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Genetic mutation may prevent local anesthesia from working on some people

A trip to the dentist takes on a whole new meaning.<p>Imagine having to endure the dentist's drill without ever receiving anything to numb the pain. …

This essay got a high-school senior into Harvard, Yale, MIT, and other top schools

But before he was accepted to the prestigious Ivy League school, he had to first navigate the tricky process of writing a stellar admissions essay.<p>His hard work certainly paid off. In addition to Harvard, he gained acceptances at Yale, MIT, Columbia and the University of Virginia.<p>Rodriquez …

College & University

EmDrive: Has the 'impossible' technology started a new space race between US and China? - IBTimes India

The controversial EmDrive space propulsion engine technology is said to function without any rocket fuel and aid astronomers in space travel much …

Carl Sagan’s Ambitious College Reading List: Plato, Shakespeare, Gide, and Plenty of Philosophy, Math & Physics (1954)

Carl Sagan may have passed away almost twenty years ago, but he continues to influence minds of all generations through intellectual heirs like Neil …

Los Angeles

Look Up — The Moon Is Going To Be Amazing This Weekend

This weekend, you might want to take a moment to look up at what promises to be a spectacular supermoon.<p>Added bonus: It's also a hunter's moon. "That's because in other months, the moon rises about 50 minutes later each day, while the October moon rises just 30 minutes later," National Geographic …

World Trade Center

10 Tips To Cheer Up When You're Feeling Low

Feeling low? We've all been there!<p>There are times when everything seems so difficult to achieve. You are going to face a lot of hardships in your life. You'll be met by criticism and people will try their very best to break you and bring you down. It is usually at such points in life when you are …

Happiness

On the Spot: What to do if you're in trouble overseas

You're in a foreign country and the unthinkable happens. You've lost your passport and all your money. Or you're injured. Or you have been arrested. Or you've run into visa problems. Trouble with a capital T, as Professor Harold Hill said in "The Music Man." What do you do? A recent conversation …

U.S. State Department

Hurricane Matthew’s Destructive Storm Surges Hint at New Normal

The coastal U.S. is highly vulnerable to rising seas, which are expected to surge in the coming years. Will this storm be a wake-up call?<p>As Hurricane Matthew pushes floodwaters into seaside towns from Florida to the Carolinas, climate scientist Andrea Dutton wonders if the most powerful hurricane …

A Meteor Shower and 8 More Can’t-Miss Sky Events in October

Get ready to see the Green Giant, meteor showers, and more this month.<p>The coming month brings shooting stars, pretty planets, and plenty more reasons to look up at the night sky. You’ll even have the chance to catch the eerie pyramid-shaped zodiacal light.<p>So dust off those binoculars and mark your …

London Itinerary

By Rick Steves and Gene Openshaw<p>So much to see, so little time. To help you plan your sightseeing, I've listed my ideal one-week itinerary for a …

Travel Europe the right way – before you go, learn these key language phrases

The post Travel Europe the right way – before you go, learn these key language phrases appeared first on http://thebesttravelplaces.comRemembering …

Free, Essential Travel Accessory

Did you know that there is the most useful travel accessory that costs nothing? It also takes up hardly any room in your luggage, it’s lightweight …

National park tips: Yes, California has a secret Yellowstone. It's here.

Lassen Volcanic National Park, about 50 miles east of Redding, is California's secret Yellowstone. It gets just one tourist for every 11 who reach that other Yellowstone. It's the most geothermally active destination in the state, its slopes and meadows dotted with boiling creeks, steaming lakes …

Open Letter To The Presidential Debate Moderators

Dear Debate Moderators,<p>These final debates are the last chance voters get to try and understand the candidates' views on the big issues, and for you, the moderators, to probe more deeply into subjects they've glossed over or avoided. But if history is a guide, you'll completely ignore - and allow …

In world's languages, scientists discover shared links between sound and meaning

Sifting through two-thirds of the world's languages, scientists have discovered a strange pattern: Words with the same meanings in different languages often seem to share the same sounds — even when those two languages are completely unrelated.<p>The findings, published in Proceedings of the National …

Language

Published the first official warning activation Yellowstone supervolcano

Over the past two weeks has sharply increased seismic activity in the Pacific Rim. Fixed seven earthquakes above 6 points and two - the power of 7 …

Dolphins Have Conversations Like Humans Do, New Study Says

Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesScientists have long known that dolphins are very intelligent creatures, and now — for the first time ever — researchers …

Research

Scientists followed 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here's what they learned about success

One of the biggest takeaways: Even kids with genius-level IQs need teachers to help them reach their full potential.<p>Since it began in 1971, the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY) has tracked 5,000 of the smartest the children in America — the top 1%, 0.1%, and even 0.01% of all …

Duke University

A dying cell's last act | Cosmos

<b>When immune cells get sick</b>, they will often self-destruct to protect the rest of the body from harm. New research suggests that before pulling the …

La Trobe University

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A tail of gene expression - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Imagine trying to fly a kite without a tail. It swoops and loops and wiggles and finally crashes down into the ground. A kite without a tail is …

7 Steps to a Happy Retirement

You wouldn't dream of running a marathon without undergoing months of training. Or heading into the wilderness without making sure you have adequate …

Biochemists' discovery could lead to vaccine against 'flesh-eating' bacteria

Biochemists at the University of California San Diego have uncovered patterns in the outer protein coat of group A <i>Streptococcus</i> that could finally …

5 Unmissable Amsterdam Experiences

So what makes Amsterdam so special? Actually, the city shouldn’t really exist. It was dragged out of marshy bogs, dried and carved into the place we …

How California Is Pioneering a New Retirement Savings Plan

The California Secure Choice program may be a game-changer for the rest of country.<p>California is about to give millions of workers a big boost toward …

Here's what you missed from the Perseid Meteor Shower if you live in a big city

Bright lights, big city - that sounds like a fun way to live, unless, of course, you're into astronomy.<p>Light pollution leaves only a few stars to gaze upon once the sun goes down, even on the clearest of nights. So it comes as no surprise that a large part of the population was left in the dark …

Lessons of traveling: 8 things that everybody needs to know

There are multiple articles out there offering guidance through the world of travel. Many of them are focused on practicalities – how to be …

Self-improvement

The Mathematical Hamilton Parody You Never Knew You Needed

A few years ago, a hip-hop musical about the founder of our financial system seemed laughable. But creative genius Lin-Manuel Miranda showed us all …

Hope of cure for arthritis, MS and diabetes as Stanford makes stem cell transplants safe

Hundreds of thousands of people could be cured of autoimmune diseases like arthritis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and lupus after scientists discovered how to make stem cell transplants safe.<p>Autoimmune diseases trigger the body into attacking itself but transplants of bone marrow stem cells from …

The Perseid Meteor Shower Looks Even More Beautiful When You Know Where It Comes From

You probably know that August’s annual sky show, the Perseid meteor shower, is on display this week as Earth passes through a trail of debris left by …

Astronomy