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10 Creative Dads Share How Their Kids Inspire Them

We all know that becoming a parent is a life-changing event—one that turns into a full-time job. There are no breaks or vacations from parenting and life becomes a balancing act, forcing once-childless individuals to think differently, beyond themselves.<p>This idea of constant devotion led us to …

Creativity

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Not Just Memorizing Memorizing: There is A Science Behind Effective Studying

The final days before a big exam can be nerve-wracking, to say the least. Just about every student knows the feeling of being wired on caffeine after pulling an all-nighter cramming all too well. As if that isn't bad enough, the feeling of getting a C or lower can seriously crush your spirits after …

Study Skills

The Latest Science Says Coffee Is Good for You

Researchers finally settle the great coffee debate: Is it better to cut back on your coffee consumption or help yourself to that third cup?<p>There are …

The science of good decision making

Life would be a lot easier if we just knew how to make good decisions. Research shows we all make a lot of bad ones.<p>With careers:<p>More than half of …

Waterford scientists find way to boost good vision

New research suggests that it may be possible to improve the eye sight of people who already have 20/20 vision, just by giving them dietary …

Medical Research

This One Habit Leads to Better Decision Making, Says Science

Fifteen to 35 percent better decision outcomes, more creative problem solving, and persistence are all benefits of this approach.<p>It's impressive how many ways we study decision making. I searched Amazon today for books on decision making: over 90,000 results. The top one is <i>The Decision Book: 50</i> …

This is how you make better decisions, according to science

Life would be a lot easier if we just knew how to make good decisions. Research shows we all make a lot of bad ones, according to Chip Heath's "Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work."<p>With careers:<p>In our jobs:<p>And in our personal lives:<p>We get a lot of sketchy tips based on unreliable …

Career Development

Science: Here's How You Motivate People to Do Really Boring Tasks

Recent research reveals the best way to motivate your team to do donkey work.<p>Every job in the world has boring bits. That's true no matter how impressive the job title or exciting the industry. So as a manager, how do you best motivate your people to slog through the necessary but stultifying …

The Science Is In, And Meditation May Be The Next Big Business Opportunity

Gary Vaynerchuk, the vocal social media entrepreneur, says meditation is going to be the “next big business wave.” And why shouldn’t it be? Increased creativity, improved focus, reduced stress and anxiety and more without breaking a sweat — what’s not to like? If some entrepreneur does find a way …

Banking industry culture primes for cheating, study suggests

Is your banker honest? Not if you remind him of where he works, a new study suggests.<p>Employees of an international bank were more inclined to lie for financial gain if they were thinking about their jobs than if they were thinking about their home life, according to a study published online …

Dash of turmeric with breakfast improves memory

A single gram of turmeric in the morning can improve the memory of people in the very early stages of diabetes who are at risk of cognitive …

How Do Years Of Silence Change Someone?

<i>Part 1 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Quiet. <i>Listen to second part of this story here.</i><p><b>About John Francis's TED Talk</b><p>For almost three decades, John Francis has been a planetwalker, traveling the globe by foot and sail with a silent message of environmental respect and responsibility. For 17 of those …

Is tech transforming language?

Many think texts and tweets are crimes against proper grammar, but linguist Ben Zimmer argues that this misses the point.<p>Texting and social media are often bemoaned as the downfall of the written word – the low standards of grammar and spelling, say many critics, are evidence that English is going …

How To Make Extra-Efficient Solar Panels Using Old Blu-Ray Discs

Blu-ray discs' pretty color actually makes them great at capturing light.<p>You probably don't think of them that way, but Blu-ray discs have a gorgeous color. In fact, the same physics that gives butterfly wings and housefly eyes their iridescent shine are also at work on Blu-ray. All are examples of …

Solar Panels

Rare Anglerfish Caught On Video

An underwater drone recorded the nightmare swimmer.<p>Earlier this month, scientists observed the black seadevil species of anglerfish alive in its natural habitat for the first time.<p>You might recognize this sort of bony monster from <i>Finding Nemo</i>. One of them nearly swallows Marlin and Dory after …

Zoology

Mirrors could replace air conditioning by beaming heat into space

A mirror that sends heat into the frigid expanse of space has been designed by scientists to replace air-conditioning units that keep buildings cool on Earth.<p>Researchers believe the mirror could slash the amount of energy used to control air temperatures in business premises and shopping centres by …

Sad Music Is Depressing; It's Also Healthy and Good for Your Mind

Researchers in Berlin have found listening to downbeat music brings out positive emotions.<p>We all enjoy a bit of sad music every once in a while. Whether it’s sinking into the melancholic soundscapes of ambient artists like Grouper, dampening pillows with snot and the sound of Bright Eyes after …

Ambulance drone can help heart attack victims in under 2 minutes

Drones get a bad rap from the FAA but there’s growing evidence that more unmanned aircraft in the sky would do more good than harm. We’ve already …

The myth of the eight-hour sleep

<b>We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night - but it could be good for you. A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural.</b><p>In the early 1990s, psychiatrist Thomas Wehr conducted an experiment in which a group of people …

Older brains learn plenty, but don’t filter

In a new study, older learners had retained the mental flexibility needed for a visual perception task but were not as good as younger people at …

Bio-Electric-Solar Hybrid Triplane Seeks Backers

Borrowing from aviation’s golden age for our eco-friendly present<p>If completed, the crowdfunded BEHA plane will pair two battery-powered electric turbines with solar panels, wind turbines, and a separate biodiesel engine, to fly through the sky with as small an environmental footprint as possible. …

Wind Power

Left-Handed? Prepare to Earn Less

When our son was born two years ago, my right-handed wife prayed he would be a lefty, because she believed lefties were disproportionately talented. …

Why do we feel tired?

Why do we feel so tired all the time? Head squeeze’s Hannah Fry looks at the reasons modern life might be exhausting us, from irregular bedtimes to blue lights from our phones.<p>While you are thinking about tiredness, here are some more sleep-related questions to ponder:<p>Why exactly do we yawn?<p>Could …