Tim Darragh

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How Busy People Make Time To Read–And You Can Too

Haven’t finished a book since college? Between work, family, and social lives, trying to find time to read can be more effort than relaxing hobby. Here’s how to make more time for your favorite page-turners.<p>Reading is one of the most pleasurable activities out there. On a scale of human enjoyment I …

Books

Climate change threatens to bring eradicated viruses back from the dead

Scientists revive a frozen 30,000-year-old giant Siberian virus<p>All it took was a single sample of frozen Siberian soil for an international collaboration of researchers to discover, and revive, a new type of "giant virus" — a virus whose unusually large size means scientists can spot it through a …

How To Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed By Science

I’ve explored the science behind what makes kids happier, what type of parenting works best and what makes for joyful families.<p>But <b>what makes children</b> …

Parenting

Tips And Hacks To Get Better Z's

Because everyone can use a little advice<p>Ready to sleep like a baby and start feeling well-rested? We've got you covered.<p>For the most important things anyone can do for improved shuteye, we contacted Bernie Miller, supervisor at the Sleep Disorders Center at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. But because …

In case you missed it: We now know what happens to tiny newborn sea turtles during the "lost years" that follow their dramatic pilgrimage from the beach to the water: http://bit.ly/1gRATG3

NASA Planning First Ever Mission to Search for Life on Jupiter's Moon Europa

NASA is planning a robotic mission to Jupiter's moon Europa, which the scientists say is the most interesting planet in the solar system, as it has …

A Blood Test Tells You If You're Going to Die in the Next 5 Years

Yes, death is inevitable — but just how predictable is it?<p>A technique developed by researchers in Finland and Estonia could pinpoint individuals with …

At last, a promising alternative to antipsychotics for schizophrenia

Imagine that, after feeling unwell for a while, you visit your GP. "Ah," says the doctor decisively, "what you need is medication X. It's often pretty effective, though there can be side-effects. You may gain weight. Or feel drowsy. And you may develop tremors reminiscent of Parkinson's disease." …

Great Lakes ice cover reaches 91 percent

On March 5, NOAA reported that ice cover over North America’s Great Lakes had reached 91 percent. The lakes have not been so covered with ice since …

Great Lakes

How to learn like a memory champion

Companies are creating learning aids that tap the science of memories, says David Robson. Do they work in the classroom?<p>For most of his 20s, Ed Cooke had been hovering around the top 10 of the World Memory Championships. His achievements included memorising 2,265 binary digits in 30 minutes and the …

Oxford University

Why Is Pee Yellow?

Before you could speak, you could pee. Before you learned to write your own name, you could pee. (And if you grew up in a particularly snowy part of …

Scientists predict that California could be headed for a 100-year megadrought: http://bit.ly/1npxi6v

Here’s why the Europa mission is real, and could very well happen - SciGuy

Next Generation Carrier Set for Testing

The Navy is pressing forward with the Ford-class aircraft carrier’s massive 26 month test and technology integration test despite criticisms about …

Russia’s New Air Force Is a Mystery

Why is Moscow buying three very similar jet fighters?<p>by THOMAS NEWDICK<p>The Russian air force has just introduced <i>three</i> new jet fighters. Not the …

Aviation

Air-Sea Battle: Unnecessarily Provoking China?

<i>A special rejoinder to CIMSEC’s Air-Sea Battle Week</i><p>All throughout Air-Sea Battle (ASB) week, CIMSEC hosted articles about the ASB Concept. Each is …

China

5 ways Ukraine may be a game changer

Beyond the burning barricades and the corpses in the streets, here is what is at stake in Ukraine's insurrectionary drama.<p><b>The future of Ukraine as an independent state-nation</b><p>Intense violence inside a state, still falling short of civil war, can go two sharply different ways. It can tear the state …

Air Force Reluctantly Upgrades A-10s After Congress Complains

Strongly-worded letter preserves attack jets … for the time being<p>The Air Force is in a dilemma. It’s committed to buying hundreds of troubled and …

Military

Ukraine's Revolution Overthrows Yanukovich. Here's What Could Be Next

What a day. The city of Kiev barely went to sleep last night, and, walking around the scorched Maidan, you could see that the day's agreement had …

Russia

Why a new Ukraine is the Kremlin's worst nightmare

The details still need to be decided, but the revolutionaries have won in Ukraine. Some elements of the old regime may survive, but that is precisely …

Russia

There are two competing stories about what’s happening in Ukraine. They’re both right.

You may have noticed that there are two distinct ways that people tend to mostly talk and write about the three-month crisis in Ukraine. Experts and observers and journalists typically settle on one of those two narratives, use it to explain what's happening and then go on to talk about how the …

Doctor Who Tardis Cat Condo

It’s the two great tastes that taste great together- Doctor Who and cats (not to be confused with my genius idea of combining Doctor Who and the …

How Dogs Read Our Moods: Emotion Detector Found In Fido's Brain

A paw on the leg. A nose nuzzling against your arm. Maybe even a hop onto your lap.<p>Dogs always seem to know when you're upset and need extra love, even though they hardly understand a word of what you say. How can that be?<p>Our four-legged friends have a little patch of their brain devoted to …

The top three leadership lessons from the battle of Gettysburg

The United States has fought many battles in its history. During two battles, however, the fate of the entire nation hung in the balance. The first was Yorktown where the combined forces of George Washington's Continental army and a French fleet defeated the British army and forced its surrender. …

10 Traits of Great Leaders (and Their Followers)

Without great followers, no leader would achieve greatness. See here if you have what it takes to be both.<p>Much is written and taught about becoming a great leader. Many strive for leadership and many actually become great. As Shakespeare said in <i>Twelfth Night</i>: "Some are born great, some achieve …

Leadership

Why Customers Buy (It's Pretty Simple, Actually)

The first step is a better understanding of the "consumer decision journey." Here's what you need to know.<p>We recently did some work for a brand that had very high awareness but low consideration in the e-commerce space. Their goal was to get more buyers to consider and evaluate their brand when …

eCommerce

5 Weird Habits That Make People Successful And Awesome

Because if you make enough money, people call you “eccentric” instead of “crazy.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Yes, we all need to heed our callings, follow our north stars, and not settle for jobs, but pursue careers.<p>Thing …

Self-improvement

The most important managerial skill

Many books have been written about the skills and personality traits that express themselves in truly great managers. And I’ve read none of them.<p>But …