Levi Lirvat

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It's Scientifically Possible to Boil Water Until It Freezes Solid

Wait, what?<p>If you feel like having one of your fundamental beliefs thrown out the window, try this on for size - under the right conditions, you can …

4 Basic Tips on How to Improve Your Communication Skills

Effective communication can be difficult for many of us. Too eager and you’ll risk trampling over the other person’s thoughts, too passive and you’ll come away from the conversation frustrated that you hadn’t said what you’d intended. These issues can become even more complex as a creative, where …

Public Speaking

10 skills employers will want the most in 2020

Professional development: It's not always clear what to focus on. Should you go to a coding bootcamp? Invest in a social media marketing course? Attend a communications training? What should you do to help you excel in your current job — or prepare you for your next one?<p>According to the World …

Employment

12 of the biggest scientific breakthroughs of 2017 that might just change the world

When it comes to scientific achievements, 2017 certainly left its mark.<p>From the use of ground-breaking gene-editing techniques that can potentially …

Photographer Creates Poetic Collages by Seamlessly Blending Stock Photos

Inspired by the world around him, young digital artist Justin Peters creates surreal and serene collages that merge unexpected elements to great success. At just 22 years old, he's carrying on a long tradition of collage art, which has evolved from Cubist masters to the contemporary age of digital …

Digital Art

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Job Interviews

Couples Who Have the Best Sex Have This Important Thing in Common

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>For spouses or partners who have been together for many years, their sex lives have a lot to do with …

Theresa May wants to talk about extremism? Let’s start with our ties with the Saudis | Moni Mohsin

While western leaders have castigated Muslims for not doing more to rein in radicals, they have been cosying up to the propagators of jihad<p>Two years ago, while researching a book on migration, I visited West Java. One day, while driving through the uplands of Subang, I saw, among the acres of tea …

Plantations

The Disappearance Of The Instruction Manual

Instructions not included: what the vanishing manual says about us<p>In the late 17th century, the printer Joseph Moxon published <i>Mechanick Exercises</i>, the first guide to printing in any language. It had been nearly 240 years since the debut of Gutenberg’s press, and books had proliferated. There were …

Google Glass

Allergy treatment: Scientists claim breakthrough that could lead to cure for all intolerances

Scientists in Australia claim to have discovered what could be a life-long cure for potentially fatal allergies to peanuts, shellfish and other …

MIT developed an algorithm that will make drones more agile at high speeds

We don’t think we are going out on a limb when we say that autonomous drones are going to be big. But, like the archetypal protagonist at the start …

IBM unveils its most powerful quantum processor yet

IBM's two quantum computing platforms just took a leap forward in processing power. The company announced today that it has successfully built and tested its two most powerful quantum computers yet -- the research and business-focused Quantum Experience universal computer and the prototype …

Scientists Found a Low-Cost Way to Produce the World's Cleanest Energy Source

Splitting H2O<p>Physicists at the University of Houston have discovered a low-cost, efficient, and easily available catalyst that can split water into …

A New Medical Implant Uses Your Body's Fluids as Fuel

No Batteries Required<p>Pacemakers and other implantable medical devices have saved many lives, but they don’t come without their own inherent risks. …

Artificial muscle for soft robotics: Low voltage, high hopes

Soft robots do a lot of things well but they're not exactly known for their speed. The artificial muscles that move soft robots, called actuators, …

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 …

Engineering

Nano-polycrystalline film leads to stronger magnetism compared to single-crystal films

To realize the next generation of devices for information processing based on new phenomena such as spintronics, multiferroics, magnetooptics, and …

Brain scanning may sort intentional crimes from reckless crimes

But it only works if you’re monitoring a brain while the crime’s taking place.<p>Convicting someone of a crime depends in part on the mental state of …

Imaging

Nanowire retinal implant could restore sight with better resolution

Advances in bionic eyes over the past few decades have given blind and visually impaired people new hope of restoring some of their vision. Now …

Trump Promised to 'Open the Mines' — Here's Why That Is Unlikely

In rallies across coal country, Donald Trump made a big, crowd-pleasing promise: He’d bring back the mining jobs.<p>“We’re gonna open the mines,” he said to big cheers in Charleston, West Virginia, as if the shuttered coal mines across eastern America’s coal country could hit a switch and reinstate …

Groundbreaking new prosthetic translates spinal cord signals into movement

Scientists at Imperial College London have developed smart sensor technology that allows a robot arm to be controlled via signals from nerves in the …

4 small things successful people do to see big results

The gap between average people and and the majority of successful people isn’t that significant. While there are some individuals who are born with …

Researchers Design New Modular Quantum Computer

The new design has a number of technologies that simply how you make a quantum computer.<p>Quantum computers are the future of computing, but right now they can't do a whole lot. One group of researchers is trying to change that. Scientists from the University of Sussex have designed a blueprint for a …

Up Helly Aa Festival in the Shetland Islands: Pictures

Bat Bot: It's the 'holy grail' of flying robots

When it comes to building flying robots, there's a lot to be learned from the beasts of the air. And researchers have -- we've seen robots inspired by the birds and the bees. The bat, however, is a different story, an animal whose flight seemed perhaps too complicated to unlock.<p>Unless, of course, …

The day my lawyer advised me to get a gun was the day reality came to an end | Dirk Kurbjuweit

Dirk Kurbjuweit, author of the bestselling German novel Fear – based on his terrifying experience of being stalked – reflects on fact, fiction and the former hell of his everyday life<p>When our lawyer told me that she didn’t think the law could help us, but she could organise a gun for us, reality …

Vanadium Dioxide, A Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Scientists have discovered “exotic electrical and thermal properties” in a material known as vanadium dioxide which may be applied to develop more …

Hydraulic muscle makes for tougher, stronger disaster-site robots

The idea of using robots as the go-to for handling disaster situations isn't new, but part of the problem has been how to build robots light enough …

Hydraulic

Compromise doesn't work with our political opponents. When will we learn? | Chelsea Manning

In <b>Chelsea Manning’s</b> first column since her commutation, she writes that Barack Obama’s legacy is a warning against not being bold enough<p>Barack Obama left behind hints of a progressive legacy. Unfortunately, despite his faith in our system and his positive track record on many issues over the last …

Barack Obama

How to keep your resolutions (clue: it's not all about willpower)

It’s not the only way to change your habits: you could start by making the goal easier in the first place<p>• From quitting sugar to writing that novel – how to achieve your goal<p>It’s hard to think of a situation in which it wouldn’t be extremely useful to have more willpower. For a start, your New …

Will Power