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8 Bad Habits That Destroy Your Creativity | Inc.com

If you think some people are born creative and you're not one of them, think again.<p>What makes some people more creative than others is that they nurture their creativity. In fact, experts say that creativity is primarily a learned skill. And like any other skill you want to learn, it requires that …

Creativity

Mystery of Martian Methane Deepens

A big methane spike that NASA's Mars rover Curiosity detected two years ago was not due to seasonal changes on the Red Planet, NASA scientists …

Global warming in overdrive: We just had the hottest January ever recorded

Global warming went into overdrive in January, leading to astounding temperature records.<p>January was the globe's most unusually warm month ever …

Ted Cruz Loses His Cool With A Voter Who Actually Challenges Him On Syria

"We will not have a debate, Sir."<p>SALEM, N.H. -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Friday got into a heated exchange with a voter who accused him of supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad.<p>"I came from New Jersey to ask this question because it's so important to me," said John Davenport, a Fordham …

Government

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

3 of Apple's closest watchers say the company has a growing problem

Mossberg, writing for The Verge, said there had been a "gradual degradation in the quality and reliability of Apple's core apps." This has occurred over the past few years, he said.<p>"It's almost as if the tech giant has taken its eye off the ball when it comes to these core software products," …

Tim Cook

First U.S. Zika virus transmission reported, sexual transmission cited

By Jon Herskovitz<p>AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The first known case of Zika virus transmission in the United States was reported in Texas on Tuesday by …

Zika, Pregnancy, and the Embodiment of Inequality

Tragically, pregnancies across the U.S. and around the world are deeply unequal. The outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Brazil and Latin America and its association with microcephaly reflect this reality. Microcephaly is a condition in which newborns are born with an unusually small head …

Beer before work: Why is it so normal in Germany to drink alcohol in the morning?

Oh Carnival - this season of drunken stupor has a way of stretching well beyond its time each year to the point that drinking beer at all hours can …

Elon Musk: Tesla will launch version 2 of its home battery this summer

The excitement around the Tesla electric vehicle, and all the innovation it delivers, is rapidly being matched by the interest in the company's …

The Best Brewery in Every State, Mapped

A while back, Thrillist's beer team took on the tremendous task of identifying the best craft brewery in every state. Tears were shed. Beers were …

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

Engines

The Mason Jar, Reborn

How a container once integral to farming culture came to be the hipster vessel of choice: an Object Lesson<p>In the mid-1970s, my parents fled the New Jersey suburbs to build a house in rural New Hampshire, where my mother tended a large vegetable and herb garden. The growing season in New Hampshire …

These Are the 20 Best Beers in the World

In honor of International Beer Day, August 7, the beer-rating and -review site RateBeer.com has curated a list of the top beers in the world.<p>The 20 …

What Cutting Edge Looks Like In A School In 2015

Ready for a new school year? Your child probably spent the summer learning new skills or leveling up existing ones, be it coding, painting, swimming or music. When kids build skills, they acquire a greater sense of confidence and curiosity that will make them hungry for even more accomplishments. …

Education Technology

Humans are endangering the most abundant animal on the planet

Barely longer than your thumb, weighing under an ounce and nearly translucent, delicate crustaceans known as krill are vital to ocean ecosystems around the world. In the waters that encircle Antarctica, krill are an essential food source for penguins, baleen and blue whales (which can eat as much …

Biodiversity

How a bunch of government space geeks at NASA won the internet

In an era when the media whips itself into a frenzy over how to make things go viral, and marketers take their cues from big brands, a government entity has quickly and quietly become the darling of the internet.<p>Those searching for proof need look no further than this week’s Pluto flyby. After a …

Social Media

Is Transparency The Music Industry's Next Battle?

The issue of how much musicians theoretically earn from their work has moved out of the trade press and into social media's trending topics recently, whether that's Taylor Swift demonstrating her clout via a successful protest of Apple Music or Jay Z's Tidal promising artists higher royalty rates …

Transparency

The Camera Behind the New Pluto Photos

How to build a camera that travels billions of miles from Earth<p>For decades after its discovery in 1930, Pluto looked like nothing more than a gray smudge in the abyss of space. We knew it was there—even knew its size and gravity—but, without better images, we could not answer seemingly basic …

CERN's Large Hadron Collider has discovered a new class of particle

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have announced the discovery of the pentaquark, a class of subatomic particle consisting of four quarks and one antiquark bound together. Like the Higgs boson before it, the pentaquark's existence has been theorized for years, but experiments in the …

Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

We’ve adapted our reading habits to fit our screens, but at a cost.<p>Thanks to technology, we’re reading more than ever—our brains process thousands of words via text messages, email, games, social media, and web stories. According to one report, the amount people that read tripled from 1980 to the …

Harper Lee's bombshell of a book

<b>(CNN) —</b> After months of speculation, we have in our hands the second novel by Harper Lee, "Go Set a Watchman" -- published 55 years after "To Kill a Mockingbird" appeared to loud acclaim in 1960, with a major film adaptation in 1962.<p>"Watchman" is, in fact, a bombshell of a book, as it presents …

Literature

Firefox now blocks Flash automatically

Flash is the Justin Bieber of browser plugins: it's everywhere, it does nothing useful and every time you see it you want to smash a window. Yesterday, Facebook's head of security publicly opined that it was time for the platform to die, and just a day later, Mozilla's Mark Schmidt has joined in. …

What New Horizons Is Looking For On Pluto, And How

After nine years and three billion miles, here’s what we're learning from it all<p>At 7:50am EDT tomorrow, July 14, New Horizons, the fastest spacecraft ever launched, will perform the first close-encounter flyby of Pluto and its system of five known moons. During that approach, New Horizons will be …

Solar System

The Challenges of Teaching When Silicon Valley Doesn’t Care

I have been on a bit of an EdTech binge writing spree the past few weeks. Part of the reason is that I feel the vast majority of educators and entrepreneurs are finally realizing that Silicon Valley didn’t get it right the first time with our approach to technology and the classroom.<p>Certainly, some …

IBM’s 7nm chip breakthrough points to smaller, faster processors

To go below 10nm, you need something more than just silicon<p>It's usually Intel that leads the way with the latest processor innovations, but today an IBM-led consortium has leapt ahead by announcing it has produced the world's first functional 7nm node test chips. The most advanced commercial CPUs …

Dems blast GOP move on Confederate flag amendment

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> House Republican leaders decided to yank a bill on Thursday that would have allowed Confederate flags in federally run cemeteries. The decision comes on the same day South Carolina decided to remove the flag from its own state capitol.<p>The move came after House Democrats blasted …

Obama Administration

If Male Actors Were Described The Way Female Actors Are

Magazine profiles love detailing the way female celebrities purr their oyster orders and encase their svelte figures in flowing, all-white pantsuits. But what about the men?<p>As former stripper <b>Channing Tatum</b> stands in his expansive, glistening marble kitchen putting the finishing touches on his …

Tom Hanks

5 things you need to know about Greece's financial meltdown

Greece said it will close its banks on Monday after a wild weekend in which worried Greeks lined up at ATMs to withdraw their savings, and European …

Europe