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The Physics Of Usain Bolt's Record-Breaking Sprint

Usain Bolt's historic 100m dash at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.<p>In 2009, at the World Championships in Berlin, Usain Bolt beat his own previous world record by 0.11 seconds, running a 9.58-second 100-meter dash. The record is getting more and more difficult to break, as it's history shows …

BeerSci: How Beer Gets Its Color

Meet the two chemical reactions that most influence the malt character and color of your brew.<p>Before you read this column, I urge you to pop open a belated birthday beer. Pour that beer into a clear glass (pint or tulip, your choice), hold it up to the light, and take a good look at the color.<p>Two …

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The rise of the evolutionary psychology douchebag

They believe that certain groups of people are inherently smarter than others. They write books about how rape is a natural part of human evolution. …

How To Influence Anyone, Any Time, Anywhere: 4 Subconscious Secrets

How many times have you tried to influence, enroll, engage someone in the past 2 weeks?<p>How many times were you successful?<p>Now more than ever leaders need to be able to influence outcomes. Good intentions are rarely assumed, people are on the lookout for manipulative tactics, and even subtle …

Hijack! How Your Brain Blocks Performance

So there you are, when suddenly you hear <i>that song</i> that reminds you of <i>that person</i>. And you’re emotionally hijacked—just like that. Good or bad, the song interacts with your neural net and triggers the emotions you have associated with it. Emotional hijacks happen every day, often unconsciously, …

How Inviting the Unknown Helps Us Know Life More Richly

<i>“Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves,”</i> Rilke famously urged. <i>“It is possible to live and NOT know,”</i> Richard Feynman dissented in his memorable meditation on the responsibility of scientists. John Keats called for “negative capability” — …

6 Ways To Ground Yourself When You're Feeling Anxious

I’m writing this as I’m waiting to hear back from the doctor about whether or not my son has Lyme Disease. I’d love to report that I’m one of those …

How Clutter Affects Your Brain (and What You Can Do About It)

A few years ago, I worked at a web design agency as a product manager. The part of the job I loved the most was working on product with our design …

Simple Daily Habits Of The Delightfully Successful

I can’t promise you’ll be as successful as Warren Buffet or Bill Gates or whoever it is you think is super-successful.<p>But I can promise that if you …

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The Secret to Learning Anything: Albert Einstein’s Advice to His Son

Here comes a fine addition to history’s greatest letters of fatherly advice from none other than <b>Albert Einstein</b> (March 14, 1879–April 18 1955) — brilliant physicist, proponent of peace, debater of science and spirituality, champion of kindness — who was no stranger to dispensing epistolary …

How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes: Lessons in Mindfulness and Creativity from the Great Detective

<i>“The habit of mind which leads to a search for relationships between facts,”</i> wrote James Webb Young in his famous 1939 5-step technique for creative problem-solving, <i>“becomes of the highest importance in the production of ideas.”</i> But just how does one acquire those vital cognitive customs? That’s …

How to Hone Your Creative Routine and Master the Pace of Productivity

We seem to have a strange but all too human cultural fixation on the daily routines and daily rituals of famous creators, from Vonnegut to Burroughs to Darwin — as if a glimpse of their day-to-day would somehow magically infuse ours with equal potency, or replicating it would allow us to replicate …

A Brief History of the To-Do List and the Psychology of Its Success

“The list is the origin of culture,” Umberto Eco famously proclaimed. (Leonardo da Vinci, John Lennon, and Woody Guthrie would have all agreed.) But the list, it turns out, might also be the origin of both our highest happiness and our dreariest dissatisfaction. So argue <i>New York Times</i> science …

When You’ve Done Enough, Do More

How do you become truly influential? We’ve found that the most highly respected leaders avoid techniques to gain short-term compliance; they also steer clear of a self-centered “How can I get people to do what I want?” mindset. Instead, they take a different approach altogether.<p>We interviewed over …

Three Myths About Your Strengths

One of the most dramatic changes in leadership development in the last decade has been the shift in focus from correcting weaknesses to identifying and expanding on strengths. As this movement continues to catch hold, three myths have emerged that deserve to be dispelled.<p><b>Myth #1: Focusing on</b> …

Why Do People Kill? And Other Revelations Of Human Nature

Making New Elements

How scientists create superheavy atoms.<p>Last year, scientists in Germany set out to create the heaviest known element in the universe: element 119. For five months, they attempted to fuse the atoms of two lighter elements to form one large atom with 119 protons in its nucleus. Like other …

Biggest Virus Yet Found, May Be Fourth Domain of Life?

Pandoraviruses opening up new questions about life as we know it.<p><b>Scientists have found the biggest viruses known, and these pandoraviruses have opened up entirely new questions in science—even suggesting a fourth domain of life, a new study says.</b><p>Each about one micron—a thousandth of a millimeter—in …

Obesity In The U.S., Visualized

A state-by-state view of the obesity epidemic.<p>Inspired by a recent decision from the American Medical Association to start recognizing obesity as a disease, designer Lih Chen created this infographic, mapping the problem state by state.<p>Quick note for context: the size of the pie charts over each …

HIV used to treat deadly genetic diseases in children

Italian researchers say it's too early to say whether their technique offers a full cure, but early signs are encouraging<p>HIV kills nearly two million people every year, but scientists in Italy say they've found a way to use the virus to actually save lives. In a pair of studies published today in …