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Math Rules: Happy 400th to Napier’s Bones

In 1617, mathematician John Napier produced his <b>bones</b>, or <b>rods</b>, as a means of accurate multiplication and division. These were improvements on earlier …

Mathematics

We Accidentally Invented Plastic That Conducts Electricity

The Birth of Conductive Plastics<p>Before the 2000s, conductive plastics were virtually unheard of. The recycle bin fodder was only utilized as an …

Here's How I (Painlessly!) Purged 80 Percent of My Closet

The realization that I had way too many clothes hit me the way it usually hits us: When we're running late for an appointment and all we can do is …

Here's how Doctor Who's time machine measures up with real instruments of space and time

There’s no denying that we’ve seen some absolutely staggering accomplishments in physics in the past year or so, particularly in our ability to …

Physics

Science: This Super-Simple Learning Hack Can Help You Master Any Subject

A new Columbia University study suggests an easy trick to help you master any subject.<p>We all spend well over a decade in school, and while you might quickly forget the date of the battle of Gettysburg or the formula for the area of a trapezoid, you'd hope that you'd at least graduate with a good …

Columbia University

33 Smart Ways to Cut Your Taxes Right Now

Deductions, credits, and more.<p>Preparing your 2016 tax return may feel a lot like filing last year’s did, because there are very few changes in the …

Retirement

Wynton Marsalis Gives 12 Tips on How to Practice: For Musicians, Athletes, or Anyone Who Wants to Learn Something New

<i>Photo by Eric Delmar, Wikipedia Commons</i><p>Practicing for countless hours before we can be good at something seems burdensome and boring. Maybe that's …

How to perfect the art of saying No

Whether you admit it or not, but most of us are people pleasers. We like to maintain a certain equilibrium in our lives, which means that (a lot of …

Calendars

8 Critical Habits of Mentally Strong People

We rely on our mental strength to carry us through the twists and turns that life throws at us. Those who are mentally strong tend to face adversity …

Health Check: are microgreens better for you than regular greens?

Microgreens, tiny versions of leafy vegetables and herbs, have been described as healthier than full sized greens. They’re also more expensive.<p>So, do …

Aquaponics

22 of the Best Street Style Websites We Always Go to for Outfit Inspo

Every week, <i>Who What Wear</i> editors spend a great portion of their lives trawling the best street style websites to bring you the chicest up-to-date …

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 60 – On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (1859)

Darwin’s revolutionary, humane and highly readable introduction to his theory of evolution is arguably the most important book of the Victorian era<p>When Charles Darwin first saw <i>On the Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life</i> in …

Digital nomadism: A growing movement

-By Bryan Shelmon-<p>What is a “digital nomad”? Simply someone who is able to work from anywhere in the world thanks to technology! With the progress of …

Digital Nomads

20 Awesome Things You Do Not Know About Finland

Hugs? Nope, not in Finland. Not kosher. But a bunch of nude men wrestling in the mud or relaxing together in the sauna? Perfectly normal. Welcome to …

I'm raising sons sugar-free, and here's how you can too

Most of my childhood memories revolve around my mum’s homemade cakes. She was a home economics teacher, so there always seemed to be hot scones coming out of the oven, a fresh crumble on the dinner table and a slice of fruitcake tucked into my school lunch box.<p>Mum taught me the value of good, …

Dessert

Fill up on pasta and wine, Italy is the healthiest country in the world

If you’re dreaming of a nice, long life, consider a permanent vacation to Italy.<p>According to the Bloomberg Global Health Index, Italy is the healthiest country in the world. The new study looked at 163 countries around the world, and found that Italians came out on top with a life expectancy into …

This is Why Experts Think All People Should Have a Universal Basic Income

Consider for a moment that from this day forward, on the first day of every month, around $1,000 is deposited into your bank account — <i>because you are</i> …

Income Inequality

The affordable-art paradox: Do reasonable prices make pieces of art less desirable?

Art fairs aimed at the masses, rather than wealthy collectors, are popular. What’s the real value of the work sold?<p>Last week, London hosted its annual “Affordable Art Fair.” This has been a staple since 1999, with around a quarter-million visitors each year, and parallel fairs in 10 cities. The …

The Science & Tech That's Transforming Our World: Weekly Roundup

by Peter H. Diamandis March 17, 2017 Future Society 4882<p>Each week, Abundance Insider gives you a look at the most notable scientific discoveries and …

University of Pennsylvania

We May Have Finally Found the Foundations Upon Which Life Evolved

Powering Life<p>Scientists have discovered that a version of the Krebs cycle, the heart of the cellular metabolic network, can take place without the …

Biology

If you’re a European, your body requires more vegetables and grains

Genome study reveals different human groups evolved to eat specific diets.<p>A new study of hundreds of human genomes has revealed that groups in …

A Clinical Trial Just 'Reversed' Type 2 Diabetes in 40% of Participants

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes<p>Type 2 diabetes, a disease wherein the body is incapable of producing sufficient levels of insulin or doesn’t respond to …

This Everyday Eating Habit Actually Causes Inflammation

Today you can adjust your diet to fulfill just about any health need: You can eat for energy, for clear skin, for mental health, for a healthy …

Religious Belief and Analytical Thinking Don’t Necessarily Cancel Each Other Out

In 2012, several media headlines touted the narrative of what seemed like a groundbreaking study, which claimed that techniques used to make people …

Cassini Snaps a Wrinkly Shot of a Moon Which Might Have Alien Life

Saturn’s moon Enceladus has been the talk of the astronomy community for quite some time. The cratered surface indicates a pummeling of asteroids and …

Astronomy

Patient shows brain activity for 10 minutes after death

When are we no longer considered alive? When, exactly, do we cross into the land of the dead?<p>The answer may not be as clear-cut as we previously …

Trump administration announces steps to avoid debt default

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is letting Congress know that it will begin taking steps next week to keep the government from an …

5 Quick Tips for Healthy Guts and a Healthier Immune System

Our gut flora is the game changer in managing our immunity. <b>The human gastrointestinal tract house constitutes about seventy percent of the immune</b> …

Wellness