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The world’s biggest nuclear fusion experiment may lead to endless clean energy

Thirty-five countries are working together to build the world’s first large-scale nuclear fusion reactor—and if successful, their efforts could help humans harness the “ultimate green energy.”<p>The reactor, currently estimated to cost $20 billion, is now under construction in southern France. Nuclear …

Energy

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

CANNABIS DEAL Marijuana firms Aurora, CanniMed reach $1-billion deal in milestone for cannabis sector Subscriber content<p>Canada-U.S. crude price gap grows to widest in four years Subscriber content<p>Campbell Soup closing 87-year-old Toronto facility; 380 jobs to be affected<p>U.S. trade commission …

5 Ways to Deal With a Psychopath

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i><p>Wrong. The experts are …

Psychology

For Tesla, Electric Car Sales Explode In All The Wrong Places

More than 2 million electric vehicles may be on the world’s roads by the end of 2016, writes the Guardian, citing data from the electric vehicle world database EV Volumes. That should be good news for electric carmaker Tesla. It is not. A closer look at the data shows that most of the growth comes …

Electric Vehicles

How to Be More Assertive, According to Research

You don’t want to fight. You don’t want to be hassled. You don’t want to disappoint them. It’s easier to just nod and give them what they want.<p>But …

Self-help

Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up.

We talk about metabolism like it's something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You've seen the articles headlined "Boost your metabolism" or "Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight."<p>But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still …

Fitness

A famous physicist thinks science will never be able to crack this fundamental mystery of the human mind

Some mind-ponderers, notably philosopher Colin McGinn, argue that consciousness is unsolvable. Philosopher Owen Flanagan calls these pessimists "mysterians," after the 60's-era rock group "Question Mark and the Mysterians."<p>Recently, physicist Edward Witten came out as a mysterian. Witten is …

Consciousness

Uber’s $680 Million Gut-Punch to Google

Action in the self-driving car industry is picking up speed. In the month since <i>Fortune’s</i> cover story on the industry, the following has …

Autonomous Cars

Science Says You Should Get Checked for Diabetes if You Do This (Especially at Work)

Research suggests that extended naps might have a close link with metabolic syndrome and diabetes for modern workers.<p>If you're constantly reaching for a caffeinated brew on the job and can't seem to resist a luxuriously long snooze, there's a chance you might be developing metabolic syndrome or …

Diabetes

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Science Says Parents of Successful Kids Do These 3 Things | Inc.com

Raising smart kids is difficult in and of itself, but what about raising successful ones? How exactly do you do that? Read on to find out what science says parents of successful children have in common--and see if you can integrate any of these habits into your own parenting ways.<p><b>1. Keep</b> …

Parenting

The Incredible Brain Benefits of Silence

Scientists were shocked to discover the outsize impact of silence on the brain. You will be too.<p>When was the last time you experienced true silence?<p>If you're lucky enough to live in a quiet, remote place, that might be a simple question to answer. But for most urban dwellers, escaping the cacophony …

The Brain

Slack has quietly invested in a chatbot company

Automat allows brands and influencers to communicate with their customers, fans, and employees by using a mixture of mobile messaging, artificial intelligence, and chatbot technology.<p>The Canada-based company claims on its website to have 17 patents "in the fields of speech recognition, natural …

Chatbots

‘Cracking the Aging Code’ tackles aging from evolutionary perspective

Cracking the Aging Code<i><br>Josh Mitteldorf and Dorian Sagan<br>Flatiron Books, $26.95</i>A new book on aging starts with what sounds like a promise: “It is a …

Immune System

How Goldman Grooms Its 10,000 Small Businesses for Growth

For Roy Castro, the path to becoming an ice-cream distributor was hardly as sweet as it sounds.<p>After getting out of prison following a drug charge in …

Small Business

9 Places To Visit Before They Disappear Forever

Our planet is filled with jaw-dropping sights and incredible creatures, but human intervention threatens to wipe out some of its most magnificent …

Glacier National Park

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 21 – The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S Kuhn (1962)

The American physicist and philosopher of science coined the phrase ‘paradigm shift’<p>Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996) did not invent the concept of scientific revolution, but he gave it a special meaning and created a phrase – “paradigm shift” – so popular that it received the ultimate accolade: no fewer …

Computer Science

Scientists Just Discovered Where HIV Began

Birthplace of the disease that won't die.<p>Diseases, while disastrous, often come and go in the public eye. We hear about ebola, but then another one …

University of Oxford

The cure for cancer could be as simple as a vaccine

How cool would it be to stop cancer dead in its tracks using a vaccine that would work regardless of cancer type? It turns out that humanity is …

Cancer

A group from Silicon Valley has a serious plan for creating a totally new US stock exchange

A startup backed by prominent Silicon Valley names is moving toward creating a new US stock exchange, one with additional rules for companies and investors designed to reward long-term shareholding and business strategies to generate long-term results.<p>Eric Ries, a San Francisco entrepreneur and …

Euro zone banks 'very far' from switching to cash: ECB Constancio | Reuters

ELTVILLE, Germany (Reuters) - Euro zone banks are benefiting from the European Central Bank’s sub-zero interest rates and they are “really far” from converting their deposits to cash, ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio said on Friday.<p>European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio speaks …

European Central Bank

Tesla says accusations that it hid Model S trouble could be motivated by short sellers

"When our customers tell us something went wrong with their car, we often cover it even if we find that the problem was not caused by the car and that we therefore have no obligations under the warranty," Tesla wrote in its blog post, titled "A Grain of Salt."<p>The post said:<p>On Thursday, NHTSA …

Tesla

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood (Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis).<p>Exercise for 30 minutes per day or meditation stimulates the …

The Brain

Herpes Kills Your Butthole Neurons And Makes You Constipated

Here’s another reason why you really don’t want to get herpes: New research shows that the virus infects and kills the neurons of the colon, leading …

How to Control Your Hormones So You Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex | Men's Health

The best part: You can learn to control them. And when you do, you’ll look and feel better every day. Read below to find out how your hormones can make you into the man you aspire to be.<p>(For 2,000-plus more tips on how to live an awesome life, check out The Better Man Project From the <i>Men’</i><i>s …

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Employment

Opinion: How Norway’s Warren Buffett has banked 30% yearly gains since 1987

Kristian Siem is considered by many to be the Warren Buffett of Norway. Since 1987 Siem has compounded his money at a rate of about 30% annualized, …

Investing

Scientists trying to teach AI storytelling abilities

Scientists at Microsoft Research and their colleagues are developing an artificial intelligence (AI) system that can tell stories based on photos.<p>The …

Can this massive refinery solve Nigeria's energy crisis?

Nigeria has a problem: The country is one of the world's top oil producers, but it doesn't have enough gasoline to fuel its struggling economy.<p>On the outskirts of Lagos, Africa's richest man is building what he says is a solution to the country's fuel crisis: A massive, 650,000 barrel-per-day …

Oil