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Scientists develop new high-precision method for analysing and comparing functioning and structure of complex networks

Researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and the University of Barcelona (UB) published a paper in <i>Nature Communications</i> …

Kayako’s CEO on building a bootstrapped business

Kayako isn’t a new company — the bootstrapped business has been around for 16 years — but it does have an interesting story. Kayako is a unified customer service platform, meaning that companies use their software to manage customer feedback and support across multiple platforms, including phone, …

Pence refused to help Carrier in 2014

Vice-president-elect Mike Pence turned down a request from Carrier two years ago to veto a bill that rolled back the state's energy efficiency program, a move the furnace maker warned would hurt its business there and lead to job cuts.<p>In a March 2014 joint letter, Carrier's parent company, United …

10 Ways to Avoid Traps Set by Your Own Mind

<i>In some cases it feels as though our whole lives consist of one long battle with our feelings, laziness, and temptations. And unfortunately, triumph</i> …

6 Things You’re Doing That You’ll Seriously Regret In 10 Years

Sure, they seem like no big deal now. But be careful of these key areas of future regret.<p>Scrolling through my social media feed, I noticed a college friend’s photograph of his son’s dormitory. My friend and I had been thick as thieves during our undergraduate years, and now his son was leaving …

Social Media

How to Backup Android Phone Data to Google Drive

No one can guarantee the life of your smartphone. If anything happens within the warranty period, the manufacturer will take care of the …

10 Reasons You Don’t Have an Amazing Life (And How to Fix Them)

Wondering why your life seems blah? Most likely it's one of these reasons. Lucky for you it's never too late to fix them.<p>Who doesn't want their life to be amazing? No one really wants to live a life of blah mediocrity. But stuff just gets in the way. Life happens. Maybe you think you don't have …

How Instagram’s Head Engineer Is Using Quantum Mechanics To Manage His Team

James Everingham’s passion for physics predated his management role at Instagram. Here’s how he’s brought one to bear on the other.<p>I didn’t intend to go into computer science, and I definitely didn’t expect to become a manager. Instead, I started out thinking I’d be a laboratory scientist. In …

A Tesla Co-Founder Is Making Electric Garbage Trucks With Jet Tech, and Why Not

Turbine engines are ideal technology for jets. They cram piles of power into a small, lightweight package, and have revolutionized air travel since …

Trucks

How to build the perfect computer without any experience

If you’re reading this site, it’s highly likely that you own a computer, but it’s also very possible that your computer isn’t doing everything you …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Why Mercury isn’t the Solar System’s hottest planet

At its hottest, the closest world to the Sun reaches up to 800º Fahrenheit. But another has it beat.<p><i>“There is no question that climate change is</i> …

Astronomy

Change Your Breath, Change Your Life: The Daily Routine Athletes Love

Professional surfer Koa Smith is gearing up for the Volcom Pipe Pro surf competition on the North Shore of Oahu. The beach is packed with fans, and the waves are thunderous. Smith is lying on his back on the floor of a house abutting the sand and breathing very deliberately, trying to keep it …

Poverty Can Alter Your DNA So You’re At Greater Risk For Depression

Being poor isn’t just about not having money–it also has damaging physical effects.<p>Being poor is about more than just finances. A growing body of research has shown for awhile that the cycle of poverty is also psychological–and physiological. Having no money makes people stressed, which changes …

Hormone Causes Decline in Cognition After Social Stress

<i>Summary: Researchers explore how stress can influence our cognitive performance.</i><p>Source: Max Planck Institute.<p><b>How does stress influence our cognitive</b> …

This Grid-Scale Battery Is Based on Train Cars and Good Old Gravity

ARES wins approval for a rail-based power storage facility in Nevada.<p>A California start-up named Advanced Rail Energy Storage (ARES) has a clever idea for storing electrical power at the most extreme scales, e.g. those of the power grid itself. It's a battery of sorts, but a battery that doesn't …

The Skill Men Need Most to Make Marriage Awesome

(Image/theamericangenius.com)<p>I think I know why our relationships fail more than half the time, and how most men -- even good-character guys who are easy to get along with -- can be colossally shitty husbands and boyfriends.<p>Every day, millions of wives and girlfriends turn to the internet desperate …

Relationships

How to Discover What Your Partner Really Needs

<i>This post was originally published on The Good Men Project</i><p>If I were to look into my heart and ask why, in the twilight of my marriage, I was unable to fulfill my wife's needs by going to therapy, showing more affection, sending her flowers, or bringing to life manifestations of love specific to her …

Physicists Squeeze Water Molecules Into an Entirely New State

Beyond solids, liquids, and gases.<p>Physicists from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered a new state of water that cannot be explained as a solid, liquid, or gas. It is a peculiar, and like exceedingly common, "other" state that water molecules are forced to exist …

How to Turn Off Your Weight Gain Hormones

Flip this switch for weight loss that lasts.<p><i>This article was orginally posted by our partners at</i> Prevention <i>and republished with permission.</i><p><i>From the book</i> The Hormone Reset Diet: Balance your Hormones and Lose up to 15 pounds in just 3 weeks! <i>by Sara Gottfried. Copyright © 2015 by Sara Gottfried.</i> …

Wellness

20 Ways to improve your marriage

When talking to your friends about the key to a successful marriage, you may leave the conversation feeling overwhelmed and stressed, more convinced it’s sex, time spent or financial security that holds happy couples together. These issues are important and the couples themselves determine their …

Strangely in sync: Scientists solve 350-year-old pendulum clock mystery

The 350-year-old mystery of why pendulum clocks hanging from the same wall can influence each other and synchronize over time may hold even more secrets than previously thought, researchers say.<p>Solving this mystery could shed light on puzzling aspects of a variety of synchronized behaviors, such as …

Fossil fuel electricity with no pollution? This company is building a power plant to prove it.

I have always been skeptical about carbon capture and sequestration at fossil-fueled power plants. It's not so much the technological barriers — they are serious, though not insurmountable — but the cost.<p>Fossil fuel power plants have steadily gotten more efficient, but the problem is, no matter how …

10 Brain Discoveries You Should Know

Listed below are 10 discoveries about your brain that hold out to you the possibility of turning a brain wired for stress into a brain wired for the Good Life, which is a life of being well and doing well on the way to flourishing. Actualizing this change is simpler than you might imagine, and …

Mental illness mostly caused by life events not genetics, argue psychologists » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

Mental illness is largely caused by social crises such as unemployment or childhood abuse and too much money is spent researching genetic and …

9 Mental Habits That Can Make You Feel Bitter

Over the course of our lives, we run across all types of people—and the fact that we're prone to classifying them as "types" shows just how much we …

Newly discovered organic nanowires leave manmade technologies in their dust

(<i>Nanowerk News</i>) A microbial protein fiber discovered by a Michigan State University scientist transports charges at rates high enough to be applied …

What Causes Love to Go Away?

Q<p>What does it take to sustain a happy and successful relationship/marriage?<p>A<p>Although the differences between men and women have been much emphasized, …

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

Albert Einstein