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"It is easy to talk about great ideas as if they were light-bulb moments, sudden epiphanies where everything comes together at once...but that's rarely how it works."

"It is easy to talk about great ideas as if they were light-bulb moments, sudden epiphanies where everything comes together at once. But Steven Johnson, author of 'Where Good Ideas Come From,' says that's rarely how it works." "Johnson also suggests that good ideas don't come from a lone genius working in a lab as often as they come from interactions between geniuses. Just think of what the coffeehouse did for the Age of Enlightenment." Quiet ideas that linger in the background and take time to evolve are what Johnson calls the 'slow hunch'.

Take your career to the next level by raising your EQ

Emotional intelligence is a skill sought by many employers. Here's how to raise yours.

  • Daniel Goleman's 1995 book Emotional Intelligence catapulted the term into widespread use in the business world.
  • One study found that EQ (emotional intelligence) is the top predictor of performance and accounts for 58% of success across all job types.
  • EQ has been found to increase annual pay by around $29,000 and be present in 90% of top performers.
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Yale scientists restore cellular function in 32 dead pig brains

Researchers hope the technology will further our understanding of the brain, but lawmakers may not be ready for the ethical challenges.

Still from John Stephenson's 1999 rendition of Animal Farm.
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  • Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine successfully restored some functions to pig brains that had been dead for hours.
  • They hope the technology will advance our understanding of the brain, potentially developing new treatments for debilitating diseases and disorders.
  • The research raises many ethical questions and puts to the test our current understanding of death.
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Does your homemade mask work?

Despite unregulated face coverings being highly variable, they do, on average, reduce the spread of the virus.

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If a surgeon arrived at the operating theatre wearing a mask they had made that morning from a tea towel, they would probably be sacked.
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Physicist discovers the explosions that will end our Universe

A new study sheds light on the final supernovae of the Universe.

The supernova remnant Cassiopeia A.

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  • A physicist calculated when and how the final explosions in our Universe will take place.
  • He predicts black dwarfs will go supernova in the far distance future.
  • About a billion trillion stars will meet this end.
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    Face mask study reveals worst material for blocking COVID-19

    A study published Friday tested how well 14 commonly available face masks blocked the emission of respiratory droplets as people were speaking.

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