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These programming skills will earn you the most money

<i>This post has been corrected</i><p>If you want to provoke an argument among computer programmers, ask them to pick their favorite coding language or framework. But even more contentious in an environment where engineers literally have agents, is which is the most lucrative.<p>Quora threads on the subject …

Programming

The Persistent Myth of the Narcissistic Millennial

People are still lobbing the same accusations at Millennials, even though evidence shows they're not any more self-absorbed than their predecessors.<p>A few months ago, the news went viral that the American Psychiatric Association had classified “taking selfies” as a sign of a mental disorder. It lit …

Ticks That Can Make People Severely Allergic To Meat Are Spreading In The U.S.

Interviews with doctors suggest the Lone Star tick, and the allergy to sugars in red meat that it can cause, is on the rise.<p>Mike Abley will always remember the last hamburger he ever ate. It was more than 20 years ago, and he recalls the meat being particularly juicy and delicious.<p>But a few hours …

Disease

Radical New Theory Could Kill the Multiverse Hypothesis

Though galaxies look larger than atoms and elephants appear to outweigh ants, some physicists have begun to suspect that size differences are …

Use Neuroscience to Remain Calm Under Pressure

The ability to keep your wits in a crisis isn't a character trait; it's a skill that you can learn in minutes.<p>Great leaders always seem to remain calm during situations that make mere mortals fall to pieces. Conventional wisdom says that the ability to remain calm is a character trait that most of …

Mindfulness

The New Habit Challenge: Take Daily Walking Breaks To Refocus

If you want to boost your productivity, focus, creativity, or sanity, you need to leave your desk and take a walk.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>How much of your day do you think you spend sitting? 20%? 30%?<p>Research …

How to Create a Site Structure That Will Enhance SEO

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>The better your site structure, the better your chance of higher ranking in the search engines. Every website has some “structure.” It might be a rigorous and streamlined structure, or it may be a disorganized jumble of pages. If you are intentional and …

Engines

How Children Learn: Portraits of Classrooms Around the World

Since 2004, Julian Germain has been capturing the inner lives of schools around the world, from England to Nigeria to Qatar, in his large-scale photographs of schoolchildren in class. <b>Classroom Portraits</b> (<i>public library</i>) is part <i>Where Children Sleep</i>, part <i>Bureaucratics</i>, part <i>What I Eat: Around the</i> …

Effects Of Child Abuse And Neglect On The Brain

Hundreds of thousands of children suffer from neglect, abuse and trauma during their early years. Many of the psychological consequences are well …

75 Inspiring Motivational Quotes About Success

Sometimes the inspiration you need to achieve your dreams can be found in a few simple words of wisdom.<p>Success, as with most things, starts with attitude. When you're struggling, a small burst of inspiration can make a huge difference.<p>Here are 75 quotes about success to inspire you to keep pushing …

6 Ways Your Brain Tries To Kill Your Ideas And How To Fight Them

These common excuses for stalled creativity hit close to home, but at their core, they’re pretty weak.<p>I have a lot of ideas in my head. And for the most part, that’s where they used to stay.<p>In my head. Where other people couldn’t see them, interact with them or build upon them. Where they were safe …

The 13 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2013

After the best biographies, memoirs, and history books of 2013, the season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists continue with the most stimulating psychology and philosophy books published this year. (Catch up on the 2012 roundup here and 2011’s here.)<p>1. ON LOOKING: ELEVEN WALKS WITH …

The Engineer Who Proposed Powering The World With A Solar Satellite

Plus, a look at Popular Science's predictions for the future of solar energy in 1972, just as solar-cell research was picking up.<p>The conceiver of one of mankind's coolest ideas for boundless clean energy died last week. He was 90 and first published his ideas in 1968, a year before NASA put a man …

Musical Talent Is Rooted In The Genes, Study Of Twins Suggests

Practice doesn't always make perfect when it comes to becoming the next Mozart, a new study suggests. Researchers compared pairs of identical twins, and found that no matter how hard one twin had practiced up until that point in their life, the other twin who had practiced much less still had an …

Prepare to Be Shocked

Four predictions about how brain stimulation will make us smarter<p>Several years ago, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency got wind of a technique called transcranial direct-current stimulation, or tDCS, which promised something extraordinary: a way to increase people’s performance in …

Cambridge University seeks chocolate researcher

It sounds like a dream come true, but Cambridge University is looking for a researcher to study how to keep chocolate solid even at warm temperatures<p>The fully funded three-and-a-half year research project will examine how the treat can remain solid when stored and sold in warm climates.<p>Much of the …

Machine that keeps lungs alive outside body tested

DETROIT — Creamy-pink and glistening, they lie on a stainless steel exam table — this pair of lungs inflating and falling in a rhythmic, ghostly pattern.<p>At the University of Michigan, researchers are pushing the limits of medicine, eking out new ways to boost the numbers of organs that are …

Every Entrepreneur Should Know These 3 Essentials About Crowdfunding

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the last few years, a myriad of online platforms for lending money, funding projects and sourcing information have popped up across the Internet. With so many surface similarities, it’s easy to see why you might get a little confused.<p>…

Crowd Funding

4 Basics for Scaling Your Business With Web-Based Technology

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are many types of businesses and many ways to grow them. Smart staffing, aggressive business development, strategic partnerships, investor relations and many other functions all contribute. But to grow from a small to a large …

Small Business

How Learning-as-You-Go Is Part of the Entrepreneur's Journey

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a college student I am surrounded by people who study a lot. Going to class and keeping up with your workload is important but is it essential to starting your own business? Almost every entrepreneur is self-taught. We see a problem …

Entrepreneurship

Investors Will Show Love to Entrepreneurs Who Do Their Homework

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many entrepreneurs are so enamored with their product vision that they believe their own hype, and are convinced that the market for their solution is so huge that no one will ask them for independent market-research data. They don’t …

Small Business

NASA’s Next Mars Rover Will Make Oxygen

Changing Planet<p>Illustration shows the suite of instruments that will be on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover. Courtesy: NASA<p><b>Living off the land looks like the key to survival on Mars, so NASA’s next red planet rover will help show the way by brewing up its own oxygen, the space agency announced Thursday. The</b> …

8 Advanced Webmaster Tools You Should Be Using for Better SEO

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Google Webmaster Tools (GWT) is one of the most powerful resources in an online marketer’s toolbox -- especially when it comes to SEO. Most of us know how to get around in GWT, and are familiar with some of its basic functions. But …

Could We Ever Build an Artificial World?

In our cosmic megastructures series, PM explores some of the key engineering and design challenges in constructing gigantic structures for use by humankind in space. Today: the Death Star and replica planets.<p><b>Name:</b> Artificial world<p><b>Selected Science Fiction Portrayals:</b> The two Death Stars from the <i>Star</i> …

See The World Through The Eyes Of A Cat

An awesome, disorienting look at kitty vision.<p>What does the world look like through a cat's eyes? The basic structure of feline eyes is pretty similar to what humans have, but cats' vision has adapted to very different purposes, so the world they see looks familiar, but isn't quite the same as …

University of Pennsylvania

Our new robot overlords: The terrifying uncertainty of our high-tech future

<b>(Ociacia, MaraZe via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Are computers taking our jobs?<p>Scientific American<p>July 23, 2014 11:30am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Last fall economist Carl Benedikt Frey and information engineer Michael A. Osborne, both at the University of Oxford, …

This Algae-Powered Building Actually Works

The BIQ algae-powered building has been operating for over a year. It’s faring well so far.<p>Does it make sense to power buildings with algae? That’s the question that arises with the Bio Intelligent Quotient (BIQ) building, in Hamburg, Germany, which has now been operating for more than a year. …

Scientists Are Afraid To Talk About The Robot Apocalypse, And That's A Problem

I thought it'd be a cool story to interview academics and robotics professionals about the popular notion of a robot takeover, but four big names in the area declined to talk to me. A fifth person with robo street cred told me on background that people in the community fear that publicly talking …

Singularity