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Journey to Jihad

Why are teen-agers joining ISIS?<p>In 2009, a fourteen-year-old Belgian named Jejoen Bontinck slipped a sparkly white glove onto his left hand, squeezed into a sequinned black cardigan, and appeared on the reality-television contest “Move Like Michael Jackson.” He had travelled to Ghent from his home, …

Terrorism

How to tackle the most embarrassing problem on planes

In-flight flatulence is a common discomfort – so what causes it? And what can we do to save embarrassment? David Robson speaks to a Danish doctor with some surprising answers.<p>Jacob Rosenberg’s interest with in-flight flatulence began on a long-haul trip to a New Zealand. He looked down at his …

Digestion

5 business calamities that delivered world-class entertainment

By<p>The really special bankruptcies and frauds can be as rewarding to witness as a great tragedy on the stage, and for the same reasons. As the …

20 Golden Leadership Quotes For The New Year

Do you want to become an inspired leader in 2015—one who makes a big difference in your team, your organization, and your community?<p>If the answer is yes, a good place to start is to review the qualities and practices of outstanding leaders, which have remained constant since civilization began, as …

Digital Banking -- An Expert Guide On How To Get There

Chris Skinner has been blogging, about banking and technology, speaking at conferences, running the Financial Services Club, in London and other cities, consulting with bankers and getting to know just about everybody innovating in banking in the US, Europe and a number of more remote spots in the …

BitCon: The book

2014-09-29T13:50:39.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>Jeffrey Robinson is an American author best known in media circles for his work on international …

The truth about student sex workers: it's far from Belle Du Jour

"I hate the word prostitute – when you think of a prostitute you think of someone on the street who is causing a public nuisance. I’m not: I do my …

Neuroscience: why do we see faces in everyday objects?

From Virgin Mary in a slice of toast to the appearance of a screaming face in a man’s testicles, David Robson explains why the brain constructs these illusions.<p>We are primed to see faces in every corner of the visual world.<p>It’s not often that you look at your meal to find it staring back at you. …

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Why do we have blood types?

More than a century after their discovery, we still don’t know what blood groups like O, A and B are for. Do they really matter? Carl Zimmer investigates.<p>When my parents informed me that my blood type was A+, I felt a strange sense of pride. If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was …

Medical Research

Neuroscience: The man who saw time stand still

One day, a man saw time itself stop, and as David Robson discovers, unpicking what happened is revealing that we can all experience temporal trickery too.<p>It started as a headache, but soon became much stranger. Simon Baker entered the bathroom to see if a warm shower could ease his pain. “I looked …

Michael Jackson's Moonwalk Legacy

Can a city ever be traffic jam-free?

Congested roads are a headache for many modern cities, but what are the solutions? And can a city ever banish them completely?<p>Traffic jams are the bane of motorists’ lives, whether it’s the daily bottleneck during the commute to work, or endless delays on motorways at the start of the holidays. If …

Traffic

The worst storage mediums of all time - ExtremeTech

By on May 15, 2014 at 12:03 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>As information and …

Magnetism

Zombies once destroyed Japan’s economy—now they’re infecting China’s

America’s global dominance is fading—and a rising superpower in the East is poised to take its place. Renowned for their formidable work ethic, savings habit, discipline and math skills, its workers are already putting Westerners out of jobs. It’s the world’s second-biggest economy, and the …

Japan's 25-year plan to put a gigawatt solar power farm in space - ExtremeTech

Japan’s 25-year plan to put a gigawatt solar power farm in space<p>By on April 28, 2014 at 7:25 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

Renewable Energy

Mosquitoes bred with suicide genes to combat disease

With the World Cup just six weeks away, Brazilian authorities have approved the widespread, commercial release of a strain of mosquito that has been genetically reprogrammed to wipe out its own species. These <i>Aedes aegypti</i> mosquitoes are a major carrier of dengue fever, and bed nets are useless …

Hints To Longevity Found In Blood Of 115-Year-Old Woman

She maintained clear cognition until near the end of her life.<p>Born in 1890, Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper died at the age of 115 in 2005, leaving her body to science. Until very close to her death, she remained in relatively good health and cognition, and was for example able to carry on a …

Immortality, biotechnology, and the woefully unprepared criminal justice system - ExtremeTech

By on March 21, 2014 at 11:00 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Here’s an interesting thought …

Aging

Train Your Brain to Get Smarter, Faster

Though we can't all hope to match Sherlock Holmes' preternatural deduction abilities and knack for witty repartee, with a little practice you can …

New laser network between NYSE and NASDAQ will allow high-frequency traders to make even more money - ExtremeTech

By on February 14, 2014 at 9:57 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>High-frequency trading — the …

Bitcoin explained: Crypto fad or the future of money? - ExtremeTech

By on February 7, 2014 at 11:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>With news this morning of …

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10 things your hair salon won’t tell you

<b>1. “Money grows on you.”</b><p>Hairdressing is often glibly described as “recession-proof” because it is one of the last expenditures consumers give up …

If You’re Not Helping People Develop, You’re Not Management Material

Skilled managers have never been more critical to the success of firms than they are today. Not because employees can’t function without direction, but because managers play a vital role in talent management. Gone are the comprehensive career management systems and expectations of long-term …

Making time for workouts can actually help you have it all

If it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day, it’s time to squeeze in a workout.<p>Exercising regularly can make you less anxious about work, and make it easier for you to enjoy your life outside of the office. A soon-to-be-published study in <i>Human Resource Management</i> looks at how physical …

Is the FTC ready to take on multi-level marketing?

A case against a fraudster could have implications for the $30 billion industry<p>It’s been more than a year since Bill Ackman publicly made a billion-dollar bet that Herbalife — a nutritional supplement company based in Los Angeles that’s traded on the New York Stock Exchange and brought in more than …

The 20 Best Ads Of 2013

All of those things feature in our list of the best ads of the year.<p>Rather than having a list for best spot, best social media thing, best brand …

Marketing

This animation explains what aging is and how we can live longer

Growing up sucks. Getting older is no fun. Having your body deteriorate to a shell of itself is embarrassing. But wrinkles and brittle bones are a …

How Chopsticks Were Invented

Created roughly 4,000-5,000 years ago in China, the earliest versions of something like chopsticks were used for cooking (they're perfect for …