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The origin of 'us': what we know so far about where we humans come from

The question of where we humans come from is one many people ask, and the answer is getting more complicated as new evidence is emerging all the time.<p>…

Humanity

19 Books Bill Gates and the CEOs of Microsoft, Google, PayPal, and Wal-Mart Think You Should Read

The book 'Hit Refresh' by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella makes this list twice as a great read.<p>What I know about successful people is this: They love to devour books to expand their minds. Bill Gates has stated that he reads about 50 books a year. Mark Zuckerberg? About 24 books a year.<p>But the …

Amazon pushes further into insurance with its latest investment

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Fintech Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>US-based retail giant Amazon is said to be investing circa $15.7 million in Indian insurtech Acko, which provides online-only insurance products.<p>Under the deal, Amazon's Indian …

Financial Services

An exclusive look at Tiger Woods' new swing

While you were enjoying your eggnog and fruitcake this holiday season, Tiger Woods concerned himself with something most golfers can relate to: taking his practice swing to the course. After playing in the Hero World Challenge in December, his first tournament in 301 days, Tiger said he wasn’t …

Golf

New DNA vaccine could lead to a one-dose universal vaccine for the flu

One of the reasons it’s so difficult to create a cure for the flu is because the virus continually shape-shifts from year to year. That means getting annual flu shots, instead of a more permanent solution to the problem. Researchers from the University of Washington School of Medicine may have just …

A Strange Itch, Trouble Breathing, Then Anaphylactic Shock

<b>“I can’t breathe,”</b> the woman panted, her voice a husky monotone. Her sister looked anxiously at the clerk at the triage desk at the University of Iowa hospital emergency room. The woman’s breath was rapid and coarse. Her chest heaved with the work of simply breathing. She pulled at the neck of her …

Iowa

The 30-Minute Abs Workout Program: Give some love to your obliques on day 7

Johner Images - Berggren, Hans / Getty<p>Johner Images - Berggren, Hans / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 30<p><b>Exercises</b> 3<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Sometimes when you brush your teeth, …

How to gauge when it's too dangerously cold to go outside

Things are getting more than a little chilly this winter.<p>The frigid waters of Lake Superior are looking steamy-hot as they waft into the below-zero air in northern Minnesota. On New Year's Day, the temperature dipped to a record low of negative 9 degrees Fahrenheit in Chicago. Ice chunks cluttered …

Weather

Where to Go in 2018

Plenty of cities are always worth a visit. But when destinations are in the midst of an evolution—bursting with new, standard-setting hotels and …

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

The Power Of Books To Propel Your Career In 2018

The most common New Year’s resolution is to “exercise more.” That’s followed by the second most common resolution—to lose weight. Reading more books doesn’t crack the top 10. But for leaders, maybe it should top the list.<p>After reading more than 75 nonfiction books in 2017, many written by CEOs, I …

What Is Time? A Simple Explanation

Time is familiar to everyone, yet hard to define and understand. Science, philosophy, religion, and the arts have different definitions of time, but …

Physics Found Gravitational Waves. Now Come the Existential Questions

On September 14, 2015, at 3:50 AM Central time, a tiny vibration shuddered down the 2.5-mile-long arms of a massive machine in Livingston, Louisiana. …

How Close Are We Really to Achieving Nuclear Fusion?

Credit: Pixabay<p>Nuclear fusion has been the practical Holy Grail for clean, sustainable power for decades. Based on the same process that powers the …

The Hidden Fat Loss Hormones

Control Them and Get Ripped Easier<p>When you think of hormones, especially in the fitness and bodybuilding world, you're probably thinking about things …

Seattle to Vancouver: 7 Things to See on the Road

There are a few ways to get from Seattle to Vancouver BC—you can fly, you can ride the train, you can take the BoltBus or Greyhound. Or you can …

Telomeres and Aging

The Man Who Gave White Nationalism A New Life

Fifty years ago, France lost a war while trying to keep millions of Muslims French citizens. One French writer launched a movement to rethink “identity” in its aftermath and helped reinvent nationalism for the 21st century.<p>PARIS — The man the alt-right claims as its spiritual father is a …

If you have to fall on ice, here's how not to hurt yourself

There isn't a magical trick we can give you never to fall again. But if you are going down, you might as well commit to it and make it safe.<p>We've all been there — the moment when we walk too fast on an icy day and lose our balance and know that we are going down. Hard. Unfortunately, there isn't a …

The Health Monitoring Capabilities and Potential of the Apple Watch are Coming into Clearer Focus

Apple has made it clear that they now see the Watch as primarily being a fitness tracker and health monitoring device. While it runs apps and fills several other roles, these are now its primary functions and we can see that most of their development and new features are focused on these areas. …

The uninsured are overusing emergency rooms — and other health-care myths

In the search for ways to bring down American health-care spending, there are certain ideas that are close to dogma. Chief among them: If you provide health insurance to people, they will stop overusing the emergency room.<p>“A lot of people just didn't bother getting health insurance at all. And when …

Physicists Have Created a Set of Conditions in Which Time Seems to Run in Reverse

Nobody panic.<p>While we all take for granted the fact that time's arrow forever points towards the future, physicists have always had trouble showing …

There’s a story behind Jordan Spieth’s “Go get that” line to caddie

With three words, Jordan Spieth delivered a British Open moment as memorable as the 50-foot eagle putt that prompted his famous line.<p>“Go get that.”<p>He …

Golf

10 books Richard Branson thinks everyone should read

Over the years he has offered up dozens of titles that have kept his attention and helped him grow as a businessman.<p>We can't guarantee you'll follow in the entrepreneur's footsteps, but the books could certainly set you in the right direction.

Books

14 Ways Our Perception of The Universe Changed Forever in 2017

2017 was an incredible year for space science.<p>Down here on Earth, scientists around the globe are constantly watching, observing, measuring and …

‘I want to help humans genetically modify themselves’

Josiah Zayner, 36, recently made headlines by becoming the first person to use the revolutionary gene-editing tool Crispr to try to change their own genes. Part way through a talk on genetic engineering, Zayner pulled out a syringe apparently containing DNA and other chemicals designed to trigger a …

Genetic Engineering

Physicists Overturn a 100-Year-Old Assumption on How Brains Work

This is how neurons actually fire.<p>The human brain contains a little over 80-odd billion neurons, each joining with other cells to create trillions of …

Neuroscience

The Best Running Shoes for Flat Feet 2016

Let me start with the good news: <b>if you have flat feet you can still be a very successful runner</b>. You can manage to run injury free for a long time if …

JSON

A 6-Move Lower-Body Workout You Can Do Anywhere!

If you can't get to the gym for a workout, you can still get your sweat on and effectively tone your muscles. This 5-10-15 workout involves basic yet intense moves to target the legs and booty, with no fancy equipment needed. Your heart will be thumping out of your chest by the end!<p>Perform the …

Long-Term Health Comes Down To Two Main Habits, Says Researcher

In the ongoing search for health and longevity, researchers have looked to parts of the world where people live the longest—the “blue zones,” which include Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Icaria, Greece; Loma Linda, California; and Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica. In these places people tend to live …

Ikigai