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A Seven Step Plan for Effective Brainstorming

Everyone brainstorms a little differently, but over on the MIT Sloan Management Review they've put together a seven step plan that should help make …

Here's How to Win Connect Four Every Time

Connect Four might be a game that triggers childhood flashbacks, but it's not simple stuff. In fact, Numberphile reports that there are more than 4 …

David Cameron handed 'shopping list’ of Europe opt-outs

David Cameron must opt out of financial, social and employment red tape, and win back control of UK fishing waters as he renegotiates for a better deal with the European Union, a report recommends.<p>The Prime Minister should also demand the right to stop some European migrants claiming benefits and …

Scientists Are Scary Close To Controlling Our Memories And Brains With Computers

There are already thought-controlled gadgets and smart phone apps. But recently, a group of scientists at MIT took brain-computer interactions to a whole new level.<p>While they weren't able to create memories from scratch, they were able to associate different feelings to neutral memories in mice. In …

The Business App 50: The Best Apps To Help You Do Your Job

These devices have transformed our daily lives. While much attention is given to the coolest consumer apps, mobile apps that help you do your job better are arguably even more important.<p>With that in mind, we've assembled a collection of apps that can help you be a rock star at work.<p>We curated this …

Apps

10 Ways to Grow Your Personal Brand

As a young entrepreneur its essential to know how to promote yourself and your work if you want to be successful. If you want to be <i>really</i> successful …

MakerBot's $1,400 Digitizer, which turns real objects into 3D designs, is shipping in October

MakerBot's digital scanner was first shown off this spring, when it was described as a way to effortlessly turn a real object into a 3D design that could be printed out. At the time, though, it looked like a rough wooden prototype, with no price or exact release date. That changed today, when the …

Dogbone Wrench - handier than a socket set

I’ve used it three years. Keep it in my desk and use it much more frequently than my socket set. I always have the right size wrench handy in a …

These blobs are our closest invertebrate kin

<b>STANFORD (US) —</b> Scientists have sequenced the genome of a small sea creature, <i>Botryllus schlosseri</i>, which can regenerate its whole body from blood …

Big Pic: Check Out This Jumping Spider's Death Stare

Hello, hairy little guy<p>Meet <i>Phidippus clarus</i>, a common species of jumping spider uncommonly photographed in a portrait style by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring researcher Sam Droege.<p>Droege runs a Flickr page with photos of other animals done in a similar style, and they're consistently …

Public sector reverses two years of big falls in use of management consultants

Austerity is changing our public sector, but the pace of change must speed up if the government's targets for savings and improvements are to be met.<p>Even under the financial cosh, the public sector is capable of doing extraordinary things: transforming itself, improving productivity and delivering …

How to draft a consultancy agreement

<i>While it’s vital to prepare an employment contract when hiring part-time or full-time employees, it’s just as important to draft a proper consultancy</i> …

A Brief History of Toilet-Based Animal Attacks

<i>In a city in Australia, two different several-foot-long pythons have been found in two separate toilets in the space of a couple weeks, according to</i> …

Researchers glimpse microbial 'dark matter'

An emerging technique for analysing genomes has given scientists a look at microbes that were until now difficult to study, revealing unexpected …

Biology

Prometheus unbound

PROMETHEUS, a Titan bound to a rock by Zeus, endured the daily torture of an eagle feasting on his liver, only to have the organ regrow each night. …

Stem Cells

First Known Four-Quark Particle Pops Up In Japanese Collider

This new finding confirms the particle exists.<p>Physicists have observed what they're confident is the first known particle with four quarks.<p>This isn't the first time the Belle detector, housed with the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization in Japan, has appeared to observe a four-quark …

A Saturday's Work at Gizmodo in Mouse Movement

While you folks are doing your Saturday thing and maybe checking out ol' Giz now and then, somebody's gotta write it. That somebody is me, and this …

The perfect plant for...good soil, partial sun

For a plant that thrives in good soil with some sun, turn to Phlox paniculata 'Monica Lynden-Bell'.<p>You couldn't pick a better phlox than 'Monica Lynden-Bell' – it's vigorous, easy to grow, long-lived and healthy. The pale pink flowers have a silver sheen that contrasts well against the dark, almost …