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The Scientific Way to be More Productive

Try and think about what's really worth your time.<p><b>By Eric Barker</b><p>Before we commence with the festivities, I just wanted to let you know my first book …

Time Management

Old economics is based on false ‘laws of physics’ – new economics can save us

Things are not going well in the world’s richest economies. Most OECD countries are facing their highest levels of income inequality in 30 years, while generating ecological footprints of a size that would require four, five or six planet Earths if every country were to follow suit. These economies …

Economics

We now have the genetic recipe for making tomatoes taste like tomatoes again

The future for tomatoes is looking up<p>Remember when tomatoes didn’t just taste like water? Well, scientists have mapped the entire genome of hundreds of varieties of tomatoes, and identified the genetic traits that make them yummy. Tomato breeders could use this genetic roadmap to create tomatoes …

After a Decade of Research, Microsoft Is Ready to Start Building Quantum Computers

A Different Path<p>Microsoft is making a bigger push toward building a scalable quantum computer, and it’s focusing on a type of qubits it thinks are …

How complaining rewires your brain for negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable -- such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast -- complaining isn't good for you.<p>Your brain loves …

The company behind TurboTax figured out how to prevent birds from crashing into its new building — take a look

But with its newest addition to the Mountain View, California, campus, Intuit shows it can hold its own among neighbors Google, LinkedIn, and Quora.<p>Building 20, completed in October, brings contemporary design and sustainable practices to the HQ — including exterior windows that cleverly prevent …

Tailor Brands raises $4M to have robots design logos for you

For the most part, apps like Prisma depend on curated training sets to impersonate style and apply it to a new context. While this may signal that machine creativity is dead on arrival, we shouldn’t forget that even Picasso needed to attend a showing of African masks before he could push cubism …

Beauty: The Ordinary range of skincare

It’s unlike me to devote a column to one brand, but in this case I feel it’s entirely warranted. The Ordinary range of skincare seems, to me at least, to be based on the concept of generic pharma. This is an industry that, after a drug company’s legal monopoly on its expensive medicine expires, …

Skin Care

Preserving historical buildings: the most sustainable thing is not to build new stuff

After grinding grain since 1897, Sydney’s Crago Flour Mill finally cranked to a halt in the mid 80s. Over the years, this handsome industrial Newtown site became rundown, a dusty labyrinth of rooms sprawled over four buildings.<p>Given the job in 2008 of transforming the mill into 47 strata studios, …

Sustainability

The largest living thing on Earth is mostly hidden from view

The world's largest living thing is even bigger than a blue whale (the largest animal living now).<p>Meet Armillaria ostoyae, or, as it's nicknamed, the Humongous Fungus.<p>It's an organism that covers 2,385 acres (almost 4 square miles) of the Malheur National Forest in Oregon.<p>But it's a lot more …

10 Things To Do For Your Mental Health

Mental Health is what we all strive for on a daily and long term basis. But what can we do to get there? Here are some tips.<p><b>Ten Things to Do for Your Mental Health</b><p>1. <b>Get Enough Sleep</b><p>Sufficient sleep energizes your brain cells, keeps up your motivation for daily life activities, and gives you a more …

Humans Of New York Post Makes A Brilliant Point About Therapy

Hint: It works.<p>If you needed any proof that therapy can change lives, here it is.<p>Humans of New York shared an anonymous story on Monday of a man who served in Afghanistan and has since been diagnosed with PTSD as part of a recently-launched series focusing on veterans who have returned home from …

Scientists Agree—This Is the Healthiest Way to Cook Vegetables

If you've ever felt guilty for cooking food in the microwave rather than the oven or stovetop, a new study suggests this seemingly lazy method has …

Nutrition

The average home has more than 100 kinds of bugs living in it, new study finds

Don't panic, but your house probably has a lot more bugs in it than you think.<p>The average home contains more than 100 different species of flies, spiders, beetles, ants and other bugs — with an even greater variety inside houses in wealthier neighborhoods, according to a new study in Biology …

Retrofitted net-zero energy home in Washington produces double the power it needs

You don't need to build a new house to "go green". The Birchwood home by Sustainable Connections is the first home in Whatcom County, Washington to …

The Real Reason We Love Oral Sex, According to Science

Let's take it back to basics...<p>Why do you engage in oral sex? As foreplay or because you genuinely, really like it?<p>Well, according to a recent study, it looks like there's a lot more science behind why we love oral sex than simply third base leads to fourth base.<p>You've heard we have an innate need …

Greg Jackson's top 10 books to make you a better person

“If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life,” wrote Thoreau, and this is roughly how I feel about the man giving me a book that will make me a better person. I dislike him, and yet here I am risking becoming him. …

Literature

19 projects shortlisted for 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

<b>The 19 shortlisted projects for the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced today.</b> The projects, which were selected by the Master Jury …

An Eater’s Guide to Food Labels

Food packaging isn’t just the shell that protects or contains a product. It’s a powerful miniature billboard—a tool that food producers use to reel in customers.<p>It’s also a document, of sorts, that conveys how a food was produced and whether the government has overseen that process.<p>The problem for …

Agriculture

Dinosaurs weren’t driven to extinction by that meteorite after all

New evidence shows that dinosaurs were dying out 24 million years before bolide impact.<p>It's the most dramatic mass extinction in the history of …

This New Pen Digitises Your Notebooks as You Write in Them

This is so cool.<p>No matter how convenient and easy doing everything online is these days, nothing will replace the feeling of scribbling notes, …

I got a magnet implanted into my finger for science, and it was amazingly weird

<b>This is Episode 14 of Real Future, Fusion’s documentary series about technology and society. More episodes available at realfuture.tv.</b><p>I don't know …

MIT Envisions A Future Without Traffic Lights

Where we’re going, we don’t need signals<p>Intersections are imperfect valves. Car traffic is a haphazard combination of moving bodies, flowing through channels and occasionally stopping to let other streams pass. If you think of traffic, not as people and goods in cars, but as a fluid, it makes no …

‘I see colours you cannot perceive or imagine’

Some women are born with hyper-sensitive eyes that can see the world in ways most of us cannot even imagine. What’s it like to live with this gift?<p>A few years ago, the artist Concetta Antico discovered that she was carrying a genetic mutation that gave her astonishingly sensitive perception of …

Mutations

Three Ways Google Predicts Your Smartphone Will Change The Future Of Work

One Googler explains how machine learning will soon make your smartphone “a much more efficient and decisive problem solver.”<p>When people imagine machine learning, they tend to think about talking cars or humanoid robots–the stuff of sci-fi fantasy, or else dystopian fiction. But machine learning is …

'To-do' lists take the fun out of free time - Futurity

Scheduling might help us keep on track with our daily to-do lists. But when it comes to leisure time, it might be smart to ditch the list.

Productivity

GE wants to use CO2 pollution to make huge solar batteries

Two big problems have been vexing environmental scientists for decades: How to store solar energy for later use, and what to do with CO2 that's been captured and sequestered from coal plants? Scientists from General Electric (GE) could solve both those problems at once by using CO2 as a giant …

Clean Energy

5 Choices You'll Regret Forever | Inc.com

Our days are filled with decisions. Most are mundane, but some are so important that they can haunt you for the rest of your life.<p>A recent study from Columbia University found that we're bogged down by more than 70 decisions a day. The sheer number of decisions we have to make leads to a phenomenon …

Self-improvement

The design of these hangers is solving a problem we didn't know existed

Frustrated with how little space he had in his dorm room closet, Drew Cleaver was motivated to design a solution without changing the closet …