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Making space for women

A decade of change

J-Lo's unstoppable 2019

Southeast Asian Games

High art

Doubting DNA evidence

A human chimera shows why DNA evidence is questionable. After receiving a bone marrow transplant, Chris Long's DNA was almost entirely replaced by his donor's—at least as far as genetic tests are concerned.

A human chimera shows why DNA evidence is questionable

This is an amazingly spooky real life story that almost rivals Greek myths about the chimera. A man in the US got a bone marrow transplant. His donor was an unknown German fellow. Now they increasingly share DNA as a result of the medical procedure and the transplant recipient is rapidly vanishing from

This is an amazingly spooky real life story that almost rivals Greek myths about the chimera. A man in the US got a bone marrow transplant. His donor was an unknown German fellow. Now they increasingly share DNA as a result of the medical procedure and the transplant recipient is rapidly vanishing from a genetic perspective. He is a human chimera.

The power of radio

Brexit anxiety

African development

Food cabals

The avocado has become one of the most dangerous foods. The meteoric rise of US demand for avocados has been a blessing and a curse for Mexican growers: Many now hire armed guards to ward off unwanted attention from cartels.

The avocado trade has become one of the more dangerous fields in food

And once more, food consumption patterns become a geopolitical problem and cause problems for local populations. One person’s superfood another’s inflationary crime problem. We so urgently need a better way of labelling and even understanding our food, it’s provenance, it’s impact, our impact...

Metals.com scam

Take flight

Amazon is struggling to hold onto overworked, underpaid pilots. Pushed to their limits and fed up with unreasonable demands, 60% of the pilots who work for Amazon contractors are looking for other jobs, according to one union survey.

Amazon is struggling to hold on to the pilots who ship your packages

The same safety regulations should apply to all pilots. There have been enough episodes of "MAYDAY " highlighting the dangers of pilot fatigue. It is surprising that neither the NTSB or the FAA hasn't stepped in to stop this dangerous discrepancy. An additional control would be to extend responsibility

The same safety regulations should apply to all pilots. There have been enough episodes of "MAYDAY " highlighting the dangers of pilot fatigue. It is surprising that neither the NTSB or the FAA hasn't stepped in to stop this dangerous discrepancy. An additional control would be to extend responsibility for hours of service to any company that charters an aircraft.

The same logic should also apply to all commercial drivers. By making the customer responsible would eliminate the excuse that delivery drivers are independent contractors not controlled by the "customer".

Boeing flew real Star Wars X-Wings at a Disney grand opening. The sci-fi star fighters offered an early glimpse at Boeing's experimental line of drones, designed to lug 500 pounds (227 kg) of cargo for industrial clients, TechCrunch reports.

Real X-Wings took flight at Disney’s new Star Wars ride grand opening thanks to Boeing – TechCrunch

This was out of this world. Having X-Wings fly at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge for the media day for the Rise of the Resistance attraction and the attraction's opening day for the public, was a really, really gutsy move from Boeing and Disney, considering that the drones are still in testing phases.

The

This was out of this world. Having X-Wings fly at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge for the media day for the Rise of the Resistance attraction and the attraction's opening day for the public, was a really, really gutsy move from Boeing and Disney, considering that the drones are still in testing phases.

The X-Wing designs make use of forced perspective which is frequently used at Disney Parks to make buildings appear larger or, in some cases, further away, than they really are.

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Gray Matter: The Only Way to Keep Your Resolutions

Gray Matter: The Only Way to Keep Your Resolutions

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Contributions

  • Love this quote “But to establish and maintain relationships, people would have had to be fair, honest, generous, diligent and loyal. They would have had to be perceived as good partners. In other words, they would have had to behave morally.”

  • Crazy to think I’ve been doing it wrong all these years!

  • Good relationships are the best investment you can make.

    Choice quote: “Those who are seen as grateful, warm and justifiably confident draw others to them. Because these emotions automatically make us less selfish, they help ensure we can form relationships with people who will be there to support us when we need it.”

  • Hint: It's not about self-control or grit, which is what countless studies have advocated.

  • Nature gave us the emotions of gratitude, compassion, and natural pride in craft to combat our impulsivity and brutishness. But we have to use and nurture them

  • Are you still keeping to your New Year’s resolutions? If not, according to The New York Times’ David DeSteno, that might be because you’re doing it wrong. “In choosing to rely on rational analysis and willpower to stick to our goals, we’re disadvantaging ourselves,” he writes. “We’re using tools that

    Are you still keeping to your New Year’s resolutions? If not, according to The New York Times’ David DeSteno, that might be because you’re doing it wrong. “In choosing to rely on rational analysis and willpower to stick to our goals, we’re disadvantaging ourselves,” he writes. “We’re using tools that aren’t only weak; they’re also potentially harmful.” So what’s the better tool than sheer will power? Feeling good about what you’re doing, both for yourself and for others. “What these findings show is that pride, gratitude and compassion, whether we consciously realize it or not, reduce the human mind’s tendency to discount the value of the future,” DeSteno writes. “In so doing, they push us not only to cooperate with other people but also to help our own future selves.”

  • So if I'm having to exert grit and willpower to feel gratitude towards something or somebody, I'm pretty much screwed...