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Your Complete Guide to the STAR Format

For better interviews, providing better feedback, or more effective performance discussions, you need to know the STAR format.

This Unconventional Way of Consuming Books Will Transform How You Read

When's the last time you listened to an album from beginning to end? Yeah, right. But of course, you read books from cover to cover. I mean, who in their right mind wouldn't? Turns out, lots of folks.<p>I once believed in the sacredness of books -- each text deserved to be read in its entirety. …

The Nastiest Feud in Science

A Princeton geologist has endured decades of ridicule for arguing that the fifth extinction was caused not by an asteroid but by a series of colossal volcanic eruptions. But she’s reopened that debate.<p><i>Updated and corrected on September 7, 2018</i><p>1.<p>Gerta Keller was waiting for me at the Mumbai airport …

Extinction

400 free online courses with credits that can count towards your degree

These days, more and more universities are offering for-credit programs via MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses. What started with a small number of degree programs, such as the iMBA from the University of Illinois (Coursera) and Georgia Tech’s Online Master of Science in Computer Science …

This course uses neuroscience to triple your reading speed

popsci shop<p>Master the science of speed reading and memorization for just $9.<p>In this fast-changing world, it’s vital to acquire new skills. The problem is, learning something new takes precious time. But what if we could speed things up? Become A SuperLearner 2: Speed Reading & Memory is a course …

1955 Mickey Mantle Card Found in Pack Opening; Man Receives $50,000 Offer for It

Chris Rothe, a bookbinder from Maryland, is about to be a lot richer.<p>According to ESPN.com's Darren Rovell, Rothe is now the proud owner of a rare Mickey Mantle card after he was assigned a random spot in a drawing of a 1955 pack of Bowman baseball cards at the National Sports Collectors Convention …

Mickey Mantle

[Update: Resolved] It's not just you, Arlo cameras are down for many

Arlo is a well-known name in the smart home/wireless security camera game these days, and we're pretty big fans of their products here at AP, but …

You can now use Google Assistant to control Dish Hopper DVRs

Amazon Echo owners have been able to control their Dish Hopper DVRs over a year now using Alexa voice commands. If you’ve been living in envy, the wait is now over as the Google Assistant can now help you watch your favorite shows all without picking up a remote.<p>Amazon Kindle Paperwhite<p>Rolling out …

Google Assistant

Smart bandage can monitor chronic wounds and dispense drugs

Researchers are hoping that this new tech might reduce amputations.<p>Chronic or slow-healing wounds are an increasing problem around the world. That's why a team of researchers at Tufts University is working on a smart bandage that can keep track of what is going on with a wound and release …

Do dogs recognise their own breeds?

Hey there! You look awfully familiar…<p>There has been no specific research to ascertain whether dogs can recognise their own breed. But we do know …

James Hansen wishes he wasn't so right about global warming

NEW YORK (AP) — James Hansen wishes he was wrong. He wasn't.<p>NASA's top climate scientist in 1988, Hansen warned the world on a record hot June day 30 years ago that global warming was here and worsening. In a scientific study that came out a couple months later, he even forecast how warm it would …

Scientific Research

Exciting insight into role gut bacteria play in obesity-related depression and anxiety

A compelling new study from researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center has shed more light on the mysterious connection between our diet, gut bacteria and …

How Tidally Locked Planets Could Avoid a 'Snowball Earth' Fate

Tidally-locked planets in the habitable zone of stars may be able to avoid global ice ages, according to a study that models the interplay of where …

Millennials are the worst when it comes to tipping

<i>Corrections and Clarifications: An earlier version of this story misidentified Daniel Post Senning.</i><p>Millennials have been notoriously credited with taking down bar soap, breakfast cereal, diamonds and homeownership.<p>What's next? It could be tipping.<p>Nearly two-thirds of millennials typically tip below …

Saguaro Cactus

Saguaro Cactus - How Do You Pronounce It?<p>The saguaro cactus is a very unusual looking tree of the desert. It has been the subject of many …

National Parks

Everything you need to know about Discord, the app that 135 million gamers all around the world are using to talk to each other

Among gamers, the hip way to chat with friends is not via Skype, Slack or TeamSpeak, but Discord, a relatively new messaging app that's starting to surge in popularity — it recently announced a new milestone of 135 million users.<p>Discord was specifically designed to serve the gaming community. The …

Hate Groups

The Mystery of the ‘SpaceBees’ Just Got Even Weirder

As the government investigates an unauthorized satellite launch, amateur trackers are watching the skies for clues.<p>“Perfect timing!” Mike Coletta said when he answered the phone. I called him recently to ask about some satellites currently orbiting Earth. Just then, one of them was passing over his …

What Is Spacetime?

People have always taken space for granted. It is just emptiness, after all—a backdrop to everything else. Time, likewise, simply ticks on …

A possible new weapon against eczema: live bacteria

With two decades of medical education, training, and research under my belt, I have finally reached the stage in my career when I can proudly state that I intentionally spray people in the face with live bacteria.<p>Atopic dermatitis, more commonly known as eczema, is an inflammatory skin disease that …

Worse Than 2008? Here's What the Emerging Market Numbers Show

Harvard economist Carmen Reinhart turned heads this week with her comments on emerging markets, saying they’re in worse shape now than during the …

How Gross Is it to Wear Your Shoes in the House?

The final word on whether dragging in all that bacteria on your shoes will actually make you sick.<p>You’ve always been a bit of a germaphobe. Your hermetically sealed home is a wonderland of disinfectants, antibacterial soaps, and air purifiers. Say you invite a couple other friends over for a book …

Six of the Oldest Human Remains Found in the U.S.

Archaeological discoveries of ancient humans keep pushing our knowledge about our species further back in time. The Americas haven't been populated …

Anthropology

'Biggest Ever' Sinkhole Has Ripped Open in New Zealand, And It's Unearthing History

"What I see in the bottom of this hole is the original 60,000-year-old volcanic deposit."<p>What is thought to be the largest known sinkhole in New …

New Zealand

Scientists discover how to harness the power of quantum spookiness by entangling clouds of atoms

<b>(Getty/MarySan)</b><p>The quantum world of atoms and particles is famously bizarre<p>Robert Young<p>May 7, 2018 12:00am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>From tunnelling through impenetrable barriers to being in two places at the same time, the quantum world of atoms and particles …

Amazing video of cells moving within an organism

Scientists combined multiple imaging technologies to deliver an unprecedented 3D view inside the body of crawling cancer cells, spinal cord circuit …

If you grow a brain in a lab, will it have a mind of its own?

As our ability to create organs expands, ethical questions come into play.<p>There are lots of reasons one might want to grow brains. For starters, they would allow us to study human neurological issues in detail, which is otherwise quite challenging to do. Neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and …

SwiftKey update lets you customize the toolbar, beta version gets small visual refresh

• SwiftKey pushed out updates to the stable and beta versions of the eponymous keyboard.<br>• Both updates introduce new features, though the stable update includes additional bug fixes.<br>• The updates are available from the Play Store.<p>With the long-forgotten Swiftmoji app officially retired, the SwiftKey team …

Entrepreneurial Life Is Crazy. Here Are 3 Ways to Stay Sane

Business can be insane, but you don't have to be.<p>Tell me if you've ever been here before. You've just put in a 15-hour day at the office and now you're home among familiar comforts like your flat-screen TV and fully stocked refrigerator.<p>It's finally time to take time for yourself. But then you …

Amazon Prime is about to get more expensive: Prime price rise comes despite Jeff Bezo's firm doubling profits in 2018

The price of Amazon Prime is rising to $119, from $99, in the US and it's not known if a similar rise is coming to the UK<p>A week after Amazon boss …

Steve Irwin Gets Honoured With Hollywood Star & Yes There Was A Giant Snake

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 14:10<p>The late and great Steve Irwin has just recieved his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.<p>The 'Crocodile Hunter' was …