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10 Habits of the Most Confident People

Confidence breeds success. Are you as confident (and successful) as you can be?<p>When I look back on my 20s, I see two different versions of myself. The first five years were dominated by feelings of insecurity and anxiety. I was living a life I did not want, and I wasn't confident enough to stop it. …

Self-improvement

New Study Says We Were Wrong About Sea Sponges Being The World's First Animals

Say hello to your new ancestors.<p>Researchers think they've solved one of the longest-standing mysteries in the world of science: which, of all the …

Groundbreaking Study Reveals Neurons Communicate in a Way We Never Imagined

A major breakthrough has just been made in the healthcare industry as researchers discover a new mechanism that has control over the way nerve cells …

Neuroscience

Shooting Snail Found On Shipwreck

Discovered in Florida, the new species is likely an invader from the Pacific.<p>Scientists have discovered a new snail species that’s pretty special: It shoots slime, lives on shipwrecks, and could have major implications for coral reef restoration.<p>Known as the Vandy snail to its discoverers, it's …

Zoology

How to squeeze 150 minutes of exercise into your busy weekly routine

Are you one of the 20 million people in the UK who are physically inactive? There's an easy test to tell. Simply ask yourself: do I get either 150 minutes of moderate intensity exertion (e.g. walking) or 75 minutes of high intensity exertion (e.g. jogging) every week?<p>It's revealing that, according …

9 Powerful Health Benefits of Cumin

By Dr. Matthew Thorpe<p>Cumin is a spice made from the seeds of the <i>Cuminum cyminum</i> plant.<p>Many dishes use cumin, especially foods from its native regions …

Making a 'beeline' past the blood-brain barrier for drug delivery

SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2017 -- Most medicines can't get through the blood-brain barrier (BBB), a highly selective membrane that separates the …

Health Check: what are 'coffee naps' and can they help you power through the day?

Caffeine and napping have something in common. Both make you feel alert and can enhance your performance, whether that’s driving, working or …

Sleep

Scientists Have Turned Spinach Into Beating Human Heart Tissue

These greens are definitely good for you.<p>Researchers have successfully used spinach leaves to build functioning human heart tissue, complete with …

Biotechnology

How To Live Longer? Scientists Identify Molecule That Plays Key Role In DNA Damage, Aging

You’d think that since dying is the one thing all of us — and our ancestors before us — have been doing for the last 3.7 billion years, we’d have …

Congress Rolls Back Obama-Era Rule On Hunting Bears And Wolves In Alaska

By a largely party-line vote Tuesday, the Senate approved a bill that repeals Obama-era hunting restrictions on national wildlife refuges in Alaska. The House already voted last month to abolish those restrictions — which were instituted by the Fish and Wildlife Service in 2016 to protect predator …

A Happy Yellow Lab Swims Using the Breaststroke Rather Than the Doggie Paddle to Retrieve Her Ball

A very happy yellow Labrador retriever named Emma gleefully swam across a lake using a very graceful breaststroke (rather than the doggie paddle) …

3 Road Trip Options for Under $500

Consider your spring break planned.<p>As far as traveling goes, there’s no doubt that plane travel is a fast, efficient, and sometimes necessary form of transportation. But, there’s something to be said about taking to the open road for a good, old-fashioned road trip. For one, you don’t have to limit …

This Mesmerising Time-Lapse of Cell Division Is Real, And It's Spectacular

This is life.<p>If you've ever wondered what cell division actually looks like, this incredible time-lapse by francischeefilms on YouTube gives you the …

Why We Procrastinate And How to Stop Procrastination

We are all guilty of procrastinating from time to time—there’s <i>always</i> something more interesting than the work in hand. We usually think it’s no big …

The One Thing You Must Do In Each Country, According To Tourists

You'll either love this map or hate it.<p>If you could only do one thing in each country you visited, what would it be?<p>U.K. travel site Vouchercloud compiled a map that shows the top-rated “Thing to Do” on TripAdvisor in nations around the world. And while some picks seem on-point, others may sound …

Why you should sleep in a cool bedroom

<b>Turn down the thermostat, crack a window, and ditch the blankets for some science-backed health benefits.</b><p>On cold winter nights, my husband and I …

Rare frog discovery has researchers hopping for joy

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A discovery involving a rare California frog has researchers hopping for joy.<p>Nine egg masses from the California red-legged frog were discovered on March 14 in a creek in the Santa Monica Mountains, which stretch from Los Angeles westward along the Malibu coast into …

Skull holes hint at shift to walking on 2 feet - Futurity

Large skull holes, or foramen magnum, of 77 mammal species support a controversial theory: that these holes moved as we evolved to walk on two feet.

Neuroscience: Coffee Can Protect Your Brain Against Alzheimer's

A cup of coffee a day just might keep the doctor away.<p>Love coffee? You might be in luck. Although the fresh, aromatic bean has long been lauded for its many uses and benefits, it can be difficult to see a real use for coffee outside of its primary function -- keeping us awake when we don't have the …

Dementia

Train Less to Gain More? High Intensity Interval Training Explained

<b>In our current fast-paced society, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by subpar time management: too many tasks to accomplish and not enough time to</b> …

Dinosaur crater's clue to origin of life

<b>The crater made by the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs is revealing clues to the origins of life on Earth.</b><p>Scientists have drilled into the 200km-wide Chicxulub crater now buried under the Gulf of Mexico.<p>They say its rocks show evidence of having been home to a large "hydrothermal system", …

Astronomy

Unraveling the Mystery of Who Lies Beneath the Cloth

Mummy No. 30007, currently residing at the American Museum of Natural History, is a showstopper. She’s known as the Gilded Lady, for good reason: Her coffin, intricately decorated with linen, a golden headdress and facial features, has an air of divinity. She’s so well preserved that she looks …

Archaeology

In the Land of Giants

The trees are so big that it would be cowardly not to deal with their bigness head on. They are very, very big. You already knew this — they’re called “giant sequoias” — and I knew it, too. But in person, their bigness still feels unexpected, revelatory. And the delirium of their size is enhanced …

National Parks

Ageing is a disease. Gene therapy could be the 'cure'

In September 2015, Elizabeth Parrish flew from Seattle to Colombia to receive an experimental treatment.<p>Craig Venter wants to tackle the ultimate …

New findings about dinosaurs go against 130 years of science

The dinosaur family tree may need to be radically rewritten — and even uprooted and replanted elsewhere, a new analysis of about 75 different species shows.<p>The findings, published in the journal Nature, hint that dinosaurs may have originated in the northern hemisphere rather than the southern, and …

The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles

The toll that aging takes on a body extends all the way down to the cellular level. But the damage accrued by cells in older muscles is especially severe, because they do not regenerate easily and they become weaker as their mitochondria, which produce energy, diminish in vigor and number.<p>A study …

Mayo Clinic

How to Survive the Day When You're Dealing With Sleep Deprivation

Sure, sure, getting a good night's sleep is very important. But sometimes it's just not possible. And all the tips in the world on how to sleep well are totally useless once you've already woken up from a night of little or no shut-eye. Luckily, even after the damage has been done, there <i>are</i> some …

Sleep

All Your Favorite Accidental Penis News Bloopers In 1 Glorious Video

This video is nuts!<p>Journalists on live TV can’t get too cocky. Events can alway conspire to humble you ― such as the drawing of an accidental penis.<p>Believe it or not, TV news is full of accidental penises, especially during weather reports.<p>Yeah, like this.<p>This video is an aggregation of the most …