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Photograph: Handout/Reuters<p>Yellowstone national park’s Grand Prismatic hot spring. A new pilot project in Las Cruces uses algae from Yellowstone in an attempt to build an energy-positive wastewater treatment …

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A new study finds a key component of effective leadership is surprisingly simple

In fact, research suggests that extroversion is generally a strong predictor of successful leadership.<p>Yet a new analysis of 25 studies, led by Dana Joseph, Ph.D., at the University of Central Florida, complicates the idea that simply being outgoing is enough to make you an outstanding leader. Now, …

A Lot Of Heat Is Wasted, So Why Not Convert It Into Power?

What if there were a way to take the waste heat that spews from car tailpipes or power plant chimneys and turn it into electricity? Matt Scullin thinks there is, and he's formed a company to turn that idea into a reality.<p>The key to Scullin's plans is something called thermoelectrics. "A …

Artist reveals a hidden message in Apple's iCloud agreement

Terms of service for the internet are often good for two things: inspiring wild outrage, or simply acting as a textual speed bump between us and the web. Now, it appears they're also good for hiding secret messages.<p>Artist Florence Meunier scoured Apple's terms and conditions for iCloud and found a …

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

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New Technology Could Boost Solar Cell Efficiency By 30 Percent

Scientists looking to boost the efficiency of solar panels are taking a fresh look at an exotic physics phenomenon first observed nearly 50 years ago …

This Physicist Knows Which American Cities Are Going To Thrive–And Which Will Fail

It turns out that you can predict a city’s future by just examining the past.<p>More than 400,000 people moved to New York in the last 10 years. Every person had their reason, hopes, dreams, and tragedies when they arrived (even Taylor Swift). During the same period, many New Yorkers left. Maybe for a …