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Getting on a plane? Here's how they're inspected to keep you safe

This is what the FAA demands when it comes to ensuring the safety of commercial aircrafts.<p>Aviation has had a great run in recent years. Until the fatal Southwest Airlines accident on April 17, there hadn’t been a single death aboard a U.S.-based airliner in nearly ten years. That pristine safety …

Engines

Can you ever change a violent psychopath’s mind?

To make our streets safer, efforts are underway to devise new treatments for repeatedly violent offenders.<p>For the purposes of this article, imagine this scenario. It’s a Saturday night in a busy city-centre pub. Feeling bored, Tony picks up the empty beer bottle on the table in front of him and …

Psychology

17 lugares a visitar sobre de ciencia y tecnología que recomendamos para el verano

Aún estamos en plena primavera, pero puede que ya estés mirando con ganas <b>la llegada de las vacaciones de verano</b>. Quizás te has hartado de organizarlo …

Why the pharmaceutical industry is giving up the search for an Alzheimer’s cure

Thanks to modern healthcare and improved living standards, life expectancy is predicted to surpass 80 years in most parts of the world by 2050. That’s the positive.<p>The negative is that will push the number of people in the world over the age of 60 to more than 2 billion, which in turn will make …

Dementia

El sistema por el que podrás "aprender cualquier cosa" en solo 20 horas

¿Ruso, árabe, chino? ¿Violín, guitarra? ¿Física cuántica? Nuestro cerebro está preparado para aprender cualquier cosa, por difícil que sea, y además lo hace de forma rápida. Al menos, al principio.<p>Algunos expertos establecieron el periodo de aprendizaje más productivo en <b>las primeras 20 horas</b> de …

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

Here's how you can actually help stop climate change

It takes more than turning off the lights, but it's all doable.<p>Soaring temperatures, melting ice caps, diseases on the rise. With such high stakes, it’s not surprising that climate change tends to trigger a sense of fear. In fact, one recent, widely-shared story about climate change in <i>New York</i> …

Fossil Fuels

5 Questions Truly Exceptional Bosses Ask Their Employees

Why performance evaluations suck.<p>Performance reviews suck. Why?<p>Well, doing these reviews is like trying to drive forward, while keeping your eyes trained on your rear view mirror. You won't get anywhere. And you might just get into accidents!<p>Here's what I mean: you're hoping that your employees …

Employment

Making The Grade: Why Apple’s education strategy is not based on reality

<i>Making The Grade is a weekly series from Bradley Chambers covering Apple in education. Bradley has been managing Apple devices in an education environment since 2009. Through his experience deploying and managing 100s of Macs and 100s of iPads, Bradley will highlight ways in which Apple’s products</i> …

13 Habits of Exceptionally Likeable People

<b>By Dr. Travis Bradberry</b><p>Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to …

Esto es lo que valen tus tarjetas y cuentas robadas en la Dark Web

<b>El phishing para robar los credenciales</b> de distintos servicios, los números de la tarjeta de crédito o de la cuenta del banco, lamentablemente …

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

What happens if Earth gets 2°C warmer?

And why are we trying to avoid it?<p><i>Note: Below is the script for the video, above. You may want to just watch the video instead. While we have you, why don't you subscribe to</i> Popular Science <i>on YouTube?</i><p>If the world gets warmer by two degrees Celsius, we’re screwed. To prevent that, the United Nations …

Climate Change

5 Sitios Inteligentes Para Activar y Estimular Tu Cerebro

A pesar de que Internet está en buena medida colmado por contenido ocioso, superfluo e improductivo, también se puede conseguir material de gran …

The joys and benefits of bilingualism

Everyone knows that it’s moving and melancholic to watch your children change over the years. But to hear them alter their language, over the course of a few weeks and months, is almost surreal. It’s as if the precious beings you thought you knew are completely different and the experience is both …

Language

Ocho misterios espaciales no resueltos (y uno que dejó de serlo hace poco)

Cada vez vemos y entendemos mejor el espacio. Cada descubrimiento es un pequeño paso para conocerlo y un gran paso para conocernos a nosotros mismos, …

50 Reasons Why Everyone Should Want More Walkable Streets

From making you live longer to making cities more resilient: If you want a reason to make your city more walkable, it’s in here.<p>As more cities try to improve walkability–from car-free “superblocks” in Barcelona to heat-protected walkways in Dubai–a new report outlines the reasons behind the shift, …

En 2016 se generaron más de 44 millones de toneladas de residuos...

Según el último Global E-waste Monitor publicado por la Universidad de las Naciones Unidas, <b>el mundo generó el pasado año 2016 un total de 44,7</b> …

Here’s how to play HQ Trivia, the smartphone game from a red-hot startup rumored to be worth $100 million

HQ Trivia is quickly becoming one of the most buzz-worthy gaming apps on the market: a trivia-styled, fast-paced mashup of 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' and 'Jeopardy' for the internet age. On Friday, Recode reported that the company behind the app was raising $15 million at a $100 million …

Here’s everything you can buy at Apple Park’s Visitor Center [Gallery]

Apple Park’s Visitor Center celebrated its grand opening to the public today, and <i>9to5Mac</i> is on the ground in Cupertino to see the new facilities in person. Just like at Apple’s Infinite Loop campus, the Apple Park Visitor Center has a company store with exclusive merchandise not available in other …

Apple Park

Los países más puntuales e impuntuales del mundo

Hay dos tipos de personas: los que siempre llegan puntual, y los que hacen esperar al resto. Eso si, resulta más correcto decir que hay <b>dos tipos de</b> …

Which Is Worse For Your Health, Weed or Alcohol? Science Weighs In

There's a winner, but we need more research.<p>Which is worse for you: weed or whiskey?<p>It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be …

Qué impacto tendría sobre el planeta si todos los ciudadanos de Estados Unidos se convirtieran en veganos

El sueño de muchos y la pesadilla de otros. Imagina que mañana Estados Unidos decidiese por mayoría absoluta convertirse en vegana. La población …

Why do marathon runners get the runs?

It doesn't just work your leg muscles—racing is rough on your intestines, too.<p>In 2014, a woman visited a California doctor’s office complaining of a year and a half of watery diarrhea. She seemed healthy—she hadn’t lost weight and was in excellent shape. In fact, she had started running marathons …

Wellness

Feliz Día de Muertos: aquí tienes una recopilación de los artículos más escalofriantes de Gizmodo en Español

Los grandes almacenes se preparan para el Black Friday y los nostálgicos de la Navidad han puesto ya el disco de Mariah Carey, pero estamos en …

Saudi Arabia's Robot Love Is Getting Weird

In the latest example of “Philip K Dick-inspired nightmare becomes real life,” Saudi Arabia just became the first nation to grant citizenship to a …

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The simple formula Jeff Bezos used to turn Amazon into a $480 billion company

In the early 1990s, Jeff Bezos noticed something strange.<p>He was nearing 30, and it was at the dawn of the internet revolution. The web was nowhere near what it is today, but the thing that caught Bezos’ attention was that usage was picking up at a rate of 2,300% a year.<p>Not wanting to miss out, he …

Self-improvement

13 spooky science stories

Tis the season, after all.<p>It's Friday. It's also Friday <i>the 13th</i>. And it's <i>also</i> October, A.K.A. Halloweentember. You know what that means: it's time for some spoOooOooOooky science stories. Here are 13 of the most shudder-inducing tales we could find in the <i>Popular Science</i> vaults.<p>A mysterious …

Halloween Costume