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The Definitive Listing Of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Novels

"Mort" or "Reaper Man"? "Pyramids" or "Small Gods"? WHICH IS THE BEST?<p>• <b>Disclaimer:</b> This list will annoy some people, but it's my list, so there. Also, I haven't included the Tiffany Aching novels and the other young-adult books, or a few other oddments such as <i>The Last Hero</i>. The list was long enough …

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement

DIY Satellites: Now and Near Future

Space is becoming increasingly accessible to more people thanks to plummeting costs, weight, and energy use of the technologies needed for freeflying satellites to sense and direct their orientation, communicate with the ground, and perform complicated computations in real time on orbit.<p>The dawn of …

Google Glass Is Finding Its Footing in the Workplace

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Faced with substantial wariness toward privacy concerns, and continued mocking over fashion …

Real moon age: Our moon may be older than we thought.

A new study published in <i>Nature</i> dates our planet’s satellite sidekick at 4.47 billion years of age, 60 million years younger than believed, and it …

Jade Rabbit lunar rover alive after all, says China

Crippled moon explorer transmits again after surviving freezing night that was thought to have killed it off, reports say<p>China’s troubled Jade Rabbit lunar rover has come back to life, a day after it was declared dead from a combination of mechanical troubles and extreme cold on the moon, according …

Shiny And New: World's Largest Solar Plant Opens In California

The world's largest solar power plant, made up of thousands of mirrors focusing the sun's energy, has officially started operations in the Mojave Desert, just inside southeastern California near the border with Nevada.<p>The $2.2 billion, 400-megawatt Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, which …

Scientific knowledge is as much about culture as education

One in four Americans doesn’t know that the Earth revolves around the Sun, but this says much more about culture than it does about education<p>A recent US National Science Foundation Study of more than 2,200 randomly sampled American adults suggests that a quarter of Americans do not know that the …

The Thames Barrier has saved London – but is it time for TB2?

The Thames Barrier is being closed with increasing frequency to protect central London and at-risk areas upriver. Now, some experts are asking if it is still fit for purpose<p>Massive engineering projects paid for by the taxpayer have a bad reputation in Britain. They are associated with …

11 Things I Learned Reading Every Last Word Of The AAAS Meeting Program Book

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is the world’s largest general scientific society. It's the publisher of the journal <i>Science</i>, and it has a giant meeting every February in a giant conference center in the bowels of a giant city. I attended this year, lugging around the …

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Why We Miss Creative Ideas That Are Right Under Our Noses

In crowdsourcing, a big challenge is not with coming up with creative ideas, but identifying creative ideas. A bias makes us bad at spotting creative ideas when they come from those working around us.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>There are times when I've thought about singing during the program or …

Top ten emerging technologies which will change your life

Computers controlled by thought and other cutting edge developments have been named in a list of the top ten technologies which could shape our future<p>Computers operated by the power of thought, wearable technology and advanced cancer treatments are among the top ten emerging technologies which will …

Why Bitcoin Needs More Women

There's really no such thing as an average Bitcoin user.<p>That's according to Lui Smyth, a London-based Bitcoin researcher who surveyed more than 1,000 Bitcoin users last year to get a demographic picture of the community. (He’s doing another survey this year.)<p>Smyth found Bitcoin users are atheists …

By the Way, the World's Space Missions Rely on Russian Hardware

One thing to keep in mind as tensions rise between Russia and the West: We can't send people to space without them.<p><b>Last December, an Atlas V rocket rose from</b> Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, carrying a secret observation satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office. The engine in the …

Phone app measures night sky brightness

Help scientists create a global map of night sky brightness with the Dark Sky Meter app on your smartphone.<p>The Dark Sky Meter is an app for …

The architecture of your cerebral cortex is surprisingly logical - Futurity

Researchers have identified eight distinct neural subnetworks that together form the connectivity infrastructure of the mammalian cerebral cortex.

A Solar-Powered Drone Designed To Fly For Five Years Nonstop

Titan Aerospace will test a drone that could track hurricanes, spot pirates, and more.<p>If a drone never had to land, it could track hurricanes, spot pirates and smugglers, follow animal migrations, and even act as an auxiliary GPS. In essence, it would be a geostationary satellite without the …

Strange Signal From Galactic Center Is Looking More and More Like Dark Matter

The more that scientists stare at it, the more a strange signal from the center of the Milky Way galaxy appears to be the result of dark matter …

The China Syndrome

The second terms of U.S. Presidents tend to be difficult for any number of reasons, but they are often disrupted by a foreign policy crisis. It's …

China

The New Oil and Gas Boom

In their second debate, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney began with a spirited discussion on energy, during which they both agreed on the goal of making …

Oil

Time to Say Danke

Everyone is worried that Greece will default on its national debt. That's really not news. By one estimate, since it gained its independence from the …

Europe

China Digs Itself Deeper Into Dollar Trap

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How Many Guns Does It Take to Kill a Millennial?

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Developing Economies Hit a BRICS Wall

Until recently, investors viewed China, Brazil and India as a sure thing. Lately, though, their economies have shown signs of weakness and money has …

Economics