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The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

FOX 5 DC

FOX 5 DC is your source for local news, weather, and sports in the Washington, DC region. We cover the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. …

15 Genius Ways You've Never Thought To Decorate With Books

Why relegate books to a few storage shelves when there are so many unexpected ways to incorporate them into your home design?<p><b>1.</b> Build a dreamy archway out of similarly-colored books to create a dramatic structure that can be used to decorate special events, or as a statement piece inside your home …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

Clean-Eating Recipes That Will Get You Through January

The word <i>detox</i> tends to bring to mind scary-intense juice cleanses or a gluten-dairy-meat-grain-sugar-caffeine-free diet that will make you run away …

Healthy Eating

American Health Worker Exposed to Ebola Overseas Arrives in Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. — An American health care worker who experienced high-risk exposure to the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone has arrived at a Nebraska hospital for observation.<p>The patient landed in Omaha Sunday afternoon. Paramedics wearing full-body protective gear drove the patient to the …

Disease

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

Most cancer types 'just bad luck'

<b>Most types of cancer can be put down to bad luck rather than risk factors such as smoking, a study has suggested.</b><p>A US team were trying to explain why some tissues were millions of times more vulnerable to cancer than others.<p>The results, in the journal Science, showed two thirds of the cancer types …

Cancer

Real-world doctors fact-check Dr. Oz, and the results aren't pretty

What do real-world doctors have to say about the advice dispensed on “The Dr. Oz Show”? Less than one-third of it can be backed up by even modest medical evidence.<p>If that sounds alarming, consider this: Nearly 4 in 10 of the assertions made on the hit show appear to be made on the basis of no …

The best science books of 2014: chemistry, physics, maths

Today, I share a list of what I consider to be the best popular physical sciences books of the year, hoping that you’ll find lots of interesting and unusual ideas for all the maths-astro-physics-chemistry buffs on your holiday gift-giving list!<p>Today, I continue my series of “best of 2014” books …

New Windows 7 Patch Is Badware, Disables Graphics Driver Updates And Windows Defender

*<i>Due to some valid complaints regarding my usage of the term “Malware,” I’ve updated the headline with a more accurate description of the Windows Update: “Badware,” which is unintentionally harmful software.</i><p>If you have Windows 7 set to automatically update every Tuesday, it may be time to …

11 Bathroom DIYs That Take One Hour or Less

Have a spare hour and a boring bathroom? These 11 quick DIYs will fill the time—and your space.<p>Want to spruce up your bathroom, but don't have the time for elaborate projects (or budget for the renovation you've always dreamed of?) Don't worry. Tackling a DIY project may seem like a huge endeavor, …

10 Green Smoothies That Actually Taste Good

Green juice always sounds good in theory — until you throw it out after three sips because it tastes like lawn. But green juice really can be good if you make it right. Try one of these ten recipes and you'll be downing one daily.<p><b>1. Debloating Smoothie</b><p>Perfect for the morning after a night out, this …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Android Phone Could Do

Whether you're rocking the latest Android device from Samsung, HTC, or LG, these tips will help you get the most out of your phone or tablet. RELATED: 10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do<p><b>1. Send That Unwanted Call Straight to Voicemail</b>We've all got a few people we'd rather not talk to. …

Birds detect approaching storm from 900km away

Infrasound may have alerted warblers to the massive storm, prompting them to fly more than a thousand kilometres to avoid it<p>A group of songbirds may have avoided a devastating storm by fleeing their US breeding grounds after detecting telltale infrasound waves.<p>Researchers noticed the behaviour …

Sky News - First For Breaking News From The UK And Around The World

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>The 14th most capped England player of all time dies in hospital following a …

Buckingham Palace

Ebola death toll reaches 7,373, over 19,000 infections | DW | 20.12.2014

Almost seven thousand four hundred people have fallen prey to the deadly Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the three countries that …

Disease

8 Ways You Can See Einstein's Theory of Relativity in Real Life

Photo Credit: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty<p>Slide 1 of 15<p>Profound implications<p>Relativity is one of the most famous scientific theories of the 20th …

5 more apps that make you say 'Wow!'

There are approximately 1.3 million apps available for our smartphones and tablets. Many are simply a bad idea. Most are average in use or scope. Fortunately, some very innovative developers have changed the way we used to do things for the better. Here are five mind-boggling apps that I know …

This nifty Japanese umbrella can stand on its own

There are lots of reasons not to like rainy days, but umbrellas have to be near the top of the list. They constantly break and they're awfully unwieldy. Japanese designer Oki Sato is doing his part to improve the humble umbrella, though — his Stay-brella won't fall down when you lean it on the …

Nurse who fought Ebola quarantine moving out of Maine: report

A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa and publicly fought quarantine orders in New Jersey and Maine after returning to the United States last month has decided to move away from her home state, a newspaper in Maine reported.<p>Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur, plan to leave Maine …

Scientists Achieve Direct Brain-To-Brain Communication Between Humans

Telepathy is the stuff of science fiction. But what if the dystopian futurists were on to something? What if our brains could directly interact with each other, bypassing the need for language? The idea isn't quite so far fetched, according to a recent University of Washington study in which …

Researchers discover new genus of giant tortoise

Titanochelon was 2 metres long and roamed the ‘streets of Madrid’ between 20m and 2m years ago, study finds<p>These days it is dominated by shops and throngs of people. But millions of years ago, Madrid’s Gran Via belonged to herds of 2-metre-long tortoises.<p>That’s the conclusion of a study published …

Why Thousands Of People Are Willing To Die On Mars

More than 200,000 aspiring space explorers volunteered for a one-way trip to Mars. Are they insane?<p><i>Editor's note: Mars One recently narrowed its pool of candidates to 100 people--many of whom we featured in the November 2014 issue (part of which exists here). We've reposted this story for your</i> …

European Space Agency

The 5 Most Important Things That Happened at the CMA Awards

So Who Actually Killed Osama Bin Laden?

Three and a half years after American bullets felled Osama bin Laden, controversy has been reignited over who actually pulled the trigger that …

Osama Bin Laden

Life’s origins more likely in a closer encounter

Sending the Rosetta spacecraft 310m miles to approach and possibly land on comet 67P (On a mission to discover the origins of life, 3 November) is an impressive feat of engineering but unlikely to shed light on the origin of life. In 1969 the Murchison meteorite landed in Australia and contained …

20 Best Ceiling Ideas And Decorations For A Beautiful Room

With the right paint, fabric, or decorative plaster, the ceiling can make a striking statement.<p>Too often, the "fifth" wall is forgotten, but even a little attention overhead can characterize the entire space. Read on to see how.

Interior Design