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Secret government report warns of 'potentially catastrophic' water crisis

Reuters/Nacho Doce<p>More people in more nations are rising out of poverty and into wealth, thanks to a flourishing global economy.<p>With that increasing …

10 research-proven tricks that will make you appear smarter than you are

It's great to be smart, but intelligence is a hard thing to pin down. In many cases, how smart people <i>think</i> you are is just as important as how smart you actually are.<p>"I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow." —Woodrow Wilson<p>As it turns out, intelligence only explains …

University of Michigan

Stephen Hawking Suggests Black Holes Are Possible Portals To Another Universe

Science fiction has always been a fascinating genre for the mix of science and fantasy. Larry Nivens “Ringworld” for instance imagined vast …

Physics

You Can't Be a Great Leader Without This Basic Quality

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Team Building

Astronomers Discover Colossal 'Super Spiral' Galaxies

A strange new kind of galactic beast has been spotted in the cosmic wilderness. Dubbed "super spirals," these unprecedented galaxies dwarf our own …

Universe

The 12 most compelling scientific findings that suggest aliens are real

Over billions of years, these ingredients condense to form gas clouds, new stars, and planets, which means that the ingredients, and therefore the potential, for life beyond Earth are scattered across the universe.<p>What's more, a number of recent discoveries also strongly suggest that alien life …

Astronomy

One of the newest, most viable forms of clean energy could beat all other existing options

One of the newest, and seemingly most viable forms of clean energy, could be poised to outperform all of the existing options, including solar: algae biofuel.<p>Algae are found throughout the Earth's oceans, where they employ photosynthetic processes to create energy using sunlight. Some types of …

Algae

Can you solve it? Are you smarter than Jo Nesbø?

The Three Switches puzzle is a classic, but most of you will not have heard of it.<p>Strangers often ask me to challenge them with mathematical brainteasers. It comes with the territory, I suppose.<p>My stock reply is to pose them Three Switches puzzle. It’s a classic that is easy to state rhetorically, …

Mathematics

Stanford engineers develop state-by-state plan to convert U.S. to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050

Mark Z. Jacobson and colleagues show that it’s technically possible for each state to replace fossil fuel energy with entirely clean, renewable …

Audi Has Invented "Blue Crude," An Alternative Fuel Made of Water, Air and Renewable Energy

Audi introduces “Blue Crude,” an alternative fuel made of water and carbon dioxide. Produced as a<p>Audi introduces “Blue Crude,” an alternative fuel made of water and carbon dioxide. Produced as a clean, sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to gas, the new “blue crude” fuel begins by …

Scientists Develop Salt-Tolerant Wheat That Could Mitigate Global Food Crisis

Researchers in Australia have developed a form of salt-tolerant wheat that could help address the global food crisis by allowing farmers to grow …

Agriculture

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion