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Electric bike trial in Perth and Albany results in huge savings across the board

Those who completed a post-trial survey reported savings of $530 each over the 10 week period, for a combined total of $18,000.<p>RAC general manager of …

Tesla Shows How Traditional Business Metrics Are Outdated

Elon Musk is having a moment. Tesla just delivered its first Model 3, the affordable model that he envisioned in his “secret” strategy some 11 years ago. He wanted to build a sports car, then build a more affordable car with zero emissions. He’s basically already there. The Model 3 has mostly rave …

Schizophrenia Found to Be Caused by Faulty Helper Cells in The Brain

A new hope for treatment.<p>New research on mice has suggested the symptoms produced by schizophrenia could largely be the result of defective cells …

If you can’t explain something in simple terms, you don’t understand it

In the early 1960s, Richard Feynman gave a series of undergraduate lectures that were collected into a book called the Feynman Lectures on Physics. …

How Alcohol Messes With Your Sleep -- And What You Can Do About It

Five ways to protect your sleep from that last glass of wine before bed.<p>You may want to reconsider your nightly nightcap if your goal is solid slumber. Wine, beer and liquor can all help you fall asleep faster (or “shorten your sleep latency,” to use a more technical term), but experts agree that …

Working at night may interfere with DNA repair

Night shift work has been associated with a variety of adverse health effects. New research adds to these, suggesting that the body's ability to …

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These scientists think mushrooms might have superpowers

Recently, around 2,500 people with some connection to hallucinogenic drugs gathered at the Oakland Marriott City Center in Oakland, California for …

Fibromyalgia Chronic Pain May Be Relieved by Vitamin D Supplements, Quality Sleep

Read about a Brazilian study finding that vitamin D supplements combined with good sleep quality can help relieve fibromyalgia and other chronic pain.

Why Aren't Entrepreneurs Getting Enough Sleep?

Skip sleep often enough, and you'll drive both yourself and your business into the ground.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's no secret that entrepreneurs make lots of sacrifices for their businesses. They often de-prioritize personal relationships with friends and …

20 Best Chicken Soups Ever

Who doesn’t love a delicious bowl of hot soup? It’s healthy, it’s tasty, it’s good for you. And when it comes to chicken, well, we just love it.<p>So …

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Scientists Have Determined The Exact Composition of Your Poo

A whole lot of skin cells and bacteria.<p>The mere mention of a 'faecal transplant' might be something that makes a lot of us squirm, but the truth is …

6 Things Recruiters Look For in Your LinkedIn Profile

The saying, as it goes, is that you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. Most people in the job market barely even get a first …

Physicists Squeeze Water Molecules Into an Entirely New State

Beyond solids, liquids, and gases.<p>Physicists from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered a new state of water that cannot be explained as a solid, liquid, or gas. It is a peculiar, and like exceedingly common, "other" state that water molecules are forced to exist …

The Case Against Low-fat Milk Is Stronger Than Ever

For years you've been told to go for skim over full-fat dairy. Even the latest dietary guidelines for Americans urge people to avoid the full fat, …

How to tell if other people think you’re hot, according to science

One of the most pressing and mysterious questions for humans, the self-centered beings that we are, is what other people think about us. We expend a huge amount of time and mental energy wondering if our date finds us attractive, or if our co-workers noticed that stupid thing we said in the meeting …

A programming language for living cells

MIT biological engineers have created a programming language that allows them to rapidly design complex, DNA-encoded circuits that give new functions …

To treat the heart, start with the gut

Blocking gut reactions could help defend against heart disease.<p>Intestinal microbes break down the essential nutrient choline, abundant in meat and …

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What’s Up With the Bacteria In Your Gut?

We’ve known for decades that that the lush collection of bacteria that populate our guts plays a part in digestion. The famous after-effects of bean-eating—tactfully known in the 16th century as “windinesse”— are due to our resident microbes, chomping up an assortment of bean oligosaccharides …

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What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

How Zenefits is tapping into a huge opportunity at the heart of U.S. health care

The U.S. marketplace for health care services is dysfunctional, opaque, and ruled by insurers. But one startup, Zenefits, seems to have found an interesting way to both simplify the process and — potentially — make a lot of money.<p>Zenefits, as described in a detailed profile this weekend in the New …

The 50 Best Public Relations People In The Tech Industry In 2014

Still, there are PR pros, especially in the tech industry, who go above and beyond to help journalists tell important stories. They always respond quickly, send accurate information (not just corporate "spin"), and pitch us great behind-the-scenes stories. Some of them are influential in their own …

How to Craft a Compelling Storyline for Your Company

As mentioned in the beginning, the key to a consistent story about your business is that your entire team buys-in on what you’ve defined as your brand.<p>From the beginning, it’s important for the entire team to be involved in the process of creating your brand as well as providing their input on …

'Extreme solar storm' could have pulled the plug on Earth

The date of 23 July 2012 could have been the day the lights went out, along with suddenly not-so-smart phones, computers, satellite transmissions, GPS navigation systems, televisions, radio broadcasts, hospital equipment, electric pumps and water supplies.<p>On that day an "extreme solar storm" did …

Our Incredible Immune System

The human body is a biological marvel. Tasked to protect it is our immune system, which is responsible for detecting and neutralizing a wide variety …

3 Psychological Traps that Keep Your Startup in Sorrow

<i>This post originally appeared on the iDoneThis blog.</i><p>You’re stuck in the trough of sorrow. No matter what you do, nothing in your company is improving.<p>You look around you, and everyone you know is crushing it. Their companies are getting acquired, they’re raising huge funding rounds, and they’re …

The power of tears: Why Google has its eye on smart contact lenses

When the cronut craze swept across New York in early spring of last year, the only major inconvenience associated with Dominique Ansel's novel culinary confection was the pain of waiting in line to get it. For a responsible person living with Type 1 (or Type 2) diabetes, like my good friend Cara, …