Jason Grimes

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This man had no idea his mind is ‘blind’ until last week

Imagine realising that you’ve spent your whole life unable to visualise anything in your mind. Helen Thomson speaks to a 42-year-old man whose internal world is pictureless.<p>Close your eyes and visualise the face of the person you love the most. The colour of their eyes, the texture of their hair, …

The Brain

10 Renovation Mistakes Everybody Makes — and How to Fix Them

Repair any home project slip-up with these expert tips.<p>Repair any home project slip-up with these expert tips.

14 New Lawn and Garden Tools You Need This Spring

These tools and tool sets solve problems, simply tasks or make working outside more enjoyable. Get the tools you need to be ready for spring.<p>When the weather warms up and it's finally time to work outside again, be ready with new tools that will let you kill weeds with fire, keep your wheelbarrow …

Gardening

Obama meeting on supreme court seat goes nowhere: 'There wasn't much said'

Democrats have begun to target vulnerable Republican senators in key swing states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania to chip away at their unyielding position<p>Barack Obama met with top Senate Republicans on Tuesday to argue for filling a vacant seat on the supreme court but was met with silence and …

You Don't Have a Procrastination Problem, You Have an Impulsivity Problem

Procrastination is like bad signal or crappy Wi-Fi. Everyone deals with it, but most of us don’t understand how it works. Here’s the key: It’s not …

Procrastination

This New Experiment Will Allow Us to 'See' Quantum Entanglement With The Naked Eye

And it could allow us to quantum entangle two humans...<p>An experiment that would allow humans to directly perceive quantum entanglement for the first …

What does $1 million home look like? In Lincoln Park? In Hinsdale?

Homebuyers planning to drop seven figures or more on luxury digs in the Chicago area have an eclectic array of choices.<p>The marketplace of residential properties priced at $1 million-plus includes glitzy condominiums with panoramic Lake Michigan views, sprawling estates in Barrington Hills and fully …

The Army's Fast Stryker Vehicles Get a Big Weapons Upgrade

The lightly armed wheeled vehicles are getting more power, in case they ever come up against Russian tanks.<p>The U.S. Army's Stryker vehicles, originally envisioned as lightly armed infantry fighting vehicles, are getting a much-needed firepower upgrade. The Strykers will be equipped with new …

Military

The 8 HR Analytics Every Manager Should Know About

It goes without saying that people are vital to the success of any company. There’s no doubt that any business which can attract the right competencies, manage talent effectively, utilize capacity efficiently, and retain employees is setting itself up for long-term success.<p>HR departments are …

Data Warehousing

If We Want to Find Aliens, We Should Search for the Ones Searching for Us

A paper published today in Astrobiology details a new strategy for seeking out intelligent life.<p>A pair of astrophysicists have proposed a new strategy for searching for intelligent extraterrestrial life: point our telescopes in the direction where, if life exists, it may have already found <i>us</i>.<p>"We're …

Stephen Hawking

How Much Gold Can You Refine From a Bunch of Old Computer Parts?

Some! But not enough to be worth the trouble.<p>Earlier this month, we learned all about the painstaking but far-from-impossible process of refining gold in your own kitchen and backyard from Cody of Cody's Lab. That was fascinating in its own right, but now the DIY chemist has but his metallurgical …

Engineering

What Made The Aeron Chair An Icon

A look back at Herman Miller’s game-changing task chair, on the day its designer, Bill Stumpf, would’ve turned 80.<p>Your average furniture designer would like you to believe his products will change your life. Most don’t, of course, but for millions of desk jockeys in offices around the globe, one …

This Wall Can Heat And Cool A Building Without Electricity

Indoor heating and cooling accounts for half of Egypt’s energy consumption. And they’re not alone. In 2011, the provision of hot water, space heating and cooling were estimated to account for roughly half of global energy consumption in buildings, and they produce a large fraction of greenhouse gas …

Sustainability

Survey Says! What Our Car-Shopping Survey Revealed About Enthusiasts vs. Non-Enthusiasts

Lawyers never ask questions without knowing the answers. We as journalists subscribe to the opposite view, but conducting a reader ­survey falls in between. With this one, we sought to tease out some numbers regarding car buying. Here’s one: 80 percent of respondents were “very satisfied” or …

eCommerce

Kansas gunman kills three at his workplace; 14 others are hurt

A gunman armed with an "assault-style" weapon drove through a south-central Kansas town Thursday, taking shots at people, before storming the factory where he worked. Authorities said he killed three people and wounded 14 others before being shot dead by an officer.<p>Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton …

Law Enforcement

11 popular programming languages that can help you land a job

There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others. When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — and they don't always want to experiment with newcomers like Google …

Microsoft Visual Studio

This Is What GE Thinks Your Kitchen Will Look Like in 2025

The Jetsons would be jealous.<p>It's exciting to imagine the kind of comforts and improvements that technology will bring in the years to come — especially in a room as widely-used and adored as the kitchen. While appliances such as dishwashers and microwaves have already revolutionized the kitchen …

Kitchens