Finally, social scientists suggest a precise time for mid-afternoon coffee runs. Sometimes, productivity science seems like an organized conspiracy to justify laziness. Clicking through photos of cute
Everybody has to start somewhere. Everybody has to start somewhere, and everybody has to pay the rent. Long before the acclaim, here are the first jobs and day jobs of twenty of literature's most famous
From the farm to the dinner plate, here's where food gets lost. Every year, the planet loses nearly a third of its food—a staggering 1.4 billion tons. That’s according to a 2011 United Nations study that
"The idea is that I could collapse a whole orchard and put it into one tree," he told Business Insider. Each of the colors in the photo above represents a variety of flowering tree. Collectively, as one
The first glasses in the world, it seems, were created some 700 years ago. It's taken until this year, 2014, for patients to receive the first FDA-approved bionic eyes. This breakthrough comes via Second
Termites move a fourth of a metric ton of dirt to build mounds that can reach 17 feet (5 meters) and higher. For the past 26 years, J. Scott Turner has filled termite mounds with propane, scanned them
Sometimes, though, we want to make an effort to befriend a new acquaintance or become a better friend to those around us. We scoured the psychological research to find science-backed strategies to get
From dating to job prospects, a name has remarkable power over the path of its owner's life. I was at a party for Bastille Day in Paris a few years back, and we were leaning over the balcony to watch fireworks.
They prevent $7 billion in health costs every year by filtering air pollution—not to mention their psychological effects. New research says the closer you can live to trees, the better off you are. John
Ironing a dress shirt is one of those things most people don't know how to do right. No one wants to walk into a meeting looking rumpled. Here are some tips for properly using your iron on a dress shirt.
When big blazes spark and spread, some species escape, some perish—and some even thrive. Wildfires are raging across the U.S. Pacific Northwest, wreaking havoc on human lives and forcing evacuations from
A view into some of the rarer types of lightning When it comes to thunderheads, lightning is the great equalizer. Essentially a giant spark, lightning relieves the charge differentials that build up in
fastcoexist.com - About the author Jessica Leber is a staff editor and writer for Fast Company's Co.Exist. Previously, she was a business reporter for MIT’s Technology Review and an environmental reporter at ClimateWire More
A low-cost material could allow robots to easily shift between fluid and rigid states. Well it looks like science has brought us another step towards a real-life Skynet and the destruction of mankind.
Recent studies show that musical ability might be a sexually selected trait. On a snowy day in Berlin, two days after Christmas 1841, Franz Liszt strode out onto the stage at the Berliner Singakademie