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9 Annoying Habits to Banish From Your Life Now

People will want to spend more time with you when you do.<p>Whether it's a friend or family member, the people in your life are not perfect. And frankly, neither are you. Here are several abundantly common behaviors which don't do anyone any good. If any of these habits are yours, the time to stop is …

Self-help

Value of London flats slashed by Grenfell-style cladding

Home in New Capital Quay, Greenwich, worth £50,000 rather than £475,000, owner told<p>A homeowner in a housing complex in London with Grenfell-type cladding has been told the value of her £475,000 home has collapsed and is now just £50,000.<p>Galliard Homes, the developer of the 11-block complex in New …

Housing

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Entertainment

World Club Dome announces the world's first zero-gravity rave

To boldly go where no DJ has been before...<p>World Club Dome has announced the world's first (that we know of) zero gravity rave featuring some of the …

JPMorgan says everyone should read these 11 books this summer

The books includes titles such as "Rethink: The Surprising History of New Ideas" and "Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World," as well as authors such as Sheryl Sandberg and Michael Bloomberg.<p>"This year's selections are diverse and thought-provoking non-fiction titles, …

Foreign Policy

15 best items for those who are obsessed with outer space

Outer space is a polarizing concept. Some people are terrified, while others can't get enough.<p>Consider this a little tribute to those of you who are …

What Does A Quantum Explosion Look Like?

No one knows–because neither the human eye or brain is equipped to see it. That’s where art comes in.<p>There’s an invisible world that operates all around us, but we can’t see it. It’s a world composed of particles smaller than an atom, like protons, neutrons, and electrons. The way in which it …

31 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted by a number of pediatricians shows for …

Books

College students almost engineer controversial gene drive

It’s a technology that scientists say could fundamentally alter entire populations.<p>The Pentagon has expressed alarm about what terrorists might do …

Genetics

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented today at the …

A new dam is threatening one of the Middle East's most biodiverse regions

JANNAH, Lebanon — At the bottom of a lush valley between rocky peaks of Mount Lebanon, strawberry farmer John Abu Akar may be the last man standing …

Why You Shouldn’t Want To Always Be Happy

In the 1990s, a psychologist named Martin Seligman led the positive psychology movement, which placed the study of human happiness squarely at the …

Happiness

The coming CRISPR revolution

Perfect eyesight. Curing cancer. Designer babies. Super-soldiers. Because of CRISPR, genetic engineering might make tinkering with life as easy as …

‘No Man’s Sky’ is so huge — and popular — players found 10 million virtual species in one night

By Ben Guarino<p>, Reporter<p>In a March 2007 TED talk, Edward O. Wilson, the Harvard University scientist famous for studying ants, took to the stage to plead for what he described as a biological moonshot: a catalogue of all the known life forms on the planet.<p>“I wish we will work together to help …

No Man's Sky

Live From The International Space Station!

The International Space Station (ISS) is a habitable satellite that was launched on October 31 2000 and has had continued human occupation ever …

The 18 best science movies and shows streaming on Netflix right now

From shows that delve into the tasty science of gastronomy to those that unmask the mysterious depths of the ocean, there's no shortage of mind-expanding titles to indulge in.<p>But there's a downside to all of that choice: It's <i>a lot</i> to choose from.<p>I polled the Tech Insider team and came up with 18 of …

Streaming

A River of Trash Is Flowing Through Beirut

This is awful.<p>A literal pile of trash is snaking its way through parts of Beirut, Lebanon's capital city, stretching for hundreds of metres and …

11 Tweaks to Your Morning Routine Will Make Your Entire Day More Productive

How you start your day has a huge impact on your energy and self-control. Dr. Travis Bradberry provides 11 great ways to break bad habits and start your day off right.<p>I don't know anyone who couldn't use a little boost in energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently …

Holly Holm Comments on Ronda Rousey Rematch, Hopes to Fight Before UFC 200

UFC women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm ascended to superstardom by knocking out Ronda Rousey at UFC 193, but she may have wound up ruining her rhythm in the process.<p>Commenting on her expected rematch with Rousey at UFC 200, Holm seemed concerned about her potential lengthy layoff, according …

Here's Why Eating When You Should Be Sleeping Can Cause Problems For Your Brain

It's not just your waistline that suffers.<p>Whether you've woken up in the middle of the night and treated yourself to a midnight snack, or decided to …

Anti 'sweet tooth' hormone discovered by scientists

A hormone which switches off the preference for sugary foods has been found by scientists<p>A cure for sugar cravings is a major step nearer after scientists identified a hormone which suppresses a "sweet tooth".<p>Researchers say their findings, published online in the journal Cell Metabolism, could …

Nicola Sturgeon and Ruth Davidson joke about kissing David Cameron under the mistletoe this Christmas

The leader of the Scottish National Party referred to a recent meeting with the prime minister in which she contracted a sudden cold<p>Scottish politicians from opposing political parties have joked about kissing David Cameron under the mistletoe this Christmas, during the last first minister's …

Researchers discover a universal law of superconductivity

The immutable laws that govern our universe – such as those that reign over the observable world in classical mechanics and those that rule the …

The race to create Elon Musk’s Hyperloop heats up

There’s a future we’ve seen in science fiction for so long it almost seems like the past: people whisked from one place to another inside tube trains …

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …

Science has spoken: ending a text with a full stop makes you a monster

A new study suggests that people who finish messages with full stops are perceived as insincere. Let’s not get started on the creeps who put a nose in smiley faces<p>Ending your text messages with a full stop, science has confirmed, is against God and against nature. A Binghamton University research …

How Germany Reacted to Angela Merkel as TIME's Person of the Year

The reaction in Germany to TIME’s choice of Chancellor Angela Merkel as 2015’s Person of the Year ranged from delight to disappointment on …

TIME Person of the Year 2015: Angela Merkel

Fairy tales are where you find them, but any number seem to begin in the dark German woods where Angela Merkel spent her childhood.<p>The girl who would …

The 100 Greatest Innovations Of 2015

Every December, Popular Science honors the 100 greatest innovations of the year. Brilliant, revolutionary, and bound to shape the future—these are the Best of What’s New.

University of Washington