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New smart windows darken in the sun—and generate electricity at the same time

Solar power has undergone a revolution in recent years, thanks to an upstart family of crystalline materials called perovskites. Now, perovskites are …

Real-world intercontinental quantum communications enabled by the Micius satellite

A joint China-Austria team has performed quantum key distribution between the quantum-science satellite Micius and multiple ground stations located …

Quantum Mechanics

Inside Telegram’s ambitious $1.2B ICO to create the next Ethereum

We have even more information about messaging app Telegram’s plans for cashing in on its popularity within the crypto community with the massive ICO for its proposed Telegram Open Network (TON) project (that we first reported), after obtaining the whitepaper and investor prospectuses in full.<p>From …

Here’s What Your Body Is Missing Out on by Not Visiting Saunas (Video)

For thousands of years, Finns have loved saunas. There are an estimated 2 million saunas in Finland for a population of 5.3 million people.<p>Turns out …

Groundbreaking new studies suggest the presence of a fourth dimension

We live in a three-dimensional reality. Because of that, it’s pretty hard to imagine what a four-dimensional reality might be like, but that isn’t …

These Birds Have Evolved Feathers as Black as The Blackest Material on Earth

Vantablack, meet your match.<p>What do birds and aerospace engineers have in common?<p>Both have invented incredibly dark, "super-black" surfaces that …

We Finally Have Direct Proof That Human Activity Is Healing The Ozone Hole

Go team!<p>According to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), scientists have, for the first time, produced proof that the recovery of the ozone …

Bill Gates: 5 Amazing Books I Read in 2017

Reading is my favorite way to indulge my curiosity. Although I’m lucky that I get to meet with a lot of interesting people and visit fascinating …

The Most Genius Home Hacks We Learned This Year

Let's just say, 2017 was good for our homes.<p>Improving one's home is a never-ending cycle. That's why people are constantly on the lookout for faster ways to wash dishes or smarter ways to fit more into their kitchen — and 2017 was no exception. These are the highlights of what we learned this year …

5 Bitcoin Rivals That Are Rapidly on the Rise

Bitcoin prices peaked at an all-time high of over $11,800 Sunday in one of the most dramatic value surges of any asset in living memory.<p>Today’s …

Cryptocurrency

A Better Brain: 14 Best Books to Understand How the Brain Works

Neuroscience Hacks to Work Smarter, Better, Happier<p>This revolutionary guide uses the most up-to-date research in brain science to reveal how our thoughts affect our career performance. Neuropsychologist Friederike Fabritius and leadership expert Dr. Hans W. Hagemann present easy-to-follow tips for …

Understand These 7 Types of Investments and You'll Practically Be a Pro

<i>When it comes to your finances, do you take a head-on or head-in-the-sand approach? If you identify with the latter, the good news is you're not</i> …

The Best (And Worst) Foods to Keep You Full

Plus, a case for changing the way you think about calories<p>Keeping tabs on your hunger is key to successful training. If you’re pushing hard, you’re burning through more calories than usual, and you need to pay close attention to how much food you’re using to fuel those efforts to avoid an energy …

Nutrition

Do You Really Know What Bitcoin Is?

<i>What to know about the crypto-craze before it implodes.</i><p>Maybe it was those stories you heard — Lamborghinis and second mortgages, fortunes made and …

Bitcoin

How To Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed By Science

I’ve explored the science behind what makes kids happier, what type of parenting works best and what makes for joyful families.<p>But <b>what makes children</b> …

Parenting

Here's What Bitcoin's Smartest Skeptics are Telling Investors

Bitcoin continues one of the most dramatic price runups of any asset in living memory, posting prices above $11,800 this morning after starting the …

Economist Jim Rickards on gold versus bitcoin — intrinsic value is meaningless for both but the bitcoin prices aren't real

Jim Rickards is the editor of Strategic Intelligence and the author of <i>Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis.</i> He believes gold can go to $10,000 an ounce but he is much more skeptical about bitcoin. Rickards doesn't trust the bitcoin price action and doesn't believe the cryptocurrency …

Cryptocurrency

7 Scientifically-Backed Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

“Unfortunately, there’s no spigot you can turn on to flush excess calories out of your fat stores” and speed up your metabolism, says Gabriele …

6 Morning Routines That Are Hard to Adopt But Will Pay Off For Life

To start your day right, you've got to get into some good habits.<p>The early birds will inherit the earth.<p>At least that’s what a 2009 University of …

Bitcoin's little brother Ethereum is at an all-time high

It's not only Bitcoin that's breaking records these days.<p>Now that the dust around the cancelled Bitcoin fork has settled, several other …

Cryptocurrency

Tip: Your Shrugs Are Too Heavy

Set your ego aside, use better technique, and build traps so big they impair your hearing. Here's how.<p>If you want big traps, the type that makes you …

The Silicon Valley Diet

Tech’s body obsession<p>Not very long ago, while en route to lunch in downtown <b>Palo Alto</b>, I bumped into my dour pal, Arthur. He’d lost so much weight I hardly recognized him. He looked like a walking snake or eel. His eyeballs, which protruded slightly, were the only round things on him. My first …

Silicon Valley

The real cost of setting up a smart home

LOS ANGELES — So you’re thinking about setting up a smart home.<p>You’d like to say “Alexa, turn off the lights,” or “Alexa, lock the door,” and have it all happen without you having to get up out of your lounge chair. Great idea, right?<p>No question, but it will cost you.<p>Based on the costs of …

Smart Homes

Can diabetics eat bananas?

When a person has diabetes, they need to carefully consider the contents of each meal. This can be especially true for carbohydrate-containing food, …

Health Benefits Of Warm Water: 6 Ways Drinking Warm Water Can Heal Your Body

Most of us start our mornings with a fresh, hot cup of coffee or tea to warm our bodies after getting out of bed. When we drink water, we tend to …

How to Do Lunges the Right Way, According to Personal Trainers

What you're doing wrong—and how to fix it.<p>As you go about your business in the weight room, have you ever glanced over at a personal trainer during one of their client sessions and idly asked yourself something like, <i>Dang, I wonder if they ever happen to notice what I'm doing over here</i>? Good news! …

Workouts

Tip: One Easy Move to Relieve Low Back Pain

Do this for 5-10 minutes per day to ease low back tension and soreness.<p>The Static Back Position<p>The fundamental "static back" position is a bodyweight …

The Workouts Top Trainers Do When They Have Only 20 Minutes to Exercise

When your schedule is jam-packed, the idea of when and how to fit in a workout often sparks an internal debate: <i>If there’s not enough time to fit it</i> …

The fitness guru behind the 'Insanity' workout told us the one move you should master now

Let's face it: going to the gym sucks. It's inconvenient. It's expensive. Let's not discuss the smell.<p>But there are plenty of approaches to getting in shape that don't require a membership. Some don't even require leaving the house.<p>One of those techniques is high intensity interval training, a form …

Workouts

Tip: Follow the Polyphenol Diet, Become Immortal

There's more to good health than just fruits and vegetables.<p>For a long time, dietitians told us we needed 4 to 6 servings of fruits and vegetables a …