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Fukushima nuclear disaster evacuees 'pressured' to return to contaminated homes, says Greenpeace

Even though radiation levels in a village near the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster still exceed international guidelines, its evacuated …

Nuclear Energy

How To Use Brain Science To Be Your Best Self In 2017

Neuroscience offers some handy hacks to learn faster, focus better, and make smarter decisions this year.<p>Resolutions are often an exercise in wishful thinking. People rarely keep them, mostly because they’re vague about their goals and don’t have a plan for following through. But that isn’t the …

Self-improvement

'Genius Grant' Winner Is A Genius At Inspiring Students

When the phone rang, Rebecca Richards-Kortum thought it was a telemarketer. Instead, it was the MacArthur Foundation calling her at home to tell her she'd just won a grant totaling $625,000. And she hadn't even been aware that she'd been nominated for the prestigious award.<p>The MacArthur …

Errors are values

A common point of discussion among Go programmers, especially those new to the language, is how to handle errors. The conversation often turns into a …

Ingestible Sensor Can Measure Your Vitals

Like a FitBit that listens to your body from the inside<p>Doctors can learn a surprising amount about your health by simply listening to your body. The pulse and breathing rate in particular can indicate if a patient is stressed, or exercises often, or if he has a heart condition doctors should be …

Arpeggio designed to make melody creation easy

"At our earliest design stages we asked how do we design an instrument not only for professionals to use, but also for drawing future electronic …

Why you can’t be a quiet creative (if you want to make a living)

If you’re selling your time as a freelancer, or selling your own products, you’ve probably already realized you need to put nearly as much effort into marketing as you do into your work.<p>Getting people to know who you are and what you do is part of the process if you want to make your living …

The Power Of Story

I recently had the opportunity to visit the Institute for Advanced Study, the place where Einstein worked till his death in 1955. His arrival there was a sort of a tipping point for America—after him the trickle of leading scientists coming from Europe became a flood—and the legend of the place is …

Investing

Half of Apple Music subscribers stopped listening, claims survey; Apple disputes

According to a survey published today, 48 percent of Apple Music listeners polled say they have given up listening to the streaming music — and the free trial isn’t even over yet.<p>Meanwhile, 61 percent claim they have disabled the auto-renewal option on their accounts so as not to be charged when …

Instagram Is The Social Network Of Choice For Musicians

According to a new report, the number of followers musicians have on Instagram is growing at a staggering rate. Pandora-owned Next Big Sound released a new paper on Tuesday that says musicians accumulated 283 million new followers in May this year, up from 51 million last June.<p>“It’s like we all …

This quantum dot spectrometer fits on your smartphone

A portable spectrometer small enough to fit inside a smartphone camera could soon be used to diagnose diseases including skin cancer.<p>As well as …

Portable

Renewables For Dummies: How Assembling A Solar Led Lamp Could Help Build A Social Consciousness

BUDAPEST – Some guys are better than the time they live in. It’s what I thought when I saw Govinda Upadhyay on stage, receiving the Change Award from the EIT (European Institute of Technology) at a recent conference in Hungary.<p>In a world that sees so many self-defined “visionaries”, he really looks …

Scientists turn an iPhone into a blood parasite detector

Seeing a hematologist is a luxury that few people can afford in the poorest parts of Africa. That's why a team at UC Berkeley has adapted its iPhone microscope project to identify blood parasites in under three minutes. CellScope Loa is, essentially, a 3D-printed box that a smartphone can sit on …

Corrello Gives Project Managers Powerful Dashboards in Trello

With 5 million users as of the fall, Trello has become one of the most popular project management systems. Being a simple and (in most cases) free service, it’s increasingly being picked up by small- and medium-sized teams that didn’t really feel they needed a dedicated tool before.<p>While for …

Project Management

This is the Excel trick that will change everything about how you work with data

Don't waste time testing different values individually in Excel. Use a data table to show the results for many different possible scenarios at once.<p><i>Produced by Sara Silverstein</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

Scientists discover protein that boosts immunity to viruses and cancer

The study discussed in this news story was retracted by the journal Science on 15 December 2016, following an investigation.<p><b>For further information</b> …

Maple syrup extract shows promise in fight against superbugs

Researchers at Canada's McGill University have uncovered what could be a pretty sweet way of warding off bacteria. The scientists developed a …

Medicine

Create A Free Project Management System From Scratch

<i>Nicholas is a marketer & web designer based in Boston, MA with a specialty in high growth B2B startups. He is currently the Director of Marketing for Jebbit.</i><p>For marketers who wear multiple hats, keeping project information streamlined can become an overwhelming task. Managing content, sales …

Project Management

Movie Producer Brian Grazer Explains How Asking The Right Questions Will Make You A Better Boss

Also helpful: tapping Tom Cruise to solve your tough management problems.<p>I don’t like to boss people around. I don’t get motivated by telling people what to do, I don’t take any pleasure in it. So I manage with curiosity, by asking questions.<p>In a typical day, I may have 50 conversations of some …

Is your voice trustworthy, engaging or soothing to strangers?

Analysis of millions of audio files has led one US company to claim that their software can predict how a person’s voice will make a listener feel<p>Few people consciously think about their voice, but the way we speak is one of the most fundamental parts of our individual identity. The intricate …

Music Production

No More Expiration Dates: MIT Is Developing Sensors To Detect When Food Is Going Bad

Forget dubious dates on containers. These sensors could tell when food is starting to rot and reduce food waste.<p>One reason the U.S. wastes 40% of all the food it harvests is that we don’t have a good handle on the status of that food. As consumers, we rely largely on best before and use by dates …

Newark Subsidizes A Crackpot Idea: Vertical Farming

It’s hard to be truly skeptical of a new idea these days, especially one coming from an American city. The reemergence of creative talent in our nation’s urban centers have made them ground-zero for many ingenious schemes. In the last decade alone, we have seen everything from pop-up parks, to …

Why No One Uses the Corporate Social Network

Imagine an organization that is completely digitally connected. Colleagues connect seamlessly with each other across silos and across the globe. Management has its finger on the pulse of the company, aware of every crisis-induced quickening. And throughout the organization there is a deep sense of …

Employee Engagement

This massive airship is getting a $2.7 million grant to revolutionize transport

The UK's Airlander 10 — the largest aircraft in the world — is continuing to attract investment. The craft's designers, Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), have won a €2.5 million ($2.7 million) grant from the EU from a fund to develop green transport initiatives. This sum is on top of a £3.4 million ($5 …

How An Old-School Nonprofit Is Learning To Tell A More Captivating Story

The Nature Conservancy’s new water campaign carefully ventures into a more modern style of digital outreach.<p>The Nature Conservancy, a 65-year-old nonprofit and one of the world’s most well-funded environmental charities, doesn’t necessarily lack for resources to set up a fancy website. But …

Build to Learn: Why You Should Make Things No One Will Use

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>If you’ve ever built something for other people you’ll know the buzz that comes from having real users. There’s nothing quite like knowing you made something from scratch that helped or entertained another person.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is …

This Power Plant In Australia Is The First Ever To Send Energy From Waves Into The Grid

Switched on last month after a decade of development, the power plant uses buoys that bob up and down with each wave, driving an underwater pump that …

Renewable Energy

Can This Solar Desalination Startup Solve California Water Woes?

As drought plagues California, the nation’s largest agricultural producer, could this startup make it easier for farmers in the Central Valley to mine a local, undrinkable water supply?<p>Despite a few recent drops of rain in some parts of the state, California is still in the middle of what might be …