Tim Wong

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10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Google stock soared on news of an earnings beat and monster buyback program.</b> The company beat Wall Street expectations for the quarter and is buying back as much as $5 billion of Class C stock, sending stock shooting up 10% after-hours.<p><b>2. Amazon shares went wild after an earnings beat.</b> The stock …

Wall Street

7 Highly Effective Ways to Overcome Fear | Inc.com

Show me an entrepreneur, and I'll show you someone who loves a mountain-climbing metaphor.<p>That's because starting a business is a frightening, uphill, often solitary journey that can yield epic highs.<p>But mountain climbing is not the only metaphorical stand-in for the thrills and chills of the …

University of Tennessee

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

Engines

Why do women live longer than men?

All across the world, women enjoy longer lifespans. David Robson investigates the reasons why, and whether men can do anything about it.<p>As soon as I was born, I was already destined to die earlier than half the babies in my maternity ward – a curse that I can do little to avoid. The reason? My sex. …

Newcastle University

The ultimate cold and flu survival guide

Each year, the typical adult can expect to contract two or three colds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Skip the annual flu vaccine and you set yourself up for a bout of that as well. But it doesn't have to be this way! Aside from good hand washing (with soap, for at …

Immune System

To Catch A Bomb-Maker

This is the story of a little-known FBI forensics lab and how it changed the war on terror<p>The insurgent began with a cordless phone—one of the knockoffs of a Chinese-built Senao so popular in northern Iraq. Hunched over a worktable somewhere near the refinery town of Baiji, about 150 miles north of …

Terrorism

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

Top 10

Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Public Health

25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

Biomedicine

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Physics

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Cannabis

Scientists Separate Marijuana's Highs From Its Medical Lows

No more ‘Dude, where’s my car?'<p>Marijuana is getting a lot of love lately, from newly legal recreational users in a few American states, and doctors alike. Researchers are uncovering lots of ways in which THC, the chemical responsible for most of the herb’s psychological effects, can help treat …

Cannabis

Harvard researchers have mapped the five child-rearing techniques you need to raise kind kids

Ask parents how important it is to instill kindness in their kids, and most will rank it high: even as their very top priority, according to Harvard researchers.<p>But children surveyed by the university’s Making Caring Common (pdf) project said, overwhelmingly, that they were getting a different …

High School

Aziz Ansari: Love, Online Dating, Modern Romance and the Internet

By aziz ansari<p>My parents had an arranged marriage. This always fascinated me. I am perpetually indecisive about even the most mundane things, and I …

Aziz Ansari Explains Why Texting Could Be Ruining Your Chances of Finding True Love

Ah, texting. As anyone who grew up in the millennial generation can attest, the modern, faceless method of communication that has rendered landlines …

Aziz Ansari's Serious Take on Modern Love

Comedian teams up with NYU sociologist for new book on romance in the Internet age<p>Over the past decade, Aziz Ansari has made the bizarre world of …

Relationships

Drama On The Docket: High Court's Term Set To End With Slate Of Big Cases

Major decisions are expected this month, as the U.S. Supreme Court works its way through several cases still pending before it closes out its calendar for the 2014-2015 term.<p>Among the biggest issues hanging fire: the status of same-sex marriages, subsidies for health insurance under Obamacare and …

Health Care

Rosetta mission: What is it and why will it crash into a comet today?

What is the Rosetta mission?<p>Rosetta is a ground-breaking £1 billion mission launched in 2004 to chase, orbit, and land on a comet. It's coming to an end today after 13 years.<p>The spacecraft spent 10 years chasing comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko almost 500 million miles from Earth, before landing a …

Space

The Psychology of Simple

This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.<p>For a concept that we all understand, ‘simple’ is deceivingly difficult to pin down.<p>We may ‘know it when we see it’, but there’s more to what makes a product or website feel simple than just gut reaction.<p>In the words of Steve Jobs:<p>“Simple can be harder …

15 Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Weekday mornings can be rough. Between getting kiddos ready for school, last-minute presentation prep, hitting the snooze button a few too many times and a million other reasons, breakfast can easily fall by the wayside. And a wholesome AM meal? Forget about it. But it doesn’t have to be that way. …

Yes, we are what we eat but let’s not be silly about it

Are we in danger of getting hysterical about imagined food allergies?<p>A new study from Sense About Science finds that while one third of parents claim that their children have allergies, only 5% actually do.<p>Some of those children are missing out on food groups, even becoming malnourished, because of …

Top Gear

The magic factor to a solo Colombia adventure: Turtle power

I drop my rucksack on the reception doorstep and tip sand out of my sneakers. My sweat-soaked T-shirt reeks of farm animals.<p>As I wait for the receptionist, dinging the bell a third time, a couple holding hands saunter past in their swimwear. They smile and head out toward the ocean.<p>Daniel and …

National Parks

World's top 25 amusement parks | CNN Travel

Amusement Parks

40 trips you should take before you turn 30

Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.<p>Chances are you'll end up having some wild experiences that you'll never forget.<p>From partying at the world's largest Carnival in Rio de Janeiro to paragliding in New Zealand, here are the trips you should take when …