Chris Varghese

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Meet the Rosehip Neuron, the Newest Cell in the Human Brain

A lot remains hidden within the tissues stuffed inside our craniums. As Yasemin Saplakoglu at <i>LiveScience</i> reports this week, researchers recently …

Neuroscience

24-Carat Black Were Sampled by Pusha-T, Kendrick Lamar, Nas, JAY-Z—And They’re Still Broke

Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler first heard it when he was a kid in the mid-1970s: the woozy, apocalyptic funk of 24-Carat Black.<p>Butler’s father, a history professor, routinely brought home avant-jazz LPs of the day, exposing his son to Sun Ra and Pharoah Sanders before he was even old enough to …

Rap & Hip-Hop

8 Productivity Tips You've Never Heard of

Follow these tips to increase your productivity, reduce stress and get more done in less time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to increase your productivity, reduce stress and get more done in less time?<p>In the first episode of <i>Becoming Unstoppable,</i> Entrepreneur …

Productivity

9 Foods That Scrub Our Arteries Clean

The No. 1 killer on the planet is heart disease, which accounts for one in four deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and …

Blood Vessels

How To Get Lean

Reasons for fat loss come on a spectrum. Some people just want to carve off a bit of timber, while for others “six-pack abs” is a permanent fixture …

Either This Data is Incorrect or These Physicists Just Changed the World

A paper posted to arXiv last month claims to have achieved superconductivity at room temperature, but other physicists say the data may be incorrect.<p>When it comes to applied quantum mechanics, there are two “holy grails” in the field.<p>One is building a large scale quantum computer and the other is …

Quantum Physics

10 Lower Body Exercises That Will Save Your Knees

Build strong legs -- without terrible knee pain.<p>Everybody has to squat.<p>The exercise is one of the most basic and functional movement patterns you can do, and it builds total-body muscle and strength like nothing else. But who says you have to do it with a barbell on your back? If you’ve been …

Workouts

Challenge Yourself With This Trainer's No-Equipment Ab Workout — It's a "Tough One"

Are you up for a challenge? Personal trainer and fitness influencer Kelsey Wells is here to fire up your abs like never before. She shared an advanced bodyweight ab workout on Instagram that's "not for beginners," according to her caption. The workout features five killer moves that require zero …

Self-made millionaire: 'I don't save money'—here's why

You’ve heard the saying, “cash is king,” but what if I told you it’s not? In fact, cash is garbage — inflation eats it. $1,000 in 1960 had the …

Dads Pass On More Than Genetics in Their Sperm

Eat poorly, and your body will remember—and possibly pass the consequences onto your kids. In the past several years, mounting evidence has shown …

Genetics

Microsoft debuts free quantum computer programming katas

Microsoft yesterday announced the release of Quantum Katas, a self-paced programming project that teaches developers how to write code for quantum computers.<p>Quantum Katas, as the name implies, are coding katas from Microsoft that teach beginning developers the fundamentals of the company’s quantum …

Closed Loophole Confirms the Unreality of the Quantum World

After researchers found a loophole in a famous experiment designed to prove that quantum objects don’t have intrinsic properties, three experimental …

Asking These 9 Questions Will Instantly Reveal What Employees Think of Their Boss

Do you take an active interest in your employees as people, and make everyone feel included?<p>Nobody likes to lose good employees. So leaders everywhere have been trying to crack the code on the best methods of motivating and retaining their employees.<p>Let me share a little secret with you about human …

Forget the Blood of Teens. This Pill Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pop

Nir Barzilai has a plan. It’s a really big plan that might one day change medicine and health care as we know it. Its promise: extending our years of …

“Unprecedented” research reverses age-related wrinkles and hair loss in mice

A breakthrough new study from researchers at University of Alabama at Birmingham has demonstrated that reversing mitochondrial dysfunction in mouse …

The Personal Trainer’s Secret To Getting Leaner Faster

It’s time to face the muscle music guys. You need to burn calories to get lean or ‘toned’. This means intensity and duration need to be two key …

Insider Hotel Secrets For The Affluent Traveler

You want honest advice that no one else will give you? Talk to Anthony Melchiorri.<p>Mr. Melchiorri is an hotelier extraordinaire. A former Air Force protocol officer, he takes a no-nonsense approach as a wildly successful “hotel fixer” on the Travel Channel’s original series <i>Hotel Impossible</i>. In this …

Hospitality

8 Highly Effective Abs and Crossfit Core Workouts

Crossfit core workouts are essential for athletes that want to develop excellent lifting and gymnastic skills, as well as improve general posture, …

The dirty little secret behind 'clean energy' wood pellets

It is touted as a smart way for Europe to reach its renewable energy goals. But try telling Lisa Sanchez thousands of miles away in America that burning wood chips is a form of clean energy.<p>The bucolic charm of her rural home in the Piney Woods forest region of east Texas is undercut by the big …

Scott Pruitt

Discover This Forgotten Region of the Brain, According to a Neuroscientist

Forgotten, but not lost.<p>You’ve probably never heard of the claustrum, a small region of the brain, because scientists still know little about it. …

Hundreds of new genes may underlie intelligence—but also autism and depression

Being smart is a double-edged sword. Intelligent people appear to live longer, but many of the genes behind brilliance can also lead to autism, …

10 Endocrine System Fun Facts

This system regulates metabolism, growth, and sexual development<p>The endocrine system, like the nervous system, is a communication network. While the …

Front and Center: The Best Exercise You Are Not Doing

<b>I don’t know what it is about the barbell front squat, but it’s treated a little like the poor cousin of the barbell back squat</b>. Many people think …

These 5 Habits Literally Add Years to Your Life, According to a New Harvard Study

Harvard researchers studied the lives of 123,219 men and women over 3 decades, to learn exactly how much extra time good habits can add to your life.<p>They say there's no fountain of youth. But a comprehensive new Harvard University study is the latest report to break down exactly how much extra time …

AGNI Energy Claims Nuclear Fusion Isn't As Far Away As You Think

On Feb. 22, 2016, Bill Gates said, an ‘energy miracle is coming and it is going to change the world.’<p>He was talking about nuclear energy.<p>Gates formed a nuclear engineering company a few years back, in Bellevue, Washington, to design and build a game-changing reactor that can burn old reactor fuel, …

Nuclear Energy

Inversion: The billionaire thinking skill you were never taught in school

“All I want to know is where I’m going to die, so I’ll never go there.”<p>These are the famous words of Charlie Munger, the business partner of Warren …

First Aid Techniques You Should Know for 8 Common Injuries

Need to brush up your first aid skills? Here, a basic guide to managing cuts, scrapes, sprains, and more common medical mishaps.<p>A Bloody Nose<p>A …

Is it safe to keep more than $500,000 in a brokerage account?

Today’s column is inspired by a reader who wants to know whether he should split his assets among several brokerage firms to stay below the $500,000 …

Everything You Need to Know About Using CBD for Pain and Anxiety

The compound, found in the cannabis plant, is thought to be good for muscle pain, headaches, and anxiety, among other things. But what does the research say?<p>James Joliat, a 35-year-old video producer in Denver, has long experienced muscle and joint pain—mostly related to sports injuries. He says he …

Your home internet isn’t as fast (or as cheap) as it should be – but we’ll show you how to fix it

Many people out there have issues with their home wireless networks, but they just deal with it instead of actually doing something about it. What’s …