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15 Habits That Will Totally Transform Your Productivity

From decluttering your desk to letting yourself complain, these 15 easy behavior changes can change how much you accomplish each day.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>People who manage to get a lot accomplished each day aren’t …

Productivity

What happens if your pilot falls ill during a flight

You're in your airline seat, cruising comfortably and getting into your in-flight movie, when you hear an announcement asking for a passenger with …

One gender is more likely to suffer from insomnia because of genetics

Women are known to suffer more from sleep disturbances, partly thanks to raising young children and hormonal fluctuations. But it turns out there’s also a genetic reason for exhaustion in women.<p>A study of data on 7,500 male and female twins found that women have a higher genetic risk of developing …

Sleep

Khan Academy brings its free learning to Android

Online education platforms are rapidly gaining in popularity as more and more people revel in the idea of learning just about anything - from sciences to the arts, all from the comfort of their own homes. Khan Academy, the non-profit educational organization that works towards providing a …

Book sales hang on as e-books wither

Remember a few years ago how everyone thought that what happened to CD’s would happen to books, that digital replacements would basically kill those …

Penguin Random House

Paraplegic man walks with own legs again

American man, 26, completes 3.5-metre course thanks to computer system that reroutes signals from his brain to electrodes on his knees<p>A man who lost the use of his legs to a spinal cord injury has walked again after scientists rerouted signals from his brain to electrodes on his knees. The …

Brainwaves

Meet North Korea's UK fan club: 'they have their own way of doing things'

In a rare interview, the chair of Friends of Korea claims he found affinity with the DPRK through classical music, but is reluctant to talk human rights<p>In a small, nondescript room, two pristine photos have been ceremoniously hung up on a red-draped screen: one, of the eternal president Kim …

North Korea

Some ants are lucky: Their job is being lazy - Futurity

Some ants spend most of their time at rest and scientists aren't sure why. "They could be avoiding work, or just be unaware that work needs to be …

What is a supermoon lunar eclipse?

On September 27, the moon will enter a phase called the supermoon lunar eclipse - find out what it means with this animation<p>Nasa has released a video to explain an upcoming cosmic display that has only happened four times in the last century.<p>On September 27 2015 the moon will enter a phase called …

Supersonic stars reveal Milky Way’s heart

Harvard astronomers want to examine the radio waves from supersonic stars at the Milky Way’s core, to learn more about this hidden region of …

Fidgeting Can Cancel Out the Bad Effects of Sitting All Day

An ever-growing body of research is showing that being sedentary and sitting for long periods of time are linked to poor health consequences, …

The Grassroots Campaign to Slow Down Traffic in the U.K.

The push for 20 mph speed limits has reached millions of residents.<p>More than 15 million people in the United Kingdom are now living in communities where the speed limit is 20 miles per hour. That’s out of a total population of just about 64 million.<p>We’re not just talking about quaint country …