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The planet’s history of violence over 4,000 years in one simple map

Search the interactive map to see where major battles in history have occurred and the 'bloodiest' parts of the world<p>A new ‘geography of violence’ map reveals where in the world major battles in the past 4,000 years have taken place.<p>The interactive journey through 'every battle' has been created …

Germany wants to build a 100-km bicycle superhighway

That's 62.1371 miles to us metric deniers<p>Germany, the country that brought you the speedsters' paradise called the Autobahn, is looking to replicate the model for bicyclists. According to the AFP, the country just opened the first 5-kilometer (3-mile) stretch of what will eventually become a 100-km …

The Secret Of Happiness Revealed In 75-Year Study

Is it money? Is it fame? Is it a combination of the two? A 75-year study at Harvard unveils the truth.<p>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.<p>Have you made a lot of money this year? You did?<p>Are you happy now?<p>Oh, you are?<p>But maybe …

The 8 types of intelligence that influence how successful you are

We all know of successful businesses started by first-time entrepreneurs who dropped out of school, and according to many sources, "street smarts" (experience) tends to trump "book smarts" (intelligence) every time.<p>Another perspective is that there are in fact multiple types of intelligence, and we …

Emotional Intelligence

Are You Guilty of Wasting Your Time This Way?

The top 10 time wasters we are all guilty of and what we should do about it.<p>When you want to be productive but you don't know what to do, or you want to be effective but you keep getting distracted, you end up wasting a lot of time.<p>The way to put a stop to our biggest time wasters is to identify …

SpaceX Falcon 9 unmanned rocket launches and lands in upright position

Incredible moment SpaceX launches an unmanned rocket which then returns to Earth in a successful upright landing, paving the way for the use of reusable rockets in the future<p>A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Monday with a payload of communications satellites before the reusable …

Processed meats rank alongside smoking as cancer causes – WHO

UN health body says bacon, sausages and ham among most carcinogenic substances along with cigarettes, alcohol, asbestos and arsenic<p>Bacon, ham and sausages rank alongside cigarettes as a major cause of cancer, the World Health Organisation has said, placing cured and processed meats in the same …

The unorthodox productivity hacks of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg

Approaching their ambitions with a single-minded intensity, none works less than 70 hours a week, including weekends, even at the expense of aspects of life other people value.<p>However, being armed with a strong idea, determined to be the best, and supported by a superhuman work ethic pays off: Mark …

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Ray Kurzweil: In The 2030s, Nanobots In Our Brains Will Make Us 'Godlike'

Once we're cyborgs, he says, we'll be funnier, sexier and more loving.<p>Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts humans are going to develop emotions and characteristics of higher complexity as a result of connecting their brains to computers.<p>“We’re going to be funnier. We’re going to be sexier. …

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How Canadians, too, can fend off the long arm of the IRS

I want to be just like George Steinbrenner. No, I don't mean that I want to own the New York Yankees, operate a Great Lakes shipping company, or invest in Broadway theatre productions. I simply mean that I want to save more tax dollars that you can shake a stick at.<p>As it turns out, Mr. Steinbrenner …

How I chose the right programming language for Data Science

<i>Which programming language should I learn for getting started in data science?</i><p>That’s one of the most popular question for anyone who is getting …

This New FDA-Approved Cholesterol Drug Is a Game Changer

On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs since the statins flooded the …

A psychologist reveals the best ways to maximize your sleep — and the No. 1 mistake everyone makes

Everyone wants to get better sleep. But sleep trouble is incredibly common.<p>And feeling tired the next day isn't the half of it. By not getting enough sleep you're reducing your IQ.<p>Via Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School:<p>And losing "beauty sleep" really …

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Perhaps the world's conspiracy theorists have been right all along

We used to laugh at conspiracy theorists, but from Fifa to banking scandals and the Iraq War, it seems they might have been on to something after all, says Alex Proud<p>Conspiracy theories used to be so easy.<p>You’d have your mate who, after a few beers, would tell you that the moon landings were faked …

Ever Wondered Why Some Countries Are Rich And Others Poor? Watch This Video!

The reason why some countries are rich and others poor depends on the quality of their institutions, the culture they have, the natural resources …

Ecology

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

The Physics of Productivity

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton published his groundbreaking book, Mathematical …

This One Chart Shows Tesla's Plan To Disrupt The Auto Industry

Yet in a nationwide survey from earlier this year, a company that didn't even exist 15 years ago was credited with making the "most loved vehicle in America."<p>The car was the Model S, made by Tesla Motors.<p>As our recent longform investigation into the origin of Tesla reveals, the automaker was able …

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Can Money Buy You Happiness?

It’s True to Some Extent. But Chances Are You’re not Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck.<p>It’s an age-old question: Can money buy happiness?<p>Over the past few years, new research has given us a much deeper understanding of the relationship between what we earn and how we feel. Economists have been …

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Extreme Wealth Is Bad for Everyone—Especially the Wealthy

<i>Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust</i> by Darrell M. West (Brookings)<p>When I was fourteen I met a man with a talent for restoring a sense of …

Income Inequality

All Dressed Up For Mars and Nowhere to Go – Matter – Medium

200,000 brave and/or insane people have supposedly signed up for a one-way mission to Mars. But the truth about Mars One, the company behind the …

This Homeless Dog Gets A Makeover That Saves His Life

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Speaking More Than One Language Could Sharpen Your Brain

Speaking more than one language does the brain some good.<p>A recent study found that bilingual speakers may actually process information more …

Samsung introduces 3D capturing Project Beyond camera for Gear VR

Samsung announced a camera that, while not for sale, will be used to create content for the upcoming Gear VR. The new camera captures full 360-degree 3D images and video.<p>The hockey-puck shaped Project Beyond camera is a companion piece of hardware for the Samsung Gear VR headset. The camera capture …

Touchdown

SPACE exploration is a serious scientific business. But ever since the beginning of the Space Age in the 1950s, it has been accompanied by a hefty …

These are 3 breakthrough science ideas you’ll be talking about in 2015

By Dominic Basulto<p>, Contributor, Innovations<p>For anyone who has ever said that all the STEM professions need is something to make them “cool” in order to attract more young people, look no further than the Breakthrough Prize award ceremony, which took place at NASA’s Hangar One in Silicon Valley …

Ultra-Rare Nikon 13mm f/5.6 ‘Holy Grail’ Lens Shows Up on eBay

One of the rarest Nikon lenses in the world has popped up on eBay. It’s the Nikon 13mm f/5.6, a lens reviewer Ken Rockwell calls ‘The Holy Grail’ of …

Elon Musk Has Been Thinking About Making A Flying Car AND A Submarine Car

"I've thought about it quite a lot...We could definitely make a flying car - but that's not the hard part," Musk told The Independent in an interview this weekend. "The hard part is, how do you make a flying car that's super safe and quiet? Because if it's a howler, you're going to make people very …

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