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Germany Just Produced So Much Renewable Energy That It Had To Pay People To Use It

Electricity bills are often ludicrously high thanks to our energy-intensive modern world, but every now and then, thanks to the forces of nature, a …

Stress was destroying my sleep — until I spent a weekend without clocks

Then I found unexpected bliss at a famous device-free "Summer camp for adults" retreat in Mendocino, California's Redwood forest, where I enjoyed one of the best nights of sleep I can remember.<p>Unlike other fun filled vacations, Camp Grounded employs an innovative trick that the founder, Levi Felix, …

Self-improvement

A Beginner’s Guide To Trekking And Climbing The Best Trails On The Planet

One foot in front of the other. You trudge. The frozen snow cracks under your boots. The air gradually thins. Up.<p>One foot in front of the other, that’s the key. The peripheral edema causes your hands to swell in your gloves. Your cheeks start to redden. Up. Up.<p>One foot in front of the…<i>where were …

Hiking

ESA’s Swarm Mission Is Mapping How the Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Changing

Data reveals it’s changing quicker than we thought.<p>The Earth's magnetic field acts as a shield, protecting us from damaging cosmic rays and harsh solar winds. It's as important to our survival as water and oxygen, yet it's in a constant state of flux. New research presented this week at the Living …

Earth Science

This Company Is Making Employees Carry Guns at Work

A small business in Georgia is mandating that all of its staffers bring handguns to work, according to the Associated Press.<p>Lance Toland Associates, …

The Apple Pencil: an illustrator's review

Just another Apple product or a digital magic wand? Guardian illustrator Chloe Cushman takes it for a spin<p>The Apple Pencil is a cursed product, haunted by a single Steve Jobs quote from 2010: “If you see a stylus, they blew it.” Jobs thought that the stylus, a pen-like device used to write or draw …

Easyjet plane stopped just in time after spanner spotted stuck on wing

A keen-eyed passenger spotted this spanner stuck on the wing of an Easyjet plane.<p>An Easyjet flight averted possible disaster after a passenger …

Fossil reptile discovery 'something extraordinary'

A newly discovered 250-million-year-old fossil reptile from Brazil gives an "extraordinary" insight into life just before the dinosaurs appeared.<p>At the time, the world was recovering from a massive extinction that wiped out most living species.<p>The reptile, named Teyujagua or "fierce lizard", is the …

Paleontology

19 Seriously Scary Documentaries That’ll Scare The Hell Out Of You

You'll never relax again.<p><b>WARNING: Many of the films on this list are incredibly disturbing. Please continue and watch each film with discretion.</b>

How to Beat the House: the Science Behind Gamblers’ Hot Streaks

From the MIT card counters to the Irish lottery schemers to Hong Kong’s racetracks, how a few brains spotted the loopholes, beat the house, and …

Mathematics

19 Small Things That Will Make You Wildly Successful

Even the small things you do make a difference. Pick out a few of these and start today to make them a habit.<p>I have had the privilege of working with top leaders in all kinds of businesses. And I have found a definite pattern: their success is primarily the result of small actions repeated over and …

Self-improvement

Disclosure: Evidence of An Extraterrestrial Presence the Secret Space Program & Ancient Archeology

~Ben Rich lockheed Martin<p>What Do ETs Look Like? <br>https://youtu.be/UH5SwHAk5XY<br>“I Knew About 57 Different Races in 1987.”<br>~Clifford Stone<p>Its Now Time to …

Archaeology

How to Tell a Coworker They’re Annoying You

Whenever we’re working closely with other people, it’s easy for tensions to arise thanks to differences in personal styles and priorities. When they do, we have a choice: should we raise the issue, or keep quiet? Many of us bite our tongue, worrying that speaking up will harm an important …

This small trick can save you serious cash on flights

Sometimes, the trick to finding the best flight price isn't just the time that you book your trip, but also where you're booking from.<p>A ticket's "point of sale," or the location where it's being purchased from, can affect its pricing.<p>When you're looking at flights online, there's a trick that you …

Brian Kelly

These Are the 30 Happiest Cities in the U.S.

Surprise: There's a lot of California here.<p>The annual Well-Being Index by Gallup-Healthways shows the best communities in the company to find happiness by looking at the 190 biggest communities in the U.S. to determine the most comfortable place to call home.<p>The rankings analyzed five different …

San Luis Obispo

Scientists tweak genes and grow a dinosaur leg on a chicken - ExtremeTech

By on March 10, 2016 at 12:29 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>This just in from the …

Dinosaurs

What you need to know about encryption on your phone

While we wait for the courts or Congress to rule on Apple vs. FBI, learn more about what is and isn't encrypted on your phone, and how you can better protect yourself.<p>The heated and very public confrontation between the FBI and Apple has spurred a lot of talk about encryption, the technology that …

6 skills of self-made millionaires everyone should use

Heed the advice of those who have reaped success.<p>Here are six skills used by self-made millionaires that you should be using and building upon each day.

Self-improvement

NASA Could Save Airlines Millions by Solving Their Bug Problem

There’s an important aeronautics problem that keeps bugging NASA scientists.<p>Researchers at the U.S. space agency are plugging away to find the best …

7 Tips for Logo Design in the Modern Mobile Era

While the right approach to designing a visual identity and logo will vary by brand, here are seven tips for creating a logo optimized for the digital era.<p>Before the rise of digital, visual identities and logos were designed with control in mind: easy to replicate and apply consistently across …

BMW's crazy shape-shifting future car is straight out of a science fiction movie

In honor of their 100-year anniversary, BMW just unveiled the car of the future. The BMW Vision Next 100 features augmented reality dashboards, a …

Science Fiction

Doing This for an Hour Each Week Will Make Your Business More Successful

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

What's The Deal With The Turbine-Powered Chinese Supercar That Has 1030 HP And Gets 1300 MPG?

If those numbers aren’t making your internal horseshit alarms beep and wail like aroused banshees, it’s probably time to change the 9-volt in there. …

Pretty soon you can order Tesla's new $35,000 car — here's what you need to know

<b>The unveil</b> <br>Investors have known for some time Tesla would be unveiling its $35,000 Model 3 in March, but it wasn't until the company released its fourth-quarter shareholder letter on Feb. 10 that a specific date was shared. Tesla will unveil Model 3 on March 31.<p>After sharing the date of the …

Tesla

NASA: Asteroid Expected To Pass 'Close To Earth' On March 8th

A small asteroid is expected pass earth on March 8, NASA has said.<p>The rock, named as 2013 TX68, will fly roughly 3 million miles from our planet …

This genetics company claims it can sequence and analyze your entire genome for $999

If the service pans out, it could breach a long-standing barrier in genetic medicine.<p>Reaching the $1,000 genome<p>The so-called $1,000 genome has long been a holy grail in genetics. The company Illumina reached this milestone in 2014, but that didn't include the cost of interpreting the results, said …

Molecular Biology

The Brain Hack That Could Kill Your Procrastination

Recent research suggests we can artificially create motivation with a combination of psyching ourselves up and an fMRI scanner.<p>We can psych ourselves up and try to get motivated all we want, but it's often easier said than done. But recent research suggests that it can be scientifically crafted. …

Procrastination

50 Brilliant Science Fiction Movies That Everyone Should See At Least Once

Science fiction has rocked cinemas for a century, and the genre has produced many undisputed classics during that time. But which movies are …