William Meidenbauer

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The Five Year Engagement

André Villa

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …

Hot Chocolate frontman Errol Brown dies, aged 71

The singer, famous for hits including You Sexy Thing and It Started With A Kiss, died at home in the Bahamas, his manager confirms<p>Hot Chocolate frontman Errol Brown hasdied aged 71, his manager said.<p>The singer, famous for hits including You Sexy Thing and It Started With A Kiss, died at home in the …

Surfer Interview

Halo 5: Guardians Teaser Released

On tonight's episode of The Walking Dead, fans of the massively popular Halo franchise got their first glimpse at the game's next installment , Halo …

Halo

The Neuroscience of ISIS

The gap is widening between visions of a brilliant future and one of deliberate Apocalyptic destruction.<p><i>This is the first of a series of columns for</i> …

The Brain

The Tax Man Cometh: Congress Should Stop Shortchanging the IRS

It's tax season again, and once again our elected representatives are manipulating the tax system in strange and mysterious ways. Most members of Congress will tell you that they are anti-tax, but that doesn't prevent them from writing new rules to reward major donors, encourage certain behaviors …

Health Care

Two Massive Lakes Under the Greenland Ice Sheet Drained Away in Weeks

Two lakes underneath the ice in Greenland that previously held billions of gallons of water were rapidly drained, probably in a matter of weeks, …

Man and Uber Man

Uber, Travis Kalanick’s smartphone-based car service, has been valued at $18.2 billion, but its C.E.O. still spends a lot of his time on the warpath. His enemies include the taxi industry, regulators around the world, his rivals, and even, on occasion, his customers.<p>Every now and then, when he’s …

The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life

While we appreciate it in the abstract, few of us pause to grasp the miracles of modern life, from artificial light to air conditioning, as <b>Steven Johnson</b> puts it in the excellent <b>How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World</b> (<i>public library</i>), “how amazing it is that we drink water …