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How to face the world of tomorrow with the 'usefulness of useless knowledge'

What can scientists do when the top two countries, the US and UK, move in the "completely wrong direction?" Robbert Dijkgraaf, director of the …

Princeton University

Bill Gates tells college students what careers he'd pursue today

Not plastics. Instead the Microsoft co-founder advises AI, energy and biosciences, and he also has a book recommendation.<p>"Plastics" may have been the career byword for Benjamin Braddock back in "The Graduate," but things have changed 50 years later.<p>Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates tweeted out a …

Bill Gates
Andaman and Nicobar
Yoga

The Way You Live Will Change Your Brain (for Better or Worse), According to a Stanford Professor | Inc.com

If you think about your brain at all, you probably think of it as a well-developed organ that, by the time you're in your 20s at least, has matured into whatever it will be for the rest of your life. But that's not true at all. In his new book, <i>Behave: The Biology of Humans at our Best and Worst</i>, …

Digestion

The winners of the Sony world photography awards 2017 – in pictures

From Saudi single mothers to Chinese child gymnasts, the winners of the world’s largest photography competition have documented scenes across the planet

Photography

Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations

Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations.<p>Experts at the University of Edinburgh analysed mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey, to …

Ice Age

The English language’s domination of the globe may be skewing scientific research

People speak over 6,500 languages worldwide. Some are known to only a very few while others are spoken by billions. One is dominating.<p>Increasingly, the world’s common language is English; speaking, reading and writing it are critical skills for workers in the global economy. For example, this month …

Language

How many genes does it take to make a person?

We humans like to think of ourselves as on the top of the heap compared to all the other living things on our planet. Life has evolved over three …

Biology

The man who made scientists question themselves has just exposed huge flaws in evidence used to give drug prescriptions

Over the past decade, scientists have increasingly become ashamed at the failings of their own profession: due to a lack of self-policing and quality control, a large proportion of studies have not been replicable, scientific frauds have flourished for years without being caught, and the pressure …

Science

New Research Confirms That Kids Get Their Intelligence From Mom

Science just proved what your mom has been saying all along.<p>When it comes to your IQ, "I got it from my mama" couldn't be more accurate. New research featured in <i>Psychology Spot</i> says people are born with conditioned genes that work differently depending on if they're from your mother or father — and …

Parenting

A psychologist who's spent decades studying the science of persuasion explains why it's so hard to resist a sales pitch

Case in point: If you've got a likable salesperson, you're more likely to buy their product. If that salesperson tells you there's only one of that product left, you're even more likely to wind up purchasing it.<p>Yet if these are really such <i>duh</i> ideas, why can't we apply them in our daily lives? As …

Psychology

How Could 5,000 Employees Cheat? The Science Behind the Wells Fargo Scandal

Deception. Fraud. Over 5,000 fired. What went wrong? Science gives us some clues.<p>As you've no doubt heard by now, Wells Fargo recently received a $100 million penalty from the Consumer Financial Bureau, in response to illegal banking practices of its employees. This brought the bank's total bill …

Finance

This Is the Peak Age for Creativity, Science Says | Inc.com

Mark Zuckerberg was 20 when he launched Facebook. Steve Jobs was 22 when Apple II was released. Larry Page and Sergey Brin were just 23 when they began their research project called Google. The early accomplishments of these creative minds might have you believe the window to achieve life-changing …

Creativity

Humans may speak a universal language, say scientists

Humans across the globe may be actually speaking the same language after scientists found that the sounds used to make the words of common objects and ideas are strikingly similar.<p>The discovery challenges the fundamental principles of linguistics, which state that languages grow up independently of …

8 Secrets of Great Communicators

Great communication skills are a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. Here are eight proven strategies that will improve yours today.<p>When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we're pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren't nearly as good as we …

Public Speaking

Want to Raise Wildly Successful Kids? Science Says Do This for Them (but Their Schools Probably Won't)

A 45-year study of 5,000 gifted students reaches some controversial conclusions.<p>This is a story about gifted kids, science--and a big mistake.<p>It starts with a longitudinal study of some the most intelligent young people the United States has ever produced--a study involving more than 5,000 students …

Education

Do dolphins use language?

Dolphins use words and sentences to speak to each other much like humans do, a new study says. The next step, researchers say, is figuring out how to …

Linguistics

3tags.org

Most Scientific Findings Are Wrong or Useless

"Science, the pride of modernity, our one source of objective knowledge, is in deep trouble." So begins "Saving Science," an incisive and deeply …

Clinical Trials

Do You Believe in God, or Is That a Software Glitch?

We’ve all seen them, those colorful images that show how our brains “light up” when we’re in love, playing a video game, craving chocolate, etc. Created using functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fM.R.I., these pictures are the basis of tens of thousands of scientific papers, the backdrop to …

Neuroscience

8 Things We've Learned About Happiness In The Past Decade

We're living in a golden age of happiness -- the scientific study of happiness, at least.<p>The field of positive psychology has exploded in growth …

Happiness

The Golden Age for Happiness Will Surprise You

In our youth-obsessed culture, you may be surprised to find that older people—not younger people—are actually happier. This was the conclusion of a …

These 4 Skills Will Make You Happier

We generally think of happiness as either a matter of chance or circumstance. Some people are born with happy brains–they just naturally seem to see …

Happiness

Most adults know more than 42,000 words

Armed with a new list of words and using the power of social media, a new study has found that by the age of 20, a native English-speaking American …

'Being a Man Is Bad News': Study Finds Men Are Genetically Doomed

New research suggests that the reason behind why women live longer than men is in our DNA.<p>Certain populations live longer than others: Women tend to outlive men and Hispanics have lower mortality rates than other ethnic groups. But the mystery is <i>why</i>. There are many social and health theories that …

Peter Thiel

How to Measure the Creativity of a 1-Year-Old

Online sites like BuzzFeed and Pinterest are full of “hacks” that provide solutions to common problems by using everyday objects in uncommon ways, …

Creativity

Psychologists spent a month tracking the moods of 28,000 people, and what they did when they were the happiest surprised them

We like doing things that feel good because, well, they feel good. It's something psychologists call the "hedonic principle." Basically, the principle goes, we try to do pleasurable things whenever possible and avoid un-pleasurable things whenever we can.<p>Given our pleasure-seeking track record, …

Happiness

Wallpaper Weekends: Google I/O Paper for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch

Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple …

Apple Watch

Slightly More Than 100 Exceptional Works of Journalism

This fantastic nonfiction from 2015 is still worth discovering and pondering today.<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction that I encounter as I publish The Best of Journalism, an email newsletter that I curate weekly for its subscribers. This is my annual attempt to bring some …

Journalism