Kelly Mccarthy

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Volvo’s 360c concept car is a fully autonomous bedroom on wheels

Without a combustion engine or a steering wheel, Volvo reimagines the car as a short-haul flight replacement<p>“In our striving for efficiency, have we lost empathy for the traveler?” These words, from Volvo’s launch video for its new 360c fully autonomous concept car, hit home with me. I fly a lot, …

Living Rooms

Finally seeing brain cells ‘talk’ could unlock long-needed answers to Alzheimer’s

Researchers have finally been able to observe brain cells ‘talk’ to each other, paving the way for greater understanding about neurological …

Neuroscience

I've Been to Italy 12 Times—These Spots Are Straight Out of a Fairytale

You'd be forgiven for thinking Natalie Obradovich is permanently on vacation. The blonde, perennially tan travel photographer seems to spend more …

Amalfi Coast

20 books to ignite the innovator in you

With innovation and entrepreneurship on everyone’s mind today, where do you begin the journey of learning in a digital world that’s now in the …

Here's why 100 qubit quantum computers could change everything

At 100 qubits a single quantum computer processor would, theoretically, be more powerful than all the supercomputers on the planet combined. We may be closer to that milestone than you think and the world isn’t ready.<p>Quantum computers are spooky devices that don’t follow the normal rules of …

Got an Empty Wall? 50 Gorgeous Gallery Walls to Try

Gallery walls are a decor trend that seem to be able to stand the test of time and for good reason. Powerful, beautiful, and full of character, these …

Neat

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

This Ultra-Thin Material Can Stop Bullets by Hardening Like a Diamond

Researchers from The City University of New York (CUNY) have figured out that if you stack two layers of graphene, the new material it can harden to …

A high-school student won $250,000 for explaining relativity using a pick-up truck and Usain Bolt

The German physicist Albert Einstein needed complex equations to describe his theory of relativity, but 18-year-old Hillary Diane Andales of the Philippines does just fine with a pick-up truck, a few cell phones, and Usain Bolt.<p>Andales is the winner of the 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge, an …

Hybrid solid-state system harvests more hydrogen from water

Clean and plentiful, hydrogen is a promising fuel source, but there are a few problems standing in the way of it becoming mainstream. South Korean …

Ultimate Theory of Particle Physics Holds Where Physicists Hoped It Wouldn't

The smallest pieces of the universe are governed by a beautiful and mind-blowing set of rules: the “Standard Model.” The Standard Model explains the …

College students come up with plug-in to combat fake news

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A team of college students is getting attention from internet companies and Congress after developing a browser extension …

What Makes a Genius? The World's Greatest Minds Have One Thing in Common

Being a genius is different than merely being supersmart. Smart people are a dime a dozen, and many of them don’t amount to much. What matters is …

12 Amazon Shopping Tricks Everyone Should Know

You already know about all the secret perks that come with a Prime membership, but some of these lesser-known Amazon shopping tips can help save more …

Does Drinking Alcohol Actually Kill Off Your Sore Throat Germs? Science Explains

Asking for a friend.<p>Alcohol is a well-known disinfectant and some have speculated it may be useful for treating gut infections. Could alcohol be a …

Alcohol

“Memory Palaces” — An Ancient Learning Technique That Reshapes the Brain

A memory technique invented by the ancient Greeks can make dramatic and long-lasting improvements to a person’s power of recall, according to …

How to Talk to Someone Who Refuses to Accept Reality, According to Behavioral Science

How to have a productive conversation with your local alternative facts fan.<p>Holiday family gatherings are right around the corner, which means you may soon find yourself face to face with that one kooky relative who believes that Obama is a Muslim, 9/11 was an inside job, or NASA staged the moon …

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates Living an Exceptional Life From an Average One

It came easily to Steve Jobs -- and it's something we all should embrace.<p>Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He wanted things done a certain way, challenging other people to work harder, work longer, and sometimes to do more than they thought was possible.<p>Steve Jobs had high standards. He …

Hallucination Machine Uses Google AI, Gives Magic Mushroom-Like 'Trip' Without Drugs

The potential of Virtual Reality (VR) technology paired with Artificial Intelligence (AI) is endless. This technology that could alter your reality …

Magnetically-controlled organic microbots could change medicine in the next decade

Tiny Doctors<p>Google’s chief engineer and notable futurist Ray Kurzweil has said that nanobots or microbots will flow through our bodies by 2030. While …

Nanotech

NASA launched this record into space in 1977. Now, you can own your own copy.

By Travis M. Andrews<p>Travis M. Andrews<p>Pop culture reporter covering music, movies, TV, comedy and celebrity culture<p>Email Bio Follow<p>A NASA-created phonograph album — the “Voyager Golden Record” — is floating in space in search of a listener. It’s a mix tape “intended to communicate a story of our …

Space Exploration

This Protein in Your Brain Could Be at The Heart of Creating Memories

The little molecules that help with learning.<p>A mysterious protein that binds to RNA has been found to play an important role in the formation of …

Neuroscience

Neuroscientist Christof Koch on Free Will

“Freedom is always a question of degree rather than an absolute good that we do or do not possess.”<p><i>“I want to be free,”</i> seventeen-year-old Sylvia Plath declared in a letter to her mother — a yearning that hurled her in the inevitable logical direction of the larger question of what freedom really …

Neurophilosophy

7 Planners That Will Make 2018 Your Most Productive Year Ever

When digital tools fall short, these paper planners will help you get organized<p>Last year, one of my top articles on Inc was a roundup of the planners that I recommended for maximizing productivity, honing your focus, and getting more done in 2017. So this year, I'm revisiting some of those …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

After interviewing 140 people at the top of their fields, Tim Ferriss realized almost all of them share the same habit

Tim Ferriss has been on an especially introspective journey over the past year.<p>Continuing in the vein of his other work, he decided to share with his audience what he's learned along the way.<p>In the last 12 months, Ferriss had the 10-year anniversary of "The 4-Hour Workweek" (the book that made him …

Meditation

Visualize thousands of distant worlds in the Periodic Table of Exoplanets

The first extrasolar planets (exoplanets) were discovered in 1992 by Arecibo Observatory. Orbiting around a fast-rotating neutron star named the Lich …

Planets

Amazon Is Hiring 5,000 Work-From-Home Jobs

If you’re looking for a new opportunity, you’re in luck.<p>You’re probably on Amazon at least a few times a day stocking up on the essentials, scoring …

Work from Home

Upsurge in big earthquakes predicted for 2018 as Earth rotation slows

Scientists say number of severe quakes is likely to rise strongly next year because of a periodic slowing of the Earth’s rotation<p>Scientists have warned there could be a big increase in numbers of devastating earthquakes around the world next year. They believe variations in the speed of Earth’s …

Earth Science