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New Study Doesn't Say 'Electric Cars Aren't Green' (Headlines To The Contrary)

Brace yourself, electric-car fans and advocates. It may be a bumpy ride for the next few days.<p>Yesterday afternoon, the Associated Press covered a new …

Electric Vehicles

15 Ongoing Space Missions You Should Know About

Last month, the European Space Agency (ESA) landed a robot on a comet. While the exciting news seemed to come out of nowhere, you can be forgiven for …

Astronomy

The Break-Off Effect

The Virgin Galactic crash made the mechanical risks of space tourism clearer, but the psychological effects of space travel largely remain unknown.<p>At first they thought it was asthma.<p>The fighter squadron’s 37-year-old commander suddenly started refusing to fly at high altitudes because of …

Space Travel

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

War

An FBI Behavior Expert Reveals 7 Ways To Get People To Like You

Research shows relationships are vital to happiness and networking is the key to getting jobs and building a fulfilling career.<p>But what's the best way to build rapport and create trust? Plain and simple, who can explain how to get people to like you?<p>Robin Dreeke can.<p>Robin was head of the FBI's …

Self-help

How A College Grad Paid Off $28,000 in 3 Years on a $30,000 Salary

Think you'll never get out from under those student loan payments? Steal some tips from this college grad who did it in three years.<p>The average …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People

Want to work smarter, not harder? Learn from the best.<p>Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me,</i> …

Productivity

The Father of Economics Was Also the World's First Self-Help Guru -- And Can Improve Your Life!

Adam Smith, the18th century Scotsman best known for writing The Wealth of Nations, is widely misunderstood. His insights into technology, ambition, …

The 4 Most Common Negotiation Mistakes — And How To Avoid Them

Cue University of Michigan Ross School of Business professor George Siedel. He's taught negotiation classes around the world, and he recently heard from students saying they used his tactics to secure both of the deals above, he tells us.<p>Siedel is currently teaching 50,000 students in his Coursera …

Sergei Lavrov

Calm down, calm down. Let us help you.<p>After crawling through forums, patents, designs, and service information, we think we've found the cause of the Focus RS's issues.<p>M-Sport has won in 2017, and now, the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team is busy testing its 2018 contender with five-time champion …

Optimism Is the Enemy of Action

Positive thinking can hinder more than it helps by zapping people's motivation to work toward their goals.<p>It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when positive thinking became the star of the self-help industry. The idea of optimism is older than America itself (some accounts date it back to ancient Greece), …

What if Age Is Nothing but a Mind-Set?

The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life

While we appreciate it in the abstract, few of us pause to grasp the miracles of modern life, from artificial light to air conditioning, as <b>Steven Johnson</b> puts it in the excellent <b>How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World</b> (<i>public library</i>), “how amazing it is that we drink water …

Countdown to extinction: Only 6 northern white rhinos left on Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Unique? Suni was much more than that. He was vital to the survival of his kind.<p>So, on Friday, after rangers found the northern white rhino lifeless in his hut on a Kenyan wildlife conservancy, a short countdown to extinction began.<p>Suni was one of only seven northern whites left in the …

The World's Greatest Fears, Mapped by Country

A poll finds that people in the Middle East see religious and ethnic hatred as their biggest threat; Europeans and Americans are more concerned about inequality.<p>The biggest fear among the Japanese is, unsurprisingly, nuclear weapons. People in South Africa, Kenya, and Uganda are most worried about …

Omnipresence Is the Newest NYPD Tactic You’ve Never Heard Of

The cops in New York City are stationing officers and floodlights in high-crime housing projects.<p><i>Photos by</i> <i>Angela Almeida</i> <i></i><p>Deep into the night, a buzz can be heard in the Brownsville Houses. Outside playgrounds, inside parking lots, and throughout courtyards, massive floodlights marked with NYPD …

Law Enforcement

Things I Learned as a Shot Girl

Look as sociable as possible. Dilute the shots just a little. And always head straight for the bankers and bachelorette parties.<p>Think your corporate career is a nightmare? Tired of biting the entire way through your lip every time your sociopathic line manager barks something at you in totally …

Calvin Harris

The Seedy Underworld of Muay Thai Kickboxing

In my years as a British fighter in Bangkok, I saw fixed matches, gambling debts and child exploitation.<p><i>All photos courtesy of the author</i><p>Muay Thai kickboxing is one of the hardest contact sports in the world. I know from firsthand experience; for nearly a decade I was a <i>nak muay</i> (kickboxer) in …

Muay Thai

Why Is Russia Getting So Aggressive Toward Sweden?

Russian fighter jets have been flying dangerously close to Swedish airspace and tension between the two countries has been on the rise. Is Sweden prepared to deal with a new antagonist?<p><i>Russian fighter jet SU-27 closing up on a Swedish signals intelligence plane. Photo by FRA</i><p>Russia seems to be …

Russia

A Century Later, Relics Emerge From a War Frozen in Time

Retreating ice in the Alps sheds new light on high-altitude battle in World War I.<p><i>Greetings from Cercen Pass. It is storming and snow covers the highest peaks. We wait for peace, but the bad weather, the high altitudes ... Peace can only come with our death.</i><p>—from the May 28, 1916, diary of C.D., a …

History

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Happiness

How Politics Breaks Our Brains, and How We Can Put Them Back Together

I’m ly­ing in the met­al coffin of an MRI ma­chine, listen­ing to what sounds like jack­ham­mers and smelling my own breath go stale. My head is …

Critical Thinking

The U.S. Soldier Who Killed Herself After Refusing to Take Part in Torture

More than a decade ago, when I was the editor of <i>Editor & Publisher</i>, I was, as far as I know, the first writer with a national platform who regularly drew attention to the then largely-hidden tragedy of the rising rate of suicides among American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan--and then after they …

The Science of Conquering Your Greatest Fears

Many things scare me: the huge rock at the bottom of Boulder Garden on Colorado’s Gunnison River that has flipped my kayak numerous times; the chutes off the stormy top of the Big Sky tram; sullen men with clubs who lurk in Kenya’s Ngong Hills (I met them a while back).<p>Can a scientist in an …

The Brain

What is Innovation?

When asked to define the legal definition for obscenity, Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously quipped "I know it when I see it." For most of us the same applies to a working definition for innovation. We have a general sense of what it is but we know that under cross examination of the …

Innovation

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

Horrifyingly Beautiful Photos Show The Human Cost Of China’s Massive Pollution Problem

Gritty, detailed scenes from some of China’s most polluted places will make you grateful for the air you breathe.<p><b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Photographer Souvid Datta, who took these photos, has admitted to doctoring much of his work. Creating these photos of Chinese victims of pollution, in particular, involved</i> …

Pollution

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of this year’s international astronomy photography competition. The observatory’s annual free exhibition, which opened on Thursday, showcases these dazzling images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space. …

The Boneyard of the East – My Retro Planespotting Experience

Noses of a Boeing 747 and 727 – Photo: Caleb Howell | Flickr CC<p><i>This guest post was written by Andrew Vane (@pipelinedrew) for …

Aerospace