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Scientists think they have found the reason some people are left-handed — and it has nothing to do with the brain

Left-handed people haven't always been treated well throughout history. They've been persecuted for their disposition, being been labeled as evil — or even as witches — despite making up about 10% of the population. In fact, the word "sinister" comes from "left" or "left hand."<p>There have been a few …

The Brain

Want More Courage? Follow Elon Musk's 3 Rules Every Day | Inc.com

Throughout history we tend to remember bold thinkers. Try changing the world while being un-bold. Elon Musk revels in thinking big, from inventing the most exciting car company of the 21st century (Tesla) to making space travel a reality (SpaceX). At the last count, Musk has disrupted at least five …

Motivation
Environmentalism

Obama's post-presidential life: what does his second act have in store?

‘There is nothing more pathetic in life than a former president,’ said John Quincy Adams – but a year on, what to make of our most newly minted ex?<p>There’s the library. There’s the memoir. There might be a foundation. Maybe some paid speeches. Perhaps a new hobby, like oil painting. Maybe, in the …

Donald Trump
Investing

‘I want to help humans genetically modify themselves’

Former Nasa biochemist Josiah Zayner became an online sensation by conducting DIY gene therapy on himself. He explains why he did it<p>Josiah Zayner, 36, recently made headlines by becoming the first person to use the revolutionary gene-editing tool Crispr to try to change their own genes. Part way …

Genetics

Tailgating Officially Makes Traffic Worse, Jerks

If you’ve ever encountered a “phantom traffic jam,” or traffic slowdown that doesn’t seem to have an apparent cause, it was probably some jackwagon …

Bitcoin Rival Ripple Erupts to New Record $30 BILLION Market Cap

Ripple is on its way to the top.<p>The cryptocurrency surpassed bitcoin cash, an offshoot of bitcoin, to become the third-largest digital currency by …

6 Cryptocurrencies Putting Bitcoin's Jaw-Dropping Rally To Shame

by Jesse Cohen<p><b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>Given the current extreme volatility of cryptocurrencies, all prices quoted below were accurate at time of writing. We</i> …

How One Life Hack From a Self-Made Billionaire Leads to Exceptional Success

Countless books and articles have been written about Warren Buffett. Surprisingly few have been written about his business partner of over 40 years, …

New stacked solar cell absorbs energy from almost the entire solar spectrum

Most traditional solar cells aren’t able to convert long-wavelength photons into electricity. A team of researchers led by Matthew Lumb at The George …

Clean Energy
Donald Trump

Obama’s advisers just dismantled a key myth about the future of clean energy

Most people these days know that wind and solar energy are booming. And for the most part, we simply see this as adding two new and cleaner sources of electricity to the mix that we already have.<p>But really, it is way more complicated than that. These two renewable sources have a tremendous …

Renewable Energy

Virtual Power Plants Get Around Solar Power’s Intermittency Problem - MIT Technology Review

Attempting to harness the power of distributed rooftop solar installations to make its grid more flexible and reliable, New York utility Consolidated …

Clean Energy

Japan’s UltraSmall Houses Photos

In Japanese cities, the average house is 1,075 square feet. That makes sense when you consider that the country has a landmass smaller than Montana but a population that puts it at number 11 worldwide. Creativity abounds despite such constraints, notes Naomi Pollack in Jutaku: Japanese Houses …

Japan

Bernie Sanders vows to work with Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump

Bernie Sanders pledged on Thursday to work with Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump in the US presidential election as he gave the clearest signal yet that his quest to win the Democratic nomination is over.<p>In a video address streamed online on his website, the Vermont senator and …

Two words of advice you rarely hear.

<i>by</i> <i>Tobias van Schneider</i><i><br>first appeared</i> <i>on my private email list</i><i>.</i><p><b>Be Useful.</b><p>These two words serve as my daily mission statement. Every time I feel a …

Time I

The Decay of our Language is Happening

<i>"Political chaos is connected with the decay of language."</i><p>-George Orwell<p>In an article entitled “Valuing Vocabulary,” published Friday (May 20), …

A Dad’s Influence in Raising Empathetic and Considerate Children

When we think of teaching skills such as consideration for others and empathy, we think more of moms having the greater influence. But new research has shed light on the fact that dad’s engagement in the family has more influence with raising empathetic and considerate children. The researchers …

Parenting
Dodd-Frank

We are only beginning to understand the recent, mysterious honey bee die offs

Honey bees are arguably our most important commercially available pollinator. They are responsible for pollinating numerous food plants that make our diets more exciting and nutritious, including many fruits, vegetables, and nuts.<p>Beekeepers expect some of their bees to die off from season to …

Insects

Listening Is an Overlooked Leadership Tool

HBR STAFF<p>“What do you think?”<p>I ask this question a lot. My team knows that when they come to me with a question, this is likely the question I’ll come back with first. Sometimes I even preface it with, “I don’t know.” As leaders in our organizations, it’s up to us to coach colleagues and our …

San Francisco

Defective ‘breast cancer’ genes aren’t just dangerous for women. They’re also linked to aggressive cancer in men.

Joe Scholten’s sister had already beaten breast cancer and was battling ovarian cancer when she tested positive for a genetic mutation linked to both. He responded by doing something unusual: He got tested, too.<p>That’s how the District resident discovered that he also carried the defective BRCA …

Cancer

World Bee Day: To Be(e) or Not to Be(e) -- The Case for Proclaiming 20th May as World Bee Day

"To bee or not to bee" captures the importance of bees as pollinators for biodiversity and food security; it also underlines the growing recognition of urgency required to address challenges brought about by the decline in world bee population.<p>These challenges affect the whole world, albeit with …

Insects

How patience can be a better balm for trauma than resilience – Samira Thomas

In the Gardens of Babur in the Afghan city of Kabul stands a tree. It is now a bullet-riddled trunk in a garden originally built by the founder of …

We are witnessing the most massive failure of a political party in generations

The recent withdrawal of Ted Cruz and John Kasich from the Republican presidential nomination race makes Donald Trump the party's assured nominee for 2016. This represents the most colossal failure of an American political party in modern history.<p>I am taking the view that the primary function of a …

Political Science
Tesla

Opinion: Barack Obama is a venture capitalist extraordinaire

The argument over President Barack Obama’s economic legacy is heating up, this time courtesy of Andrew Ross Sorkin’s 18-printed-page opus in Sunday’s …

Health Care

Japanese Monks Are Secretly the World's Greatest Climate Scientists

Followers of Shintoism have been tracking ice since the 1400s, long before anybody was worried about global warming.<p>One of the pesky things about climate change is tracking down reliable data about what the Earth was like decades and centuries ago, before scientists began tracking all the …

Scientists accidentally discover the secret to long-lived batteries

Scientists have discovered technology that could potentially make batteries last hundreds of thousands of recharge cycles, rather than just …