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99+ Photos That Will Show You The Cultures of the World

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their people from different cultures photos in the Cultures Of The World Photo contest with chances to …

3 Reasons to Retire as Early as You Can

Are you forgetting about one of your most valuable assets in life?<p>Time is one of the most valuable assets at your disposal. Unfortunately, many …

A male backlash against #MeToo is brewing

Men are scared, and feminists are delighted. But the urge to call out and punish male sexual transgression is bound to clash with an inescapable …

SPY Guide: 7 Ways to Clean Using Everyday Products You Already Have at Home

Traditional cleaning products bought at the store can be costly, are often full of chemicals, and can be harsh to the environment. But what can you …

How to feed your gut

Want a healthy gut? Reach for the kimchi, sauerkraut, artichokes, coffee and chocolate. But watch out – one category of food will make your microbes wither<p>Kimchi, kombucha, sauerkraut, miso and kefir – all fermented foods and drinks – have been around for centuries, but suddenly they are all the …

Wellness

This Physics Breakthrough Could Help Save the World

Turbulence wastes a lot of energy. New research shows how we might reduce it.<p>If humans want to avoid boiling the oceans, we’ll have to find ways to use energy more efficiently. This, in turn, requires solving a problem that people don’t typically connect to climate change: the turbulence created …

Physics

How To Turn Your Old iPhone Into A Cute Minimalistic Feature Phone

If you still own an iPhone 4, chances are it's sitting in a drawer somewhere gathering dust. You've probably thought about throwing it out, but now …

Apps

New research links human consciousness to a law that governs the universe

Human Entropy<p>Our species has long agonized over the concept of human consciousness. What exactly causes it, and why did we evolve to experience …

Set up a second screen for your computer

Two views are better than one.<p>You may get along just fine with only one computer screen, but adding a second can give you much more room to work. This upgrade isn't just for creative professionals or seasoned programmers—it lets anyone spread out their apps, edit documents side by side, and …

A Never-Before-Seen Virus Was Just Found in the Sea, and It Kills Bacteria

Their genomes are "quite different from other viruses."<p>When you think of a virus, you likely think of the microscopic agents that make life on land …

Microbiology

How does fiber prevent weight gain?

By promoting the growth of gut bacteria, dietary fiber could prevent obesity, metabolic syndrome, and unwanted changes in the intestine, according to …

How-to: New book ‘DIY Solar Power’ puts solar energy in your hands [free chapter]

As an engineer and self-professed green energy nerd, I’ve spent many years teaching myself to build everything from electric vehicles to solar-powered gadgets. While there are many amazing products out there, I firmly believe in the “why buy what you can make” ethos.<p>One of the biggest hurdles to …

50 Remarkably Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Success in Life | Inc.com

Life is a gift that has been given to you. It is in your hands to make the best out of it--dare to believe that you can. Through the ups and downs, you'll find a lesson to learn that will make you a better person. Each experience--good and bad--makes you grow. Get along with life and surely, things …

Motivation

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

What Algorithms Can Learn from Journalism

<i>This post was originally published in AdWeek and is based on a talk Flipboard co-founder and CEO Mike McCue gave at Web Summit in Lisbon in November 2017.</i><p>There’s no doubt that people, companies and even governments are weaponizing social media platforms by paying to game the system: the algorithms …

Social Media

Two Book Tango: Reality is Not What it Seems, and A Wrinkle in Time

I love science, but physics has always proven difficult for me. I lose track of the big picture in all of the small details, and having terrible math …

Books

How Stem Cells Could Make Elderly Blood Vessels ‘Younger’

‘The bullets are already there. This is a better one.’<p><i>By Elisa Lazzari, postdoctoral associate in biomedical sciences, Weill Cornell Medical …

Medical Research

Meet the Amateur Scientist Who Discovered Climate Change

Today Guy Callendar is a historical footnote, but tomorrow he will have a chapter of his own. Born in 1898, Callendar was the son of Britain’s …

Climate Change

Millions of arthritis sufferers given new hope by miracle gene therapy jab injected straight into painful joints

Millions of arthritis sufferers have new hope after major breakthroughs in the development of a gene therapy treatment.<p>The US has just given the …

Medicine

Is There A Ticking Time Bomb Under The Arctic?

A short drive north of Fairbanks, Alaska, there's a red shed stuck right up against a hillside. The shed looks unremarkable, except for the door. It looks like a door to a walk-in freezer, with thick insulation and a heavy latch. Whatever is behind that door needs to stay very cold.<p>"Are you ready …

Global Warming

Inverse-design approach leads to metadevices

Imagine wafer-thin eyeglasses or a smartphone camera so small it is invisible to the naked eye.

Nanotech

"Dark Matter" DNA Influences Brain Development

A puzzle posed by segments of 'dark matter' in genomes—long, winding strands of DNA with no obvious functions—has teased scientists for more than a …

Genetics

The Second Coming of Ultrasound

Before Pierre Curie met the chemist Marie Sklodowska; before they married and she took his name; before he abandoned his physics work and moved into …

Immune System

This Breakthrough in Tractor Beam Tech Could Pave The Way to Levitating Humans

We're excited.<p>In a sci-fi feeling first, engineers at the University of Bristol used the world's most powerful acoustic tractor beam to demonstrate …

4 Nighttime Habits That Will Keep You More Rested, Motivated, and Productive (and They Only Take 5 Minutes) | Inc.com

You've had a long and hopefully productive day. You're ready to unwind and relax until you fall asleep at some point.<p>However, doing that is leaving a lot of potential growth on the table, along with quality sleep. After a long day at work, most people unfortunately fall on autopilot, execute a …

Time Management

I Spent 15 Years Studying Why People Hate Their Jobs. This Is the Top Reason Why | Inc.com

Finding a career path that makes us feel satisfied and successful isn't easy. It's not something they teach us in school, which makes the journey that much more challenging.<p>For the past 15 years, I've been devoted to studying the deep disconnect people feel between themselves and their jobs, and …

Study Skills

What Are Antioxidants And Are They All They're Hyped Up to Be?

There is no magic pill.<p>Antioxidants seem to be everywhere; in superfoods and skincare, even chocolate and red wine. Products that contain …

Wellness

PrEP Isn’t Just for Men Who Have Sex With Men—Should You Be on It?

You've probably heard of PrEP, maybe from a friend, an advertisement, or in health class. Regardless of how it came up, it was most likely referred …

Public Health

We asked 3 top biotech VCs what kinds of companies they’d like to fund, and they all had the same answer

On a recent trip to San Francisco, we asked venture capitalists what biotech startups they wish they could fund.<p>Overwhelmingly, the response had to do with degenerative brain conditions, especially treatments for Alzheimer's.<p>"I would love to see a technology where you could really tackle …

Biotechnology

Space mining is going to seriously disrupt Earth's economy. And we're nowhere near ready for the shock

Zip into the future for a second. It’s 2035 and Earth’s population has grown dramatically. People are desperate to find alternatives to the dwindling …

Space Exploration