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Are you right-brained or left-brained?

Follow these instructions to find out which side of your brain is dominant and how it may explain your personality.<p>In no particular order, I am visual, outspoken, artistic, impulsive, intuitive, a daydreamer and disorganised. I am right-brained, according to this uncannily accurate guide to …

Most Americans don’t know what bitcoin is, and that’s good news for speculators

Bloomberg surveyed a bunch of Americans and discovered that only 42% could correctly identify what bitcoin is. A small minority (12%) thought bitcoin was either an Xbox game or an iPhone app. (Scroll to the bottom of this Bloomberg page for an unintentionally hilarious pie chart depicting the …

Cryptocurrency

15 Million Students Learned to Program This Week, Thanks to Hour of Code

Hour of Code, a five-day-old initiative to get kids to take programming tutorials during Computer Science Education Week, will soon reach 15 million …

Barack Obama

Miners spend $17 million a day for a shot at $4.4 million of bitcoin

The price of a single bitcoin, now sitting at $899, is derived from many mysterious sources: supply and demand, potential future business value, animal spirits. One factor is less widely understood: The price of bitcoin depends on the price of electricity.<p>Bitcoin are produced by “mining,” having …

Bitcoin

The iPad finally gets a great productivity suite — and it’s not from Microsoft

A new, free productivity app for iPad enables you to create and edit Microsoft Word and Excel documents with a gorgeous user interface rebuilt for the iPad. It’s the app Microsoft wishes it built — but it’s actually from a small, publicly traded company called HopTo.<p>The Campbell, Calif.-based HopTo …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

Here are the signs that China’s Lehman moment is inevitable

Money market rates in China climbed again last week, prompting more worries of a deja vu of June’s cash crunch that spooked global markets. That was when the Shibor—the Shanghai interbank offering rate, which tracks the interest rates banks charge each other—soared, reminding many of the Libor leap …

Economic Data

A foolproof illustrated guide to Obamacare

Everything you need to know now that the ACA is underway<p>The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, is now underway. If you are among the majority of Americans who already have health insurance, not much will change. But there will be one big plus: no insurer can refuse you or raise your rates because …

The science and magic of wine-making

… a new friend is as a new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure. <i>Ecclesiasticus 9:10</i><p>I grew up on tales of my Dad's 1970s homemade hedgerow wines. Their fruity aroma and potency were legendary. All that remains of this heady era are five very dusty bottles of "vintage" wine sitting …

Watch Dave Grohl, Jack Black, and Val Kilmer perform together as Sweetriver and the Huckleberry Dogs

What happens when Dave Grohl, Jack Black, and Val Kilmer get together? Sweetriver and the Huckleberry Dogs. As part of Yahoo’s popular web series,</i> …

Linux only needs one 'killer' game to explode, says Battlefield director

It would only take one "killer" game for the Linux platform to explode its way into mainstream gaming, DICE creative director Lars Gustavsson told Polygon, revealing that the development studio would "strongly" like to get into Linux.<p>"We strongly want to get into Linux for a reason," Gustavsson …

The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

Last year we inaugurated our first-ever list of the best websites for your career. We took nominations from readers and combed through some 700 sites in order to compile our list of the top 75. This August we put out another call for nominations and got a flood of 2,000 comments, emails and tweets …

Google teams up with Harvard and MIT to help boost free online courses

Google said today that it will develop software for edX, a nonprofit created by Harvard and MIT that solicits and distributes online courses for free. Open edX, as the effort is called, is a platform for creating courses that can be taken by anyone with internet access. The move builds on Google's …

The global economy’s long climb back to the new normal

There is perhaps no more potent symbol of the post-Lehman Brothers global collapse than what happened in Detroit.<p>A bankrupt city. A crippled auto industry. Workers with no future.<p>Fast forward five years. Last week, Ford Motor Co. repatriated much of the production of the Fusion – a popular sedan …

The Underground Map of the Elements

The periodic table is an awesome piece of information organisation. By following one cardinal rule – all elements appear in order of their atomic number – and then carefully restricting the number of elements in each row (or period), clear patterns emerge.<p>For example, the first column (or group) …

19 signs your thyroid isn’t working right

The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck, can have a dramatic impact on a huge variety of bodily functions, and if you're a woman over 35 your odds of a thyroid disorder are high—more than 30 percent, by some estimates.<p>At least 30 million Americans have a thyroid disorder and half—15 …

Flipboard for Educators

Inside Flipboard / August 29, 2013<p>As students and teachers head back to school all over the country, we wanted to share some ideas on how Flipboard …

Seeking Success In A Finite Number Of Hours A Day

We all have a finite number of hours in a day – 24 to be exact. What we choose to do with those hours is of the utmost importance. We can waste our time, or we can use our time to improve ourselves and our lives. I have always felt passionate about the importance of reading books that can help us …

Why video games may be good for you

Games have long been accused of making players violent, but evidence has been building over the years that they can have positive effects. Scientists say they are not only understanding why, but they also trying to put these observations to the test.<p>The spreadsheet was seven feet long. Printed in …

Call of Duty

Wal-Mart’s newest scheme to ruin the middle class

Just as bad as the original ’80s campaign, “Buy America” 2.0 continues Wal-Mart’s planned takeover of urban markets<p>Almost 30 years ago, as the U.S. was bleeding jobs, Walmart launched a "Buy America" program and started hanging "Made in America" signs in its 750 stores. It was a marketing success, …

The Most Disappointing Player on Every NHL Team

Every NHL team has at least one, if not a handful of disappointing players each year.<p>Oftentimes, players are disappointing because they don’t perform to expectations. There are many reasons for this, with injuries often being an important factor.<p>Other years, players take actions off the ice that …

Fantasize Me: How to Win Your Fantasy Football Draft

As long as fantasy football has been around, it's been all about the running backs. In the first round, no matter what, take a running back. Well, unless you're in a league with lots of teams, Megatron is always a safe bet (especially if it's PPR).<p>The biggest mistake fantasy owners make is getting …

The 5 Steaks You Should Be Grilling Now

<i>Welcome to our new weekly series On the Grill, where our Sunday Dinners columnist Tom Hirschfeld will be showing us how to grill everything from steaks to salads with confidence (and style).</i><p><i>Today: How to grill the perfect steak, soup to nuts: the 5 best steaks to grill, the 5 rules for cooking them</i> …

Impossible? No, upsalite really is the wonder stuff

Making a mistake at work is seldom a good thing. Whether it's spilling hot coffee over yourself before a meeting or sending an insulting email about your boss to your boss, it rarely ends well.<p>Unless you work in Uppsala University, Sweden, where accidentally leaving equipment running over the …

Ranking the 10 Surest Bets in Fantasy Football This Year

Doug Martin or Adrian Peterson? Arian Foster or Ray Rice? In fantasy football this season, there are plenty of hard questions in the first few rounds, and many of these questions relate to the safety of the player being drafted.<p>How sure are you that you're going to get good value out of your early …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

57 Startup Lessons I've Learned The Hard Way

<b>Editors Note:</b> This is a guest post by Slava Akhmechet, founder of RethinkDB. You can follow him on Twitter here.<p>There are already very good lists of startup lessons written by really talented, experienced people (here and here). I’d like to add another one. I learned these lessons the hard way in …