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There's a scientific reason some people are more motivated than others — but it's possible to change

There are mornings when I look over my to-do-list and just keep staring blankly at it. Instead of getting to work, I keep checking my inbox, news feed, and making a fresh cup of green tea. Then I notice the dirty dishes in the kitchen.<p>I get the dishes cleaned up, but there are also those clothes …

Neuroscience

New Stealth Drone Has No Moving Surfaces at All

The result is a lighter, simpler, stealthier airplane harder for radar to detect.<p>BAE Systems has unveiled a new aircraft design that could be a major advance in stealth technology. The new MAGMA drone does away with aircraft control surfaces, resulting in an aircraft whose shape remains constant …

Aviation

Employees at In-N-Out say they're more satisfied than others at tech giants like Google and Microsoft

A fast-food chain rises above almost every other company in the US when it comes to how much employees love their job.<p>In-N-Out Burger ranked No. 4 on Glassdoor's list of the best places to work in 2018. In that spot, it beat out Google (No. 5), Lululemon (No. 6), and Microsoft (No. 39).<p>"Extremely …

Employment

A scientist explores the mysteries of the gut-brain connection

<i>Sacha Vega/iStock</i><p>The brain in your head and the one in your gut are always exchanging info. But how do they do it? Neuroscientist Diego Bohórquez is …

North Carolina State University

This ancient mnemonic technique builds a palace of memory

In Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective novel A Study in Scarlet (1887) we learn that Sherlock Holmes used the most effective memory system known: a memory …

The Brain

Remarkable is the paper lover's tablet

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

eReaders

The strange topology that is reshaping physics

Topological effects might be hiding inside perfectly ordinary materials, waiting to reveal bizarre new particles or bolster quantum computing.<p>Charles …

Quantum Mechanics

Scientists have discovered a new state of matter for water

One of the most basic things we are taught in school science classes is that water can exist in three different states, either as solid ice, liquid …

Atoms

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Leica Survives the Digital Shift

Camera maker struggled with the death of film, but now it has a lucrative niche: digital, retro cameras<p>WETZLAR, Germany—Booming smartphone sales are eating into the digital camera market, but the inventor of the 35mm film camera isn’t blinking.<p>High-end camera producer Leica Camera AG celebrated its …

Cameras

A Closer Look at Nikon’s New Phase Fresnel (PF) Lens Technology

Weighing just 1.66 pounds, Nikon’s newly announced 300mm f/4 is the world’s lightest 300mm full frame prime autofocus lens. It’s also the first Nikon …

Video: The Technologies Inside Canon’s EF Lenses

If you’d like a primer on the technologies found inside Canon’s EF line of lenses, look no further than this 12-minute introduction created by Canon. …

Google’s Translate App Can Now Use Your Camera to Translate the World in Real Time

If you’re ever in a situation in which you need to understand some text in a foreign language, getting a translation is now as free and easy as …

Apps

One County Provides Preview Of China's Looming Aging Crisis

A decade from now, about 2025, experts predict that China's population will peak — reaching as high as 1.4 billion — and begin to steadily decline. Some of them are predicting that a shrinking, aging population could lead to a national crisis.<p>One way to peer into the future is to visit a county in …

China

This Fake Phone Charger Is Actually Recording Every Key You Type

“Whose phone charger is that sticking out of the wall? Oh. It must be Ben’s. Ben always leaves his charger at work. Classic Ben!”<p>Alas, it’s not Ben’s charger. Hell, it’s not a charger at all. It’s actually a little spy device <i>disguised</i> as a phone charger, capable of sniffing out every key you type …

Gear & Gadgets

Burmese Salads Are Better Than Yours

Sick of salads yet? It's about two weeks into the new year, and if you're still adhering to your New Year's resolutions, you're either a brave soul or a very stubborn one. Either way, we applaud your efforts to eat healthy this year... and we're here for you when you need a break.<p>As indiscriminate …

Healthy Eating

Paper Artist Creates Beautiful Bird Stamps in Large Scale 3D

Colombian artist Diana Beltran Herrera is already known for her lively bird sculptures made out of paper. She's started a new project that will be part of an exhibition she plans to have this year at CODA museum in Netherlands, a show all about paper. Here, she's taken the image of a bird on a …

Birds

The Never-ending Mechanical Pencil

Most modern mechanical pencils are known for their both their visibility into the intricate, inner moving parts as well as their frequent disposal, …

The most interesting 3D printers introduced (so far) at CES 2015

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Ultimaker<p>It’s difficult to believe it was only a year ago that 3D printers became a common sight at CES. They are back …

Report: Samsung to begin US Lollipop roll-out in January

With OEM skins, Android updates are something of a mixed bag, especially among top-tier products: the question isn’t really one of if, but instead <i>when</i>. Motorola, for example, has shuttered its Motoblur skin entirely, and gets updates out the door quickly. Samsung on the other hand, still requires …

Android News

4D printed dress could be the shape of things to come

Designers Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg see $3,000 garment as a shift away from mass production<p>According to Jessica Rosenkrantz, “this is just the beginning”. As one half of perhaps the most innovative design duo in the world, Rosenkrantz is still basking in the acclaim for the 4D …

Cut Paper Illustrations by Maude White | Colossal

<p>New York-based artist Maude White (previously) continues to create beautifully rendered illustrations with cut paper, creating dozens of new pieces …

Why American Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas

A lack of dining options may have started Jewish Christmas, but now it's a full-fledged ritual.<p>If there’s a single identifiable moment when Jewish Christmas—the annual American tradition where Jews overindulge on Chinese food on December 25—transitioned from kitsch into codified custom, it was …

Satanist And Christian Holiday Displays To Go Up At Michigan Capitol

Two very different holiday displays will share the grounds of the Michigan State Capitol next week: a traditional Christian Nativity and an exhibit by the Satanic Temple. The situation has brought controversy — and energized Christians who realized that a planned Nativity was in danger of being …

Dalai Lama Says He Would Rather Be the Last Than See Someone Stupid Take His Place

The Dalai Lama has conceded that the title may die with him and that it is “up to the Tibetan people” to decide whether someone follows him. In a <i>BBC</i> …

Dalai Lama

You Can Help Physicists Make the Next Higgs Boson Discovery

More than two years after physicists discovered the Higgs boson, there’s still a lot they don’t know about the elusive particle. Now, they want your …

Demystifying the Bézier Curve

How does a Bézier curve work under the hood? If you design vector graphics for a living — or aspire to do so — you might just want to know such a thing.<p>Bézier curves gained popularity in 1962 from Pierre Bézier, a French engineer who used them for automobile design at Renault. They are widely used …

An Interview with Surreal Photographer Jason McGroarty

Your work ranges from the whimsical to surreal. Which represents you best?<p>Both my whimsical and more serious/surreal projects mean a lot to me, …