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Why Outdoor Play Boosts Children’s Happiness

<i>Outdoor play: A fundamental way to increase happiness and wellbeing for children</i><p>One afternoon, my children were a bit cranky and getting into small …

Happy

Recently in my Language Arts class we watched a TED talk by a young man who was talking about hacked education. At the beginning of his TED talk he …

Happiness

A happy office is about more than just adding a ping-pong table

(Sydney Roberts/Digital Vision/Getty)<p>John Stix founded what may be one of the happiest companies in Canada. And thanks to the Plasticity Labs app …

Six Questions You Can Ask To Keep Your Employees Loyal And Happy

Did you know that the average 25-year-old has already worked 6.3 jobs? That’s almost a different job every year if he or she started working at age 18.<p>So what does this mean for business owners and managers? Gone are the days when people stayed with one company for decades—or even for an entire …

The Workplace

Mexico gun battle leaves at least 43 dead

Mexico rocked by violent clashes between government forces and drug cartels<p>At least 43 people died in a three-hour shoot-out at a Mexican ranch on Friday as security forces fought cartel members, in one of the drug war’s bloodiest gun battles of recent years.<p>Only one federal police officer was …

Children’s advocates point to video of duo performing Scorsese dialogue as they argue for a Federal Trade Commission crackdown on internet content for kids<p>A foul-mouthed Bert and Ernie are giving YouTube Kids an image problem. A video of the Sesame Street duo swearing is a key exhibit in a petition …

Sesame Street

This adult pajama onesie looks just like a full business suit — one guy wore it for a week and no one noticed

I spent the last week gliding around San Francisco in the now infamous "Suitsy," an adult-sized pajama onesie disguised as a full business suit. At bars and in meetings, no one seemed to notice anything amiss. But, perhaps, I thought, this was because San Francisco is the home of weird attire and …

How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come from? It transpires that it was left by the previous customer. The only snag, if indeed it is a snag, is that you now have to …

Psychology

Top 10 highest-paying college majors

Here's a shocker: Nine out of the 10 highest-paying college majors are in engineering fields.<p>The top-paying degree is petroleum engineering, according to a new report from The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.<p>The report, which used 2013 Census data, found that workers who …

Mad Max: from the Ozploitation wilderness to the mainstream

From humble beginnings as a low-budget revenge thriller shot guerrilla-style on country lanes outside Melbourne, George Miller’s post-apocalyptic saga is preparing for its biggest and most artfully boisterous outing yet in Mad Max: Fury Road.<p>Miller, a qualified doctor who swapped stethoscope and …

Mad Max

How To Go From Junior Designer To Chief Design Officer

A savvy designer should treat his or her career like a design problem. Here’s how.<p>As design school grads launch into their chosen professions, it’s a good time of year to remind all design professionals that your career is the one design project that you control. There is no single right path, no …

Nintendo rides are coming to Universal's theme parks

Over the years, Nintendo has crafted a diverse roster of beloved video game characters. They're colorful and instantly recognisable, so inevitably some fans have wondered whether a Disney-style theme park could be built around them. Well, wonder no more. Nintendo announced today that it's teaming …

Retrogaming

Safety concerns arise with increased use of cheap imported brakes

Companies in the brake business are sounding the alarm about imported brake pads that they say represent a safety hazard.<p>Brake pads made with cheap materials, imported from low-cost countries and installed on vehicles when the original equipment is worn out need to be subject to safety standards …

Watch A Tiny Robot Pull Something Nearly 2,000 Times Its Size [Video]

Do you even lift?<p>Could you pull a blue whale across a beach? How about scale a skyscraper carrying an elephant on your back? Of course you can't. But it would be really awesome if you could, right?<p>Tiny robots built by members of the Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Lab at Stanford University …

Audi Attempts To Add Matrix Lighting Technology To Its Laser Headlights

Audi’s Matrix LED headlights allow you to drive with your high beams left permanently on, as they can detect other vehicles on the road and actually …

What Does Shipwrecked 170-Year-Old Beer Taste Like?

Bottles found under the sea sampled<p>Yo ho ho and a bottle of beer. Scientists in Finland have analyzed two different beers recovered from an 1840's shipwreck in the Baltic Sea to see if they could figure out how the beers were made.<p>Unlike some notable examples of booze that were stored in ideal …

Survey shows one in five teenagers in north-west England have bought or tried e-cigarettes and found a strong link to to binge drinking<p>Scientists have called for urgent controls on the promotion and sale of e-cigarettes to children after finding high rates of usage among secondary school pupils in …

Public Health

How do you dismantle a nuclear submarine?

When nuclear-powered submarines reach the end of their lives, dismantling them is a complicated and laborious process. Paul Marks investigates.<p>Nuclear submarines have long been a favourite in popular fiction. From movies such as The Hunt for Red October to long-running TV series like Voyage to the …

Nuclear Energy

Trucktopia: Get Ready For A Raft Of New Pickup Trucks And Diesels

A battle royal is brewing in the truck market. Automakers are introducing new pickups of all shapes and sizes, many of them with diesel engines.<p>For years, the majority of pick-up trucks sold in the United States have more or less been one flavor: full-size with a gasoline V8 engine—or a diesel V8 …

Autos

Why You Should Learn to Love the Transmission That Never Changes Gear

Corvette geeks may hate them, but continuously variable transmissions aren't going away.<p>CVTs are our least favorite type of transmission, mainly because their only nod to driver involvement is engine drone under heavy throttle. In spite of the lost love, CVTs are making inroads against manuals and …

Nissan Leaf

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T 5.7L Manual

Some things never change.<p>A lot has changed since 2008, but the Dodge Challenger R/T hasn’t. When Dodge rolled out the retro-styled beast to battle the Ford Mustang—the Chevy Camaro was still on hiatus—we actually found the 376-hp 5.7-liter Hemi-powered R/T model (introduced for 2009) preferable to …

Report warns of Russian aggression

Operation Plumbbob and the Psychology of a Nuclear Blast

In the 1950s, part of developing the US military’s arsenal of atomic weapons was ensuring that the men who would be dealing with those weapons were adequately trained. And not just in deploying those weapons. Part of preparing the country for nuclear war meant preparing military personnel to …

Arctic blast this early is like boxer's punch before the opening bell

<b>(CNN) —</b> Northern central states are astute at fighting driving snow and subzero chill, but the early cold snap this week could hit them like a boxer's punch thrown before the opening bell.<p>This blast, reminiscent of last January's deep freeze, comes too early for comfort. Leaves are still on the …

The Best Ford at SEMA Is this ’67 Fairlane 427 on Miura Wheels

Hot-rod builders sometimes give their cars a fictional backstory, and Los Angeles–area car builder Steve Strope reckons his custom stock-car tribute could have been a Ford Motor Company racing test bed built between the 1966 and ’67 seasons. The 1967 Fairlane packs one of the famous Ford “cammer” …

Sandia Labs Reveals New Sniper Sight [Video]

The lens borrows from eyeball mechanics for effortless changes in focus.<p>In the tense moments of a long-range gun battle, unnecessary movements can give away a combatant's position, cause them to lose sight of the enemy, and possibly lead to fatalities. For America’s special forces, Sandia National …

Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Begin To Come Forward

LOS ANGELES -- With the public in the U.S. and Latin America becoming increasingly skeptical of the war on drugs, key figures in a scandal that once rocked the Central Intelligence Agency are coming forward to tell their stories in a new documentary and in a series of interviews with The Huffington …

New Military Helicopter Can Cruise At 253 MPH

The Raider brings speed to the battlefield, proving that helicopters can be faster.<p>Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider looks like the future. Not the distant future -- not the “Star Trek” future -- but a closer, more attainable future. Its design is based primarily on Sikorsky's X-2 project, and as the name …

From The Archives: How The $10 Million Ansari X Prize Was Won

In November 2004, Popular Science profiled the Tier One team as they prepared to launch the commercial spaceflight industry.<p><i>Ten years ago this week, commercial spaceflight took off when a private spaceflight company won the Ansari X Prize: a space competition that was offering a $10 million reward</i> …