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A Cultural History of the Fever

The fever phobia that parents experience is ancient and useful.<p>For most of human history, an unusually high body temperature was a sign of the supernatural. Fevers were sinister but common, unnatural but real. And without a theoretical underpinning by which to understand them, fevers long seemed to …

University of Michigan

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

Giuliana Rancic Reflects on 'Bittersweet' Last Day at E! News: 'I Can't Wait to Write My Next Chapter'

There were tears, bloopers and laughs as Giuliana Rancic signed off as the host of <i>E! News</i> on Monday night.<p>After 14 years with the show, Rancic, 40, …

Double black hole is powering quasar, astronomers find

<b>(CNN) —</b> Single black holes are impressive enough, but astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a galaxy being powered by a quasar that contains two of the time-space benders, "furiously whirling about each other," the space agency observed in a news release.<p>The galaxy, known …

Universe

Even ‘sticky’ liquid won’t stick to this surface

A new engineered surface can outperform some of nature’s best water repellents, including the leaves of the lotus flower.<p>Creating surfaces that make …

Getting Old Doesn’t Matter If You Are Physically Active

It may be possible for doctors someday to determine physical fitness by imaging the brain. Individuals who are physically fit have larger brain …

The Brain

Solar device shatters records for splitting water

A new “artificial leaf” system that uses solar energy to split water can safely and efficiently create hydrogen fuel.<p>“This new system shatters all of …

Barstool Sports

Flu could one day be wiped out without the need for a vaccine

Scientists at Ohio State University have discovered that ramping up a key protein could stop flu ever replicating in the body<p>Flu could one day be wiped out without the need for a vaccine after scientists discovered how to ramp up the body's own defences to the virus before it even enters the …

The Proof That Obamacare Is Working Is Getting Really Hard To Ignore

More than five years after President Obama first signed his landmark health care reform law, it’s becoming more difficult for critics to deny that …

Health Care

25+ year former Mac user says Apple sucks and why : MacSucks

Windows versions get upwards of around 10 years of support, even longer in some cases like what occurred with Windows XP, supported for nearly 13 …

OS X

This New Pill Can Trick Your Body Into Burning More Calories

This new experimental drug tricks the body into burning more calories than usual. It's called fexaramine, and it's different than any other diet pill out there.<p>When mice were given fexaramine pills daily, they gained less weight than another group that received no pills and the same amount of food. …

Rand Paul has a mind-numbingly asinine explanation for income inequality

<b>In this photograph taken Tuesday, June 30, 2015, Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky speaks during a campaign stop at a sports bar in the Cherry Creek area in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (AP)</b><p>The senator’s take on the wealth gap is about as simple-minded as his …

Pizzly bears are appearing in the rapidly warming Arctic

In an unusual twist of the climate change saga, polar bears and grizzly bears are increasingly interbreeding and scientists are taking note. Since …

Cortana can now replace Google Now as a default assistant on Android

No need to hunt for the Cortana app on Google Android devices: Just swipe up from the Home button and Cortana can open by default.<p>Microsoft's …

Windows 10 on Surface 3: Three reasons to disable tablet mode

The desktop mode in Windows 10 makes the mode for tablets unnecessary on the Surface 3.<p>I've been using the Surface 3 non-stop since buying it and …

How Wildlife Investigators Found a Killer Grizzly in Yellowstone

<i>On Friday a hiker was found dead in Yellowstone National Park. CNN reports that based on a preliminary invesitgation, "an adult female grizzly and at</i> …

EPA Says It Released 3 Million Gallons Of Contaminated Water Into River

In an event that has led to health warnings and turned a river orange, the Environmental Protection Agency says one of its safety teams accidentally released contaminated water from a mine into the Animas River in southwest Colorado.<p>The spill, which sent heavy metals, arsenic and other contaminants …

Astronomers measure most distant galaxy

The galaxy, called EGSY8p7, is about 13.2 billion light-years away. That means astronomers are now seeing it as it existed just 600 million years …