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Texas teen’s arrest for bringing homemade clock to school sparks outrage

A precocious Grade 9 student who built a clock and took it to his Texas school to show his teachers and classmates learned the hard way that others might see his handiwork quite differently – as a possible explosive device.<p>The misunderstanding resulted in Ahmed Mohamed, 14, becoming the focus of a …

Plus size fashion week: confessions of a plus sized model

The first time I was approached by a modelling scout I thought I was being pranked. I had just left school at 15, after being bullied badly for my appearance. I was so tall – I’m now 5ft 11in, and I did most of my growing early – I was overweight, my hair was big and fluffy. My confidence was so …

Fashion Week

Neural Implants Let Paralyzed Woman Fly Plane With Her Mind

In a DARPA simulation, that is<p>Imagine piloting an airplane with your mind. No hands on the controls, no feet on the pedals, just thoughts and then movement through the sky. For all of you who aren’t Jan Scheuermann, this is just fantasy.<p>Scheuermann was paralyzed by a rare disease years ago, but …

Ivy League For Free: What One Man Learned By Crashing Elite Colleges For 4 Years

Guillaume Dumas attended the most expensive schools on zero tuition. He discovered what a college degree can–and cannot–get you in life.<p>Between 2008 and 2012, Guillaume Dumas took courses at some of the best colleges in North America–Stanford, Yale, Brown, University of California Berkeley, McGill, …

The Easy Secret to Making Yourself Better at Anything | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I'm a big believer in self-reflection, and I'm all about finding ways to make things (including myself!) better whenever possible. The reality is, none of us are perfect. Whether it's …

Self-improvement

How to win at (almost) everything

In games, humans are hopelessly predictable. Spot this hidden behaviour and you can crush puny-minded opponents in everything from the lottery to Rock, Paper, Scissors.<p>Although we can never outwit the weather or natural disasters, there are ways to master those other seemingly unpredictable …

Sherlock Holmes

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he says. "We want to …

How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work

Here’s what happened when we challenged ourselves to step away from our desks and get out for a while.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>If you’re like most Americans, you suffer from the physical, emotional, and mental …

Putin and the Ukraine crisis will force moribund Nato to reinvent itself

Nato generals and officials have good reason to be grateful to Vladimir Putin. Struggling to find a role for the 28-member alliance since the end of the cold war, Russia's actions in Ukraine have provided the moribund and unwieldy organisation with an opportunity to reinvent itself.<p>The big question …

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

Spotlight On: The Many Facets of Brazil

Whenever I say I am from Brazil, I usually get a big smile and comments about soccer and the country’s beautiful beaches. The friendly attitude of …

Here Are The Countries That Smoke The Most Marijuana

A recent United Nations report on drug use reveals drug trends around the world, including which countries have the highest rates of cannabis use.<p>The United States, Canada, Nigeria, and Australia rank the highest, with over 10% of the population over age 15 admitting to using the drug.<p>Western …

A US appeal court ruling that undermines the principle of net neutrality could spell the end for the ideal of an open internet<p>Want to know if someone is internet-savvy? Just ask them why anyone should care about net neutrality. If they understand the technology, stand by for a lecture on why it is …

The First Trillion-Dollar Startup

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Rhett Morris is the director of Endeavor Insight, the research arm of Endeavor, a nonprofit that supports more than 900 entrepreneurs in 20 countries. He edits a blog and monthly newsletter on entrepreneurship ecosystems here.</i><p>In 1957, eight entrepreneurs decided to do something that …

LED-lit indoor farm produces 10,000 lettuces a day

A newly opened indoor farm in Japan has been built with LEDs that emit light at wavelengths optimal for plant growth.<p>It's the work of plant …

For When You're Inciting A Revolution Or In A Disaster, A Way To Send Mobile Messages Completely Off The Grid

Firechat offers a way to communicate with people on your cell phone in times when the infrastructure is broken–or when you fear that it is being used to spy on you.<p>Firechat, a mesh networking app that makes it possible to talk to other people who also have the app, even when no Internet connection …

Neurobiologist Shares Personal Journey, Life Lessons in 'Last Lecture'

2 new drugs aim to prevent migraines; early tests done

Two drugs given to people who suffer migraines reduced the frequency of their headaches in early trials, scientists said.<p>The test results "may potentially represent a new era in preventive therapy for migraine," Dr. Peter Goadsby, an author on studies of both drugs, said in a statement. One of the …

Medicine

Want to live to 90?

A landmark study of retirement community residents who lived past 90 is providing a guide that could help<p><i>UPDATE: The two-part report "90+" aired on</i> …

Concealed Carry

Johns Hopkins University To Review Why It Kept Quiet About Gang Rape Report

Johns Hopkins University said Friday it will commission an independent review of the school's response to an alleged fraternity house gang rape, which students have charged in a federal complaint violated a campus security law.<p>Johns Hopkins administrators knew Baltimore police were investigating …

United Airlines to Google Glass wearer: Take off high-tech specs

Cecilia Abadie has a knack for getting into weird situations with her Google Glass specs. She already famously got ticketed for wearing Glass while driving. She fought the charge and won. Her latest Glass escapade involves United Airlines.<p>Abadie reports on her Google+ page that she was asked by a …

Google Glass

The Gigaom interview: Why synthetic biology and the Netflix model are the future of medicine

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Autodesk Project Cyborg<p>Look inside nearly any medicine cabinet in the U.S. and there will be a few bottles of …