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European researchers want to send snake robots to Mars

Can snake-like robots do a better job exploring Mars than the wheeled rovers humans have previously sent to the red planet? That's the working theory of researchers at the Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF), who believe that such a bot could help tackle the primary challenge …

3 Ways to Rebuild Your Life When You've Hit Rock Bottom

<i>“Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will.”</i><p><i>– W Clement Stone</i><p><b>In 2010 I had the best year of my life. By far.</b><p><b>And then in 2011, I had the worst</b> …

The Smart Way To Handle Failure | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>When you fail, you have a choice – focus on facts or feelings.</b><p>If you emphasize your feelings after an instance of failure, you’ll succumb to the …

Self-improvement

Sprawl Is Still Sprawl, Even If It's 'Green'

Lenovo chief shares $3.25 million of bonus with staff

The chief executive of Lenovo Group Ltd., which recently overtook Hewlett-Packard Co. to become the world's largest producer of personal computers, is sharing his annual bonus with his staff.<p>Angela Lee, a spokeswoman in Hong Kong for Lenovo, best known in the U.S. for acquiring IBM Corp.'s ThinkPad …

The High-Performer's Cheat Sheet

The 10 rarely-discussed-but-totally-essential career skills they don't teach in business schooland expert advice on how to nail them.<p>The 10 rarely-discussed-but-totally-essential career skills they don't teach in business school—and expert advice on how to nail them.

Suzi Gage: Can drinking too much coffee kill you?

A new study reports that excessive coffee – four cups a day – is harmful, but only to those under 55. How likely is this?<p>Lots of headlines last week warned young people (those under 55) that drinking more than 28 cups of coffee a week – four cups a day – may lead to an increased risk of all cause …

Beautifully imagined maps show fictional cities and their transit systems

For his day job, Ian Silva drives a commuter train in Sydney, Australia. So maybe it’s not surprising that his incredibly detailed maps of imaginary …

Can climate science be rendered conservative-friendly?

One common criticism of the way climate science has been communicated over the last decade or so is that scientists and advocates have led with a …

15 Tasty Tomato Recipes for Summer

15 easy dishes to show off peak flavor.<p>Delicious and packed with healthy antioxidants, fresh tomatoes are at their peak in late summer. Whether they're stewed, grilled, or baked in a tart, here are 15 new ways to try them.

16 of your favorite things that climate change is totally screwing up

When people talk about “climate impacts,” the images that usually come to mind are broiling heat waves, drought-parched creek beds, dangerous storm …