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Science says IQ may be the best predictor of your potential to excel at work — and no one wants to hear it

"The key for us, number one, has always been hiring very smart people," Bill Gates once said in an interview. "There is no way of getting around that in terms of IQ, you've got to be very elitist in picking the people who deserve to write software."<p>Gates was talking specifically about Microsoft, …

Elon Musk is setting up a company that will link brains and computers

The ultimate goal would be a “neural lace” to enhance people’s cognitive abilities.<p>Billionaire futurist space explorer Elon Musk has a new project: a …

Science Says Listening to These 5 Songs Will Make You Remarkably Happy

Music has long been tied to deep emotion in all living beings--including happiness.<p>For as long as sound has existed, music has always been tied to deep emotion in all living beings. It's one of the stimuli that are most likely to evoke a memory or intense reaction, one of the strange phenomena that …

Brain Imaging

Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. …

Quantum Mechanics

Why Do You Take Travel Photos?

Hanoi, 2016Dear friend,I just had a lively conversation with Cindy about the meaning of traveling and photography. Why do we have to make photos …

28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Psychology

Five Reasons To Put The Kettle On And Have A Cup Of Tea

Growing up, tea drinking was reserved for my grandmother’s visits. Making it followed a strict and fascinating ritual. Take scalding hot water. Warm …

Stephen Hawking Has Some Beautiful Advice For People Who Suffer From Depression

World-renowned scientist Stephen Hawking is known for providing us with complex yet invaluable insights into space, time, and the nitty-gritty of …

The Denon Design Series: Real Hi-Fi for real lifestyles - Pocket-lint

Denon's Design Series of devices will do everything that a large Hi-Fi system will, fitting into your life as well as your home and giving you a …

Audiophile

Solar panels that also use rain for power could change the world forever - Pocket-lint

Solar power is fast becoming a more energy efficient green power conversion source, but mainly in sunny places. A breakthrough with graphene could …

Gravitational waves explained in simpler terms

How can a common man comprehend the nano-impact of gravitational waves detected in the landmark astrophysics discovery of the century? Eminent …

Photographing the Yakuza

Anton Kusters is a Belgium-based photographer specializing in long-term projects. In 2011, he published his first photobook on the Yakuza, the …

Japanese Whisky Is Growing Scarce; Here Are New Brands to Stock Up On

At Union Square Wines & Spirits, one of the best stocked shops in New York, wine director Jesse Salazar has a problem: His customers want Japanese …

Worms that eat plastic could help clean landfills

Researchers from Stanford University have been working with researchers from China on a novel way to help remove Styrofoam plastic that is found in …

Pollution

What is the difference between a lager and an ale?

Hint: it has nothing to do with the beer's flavor.<p>For the average beer drinker, the difference between an ale and a lager comes down to how the beer looks, smells, and tastes. Ales tend to be fruity-estery, while lagers are clean-tasting and frequently described as "crisp." But to a brewer, the …

Hemingway's 10 Best Quotes

In celebration of the man's birthday, our favorite words of wisdom from the legendary writer.<p>In celebration of the man's birthday, our favorite words of wisdom from the legendary writer.

Using a Sony A7II With Leica Glass | Can It Produce That Famous Leica Magic?

In 2004, American psychologist Barry Schwartz wrote a book called the <i>Paradox Of Choice</i>. Part of Schwartz’s thesis was based on what he called …

Cameras

Yamaha A-S2000 Natural Sound Stereo Amplifier

It's not going to run a home theater system, but if you're looking for a great-sounding amp to pair with your turntable, the Yamaha A-S2000 Natural …

Audiophile

Dell 4K Ultra HD 2415Q Monitor Unveiled For $599

If you thought 4K Ultra HD monitors were thousands of dollars you might be surprised to know that Dell has launched new 24 inch and 27 inch 4K Ultra …

World premiere: The 2014 Leica T (Typ 701) review

<i>Caveat: this review was produced with a final production beta camera and lenses; this means that whilst we’re probably 99% of the way there, there</i> …

How To Add Realistic Bokeh In Photoshop

I feel it prudent to start off by suggesting that when it comes to DOF, it’s going to be better getting it right in camera. However, not getting it …

Tutorials

FAN HO, Hong Kong Master Street Photographer #1

Leica Liker is honored to have Fan Ho, a Hong Kong Street Photographer, to launch our “Master Street Photographer Series” and be our first 2013 …

How to Photograph the Moon

Photographing the moon can be tricky. Last year I had a go at it, and it was a complete disaster, with the moon looking like a big, bright, blurry …

Portrait Photography Photoshop Tutorial: Skin Retouching

One of the most fundamental and most utilized skills of retouching portrait images with Photoshop is skin correction. Fine lines, discoloration, etc. …

How to Recreate These 3 Popular Photographic Filters in Photoshop

‘The best laid plans of mice and men' as the old adage goes – how many times have you set you camera up to take that spectacular scene in front of …

How to Choose Your Next EOS Camera: Part Two

This article is written by Andrew S. Gibson, the author of Understanding EOS, on sale now at Snap N Deals for a limited time. Note: This article is …