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Researchers are working on a method to transform every blood type into O--the universal-donor blood-type.
Children may know the words for seconds and hours as early as two, but understanding how long two minutes are versus one hour comes with experience.
Procrastination gets a bad rap from those who deem it productivity's wicked stepsister. In a counterintuitive twist, active and structured procrastinators may be just as productive as their go-getter counterparts.
Excavators in Nepal will have access to a smartphone app to allow them to share images and documentation of salvaged artifacts.
Call it the psychology of the job search: The typeface you choose for your résumé communicates much more to the hiring manager than you'd think.
A British academic's remarks that "it’s inevitable that students will be allowed to use the Internet in exams" sparks a debate over the purpose of testing and the encouragement of learning.
Older people, 65 and older, are the most likely to reap the benefits of smartphone technology.
Two prominent economists have called for the institution of a worldwide economic-development plan modeled after the post-WWII European Recovery Program. They argue that helping poor countries industrialize is the...
As predicted, last night Elon Musk introduced a suite of Tesla batteries for homes and businesses. The technology is exciting now; it could be a game changer in the future.
The social justice pope spoke out this week on two hot topics. On Tuesday, he held a climate change summit. On Wednesday, he called the gender pay gap a "scandal."