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7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting | Inc.com

Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a variety of disciplines.<p>Websites like Coursera and edX have leveled the playing field, allowing curious students from around the world to explore …

Education

What elephants can teach scientists about fighting cancer in humans

You've heard that elephants never forget, but did you know they almost never get<p>cancereither?<p>It turns out just 4.8% of known elephant deaths are related to cancer. For humans, cancer-related deaths are between 11% and 25%, scientists say.<p>The low cancer rate among elephants is particularly …

Trust in the media may hinge on your hometown - Futurity

Whether or not we trust the media is as much a product of where we come from as our politics, according to new research in Japan.

To Your Brain, A Runner’s High Looks A Lot Like Smoking Weed

Endorphins have nothing to do with it<p>Intense exercise may not feel good to those unaccustomed to it, but does have at least one great perk: a runner’s high, a feeling of relaxed euphoria, which sets in at the end of long bouts of activity. Scientists recently discovered that this happens because …

Neuroscience

Elderly falls may be caused by infections not mental decline

Family members and care providers should not rush to judgment and think falls are a sign of fraility and mental decline<p>A fall at home is often the final decider for family members when considering whether their elderly relatives should go into care.<p>But a new study has shown that nearly half of …

Laid Pretty: Five Bird Eggs That Are Beautiful Even Without Dye

Decorated by nature<p>Easter is almost here, and with it, the annual crafting ritual of dyeing, coloring, painting, and otherwise bedazzling eggs with all kinds of designs.<p>Nature also has plenty of beautifully weird egg designs, many with the express purpose of camouflaging the egg from predators. But …

Birds

The limitations and perils of scientific studies

A staple in college psychology courses is the story of polio and "spongy tar." It seems that decades ago, researchers noticed that there were higher polio rates during times when tar was spongier in children's playgrounds. Based on that, they mistakenly concluded that spongy tar causes polio and …

Lyme Disease Treatment Would Prevent Infection, Researchers Say

Researchers working to develop a way to prevent Lyme disease say they’ve had promising results with an unusual approach that stimulates the immune system to ward off infection.<p>They’ve developed a lab-engineered antibody that they say could protect against Lyme for a whole season. Tests in mice show …

Disease

The Real Relationship Between Work, Wealth, and Happiness | Inc.com

Money doesn't have all that much to do with happiness, and getting paid more doesn't always increase satisfaction. Those aren't exactly novel insights, but they're ones the 50 or so well-heeled professionals assembled at the Invention Hub on San Francisco Wednesday night probably weren't expecting …

Happiness

Brain's Response to Other People's Good News Depends on Empathy

<b>The way our brain responds to others’ good fortune is linked to how empathetic people report themselves to be, according to new UCL-led research.</b><p>The …

Parents Give Son Hilarious Letter Of Resignation For His 20th Birthday: 'Enjoy Your Life As An Adult'

Most people get a cake and a couple of presents from their parents on their birthday.<p>But when Japanese student Yuma Hasegawa turned 20 recently, his …

Incredibly rare male mustached kingfisher photographed for first time by scientist - who promptly kills it

A scientist has defended killing an incredibly rare and beautiful bird - shortly after capturing the first ever photograph of the male of its species …

Here's the Physics Behind That Insane Chinese Traffic Jam

A few days ago, a drone captured this eye-popping video of the world’s worst traffic jam on the G4 Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway. Blame foggy …

5 Cheap Travel Gadgets You Need in Your Carry-On

<i>By Kristen Mitchell for the CheapTickets Travel Blog</i><p>When you're prepping for a flight there's a few things you always know to bring: a few magazines or a book to keep you busy, headphones to listen to music or drown out any annoying neighbors and a phone charger. These are crucial, but there is so …

Holiday plane tickets: When's the best time to buy? | CNN Travel

Travel

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

Engines

Mother jailed after son drowned as she checked Facebook

Claire Barnett sentenced to five years in prison as judge blames her ‘bad parenting’ for garden pond death<p>A woman has been jailed for five years for child cruelty after her two-year-old son drowned while she was checking Facebook on her phone.<p>Joshua Barnett died on 17 March last year after falling …

Crime

Bad Habits That Give You Belly Fat

We develop habits because they save us time and energy (you don’t have to think about whether to make coffee in the morning, you just do it), and …

Nutrition

A Long-Distance Relationship Might Be Better For You — & Your Sex Life

Let's get the obvious platitude out of the way — yes, absence makes the heart grow fonder. We're saying that not just to make our mom happy, but …

Relationship Warning: How to Lose Your Partner by Being 'Too Perfect'

I just got off a call with a former client, Ashley, and I'm still smiling. She called to share her great news. Ashley got engaged over the weekend and is beaming with joy! I'm smiling because I know she has come a long way.<p>I met a different Ashley a few years ago. She was a heartbroken 30-year-old …

Memory loss breakthrough: New implant can reverse Alzheimer's damage

GETTYScientists have developed a high-tech implant they hope will help brains damaged by Alzheimer's<p>Scientists have developed an electronic implant …

Dementia

Christianity is dying out? Don't count on it

<b>Recent predictions (and perhaps hopes) about Christianity's demise in the West have been greatly exaggerated. But to the extent that the faith does</b> …

Weight Loss Tips from Health Food Experts

Staying fit and losing weight when you’re crazy busy can seem like fitting a square peg in a round hole.<p>But the good news is, it can be done! But …

Fitness

NASA Releases 8,400 High-Quality Images of Past Moon Missions on Flickr

One small step for man, one giant catalog of images for mankind.<p>A lot has happened regarding the topic of space in the last two weeks: from the discovery of liquid water on the surface of Mars to the release of Ridley Scott’s survival flick <i>The Martian</i>. Now, to keep the momentum up, NASA announced …

Space Science

The real reason most Americans don't save enough money for retirement

Aesop would have had a straightforward explanation for why some people just can't manage to save up for retirement: Some people are born ants—industrious and in possession of great willpower—while others are grasshoppers, living only for today.<p>Millennia later, sorting workers into …

Why Don't Scientists Believe In God? - Religion - Nigeria

<b>osamaBUSH</b>:<br>Science is all about making sense of things and frankly most things in religion don't make any sense unless ofcourse you put up against …

Women in Leadership: The Only Thing That Matters is What the Bible Says

When it comes to the issue of women in leadership, I often hear that the only thing that matters is what the Bible says. I completely agree.<p><b>What does the Bible say about women in leadership?</b><p>To answer this question, people usually jump to the passages that they read as limiting the roles of women. …

10 Ways Right-Wing Christians Are Destroying Christianity

I've written about how millennials are leaving organized religion and its associated anti-LGBT animus in droves. As a result, the only religions holding on to membership (barely) are ones with super-high birth rates and very conservative views. In the process, conservative faiths are becoming …