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14 habits of exceptionally likeable people

Napoleon Hill is the grandfather of self-help authors, inspiring the likes of Oracle founder Larry Ellison, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, and …

Steve Blank On Why Most Startups Fail, And It's Got Nothing To Do With Technology

When well-known entrepreneur Steve Blank took the stage at Qualcomm’s San Diego headquarters last week, it felt a little like a rock star was in the house. The audience was chock full of current and aspiring startup founders, many of them engineers (this was Qualcomm’s stage, after all….).<p>Blank is …

What urine reveals about obesity

Let's face it: Obesity's not hard to diagnose. It's easily done with a scale, a tape measure and (if you don't want to do the math yourself), a body-mass index (BMI) calculator. Or you could go old-school, and use your eyes.<p>So, when scientists set out to explore "biomarkers" for obesity -- in this …

Tiny robots pull objects up to 2,000 times their own weight

The equivalent of a human dragging a blue whale<p>Engineers from Stanford University have created miniature robots named "MicroTugs" capable of pulling and lifting objects more than 100 times their own weight. The strongest of the bots weighs just 12 grams but can pull objects 2,000 times heavier than …

Graphene produces a working 3D holographic display

Since "Help me, Obi Wan, you're my only hope" hit the big screens in 1977's "Star Wars," we've been dreaming of a full-3D holographic display. Mastering the technology isn't easy, though. We've seen multiple attempts that approximate a 3D display, like a 2D image visible from all directions, but …

Canada-U.S. border congestion 'negligible,' yet $1B being spent on improvements

An internal Finance Canada document raises questions about the Harper government's billion-dollar project to open up land-border crossings with the …

‘Make global goals a global reality’: UN chief urges climate action at Earth Day concert

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has declared 2015 a year for global action on climate, gender and development issues, warning revellers …

"No greater threat" than climate change

Obama: "No greater threat" than climate change<p>Sunday, April 19, 2015, 4:45 PM - President Obama didn't mince words when it comes to climate change …

Graphic Language: How to Read Comic Books With Your Kid

1. Start Simply<p>Before you start reading sequential comics with your kids — where you follow a story across multiple panels — you might want to test …

Deep-sea fish show signs of exposure to pollution

A new study suggests deep-water fish may have health problems linked to human pollution. Eating these fish may expose diners to the same pollution.

Ocean acidification drove Earth’s largest mass extinction

New evidence suggests that ocean acidification played a key role in the Permian–Triassic mass extinction event 252 million years ago that killed most …

Ocean acidification from CO2 blamed for world's worst mass extinction

It is one of science's enduring mysteries: what caused the worst mass extinction in Earth's history. And, no, it is not the one that wiped out the …

Eureka! Complex organic molecules found in a young star system

Our solar system may not be as special as we thought. A new study of a young star's protoplanetary disk finds the same kinds of complex organic molecules that are found on the comets in our own solar system.<p>The findings, published in the journal Nature, show that the same chemical building blocks …

Universe

25 Cheeky Terms For Sexual Intercourse From The Last 663 Years

These days, people often use the term "hooked up" to describe having sex with someone. It's adequate enough to satisfy most prying minds, without …

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

<i>“We have within our grasp the technology to change evolution. This could change the course of biological life.”</i> — Paul Berg, Nobel Laureate and a …

Genetics

The Pace of Technology Adoption is Speeding Up

Many people suggest that rates of new product introduction and adoption are speeding up, but is it really, across the board? The answer seems to be yes. An automobile industry trade consultant, for instance, observes that “Today, a typical automotive design cycle is approximately 24 to 36 months, …

AMEG press conference on the methane emergency

<i>PLEASE SHARE WIDELY!</i> <i><br>THIS is the most IMPORTANT video I will ever share on my timeline.</i> <i><br>This is why I write about climate change at the SF Examiner and</i> …

'White Noise' For Your Nose Cancels Out Nasty Odors

Scientists have high hopes for "white noise" for the nose.<p>It turns out that two researchers have found the mathematical formula to create an olfactory equivalent of "white noise," which they say could be used to cancel out any pungent odors you may want to get rid of.<p>"This is different than …

Apple Pay is fast, easy, and boring — so it will be huge

I only had to use Apple Pay a few times before I got over the novelty of paying for stuff with my phone.<p>That’s not necessarily a bad thing — the future of payments shouldn’t have to constantly remind you that you’re doing something new and different, which is the feeling I’ve had when using Google …

Court rules that cops can compel you to surrender your fingerprint to unlock iPhone

The ruling arose from a case surrounding Emergency Medical Services tech David Baust, who was charged for strangling his girlfriend. The attorney for …

Privacy

Do You Think Like an Entrepreneur?

<i>Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto.TV, social greeting card company Open Me, and digital marketing agency Ciplex.</i><p>Entrepreneurs are a breed of their own. While many people fantasize about breaking free from their …

What if Lots of People Have Ebola-Proof Blood?

Health news<p>As Ebola spreads out of control in West Africa, the World Health Organization reports a black market in blood from Ebola survivors. The epidemic is killing up to 70 percent of those who get sick, but the thousands who have survived have blood teeming with antibodies that protect them …

Disease

How Nigeria contained its Ebola outbreak

While the rapid response to the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria was a significant factor in quelling the spread of the deadly disease, the country had …

The Tastes You'll Crave...

2013 has been a year full of cupcakes, sriracha, and pretzel buns. What's coming next? Forecasts from the National Restaurant Association, restaurant trade magazines, and restaurant-research firms map the food trends that will have diners salivating in 2014.

Cupcakes

Here's Why Thousands of Walruses Are Gathering on Alaska's Shore

Nearly 35,000 walruses were discovered this month on a northwest Alaskan shore as result of being unable to find sea ice to rest upon, a problem …

MSF rejects Ebola cash and asks for medics

Global aid agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said it rejected cash for the Ebola response from Australia, asking the country instead to deploy desperately-needed medical teams to West Africa.<p>Canberra initially offered 2.5m Australian dollars ($2.2m), the charity said on Wednesday, before …

No, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola?

<b>Update on Oct. 8: The Ebola patient in Dallas, the first diagnosed with the virus in the U.S., has died.</b><p>Holy moly! There's a case of Ebola in the U.S.!<p>That first reaction was understandable. There's no question the disease is scary. The World Health Organization now estimates that the virus has …

Hundreds of small earthquakes hit central California

(Reuters) - More than 500 small earthquakes struck a volcanic region in central California on Thursday and Friday, posing no immediate risk, federal environmental officials said.<p>The “earthquake swarm” shook the Long Valley Caldera area north of Fresno, an area that has seen an increased amount of …

Drag queens aren't the only people affected by Facebook's 'real name' policy

The drag community has been fighting with Facebook for weeks regarding the social network’s “real name” policy.<p>Facebook has been cracking down on the names people are using on the site, forcing them to use the names that are on their government-issued ID cards or risk getting their profile …