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Scientists Make Major Discovery While Studying The Brain On No Sleep

This is WAY more complex than anyone thought.<p>Conventional wisdom suggests that the longer you go without sleep, the more tired you should be. But if you’ve ever pulled an all-nighter, you’ve probably experienced the opposite phenomenon: At 4 a.m., you can barely keep your eyes open. Then, it’s 8 …

Commitment? Monogamy? They're so last century

In an age of Tinder and 'multi-dating', young people are increasingly wary of the idea of committing to one person. So is coupledom becoming a thing of the past?<p>I recently dated a man I’d met in a pub who, after three months of dinners, sleepovers and incessant WhatsApping, casually said, while …

Snoop Dogg launches cannabis brand, Leafs by Snoop

First came Beats by Dre, and now there’s another rapper-endorsed product headed to the consumer market: Snoop Dogg’s cannabis brand, Leafs By Snoop. The Colorado-based company stocks a range of cannabis flowers, edibles and concentrates and makes Snoop the first celebrity to front a line of …

Cannabis

Goldie Taylor―Cops Almost Got Away With Torturing Mathew Ajibade to Death

The black college student died still strapped in to the chair where his jailers beat and shocked him. If not for a camera, they might have never been …

Scots to get control over income tax in 18 months

David Mundell, the Scottish Secretary, is to tell the Tory conference that income tax is to be devolved a year early and warn the SNP it will have to spell out how it intends to use the new power before May's Holyrood election.<p>Scottish workers are on course to start paying all their income tax to …

The Secret to Making Small Talk

People who don't speak when close together are really no different from penguins on an expanse of ice, huddled together being mostly silent.<p><i>To navigate the complicated workplace social order, one needs to first master basic human interactions. When senior editor Ross McCammon landed a job at</i> …

Cannabis 'forest' discovered in south-west London

A cannabis “forest” has been discovered by police officers in a leafy borough of south-west London.<p>About 150 marijuana plants surrounded by native plant life were found by police officers from Kingston upon Thames who posted images of the discovery on social media.<p>Kingston Police …

Cannabis

9 Powerful Tips for Communicating Better with Millennials

The Millennial generation, loosely defined as those born between 1982 and 1994, has been getting increasing attention in the workforce. This makes sense, as they are increasingly taking leadership roles in organizations as older employees retire. In fact, a recent survey by PwC found that by the …

Mobile Devices

Brazilian radio DJ Gleydson Carvalho shot dead live on air

A Brazilian radio presenter died after being shot five times as he was hosting his lunchtime show on Thursday (6 August).<p>A stern critic against local …

Now Open: Striking Modern Museum Buried in an Alpine Peak

Mountaineer Reinhold Messner brings the work of architect Zaha Hadid to the top of Mount Kronplatz.<p>Buried in the Alpine peak of Mount Kronplatz in …

The best premium economy airlines in the world

That's premium economy, and it comes in two basic flavors: real and semi.<p>Real premium economy provides a distinct, separate cabin, with seats that provide six or more inches of extra front-to-rear space and two or more inches of width than most economy cabins.<p>Premium economy typically adds some …

JK Rowling in pictures

A CEO raised his company's minimum wage to $70,000 a year, and some employees quit because of it

"Everyone start[ed] screaming and cheering and just going crazy," Price told Business Insider shortly after he broke the news in April.<p>One employee told him the raise would allow him to fly his mom out from Puerto Rico to visit him in Seattle. Another said the raise would make it possible for him …

Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking warn over 'killer robots'

A group of concerned scientists, researchers and academics, including Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, have warned that a military artificial intelligence arms race could soon develop if preventative measures are not taken.<p>A global arms race is "virtually inevitable" if any major military power …

A Pot-Smoker's Guide to Elite Marijuana Tourism

Four states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational use, but only Colorado and Washington have licensed dispensaries …

Gold prices rise, trying to halt 10-session slide

Gold futures finished higher on Thursday, putting an end to the 10-session losing streak that sent prices to their lowest level in more than five …

Full travel jacket: meet the hi-tech coat that's raised over $1.5m on Kickstarter

A design for a new jacket that hopes to solve every petty problem, discomfort and inconvenience a traveller may face has become the most funded fashion item in crowdfunding history, raising over $1.5m in two weeks.<p>The BauBax jacket offers 15 built-in features including an inflatable neck pillow, …

Crowd Funding

Meet the man who flies the world for free

To most, flying is a necessary evil required to shift you from your home to your holiday as quickly as possible. To others, it’s a passion - and a profession.<p>Meet Ben Schlappig, an airline obsessive and travel blogger who has made it his life’s goal to travel around the world as much as possible …

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Annual Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea

Gold prices plunge to five-year low

Gold plunged to its lowest level in five years on Monday, triggered by heavy selling overnight and signs Chinese demand may be weaker than expected.<p>Prices plunged by as much as $40 an ounce in minutes when Asian markets began trading around 9.30 pm ET on Sunday, before stabilizing in European trade.<p>…

Let’s All Drink Recycled Wastewater (No, Seriously)

High-tech systems filter pathogens and drugs, help conserve water<p>Last month while traveling in California, I was thinking a lot about the drought. Coincidently, I spent a little time at an event at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, and came into contact with folks at the SF …

Husband-and-Wife Team Designs a Better Way to Store Clothes

The EZSTAX is simple, stackable and sustainable<p>Furniture designers have not kept pace with the way we store our clothes—and the sheer amount that we …

Typhoon Nangka likely to strike Japan at an unusually dangerous angle

Typhoon Nangka is about four days away from landfall in Japan, where it will likely affect the heavily urbanized areas of Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima, …

Weather

When Weed Is The Cure: A Doctor's Case for Medical Marijuana

A year and a half ago, Dr. David Casarett did not take medical marijuana very seriously. "When I first started this project, I really thought of medical marijuana as a joke," he tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross.<p>But then the palliative care specialist began to look seriously into the issue, and his mind …

Man caught selling 600kg of drugs online in one of Germany's biggest narcotics raids

The 20-year-old is accused of selling drugs on the dark web including thousands of prescription pills which he would send by post<p>A 20-year-old man arrested in one of Germany’s largest ever drugs raids after selling 600kg of narcotics online from his bedroom in his mother's flat is facing up to 15 …

Selling

Musicians and writers choose their favourite book about music

Viv Albertine<p><b>As Serious as Your Life: John Coltrane and Beyond by Valerie Wilmer (1977)</b><b><br>Blues Legacies and Black Feminism by Angela Davis (1999)</b><p>Val Wilmer was an ordinary English white girl born in the 1940s, who fell in love with jazz and wrote about it professionally from the age of 17. This book …

Books

The clever tactic 2 women are using to grow their startups into successful businesses

When Margo Aaron and Pam Yang met at a networking event in February, it took them less than five minutes to decide they should become "accountability partners."<p>At the time the two were taking the same online course to help launch their marketing and branding businesses, and both felt tapped out …

Fraudster 'Fast Eddie' ordered to pay £13.5m

The self-styled 'Lord' Davenport's fine is over criminal profits he made selling London mansion used for sex parties<p>Fraudster Edward ‘Fast Eddie’ Davenport has been ordered to pay a £13.5m fine over criminal profits he made selling the London mansion that was used for sex parties and as a set for …

11 Musicians’ Doomed Business Ventures That Failed To Set The World Alight

For every Beats by Dre, the monolithic headphone company estimated to have made Dr Dre hip-hop’s first billionaire last year when he partnered with …

Apple patent explains how USB-C will make every other connector obsolete

Apple still hasn’t owned up to inventing USB-C, the brand new connector featured on its 12-inch MacBook — but Apple patents have all but tied the technology to Cupertino. The latest describes how a do-it-all connector that fits USB-C’s description is going to make every other port you’re using …