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China Opens 1-Kilometer Long Solar Road

<b>Published on</b> December 30th, 2017 | <i>by Steve Hanley</i><p>0<p>December 30th, 2017 by <b>Steve Hanley</b><p>China has opened a 1-kilometer long solar road in Jinan, the …

Video game addiction will become a recognized mental health disorder in 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) has included “gaming disorder” in a draft of its upcoming 11th International Classification of Diseases—a book used by researchers and doctors to track and diagnose disease—describing it as “a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour” that may include …

Mental Health

This Might Make You Rethink Getting a Tattoo

When you think about the health risks of getting a tattoo, problems that reveal themselves right away come to mind—like infections and allergic …

Want to live to 100? Eat more of this 'magical' food

Do you want to live to be 100-years-old? The answer probably depends on knowing how well you'd feel during those later years.<p>While there's no …

The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates

<i>This story was co-published with NPR’s Shots blog.</i>The box of prescription drugs had been forgotten in a back closet of a retail pharmacy for so long …

Pharma

The stunning photographs of Irving Penn are some of the 20th century’s best

The master photographer has a new retrospective at the Met<p>When you spend 60 years making pictures every day, you get pretty damn good at it. Take …

Meet the Female Street Artist Painting Larger-Than-Life Feminist Goddesses

Julieta XLF paints whimsical figures, often entwined with nature, that seem larger than life.<p>The moment you see a giant woman painted on a wall surrounded by nature, it might seem like you've jumped headfirst into a mythical world. But these are the works of Julia Silla, a.k.a. Julieta XLF. Her …

What If Cosmic Inflation Is Wrong?

All scientific ideas, no matter how accepted or widespread they are, are susceptible to being overturned. For all the successes any idea may have, it only takes one experiment or observation to falsify it, invalidate it, or necessitate that it be revised. Beyond that, every scientific idea or model …

Physics

This Israeli startup has a battery that can charge an electric car in 5 minutes

Israel’s StoreDot has done a lot of interesting stuff with battery technology, but what it’s demonstrating today at CUBE Tech Fair in Berlin is for the history books.<p>The company is launching its new FlashBattery technology, which promises to allow you to charge an electric car in just five …

Electric Vehicles

New Device Cleans Air, Produces Energy, Runs On Light

Turns out, air pollution is good for something — making energy.<p>Belgian researchers have developed a device that runs on light, cleans the air and …

This simple daily habit will raise your IQ by 23 percent, according to neuroscience

In less than the time it takes you to have breakfast, you could be raising your intelligence. Sound too good to be true? You might want to read …

Meditation

You weren’t bad at math — you just weren’t looking at it the right way

What does mathematics look like to you? Do you see a wondrous landscape filled with connected ideas, or a sprawling mess of symbols? The distinction matters a great deal, because your mathematical worldview is inextricably tied to your success in the subject.<p>We are all familiar with the …

Mathematics

The 19 Best Places to Catch the Great American Solar Eclipse

Nantahala National Forest, North Carolina<p>The vast wilderness of this forest covering the mountains and valleys of southwestern North Carolina falls …

Cryogenically frozen brains will be 'woken up' and transplanted in donor bodies within three years, claims surgeon

People who have had their brains cryogenically frozen could be 'woken up' within three years, a pioneering Italian surgeon has claimed.<p>Professor Sergio Canavero, Director of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, is aiming to carry out the first human head transplant within 10 months and then …

Medicine

101 Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

6 Personality Tests That Will Actually Help You Learn About Yourself

<i>For many of us, 2016 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2017! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>Humans have a weird desire for self-awareness, even …

Scientists develop drug that 'could cure HIV and Aids'

Scientists have developed a drug they hope could lead to a cure for HIV and Aids.<p>Reseachers in Israel have identified a protein they claim can reduce …

Inside Magic Leap, The Secretive $4.5 Billion Startup Changing Computing Forever

The hottest ticket in tech is an invitation to a banal South Florida business park, indistinguishable on the outside from countless other office buildings that dot America’s suburban landscape. Inside, it’s a whole different story. A different reality, in fact. Humanoid robots walk down the halls, …

Augmented Reality

How Lucid Dreaming Can Improve Your Motor Skills

Mental training is arguably as important as physical fitness. That argument is gaining strength as a growing body of literature unravels the …

Why Adult Bunk Beds Are a Design Do

Studio Lifestyle transforms a basic bedroom into a fun guest room with one seriously unexpected detail<p>When the client decided to remodel her guest bedroom, West Hollywood design firm Studio Lifestyle removed the existing king bed and installed adult-size bunk beds instead. The owner—a well-known …

Plug and 3D-Print With the Makerbot Replicator+

You'll be printing in minutes.<p>Despite all the hype over the past several years, 3D printing has yet to become a must-have household item. The new Replicator+ from Makerbot is a step in the right direction, introducing 3D printing to newbies and satisfying the technical demands of …

9 tech skills that pay over $163,500 and are in demand

by Julie Bort<p>More than 6.7 million Americans work in the tech industry today and close to 200,000 tech jobs were added in 2015 alone, researchers say.<p>…

Employment

Chemists accidentally turn carbon dioxide to ethanol in breakthrough study

In a fortuitous turn of events, researchers in Tennessee have turned carbon dioxide into ethanol in what they’re calling a "new twist to …

Carbon Dioxide

‘My Country Accepts Me as a Woman’

Hillary Clinton was the force behind a little-known breakthrough in transgender rights. So why doesn’t she talk about it?<p>Jackie Richter is the foul-mouthed, frank-talking owner of Heels and Hardhats, a small construction company near Rockford, Illinois. For almost half a century, she lived as a …

LGBTQI

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

Wellness

People are falling in love with a simple productivity system that just uses pen and paper

I’m one of those people who is constantly testing out new productivity apps in the hopes that <i>this</i> is the technology that will transform my life for good. Each new app promises to make me more efficient than the last.<p>But I’ve never been able to find a method that quite beats the flexibility and …

Productivity

The North Face's New Backpack Pops Wide Open With a Button Push For Easy Stuffing

Trying to hurriedly stuff a backpack with everything you need before heading out the door is made difficult when you don’t have a free hand to hold …

64 places you can learn to code online for free

This way, you can discover what you like (and more importantly don't) before financially investing in a certain set of courses.<p>However, there are so many free resources, classes, and books to pick from! It's easy to become overwhelmed. (Ever hear of too much of a good thing?!)<p>To make things easier, …

Computer Science

6 golden rules to learn anything in record time

The speed at which we learn anything can determine the quality of our lives.<p>Imagine if you could pick up that skill you’ve always wanted to learn, in a matter of months versus years. How would that affect your life?<p>Countless learning experts and researchers have shown us that it is possible to …

How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Template | Inc.com

Creating a business plan is the first and most crucial step to building a successful company.<p>"A business plan is important because it communicates to everyone involved in the organization what the goals are, and how management plans to get there," says Drew Starbird, a professor of operations …

Small Business