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There’s a powerful hack to remember something new you’ve just learned

The more we understand how our bodies and brains work, the more we realize that what’s good for the body is often good for the brain. In recent years, for instance, many studies have shown that a powerful way to improving your memory is to exercise.<p>A new study even provides a hack to remember …

The Brain

Keep an eye on Norway: Its startup scene is about to go huge

I spent a lot of my formative years in Norway, and have been periodically checking in on the Norwegian startup scene. The first time I went and had a look around was about five years ago, and what I found back then was pretty dismal. So, when I headed back to Norway this week to take a deep dive …

Scientists make breakthrough in low-fat chocolate

Salvation could be in store for guilt-ridden chocolate lovers as scientists finally crack the method of producing low-fat chocolate.<p>Researchers in America successfully reduced the fat content of the chocolate used in Mars bars by more than 10 percent, after firing electricity through the liquid …

Here's The Fascinating Way The U.S. Military Waterproofed Its Jeeps During World War II

To allow U.S. military vehicles to drive through deep water during World War II beach landings, the armed forces devised a fascinating method of …

These 10 world-changing invasions were planned but never happened

Strategists say the first casualty of war is the plan. In a few cases, the plan never reached the war stage. And if these 10 invasions had happened, the world would be a dramatically different place.<p>In the post-WWI era, fresh from battlefield victory in Europe, the United States was building its …

The Growing Risk of a War in Space

The prospect of weaponized satellites launching a Pearl Harbor style attack in orbit is more probable than many people realize.<p>In <i>Ghost Fleet</i>, a 2015 novel by security theorists Peter Singer and August Cole, the next world war begins in space.<p>Aboard an apparently civilian space station called the …

Military

A Robot Army To Build Solar Panels (On The Moon)

One of 10 insane ideas that just might save the world<p>As the global headcount nears 8 billion, our thirst for kilowatts is growing by the minute. How will we keep the lights on without overheating the planet in fossil fuel exhaust? Alternative energy is the obvious choice, but scaling up is hard. It …

Rolls-Royce Is Planning A Future Of Sailing Without Sailors

“This is happening. It’s not if, it’s when.”<p>Humans are land animals. We’ve sailed the seas for centuries, crossing lakes and oceans and eventually the globe, but we as a species don’t need to be out on the water. Sailing persists in part because the sea is an efficient way to transport heavy goods …

Here are all of BMW's amazing future concepts

BMW celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. And it’s doing so with four of its most outrageous concept cars yet, all of them previewing the …

BMW

BMW i3 Batteries to Be Recycled for Home Use

One of the great fears surrounding widespread adoption of electric cars is that Mother Earth (or her landfills) will never be able to digest all the zapped batteries once the cars are removed from service. BMW anticipated that concern well before its i-cars were introduced and has been …

Boris Johnson And Ruth Davidson Shouted At Each Other At BBC EU Referendum Debate

'Ruth Ruth Ruth Ruth Ruth Ruth Ruth Ruth Ruth Ruth Ruth Ruth Ruth Ruth Ruth Ruth Ruth Ruth Ruth Ruth Ruth Ruth Ruth Ruth Ruth Ruth Ruth Ruth'<p>Boris …

Great Britain

Tim Peake: I feared main parachute had failed when we fell to Earth

British astronaut relives fretful moment of re-entry journey from ISS as he calls on UK to support human spaceflight<p>Tim Peake has spoken of the fleeting moment when he feared his spacecraft’s main parachute had failed to open as he plummeted back to Earth.<p>Crammed into the tiny Soyuz capsule with …

Scientists Have Developed Solar Cells 100 Times Thinner Than a Human Hair

Solar will eat the world.<p>Solar power is totally peaking right now, smashing through cost barriers that previously held the technology back, to the …

Brexit could cause £1bn drop in Jaguar Land Rover profit by 2020

Internal documents at pro-remain carmaker outline worst case estimate if UK returned to WTO rules for trade with EU, sources say<p>Jaguar Land Rover, Britain’s biggest carmaker, estimates its annual profit could be cut by £1bn by the end of the decade if Britain leaves the European Union, according to …

Boris Johnson Accused Of Leading 'Project Hate' During Fiery BBC EU Referendum Debate

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson was accused of leading ‘Project Hate’ tonight in a fiery EU debate at Wembley Arena.<p>In a feisty clash in front of an …

Great Britain

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 …