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11 Quotes That Illustrate The Strange, Relentless Genius Of Alibaba Founder Jack Ma

At its helm is founder Jack Ma, a charismatic leader who started the company with 18 friends out of his small apartment in 1999. Although Ma is no longer CEO of Alibaba, he's still the face of the company.<p>Ma has succeeded because he is relentless, and some of his more memorable quotes — "Today is …

China

1 in 5 med students reports maltreatment - Futurity

Up to 20 percent of medical students report some kind of mistreatment each year, say researchers who analyzed 12 years of national survey data.

Medical School

Why animals can’t resist touchscreen technology

Whether it’s apes, bears or penguins, animals can’t enough of touchscreens, says Jason G Goldman, and it’s revealing intriguing things about their behaviour.<p>Esme, Molly, Quinn, and Emily live together in Austria. Their favourite foods are mushrooms, sweetcorn, and strawberries, and their hobbies …

Chimpanzees

A $1 Microscope Folds From Paper With A Drop Of Glue

We have pocket watches, pocket cameras and now — with smartphones — pocket computers.<p>So why shouldn't doctors and scientists around the world have pocket microscopes?<p>Bioengineer Manu Prakash and his team at Stanford University have designed a light microscope that not only fits in your pocket but …

You Can Buy Happiness, If It's An Experience

We humans spend a lot of time waiting in lines: People queue up for days in order to get their hands on the latest iPhone, or what feels like eons for a table at that hip new brunch place.<p>You may be better off spending time and money on the latter. A growing body of research has shown that …

Tech and Science

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Human Gut Bacteria May One Day Help Fuel Your Car

September 3, 2014<p>by editor<p><b>Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online</b><p>There is one tough little bug living happily in your gut that is both …

Has Science Fully Explained Sunshine?

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's</i> Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Physics

FYI: Why Do We Hate The Sound Of Nails On A Chalkboard?

Screeeeeeeech!<p>Most people associate this cringe-worthy noise with words like "piercing" and "shrilling." But it isn't actually the sound's high-pitched tones that give us goose bumps. During a study that dates back to 1986 (the days when they actually used chalkboards), scientists at Northwestern …

The Science Behind Baking Your Ideal Chocolate Chip Cookie

You like soft and chewy. He likes thin and crispy. If only there were a way to bake chocolate chip cookies to please everyone.<p>There is! And, no, it's not Martha Stewart's way. It's science.<p>We've taken our cues from a few spots: a bioengineering grad student named Kendra Nyberg, who co-taught a …

ScienceCasts: Mystery in the Ozone Layer

WSJ: Apple's smartwatch will arrive in two sizes with NFC in tow

By now, you've likely read at least one of the many rumors surrounding what's become known as the iWatch. Well, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, you can add a few more details to the fray. That outlet is reporting that whenever Apple's smartwatch arrives -- which has been tipped as no sooner …

What Happens After You Flush?

Meet the genes in the beans of your coffee

Wake up and smell the genome.<p>Researchers have pieced together the genetic atlas of the parent of the most commonly cultivated species of coffee plant and uncovered a rather independent streak in its evolution.<p>-----------<p><b>FOR THE RECORD</b><p>An earlier version of this post said 39 countries had exported …

You Almost Certainly Have Mites On Your Face

Think of all the adults you know. Think of your parents and grandparents. Think of the teachers you had at school, your doctors and dentists, the people who collect your rubbish, and the actors you see on TV. All of these people probably have little mites crawling, eating, sleeping, and having sex …

What Your Brain Looks Like After A Netflix Binge

You know that sitting for long periods isn't good for your body, but what does sitting in front of the TV do to your head?<p>By Corrie Pikul<p><b>What we're doing:</b> Devouring a month of TV shows in a weekend. A Netflix survey published last December found that 61 percent of about 1,500 online respondents say …

A hot cup of genome: Scientists percolate coffee's genetic secrets

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If you prefer your genetic research to be rich, bold, flavorful, steaming hot and with a bit of a kick, try a mug full of this: Scientists have deciphered the coffee genome and found genetic secrets that may make your cup of joe even better in the future.<p>Coffee beans are seen …

How Much Can A Human Body Sweat Before It Runs Out?

Drip, drip, drip<p>It all depends on the size, physical fitness and hydration of the person in question, but it's possible to sweat buckets before heatstroke sets in and we pass out. After all, there are about three million sweat glands on the human body (the highest concentration is on our palms), …

The secret to acing exams

In tests that offer a choice of answers, you can exploit hidden patterns to get full marks if you know how, says William Poundstone.<p>Our fates in school and beyond are decided by pop quizzes, final exams, drivers’ exams, and professional exams. Many are true-or-false, or multiple-choice. If you get …

Mathematics

Genome reveals why coffee is so awesome - Futurity

Scientists have sequenced the genome of the coffee plant and uncovered some secrets about the evolution of our favorite chemical: caffeine.

Coffee

How to win at (almost) everything

In games, humans are hopelessly predictable. Spot this hidden behaviour and you can crush puny-minded opponents in everything from the lottery to Rock, Paper, Scissors.<p>Although we can never outwit the weather or natural disasters, there are ways to master those other seemingly unpredictable …

Sherlock Holmes

Eat More Kale

<b>“Eat more kale,” in Vermont, is not just a nagging instruction from your mother. In Vermont, these are fighting words.</b><p>Kale hit the fan here in 2011, when Vermont artist Bo Muller-Moore decided to trademark the logo EAT MORE KALE that appears on his popular kale-colored T-shirt. This aroused the ire …

To Master Test Material, Give Your Brain a Break

Can a plant on your desk boost productivity? - Futurity

Offices with plants make employees happier and more productive than those without greenery, a new study shows.

Research

Lighthouse facts: 10 things you may not know | CNN Travel

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

New York City

National 'Do Nothing Day' Reminds Us To Take It All In, Especially When Traveling

Today (Thursday) is National Do Nothing Day. A quasi-holiday, sure, but we'll take any excuse to think of things to <i>not</i> do in places we want to be besides the office.<p>If you happen to be on the road today, here are a few things you can not do while still doing something.<p>If you're on a cruise...<p>...sit …

Where To Travel Based On Your Favorite Alcoholic Beverage

They say your drink of choice says a lot about you. Your beloved alcoholic beverage may not be indicative of your entire personality, but perhaps it can help you choose your next vacation destination.<p>Here's where to go if you like...<p><b>Wine</b><p>Wine drinkers tend to be classy folks who know how to let …