The world is facing an extinction event. Hundreds of species are disappearing from their native habitat. This impending extinction is distinct from the plight of the polar bears or frog populations and
Cofounder, Spire Global Cappaert’s Spire Global is a data services company that uses wine bottle-sized nano-satellites to listen to (rather than look at) what’s happening on earth on the high seas and
This clay brick from a pair of Colombian architects shows that material innovation doesn’t always have to be high-tech. When Colombian architects Miguel Niño and Johanna Navarro set out to re-engineer
Can a touch-sensitive display, fast charging and an improved camera help Samsung reclaim its smartphone dominance? Nine months is a long time in the smartphone industry, so it should come as no surprise
Luckily, music can help get us back on a more productive track. Studies out of the University of Birmingham, England, show that music is effective in raising efficiency in repetitive work — so if you're
Just in time for the Paris talks. More than a hundred world leaders converged on Paris this week to take part in hugely anticipated climate talks. The accord they reach could help the planet avert a growing
The number of universities offering an intelligence studies-related degree started with a handful. It has now expanded to a few dozen. Universities are starting to develop curricula that feature practical
Rum is having a moment. In fact, according to a new report released this month by the West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers’ Association (WIRSPA), rum production increased 40% globally between 2000 and
The amazing life of Albert Einstein, an underestimated genius whose childhood nickname was 'the dopey one'
His opinions on race, politics, and war were also incredibly progressive for their time. Some even say that we will never see the likes of another Einstein again. Here's how a man, who "had no understanding
On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six and
2 climbers crawled through a suffocatingly tiny cave and discovered a new human ancestor that could be 'one of the greatest
A couple of cavers stumbled across the remains of at least 15 individuals in South Africa's Cave of Stars. The species, which is named Homo naledi ("naledi" means "star" in the South African language had
Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful. This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.
Our replication reveals a number of methodological flaws, and a pattern of common mistakes emerges that is not visible when looking at single isolated cases. Thus, real-life scientific disputes in some
When covering science as news, taking the humans who do science out of the story is a bad idea. But journalists should treat scientists with the same respect to which all humans are entitled. Last summer,
Buffett now owns 57,975,456 shares, or a 10% stake, in the Texas-based energy company, according to a securities filing posted shortly after 8 p.m. ET. As of Friday's share price close at $77.23, Buffett's
Washington (CNN) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter, Liz Cheney, are likening President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran to the Munich agreement that paved the way for World War
Professors Shaochen Chen and Joseph Wang of the Nano Engineering Department at the University of California, San Diego have 3D printed tiny robots – thinner than the width of a human hair — they’re calling
New research yields a potential answer. According to the study, led by Jooa Julia Lee, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, and cited on HBS Working Knowledge, certain hormones predict likelihood
A chart made from the leaked Ashley Madison data reveals which states in the US like to cheat the most
Since the leak of hacked data from extramarital dating site Ashley Madison, many revelations have come out about the world's cheating habits. We learned that hundreds of Ashley Madison subscribers were
An almost fully-formed human brain has been grown in a lab for the first time, claim scientists from Ohio State University. The team behind the feat hope the brain could transform our understanding of
Financial planners see it all. Not only do they get an inside look into their clients' spending, saving, earnings, and investments, but they can see past the numbers to the people behind them: their clients'