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Netflix Makes Daredevil Accessible to the Blind After Complaints

Netflix is planning to make its shows more accessible to the blind following complaints from customers. The issue came to a head because <i>Daredevil</i>, a …

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Internet searches are convincing us we’re smarter than we really are

Is Google creating the next generation of office blowhards? A clever psychological study by Yale University researchers suggests the answer is yes.<p>It seems that as we look things up on the Web, we become convinced that the information remains in our brains. It doesn't. But we behave as if it does, …

A robot prepared for self-awareness

<b>Biologists at Bielefeld University present expanded software architecture for the walking robot Hector</b><p>A year ago, researchers at Bielefeld University …

10 Habits You Should Ditch Now to Bring Productivity to an All-Time High

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>They say that you have the same number of hours in the day as Beyonce -- so why does it feel like you’re never able to get caught up on your business to-do list?<p>Apart from not having your own team of personal assistants, …

Time Management

3 Things Highly Successful People Master Consistently

<b>Guest Post by Stephanie C.N.</b>Our culture has always been fascinated by highly successful people. We study their habits, lifestyle choices and …

'Cards Against Humanity' expansion benefits women's STEM scholarship

<i>Cards Against Humanity</i>, the naughty fill-in-the-blank card game, today launched the $10 Science Pack, an expansion offering 30 cards written in collaboration with Bad Astronomer Phil Plait and <i>Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal</i> creator Zach Weinersmith. But that's not the coolest part: All proceeds …

Plug and Play with DNA Constructs

DNA production is becoming cheaper than ever, propelled down a Moore’s law curve by maturing technologies and cheaper reagents. This new biosynthetic …

Brain Sees New Words as Pictures After Learning Them

<b>When we look at a known word, our brain sees it like a picture, not a group of letters needing to be processed. That’s the finding from a Georgetown</b> …

The Break-Up: Human Brain Hardwired To Fall Out Of Love And Move On To New Relationships

Falling in love is the easy part, while getting over the breakup is the hard part. The emphasis on monogamy and finding “the one” makes the quest for …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Physicists Figure Out Why Honey Falls In Twists

A delicious physics problem<p>A stream of honey falls onto a freshly baked buttermilk biscuit. Before you devour this breakfast treat, you might notice that the honey you poured formed a wavy pattern on the biscuit's surface, an unintentional decoration for your morning snack.<p>Most people might think …

This Solar-Powered Engine Can Be Made With A 3D Printer

Sunny with a chance of renewable energy<p>You can 3D print plenty of things these days, from candy to a model of an asteroid. And now, with the help of a 3D printer, you can produce most of the parts for a pretty simple engine. Recently, German engineer Andreas Haeuser built a solar-powered Stirling …

Connect Inventors with the Right Problems

When one of us (Walker) helped developed the idea that became Priceline.com, the challenge was to solve a decades-long problem: how could airplanes and hotels fill their last, otherwise empty and perishable rooms and seats while holding the line on the price and profitability of most bookings? …

Innovation

How To Innovate: Experiment! (It's Not Just For Scientists)

<i>“Innovation is creativity with a job to do.”</i><br>—John Emmerling<p>Creativity is an infinite adventure—especially with technology moving faster than anyone could have imagined only a decade ago.<p>You’ve heard this adage for decades: <i>Time-to-market is the means to success</i>. But these days, the windows of …

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Black Light Shows The True Colors Of Ancient Seashells

Scientists see seashells in UV light by the seashore<p>The colors of the Parthenon aren't the only to have faded with time. Just as centuries of weather and sun have stripped the Greek icon of its rich hues, millennia of natural forces have robbed ancient seashells of their various pigments.<p>But now …

Students drop their stereotypes of science when they 'meet the scientist'

Young people who may have thought that scientists were ‘boring’ and ‘nerdy’ changed their minds after having an opportunity to ‘Meet the Scientist’ …

The 3 i’s: Imagination, innovation and improvement - MaRS

Innovation is doing something different, while improvement is doing the same thing better. MaRS Entrepreneur's Toolkit programs and workshops can …

The Real Reason You Crave Sweets and High Cal Foods

<b></b>The Real Reason You Crave Sweets and High Cal FoodsAre you succumbing to your sweet tooth a little too frequently? According to recent research …

Body Maps Expose the Chemical Residue That Coats Our Skin

Author: Marcus Woo. Marcus Woo Science<p>Date of Publication: 03.30.15.<p>Time of Publication: 3:00 pm. 3:00 pm<p>All that soap, sunscreen, and lotion you …

The Brave New World of DNA Synthesis

Over the last several decades, DNA - the genetic material of life as we know it - has completed a remarkable scientific cycle. In 1953, it was a …

New DNA Tech: Creating Unicorns and Curing Cancer for Real?

We have the earth-shattering technology in our hands—but even its inventors worry about its awesome power to alter our genetic future.<p><i>“We have within</i> …

Graphene's First Commercial Application To Shed A Little Light

A bulb more efficient than an LED? Now there's a bright idea<p>Graphene is a material with marvelous properties: It can be used to make square ice and night vision contact lenses. It can even be made from your leftover dinner. And soon this form of pure carbon--which boasts a super-strong hexagonal …

The science is in: God is the answer

Research shows kids raised with spirituality are happier and healthier in the vulnerable teen years. Why aren’t we all signing up?<p>Eighteen years ago, …

Announcing VEX Skyrise Robot Virtual World! at ROBOTC.net Blog

The ROBOTC and Robot Virtual World team are thrilled to announce their latest virtual world: VEX Skyrise! The VEX Skyrise virtual world simulates the …

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This Personality Trait Leads To Wealth And Happiness; Do You Have It?

Dear Business Owner,<p>The last time we talked, I know I was pretty hard on you, telling you the 7 Reasons You Won’t Ever Be Successful.<p>But I want to make it up to you. And I think I can.<p>Let’s leave the past behind us. No hard feelings, okay? Let’s focus on the future. On what you <i>can</i> do to be …

H2 woah! Apple’s new spaceship campus will use recycled water

Tim Cook wasn’t lying when he claimed Apple’s new spaceship-style Campus 2 would be the company’s most cutting-edge, environmentally friendly construction to date.<p>A new $17.5 million project — approved by the Santa Clara Valley Water District board Tuesday night — will involve the laying of 13,300 …

Gamifying the High School Government Class

Welcome to…American Government!<p>Your Mission: The American Presidency.<p>Objective: Concept Mastery.<p>Fourth quarter has been, at least in my classroom, a …