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The Most Beautiful Chemical Reactions You’ll Ever See

When we think of chemistry, aesthetics are not usually the first – or second, or third, or fourth – thing to come to mind. But that’s not to say that …

Chemistry

All the Fall 2015 TV Shows You Need to Know

Here are the new and returning series you might or might not want to watch in the months ahead.<p><b>Drunk History, Season One, Comedy Central (September 1)</b><p>Based on the Funny or Die web series created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, <i>Drunk History</i> takes a "narrator" in every episode, gets him or her …

TV

Premier League: Chelsea not the environment for youngsters, Jose Mourinho suggests

The Blues' academy players have qualified for the FA Youth Cup final but the former Real Madrid boss believes the step up to the first team is a …

Soccer

The 3 Questions You Should Ask Every Customer | Inc.com

One of the things that's interesting about selling is how different the process can be depending on your market. If you're selling straight to the consumer, the process is fairly straightforward. You need to get convince one person of the value of your service and close the deal. In B2B sales, …

Selling

18 Super-Simple Ways To Lose Weight For Life

<i>Photo by Peter Dressel/Getty Images</i><p>Studies show that the simpler your diet, the easier it is to stick to over the long haul. Follow these steps to streamline your plan and shed unwanted pounds for good.<p><b>1. Make friends with your scale.</b><br>If you want to lose weight, think of your scale as a friend, not …

7 tips for creating a functional home workspace

Maybe you’re tired of schlepping into the office every day. Or maybe, just maybe, you don’t love your micromanaging boss. In an effort to score some …

5 Brainpower-Sapping Habits

5 Everyday Things That Are Actually Making You Dumber<p>Your GPS could be doing more harm than good<p>You cover all bases to try and stay sharp: Finish the crossword, crack open a book, hit the gym. And you probably do your best to avoid the big brain-rotters, like watching TV for hours on end.<p>But there …

Flying beetle remotely controlled by scientists

Tiny electronic backpack mounted on back of giant flower beetle allows scientists to instruct it to take off, land or change directions<p>Scientists have been able to remotely control a flying beetle - paving the way for search and rescue cyborgs.<p>A tiny electronic backpack mounted on the back of a …

How the Most Important Glacier in East Antarctica Is Melting

New evidence of potentially enormous consequences as rapid ice loss continues<p>Even if you're lucky enough that there's an ice runway where you want to land in Antarctica, that doesn't mean the weather will allow you to. And then, even if your plane is equipped to fly for eight hours, at some point, …

Global Warming

Sam Harris on the Paradox of Meditation and How to Stretch Our Capacity for Everyday Self-Transcendence

Montaigne believed that meditation is the finest exercise of one’s mind and David Lynch uses it as an anchor of his creative integrity. Over the centuries, the ancient Eastern practice has had a variety of exports and permutations in the West, but at no point has it been more vital to our sanity …

Circadian Surprise: How Our Body Clocks Help Shape Our Waistlines

We've long known about the master clock in our brains that helps us maintain a 24-hour sleep-wake cycle.<p>But in recent years, scientists have made a cool discovery: We have different clocks in virtually every organ of our bodies — from our pancreas to our stomach to our fat cells.<p>"Yes, there are …

Sleep

Fossil Provides Evidence Of Early Human Migration To Europe

Some 55,000 years ago, a person — whether female or male, we don't know — lived in Manot Cave in the western Galilee area of what is now Israel. Judging from the partial skull recovered from the cave, and described in <i>Nature</i> last week by Israel Hershkovitz of Tel Aviv University and his co-authors, …

Anthropology

Delhi polls 2015: Arvind Kejriwal 2.0

From an angry young man to a subtle politician, Arvind Kejriwal has changed over the years.<p>On May 16, 2014, Arvind Kejriwal stood at a crossroads. …

The 30 Best Movies of 2014 (So Far)

With Oscar season just around the corner (literally -- we can see it peeking out, all gilded and glittery and begging for attention), we thought we'd run down 10 more of the best movies of 2014. (For those of you playing along at home, this is our third such rundown in three such quarters.)<p>This is …