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Pirates In The Navy: The Seven Paradoxes Of Innovation

After 88 years on U.K.’s high streets, British Home Stores (BHS) shut their doors for the last time on Sunday, 28 August, 2016. This was a sad occasion, especially for former employees, who are still not sure how a $747 million pensions black hole will be resolved. As the administrators continue to …

Innovation

10 Neuromarketing Books Worth Reading

How the brain responds to various cognitive and sensory marketing stimuli is a fascinating field, which is just now starting to see a renaissance …

WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for August 31

Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, SpaceX has signed up its first reused rocket customer for an October launch date, Audi has announced an electric …

A rare “ring of fire” eclipse will pass over Tanzania. You, too, can watch.

Live-stream the annular solar eclipse right here.<p>Early on September 1, the moon will pass directly between the Earth and the sun, casting its shadow across Earth’s surface. Those in the path of the shadow, mainly in southern Africa, will be able to look up and see a spectacular event — an annular …

2016 August 31 - Annular Solar Eclipse over New Mexico

<b>Annular Solar Eclipse over New Mexico</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Colleen Pinski<p><b>Explanation:</b> What is this person doing? In 2012 an annular eclipse of …

New Mexico

NASA to sample asteroid for clues to life on Earth

Twelve years ago, Dante Lauretta, a budding meteorite scientist at the University of Arizona in Tucson, was close to a breakthrough. His team was …

A newfound asteroid just buzzed harmlessly by Earth

An asteroid gave Earth a close shave Sunday, Aug. 28, just a day after astronomers first spotted the object.<p>The newfound asteroid 2016 QA2 zoomed within 50,000 miles or so of the planet Sunday. For perspective, the moon orbits Earth at an average distance of 239,000 miles.<p>Astronomers think 2016 QA2 …

Asteroids

WATCH: International Space Station Flies Over 3 Hurricanes

Residents of Hawaii are keeping a close eye on two hurricanes in the Pacific, Madeline and Lester.<p>And astronauts have been watching the storms, too — from a different angle.<p>On Tuesday, the International Space Station caught a spectacular view of both storms, as well as a powerful hurricane in the …

Weather

Big Bang's Shadow: How 2 Guys Accidentally Uncovered the Universe's Echoes

<i>Paul Sutter</i> <i>is an astrophysicist at</i> <i>The Ohio State University</i> <i>and the chief scientist at</i> <i>COSI Science Center</i><i>. Sutter is also host of</i> <i>Ask a Spaceman</i><i>,</i></i> …

Physics

This Is What The Universe Looks Like 11.1 Billion Light-Years From Earth

Scientists have made a record-breaking discovery.<p>Far out doesn’t even begin to describe this discovery.<p>Scientists using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes have found the most distant galaxy cluster ever seen, the space agency said on Tuesday.<p>The not-so-elegantly named CL …

Universe

The Importance of Food, Sleep, and Exercise and How it Impacts Your Success

Food has a direct impact on our cognitive performance, which is why one expert says "a poor decision at lunch can derail an entire afternoon."<p>Are you still looking for the secret to becoming successful in life and business?<p>It all starts with how healthy you are. And that means that you're eating …

Why You Should Sleep Naked

We've mentioned before that sleeping in the nude has all sorts of benefits, including deeper, better sleep and helping you stay cool while you rest, …

Effective Ways to Fall Asleep Faster at Night

How to Fall Asleep Faster at Night?<p>I remember those days where I hardly get 6 – 7 hours to sleep after the busy day work. At that time, I felt going …

Kundalini Yoga

5 Things That Will Happen When You Wake Up Two Hours Earlier For A Month

Some of the most successful people in the world wake up early. I’m not talking about 07:00 or 08:00 o’clock. I mean so early that the average person …

7 Bedtime Habits of the Most Successful People

These tweaks to your night-time rituals can make the next day more productive.<p>Bedtime rituals can make or break your success.<p>The last few things you do before bed tend to have a significant impact on your mood and energy level the next day, as they often determine how well and how much you …

The Relationship between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Atrial Fibrillation: A Complex Interplay

1. Quan SF, Howard BV, Iber C, et al. The Sleep Heart Health Study: design, rationale, and methods. <i>Sleep</i>. 1997;20(12):1077–1085. [PubMed]<p>2. Punjabi …

You Asked: Why Can’t I Remember Things?

You spaced on that lunch meeting you said you’d attend, or you forgot a promise you’d made to a friend. Minor memory lapses strike us all from time …

7 Easy Tips on How to Get the Perfect Nap

Have you heard of the <b>perfect nap</b>?<p>It’s not uncommon for people to feel sleepy during the day. And this is actually regardless of whether one had …

Dear Stoner: I Need Something to Help Me Sleep

Vaporizing, though not technically smoking, makes you feel as if you just smoked. It’s not quite as bad for your lungs or throat, but it’s not good …

4 Signs You're Sleep Deprived--Plus 5 Ways to Fix It

<i>by guest blogger Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS</i><p>Between demanding careers, kids, spouses and a non-stop, 24-hour society that demands we become real-life Energizer Bunnies, it's no surprise that most of us don't get enough sleep. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared …

How Tracking Sleep and Diet Helped Michael Phelps in Rio

Michael Phelps spent countless hours in the pool as he geared up for his fifth appearance in the Olympic Games this summer in Rio. But to help get …