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A New 'Vantablack' Bird-of-Paradise Has Been Discovered, And It's Absolutely Mesmerising

Not of this world.<p>Ornithologists have classified the Vogelkop superb bird-of-paradise as its own species after recognizing differences in two …

Birds

If You're Losing Sleep Over Rude Co-workers, Science Has a Simple Solution (You're Sure to Like It)

A study finds a connection between abuse at work and restless sleep and offers an answer that could also prevent a heart attack one day.<p>If you've ever felt judged, unjustly criticized or even verbally abused by colleagues at work, you've likely felt the impact in the quality of your sleep.<p>Maybe you …

Sleep

What Job Skill Is Most Lacking in the U.S.? LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Has a Surprising Answer

American employees are lacking (sort of) one surprising skill. Here are some keys to moving it to the strength side of the ledger.<p>LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner just appeared on CNBC's <i>Squawk Box</i> to reveal surprising new research about the state of job skills in the U.S. He talked about gaps in computer …

Leadership

Google Arts & Culture explores remote world heritage sites in virtual reality

Thanks to Google’s new Arts & Culture project, developed in collaboration with a non-profit called CyArk, you can tour some of the most remote but …

Augmented Reality

Google updated Maps, Earth 3D/2D imagery for 40% of the world’s population in the past year

For Earth Day 2017, Google Earth rather appropriately received a huge revamp that dropped the desktop app for a web client, redesigned the mobile apps, and added several features to better explore the world. A year later, Google is sharing several usage stats for the updated service.<p>Google …

Google Earth

You Know What You Are Worth, Now Ask For It. 3 Things You Must Know About Negotiating.

Negotiation is not haggling, it is providing clear evidence to support your value.<p>There are countless stories that I can share with you about how I lowered my value just to close a sale with a price-conscious customer, as well as giving away too much equity to investors, which ultimately turned out …

Customers

Updated maps show Portland's landslide risk

PORTLAND, Ore. -- For tens of thousands of people in the Portland area, a landslide is a real risk.<p>Thanks to some new interactive maps, it's easier …

Geology

Earth's magnetic ocean tides mapped from space

<b>This is the European Space Agency's spectacular new view of ocean tides as they sweep around the Earth.</b><p>The movie shows not the bulging movement of water directly, but rather its magnetic signature.<p>As the Moon pulls the salty seas through our planet's global magnetic field, electric currents are …

Earth Science

Chris Anderson starts DIY Robocars: A space for self-driving developers

<i>By:</i> <i>Eric Gundersen</i><i>Last week I ran into Chris Anderson, CEO of DIY Robotics, and spent hours talking about his latest project: Self-driving DIY …

Machine Learning

How controlling your gut bacteria could help you avoid a host of illnesses from diabetes to Parkinson's

Ever had a funny feeling in your stomach that tells you something is wrong? Or butterflies in your tummy when nervous? What about that bout of …

Wellness

Scientists Discover New Human Organ By Chance

A routine endoscopy—a procedure that involves inserting a camera into a person’s intestinal tract—may have led to the discovery of a previously …

Cancer Cells

The human microbiome: why our microbes could be key to our health

A plethora of conditions, from obesity to anxiety, appear to be linked to the microbes inside us. Nicola Davis explains why the microbiome is such a hot topic of research<p><b>What are microbiomes?</b><p>Both inside and out, our bodies harbour a huge array of micro-organisms. While bacteria are the biggest …

Microbiology

"Game-changing" synthesized antibiotic successfully treats infections for the first time

Back in 2015, a team of scientists discovered an exciting new antibiotic called teixobactin. Now an international team of researchers has, for the …

Medicine

This café in Vietnam is a modern-day Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Next time you’re in Hanoi, don’t miss the An’garden Café, a breathtaking coffee shop designed by the Le House architecture studio. This innovative …

New Research Explains Why Overthinking Can Hinder Creativity

Researchers in the UK have discovered that using a targeted electric current to temporarily suppress a particular region of the frontal lobes called …

Neuroscience

Bank accounts could disappear within 15 years according to one of Deutsche Bank's most senior execs

LONDON — Marcus Schenck, one of the most senior executives at Deutsche Bank, believes that bank accounts as we know them now could disappear in as little as five years.<p>Schenck, who is co-head of corporate and investment banking at the German lender, told Bloomberg's European Capital Markets Forum …

Deutsche Bank

A self-driving car in every driveway? Solid-state lidar is the key

Ever noticed how self-driving cars end up wearing some weird hats?<p>The earliest self-driving military trucks looked like they had spinning coffee cans …

Driverless Cars

Scientists Discover a Brand New Ocean 'Twilight Zone' Filled With Unknown Fish

A whole new world to explore.<p>It's always been there, but a layer of the ocean is so distinct from the waters above and below it that it needed its …

Robotics

HPV is causing an oral cancer epidemic in men by outwitting natural defenses

Five years ago, when actor Michael Douglas candidly revealed that his throat cancer was linked to having oral sex, two things happened.<p>He made headlines that mortified his family. And he helped publicize the fact that a pervasive, sexually transmitted virus called HPV was unleashing an epidemic of …

The cliff that changed our understanding of time

A rocky, remote outcrop in Scotland inspired the realisation that the Earth was millions of years old – and led Charles Darwin to his theory of evolution.<p>“Just a bit further, round the next bend,” my guide Jim said, as our fishing boat pitched and rolled in the choppy waters of the North Sea. It …

Earth Science

Geodesign: Elevating Planning And Design Decisions To Future Proof Outcomes

At the beginning of a student’s journey at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), students go out in the streets of Savannah to chronicle their emotions as they experience the city. When the class reconvenes, instructors present the students with detailed reports about the city’s citizens, …

Big Data

'Boaty McBoatface' sub survives ice mission

<b>"Boaty McBoatface" has executed its most daring dive yet.</b><p>The nation's favourite yellow submarine swam under a near-600m thick ice shelf in the Antarctic, returning safely to its launch ship after 48 hours away.<p>It was an important test for the novel autonomous vehicle, which was developed at the …

Sea Ice

Climb-On Maps changes the climbing game by getting you there faster and safer

Finding climbing routes can be a frustrating process for even the most seasoned of climbers — be it dealing with dangerous walk-offs or fumbling with …

Maps

This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't good

All day long, we're inundated by interruptions and alerts from our devices. Smartphones buzz to wake us up, emails stream into our inboxes, notifications from coworkers and far away friends bubble up on our screens, and "assistants" chime in with their own soulless voices.<p>Such interruptions seem …

Social Media

Research: Do People Really Get Promoted to Their Level of Incompetence?

You’ve probably encountered managers you admire more for their technical skills than for their actual leadership skills.<p>Perhaps it’s the familiarity of this experience that lends the Peter Principle its popular appeal. The Peter Principle, laid out in a 1969 book by Dr. Laurence J. Peter, describes …

Human Resources

New Species of 'Indestructible' Animal Found in Surprising Place

Discovered in a parking lot in Japan, the tardigrade species could provide clues for how the animal has changed over time.<p>Tardigrades are microscopic, resilient organisms that might just outlive the Sun—and their known world just got a little bigger.<p>Kazuharu Arakawa, a researcher at Tokyo's Keio …

5 Rare Habits of Managers Everyone Would Die to Work for

It all starts with their ability to listen actively to your needs.<p>Does the thought of working for the boss from hell frighten you? Perhaps you've already met that dismal fate and are considering a change. Or maybe you <i>made</i> the change and have sworn off bad bosses forever.<p>Good move. Now where do you …

Mentoring

A Danish company creates the best playgrounds the world has ever seen

Many of MONSTRUM's playgrounds have an aquatic theme. Children can climb into the gut of this 15-meter-long Blue Whale that's beached in Plikta Park …

North Sea

Tracking Fishing Vessels Reveals Industry’s Toll on the Ocean

Fishing feeds many of the world's 7.6 billion people. But our hunger for sea life has a toll—something not always easy to grasp thanks to the …