Christine Nguyen

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Will machines eventually take on every job?

Automation will continue to transform the global workforce, but taking an active role in that process will help us reduce the damages and increase the gains, finds Rachel Nuwer.<p>It’s a booming time to be a truck driver. According to data NPR compiled from the US Census Bureau, truck driving is …

The Makeup Tax

Women who wear makeup earn more and are treated better. This has steep costs, in both money and time.<p>On July 20, Hillary Clinton conducted a Q&A session on Facebook, and Facebook staffer Libby Brittain posed an unusual Q to her:<p>“Every morning, as my boyfriend zips out the door and I spend 30+ …

Hillary Clinton

Father and son posed for a photo in the exact same way for 27 years

Beginning in 1986, a father and his son took the same black and white photo of themselves every year.<p>The photos trace the aging of both men, from the …

MIT Scientists Solve Mystery of the Dress That Split the Internet

<b>Washington:</b> MIT scientists have cracked the science behind the dress that went viral on the internet after some saw it as black and blue while others …

Why Indian Cuisine Breaks All The Flavor Science Rules

Everything we Westerners thought we knew about flavor pairing was recently turned on its ear by a study of the delicious and contradictory jumble of sensation known as Indian cuisine.<p>But let’s step back a minute and look at how we decide what tastes good. Why do we choose certain flavor combos and …

Why We Like Food That Makes Noise

The crunch of a chip, the snap of a carrot, or the fizz of a freshly opened beverage may greatly influence just how good we think those foods taste, …

A Girl, A Shoe, A Prince: The Endlessly Evolving Cinderella

"Woman gives birth to a gourd."<p>This is the opening to the description of an Italian variant of the <i>Cinderella</i> folk tale — or, really, a relative of one of its relatives — taken from a book called <i>Cinderella; three hundred and forty-five variants of Cinderella, Catskin, and Cap o'Rushes, abstracted</i> …

11 Superfoods That Work Better Together

Peanut butter and jelly. Soup and salad. Spaghetti and meatballs. There are a few classic pairings that will never go out of style. But some food …

Nutrition

Laser treatment claims to turn brown eyes blue

Ever been stymied in a desire to bat your baby blues by the fact that your eyes aren't actually blue? An experimental new procedure could see you permanently change your peepers' hue.<p>Strōma Medical Corporation, based out of Laguna Beach, California, claims to have invented a new laser eye surgery …

The 'Blurred Lines' Verdict Could Be Bad for Music

A jury orders Robin Thicke and Pharrell to pay $7.4 million to Marvin Gaye's estate, possibly lowering the bar for what's considered creative theft.<p>Robin Thicke and Pharrell's “Blurred Lines” is probably not the ideal song to be a test case for artistic freedom. If you thought the 2013 hit's lyrics …

Music

Are humans getting cleverer?

<b>IQ is rising in many parts of the world. What's behind the change and does it really mean people are cleverer than their grandparents?</b><p>It is not unusual for parents to comment that their children are brainier than they are. In doing so, they hide a boastful remark about their offspring behind a …

IQ

The surprising downsides of being drop dead gorgeous

Good looks can get you far in life, but psychologists say there are unrecognised pitfalls for the beautiful. David Robson reports.<p>Can you be too beautiful? It is hardly a problem that most of us have to contemplate – as much as we might like to dream that it were the case.<p>Yet the blessings and …

Did Dog-Human Alliance Drive Out the Neanderthals?

With the help of wolf dogs, early humans out-hunted—and outlasted—Neanderthals.<p>In popular culture, they're often portrayed like members of a heavy-metal band: fur clad, shaggy haired, ape-like. But in most ways they were like you and me. They used fire and made tools, lived in social groups, and …

Waiting On The Watch: Apple’s Unprecedented Moment

The Apple Watch launch, set for Monday at 10 a.m. PT, is fraught with expectation and desire in a way no other new product from the company ever has been before.<p>There's a fascinating moment in the <i>New Yorker</i>'s recent profile of Jonathan Ive. On the cusp of the Apple Watch announcement, he describes …

How The World Sleeps

Every country has its own unique and distinguishable customs. Traveling from place to place is a chance to see new sights, learn different histories and taste exotic cuisine. Despite geographical and cultural differences, sleep remains universal to us all.<p>While we all sleep, different nations …