Lim Yi Fei

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How much coffee should you drink?

A few cups a day could extend your life – but you need to know what’s in your favourite brew.<p>In Britain alone we drink 70,000,000 cups of coffee a day – but what is that doing to our bodies?<p>As BBC presenter Michael Mosley explains in the video above, coffee is full of mysteries. It stops us …

Coffee

Why your brain likes it when you multi-task

We’re told that multi-tasking can leave us with an attention deficit and make us less effective. BBC Future investigates.<p>We all know the feeling. You’re in a noisy office trying to concentrate. Your computer screen shows you have eight different websites open, along with two email accounts, three …

Time Management

An Unholy Alliance Is Forcing Veterans To Pay For 12 Years Of War

In doing so, it was given aid and comfort by knowledge-starved pundits, axe-grinding editorial boards, and self-anointed armchair analysts everywhere, as it left the military and veteran community standing with their jaws on the ground in despairing disbelief. Exploiting pressure to strike a budget …

Three apps to coach you into making good habits stick

It’s no secret that finding balance between your personal and professional lives can be challenging. Just think about the number of times you said you were going to exercise more often or eat out less. Even enjoyable goals, such as talking to your best friend more frequently, can slip through the …

X Prize Announced to Save Oceans from Deadly Acidification and Rising CO2 Levels

The X Prize aims to tackle the world’s greatest challenges by creating ‘large-scale, high-profile, incentivized prize competitions’ to encourage …

Why Data Centers Could Be Good For The Grid

Many worry about the impact of data centers on the grid.<p>But with a few technological advances and some clever business planning, data centers could become one of the best friends of the electric power industry.<p>The potential shift in how data centers are viewed would revolve around the way that …

Google's New 'Street View' Maps Let You Dive in the Galapagos Islands!

Google has coursed the Amazon, swam the Great Barrier Reef and scaled the Burj Khalifa – and now the tech giant has launched their latest Street View …

Tar Sands and Dirty Tricks

<i>The New Yorker</i> just published (16 September issue) an excellent article "The President and the Pipeline" on Tom Steyer and the campaign to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Unfortunately, advocates for the Canadian government's position ("industry officials") were able to slip in a …

16-Year-Old Egyptian Scientist Finds Way to Turn Plastic Waste Into $78 Million of Biofuel!

Egyptian teenagers are on a roll lately – if they’re not proposing the next-generation of space propulsion systems, then they’re figuring out how to …

European Union

Landmark Majuro Declaration Could Determine Our Children's Future (Video)

During the Pacific Island Forum, Australia, New Zealand and 13 Heads of State from other Pacific nations made a landmark declaration -- calling for the full phase-out of greenhouse gas pollution, acknowledging that current efforts to tackle climate change are insufficient.<p>The Majuro declaration for …

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The Post-Lecture Classroom: How Will Students Fare?

A new study finds moderate student gains in courses where lectures take place at home and "homework" happens in the classroom.<p>If college professors spent less time lecturing, would their students do better?<p>A three-year study examining student performance in a “flipped classroom” — a class in which …

Pacific Island Nations Tell The World ‘Climate Change Has Arrived’

“Climate change has arrived,” and the world must act. That’s the message from fifteen nations in the southwestern Pacific, who signed a statement …

GM’s LEED Gold Data Center Slashes Electric Bill By 70%

General Motors recently announced the opening of its newest data center, a green building marvel that the company claims will use 70 percent less …

Can't See the Forest for the Trees: The Climate Bomb

Later this month in Stockholm The United Nations panel on climate change will release its long awaited report replete with predictions on our climate. Media moles and self-acclaimed pundits are writing about temperatures rising between 7.2 and 9 degrees (F) (4 and 5 deg C) later this century as if …

Why Kansas is running out of water

If you eat corn or wheat in the United States, there's a good chance it was grown with the help of paleowater left over from the last ice age when …

China's Looming Diabetes Epidemic

The country has a higher rate of incidence than the U.S., and screening for the disease is not covered by insurance plans.<p>But lack of effective state intervention is equally to blame. According to the <i>NEJM</i> research, 60 percent of Chinese diabetes patients are not aware of their conditions because, …