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So You're Smart, But You're Not Rich? This Eye-Opening New Scientific Study Tells You Why

Could there be a reason? Yes, it seems there could.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Don't you look at rich people and find too many of them, well, dull?<p>Don't you listen to rich people and think: "What have they got that I …

Research

Here are some of the ways experts think AI might screw with us in the next five years

Remember: forewarned is forearmed<p>When we talk about the dangers posed by artificial intelligence, the emphasis is usually on the <i>un</i>intended side effects. We worry that we might accidentally create a super-intelligent AI and forget to program it with a conscience; or that we’ll deploy criminal …

Artificial Intelligence

An effortless way to improve your memory

A surprisingly potent technique can boost your short and long-term recall – and it appears to help everyone from students to Alzheimer’s patients.<p>When trying to memorise new material, it’s easy to assume that the more work you put in, the better you will perform. Yet taking the occasional down time …

The Brain

It’s Time To Democratize The Future

In a recent article published in Fast Company magazine entitled “What Faux Futurists Cost The Rest Of Us,” author Liz Alexander asks a vital and …

Walt Disney Company

How to Build Your Own App If You Don't Know How to Code

<i>In our series</i> Getting It<i>, we’ll give you all you need to know to get started with and excel at a wide range of technology, both on and offline. Here,</i> …

Apps

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

Blockchain could solve the next global humanitarian crisis

When one talks about blockchain, the focus is usually on the technological side or on how to apply it to business. Less common, however, is to hear about it in the context of, for example, delivering aid, assisting refugees or helping to achieve one of the Sustainable Development Goals.<p>While …

Blockchain

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

Richard Feynman

This Simple Solution Will Eliminate Tons of Conflict From Your Life | Inc.com

Conflicts. Arguments. Frustrations. Even for all the toughies out there, fighting with companions is never fun. Interpersonal struggles, no matter how minor, are destructive and can eventually come to erode relationships. It happens in marriage, in the workplace, and between friends.<p>But what if you …

Psychology

Huge Human Inequality Study Hints Revolution is in Store for U.S.

Every society has a tipping point.<p>There’s a common thread tying together the most disruptive revolutions of human history, and it has some scientists …

Anthropology

The $140 productivity app that’s managed my life for the past decade

I have a strange obsession with optimizing my life for peak productivity. Part of it is the dopamine hit that comes with a task well completed. But what brings me even more joy is the creation of the perfect Rube Goldberg machine to deflect, swat, and conquer everything the information economy has …

Productivity

Sunken 8th continent reveals its buried secrets

A journey to plumb the remote ocean depths has revealed that Earth does indeed have an eighth continent.<p>A nine-week voyage took scientists from around the world to drill and explore the seafloor off New Zealand and Australia. They found evidence of land-based fossils, revealing that the ancient …

Earth Science

Hate practicing? This brain hack could help you improve memory and learn faster.

Most tasks get easier with repetition. Whether it’s wrangling data in Excel, public speaking or cramming facts for a big meeting, any sort of tricky …

The Brain

The great nutrient collapse

The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention.<p>Irakli Loladze is a mathematician by training, but he was in a biology lab when he encountered the puzzle that would change his life. It was in 1998, and Loladze was studying for his Ph.D. at …

Princeton University

The Secret to Happiness Is 10 Specific Behaviors | Inc.com

<i>Listen to this song while you read</i><i>? It's a beaut.</i><p>Despite happiness being a primary human motivation, only one in three Americans say they're very happy.<p>Several years ago in an interview with Conan O'Brien, Louis C. K. tells of flying on a newly equipped Wi-Fi airplane. He was amazed by the new …

Happiness

New solar panel integrates battery storage, inverter, and smart software into a single unit

<b>This startup is reinventing the solar panel, and aims to cut the cost of integrating clean power and energy storage to homes by half.</b><p>Home solar has …

The big problem with one of the most popular assumptions about the poor

In the late 1960s, Walter Mischel, a researcher at Stanford University, invited several hundred children to participate in a game in which they were given a choice: They could eat one sweet right away, or wait and have two a little later. Initially, the goal was simple: to see how and why people …

Psychology

Free will illusory, brain tricks us into thinking choices are conscious – Yale study

Will I drink tea or coffee? Should I take an umbrella with me? What if I buy this now even though pay day's in a week? There are so many choices that …

Your Water Heater Can Become A High-Power Home Battery

No need to rely on the Tesla Powerwall<p>Although wind and solar energy are growing in popularity, storing that clean energy costs a lot of money. If consumers wanted to keep their green energy in Tesla's Powerwall home battery, for example, they would have to shell out $3,500. That may be why Tesla …

Want Solar Panels on Your Roof? Here's What You Need to Know

A handy reference for navigating an emerging industry.<p>The newness of mainstream consumer solar power poses a challenge. If you want to buy a car, for instance, there are plenty of people who’ve done it and can tell you how the process works. Putting solar panels on your roof costs as much as a car, …