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10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People

Do what everyone else does and you get the results they get. Here are ways to be different -- and achieve differently.<p>Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly …

When can we talk to aliens?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Are we alone in the cosmos? Or might there be intelligent life elsewhere?<p>Last week, NASA scientists discussed in very concrete terms the steps to discovering life elsewhere in the universe over the next decade or two.<p>This year is the 20th anniversary of the discovery of a planet around a …

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Is the Placebo Effect in Your DNA?

Some people feel better after dummy treatments, while others feel no difference unless the drugs are real. A new paper argues that the difference may come down to genetics.<p>The first real, physical proof of the placebo effect came in 1978. Running a study on patients who had recently had their …

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Jaguar's 'Ghost Car' Navigation System Is Straight Out Of Science Fiction

Jaguar just unveiled a proposed new navigation system that's unlike anything we've ever seen.<p>Most modern navigation systems instruct drivers using a series of arrows or at best a pictographic representation of a highway exit. However, Jaguar's new experimental system abandons the arrows and instead …

The 19-Year-Old Wiz Kid Who Turned Down Apple Has Nabbed Backing From A Hollywood Star

We caught up with Meyer again and learned that since that decision, things have been wild for him.<p>His startup, Fresco News, crowdsources breaking news and photos from Twitter, Instagram and other social media.<p>Fresco finds breaking news, verifies it, and gets the license to publish relevant images …

Human foetus cells injected into baby mice to create ‘supermouse’

A 'supermouse' which is four times smarter than normal mice has been created by scientists by an injection of human brain cells<p>The cells from a human foetus have been injected into baby mice to create animals which have brains that are half human.<p>Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical …

Has Stanford University found a cure for Alzheimer's disease?

A drug which boosts the brain's immune response could prevent or cure Alzheimer's disease<p>Alzheimer's could be prevented and even cured by boosting the brain's own immune response, new research suggests.<p>Researchers at Stanford University discovered that nerve cells die because cells which are …

Coding is made child’s play by new electronic building blocks

If Lego had a 21st-century facelift, it would look a lot like SAM, a new kit where the building blocks are electronic modules (or SAMs: sensor actor modules), which wirelessly communicate with each other over Bluetooth.<p>SAMs are either motors, lights, switches or sensors, and appear as “drag and …

20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014

WATCH THIS!<p>20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014: 'Snowpiercer,' 'Begin Again,' 'The Immigrant,' and More<p>From <i>The Immigrant</i>, boasting an Oscar-worthy turn …

Senate Report Says Torture Program Was More Gruesome, Widespread Than CIA Claimed

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday released the highly anticipated 500-page summary of its report on the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program, providing a sobering glimpse into one of the darkest chapters in the U.S. government's history.<p>In the report, a product of a 5-year …

See 25 Incredible Images of Earth From Space

Alberta, Canada, Oct. 10, 2014.<br>DigitalGlobe<p>1 of 25<p>There's something to be said for being on the ground when news plays out, but sometimes it's the …

White Florida Deputy Shoots Black Man Who Witnesses Say Had Hands Up

"I ask everyone to not rush to judgment and allow the investigation to be completed," Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said at a news conference in Orlando.<p>Demings, who himself is African American and was surrounded by six religious leaders from the black community, said investigators have found …

Hundreds In Germany Mourn Student Killed Defending Teen Girls From Harassment

Most of the mourners gathered outside a German mosque Wednesday never met Tugce Albayrak when she was alive. But hundreds of them came out anyway to pay their final respects to the 23-year-old college student, who was killed after she stepped forward to defend two teenage girls from harassment.<p>"I …

Scientist trumps his own work three weeks after winning the Nobel Prize

If you'd just won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, no-one would blame you if you took a quick trip to Disneyland, or at least a few days to catch up on <i>Orange is the New Black</i>. Eric Betzig, however, had other plans, since shortly after he was told he was receiving the accolade for revolutionizing the …

Historian: Shroud of Turin is actually a medieval Easter prop

You can add one more name to the list of those claiming the Shroud of Turin dates only to medieval times. According to British historian Charles Freeman, Jesus' supposed burial cloth—believed by many to show his image after crucifixion—is a 14th-century prop that was likely used during an …

Astronomers Find Amazing Evidence Of A Star Escaping A Black Hole

A star passed by the black hole close enough that some of its mass fell into the black hole's gravitational grip, but far enough that the star managed to get away still intact with minor damage.<p>A team of astronomers spotted the event in a galaxy about 650 million light years from Earth, which is …

What Your Birthday Says About Your Mood And Personality, According To Science

Astrologers and other spiritual types are typically the only people to believe in a connection between a person's birthday and their personality. But according to a recent study, there's scientific evidence that indeed, the season of your birth may have some impact on who you are.<p>Researchers from …

Forget everything you thought you knew about how women orgasm

A new study claims that there is no such thing as a vaginal, or clitoral orgasm. Oh, and apparently the G-spot is a myth, too. Radhika Sanghani reports<p>The elusive G-spot does not exist, according to a new study.<p>So far, so typical. It seems we can’t go a few months without researchers offering a new …

The Strength Program That Will Get You the Best Results of Your Life

It's the simplest way to maximize your gains<p>Tamio "Tommy" Kono, the legendary Olympic weightlifting champion and Mr. Universe, has an interesting way of looking at training. Imagine you have a test tube filled with your workout ability, he says. Each time you train, you should spill out just a …

How Music Affects Your Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Music has a way of expressing that which cannot be put into words.<p>It is for this reason (and many more) that music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity-but does music itself help one to create?<p>This is an important …

15 Pictures Of 'The Most Alien-Looking Place On Earth'

Because of its extreme isolation from other land masses, Socotra has very unique plant life, a third of which can be found nowhere else in the world.<p>Not only are the plant endemic to Socotra, but they look weird as can be, causing people to refer to it as "the most alien-looking place on earth."

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Terrawatch: The crash that splintered Earth's crust

One of the things that distinguishes Earth from other planets is its plate tectonics. But how did this moving jigsaw surface begin? New research suggests that a 3.26 billion-year-old asteroid impact may have kick-started the process.<p>The impact crater has long since gone (recycled by plate …

Humans prefer an electric shock to being left alone with their thoughts

One man shocked himself 190 times<p>The experiment was simple. All the participants had to do was enter an empty room, sit down, and think for six to 15 minutes. But without a cellphone, a book, or a television screen to stare at, the assignment quickly became too much to handle. In fact, even when …

Pavlok is a habit-forming wearable that will shock you

"Wake up sleepy head... it's time to go to the gym." "Put down those chips!" "Stop wasting time on Facebook." If any of the above statements resonate with you, then you're not alone. Maneesh Sethi, author and Stanford alumnus has said all of the above to himself at one point, and wanted to know …

Procedure to create babies with three people's DNA could be legalised in April

Britain's fertility regulator could allow doctors to create the first babies to have three people's DNA from next April after the government pressed ahead with plans to legalise the procedure.<p>The technique, known as mitochondrial transfer, offers hope to families affected by a wide range of …

MERS may be airborne, scientists say

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, better known as MERS, may be an airborne virus, according to an observation paper published Tuesday in the journal mBio.<p>There have been 836 laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS infection since its first appearance in 2012, according to the latest …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>Have you visited TNW's hype-free blockchain and cryptocurrency news site yet?It's called Hard Fork.TAKE ME THERE<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled …

Researchers fully 'delete' HIV from human cells for the first time

So far, HIV has eluded a cure because it installs its genome into human DNA so insidiously that it's impossible for our immune system to clear it out. While current treatments are effective, a lifetime of toxic drugs is required to prevent its recurrence. But researchers from Temple University may …