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Belfast scientists design flexible organic battery

<b>Queen's University Belfast scientists have designed a new flexible organic battery that could revolutionise how medical implants are powered.</b><p>Devices such as pacemakers are currently fitted with rigid metal based batteries, which can cause discomfort.<p>The charge in the batteries is set to last three …

Nanoparticles turn a clear window into a mirror and back again

Creating a material that can alter its optical properties in real time has proved challenging for scientists, but a team at Imperial College London …

Your schedule could be killing you

Viktor Koen<p>Modern lifestyles are at war with the way our bodies evolved to function.<p>It is 7 p.m. on a spring Friday, and the Highland Hospital emergency room in Oakland, one of the busiest trauma centers in northern California, is expecting. When the patient—a young bicyclist hit by a car—arrives, …

7 Steps to Developing the Habits of Success

Use this simple, proven methodology to develop the habits you want to incorporate into your personality.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from the Brian Tracy’s book</i>Million Dollar Habits<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | …

9 tricks to instantly appear more competent

We trust that you're a highly competent person. But it's normal to sometimes feel inadequate, especially when you're in a challenging work environment.<p>When those situations arise, it can help to have a few tricks up your sleeve to make yourself <i>look</i> more competent than you feel at the …

The Dark Side of Tourism in Thailand

When it comes to dream destinations, Thailand is way up there on the list for most travelers -- and with good reason. It's flanked by some of the …

5 Age-Defying Viral Stars and Their Secrets to Looking Young

IMAGE Instagram (L) queenyelin, (R) lurehsu<p>Society has a blatant obsession with age. There’s a never-ending market for anti-aging products and …

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26 stunning natural wonders everyone should see in their lifetime

There may only be seven official natural wonders of the world, but there are plenty more breathtaking natural sights all over the globe worth …

Scientists just found another worrying link between sugar and depression

Lately, the science has really been stacking up evidence against consuming sugars in excess.<p>In addition to being linked to conditions like obesity, diabetes, inflammatory diseases, eating high levels of sugar has been associated with mental illnesses like depression. In a study published July 27 in …

New study shows your face can reveal if you’re rich or poor

We already know that what we wear and what we own can give away where we stand on the social ladder. But apparently there are parts of our …

Being more comfortable around strangers could come down to a simple mental shift

In its video and accompanying article, the educational company The School of Life presents a new way of thinking about shyness — suggesting that it results when we exaggerate our differences from others.<p>Our brains are wired to notice and exaggerate our differences<p>Research from psychology lends …

A Marine veteran says a morning ritual he picked up in boot camp primes him for success every day

After graduating high school, Andrew Wittman was supposed follow to his parents into missionary work.<p>But he realized he wanted something completely different.<p>"I was the fat kid in high school that always got bullied, but I was never allowed to fight back," Wittman tells Business Insider. "I didn't …

Here are some of the basic algorithms behind a lot of what your computer does

In the modern world, algorithms do much of the digital heavy lifting.<p>Algorithms control the inner-workings of everything from particle accelerators to stock markets. They determine the news you see, what search results you get, how computers learn, and what gets recommended to you on Netflix or …

7 Days in Vietnam: A Slightly Insane Travel Itinerary

<b>Day One: Get Lost in Hanoi</b><p>The first thing you notice about Hanoi is that everyone is moving at a manic clip, rushing by bicycle, moped, motorcycle, …

My 25 years as a prostitute

<b>Brenda Myers-Powell was just a child when she became a prostitute in the early 1970s. Here she describes how she was pulled into working on the streets and why, three decades later, she devoted her life to making sure other girls don't fall into the same trap. Some people will find Brenda's account</b> …

Lake Chad: The faces of the world's 'silent emergency'

Six-year-old Aichadou, pictured with her heavily pregnant mother Amina and four-year-old brother Ibrahim, has been practising her French on the walls of the building they have made home<p><b>The moment photographer Chris de Bode realised the young man was eating the contents of a nappy is one he will</b> …

The Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence

BEIJING — What worries you about the coming world of artificial intelligence?<p>Too often the answer to this question resembles the plot of a sci-fi thriller. People worry that developments in A.I. will bring about the “singularity” — that point in history when A.I. surpasses human intelligence, …

6 Science-Backed Cures For Insomnia

We all love getting an uninterrupted good night's sleep to wake up feeling refreshed and invigorated in the morning. However, each night, millions of …

Immune system may turn on the brain in Parkinson's disease

For decades, scientists have suspected that the immune system is involved in Parkinson's disease but didn't know how because the body's defenses …

Foods To Help You Get A Better Night Sleep

<i>Q: I sometimes have trouble sleeping. Are there any foods that can help or any that I should avoid?</i> <br>A: Sleep is vital for not only athletes trying to …

Alexander Hamilton’s Deep Work Habits

<b>A Deep Revolution</b>I’m a little over 300 pages into Ron Chernow’s excellent biography of Alexander Hamilton (I also highly recommend his biographies of …

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Study: 73% of Employers Want Candidates With This Skill

Data shows that strong writing skills make candidates more favorable.<p>When torn between potential new hires, it might be wise to choose the candidate with strong writing skills.<p>We know that businesses are spending billions each year on remedial writing training, and in a modern workplace that …

10 Best Workplace Habits for Landing a Promotion

There are good habits and there are bad habits in the workplace. Most of us already know what they are, but not all of us adhere to them. However, anyone that wants to land a promotion at their job knows that they need to improve their workplace habits to have any fighting chance.<p>Clearly, people …

12 Easy Ways to Get Over Your Laziness

Stop making excuses for why you cannot get it done and start focusing on all the reasons why you must make it happen, here are 12 easy ways to overcome your laziness so you can reach your goals.<p>Being highly productive isn't a natural talent for everyone. Some of us have a naturally strong work …

The 10 Best Foods for Flat Abs

The sad truth: You can crunch yourself into a coma and still have ab flab. If you really want a sleek, sexy midriff, you've got to tweak your diet. …

How fat cells work and why it’s impossible to “burn” them off

When we think about our weight it’s often tied to how much fat we have in our bodies.<p>But in early 2016, scientists debunked body-mass index (BMI), a calculation of someone’s percentage of body fat based on their height and weight, as a measure (paywall) of overall health. The authors argued that …

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Are You Fit Enough for Interval Training?

From 400-meter track repeats to CrossFit-style weight circuits, high-intensity interval training has blown up at gyms across America — and for good …

Why Your Fitness Tracker Insists On 10,000 Steps a Day

Is there a logic to that number?<p>Blame Japan. The number comes from a Japanese pedometer sold in the 1960s called <i>manpo-kei</i> (translation: “10,000 steps meter”), says Catrine Tudor-Locke, Ph.D., of UMass Amherst. The number stuck, and research confirmed the value of a 10K-step habit.<p>In one study, …

Can You Exercise Off a Bad Diet?

Run It Off?The truth about whether or not you can exercise off a bad diet.Maybe, just maybe, if you squat till you drop and burpee into oblivion you …