Alice McCarthy

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Bernadette Russell’s top 10 philosophical questions children should ask

From how should we treat animals to are the best things in life free? Here are the 10 questions children should ask themselves, along with inspiration from some of the most important thinkers of our time: Winnie The Pooh, Dr Seuss and Roald Dahl<p>I’m a big fan of taking action, with less talking and …

Kids

How Weather And An 'Interstate of Renewable Energy' Could Save The Climate By 2030

Rethinking how energy is delivered to our homes and businesses is not what I knew outgoing American Meteorological Society (AMS) President Dr. Alexander “Sandy” MacDonald to be working on. During my tenure as 2013 AMS President, the recently retired director of NOAA’s Earth System Research …

Renewable Energy

Science Proves That The Ewoks Likely Didn’t Make It At The End Of ‘Return Of The Jedi’

Since 1997, and with the help of some comics during <i>Star Wars</i>‘ tenure at Dark Horse Comics, a theory has been floating around regarding the reality of blowing up the second Death Star above Endor’s forest moon. This theory is known as the Endor Holocaust and it doesn’t bode well for the Ewoks (and …

Star Wars

Latitudes: 10 Favorite Global Music Picks From 2015

2015 was a year in which global music (whatever that term does or doesn't mean) overlapped even more than usual with other genres — and the results were dazzling.<p>Much of that broadening has evolved organically. Some of the "roots" artists I've selected for this year-end list, like Islam Chipsy and …

West Africa

18 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere and then fail to show up when we most need them, …

Creativity

The second languages of every part of the world

The website MoveHub.com, experts in international moving, is a resource for people looking to move abroad.<p>They have released this eye-opening infographic that shows the second language of every region across the globe. Some are rather predictable, like Canada's knowledge of French.<p>But others are …

Infographics

Election Day: Bevin wins in Kentucky, Ohio rejects pot

<b>(CNN) —</b> Matt Bevin, the controversial Kentuckian who attempted to dethrone Sen. Mitch McConnell last year and has vowed to eliminate the state's Obamacare programs, orchestrated a remarkable political comeback on Tuesday to win the state's governorship.<p>In an upset victory by a surprisingly large …

Mitch McConnell

5 Low-Calorie Cocktails for a Healthier Happy Hour

One of my foodie philosophies for a happy, healthy life is balance and moderation. I think it's important to listen to your body and know what foods make you feel good both physically and mentally. Instead of looking at my diet as a black and white list of what I can and cannot eat, I'm an advocate …

Beverages

Writing and speaking are totally separate in the brain - Futurity

Researchers studied stroke victims and found that while some couldn't speak a grammatically correct sentence aloud, they could write it flawlessly.

Seasons affect 'how genes and immune system work'

<b>The seasons appear to have a profound effect on how human genes work, according to scientists.</b><p>This may explain why some illnesses are aggravated in the winter, they say in Nature Communications.<p>They found genes involved with immunity - the body's defence against infection - were more active in cold …

Diabetes

Doctors urged to stop 'over-treating'

<b>Doctors' leaders have launched a major campaign to stop medics "over-treating" their patients in ways that do not help and could even harm them.</b><p>Writing in the British Medical Journal, they suggest some patients are given pills or have tests they do not need by doctors who feel under pressure to act.<p>…

Medicine

Embryo engineering a moral duty, says top scientist

<b>It would be unethical and a "sin of omission" to prevent the genetic engineering of embryos, a leading scientist has argued.</b><p>Cloning pioneer Dr Tony Perry told the BBC that advances in genetics posed a "wonderful opportunity" for eliminating diseases such as cystic fibrosis.<p>Last month, a group in …

Genetics

Colombia crackdown on illegal mines in Amazon

<b>Colombia's armed forces have arrested 59 people in a major crackdown on illegal mining in the Amazon.</b><p>Defence Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon said they had dismantled an illegal financing network used by the Farc guerrilla group.<p>He said 63 sites near the border with Brazil and Venezuela - where gold, …

South America

16 Hobbies That Will Improve Your Quality of Life

Having a hobby is not just a way to pass the time; it can also improve the quality of your life. A hobby is something that you do for fun or …

Here's what two scientists think it will take to save the planet

Carroll visited Wilson's office at Harvard University for a free-ranging, hours-long chat. It covered concerns for the future and reminiscing about the past - and morphed into an idea for a global campaign to unite biologists behind the common cause of saving the natural world, a prerequisite for …

Yellowstone National Park

Aerojet Rocketdyne, others look at keeping Atlas 5 rocket in use | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Aerojet Rocketdyne and two other firms on Monday said they are exploring options to obtain data rights to the Atlas 5 launch vehicle and to swap its Russian-built engine with the AR1 engine that Aerojet Rocketdyne is developing.<p>An Atlas V rocket is shown in this NASA handout …

Space Exploration

Sea-level rise accelerating, say scientists

In 2013, the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said the global mean sea level rose by 19 centimetres (7.6 inches) from 1901-2010, an average 1.7 mm (0.06 of an inch) per year.<p>This accelerated to 3.2 mm per year between 1993 and 2010, the IPCC said in its landmark Fifth …

Sea Level

Are You Disorganized? Research Says That’s a Good Thing

In Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation, Steven Johnson posits that “<i>the more disorganized your brain is, the smarter you …

Creativity

Mindfulness In Everyday Activity

“Mindfulness describes a state of mind difficult for most people to achieve. In the last column, I described how, when people watch their flow of …

Spread Science about Climate Change, Global Warming

<b>Deniers say:</b> The greenhouse effect is just a theory; it hasn’t been proven by real-world data.<p><b>Science says:</b> Two centuries of scientific research tell …

Climate Change

Ancient brain fossils hint at the first evolution of heads

Animals didn't always have heads. We know that sometime during the Cambrian Period -- around 500 million years ago, as animals transitioned from the squishy likes of the penis worm to hard-bodied arthropods -- body segments started transitioning into something like the head/body differentiation we …

Paleontology

7 Foods to Put You in a Better Mood (and 3 to Avoid!)

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

Weight Loss

Smart homes provide convenience and sustainable living | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

From rainwater harvesting to hydroponic gardens, remotely controllable home appliances to alterable furniture and storage, homes today are certainly …

Smart Homes

Climate change’s tragic toll: The Arctic, two missing researchers & unsettling questions about a warming planet

We still don’t know what happened to two top researchers, but their disappearance raises disturbing questions<p>Early in the morning of April 29, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Resolute Bay, a small Inuit community in the far northern reaches of Canada, received a distress call from Marc …

Global Warming

Australia PM adviser says climate change is 'UN-led ruse to establish new world order'

Tony Abbott's business adviser says global warming a fallacy supported by United Nations to 'create a new authoritarian world order under its control'<p>Climate change is a hoax developed as part of a secret plot by the <b>United Nations</b>to undermine democracies and takeover the world, a top adviser to <b>Tony</b> …

These satellites are keeping an eye on California’s underground water

One more thing space is really good for, besides wow factor: Giving us a place to keep an eye on things happening on Earth — or in some cases, even …

Water

HDHomeRun Kickstarter wants to build the perfect DVR for you

Now that Microsoft has announced it's through with Windows Media Center, what options do you have left to build your own machine for recording, organizing and watching TV? A new one ready to enter the scene is SiliconDust's HDHomeRun DVR, which recently launched on Kickstarter and is scheduled to …

Brain Health: Can These Tricks Make You Smarter?

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Becoming forgetful is often regarded as a normal part of getting older, but it’s possible to maintain your quick wit and intelligence …

iCloud Photo Library: The ultimate guide

To accomplish this, iCloud Photo Library works with Photos for iOS and Photos for Mac, as well as iCloud.com, as the glue that holds everything …

How-To: Understand and unlock Apple’s Mac and iPhone security screws

Decades ago, every electronic device was sealed with one of two types of screws: a minus-shaped Flat/Slot head, or a plus-shaped Phillips head. There was no concept — at least, for common consumer electronics — that average people shouldn’t be able to unscrew their gadgets and take them apart. And …