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Couples Who Gain Weight Together, Stay Together (Says Science)

What is an indicator of a happy and successful relationship? Couple rings? Countless couple photos on Facebook? Family and friends who get along swimmingly?<p>__According to science, the best way to tell if a couple is happily in love is by looking at their waistlines. __<p>For a period of four years, …

Relationships

Want to Raise Really Smart Kids? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

Parents are always trying to find the next big trend in parenting--and for good reason, too. They want to know how to be better parents, how to raise healthier and more successful children, how to interact with their kids in this dynamic landscape of advanced technological discovery, and so on. But …

Parenting

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 6 things in common

Parenting is a tough job and there are infinite ways to succeed and fail. With so many ways to parent, how can you be sure that what your doing is best for your child? Here are six things parents do that might be making kids unsuccessful, according to psychology research.<p><i>Produced by</i> <i>Darren Weaver</i> …

Parenting

Why Science Says You Should Sleep Twice a Day, Not Once | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Do you wake up in the middle of the night?<p>A lot?<p>Have you ever wondered that the reason isn't because you're stressed? It may be because your body just doesn't want to sleep the way you're telling …

Sleep

New Fallout Pip-Boy replica is a $350 ‘smartwatch' for phone calls and text messages

Remember last E3, how Bethesda announced a real-life Pip-Boy? And remember how it was essentially a crummy smartphone shell? Well, this E3 Bethesda has revealed a new Pip-Boy and this one looks maybe — just maybe — like it’s the Pip-Boy <i>Fallout</i> fans wanted all along.<p>Unlike the old version, the …

Build The World’s Simplest DIY Electric Train at Home

Thanks to YouTuber Physics Girl, we have what may be the best illustration of the interrelated effects of electricity and magnetism since Magneto …

Free will could all be an illusion, scientists suggest after study that shows choice could just be the brain tricking itself

Free will might be an illusion created by our brains, scientists might have proved.<p>Humans are convinced that they make conscious choices as they live …

This Demented Scientist Has Built A Hoverbike In His Backyard

Famed Youtube scientist Colin Furze is not wired like others. For starters, he is as insane as he is insanely smart. Adding to his list of crazy …

Apps can teach you all about the stock market, but be careful

Grant Regimbal, 19, has a favorite smartphone game. It isn't Angry Birds or Candy Crush.<p>It's Robinhood, an app that lets you quickly buy and sell …

Can you tell how tall someone is by the sound of their voice?

Research suggests you can make accurate judgments about a person’s age, health and height just from hearing them speak. We put the theory to the test<p>Can you hear my voice in my written words? How old do I sound? Researchers at Nottingham Trent University have found surprising parity between the …

Psychology

Wearables wrecked Fossil’s earnings, so it bought a wearables company

While retailers everywhere, including Macy’s and Nordstrom, reported suffering a rubbish third quarter, Fossil was experiencing the same.<p>The watch company’s third quarter (PDF) profits beat expectations, but revenue didn’t and—you guessed it— the company cut its 2015 year-end forecast. Its stock …

Wearable Tech

Simple blood test detects breast cancer relapse seven months early

The new blood test could end the need for invasive biopsies and help doctors select the best treatment based on the genetic make-up of tumours<p>A 'revolutionary' blood test which can detect breast cancer relapses nearly eight months before they strike has been developed by British scientists.<p>The …

Rare nautilus seen for first time in 30 years - Futurity

Biologists recently spotted a nautilus that hadn't been seen in more than three decades. It may be one of the world's rarest animals.

Stephen Hawking says he's solved a black hole mystery, but physicists await the proof

Physicist Stephen Hawking made a splash this week when he announced that he had solved a vexing conundrum that had puzzled generations of leading physicists -- including the 73-year-old scientific superstar himself -- for the better part of a half-century.<p>During an eight-minute speech at a …

Physics

Superconductivity record sparks wave of follow-up physics

Researchers strive to reproduce and understand landmark result.<p>Hydrogen sulfide — the compound responsible for the smell of rotten eggs — conducts …

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Mexico City

DNA Can Store Your Digital Data For Up To 2,000 Years

Stop throwing all your data into a digital black hole<p>Your DNA holds an incredible amount of information in a very small space. Recently, researchers have looked to DNA as a method to store large amounts of digital information that are currently saved on hard drives. DNA storage has another …

Black Holes

DNA could be used to store data more efficiently than computers, scientists find

Scientists exploring archiving potential of DNA conduct test to cope with threat of 'digital dark age' find potential solution<p>DNA could be used to store digital information and preserve essential knowledge for thousands of years, research has shown.<p>Scientists exploring the archiving potential of …

Archives

This fish 'snoozes' for years without food or water - Futurity

Scientists have taken a closer look at how African lungfish survive in suspended animation for three to five years until water becomes available.

Bedtime phenomenon: scientist develops book to send children to sleep in minutes

For most authors the prospect of their books sending readers to sleep would be horrifying.<p>But the latest publishing phenomenon which is topping the Amazon charts is a book which promises to do just that, at least for children.<p>The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep, has been created by Swedish …

Books

6 Things You Should Know About Lab Diamonds

Lab Diamonds Help Catch Up to Demand<p>A clear, sparkling diamond is rare. That’s part of its appeal. Those mined today formed billions of years ago. But a new method can grow gem-quality diamonds on demand in just three months. Lab diamonds are identical to their natural counterparts and cost 30 to …

Jewelry

Looking back at the rise of Google’s new CEO, Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai, the rising star within Google’s ranks, has finally reached the top.<p>Since October, he had been overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations, and on Aug. 10, he got a title to match his responsibilities. Pichai will be the new CEO of Google when it restructures later this year as a …

Sundar Pichai

Why haven’t earthquakes toppled these balancing rocks?

Scientists say they’ve solved the riddle of why a collection of balancing rocks near the San Andreas fault has never been knocked over by earthquakes.<p>…

Neurons like you've never seen them before - Futurity

A new system can image and analyze neurons on a much finer scale than was ever possible. The work is already overturning assumptions about how …