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How To Free Up Space on Your iPhone

Don't let limited storage stop you from taking another Instagram-worthy photo or downloading another album to listen to on the go. It's easy to free …

Apps

Apple acknowledges faulty MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards with new repair program

Extended service for four years from original purchase date<p>Apple has officially acknowledged that there are problems with its “butterfly” mechanism built into the keyboards of the recent MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops. The company is now offering an extended keyboard service program for computers …

MacBook Pro

World’s strongest biomaterial shows promise for lightweight structures

<b>The strongest biomaterial ever made could lead to an eco-friendly alternative for plastic in a range of products including aircraft, cars, or</b> …

MIT study: 24-hour fasting regenerates stem cells, doubles metabolism

This gives credence to the 5-2 diet, which has recently gained in popularity thanks to a large celebrity following.<br>Read More

Stem Cells

5 Houseplants You Can’t Kill

Bring the outdoors indoors to reduce stress, boost your mood, and improve productivity.<p><i>"My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them." —Mitch Hedberg</i><p>Let’s face it: keeping houseplants alive (real or, in Mitch Hedberg's case, fake) isn’t always easy. After your second or third plant …

Plants

21 Detailed Construction Sections for Wood Structures

Wood is one of the oldest materials that man has used to build their homes and take refuge from the weather. Wood does not only fulfill a structural …

Tesla will sell solar panels and Powerwalls at Home Depot

Just how much is the average consumer interested in solar power? Tesla is about to find out, as it is bringing photovoltaic panels and Powerwall batteries to US retail giant Home Depot, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports. Elon Musk's company will install Tesla-branded selling spaces at 800 locations, with its own …

How to survive a nuclear bomb: 3 steps to save you in case of a missile or attack by North Korea

How likely is the threat of nuclear war? Despite escalating tensions with North Korea, some experts say fears are overblown. Others caution that the …

Anyone can log into your Mac without your password — here’s how to fix it

Anyone using MacOS High Sierra should be on high alert. A Twitter user revealed a massive security vulnerability which allows anyone to log into your …

What Was Hillary Clinton’s Real Downfall? Complacency

As she did in 2008 against another insurgent named Obama, she took her 2016 opponent too lightly and thought she could cruise. Now she’s cruising into history.<p>The causes of Hillary Clinton’s defeat will be debated for years, but in the first cold light of the day after, one big cause seems clearer …

A Mexican soup that’ll warm you — but won’t tax you

How can a soup be both filling and light, easy yet complex? That’s what I wondered when I first made and tasted the Caldo of Sweet Potato and Chard in Jason Wyrick’s new book, “Vegan Mexico.” The answer, at least in this case, is about the ingredients: few in number, but carefully chosen for big …

Dear Science: Why do people like scary movies and haunted houses?

<i>Dear Science,</i><p><i>All my friends are trying to convince me to go to this super creepy haunted house thing for Halloween. Personally, I hate being scared, and every year I try to avoid going to these things. I scream my head off the whole time. My friends do, too, but then they always seem to be having</i> …

Can A Building Engineer Innovation?

With the newly minted Pennovation Center, the University of Pennsylvania and architecture firm HWKN certainly think so.<p>Innovation is a buzzy thing in architecture today. It’s nearly impossible to avoid projects that claim to be purpose-built to spark the invention of new ideas, from individual …

Architecture

Inside Uber's Plan to Take Over the Skies With Flying Cars

In less than a decade, Uber has redefined the idea of flexible labor and gutted the American taxi industry. The company launched a fleet of …

What's More Distracting Than A Noisy Co-Worker? Turns Out, Not Much

Sounds, particularly those made by other humans, rank as the No. 1 distraction in the workplace. According to workplace design expert Alan Hedge at Cornell, 74 percent of workers say they face "many" instances of disturbances and distractions from noise.<p>"In general, if it's coming from another …

The Workplace

How Much Did Comey Hurt Clinton’s Chances?

And is it too late for his second letter to help her?<p>When FBI Director James Comey told Congress on Oct. 28 that he was reviewing additional emails …

Government

The Ultimate Virtual Reality Buyer's Guide

<b>Correction appended Friday, Oct. 14.</b><p>On some level or another, virtual reality technology has been around for decades. But this year is the first time …

Virtual Reality

16 reactions from world leaders stunned by this election

The 2016 U.S. elections have riveted the world, and not positively.<p>America's allies have been rattled by Donald Trump's isolationism, especially on trade, and many felt compelled to break diplomatic custom and criticize him. Several U.S. rivals, in particular Russia, appear emboldened by the …

The strange psychology of stress and burnout

You shouldn’t underestimate the positive power of having a degree of stress in your life. Identifying the tipping point, where stress turns to burnout, is the key.<p>As a neonatal nurse, Jennifer Welker learned to thrive under stress.<p>Rather than allowing the pain of handling a sick infant to affect …

Labor Economics

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.<p><i>Melissa Stanger contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

America’s Best Towns for the Holidays

A combination of luxe living and quaint charm helped this Rocky Mountain town capture the spot as the merriest of them all. Wandering along Cooper …

Snowfall

The Slot Machine in Your Pocket

Smartphone apps are addictive -- by design. They take advantage of human weaknesses to ensure your constant attention. But there is another way.<p>When …

Apple Said to Debut Three Glass-Backed iPhone 8 Models, Including New 5-Inch Size, in 2017

Apple is working on three new iPhone 8 models to be released in 2017, all of which will include glass-backed bodies, reports Japanese news site <i>Nikkei</i>. Previous rumors have also pointed towards three iPhone 8 models, but past information suggested that Apple would release one "premium" glass-backed …

The new MacBook Pro is here

Oh MacBook Pro, how we’ve missed you. It’s been four long years since Apple issued the last major overhaul to its high-end laptop line. Four years of waiting for some big announcement from the company, as laptop hinges loosen, trackpads go wonky, the screen laminent starts to lose its luster.<p>For …

MacBook Pro

Why “Ugly” and Scrap Produce Actually Makes the Best Juice

Once the fresh-faced darling of the beverage industry, cold-pressed juice has arguably lost a bit of novelty. Gone are the days of the elusive It green juice, available only at boutique juice bars (and sipped as part of an alkalizing cleanse); today’s juice drinker has seemingly limitless options, …

Study Finds Vegan Blood Is 8 Times More Effective At Preventing Cancer

<b>This article was previously published on Collective Evolution.</b><p>Cancer is not just a single disease but a class of diseases characterized by …

The scientists who make apps addictive

Tech companies use the insights of behaviour design to keep us returning to their products. But some of the psychologists who developed the science …

Psychology

The Consumer Reports 10-Minute Digital Privacy Tuneup

There's a lot you can do to protect your personal information when you go online, whether you're using a smartphone or a laptop, and whether you're …

Information Systems

The Ultimate Cheese-Lover’s Bucket List

Cheese: the best reason to plan a trip.<p>Some people view cheese as an accessory to a meal, something to nibble on between sips of wine or with thin …

European Travel

Around the World in 10 Books

Send your imagination to distant lands with our fall reading list.<p>We believe every season is book season, so we found 10 new picks for you to cozy up with this fall. Whether you’re an armchair traveler looking for a quick getaway or a restless adventurer who’s already at the airport, these stories …

Books