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With a Single Tweet, Elon Musk Just Gave a Master Class in Effective Leadership

Last week, SpaceX made history. Then Elon Musk showed us what great communication looks like.<p>Last week, SpaceX successfully launched and recovered its first recycled rocket, Falcon 9. As CNN reported, this is "the first time in the history of spaceflight that the same rocket has been used on two …

Science Says This 1 Quality Matters Hugely for Success (and It's Not Your IQ)

Your smarts aren't enough to lead you to fame and fortune.<p>Being smart only takes you so far in life. You probably know a person (or several) whose level of intelligence seems questionable, yet has managed to achieve a great deal success. That person is not an anomaly. According to a new paper from …

Breathing modulates brain activity and mental function

New research shows that the rhythm of breathing directly impacts neural activity in a network of brain areas involved in smell, memory and emotions<p>The rhythm of breathing co-ordinates electrical activity across a network of brain regions associated with smell, memory, and emotions, and can enhance …

The Brain

Someone Has Beaten 'Pokémon Sun And Moon' Using Just A Magikarp

It seems that a resourceful Japanese gamer has managed to beat <i>Pokémon Sun and Moon</i> by using only a Magikarp.<p>A gamer on Twitter, posted a series of images showing that their Magikarp had made it to the hall of fame in the game saying, “I made it to the hall of fame in <i>Pokémon Sun and Moon</i> just using …

Scientists say you should do this exercise at least twice a week to make your brain work better

Engaging in <b>regular weightlifting</b> could actually make your brain work better and prevent dementia, concludes new research by Australian scientists. As …

Cognitive Impairment

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

Washington University in St. Louis

9 simple things that are making you dumber

There's no mystery there. Focusing on your faults and bad habits can be pretty depressing, after all. But often, by ignoring the small lifestyle decisions that take a toll on our well-being and health, we're missing the low-hanging fruit of relatively easy-to-implement changes that will make a big …

Jet Lag

This is what taking a 10-day break from exercise actually does to your brain

Most regular exercisers know that a few days off means you start feeling a bit ‘funny’ – but now science has found out why.<p>Brain scientists found …

How Exercise Improves Your Memory

How often have you struggled to remember material before a test? Maybe you just needed to go for a run! Could exercise improve your memory?<p>Good news …

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff relies on the same Zen Buddhist concept that propelled Steve Jobs to success

Benioff calls this approach to business "beginner's mind." It's a concept from Zen Buddhism, and it describes constantly seeing the world anew, as if you didn't know anything about it.<p>The Forbes profile is hardly the first time Benioff has spoken about his beginner's mind. Earlier in 2016, for …

Hamster version of 'Super Mario' takes cute to the next level

Everything is better with hamsters.<p>One cute, furry creature runs through a man-made Nintendo paradise, trying to score as many points as it can until …

Super Mario

10 movies every entrepreneur should watch and why

Hollywood loves a good story, and what better story is there than a story about someone facing the struggles of trying to succeed in business? From scrappy underdogs trying to succeed against powerful, established competitors to simple explorations of the daily struggles faced by business, there …

Entrepreneurship

When Inspirational Quotes Don’t Cut It: 3 Scientific Motivational Principles to Reach Big Goals (Without the Clichés)

<i>We all love a clever quote. But when it comes to long-term, daunting, unsavory goals, we need more than a flash-in-the-pan heartstring tug to keep us</i> …

Why Do Humpback Whales Protect Other Species from Killer Whales?

It sounds like something out of a children’s animated film: the whale and the seal, at first put off by their differences, team up and become best …

Humpback Whales

How Clever Are You Really? Scientists Can Now Accurately Measure Human Intelligence

This could lead to the creation of truly intelligent AI.<p>How clever do you think you are? Normally we would try and define such a benchmark using …

THE SCIENCE OF LISTENING

<b>Being listened to is so close to being loved that sometimes your brain can't tell the difference.</b><p>There is so much about being human that is associated with being listened to. Empathy, connection, acceptance - some of the biggest things that we as humans want - all start with listening.<p>Listening …

3 Steps to More Successful Flirting

We all have expectations about the order in which events should happen. This mental order of events is referred to as a script (Schank & Abelson, …

7 ways to be great at dating, according to science

Everyone in the dating game spends untold time, money, and emotional energy trying to find a nice person to chill with on the couch while you both actually watch Netflix — but somehow, most of us still feel like we're striking out constantly.<p>Shouldn't there be a better way?<p>Well, yes: There's no …

Paramount Pictures

Black Lives Matter: The Racist Reflexes of Police Officers Who Draw Their Guns

Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were shot to death by police officers this week. Both were calm. Both were compliant. Both were African American. …

Black Lives Matter

These Simple Hacks Will Make You Super Creative, According to Science

We can all learn to activate the creative side of our brain by doing these things.<p>Here's a riddle for you: A man has married 20 women in a small town. All of the women are still alive, and none of them is divorced. The man has broken no laws. Who is the man?<p>Most likely if you solved this one, it …

Kepler laid the groundwork for this amazing science joke 400 years ago — and it finally paid off

Even in the space age, a little knowledge of the classics comes in handy sometimes.<p>If you're a fan of Greco-Roman mythology and NASA, you may have noticed that the space probe now orbiting Jupiter has a name with a familiar ring: Juno.<p>In myth, Jupiter (Zeus for the Greeks) was king of the gods, and …

Auto Show Self Driving Cars

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx sits in the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. Foxx has said the NHTSA also will develop a model policy for states to follow if they decide to allow autonomous cars on public roads. (AP/Paul Sancya)

All New Cars To Have Significant Autonomous Vehicle Technology

When 20 automakers announced this spring they would include Automated Emergency Braking Systems as standard equipment in all cars, they effectively standardized autonomous vehicle technology, an expert said in Chicago Monday.<p>Currently offered as an option on some cars, automated braking systems use …

Autonomous Vehicle

This One Habit Leads to Better Decision Making, Says Science

Fifteen to 35 percent better decision outcomes, more creative problem solving, and persistence are all benefits of this approach.<p>It's impressive how many ways we study decision making. I searched Amazon today for books on decision making: over 90,000 results. The top one is <i>The Decision Book: 50</i> …

SpaceX’s Elon Musk teases ‘dangerous’ plan to colonize Mars starting in 2024

SpaceX’s billionaire founder, Elon Musk, is providing increasingly detailed previews of his plan to send colonists to Mars starting in 2024, more …

NASA just gave $100K to a company that wants to steer asteroids toward Earth

Countries around the world are betting big on asteroid mining. Last year, President Obama approved measures to give companies permission to mine and own resources harvested from outer space. Back in May, Luxembourg announced the Prospector-X concept spacecraft, which it plans to launch into Earth's …

The UK gets its first driverless car insurer

Adrian Flux will cover you if your car's systems fail or it gets hacked.<p>As cars have gained more assistive driving features, questions have been raised over how driverless vehicles will be insured. If someone has an accident while being piloted by an autonomous car, is the driver or the car itself …

Autonomous Cars

Stephen Hawking teaches you how to think like a genius in his new TV series

Renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking is coming to the small screen in the U.S. starting Wednesday, when a six-part series begins airing on PBS and …

Stephen Hawking

Google's chief futurist Ray Kurzweil thinks we could start living forever by 2029

Kurzweil is one of the biggest believers in The Singularity, the moment when humans — with the aid of technology —will supposedly live forever.<p>He's chosen the year 2045 because, according to his calculations, "The nonbiological intelligence created in that year will reach a level that's a billion …

Owning a cat can lead to mental health problems, study warns

If you're prone to sudden bursts of anger, it could be your cat's fault.<p>A new study has found that people with Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED) - characterised by explosive bouts of rage - are twice as likely to have been infected by a parasite found in cat faeces.<p>The findings suggest that …