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A surefire cure for burnout? Play

Feeling burned out? Plagued by anxiety?<p>Try some improv. Throw a Frisbee around with a friend. Organize a pickup softball game.<p>Charlie Hoehn got rid of his anxiety and sense of being burned out through play. And the Austin, Tex.-based author believes you can also reverse some of the imbalance in …

Tim Ferriss

Researchers say Neanderthals were not our dimwitted inferiors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - No offense, but your ancestors probably were no brighter than a Neanderthal.<p>That’s the message a pair of researchers delivered on Wednesday after analyzing archaeological evidence detailing the capabilities of Neanderthals, our closest extinct human relative, compared to the …

The Month In Plagues: A Deadly Fungus, Genetically-Engineered Mosquitoes, And More

Here are some links on infestations, contagions, and controls from around the web this past month. Have more? Add them in the comments.<p><b>In outbreak news</b><p>The Guinea Ebola epidemic got a lot of press this month. Doctor’s Without Boarders reportedly said the scale of the outbreak is “unprecedented.” …

'Mean Girls' In Science

Scientists seem to love this movie, which is 10 years old today. They refer to it all the time in scientific papers.<p>It's the tenth anniversary of the release of <i>Mean Girls</i>. We love that movie! Scientists apparently do, too. I did a Google Scholar search of the phrase and found dozens of books and …

Nanowires three atoms wide could lead to paper-thin gadgets

What's that odd shape, you ask? That's the world's thinnest nanowire -- and it could be the key to a future wave of flexible devices. In blasting single-layered, semiconducting materials with an electron beam, Vanderbilt University student Junhao Lin has created wires that measure just three atoms …

Physicists discover how to change the crystal structure of graphene

A University of Arizona-led team of physicists has discovered how to change the crystal structure of graphene, more commonly known as pencil lead, …

Stem Cells Regenerate Heart Muscle in New Study

Injections of human stem cells can replace dead heart tissue in monkeys, spurring the growth of muscle patches 10 times larger than ever before. The technique may one day help treat heart failure in humans.<p><b>On any given day, approximately 3000 Americans</b> have their names on a waiting list to receive …

Stem Cells

Experimental Technique Coaxes Muscles Destroyed By War To Regrow

Ron Strang was on patrol in Afghanistan when a primitive land mine exploded.<p>"When it went off, it came across the front of my body," Strang says. Though he survived the blast, his left leg was never the same. Shrapnel destroyed most of the muscle on his left thigh. He used to run, swim and hike. …

Want Success? Surround Yourself With People Who Challenge Your Thinking

Are you feeling uninspired and stuck? Perhaps it's the people around you. Here are five ways to get people to challenge and inspire you to success.<p>It's nice to have people around who support you and are of like mind. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow a certain level of relaxation. …

Leadership

The Perfect Office - Hand of the King Flash Drive, Parrot ZIK Headphones and Office Ideas

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …

Gear & Gadgets

Spectacular Natural Phenomenon: Indonesian Volcano Emits Glowing Blue Liquid

Erupting volcanoes are a spectacular experience that very few people actually witness in person. The dangerous environments and amazing natural phenomenon is most preferably viewed from great distances. However, photographer Olivier Grunewald finds the up-close exploration of volcanoes to be an …

Amazing

Margaret MacMillan: How today is like the period before the First World War

Margaret MacMillan is a historian and professor at Oxford University, and a leading expert on the causes and outcomes of the First World War. Her new book is <i>The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914</i>. The Globe spoke to her by phone in Oxford.<p><i>The War That Ended Peace</i> is one of five books nominated …

Big Bang Discovery Opens Doors to the "Multiverse"

Gravitational waves detected in the aftermath of the Big Bang suggest one universe just might not be enough.<p>Bored with your old dimensions—up and down, right and left, and back and forth? So tiresome. Take heart, folks. The latest news from Big Bang cosmologists offers us some relief from our …

Dark Matter

Tribute to Richard Dawkins: We Are Going to Die

Richard Dawkins