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20 Books As Inspiring As A TEDTalk — According To The People Who Give The Talks

Want to spend your vacation working on self-improvement and -enrichment? There are 20 books TED speakers want you to read this summer, and I've got …

TED Talks

18 New Music Books to Read This Summer

Whether you’re lounging in a beach chair, perched under a tree, or taking refuge next to a blasting air conditioner, the summer months offer many opportunities to sit back and read for hours on end. In that spirit, here are some of our favorite recent or soon-to-be-released music books, ranging …

Books

Gene Editing for Good

Today, more people are living healthy, productive lives than ever before. This good news may come as a surprise, but there is plenty of evidence for …

Inside the secret U.S. stockpile meant to save us all in a bioterror attack

By Lena H. Sun<p>Lena H. Sun<p>National reporter focusing on health<p>Email Bio Follow<p>A SECRET LOCATION OUTSIDE WASHINGTON, D.C. — From the outside, it looks like an ordinary commercial warehouse, only much bigger, about the size of two super Walmarts. Inside it’s dark except when motion sensors are …

Public Health

Shatter, Batter, Wax: How Cannabis Extracts Come to Be

Some time around the mid-aughts, folks in the weed industry began to notice a shift in the market. Pot smokers were <i>smoking</i> less, and dabbing …

Let Stephen Hawking blow your mind with what happened before the Big Bang

Stephen Hawking is a smart guy.<p>The famed cosmologist has reinvented the way we understand the universe, from black holes to the dawn of time.<p>He also …

Stephen Hawking

Inside the Quirkiest Habits of Albert Einstein, Elon Musk, and Other Genius Inventors | Inc.com

How to tell if you’re asking a stupid question

• Change every “Why,” Who” or “When” to either a “How” or “What.”<br>• Follow with the words “can I.”<br>• End the question with some action word such as “do” or “help.”

Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand

How an extreme libertarian tract predicting the collapse of liberal democracies – written by Jacob Rees-Mogg’s father – inspired the likes of Peter Thiel to buy up property across the Pacific<p>If you’re interested in the end of the world, you’re interested in New Zealand. If you’re interested in how …

Silicon Valley

When cream hits coffee, the math is magical

There’s some pretty incredible physics happening in your morning cup of coffee. Cream and coffee obviously mix, but when they first come into contact, the cream actually tends to hover briefly on the hot surface—and researchers just figured out exactly how it works.<p>By recording the process at 2,000 …

Young Again: How One Cell Turns Back Time

None of us was made from scratch. Every human being develops from the fusion of two cells, an egg and a sperm, that are the descendants of other cells. The lineage of cells that joins one generation to the next — called the germline — is, in a sense, immortal.<p>Biologists have puzzled over the …