1. Google stock soared on news of an earnings beat and monster buyback program. The company beat Wall Street expectations for the quarter and is buying back as much as $5 billion of Class C stock, sending
Show me an entrepreneur, and I'll show you someone who loves a mountain-climbing metaphor. That's because starting a business is a frightening, uphill, often solitary journey that can yield epic highs.
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
All across the world, women enjoy longer lifespans. David Robson investigates the reasons why, and whether men can do anything about it. As soon as I was born, I was already destined to die earlier than
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
This is the story of a little-known FBI forensics lab and how it changed the war on terror The insurgent began with a cordless phone—one of the knockoffs of a Chinese-built Senao so popular in northern
A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization. Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently
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 and
Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful. This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.
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 Just 25 minutes of walking
This post has been corrected. 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. Current science that
How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed. It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered
No more ‘Dude, where’s my car?' 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
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. But children surveyed by the university’s
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. Among the biggest issues fire:
What is the Rosetta mission? 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. The spacecraft spent 10 chasing
This post originally appeared on the Crew blog. For a concept that we all understand, ‘simple’ is deceivingly difficult to pin down. Here be gadgetsNot here exactly, but on our new hardware site Plugged.
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 by
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By Simon Willis I drop my rucksack on the reception doorstep and tip sand out of my sneakers. My sweat-soaked T-shirt reeks of farm animals. As I wait for the receptionist, dinging the bell a third time,
Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places. Chances are you'll end up having some wild experiences that you'll never forget. From partying at the world's largest