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Why this nutritional scientist says you should be skipping breakfast

In his book Breakfast Is A Dangerous Meal, scientist Terence Kealey says the 'most important meal of the day' does far more harm than good. So should …

Holistic Medicine

The One Theory of Quantum Mechanics That Actually Kind of Makes Sense

But most physicists don't buy it.<p>Quantum mechanics is baffling. On the atomic and subatomic scale, matter seems to behave in ways that we, in the macro world, would generally think of as impossible. Particles can exist in two different places at once, and particle-like interferences in space are …

PWC: Germany's climate policy good for economy

Global consultancy PWC has run financial models to determine whether low-carbon investments mandated by Germany's 2020 Climate Action Program …

Fossil Fuels

Cryogenics: does it offer humanity a chance to return from the dead?

While it used to be the stuff of science fiction, the technology behind the dream has advanced in recent years<p>The decision of a teenage girl to have her body cryogenically frozen in the hope of being reanimated by medical advances of the future is one that anyone could sympathise with. But does …

The Greatest Philosopher You've Never Heard Of

Let's be honest. When most of us talk about philosophy — the hard-core, name-dropping, theory-quoting kind — we're talking about a particular lineage that traces back to the Hellenistic Greeks.<p>But consider, for a moment, the fact that over the last few thousand years there've been a whole lot of …

Meditation

Device Turns Your Water into an Interactive Sculpture

MIT’s Tangible Media group explores the future of running water with 'HydroMorph.'<p>Think of your daily interactions with water. Few of us deal with its natural asymmetry in rivers, lakes, and oceans. By and large, we see it come out of a single stream from a faucet, or spraying out of a shower head …

Use a wireless mouse? This $15 hack could compromise your laptop

They broke in like it was nothing. They could have wiped my hard drive, stolen my files, or practically anything nefarious you can do with a computer.<p>Just watch:<p>All because I had a wireless mouse dongle plugged into my laptop. And all they needed was a simple antenna that costs as little as $15 at …

The Truth About Job-Hunting Online

Somewhere between ten and fifteen years ago the word came down: “These days, the way to get a job is online!” Remember ‘one-click’ job applications?<p>I’m an HR person. I had been recruiting for almost twenty years when the Online Job Searching Revolution came in. I said “Oh, no! This will be a …

Employment

Here's why native English speakers are losing out in the global business market

British prime minister David Cameron recently announced a 20 million-pound fund for English language lessons to tackle radicalization in the UK, for example. Similarly, US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has called for assimilation and English-speaking in the US.<p>But with transnational mobility …

U.S. utilities worry about cyber cover after Ukraine grid attack | Reuters

(Reuters) - U.S. utilities are looking hard at their cyber vulnerabilities and whether they can get insurance to cover what could be a multi-billion dollar loss after hackers cut electric power to more than 80,000 Ukrainians last month.<p>An illustration picture shows a projection of binary code on a …

Simplifying solar cells with a new mix of materials

Berkeley Lab-led research team creates a high-efficiency device in 7 steps<p>An international research team has simplified the steps to create highly …

How Richard Branson and Other Leaders Take Time Off

It's a lesson on why everyone should learn to relax.<p>It's no secret that we all could use a vacation from time to time. Research has proven that "long periods of work without vacation can lead to reduced productivity, diminished creativity, and strained relationships," <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> …

Cape Cod

3 Powerful Tips to Help You Read 100 Books This Year

No excuses! Even the busiest entrepreneur can manage to read like Bill Gates or Warren Buffett.<p>What's the secret to thinking like a CEO? According to Jessica Mah, co-founder of InDinero, it's simple -- just read 100 books a year. She's not the only one insisting that, if you want to be super …

Books

Only America can save the oil market

Between Wednesday and Friday oil prices rocketed nearly 25%.<p>But to put this rally into perspective, oil prices are down about 70% from their June 2014 peak.<p>A rally was inevitable, but the long-term outlook for prices remains depressed. And the US is the only thing that can change that.<p>Here's Citi's …

This Battery Won’t Make Cars or ‘Hoverboards’ Catch Fire

For all those consumers with battery-powered devices, Stanford may have good news: a battery using spiky nanoparticles that doesn't ignite and keeps going.<p>They’re supposed to be fun, but self-balancing scooters—often called “hoverboards”—have caught fire while people were riding them. They’ve been …

Return of incandescent light bulbs as MIT makes them more efficient than LEDs

Ever since the EU restricted sales of traditional incandescent light bulbs, homeowners have complained about the shortcomings of their energy-efficient replacements.<p>The clinical white beam of LEDs and frustrating time-delay of ‘green’ lighting has left many hankering after the instant, bright warm …

The Surprisingly Old Physics Of Wireless Charging

My smartphone–the one I amazingly didn’t lose off the roof of my car– was getting on in years, so last week, I picked up a new one, pictured above. It’s a Droid Turbo, and among the various gadgets I got with it is a wireless charger. While this is distinctly less efficient than plugging it into a …

Where in the world is Edward Snowden?

Was Edward Snowden morally justified in leaking secret documents that revealed, with the help of phone and internet companies, the British and US …

10 things I realized after I quit my job without a plan

Here is a post that I wrote a year after I quit my job; each of the 10 things I highlighted that I had learned since quitting have the power to reassure you about life after quitting.<p>However, all this being said, this is still your decision and nothing and no one should "make you" quit your job, …

Chick-fil-A has made 8 major changes in the past year to stay ahead of KFC

In 2014, the company grew by $700 million to achieve $5.8 billion in sales, making it larger than every pizza brand in the country, according to QSR magazine.<p>It's now the eighth-largest fast-food chain in the US by sales, and it generates more revenue per restaurant than any other chain in the …

Ocean Acidification Chipping Away at Snail Shells

Corrosive waters are damaging the shells of marine snails off the U.S. West Coast.<p>Ocean acidification isn't proceeding at a snail's pace, says new research.<p>The study finds that corrosive water off the U.S. West Coast is dissolving the shells of a marine snail, also known as a sea butterfly, that is …

Ovo Energy in bid to boost local power generation in challenge to big six

One of Britain's fastest growing independent energy suppliers is on Monday offering to act as a co-ordinator and technology partner to local communities in a move it believes could bring up to 500 new power providers onstream by 2020.<p>Ovo Energy expects to encourage local authorities, community …

20 Mad Men-Inspired Cocktails

The Science of How Memory Works

<i>“Whatever becomes of [old memories], in the long intervals of consciousness?”</i> Henry James wistfully pondered upon turning fifty. <i>“They are like the lines of a letter written in sympathetic ink; hold the letter to the fire for a while and the grateful warmth brings out the invisible words.”</i> James was …

Vertical Axis Wind Turbines: Great In 1890, Also-rans In 2014

<b>Published on</b> April 7th, 2014 | <i>by Michael Barnard</i><p>89<p>April 7th, 2014 by <b>Michael Barnard</b><p>Vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT) continue to get attention, …