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Here’s the best way to guess correctly on a multiple choice test

Often, you’ll hear people say that you should “trust your instincts” when making decisions. But are first instincts always the best?<p>Psychological research has shown many times that no, they are often no better—and in many cases worse—than a revision or change. Despite enormous popular belief that …

Critical Thinking

Amazon Vs. Hachette: Fewer Middlemen Equals A Better World

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Josh is a Venture Partner investing in technology start-ups at Sigma West. Josh was the fourth employee at global online freelancer marketplace oDesk, where he was in charge of sales, marketing, product marketing and business development.</i><p>By now everyone is well aware of the ongoing …

Deus Ex Machina Grievous Angel Motorcycle

Deus has been making small runs of gorgeous custom bikes for years now — creating some of the meanest-looking rides on two wheels the world has seen, …

Motorcycles

33 Amazingly Useful Websites You Never Knew Existed

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Crowdfunded Gadgets That Talk To Your Home And Charge Your Phone With Wind Power

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research, a technology, media and telecom advisory firm, and founder of Backerjack. He blogs at Techspressive. Each week, Backerjack shares three tech-related products seeking funding.</i><p><b>Talk to your home and have it listen and respond with …

10 Ingenious Reinventions Of Everyday Products

There are certain things that don't need to be reinvented, like the wheel.<p>But once in a while, someone transforms an everyday object no one thought could be improved.<p>Here are some of the best redesigns of regular household objects we've recently seen.<p><b>1. This kitchen table doubles in size in mere</b> …

LG G3 specs leak: 3GB RAM and 5.5-inch display

The overpopulated Android smartphone market is getting a new entrant in the form of the LG G3. To make sure that the community makes a beeline for …

Premier League: Vincent Kompany believes Manchester City will win at Liverpool

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is confident his team can triumph against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.<p>Kompany reckons Liverpool are the …

Soccer

Transforming Helicopter-Truck Hybrid Makes First Flight

A short flight and a big future<p>Yesterday Advanced Tactics announced the successful first flight of their Black Knight Transformer, a hybrid truck helicopter designed for military missions. In December, the truck completed driving tests.<p>One of the more modern features of the transformer, besides …

Watch an Entire Day of Air Traffic in One Astonishing Visualization

Some 30,000 flights criss-cross Europe's airspace on a typical summer day. In this video, you can watch them all in just under two minutes.<p>Air …

Here's why Amazon Prime can afford to raise prices

In terms of scale, speed, and streaming extras there is no comparable offering<p>Yesterday morning Amazon emailed it customers to let them know that its Prime delivery service, after more than nine years, was getting its first price hike, from $79 a year to $99. In some ways it seemed like a risky …

Can you learn to be creative?

Is creativity magical? Not according to those now teaching it as a skill, discovers Colin Barras. Are there really secrets to unlocking your imagination?<p>Is it possible to be learn what it takes to be creative? If you look at great artists, musicians or entrepreneurs, it can seem that creativity is …

Creativity

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10 Mind-Bending Implications of the Many Worlds Theory

In quantum physics—the scientific study of the nature of physical reality—there is plenty of room for interpretation within the realm of what is …