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What You Need To Know About The New Federal Rules For Driverless Cars

Plus, a new acronym<p>Yesterday, the President of the United States did something unusual. In an op-ed published in the <i>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,</i> Barack Obama explicitly made the case for putting people inside of robots and moving them around. That is, he argued in favor of driverless cars, which is a …

Top 100 world universities 2016/17 – THE rankings

The University of Oxford has knocked the California Institute of Technology off the top spot in annual league tables, becoming the first UK institution to lead the rankings.<p>The five-time champion, Caltech, dropped to second place, swapping places with the elite UK university, while the rest of the …

Higher Education

Indian schoolgirl recreates periodic table with 90 global issues

A 17-year-old Indian school girl came up with an imaginative way to remember all the elements on the periodic table for her science class. The …

Want Your Kids to Grow Up Successful? Here's What You Need at Home

What's more important than how much money you make or where you live.<p>Parents are eager to do everything they possibly can to help their children be successful. If you want your kids to earn big salaries as adults, what should you buy them now? Piano lessons? Coding camp? Mandarin class?<p>None of the …

Why your skin goes wrinkly in the bath

Ever wondered why your fingers go wrinkly in water but not other parts of your body? The answer’s in the evolution of your gripping hands…<p>Some parts of human skin, better known as glabrous skin, have a unique response to water. Unlike the rest of the body, the skin of our fingers, palms, and toes, …

Black holes might not be dead-ends after all

A physical body might be able to cross a wormhole in spite of the extreme tidal forces, suggests a new study by Rubiera-Garcia, of Instituto de …

Here's the Memory Trick That Science Says Works

If the brain could brag that’s pretty much all it would do. It’s easily the most complicated organ in your body, and, more than that, the nimblest …

5 Ways to Stop Your Mind From Sabotaging All Your Hard Work

Once you understand the effect your mental programming has on your life, use these simple strategies to overcome dysfunctional patterns and ensure future success.<p><i>The first article in this 3-part series ("</i>3 Parts of Your Mind That Affect Your Ability to Make Decisions<i>") explained the basic makeup of</i> …

How it Feels When the Person You Love Has Depression

I'd never dated anyone who hadn't been on antidepressants, or spent time in a psychiatrist's office. That dark, brooding, introspective type: it draws me in.<p>I used to joke that only men with depression were attracted to me. It was the only experience I'd had, every long-term boyfriend and even the …

Watch These Carbon Nanotubes Assemble Themselves

Teslaphoresis can help scientists build circuits without even touching them.<p>The flashiest discovery in science this week is a powerful force field that makes particles quickly come together.<p>The technology is coming out of Rice University, where scientists have developed a way to make carbon …

3 Productivity Hacks That Will Completely Change the Way You Work

Starting work is painful. That never goes away, but you can get better at facing it, just like you can get better at playing the piano or julienning carrots.<p><i>What tips or hacks have saved you the most time or energy in your life? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where</i> …

7 Ways To Learn a Foreign Language (Backed by Science)

I was raised bilingual and started learning a third language when I was about three years old, which means I am really fluent in three languages as …

Massive Study Finds Genetic Links To Happiness And Depression

The rush is on to find genetic links to happiness, depression and other psychological traits. In the latest study—one of the largest ever conducted on the subject—more than 190 researchers in 17 countries analyzed genomic data from nearly 300,000 people.<p>The results zeroed in on a handful of genetic …

Cosmic Speed Measurement Suggests Dark Energy Mystery

Our universe is flying apart, with galaxies moving away from each other faster each moment than they were the moment before. Scientists have known …

6 things to know about the gender pay gap

Equal Pay Day is April 12 this year.<p>It symbolically marks how long into the new year full-time working women need to work until their earnings can catch up to what full-time working men earned the year before.<p>Here are some key facts about the gender pay gap:<p>1. Women generally earn 79 cents for …

Gender

Insomnia Linked To Abnormal Brain Connections In New Sleep Study

Insomnia is thought to affect one in three people in the UK.<p>People who suffer from insomnia are more likely to have damaged brain connections, a new …

Scientists Stored These Images in DNA—Then Flawlessly Retrieved Them

Who needs memory cards when you have DNA? A team of scientists has been able to store images within the life-defining molecules then retrieve them …

University of Washington

Saving for College? 3 Great Alternatives to a 529

With higher education costs going nowhere but up, many families are doing their best to make college savings a priority. For years, 529 plans have been touted as a college saver's dream. Though the money you put into a 529 isn't tax-free, you can grow that money in a tax-free fashion until you're …

The return of eugenics

Researchers don’t like the word – but they're running ahead with the idea, and Britain is at the forefront<p>The only way of cutting off the constant stream of idiots and imbeciles and feeble-minded persons who help to fill our prisons and workhouses, reformatories, and asylums is to prevent those who …

A simple 2-minute trick to calm a racing mind

Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night.<p>Think about how many times you’ve agonized over some dumb thing you said. Or rehearsed a conversation that hasn’t happened—and might not ever. Or couldn’t get that …

Marco Rubio's cautious campaign

<b>Laconia, New Hampshire (CNN) —</b> Call him the anti-Trump.<p>Marco Rubio is running a presidential campaign marked by precision, caution and discipline -- so much so that the Florida senator delivers the exact same speech, jokes, quips and one-liners wherever he goes.<p>When he addresses the media, his …

Clinton, Sanders Show Sharp Differences in 2016 New Hampshire Debate

DURHAM, New Hampshire — Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate on MSNBC offered the clearest, rawest, and most specific examination of two fundamentally different philosophies about the character and future of the Democratic Party voters have seen yet.<p>Not only was it the first one-on-one debate …

Kids don't like physics and maths: study finds out why

Britain will face a shortage of engineers, scientists and mathematicians within the next few years unless more pupils are encouraged to take up the subjects at school<p>Young people are dropping technical subjects such as maths and physics at A-Level because of outdated career advice and pressure to …

Here's Everything You Need to Know About the Iowa Caucuses

Even in America’s convoluted political system, the Iowa caucuses stand out as being mysterious to the average non-Iowan.<p>But with the Hawkeye State …

Stalagmite unlocks ancient secrets

The decline of ancient Maya society has perplexed archaeologists for decades. A stalagmite containing the climate record of the past 2,000 years now …

Brain training for anxiety, depression and other mental conditions

A new treatment for psychiatric disorders like depression and anxiety uses real-time scans to show patients how their brains go awry—and how to fix the dysfunction.<p>The treatment is called neurofeedback.<p>There is an urgent need for new approaches for psychiatric disorders, particularly depression. …

Nikki Haley Takes A Swipe At Marco Rubio, Saying He 'Believes In Amnesty'

With friends like these...<p>Fresh off her breakout moment on the national stage Tuesday evening, where she delivered a pitch-perfect rebuttal to nativism in her response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) decided to stick a shiv into the …

His rivals are saying the same thing in different ways: Marco Rubio is weak

Chris Christie depicts Marco Rubio as a truant schoolboy. Jeb Bush’s top ally portrays him as a weather vane. Ted Cruz and his supporters characterize him as a nervous sellout who bowed to Democratic demands for “amnesty.”<p>In commercials, interviews and face-to-face meetings with voters, Rubio’s …

4 Jokes About Mental Illness You Need to Stop Making

Person 1: <i>Someone forgot their meds this morning! Lol!</i><p>Person 2: <i>Someone else forgot that someone listening takes meds and thinks this joke is offensive! Lol!</i><p>Don't get me wrong, I think humor is incredibly therapeutic. Even during my darkest times I was cracking jokes. A good, authentic laugh during a …