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Time Management: Master Your Time, Master Your Life

There’s this huge lie we tell ourselves that “we don’t have enough time”. There is some truth to do that because eventually one day we won’t have any more time, but right now (right this moment) we have time. There are 24 hours in a day, if you can’t make the most of those hours then time isn’t the …

Six Productivity Experts Share How To Actually Get Work Done During The Summer

Here’s your productivity plan to beat the summer slump.<p>Summer isn’t known to be the season for high productivity. Unplanned absences spike, especially on Mondays and Fridays and before holidays. These days off reduce productivity by 36.6%, according to a survey in the Society for Human Resource …

How is credit card interest calculated

Credit card interest can turn your purchase into a costly expense. Learn how interest is calculated, how to avoid charges and take advantage of grace …

How Smart People Handle Difficult People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negativity they spread, while others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos.<p>Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

How E. coli switches from "attack" mode to "colonize" mode

There's a delicate ecosystem thriving in your gut right now, but all it takes is a bad burrito to throw it off-kilter. Just how pathogens like <i>E. coli</i> …

An End to Aging: Can Science Allow Humans to To Become Immortal?

Aging — a Law or a Suggestion?<p>The inevitability of aging may be no more than yet another biological theory that scientific advances will retire in …

OLYMPUS experiment sheds light on structure of protons

A mystery concerning the structure of protons is a step closer to being solved, thanks to a seven-year experiment led by researchers at MIT.

Physics

Science Is Never Super Awesome, Researchers Remind Journalists

By on<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>The churning of the news cycle, the pressure of scientists to get …

To Understand Everything, Understand Evolution

To understand psychology, culture, and maybe even the universe, we need to understand evolution.

Biology

Bluebird Bio's New Treatment Cured Sickle Cell in a Teenage Boy

A promising new sickle cell gene therapy procedure has left a French teenager with no sign of the disease 15 months after treatment, raising hopes …

Scientists Want to Build a Super-Fast, Self-Replicating Computer That "Grows as It Computes"

Well, that's intimidating.<p>Scientists say it's possible to build a new type of self-replicating computer that replaces silicon chips with processors …

Make Room for Metabolism

Make Room for MetabolismUnusual metabolic activity illuminates embryonic development, cancerBy STEPHANIE DUTCHENFri, 2017-03-03Move over, cell …

Harvard Medical School

Scientists Might Doom Us All By Conducting Research To Effectively Resurrect The Dead With Stem Cells

In a possible effort to kick-start the zombie apocalypse, a biotech company is embarking on an experiment to use stem cells to resurrect 20 brain-dead patients, according to SyFy Wire. The company, Bioquark, said they hope to see results in about two to three months, which is just enough time to …

Stem Cells

The ethical limits on embryo research are shifting

The notion of artificial life created in a lab – heralded today with the news that scientists at Cambridge have managed to combine two sets of mouse stem cells to start the process of embryo creation is mildly alarming, no? Shades of Aldous Huxley, Brave New World? These aren’t exactly embryos; a …

Gene therapy - About

Overview<p>Gene therapy involves altering the genes inside your body's cells in an effort to treat or stop disease.<p>Genes contain your DNA — the code …

Gene Therapy

Vanadium Dioxide Defies Our Understanding Of Physics In Very Useful Ways

There's a law in physics that says anything that's a good conductor of electricity will be an equally good conductor of heat. Well, sorry physics: …

Physics

WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for February 17

Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, Samsung heir and business leader Lee Jae-yong has been arrested for corruption, Mark Zuckerberg has outlined …

Park Geun-hye

Sleep Deprived? How To Fake Looking Awake

Just had a baby? Feeling sleep deprived? Have you fallen asleep with the baby in your arms and woken up three hours later in the same position? Do …

Sleep

Female researchers underrepresented, but collaborate widely

Women researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) departments tend to have a wider range of collaborators than men, but are still significantly underrepresented, especially in genomics, according to a new study.<p>"Understanding how collaboration differs by gender is very …

National Science Foundation

A co-author of an antivax study attacks Orac for criticizing it. Hilarity ensues [Respectful Insolence]

I wasn’t planning on revisiting this topic, but sometimes a blogger’s gotta do what a blogger’s gotta do. You’ll see what I mean in a minute. But …

Five Star Movement

How to spot misleading health news

Follow this 10-step guide to navigating medical headlines, says Claudia Hammond, and you’ll soon weed out the flaky science and dangerous claims.<p>When the UK newspaper, the Independent, analysed the 20 most shared stories in the past year with cancer in the headline, more than half included claims …

Journalism

This New Nanotech Coating Makes Fingerprints Disappear

Say goodbye to those pesky fingerprints that blur your iPhone screen and sully your kitchen appliances: <b>NBD Nanotechnologies</b> has introduced a patented …

Scientist Found a Whole New Way to Take on Cancer

The Nanomedicine Lab at UCL’s School of Pharmacy in London houses a tray of cancer cells on one of its optical microscopes. These cells are a part of …

Immunotherapy