The must-read brain books of 2017 featured persuasion, compulsion, popularity, fear, technology, distraction, and the reasons why we’re capable of so much good and so much evil. The eight books on this
Iceland is cold. But it sits atop one of the world’s hottest underground regions, giving the country the ability to tap into a massive store of geothermal energy held by live volcanoes beneath Icelanders’
WASHINGTON — Russian agents intending to sow discord among American citizens disseminated inflammatory posts that reached 126 million users on Facebook, published more than 131,000 messages on Twitter
Growth is solid around the world, and greater regulation should, in theory at least, make a new banking crisis far less likely. However, it would "take a huge leap of faith to say that crises won't continue
Thirty years ago, with the help of a massive coffee table book, the American wedding theatrical complex was born. There’s a ritual that takes place, several times, during each 22-minute episode of the
WEST YORKSHIRE, England — “Are you [expletive] serious right now?” Lena Headey is incredulous, an amused smile curving lips best known for sneering as Cersei Lannister on “Game of Thrones.” She is piloting
Yes, the placebo effect is all in your mind. And it’s real. Over the last several years, doctors noticed a mystifying trend: Fewer and fewer new pain drugs were getting through double-blind placebo control
Imagine many of the country’s most influential women all gathered together to stand up for gender equality on a national stage. There are stars performing before a massive crowd, Planned Parenthood booths
Gadgets The sleep business has woken up. According to BCC Research analyst Natana Raj, Americans shelled out more than $43 billion on sleep aids and sleep tech in 2016, and that number is on the rise.
Male and Female Entrepreneurs Get Asked Different Questions by VCs — and It Affects How Much Funding They Get
There is an enormous gender gap in venture capital funding in the United States. Female entrepreneurs receive only about 2% of all venture funding, despite owning 38% of the businesses in the country.
“I’m ashamed I didn’t change my behavior until I was forced to do so by circumstance and by others.” Dave McClure, the founding partner of startup incubator 500 Startups, said in a blog post today on that
Their stories came out slowly, even hesitantly, at first. Then in a rush. One female entrepreneur recounted how she had been propositioned by a Silicon Valley venture capitalist while seeking a job with
Many people leave airport security feeling dehumanised, frightened, even violated. How do the officers feel? Edward Schwarzschild decided to find out It was my first shift of on-the-job training as a security
The creator of McMansion Hell on a new strain of modern houses for the masses From busy rooflines to plastic shutters, mismatched windows to four-car garages, the McMansion has dominated the American residential
ARTEM, Russia — On Russia’s eastern rim, where endemic corruption and bureaucratic sloth conspire to hold back the economic dynamism enriching the rest of Asia, a shimmering palace rises from a dark forest