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This Retailer Spent $30,000 on Its Employees--and Got $3 Million of Sales in Return

Gap stores conducted research that might turn industry labor practices upside down--while squashing 4 productivity killers along the way.<p>Everyone's looking for the keys to improved productivity and a way to dramatically improve performance. There are few industries more in need of such secrets than …

Employment

Birds don’t fart, neither do sloths, and other secrets of #DoesItFart

The book comes out in the US on April 3rd, 2018<p>For the bolson pupfish, a good fart can be a lifesaver: These little fish live in shallow pools in Mexico where they slurp algae off of rocks and burrow into the sediment to hide from predators. When temperatures rise in the summer, the algae squirt …

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

AI gets naughty by generating surreal nude portraits

Who knew neural networks could envision naked ladies like a surrealist artist? A researcher talks about how he created an AI artist with a talent for making racy art.<p>Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But when the eye belongs to artificial intelligence, beauty could be translated as anything.<p>AI …

Art

The Man Who Knew Too Little

GLOUSTER, Ohio — At first, the experiment didn’t have a name.<p>Right after the election, Erik Hagerman decided he’d take a break from reading about the hoopla of politics.<p>Donald Trump’s victory shook him. Badly. And so Mr. Hagerman developed his own eccentric experiment, one that was part silent …

Roy Moore

Why You Need to Get Familiar With Emotional Hygiene Now | Inc.com

Cleanliness is next to Godliness, as the saying goes, but not all of us are naturally inclined towards hygiene. Regardless, we learn certain standards of personal physical hygiene, hygiene related to our homes, and even fiscal hygiene regarding our financial habits.<p>What we are not so good at …

Physical Education

Florida Python Found With an Entire Deer Inside It

The deer was four pounds heavier than the 11-foot snake.<p>Researchers studying invasive Burmese pythons in Florida came upon something they'd never seen before: an 11-foot-long python had consumed an entire deer that weighed more than the snake itself.<p>The wildlife biologists tracking the slithery …

Family Tree Goes Back 11 Generations, Includes 13 Million People

Thirteen million people and 11 generations later, researchers have mapped out what may be the largest family tree to date.<p>Transcript<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>And now to what's considered the largest family tree ever scientifically mapped - it stretches back five centuries and includes 13 million people …

Genealogy

Getting the Inside Dope on Ketamine's Mysterious Ability to Rapidly Relieve Depression

Ketamine has been called the biggest thing to happen to psychiatry in 50 years, due to its uniquely rapid and sustained antidepressant effects. It …

Best in US

Lose all track of time (and cell signal) along California's Redwood Coast. Movie buffs might recognize the region’s scene-stealing backdrops from Hollywood blockbusters like <i>Jurassic Park</i>, <i>E.T.</i> and <i>Star Wars</i>. But the full wonder of California’s 2000-year-old redwoods – some reaching 20 stories high – …

The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world

When you are the first person to arrive in a meeting room, do you think of it as being empty or full?<p>If you were raised in the West, a meeting room is made for people to meet. Therefore, if there are no people in that room, then of course it must be empty. As philosopher Henk Oosterling remarks, in …

Man Declared Dead by 3 Doctors Wakes Up in Morgue Just Hours Before Autopsy

They were about to open him up.<p>Spanish prison authorities are baffled after a prisoner who was declared dead by three separate doctors woke up in the …

Crime

VW's iconic microbus is making a comeback in 2022 — and it's getting a big update

Once a symbol of American counterculture during the 1960s and '70s, Volkswagen's microbus was discontinued in 2013 due to safety concerns.<p>But in 2017, Volkswagen revealed a concept for a new, fully-electric microbus and confirmed it would go into production and reach dealerships by 2022.<p>Here's what …

Advanced Algorithms: A Free Course from Harvard University

From Harvard professor Jelani Nelson comes "Advanced Algorithms," a course intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students. All 25 …

10 of the best apps for independent travellers

Luckytrip<p>Want an adventure and don’t care where? Luckytrip is the smarter version of showing up at the airport and buying the first flight you can afford. Just set a budget and let the app plan the perfect trip: it will figure out somewhere to go, a place to stay and something to do, with …

Apps

Siberian Farm Cats Have Absolutely Taken Over This Farmer’s Land, And They’re Absolutely Majestic

Just when you think you're the craziest cat lady around, someone else goes ahead and one-ups you to the fullest. Russian farmer Alla Lebedeva has …

Whisky Room!

Shadi

This UFO chicken coop is everything

I have a new favorite thing and it's this amazing UFO chicken coop. Its creators, the folks at Backyard Chickens, write:<p>When we expanded our flock …

Real Good You Guys: iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit

I work in the PCMag labs, where I’ve gotten a reputation as a fairly handy guy. It isn’t because of any real prowess with repairing or modding …

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More | Inc.com

The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, your word choice creates a brief impression that can lead to a lasting impression, long after the particulars …

Charisma

Winter Retreats Cater to Travelers Who Don't Want to Ski or Snowboard

It’s a request travel experts get more often than you think: What if a person wants to go somewhere wintry, and do … nothing?<p>Sure, the snow and cold …

GPU killer: Google reveals just how powerful its TPU2 chip really is

Google's second-generation Tensor Processing Units Pods can deliver 11.5 petaflops of calculations.<p>So far, Google has only provided a few images of …

The Best Steakhouses in Every U.S. State, Mapped

We all have that one guilty pleasure when it comes to food and drink. For some, it's gooey, creamy and oh-so-delicious mac and cheese, and for …

Pantone names Ultra Violet as colour of the year for 2018

Colour company Pantone has chosen a vibrant purple shade, named Ultra Violet, as its colour of the year for 2018.<p>Revealed earlier today, the Ultra …

It's true: Elon Musk plans to launch his red Tesla Roadster to Mars in January 2018

<i>Update (8:00 p.m. ET): Business Insider can now confirm that Elon Musk does plan to launch his Tesla Roadster to Mars with SpaceX's Falcon Heavy</i> …

Benjamin Franklin’s Bizarre and Beautiful Glass Armonica Could be the First American Instrument

Benjamin Franklin accomplished quite a lot in his time. Invent the lightning rod? You bet. Create bifocals? You know it. Bathe nude in the air? Hell …

The Coziest Restaurant in Every U.S. State, Mapped

If you haven't already read Meik Wiking's best-seller, 'The Little Book of Hygge', Hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah) is a Danish word used when …

Dezeen's top 10 graphic designs and illustrations of 2017

From postcards that respond to the politics, to posters suggesting vacations on Mars, here's a look at some of the best graphic design and …

A physicist explains the science of hyperspace—and why Star Wars isn’t entirely fiction

If you’re already a <i>Star Wars</i> fan, you know that the stories take place in a galaxy far, far away, so the laws of physics should still apply. On the other hand, these are obviously works of fiction; is there any point in applying those laws? My book makes the case that is is both fun and worthwhile …

Physics