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Make a copy of this common office plant

Multiply by dividing.<p>Your cubicle could use some greenery. Having plants in the office can make workers happy and relaxed. Many indoor plants also act as natural air filters, removing polluting compounds from the air. Plants: They work as hard as you do.<p>When looking for something to freshen up your …

Plants

The Workout You Need to Do If You Sit All Day

It’s no surprise that sitting all day does some undesirable things to our bodies. Research has linked excessive sitting with an elevated risk for …

Muscle

How Harley-Davidson Used Artificial Intelligence to Increase New York Sales Leads by 2,930%

It was winter in New York City and Asaf Jacobi’s Harley-Davidson dealership was selling one or two motorcycles a week. It wasn’t enough.<p>Jacobi went for a long walk in Riverside Park and happened to bump into Or Shani, CEO of an AI firm, Adgorithms. After discussing Jacobi’s sales woes, Shani, …

Rice was first farmed in China 9400 years ago

Scientists have argued for years about when rice, which now feeds more than half of the world's population, was first domesticated. A new study …

Handwashing with cold water just as good as hot water for killing bacteria

Many of us have been taught from an early age that washing our hands with hot water and soap is crucial for keeping germs at bay. The United States …

Google’s ability to understand language is nearly equivalent to humans

Google’s machine learning software can recognize human voices with 95 percent accuracy.<p>Google’s voice recognition software is nearing human-level accuracy, Mary Meeker said in her annual Internet Trends Report, delivered at the <b>Code</b> <b>Conference</b> today at the Terranea Resort in California.<p>Google is now …

How Dr Seuss could simplify boring, wordy documents

Bank of England staff read the children’s classics to learn how to get their message across. Who else would benefit from a little Seussification?<p>Dame Nemat Shafik, former deputy governor of the Bank of England, surprised an audience at the Hay festival over the weekend when she said that Dr Seuss …

Teachers must ditch 'neuromyth' of learning styles, say scientists

Eminent academics from worlds of neuroscience, education and psychology voice concerns over popularity of method<p>Teaching children according to their individual “learning style” does not achieve better results and should be ditched by schools in favour of evidence-based practice, according to …

Learning

Scientists create time crystals, a rule-bending new form of matter

A new phase of matter, called a time crystal, has been created and observed for the first time. In a regular crystal, the atoms are arranged in a …

Scientists have confirmed a brand new phase of matter: time crystals

For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals — strange crystals that have an atomic structure that repeats not just in space, but in time, putting them in constant oscillation without energy.<p>Now it's official — researchers have just reported in …

Quantum Physics

5 Tips for Being More Productive at Work Based on Your Personality

Some work days you feel like you’re checking off every single thing on your to-do list — like a boss. Other days, you’re sitting in a dozen snooze-worthy meetings, wondering when exactly you’re going to tackle the piles of work you need to finish by the end of the day. (Hint: Try these alternatives …

The No-Soil, Zero-Maintenance Method for Growing Houseplants

We've finally found a solution for people who love houseplants, but don't love when their feline roommates treat the fiddle leaf fig like their own …

Plants

Handle for Gmail Brings Your Email, To-Dos, and Calendar Together

Chrome/iOS: Handle is the productivity add-on that Google should have made. It seamlessly combines emails, to-do lists, and calendars to make Gmail …

Astronomers just discovered one of the most massive objects in the universe hiding behind the Milky Way

Through the thick fog of our own galaxy, astronomers have spotted an ultimate prize: one of the largest known structures in the universe.<p>Called the Vela supercluster, the newly discovered object is a massive group of several galaxy clusters, each one containing hundreds or thousands of galaxies.<p>"I …

Universe

The Capable Man: 3 Important Lifestyle and Self-Improvement Tips

Have you ever thought about what makes a real alpha-male? We can all agree that a paycheck, a driver’s license and shaving each morning before work …

Ant species cultivates coffee for accommodation

Scientists on the island of Fiji have discovered a type of ant that plants, fertilizes and guards its own coffee crops. The industrious creatures …

Ants

Space Archaeologist Sarah Parcak Uses Satellites to Uncover Ancient Egyptian Ruins

Sarah Parcak is an Egyptologist, but her lab is more Silicon Valley than Valley of the Kings: sleek desks, beanbag chairs, bountiful snacks and a row …

Archaeology

Immigration issues and a sense of home

A Christian Science perspective: A spiritual view of home and the peace it brings.<p>Immigration is a hot-button issue worldwide. In US politics, it’s …

How to Write a Simple Macro in Microsoft Excel

This wikiHow teaches how to create simple macros for Excel spreadsheets.<p>Quick Summary<p>1. Enable macros.<br>2. Click the <b>Developer</b> tab.<br>3. Click <b>Record …

How Ancient Civilizations Fathomed The Unfathomable

The Mayans, Eastern Indians, and other ancient cultures knew things (celestial mechanics, perspectives on quantum physics, architecture, etc.) that to us seem unimaginable for those times. How could they have possibly known those things? Where did their knowledge come from? Could there be an …

Ancient Civilization

The Ultimate Virtual Reality Buyer's Guide

<b>Correction appended Friday, Oct. 14.</b><p>On some level or another, virtual reality technology has been around for decades. But this year is the first time …

Fat or thin: can the bacteria in our gut affect our eating habits and weight?

<i>Our gut does more than help us digest food; the bacteria that call our intestines home have been implicated in everything from our mental health and</i> …

How to Learn Something and Actually Retain It

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

The World’s Most Stable Currency Is Backed by Carbon

Popular Science Blogs<p>Nexus Media News<p>Meet the man behind the eco-friendly digital dollar.<p>Even casual viewers of Fox News have seen commercials for companies like Goldline.com. You send them money. They send you gold. It’s a smart pitch to the network’s core daytime audience of people who worry that …

Fossil Fuels

Fasting could prevent aging and transform your body, but it goes against everything we think of as healthy

For his breakfast on July 11, 1966, 27-year-old Scotsman Angus Barbieri ate a boiled egg, a slice of bread with butter, and a cup of black coffee. It was the first food he'd eaten in 382 days.<p>According to a report published in the Chicago Tribune, the next day he told a reporter, "I thoroly [sic] …

Holistic Medicine

11 Collectible Facts About Hot Wheels

An estimated 41 million people have played with them. They vary in price from $1 to more than $100,000. They can zip along orange trackways at speeds …

Successful Women Aren't Afraid of Doing This One Thing at Work

As the saying goes, "life begins at the end of your comfort zone." Unsurprisingly, life and learning go hand-in-hand, as was recently discussed in an …

You Have a Second Brain

We're controlled by more than just our thoughts.<p>Your brain is made up of billions of neurons that are constantly firing electrical signals back and …

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

United Parcel Service