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The origins of… ellipses, commas, and other punctuation marks

Everyone is now expected to add punctuation when writing, but that wasn’t always the case. It took centuries for the English language to build up the list of rules that has now become commonplace. Here’s a brief look at how we came to use these well-known punctuation marks.<p><b>Colons, commas, and</b> …

Linguistics

The “five-second rule”—a scientist evaluates whether your eating habits could make you sick

When you drop a piece of food on the floor, is it really OK to eat if you pick up within five seconds? This urban food myth contends that if food spends just a few seconds on the floor, dirt and germs won’t have much of a chance to contaminate it. Research in my lab has focused on how food and food …

Microbiology

Who Invests In Hardware Startups?

While many angels and VCs are still skittish about hardware startups, there has been a massive renaissance in the hardware-funding ecosystem over the last few years. Since 2010, venture capital investment in hardware startups is up more than 30x.<p>Hardware/connected device companies who have publicly …

If We Burned All the Fossil Fuel in the World

What would happen if we burned through all of the fossil-fuel resources known to exist? In a paper published today in the journal <i>Science Advances,</i> a quartet of German, American, and British researchers take on this question. The answer, not surprisingly, is grim. If mankind managed to combust the …

This is why the biggest brands of the world will always fail in India

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Running a company or a successful start-up and launching it in different parts of the world is always a challenging and an exciting piece of work for any …

Bedtime phenomenon: scientist develops book to send children to sleep in minutes

For most authors the prospect of their books sending readers to sleep would be horrifying.<p>But the latest publishing phenomenon which is topping the Amazon charts is a book which promises to do just that, at least for children.<p>The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep, has been created by Swedish …

Books

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What Is Fatigue?

When, on a blustery day in Oxford in 1954, Roger Bannister ran the first sub-four-minute mile, measuring out the full capacity of his lungs and legs and collapsing across the finish line, he felt, as he later wrote, “like an exploded flashlight.” That was the feeling researchers were trying to …

Why Didn't They Win? 10 Huge Discoveries Without a Nobel Prize

National Geographic science writers, bloggers, and editors pick groundbreaking advances and inventions that should have won a Nobel.<p>The 2014 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine has gone to three scientists who discovered brain cells that help us stay oriented—our "inner GPS." Announced Monday, …

The 38 Best Health and Fitness Apps

We spend too much time staring at our phones—just ask the pedestrians we almost walk into on a daily basis. If scrolling through your Newsfeed or …

Apps

Captain Fawcett's Beard Oil - Ape to Gentleman

Foretold is the legend of Captain Peabody Fawcett. As the story goes, the valiant explorer abruptly vanished whilst on a spirited attempt to navigate …

Men's Fashion

Wheelchair accessory puts caregives alongside

Called Side by Side, the device is designed to enable eye contact to encourage conversation.<p>Wired reports that a fundamental hurdle to overcome was …

Is College Worth It?

Despite these variations, the Lifetime College Payoff figure indicates that college is a sound investment. The majority of schools offer a 30 year …

It Takes Purpose to Become a Billionaire

What do billionaires have in common? What is it that they do better than anyone else? Why do we admire them, or their companies’ products and services, so much?<p>I’ve spent some time trying to identify common traits in the <i>Forbes</i> list of billionaires and other similar lists of the world’s wealthiest. …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Using Sewage To Grow Algae To Produce Biofuel

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>The Spanish resort town of Chiclana de la Frontera can now lay claim to the world's first municipal sewage plant that …

Grub's up

<b>Why eating more insects might be good for the planet and good for you</b><p>WHAT we eat is dictated as much by culture as by choice or necessity. If you ask …