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Their assignment is to search for the cause of late mining reports. As a cover, they become professional entertainers. This action leads them to mayhem, danger, adventure and romance.
Doctors, researchers, scientists—even ancient philosophers—have long claimed exercise works like a miracle drug. Now they have proof
Eight (completely plausible) alternate histories on the 25th anniversary of the web.
IT’S WELL-ESTABLISHED SCIENCE THAT READING boosts vocabulary, sharpens reason and expands intellectual horizons. But the latest round of research on the benefits of literature focuses on how it improves not our IQ, but our EQ. Book lovers profess a
ON THE OCCASIONAL clear-frost autumn night, my dog takes the opportunity to remind me that she is not a dog. Bewitched by sounds that I cannot hear and by smells that I cannot imagine, she plants her four feet stolidly apart and raises her head up to
Nearly 2 decades after the 6-year-old was found dead in her Colorado home, the case continues to haunt her family and the nation. Inside the ongoing investigation of her horrific death—and the search for her killer
Why decades-old discoveries are suddenly changing your life and electrifying the computing industry, and why they’ll soon transform corporate America.
Inside Nootrobox, the company that wants to hack your brain chemistry—or at least make Adderall obsolete.
Baby boomers, who abused their ears with rock concerts and headphones, are surging into retirement. The hearing-assistance market is expanding, and this time the answer may not be a device—it may be a pill.
WE’RE LIVING IN A MOMENT when the challenges facing black folks are becoming more visible. Thanks to cell phones and social media, the entire nation can now see for itself what black folks have been talking about for years—the pain of injustice, the
LACIE TAKES A CAREFUL BITE OF A COOKIE AND SPITS IT into her hand, then places the rest of it on the saucer next to her cup of coffee. She snaps a picture to post on social media, captioning it Heaven. She giggles as the likes rack up. It’s a famili
Blue Origin’s string of successes means pressure for Virgin Galactic | “Make damn sure that we feel comfortable putting people on”
MEGAN MCCLUSKEY DESPITE ITS NAME, The Walking Dead has never really been about the zombies. From the show’s first episode, in which Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) awakens from a coma to find the world as he knew it overrun by the undead, AMC’s hit dra
A new technique that lets scientists edit DNA with ease is transforming science—and raising difficult questions
Rather than looking at typical benchmarks, we focus on the ideas, almost all fueled by passion and implemented by strong leaders.
IT’S EASY TO DISMISS PEOPLE WHO believe things that are factually incorrect—that vaccines cause autism, for example, or that climate change isn’t real. But if we really want to change how they think, we need to take an honest look at what’s driving t
Two U.S. companies are determined to drill asteroids for space’s riches. But are they prepared to share the trillion-dollar sky with foreign competitors?
JIHAN THOMPSON NEURONAL CONNECTIONS ARE created in the brain when you attempt something new. Plenty of research indicates this, including a 2010 study in The Journal of Neuroscience that found that even after just two sessions of practicing a new ta
The venture capital money came pouring in for Burner, a mobile app that doles out disposable phone numbers for calling and texting.
LAST YEAR, 1,175 rhinos were poached in South Africa, up from just 13 in 2007. This slaughter fuels a booming black market for animal products: In 2014, the United Nations estimated the illegal wildlife trade to be worth between $50 billion and $150
Finance sees a future in AI, but it isn’t easy to find an edge | “There are an infinite number of potential ways you can fail”
JUSTIN WORLAND AS GEOLOGICAL EPOCHS HAVE COME AND gone throughout Earth’s vast history, shifts have often correlated with large-scale global changes like ice ages and mass extinctions. An asteroid hits the planet, wiping out the dinosaurs, and the C
SPOILER ALERT: SUPERMAN IS DEAD. Or at least he appeared to be at the end of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the March blockbuster that took in $873 million worldwide. So with the Man of Steel out of the way in Suicide Squad, the latest installme
Some military veterans are embracing the drug as scientists scramble to study its effects
interview by CHRISTY CHOI KELLY MOK’S FACE graces magazines, billboards, and bus decals throughout Hong Kong. She makes more than $128,000 annually. She owns two luxury cars and wears shoes that cost a third of Hong Kong’s average monthly salary. Th
Russian-born wunderkind VITALIK BUTERIN is the creator of ETHEREUM, a fast-growing new cryptocurrency network. His audacious goal? To unleash the power of the technology behind his creation and spur radical change in finance, social networks, and even government.
PROGRAMS ARE PLENTIFUL, BUT MANY FAIL TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR REAL-WORLD SUCCESS.
IN TODAY’S DIGITAL WORLD, WE’RE OFTEN expected to be on email at all times. Recent studies show that office workers spend almost a third of their workday reading and responding to messages. This constant connectivity can be harmful: scientists have e
Even brilliant kids need the right lessons -- and teaching methods. That's what fuels this tutoring franchise.
FarmLogs turns to big data to update age-old practices.
Steely resolve and self-control can usher an entrepreneur past the inevitable challenges to long-awaited rewards. But how best to tap into the secret weapon of willpower?
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