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Tactics for Asking Good Follow-Up Questions

Whether you are looking to hire someone, decide whether to trust someone, or enter a business partnership, the better you are at judging people, the better off you will be. Unfortunately, most people are just plain bad at reading others. Several decades of research among psychologists has indicated …

A Robot That Can Insert Catheters, Coming Soon to a Hospital Near You

Tech & Science Surgery Health and Medicine Tech & Science doctors<p>As sophisticated as modern medicine has become, the best method available to doctors …

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With Trillions Of Connected Devices, Internet Of Things Creates Big Data Conundrum

With the Internet of Things (IoT) invading this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, it’s not hard to see how millions – maybe even trillions – of connected devices will soon help the world run simple. But as I mentioned in a prior post, a never before seen infrastructure must be able to accommodate …

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Airline pilots face sunbed levels of UV radiation in cockpits

Spending 56 minutes behind the controls at 30,000 feet is the equivalent of 20 minutes on a sunbed, the University of California has found<p>Airline pilots often boast enviable tans, but it may not be from the exotic locations that they travel between, but from spending too much time in the cockpit, …

Strange rock containing 30,000 diamonds baffles scientists

Miners unearth rare rock stuffed full of diamonds that has baffled scientists<p>When Russian miners pulled a strange red and green stone out of the ground, they immediately knew it was different to the thousands of tons of ore they process every day.<p>In fact, what workers at <b>Alrosa</b>'s Udachnaya diamond …

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How Twitter will power the Internet of Things

Twitter is no longer just about connecting people to one another but about connecting machines to machines<p>If you want to announce something publicly to the world, Twitter is usually the quickest, easiest and cheapest way to do it. Whether you're an individual or a company, posting a Twitter update …

Womb transplant baby brings joy for parents and hope for many

The parents of Vincent, the first womb-transplant baby, have expressed their delight and hope that the innovative surgery will help others to start a family.<p>The 36-year-old mother was born without a uterus and was told from an early age she could not have children: “It’s fantastic, it’s a fantastic …

Next 'Moon Shot': U.S. Scientists Target Human Brain for Exploration

Imagine using light to record someone's thoughts, or using radio waves to stop an epileptic spasm before it starts. Federal scientists announced the first steps for such projects in what they called the next “moon shot” on Tuesday — a new program to explore the human brain that begins with a $46 …

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Doctor treats Ebola with HIV drug in Liberia

A doctor in rural Liberia inundated with Ebola patients says he's had good results with a treatment he tried out of sheer desperation: an HIV drug.<p>Dr. Gorbee Logan has given the drug, lamivudine, to 15 Ebola patients, and all but two survived. That's about a 13% mortality rate.<p>Across West Africa, …

British-educated investor resigns after daughter,10, hands him list of milestones he's missed

Mohamed El-Erian reveals he resigned from his job as chief of the world’s biggest bond business after realising his work-life balance was 'out of whack'<p>A British-educated investor who quit his job as chief of the world’s biggest bond business has revealed he resigned after his 10-year old-daughter …

Talking to ourselves: the science of the little voice in your head

Most of us will be familiar with the experience of silently talking to ourselves in our head. Perhaps you’re at the supermarket and realise that you’ve forgotten to pick up something you needed. “Milk!” you might say to yourself. Or maybe you’ve got an important meeting with your boss later in the …

Can This Chairless Chair for Your Butt Make You More Productive?

Sitting is killing us. Or wait, maybe it’s standing. Yes, standing can be unhealthy, too. That’s according to the designers of the “chairless chair,” a half-stand, half-sit piece of furniture that will make life less terrible for workers who carry out long shifts on their feet. By taking weight off …

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4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

5 Tips for Off-the-Cuff Speaking

If it’s true that many people fear public speaking more than death, it’s equally true that businesspeople are condemned to a thousand small deaths in client pitches, in boardrooms, and on stage. And that death can turn slow and torturous when you are asked to speak unexpectedly with little or no …

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

Dogs (and Cats) Can Love

Neurochemical research has shown that the hormone released when people are in love is released in animals in the same intimate circumstances.<p>I’m not a dog person. I prefer cats. Cats make you work to have a relationship with them, and I like that. But I have adopted several dogs, caving in to …

Moleskine Livescribe Notebooks transfer ideas from paper to screen

Stationery brand Moleskine has created a series of notebooks for use with a Livescribe smartpen to turn notes written on the pages into digital files …

Google Already Testing Delivery Robots In Australia

First, the outback. Next: your backyard.<p>In rural Australia, a drone delivers dog treats to a farmer. The robot is a proof of concept, part of Project Wing by Google X. The program is designed to show that delivery drones are possible, and it seems to be doing just that. Next for Google: figuring …

Apple's Smartwatch Could Take Over Your Entire Home

According to Paczkowski, the so-called iWatch will debut alongside the iPhone 6 at a Sept. 9 event.<p>Apple unveiled HomeKit at its developer conference, WWDC 2014. The software has the potential to turn your iPhone (or smartwatch) into a remote control for your entire home.<p>By communicating with other …

Curiosity Is as Important as Intelligence

There seems to be wide support for the idea that we are living in an “age of complexity”, which implies that the world has never been more intricate. This idea is based on the rapid pace of technological changes, and the vast amount of information that we are generating (the two are related). Yet …

Sudanese Christian woman who once faced death penalty arrives in U.S.

A Sudanese Christian woman once sentenced to death in her native country because of her faith arrived in her new home, the United States, on Thursday.<p>Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, her husband and two young children were greeted by a large crowd of supporters at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in New …

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

Fasting is beneficial to the immune system: Study shows it triggers stem cell regeneration

Close<p>Fasting as little as eight days a year could help bodies become healthier, according to new research from the University of Southern …

The 'Eye Of Sauron' Was Spotted By A New Planet Hunter, And It Looks A Little Bloodshot

An astronomical camera's "first light" is kind of a big deal.<p>It's when a new imaging instrument "opens its eyes" and snaps its very first images of the sky. Astronomers hold their breath and cross their fingers, hoping every single mirror and lens is perfectly in place, and the images don't turn …

The three majestic natural bridges of Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah invite you to ponder the power of water in a landscape usually defined by its absence. View them from an overlook, or hit the trails and experience their grandeur from below. Declared a National Monument in 1908, the bridges are named "Kachina," "Owachomo" and "Sipapu" in honor of the Native Americans that once made this area their home. This is also home to some of the darkest night skies in the United States. Photo: Manish Mamtani