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Science Has Officially Found a Hangover Cure

A new study proves that this drink works better than anything else.<p>Everyone has a theory about the best way to cure, or even prevent, the dreaded hangover. There's padding your belly with greasy pizza, taking ibuprofen before bed, chugging gallons of coffee in the morning, and the bold …

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Article - Chinese Herbal Remedies for Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, and Psychosis

In China, before the twentieth century, all mental illnesses were treated exclusively with herbal medicine. Since Chinese doctors have been keeping …

17 Facts About Time That Will Hurt Your Brain

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."<p><b>1.</b> Time passes faster for your face than for your feet (assuming you're standing up). Einstein's theory of relativity dictates that the closer you are to the centre of the Earth, the slower time goes – and this has been measured. At the top of Mount …

Here's what to do when an airline loses your luggage

Thankfully, the US Department of Transportation has started laying down the law on what should happen when you arrive somewhere and your baggage doesn't.<p>Unfortunately, this still varies wildly depending on each airline and each specific situation.<p>To help you navigate these tricky waters, we've …

Flying

11 tech innovations changing medicine

Enormous technological changes in medicine and healthcare are heading our way. These trends have a variety of stakeholders: patients, medical professionals, researchers, medical students, and consumers. They are important because of the impact they will likely have on all of us at one time or …

Cancer cure? Scientists discover ‘unknown’ immunity boosting protein molecule

A “game changer” protein that promotes the body’s immunity to cancer has been discovered by scientists, offering fresh hope the often deadly disease will be conquered in years to come.<p>Researchers at Imperial College London discovered a <i>“completely unknown”</i> molecule, proven to improve the body’s …

When Should Surgeons Stop Operating?

Increased fatigue, forgetfulness, and reduced eyesight — these are some of the declines that can come with aging.<p>Certain professions keep a close watch for these sorts of changes, in hopes of protecting the public. And some jobs even have a firm age cutoff: Airline pilots are required to retire at …

Medicine

Vaccines in the '60s made people more likely to develop chlamydia — and now we know why

Chlamydia researchers may have solved a 50-year-old scientific mystery. And in doing so, they designed what looks like the most promising candidate for a chlamydia vaccine that we've seen in a long time.<p>Chlamydia is the most widespread bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the world. In the …

Public Health

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Why Some Teen Brains May Be Hardwired To Make Risky Choices

Teenagers aren't exactly known for their responsible decision making.<p>But some young people are especially prone to making rash, risky decisions about sex, drugs and alcohol. Individual differences in the brain's working memory — which allows people to draw on and use information to make decisions — …

The Brain

Supercomputers surprisingly link DNA crosses to cancer

Supercomputers have helped scientists find a surprising link between cross-shaped (or cruciform) pieces of DNA and human cancer, according to a study …

Lobsters Pee From Their Faces And 8 More Facts About Our Favorite Crustaceans

If there's one thing that any lobster lover knows for sure, it's that this crustacean is absolutely delicious -- especially when paired with warm, melted butter. Other than that, most of us don't know much about this bottom-dweller of the sea. And there might be a reason for that.<p>A bit of research …

Aquaculture

This Classic Algorithmic Problem Can't Get Any Less Complex (Deal With It)

Researchers offer a new proof that "edit distance" can't be solved any more efficiently.<p>A group of MIT computer scientists has proven—presented a proof for—a vexing and outstanding question in algorithmic complexity related to a rather dry-sounding but also completely fascinating and weird problem …

Mathematics

What Are The Limits Of Physics?

A bunch of the talks I went to last week at DAMOP were about searching for extremely tiny effects (I wrote about some of them, but there were a bunch more). Some of these were looking for real perturbations from known forces, others for exotic effects that may not even exist– changes in the …

Physics

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Happiness

How Languages and Genes Evolve Together

Researchers have found that geography makes us who we are—genetically and linguistically.<p>As human populations disperse, the separation leads to changes both in genes and in language. So if we look at human DNA and languages over time, we should find that they differ along similar geographic …

Linguistics

Weeping Philippine girl challenges pope on prostitution

Glyzelle Palomar, a one-time homeless child taken in by a church charity, made her emotional plea during ceremonies at a Catholic university in Manila, ahead of a mass by the pope to millions of faithful.<p>"Many children are abandoned by their parents. Many children get involved in drugs and …

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Science Word of the Day: Kleptothermy

Imagine for a moment that you’re a sea snake and you’re feeling a little chilly. That’s quite understandable for an ectotherm. Your body temperature rises and falls with that of your environment, and spending all day slither-swimming through the water can wick away your precious body heat.<p>You <i>could</i> …

10 Vacations To Take With Your BFF

BAZAAR's edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.<p><i>BAZAAR</i>'s edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.<p>Courtesy

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