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All of the World's Yeast Probably Originated in China

Baker’s yeast, brewer’s yeast, yeast that lives in infected toenails—they all descended from a common ancestor.<p>When scientists in France set out to sequence 1,000 yeast genomes, they looked at strains from all the places you might expect: beer, bread, wine.<p>But also: sewage, termite mounds, tree …

13 Science-Backed Signs You're Smarter Than You Realise

Don't underestimate yourself.<p>Everyone wants to be humble. Who me, smart? Nah, I'm just a good test-taker.<p>And anyway, it's kind of crass to go around …

Psychology

Oh No, Russell Westbrook Is Unnecessarily Kicking Players In the Crotch Now, Too

Maybe Draymond Green is contagious?<p>Noted joint enthusiast and avid Snapchat user Draymond Green is a very good basketball player with one odd quirk: he is medically unable to stop himself from disseminating swift kicks to the crotches of unsuspecting, deeply unlucky opposing players. His Game 5 …

How climate change triggers earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes

Global warming may not only be causing more destructive hurricanes, it could also be shaking the ground beneath our feet<p>Devastating hurricane? More than 1,000 lives lost? It must be climate change! Almost inevitably, Hurricane Matthew’s recent rampage across the Caribbean and south-eastern US has …

Global Warming

Soaking in a road trip along the Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loop

It is Week Three of our month-long discovery trip through western Colorado. My wife, three daughters, and I are water-soaked, wizened road warriors, …

Designing for voice differs from traditional UX

Two words: “all set.” People say them every day — after the waiter delivers food, when finishing a customer service call or before launching a rocket into space. (Or so I imagine.)<p>These two words are just fine in the context of real life, human-to-human interactions. They’re also covered as a …

UX Design

Lost cities #1: Babylon – how war almost erased ‘mankind’s greatest heritage site’

In the first of a 10-part series, Justin Marozzi tells the story of this once-mighty city in Iraq – a microcosm of human history. Besieged by wars and weather, ‘restored’ by Saddam Hussein, what has become of mystical Babylon?<p>Of all the world’s lost cities, none surely can compete for evocative …

Investigation shows the real reason the Army denied a soldier the Medal of Honor

The Army followed its rules while denying a Medal of Honor last year to a Green Beret credited with staving off a brutal ambush in Afghanistan, according to a Defense Department inspector general’s report released Wednesday. But the report provides a unique glimpse into something else: just how …

Military

What Kind of Introvert Are You?

Are you an introvert? It depends on which book you read.<p>Here's a sampling of the various conceptualizations of introversion in pop culture …

Psychology

What's For Dinner? The Options For A Fast Answer Multiply

When I was kid, "What's for dinner?" was not a question you asked at the last minute. My mom, Dorothy Glinton, was an expert at planning what she would put on the table.<p>"I always knew what I was going to cook. I didn't come in running," Ma recalls.<p>But these days, even she eats out a few times a …

5 Practical Tips to Humanize User Experience

A web site with <i>great user experience</i> is like a brick and mortar store with <i>excellent customer service</i>.A store has salespeople who try to identify …

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London to the letter: meet Edward Johnston, the font of all tube style

The creator of the hugely influential London Underground typeface – which celebrates its centenary this year – was a modest typographic purist<p>As ubiquitous as the black cab and the double-decker bus, so omnipresent in the city it is practically invisible, the London Underground typeface celebrates …

The Takeoff Episode 03: Why Team and Culture Matter for Travel Startups

Today, we’re launching the third episode of <b>The Takeoff</b>, an original video series by Skift and Amadeus exploring the startup mindset and what it takes …

70s Sci-Fi Art: 13 real technologies Woody Allen (of all people)...

1954 Sharps Toffee ad

Digital Paintings by Carlo Giovani for Gol Magazine/TRIP

Editorial Character Illustrations.<p>This series of digital character paintings by Carlo Giovani illustrating the themes: Literature, Music, Cinema and …

Spectacular Moleskine Doodles Explode with Energy

Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes proves that doodling can be so much more than scratching unintelligible scribbles on paper. Through his Sketchy Stories blog, Rosanes shares his wonderful world of doodling in a simple Moleskine sketchbook. Equipped with an ordinary Moleskine, a few Uni …