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The amazing brains of the real-time interpreters

The world’s most powerful computers can’t perform accurate real-time interpreting of one language to another. Yet human interpreters do it with ease. Geoff Watts meets the neuroscientists who are starting to explain this remarkable ability.<p>One morning this summer I paid a visit to the sole United …


Why Veins Look Blue

Colin Davis<p>BI Answers: Why do our veins look blue?<p>Blood is never blue — it's always some shade of red. However, veins carrying red blood may appear bluish because of how human tissue and blood reflect and absorb light.<p>When light enters human tissue, it is scattered in all directions (or bounced …

BITCOIN: How It Works, And Why It Could One Day Threaten Legacy Payments Tools Like Credit Cards

Bitcoin offers merchant and individuals an extremely low-cost, virtually frictionless payments system. Value can easily be transferred around the world without transmitting sensitive information that could be used for fraud, and without forcing merchants to pay extortionate transaction fees.<p>But, …


What 16 Successful People Read In The Morning

Yet catching up on news is an important part of what's often a very early morning for many of the world's most successful people.<p>Now we would like everyone to read Business Insider in the morning (or the afternoon), but it turns out some very important people have their own favorite sources of news.

Tim Ferriss's Top 3 Productivity Tips For Small Business Owners

Ferriss started out as a small business owner working 90-hour weeks to grow his online supplement company, BrainQuicken. Dissatisfied with his workaholic lifestyle, he transformed the way he used his time and spent his days. Focusing in on the effective use of his time quickly increased sales and …

Time Management

2013: Year in Review

Inside Flipboard / December 20, 2013<p>With 2013 about to be inscribed in the history books, we’ve curated several collections to commemorate what went …

These Excel Text Tricks Will Save Your Life When Cleaning Up Disorganized Data

While Microsoft Excel is an impeccable program, sometimes you're forced to scrounge for data from less organized places. Here, we look at one such example where the data that we import is all stuck in the same cell.<p><i>Produced by Daniel Goodman and Walter Hickey. Originally published in July</b> …


This is Nik Gowing in Davos. We want to hear from you ahead of the next edition of our BBC World Debate After the recent US government shutdown, the ongoing #Snowden scandal, and #Obama’s reluctance to intervene in #Syria… We’re asking: Has America lost touch with the world? Is Washington losing influence and power? Is Obama retreating from the international scene? Our speakers will include public figures from around the globe including US Senator John McCain from the US, Russian Parliament Member Alexey Pushkov and Prince Turki Al Faisal from Saudi Arabia. What questions do you want to ask? Use the comments section below or send a tweet using #BBCDavos

18 Examples Of Kobe Bryant's Insane Work Ethic

Achilles injuries are awful, especially for aging NBA players.<p>But work ethic is a crucial factor in overcoming injuries, and no one has a stronger work ethic than Kobe.<p>Whether it's waking up at 4 a.m., using space-age science, or abusing teammates in post-practice games, Kobe has proven over and …