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Japan Does Holiday Lights Bigger & Better Than Us

Photo: Courtesy Ashikaga Flower Park.<p>Japan doesn't do anything half-assed. Bullet trains. Fluorescent lamp fighting. Tournedos rossini on <i>a Wendy's</i> …

Why This Company Got Rid Of Emails For Good (& Didn't Look Back)

Photo: Caiaimage/Rex/REX USA.<p>If you work for a modern corporation, chances are you lose yourself under a convoluted pile of emails each day. It can …

Nissan's BladeGlider: an electric sportscar fit for a superhero

It's the Batmobile, it's a <i>Star Wars</i> Starfighter, no it's <i>actually</i> Nissan's BladeGlider. This is the Japanese company's futuristic electric sportscar design that's built with speed in mind. It has a carbon fiber-covered body that's shaped like a rocket with a narrow nose and a wider rear. Beyond its …

Narrative Clip lapel camera shows up at Expand in its final form, we go hands-on

The last time we saw the Narrative Clip lifecasting camera, it had a see-through casing allowing you to see the circuitry within. Heck, it even had a different name. As it happens, though, the company's co-founder, Oskar Kalmaru, stopped by Engadget Expand this weekend, so we got a chance to see …

7 Things You Might Not Know About Calvin and Hobbes

Though we can’t pick your friends, we strongly encourage you to ostracize anyone who expresses disinterest or disdain for <i>Calvin and Hobbes,</i> the …

When Exercise and Supplements Don't Mix

Another study finds that resveratrol interferes with the benefits of exercise.<p>Back in July, I wrote about a study in which it appeared that resveratrol (a much-hyped antioxidant) seemed to block the fitness benefits of aerobic training. A group of men exercised, half took resveratrol and the other …

8 Toxin-Filtering Houseplants

<i>by guest blogger Maria Luci, associate editor at Maria's Farm Country Kitchen</i><p>When we think of poor air quality, we often picture smoggy cityscapes and jam-packed highways, but there's another place where we should be focusing our attention on air pollution: our own homes.<p>Due to the airtight nature …

The Work, Life Balancing Secrets Of Super Successful Neuroscientists

It’s not brain surgery, but it is brain science: maintaining a sterling academic career while also crushing it on the homefront. Now, have you formed your village yet?<p>There are two things a male business journalist cannot comprehend: being a mother and being a neuroscientist. And being awesome at …

10 things you will never learn at business school

The secret of fast growth companies is to consistently have those working with you looking for ideas for business improvement, efficiency gains, …

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Google Street View went inside CERN! Take the (very detailed) tour: http://f-st.co/yfVB2pv

The Secret Power Of Introverts

If you had to guess, what would you say investor Warren Buffett and civil rights activist Rosa Parks had in common? How about Charles Darwin, Al Gore, J.K. Rowling, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi and Google’s Larry Page? They are icons. They are leaders. And they are introverts.<p>Despite the …

The World's Most Fuel-Efficient Car Finally Comes To The U.S.

The Volkswagen XL1, which gets the equivalent of 209 miles per gallon, debuted this morning in Chattanooga, Tenn.<p>Today the world’s most fuel-efficient car, the Volkswagen XL1, made its first U.S. appearance at the 23rd Annual Society of Environmental Journalists conference in Chattanooga, …

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10 Brand New Books That You Should Read

<b>Suddenly, I don't know where to start.</b><p>It's like the brains of the world converged, had a meeting and decided to overwhelm us with a mass amount of …

Your False-Equivalence Guide to the Days Ahead

A kind of politics we have not seen for more than 150 years<p>The details are complicated, but please don't lose sight of these three essential points:<p>As a matter of <b>substance</b>, constant-shutdown, permanent-emergency governance is so destructive that <i>no other serious country</i> engages in or could tolerate …

'Asphalt Watches' Is the Most Glorious Animated Film about Hitchhiking Ever Made

Toronto artists Seth Scriver and Shayne Ehman went on a hitchhiking trek 13 years ago from a 7-Eleven in Chilliwack, British Columbia, to downtown Toronto. The journey really impacted them, and now they've immortalized it by co-directing a feature...<p><i>Trailer for</i> Asphalt Watches<i>.</i><p>Toronto artists Seth …