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Armenian LGBTQ Activists Attacked By Homophobic Mob

Photo courtesy of BigStock/FosterssAdvocate.com reports that nine Armenian LGBT activists were attacked by a group of 30 men, with two activists …

LGBTQI

Treatment of Armenian LGBTQ community by members of our own culture is abhorrent

Growing up, I was very proud of and in tune with my Armenian heritage and cultural roots. Since the Armenian Genocide, pride has been an essential Armenian staple.<p>The Armenian experience is deeply rooted in an international diaspora that works diligently to preserve our language and our culture …

LGBTQI

Boxers vs. Briefs: How Underwear Can Affect Sperm Health

Experts confirm that your choice of undies matters.<p>Getty Images<p>Your choice of underwear could affect a lot more than just your comfort level, …

Pregnancy

Reprogramming retina cells found to reverse blindness in mice

In future, the Three Blind Mice might be able to avoid running into the farmer's wife, if new research out of the National Eye Institute (NEI) pans …

Research

Egyptian Science Texts Translated in Denmark

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK—<i>Science Nordic</i> reports than an international team of researchers is translating previously unpublished ancient Egyptian texts in …

Archaeology

Mysterious ‘zombie gene’ prevents elephants from getting cancer

Cancer is a big problem for humans, but it also affects countless other species on our planet. Elephants, however, have demonstrated an amazing …

Cancer

Oatmeal, breakfast foods contain unsafe amounts of cancer-linked weed killer, report says

A number of popular breakfast foods, including cereals, granola bars and instant oats, were tested and found to contain potentially dangerous amounts of cancer-linked glyphosate, the main ingredient in weed killer.<p>The Environmental Working Group (EWG), an environmental advocacy organization that …

Glyphosate

Is Gravity Quantum?

The ongoing search for the graviton—the proposed fundamental particle carrying gravitational force—is a crucial step in physicists’ long journey …

Physics

13 ways get a higher metabolism

Having a high or fast metabolism is (for the most part) great news. Essentially, it means your body burns energy from food at a faster rate than those with a slower metabolism.<p>In laymen's terms, metabolism is the digestive process that turns food into fuel. This energy is then used by your body to …

High Fiber

How to do deadlifts the right way, according to Personal Trainers

<b>Save your back—and your wallet.</b><p>As you go about your business in the weight room, have you ever glanced over at a personal trainer during one of their …

Workouts

Building a Linear Regression Model for Real World Problems, in R

In this blog, i will try to make this concept of regression simple and intuitive for everyone. Understanding maths behind a concept is always a must …

Algorithms

A second sphinx has been discovered in Egypt.

A row of sphinx sculptures lining a road that leads to the Temple of Luxor. Photo by Kora27, via Wikimedia Commons.A second sphinx—whose existence …

Ancient History

Top 10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

Getting fit is a lifelong goal for many people. So how do you stick to a New Year resolution to get fit?<p>The best way is to set goals, write an …

Workouts

Getting unstuck: The myth of work-life balance

Have you ever felt like you were in a rut or experiencing a particularly low point in your life? It’s times like these when we feel down, hopeless …

Work-life Balance

These Are the 25 Highest-Paying Jobs in the U.S. Right Now

For the fourth consecutive year, the technology sector boasted the highest-paying jobs in the U.S., according to an annual report from …

Health Care

Timsort: Fastest sorting algorithm for real world problems.

Timsort was implemented by Tim Peters in 2002, it has been a standard sorting algorithm for Python since Python 2.3. Python's sorted and list.sort …

Programming

Sharks have a new enemy: Magnets

Forget the old "shooting the scuba tank" trick. The next time you need to ward off a shark, try wearing a giant magnet.<p>Researchers at Australia's University of Newcastle have found that attaching magnets to commercial fish traps can successfully ward off sharks and rays, meaning fewer sharks are …

Fish

From laboratory in far west, China's surveillance state spreads quietly

BEIJING (Reuters) - Filip Liu, a 31-year-old software developer from Beijing, was traveling in the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang when he was pulled to one side by police as he got off a bus.<p>The officers took Liu's iPhone, hooked it up to a handheld device that looked like a laptop and told …

China

The Anti-Anxiety Diet: 7 Foods a Harvard Doctor Wants You to Eat

For most of us, the anxiety-diet connection begins and ends with having too much coffee before work and experiencing those uncomfortable, anxious …

Mental Health

Google Tracks Your Location Every Minute Of Your Day, Here’s How To Stop Your Data From Being Collected

Most people believe pausing location services will keep Google from tracking their movement, but that's not enough to stop the data collection.<p>The …

Privacy

10 Lower Body Exercises That Will Save Your Knees

Build strong legs -- without terrible knee pain.<p>Everybody has to squat.<p>The exercise is one of the most basic and functional movement patterns you can do, and it builds total-body muscle and strength like nothing else. But who says you have to do it with a barbell on your back? If you’ve been …

Workouts

How to Lose Fat Without Losing Muscle

Everything you need to know about how to train, what and when you should eat, and the importance of a better night's sleep.<p>When most people talk about trying to lose weight, what they are really trying to do is lose fat.<p>The problem is, that requires <i>not</i> losing muscle—which your body naturally does …

Exercise

Cardiovascular ageing

Nature Reviews Cardiology | Review Article<p>Cardiovascular ageing and the atherosclerotic process begin very early in life and progress over decades of …

Aging

How to become the best version of yourself

A lot of personal development content focuses on things like productivity, health, wealth and happiness. Which is fine, except these goals can …

Nelson Mandela

What long-term cannabis use can do to your brain

Cannabis use is a topic of fervent debate among researchers. As the drug is being legalized in an increasing number of countries, and as its …

The Brain

The AI detectives

As neural nets push into science, researchers probe back<p>Jason Yosinski sits in a small glass box at Uber's San Francisco, California, headquarters, …

Deep Learning

A new report says traces of Monsanto pesticide found in many popular, oat-based breakfast foods

While it’s not printed anywhere on their ingredients list, some of America’s most popular breakfast foods contain pesticides. On Wednesday, the …

Pesticides

Google wants to help your boss spy on you

On August 9, the US Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Google, the company who no longer tells its employees to not be …

Mobile Devices

The Role Geology Played In The Most Famous Last Stand In History

<i>“Earthquake? … No captain, battle formations.”<br>- from the film ’300′ (2006)</i><p>The Thermopylae, the “hot gates” or also “gates of fire,” is a mountain pass at the foot of Mount Kallidromo in modern Greece where legend tells that King Leonidas and 300 of his Spartan warriors fought millions of Persians …

Ancient History

This course uses neuroscience to triple your reading speed

popsci shop<p>Master the science of speed reading and memorization for just $9.<p>In this fast-changing world, it’s vital to acquire new skills. The problem is, learning something new takes precious time. But what if we could speed things up? Become A SuperLearner 2: Speed Reading & Memory is a course …

Video Tutorials