Nathan Reynolds

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The secret to getting engineers to be more charismatic

<i>Olivia Fox Cabane is an executive coach with an unusual approach: She teaches her clients how to become more charismatic. It’s an odd calling for someone who is an introvert by nature. In this excerpt from “The Charisma Coach” published by Matter, writer Teresa Chin explains why Silicon Valley</i> …

New York Times

DC's Improbable Science

DC’s front page<p>Look at the right hand sidebar for the latest pages, posts and comments.<p>First-time comments are moderated: after that they appear …

Corporations are manufacturing uncertainty about scientific findings. Now scientists are fighting back.

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How To Talk With A Scientist

I don’t like the Big Bang Theory, and there’s reasons for that which others have illustrated better than I can, however it has brought a lot of …


The Definitive Guide to Cleaning Vibram Five Fingers a.k.a. How to Get the Smell out of your Vibrams!

Vibram Five Fingers can stink. Indeed, "VFF stank" — the "Vibram Five Fingers of Funk" — is such a pervasive problem that VFF fans so afflicted with …


Is the Key to Curing Plantar Fasciitis in Your Toes?

Research shows it might not be a problem of inflammation<p><b>One of the most difficult running injuries to defeat is recurring plantar fascitis, a sometimes-crippling pain in the heel, traditionally associated with excessive forces on the plantar fascia, the strong ligament-like structure that helps</b> …

Plantar Fasciitis

The Human Body As You Know It Is Over

Humans invent technology.<p>Then technology re-invents humans.<p>According to NewScientist, most humans were pretty lousy at using hand tools when they were first invented 1.7 million years ago.<p>The reason: primitive wrists that were "good for hanging from branches, but too weak to grasp and handle small …


A PhD in economics is the only one worth getting

People often ask me: “Noah, what career path can I take where I’m virtually guaranteed to get a well-paying job in my field of interest, which doesn’t force me to work 80 hours a week, and which gives me both autonomy and intellectual excitement?” Well, actually, I lied, no one asks me that. But …