologies out of San Francisco, recently revealed that it is bringing one of the first commercial ketone esters to market. HVMN Ketone is an FDA-reviewed drink that claims to improve athletic ability, focus, and energy.<p>The drink contains 120 calories, …

University of Oxford

Can This Tiny African Nation Lead the World Forward?

World powers take note: For a small country of 550,000 people spread over 10 islands, this is a <i>very</i> ambitious (and admirable) goal.<p>The remote island …

Renewable Energy

Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

Nutrition

Another shot at 'Dune': The sci-fi novel Hollywood has yet to tame gets a director

"In the week before their departure to Arrakis, when all the final scurrying about had reached a nearly unbearable frenzy, an old crone came to visit the mother of the boy, Paul."<p>So began "Dune" - the novel that, in the half-century since its publication, has outsold all of the other science …

For the First Time, Researchers Bridge Quantum Computers on a Single Chip

Maybe building a full-scale quantum computer is just a matter of linking a bunch of small ones.<p>Despite the rapid emergence of mobile devices and cloud computing, it's still intuitive to think of computers as relatively self-contained systems. And, as self-contained systems, they can be relied on to …

Researchers Build Robot That Sweats To Cool Off

The robot uses a unique cooling mechanism that evaporates water to cool its motors.<p>A group of Japanese researchers have managed to build a robot that can do a whole bunch of pushups—by sweating like a human.<p>The researchers, from the University of Tokyo's JSK lab, built a humanoid robot called …

Self-Learning AI: This New Neuro-Inspired Computer Trains Itself

A Computing Road Less Traveled<p>A team of researchers from Belgium think that they are close to extending the anticipated end of Moore’s Law, and they …

Machine Learning

A New V-Shape Roof Can Collect Solar Power, Wind Power and Rain Water

Scientists have been busy designing a roof that uses not just solar power, but wind and rain power as well, to generate energy. There is a total of …

Renewable Energy

The First Wave-Powered Generators Are Online Near Hawaii

It could still be five to 10 years before wave energy technology can provide an affordable alternative to fossil fuels, experts say.<p>Off the coast of Hawaii, a tall buoy bobs and sways in the water, using the rise and fall of the waves to generate electricity.<p>The current travels through an undersea …

Weak U.S. retail sales, inflation data dim prospect of Fed rate hike | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales were unexpectedly flat in July as Americans cut back on discretionary spending, pointing to a moderation in consumption that could temper expectations of a sharp pickup in economic growth in the third quarter.<p>Shoppers are seen in an American Eagle Outfitters …

Economics

You Think You Have Free Will? Science Says Think Again | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You make decisions every day, don't you?<p>You assert yourself hourly. Especially if you're American.<p>You take life by the horns and you show it who's boss.<p>I have some news: You may be deluding …

Consciousness

Long-term effects of virtual reality use need more research, say scientists

Many VR side-effects are believed to be temporary and leave no lasting damage, but there have been few long-term studies into use of the technology<p>Virtual reality might be marching into the mainstream, but questions remain about its long-term effects, scientists say.<p>With a handful of virtual …

Virtual Reality

This popular 'smart pill' enhances brain function with an added benefit

In the years since, modafinil has become popular for another, off-label use: to boost a person's cognitive abilities — an effect that hadn't been thoroughly studied by scientists.<p>Now a team of researchers has reviewed the literature to find that modafinil does, in fact, increase a number of …

Here's What We Actually Know About The Dangers Of Pot

As told by real scientists who evaluated real scientific research and oh my god is anyone else hungry?

Cannabis

NASA Totally Found an Alien Crab on Mars and Didn't Tell Anybody

And then—get this—THEN they accidentally posted a picture of it online. And then some people spotted it and called a<p>spade a spadecrab a crab. Hey …

UFOs

Here’s a Breathtaking 4K, 360° Video That Takes You Around the World

There are times when videographers capture views of our world that inspire a sense of awe and wonder. Immersive Media succeeds in doing that with …

Videography

Hip-Hop

How One Line Derailed Ludacris' Rap Career<p>Aaron Williams 03.23.18 17 hours ago 8 Comments<p>Lil Skies Has The Stage Presence Of A Seasoned Rap Veteran Already<p>Aaron Williams 03.22.18 2 days ago 3 Comments<p>A-Trak Explains How His Team Pulled Off The 'Impossible' Young Thug Video<p>Aaron Williams 03.20.18 4 …

Motorcycle running on Water can travel 310 MILES on a single litre

A water-powered motorbike with the ability to travel up to 310 miles on a litre of water is turning heads in Brazil.<p>The 'T Power H20’ motorcycle was …

Eminem Pens Letter to Tupac's Mother, Afeni Shakur

Eminem wrote a letter to Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, for The Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Georgia, VIBE reports.<p>In the letter, Eminem …

Lexus channels its inner Marty McFly with working hoverboard prototype

Car company Lexus is working on a hoverboard, teasing the product with a short video showing off its prototype that flies using magnetic levitation.<p>Lexus wants to take us "Back to the Future" with that tantalizing and much-dreamed-about transportation device that always gets heart rates soaring -- …

Hoverboards

Black Solar Cells Reach Incredible New Efficiency Record

The bright world of photovoltaics<p>Renewable energy is the future. All over the world cities and countries are vowing to go quit fossil fuels and commit to getting their energy fix from 100 percent renewable sources.<p>One of the most popular renewable options is solar—especially in areas that are, …

Clean Energy

Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains

A roadmap of the Internet's darkest alleys<p>You thought you knew the Internet. But sites such as Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram are just the surface. There’s a whole other world out there: the Deep Web.<p>It’s a place where online information is password protected, trapped behind paywalls, or requires …

Exponential Finance Conference

Using 'Pseudoscience' to Undermine Same-Sex Parents

A new study claims that the children of gay couples are more likely to have emotional and developmental problems, but reveals more about the researcher than his subjects.<p>The paper has a straightforward title: "Emotional Problems Among Children With Same-Sex Parents: Difference by Definition." It's …

Questlove Jokes About Thinking Jay-Z Is Going To Kill Him For 'Knowing Too Much'

The Illuminati is everywhere. Look at my last name. See. We’re everywhere.<p>The Illuminati is especially taking over control of hip hop — from Jay-Z to …

John Legend Dishes On His Epic Double Date with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian at Waffle House

On the night before the Super Bowl, John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen went on a double date with Kimye at Waffle House. Photos were snapped, and …

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Our Favorite Photos of the Food We Eat, From Plow to Plate

From sugarcane farmers in Mozambique to fishermen on the Philippines's Sulu Sea, here's a collection of some of the best photographs from our Future of Food series.