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Feminism

Lithium-Air Battery Breakthrough May Mean Game Over For Gasoline

The lithium-air battery is the holy grail of energy storage only better.<p>Now, thanks to a breakthrough made by scientists at Cambridge University, it may also be a lot closer to commercial reality than previously believed.<p>First things first. What is a lithium air battery?<p>A battery has three basic …

Clean Energy

Businesses are making billions off a rare personality type that's common in the most creative and uninhibited people

Clever entrepreneurs have learned how to capitalize on a bizarre trait that some of us possess — getting a kick out of being scared spitless.<p>An estimated 157 million Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year and spend $6.9 billion on everything from candy and costumes to the spookiest …

Psychology

The Path To Expertise

Mark Engelberg Contributor<p>Mark Engelberg is a math and computer science teacher, inventor, and former programmer. For ThinkFun, he invented CodeMaster, which helps to develop the logical thinking skills in kids 6+. He used to be a virtual reality programmer at NASA, where he worked on the Hubble …

Computer Science

It's time to do away with the concept of 'manhood' altogether

Centuries of war, pillaging and violence show that manhood is never in crisis, as alarmists like to claim, but it is often at the heart of these phenomena<p>Men are pretty terrible people. They commit significantly more violent crimes, robberies and assaults each year than women do, according to the …

U.S. Department of Justice

Policing and Oppression Have Long Gone Together

In my previous column, I promised to take up the topic of the historical roots of the continuing mistrust between law enforcement and the black …

31 Mini Pies to Try This Fall

They say that good things come in small packages, and when it comes to mini pies, it’s definitely true. Whether sweet or savory, these 31 picks are just perfect for dressing up your appetizer and dessert displays during Thanksgiving, or any upcoming fall gathering. Some of them are even so …

Dessert

Anxiety Sufferers: You Might Just Be Too Smart

If you suffer from anxiety, social or otherwise, you might be tempted to think that your brain is just ‘broken.’<p>However, there is evidence to suggest …

How to train your brain by thinking like an expert

Gary Klein is one of most influential psychologists today. In his 2013 book, "Seeing What Others Don't", he postulated a model categorising all types …

6 Powerful Ways to Become More Persistent (And Never Quit Again)

Most of us are great at setting goals, but not at achieving them.Whether it’s starting a new business, learning a new language, or mastering an …

Self-improvement

Manga Is Still Huge, So Why Don’t We Talk About It More?

In its modern form, running in magazines weekly or monthly and then collected in book volumes known as <i>tankobon</i>, manga dates back to just after World …

Media Industry

Aged Sumatra Coffee is Worth the Wait

As a general rule, when it comes to coffee, fresh is best. But in some cases, much like cheese or wine, coffee gets better with age.<p>Like so many …

George RR Martin: our long obsession with Mars

The author behind Game of Thrones spent his childhood reading stories about Mars and hoping to write one himself. As new discoveries on the red planet capture the world’s attention, he surveys a rich Martian literature<p>Once upon a time there was a planet called Mars, a world of red sands, canals and …

Literature

3 Modern Meditation Techniques That End Stress In 15 Minutes A Day

If you are terrified by the 8 steps to start meditating but really want to try it and figure out what the hype is all about, this article gives you …

Meditation

Watch this moving TED talk on how a Zen hospice is “redesigning” death

Featured in <i>Lion’s Roar</i> and a new <i>New York Times Magazine</i> profile, BJ Miller is changing how we think about death. Watch his fascinating TED Talk, …

How Scientific American makes its infographics

Flip through the pages of a scientific journal and you’ll find numerous figures, charts, and diagrams visualizing important scientific discoveries. …

Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.<p>The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for …

Linguistics

Meet the App That Wants to Beat Depression and Anxiety | Inc.com

One in four people experience a mental illness or neurological condition at some point in their lives, according to the World Health Organization. Mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and other mental health problems have become the leading cause of ill-health and disability.<p>Unfortunately, many …

World Health Organization

Here Is One Easy Trick to Succeed at Everything

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? We’ve all heard that quote, but seriously, if you knew you were going to conquer whatever you set your mind to — whether it’s a new habit, that killer to-do list or a trip you’ve been dying to go on — wouldn’t you do it? According to Business …

Productivity

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

Emotional Intelligence

Here's Why You Need to Question Mindfulness in Classrooms

<i>Co-authored by Elisa Hartwig</i><p>Your four-year-old's preschool has recently decided to bring in a yoga and mindfulness teacher for a special daily session. Excitedly, your child comes home to tell you about something new called belly breathing, and how she has been taught to carefully listen to the …

Mindfulness

4 Mind Tricks You Can Use to Improve Your Focus

The game of tennis is a mental gauntlet, and performance psychologists have made a science out of converting anger into positive mental focus. In …

Self-help

11 Living Room Decorating Ideas Every Homeowner Should Know

<b>Lost when it comes to creating a visually cohesive, lived-in space? Learn how to decorate like an interior designer.</b><p>Decorate for Your Lifestyle<p>Interior designer Gillian Segal truly believes that "living in an environment you respond positively to will improve your quality of life." For her, that …

We use less slang after a hashtag on Twitter - Futurity

Twitter is full of shorthand, but a new study suggests that people follow many of the same kinds of etiquette on social media as they do in speech.

4 healthy truths about wine, chocolate, sleep and sugar

If it seems like the health recommendations on buzzworthy topics change faster than you can keep up, Dr. Natalie Azar is here to set the record straight with four healthy truths.<p><b>1. Red wine</b><p>Although a study recently showed a possible link between light to moderate drinking and breast cancer in …

Diabetes

10 Activities You Can Do More Mindfully During Your Day

So this whole mindfulness thing has really been popular as of late. There is a simple reason for that: it works. And from personal experience, it …

Darth Vader

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from Australia to …

James Webb Space Telescope