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Doctors Are Talking About Creating A New Attention Disorder For 'Daydreamy' Kids

Alex Dodd/flickrAccording to the New York Times, some researchers say that almost two million American kids could have a controversial attention disorder called "sluggish cognitive tempo."<p>Half of these kids are a subset of the six million currently diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity …

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The Strange Origins of 10 Tech Terms

Or, how the etymology of technology indicates the psychology of its morphology.<p>Or, how the etymology of technology indicates the psychology of its morphology.

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30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

Report: 58% Of World’s Japanese Speakers White 23-Year-Old American Males

WASHINGTON—Following a comprehensive two-year linguistic survey, a report published Wednesday in the academic journal <i>Language</i> revealed that 58 …

Business Card Designs That Imagine the Real World Jobs of Famous Movie and TV Show Characters

Italian graphic designers Benedetto Papi and Edoardo Santamato of Invasione Creativa have created <i>Change the Perspective</i>, a conceptual series of …

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Twenty Years of Alzheimer’s Research May Have Focused on the Wrong Protein

Most researchers think the disease is caused by the build-up of beta amyloid. But over 100 drugs targeting it have failed. Have they been focusing on …

Vintage Science Illustrations Come To Life In This Trippy Music Video

Growing up in the ’80s, the surrealist illustrations of vintage science textbooks always fascinated to me, but this animated music video takes the cake. A collage of drawings from old schoolbooks of 50 years ago, it’s like the dreams you might have after sniffing glue in science class, then passing …

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Science Jokes From Our Twitter Followers

Check out some of our favorite science jokes.<p>On Monday, we asked our Twitter followers, "What's your favorite science joke?" The nerds delivered. Here are our favorite science jokes, organized by subject.<p>Chemistry<p>@PopSci I was going to tell a joke about sodium, but Na.— Ian Haygreen (@IanHaygreen) …

Cosmos: how the creator of Family Guy remade Carl Sagan's pivotal TV series

"TThis is an extraordinary sentence I am about to utter," says astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson in a voice charged with significance. "[I met] Seth MacFarlane at a kickoff meeting of a new office opened in Hollywood by the National Academy of Sciences." He seems barely able to believe it himself. …

Mind Over Milkshake: How Your Thoughts Fool Your Stomach

It was late, almost 9 at night, when Justin Holden pulled the icy pizza box from the refrigerator at the Brookville Supermarket in Washington, D.C.<p>He stood in front of the open door, scanning the nutrition facts label.<p>A close relative had recently had a heart attack, and in the back of his mind …

Finding the switch: Researchers create roadmap for gene expression

In a new study, researchers from North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill and other institutions have taken the first steps toward creating a …

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Quarks bonding differently at LHCb

While fundamental particles famously require the Higgs boson in order to acquire their masses¹, most of the visible mass in the universe is in the form of hadrons, which are not fundamental. Hadrons, such as the protons and neutrons that make up atomic nuclei, consist of quarks bound together by …

Using Black Holes to Measure Dark Energy, Like a BOSS

Thanks to something called “dark energy,” our Universe is expanding. We don’t understand much about it yet, but a project called BOSS is aiming to …

Sperm can pass trauma symptoms through generations, study finds

A study in mice shows that trauma might be inherited through altered gene expression in sperm<p>Researchers have put ample effort into identifying genes that help explain why cancer or heart disease run in some families. But scientists still don't know if some genes can explain why the children and …

Cherry trees blossom six years early after a trip to space

In 2008 Japanese scientists decided to take a handful of cherry tree seeds (and by "handful" we mean over 250) to space. The embryonic plants spent eight months aboard the International Space Station as part of an educational project aimed at children. When the stones returned, 14 of them were …

U.N. Security Council talks Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council met late Sunday in emergency session amid growing violence in eastern Ukraine, with Western powers and Russia blaming each other for the deepening crisis.<p>Russia called the meeting hours after Ukrainian special forces exchanged gunfire with a pro-Russia …

Professor Explains Kansas City Shooting Suspect's Visit To His Classroom

The Missouri State professor who invited Frazier Glenn Miller says the white supremacist's visit was intended to show students what real extremism looks like.<p>WASHINGTON — The suspect in the shootings at two Kansas City area Jewish facilities lectured a class at Missouri State University in 2012, an …

Message From the GOP: Hey, Poor People, You’re Not Real Americans

It’s not about the budget, and it has nothing to do with concern about drugs—it’s about harassing a particular class of Americans who need help.<p>Looks …

America’s Abortion-Free Zone Grows

Montana was the only hope for women living 600 miles in any direction to obtain an abortion. Now there’s two clinics left thanks to vandalism. How …

Amazing Desserts Around the World You've Never Heard Of

Whether you're a food fanatic or just have a very sweet tooth, you probably enjoy a good dessert. We're all familiar with the delights of a baked apple pie, or even more international dishes like Italian tiramisu, or Asian green-tea ice cream. But some desserts are still fairly unknown on the …

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10 Tips for Grilling the Juiciest Chicken Breasts

Call me an iconoclast, but I actually like to grill chicken breasts. Not always, but often. I appreciate their neutrality -- a blank canvas, as it were, on which to impose the flavors from the world's most vibrant food cultures. I also like the convenience -- especially after a busy day. You can …

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Lily Allen pays tribute to Amy Winehouse on Sheezus album

Lily Allen has spoken about her admiration for Amy Winehouse during a new interview, which suggests that her new album will pay tribute to the late singer.<p>"[Amy] was too damn interesting for her own good," Allen explained in a recent interview with the Telegraph. According to that article, Sheezus …

Mechanobiology: Enzyme micropump autonomously delivers insulin in response to glucose levels

(Phys.org) —For next-generation smart devices, autonomy is key. These devices will be able to power themselves, independently respond to stimuli, and …