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Records: Mom solicited men to sexually assault daughter, 10

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mother of a 10-year-old New Mexico girl who was found dead and dismembered told police she looked for men online and at …

2nd Suspect in 'Slender Man' Stabbing Enters Insanity Plea

WAUKESHA, Wis. — The second of two young Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please horror character Slender Man entered Friday a plea of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect to an attempted homicide charge.<p>The 14-year-old girl changed her previous not-guilty plea …

Scientists Just Made a Working Laser Using Blood

Lasers are behind so much of our cutting-edge technology. Now scientists at the University of Michigan have successfully shown that is possible to …

Nanotech

Kendall Jenner banned from Uber?

Everyone can now rest easy -- Kendall Jenner is <i>not</i> banned from Uber after all!<p>"She has not been banned," an Uber source confirmed to ET on Saturday. "It was a minor account issue that is being resolved. While it is being resolved her account was put on hold. Uber support has reached out."<p><b>WATCH:</b> …

Lockheed Could “Fail to Deliver” F-35 Capabilities on Time, Says Pentagon Tester

In an August 9th memo obtained by Bloomberg last week, the Pentagon’s director of testing, Michael Gilmore, wrote that the program to develop the …

A Philosophy Blog

The latest psychological research:<p>Suppose, as Wegner and Wheatley propose, that we observe ourselves (unconsciously) perform some action, like …

Consciousness

Harper's legacy: Family donates 5-year-old's brain to science after death from rare condition

When Dustin and Penny Howard brought their newborn daughter Harper home from the hospital in spring 2010, all seemed normal for the Carrollton, Texas, family. But less than three weeks later, Harper began suffering from violent seizures that would ultimately lead to countless doctors’ visits, …

9 Toxic Mental Habits That the Most Emotionally Intelligent People Avoid

To avoid being caught in the grips of negative and unproductive thinking, emotional intelligence is your antidote.<p>Whether you're running a business, leading a team, reconciling a friendship or trying to be the best spouse you can be, we are all prone to irrational thinking that can hurt our …

This May Be the Deadliest Creature on Earth

Scientists aim to alter the genetics of mosquitoes to prevent them from being vehicles of deadly diseases.<p>Enlarged below<p>Labium<p>Fascicle<p>Capillary<p>The Feeding Tube<p>The mosquito’s proboscis consists of six tightly bound stylets called the fascicle, surrounded by a sheath known as the labium—which doesn’t …

Public Health

As terrorists kill with guns, knives, bombs and trucks, high school students at USC learn conflict resolution

Is it time to rethink traveling abroad?<p>Just back from a vacation in Spain, I found myself wondering if such trips are now reckless.<p>Should we avoid crowds anywhere now?<p>I wrestled with such questions while I watched coverage of Thursday's nightmarish scene in Nice, France, where a maniac mowed down …

Russian bombers 'strike refugee camp on Jordanian border'

Twelve people were killed and dozens injured when warplanes that appeared to be Russian bombed a refugee camp on the Jordanian-Syrian border on Tuesday, Syrian rebels have said.<p>If confirmed, the attack would be the first time Russia’s airforce has bombed so close to the Jordanian border since …

Photo of police in riot gear arresting protester in a dress strikes chord on social media

In the aftermath of what can only be described as a truly tragic week in the United States, an image of a woman peacefully protesting in Baton Rouge …

Law Enforcement

Sperm donor children ask questions about fathers at age three, first research of its kind finds

Children born of sperm donors and brought up by single mothers ask questions about who their father is from as young as three, a major study has found.<p>The Cambridge research - the first ever study to explore the feelings of those conceived by sperm donation - found unease and mixed feelings among …

Pregnancy

Young people now spend hours a day on social media: so what happened when we asked seven teenagers to switch off?<p>Sixteen-year-old Henry Button is Skyping while bouncing up and down on a big pilates ball. “I sleep with my phone on my pillow. It’s the first thing I reach for when I wake up in the …

Social Media

How to cope when life seems frightening and upsetting

For many, this year has already felt relentlessly bleak. Political uncertainty, terrorist atrocities and global conflicts are hard to comprehend.<p>But this past month seems to have been even more difficult to bear. More than 50 people have been killed by a gunman in Las Vegas, who opened fire at an …

Mental Health

Can green tea boost your brainpower and treat disease?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The images that come to mind when thinking of green tea are likely associated with calmness, purity and relaxation.<p>The ancient beverage has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine as a means to relieve people from various ailments, but more recently the tea -- and its extracts -- have …

Is Mark Zuckerberg actually a lizard?

When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hosted a livestreamed Q&A earlier this week, he was probably expecting questions about emergent tech and online entrepreneurism rather than someone asking whether he was, in fact, a shape-shifting alien reptile.<p>“Mark, are the allegations true that you’re secretly a …

Paranormal

Living with social anxiety disorder (and how it differs from shyness) - Health - ABC News

In her darkest days, when her social anxiety was at its worst, Liz Trillia was a prisoner in her own home.<p>She had become so afraid of meeting people, …

7 Powerful Mantras to Stop You from Overreacting and Arguing with People

Over the past several years, there’s a way of being that I’ve gradually been cultivating in myself – I’ve been taming my tendency to overreact and …

Scientists just confirmed there's a second layer of information hidden in our DNA

That's something biologists have known for years, and they've even been able to figure out some of the proteins responsible for folding up DNA. But now a group of physicists have been able to demonstrate for the first time through simulations how this hidden information controls our evolution.<p>Let's …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

World-Famous Scientist: God Created the Universe

Michio Kaku has made a name for himself as a world-leading theoretical physicist unafraid to speak his mind.<p>Kaku, the Henry Semat Chair and …

Artificial Intelligence 'outsmarts cancer'

<b>Early trial data shows a drug developed using artificial intelligence can slow the growth of cancer in clinical trials.</b><p>The data, presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference, showed some tumours shrank by around a quarter.<p>The compound will now be taken into more advanced trials.<p>…

7 Simple Ways to Be Happier | Inc.com

It should come as no surprise that you can't buy satisfaction and happiness. If you could, the wealthiest country in the world, the U.S., would also be the happiest, offering the greatest chance for a satisfying life. Yet the 2016 Update to the World Happiness Report prepared for the U.N. by the …

Happiness

Why Doesn't This Fountain Obey the Laws of Science?

You don’t even need grade school science to know that water flows wherever gravity pulls it. But somehow when poured onto Arthur Carabott’s …

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

13 Motivational Quotes that Will Fuel Your Success | Inc.com

On the long, arduous road to success, quitting often looks like an attractive option.<p>Use these quotes, not only keep you going, but also as a source of practical advice to help you reach your goals:<p>1. "Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, …

Motivation

Poverty Can Alter Your DNA So You’re At Greater Risk For Depression

Being poor isn’t just about not having money–it also has damaging physical effects.<p>Being poor is about more than just finances. A growing body of research has shown for awhile that the cycle of poverty is also psychological–and physiological. Having no money makes people stressed, which changes …

Researchers create high-speed electronics for your skin

Make no mistake, today's wearables are clever pieces of kit. But they can be bulky and restricted by the devices they must be tethered to. This has led engineers to create thinner and more powerful pieces of wearable technology that can be applied directly to the skin. Now, researchers at the …

Nanotech

The 1919 Solar Eclipse That Proved Einstein Right

Watching space-time warp from a tiny island off West Africa.<p>When it comes to matters of time and space here on Earth, we are as we see each other. Clocks around the globe sync to the picosecond, and our shared measures of distance are just as precise. These things, we might conclude, are immutable. …