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How Money Screws with Your Morals

Learn the key to being a more honest man—while still pulling in a big paycheck<p>Money probably isn’t the root of all evil. But it can definitely lead to some wicked behavior, shows a new study from Harvard Business School.<p>When people were primed to think about money, 88 percent cheated and kept funds …

7 Tips to Sleep Better Without Medication

When it comes to sleep, this is one tired nation.<p>According to the CDC, between 35 and 45 percent of Americans unintentionally fell asleep during the day at least once in the past month and nearly 5 percent fell asleep while driving during the past month. And these are just the ones who admit it. …

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The changing face of psychology

In 1959, an American researcher named Ted Sterling reported something disturbing. Of 294 articles published across four major psychology journals, 286 had reported positive results – that is, a staggering 97% of published papers were underpinned by statistically significant effects. Where, he …

Economic gap between London and other cities widening, report claims

The economic gap between London and the rest of the country is getting bigger with ten times more private sector jobs created in the capital than any other UK city since 2010, research found<p>London is "sucking" talent from the rest of Britain as the economic recovery sees the prosperity gap between …

Software Accurately Predicts Books' Popularity By Analyzing Their Sentences

"I'll never agree! That's worse than being a slave in prison," Ella glared as she went out the door.<p>Maybe this is something we can apply to Popular Science posts? A team of computer scientists has developed software that's able to predict whether a book will be popular based on its writing style, …

Volkswagen's luxury car brands post record sales

<b>Volkswagen's luxury brands - Porsche, Audi and Bentley - have posted record sales helped by new model launches and a recovery in the global car market.</b><p>Porsche's deliveries jumped 15%, Audi's 8.3% and Bentley posted a growth of 19% in 2013, from a year earlier.<p>Demand for luxury cars has been growing …

China exports, trade surplus miss forecasts

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — China’s exports and trade surplus for December missed forecasts Friday, though the markets appeared to take the results …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

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Can I increase my brain power?

What happens when you attach several electrodes to your forehead, connect them via wires to a nine-volt battery and resistor, ramp up the current and send an electrical charge directly into your brain? Most people would be content just to guess, but last summer a 33-year-old from Alabama named …

Engineer Recalls Past Life, Near Death Experience: Materialism and the Divine

In my childhood and adolescence, I had extraordinary experiences I could not explain. I didn’t dare to tell others, fearing ridicule from people with …

First Aid

Does reading actually change the brain? - Futurity

After reading a novel, actual changes linger in the brain, at least for a few days, report researchers.

Neuroscience

This Is Your Brain on Gluten

A No. 1 bestseller by a respected physician argues that gluten and carbohydrates are at the root of Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. What to make of the controversial theory?<p>“If you could make just three simple changes in your life to prevent, or even reverse, memory loss and …

Would you take smart drugs to perform better at work?

Drugs that boost brainpower are increasingly being taken by healthy people to study or work harder. Could this become the norm, or a condition of employment?<p>Would you let your child get on a bus driven by someone on mind-altering drugs? What about having an operation conducted by a surgeon taking …

The Brain

A Pen That 3-D Prints Bone Right Onto Patients

The device could eventually let surgeons apply stem cells more directly<p>One of the greatest promises of 3-D printing is that we'll one day be able to print organs on-demand. Need a new liver? There it is, at the push of a button.<p>Anticipating that future, scientists from the University of Wollongong …

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Can women get sex whenever they like?

It's Christmas – the season for making merry, going out and, if you're single, trying to snog people under the mistletoe before the pubs close. So I thought it would be a good time to look at one of the oldest assumptions in the Men vs Women book: can women get sex whenever they want, while men are …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

Brain Stimulation May Induce the Human Will to Persevere

One epilepsy patient reported a flushing in his chest and described a feeling of determinedness, like getting ready to drive through a storm. A …

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche

As hardy perennials go, there is little to beat that science hacks' favourite: the hard-wiring of male and female brains. For more than 30 years, I have seen a stream of tales about gender differences in brain structure under headlines that assure me that from birth men are innately more rational …

'Determination' can be induced by electrical brain stimulation

Doctors in the US have induced feelings of intense determination in two men by stimulating a part of their brains with gentle electric currents.<p>The men were having a routine procedure to locate regions in their brains that caused epileptic seizures when they felt their heart rates rise, a sense of …

The View from Up Here: Babies Learn Faster in High Chairs

Playing with those sweet potatoes again? Mashing that avocado like it’s a piece of playdough? All that gooey, messy fun could help babies learn words for things that aren’t solid.<p>Researchers have long known that babies learn language first by naming objects – table, chair, doggie, and so on. They …

Parenting

Prima Cinema Brings First-Run Movies To Your Home

I’ll be honest, I’m not a fan of going to the movies. It seems like every time I go, someone not only “forgets” to put their phone on silent, but <i>actually answers it</i>. At some point, I feel my Hulk-like rage will spill over and the result will be… unpleasant.<p>Not to mention that at $17+ dollars per …

Working gun made with 3D printer

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/975000/975970_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524679897_32f6f62ad16a65ebaa05e0d7acc52d60<p><b>The world's first gun made with 3D printer technology has been successfully fired in the US.</b><p>The controversial group which created the firearm, Defense …