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14 Principles of Improved Brain Health

Let's get to work building a strong and healthy brain that is resilient against brain diseases, memory loss, and cognitive impairment.<p><i>Adapted from</i> …

The Brain

This revolutionary pill expands to stay in your stomach for multiple days

Imagine something trapped in your stomach that can’t get out, because you put it there willfully.<p>That’s the idea behind this new “ultra long-acting oral drug delivery” system that has been developed in collaboration between a team of MIT scientists and healthcare company Lyndra. It tries to solve a …


Australia’s hypersonic plane for a new space race

It’s been a long time since Australia was a player in space exploration. One man wants to change that – with the help of a plane that travels five times the speed of sound.<p>On 28 October 1971, the bullet-shaped Black Arrow rocket blasted into the clear sky over the desert plain at Woomera in …


20 smart ways to save electricity

Turn off the burner a little early<p>Use a fan<p>Use a smarter bulb<p>Use motion to stop waste<p>Install a dimmer<p>Use this thing to save a bundle on your electricity bill<p>Tap your circuit breaker for information<p>Go cold and wash smarter<p>Stop standby waste<p>Get a programmable thermostat<p>Check your thermostat …

Home Automation

Scientists finally know what caused a mysterious fog to kill 12,000 people in London in 1952

The event in question is the "killer fog" that hit London for several days in 1952. First appearing on 5 December, it lifted four days later with an estimated death toll of at least 12,000 people, with around 150,000 hospitalisations and thousands of undocumented animal deaths. Although the Clean …


How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable, According to a Green Beret

7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation.<p>In the …


6 Bad Habits You Need to Give Up to Be Healthy

We all want to be healthier (and happier), but sometimes our busy lifestyle pushes our personal well-being down the list of priorities (even if we …

Teaching Critical Thinking: A Metacognitive Approach

<b>William W. Wilen and John Arul Phillips</b> <br>A primary goal of social studies is to prepare students to make informed decisions on public and political …

Car Tech