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7 Reasons You Need to Eat More Eggs

Eggs aren't just delicious—they can also boost your mood, nourish your gray matter, and even guard against cancer<p>Many Americans were raised on the theory that eggs are loaded with artery-clogging cholesterol and that eating them was a surefire way to promote coronary heart disease. But when Wake …

This Simple Lifestyle Change Will Make You Happier, Less Stressed, and More Creative

Difficulty level? Easy. Cost? Zero dollars.<p>What if I told you there was a simple, low-cost intervention that fights depression and stress, boosts productivity, tunes up cognitive function, increases self control, and even improves physical measures of health like blood pressure?<p>No doubt you'd race …

Tiny Forage Fish at Bottom of Marine Food Web Get New Protections

"Just because people haven't heard of a lot of these species yet, it's really only a matter of time and economics before it becomes viable to put out …

U.S. Marine Biodiversity Observing Network

The U.S. Marine Biodiversity Observing Network (U.S. MBON), an effort to improve our understanding of changes and connections between marine …

India is largest contributor of illegally imported medicines in Switzerland

A Switzerland government agency said India accounted for 42 percent of the country's illegal medicine imports.<p>India was the largest contributor of …

Schoolgirl gangraped by five in Nagpur, 4 minors held

A schoolgirl was gangraped by five people, including four minors, in the Wathoda area of Nagpur, police said on Monday.<p>The victim had on Sunday been …

Crime

'Autistic' monkeys created in Chinese lab

Scientists in China have genetically modified monkeys to give them autism in an experiment they hope will allow them to find better treatment for …

3 Powerful Tips to Help You Read 100 Books This Year | Inc.com

What's the secret to thinking like a CEO? According to Jessica Mah, co-founder of InDinero, it's simple -- just read 100 books a year. She's not the only one insisting that, if you want to be super successful, you need to read more. Business greats like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have said much …

Books

Luke Skywalker's 'Star Wars' Blaster Goes Up for Auction

The mystery surrounding Luke Skywalker in the latest "Star Wars" movie has been drawing crowds into theaters since the film opened late last year. Now some deep-pocketed fans will have a shot at owning a "very rare and desirable" part of the character's past: his blaster.<p>Luke Skywalker's DL-44 …

Luke Skywalker

2015 Will Be Warmest Year Since Records Were First Kept 135 Years Ago

Global Warming

Drone Buzzes President Barack Obama's Motorcade in Hawaii

A recreational drone got a little too close to President Barack Obama for the Secret Service's comfort on Monday.<p>Obama — who is in Hawaii with his family — had wrapped up a golf outing and was heading back to his vacation home when a drone briefly flew alongside his motorcade.<p>The Secret Service …

Barack Obama

Proof That Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive

Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, take-no-prisoners culture to drive their financial success.<p>But a large and growing body of research on positive organizational psychology demonstrates that not only is a cut-throat environment harmful to productivity over time, but that …

Say goodbye to food poisoning: the $250 iPhone-based ‘chemistry lab in your pocket’ is on the way

iPhones have already been used for an impressive number of medical applications. We’ve seen them used to screen for skin cancer, manage diabetes, prevent blindness, provide eye examinations and diagnose everything from sleep apnea to bipolar episodes. But the next step could be a $250 organic …

E.coli

Scientists just discovered a key reason why 'jerks' often succeed at work

Most notably, the late Steve Jobs led Apple to become one of the most successful companies in the world, despite being known as someone who shouted and cursed at employees and made derogatory remarks about their work.<p>You might assume that these relatively unlikable people are successful because …

Psychology

Why asparagus makes pee smell funny, and other amazing facts about everyday foods and spices

By digging deep into the molecular chemistry of everyday foods and spices, Cambridge-based chemistry teacher Andy Brunning has the answers.<p>And you don't have to be a chemistry-expert to understand them.<p>Brunning heads the popular science website Compound Interest and recently published the book "Why …

More Governors Seek to Ban Syrian Refugees After Paris Massacre

After the terror attacks in Paris that killed at least 129 people, the placement of refugees fleeing Syria has come under scrutiny as at least two dozen governors — mostly Republicans — have raised concerns about Syrian refugees relocating to their state.<p>"The first and foremost responsibility of …

Syrian Refugees

Star Wars: Battlefront designer on the ‘daunting’ challenge of Star Wars combat

Designing any game, such as a first-person shooter, flight combat, or vehicular assault game, is a tough job. It calls for a gentle and calculative hand, which has to carefully nurture a fragile ecosystem of design elements that can break the entire experience at the slightest tweak.<p>Now, imagine …

Star Wars Battlefront

Assad says Russia campaign must succeed in Syria

Syria's President Bashar Assad said in comments Sunday that the air campaign by Russia against "terrorists" in his country must succeed or the whole region will be destroyed, stressing that the fight against terrorism must precede a political process.<p>In the interview with Iran's Khabar TV, Assad …

Scientists are working on an “exercise pill” so you never have to work out again

Imagine if, instead of sweating on the treadmill and forcing yourself through repetitive sit-ups, you could have the benefits of exercise without any of the effort. That scenario isn’t a ridiculous fantasy but a serious scientific goal, and researchers have recently published a major breakthrough: …

Atoms

'Schrödinger's Bacterium' Puts a Biological Spin on Quantum Mechanics

It's not quite cat-scale, but still.<p>We're used to being told that the fundamental oddities of quantum mechanics don't really pertain to the world we live in. They're there, of course, but not at the scales we interact with. I can safely say that this chair is <i>here</i> and only here and not both here and …

ISIS has a money problem

A widening income gap between ISIS fighters and regular civilians has resulted in resentment among people under the group’s control, <i>Business Insider</i> …

Syria crisis: 'Deadly air raids' against IS in Palmyra

<b>Syrian government war planes have launched one of the heaviest bombardments yet on the city of Palmyra, which is held by Islamic State (IS) militants, activists say.</b><p>About 25 air strikes left at least 26 people dead, including 12 militants, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.<p>IS …

Middle East

Researchers draft the first comprehensive tree of life

It's very poetic to talk about a tree of life, where every species can trace its roots, but actually <i>illustrating</i> this tree is no mean feat when Earth has been home to at least 2.3 million known species. However, scientists have finally given it a shot. They've published the first draft of a …

30,000-year-old giant virus released from its frozen Arctic tomb

You’ve heard this story before: researchers find ancient microbes in the Arctic ice, bring said microbes back to the lab, and bad stuff ensues. <i>The</i> …

Refugees drown as boat capsizes off Greek island

At least 38 refugees - including at least 14 children - have drowned after a wooden fishing boat sank off the Greek Island of Farmakonisi, the Greek coastguard has said.<p>Four babies and 10 young children - five boys and five girls - were among 112 people on the stricken boat when it sank off the …

North Africa