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Humans Made Chickens Look Ridiculous. Really Ridiculous

With dogs and cats stealing all the attention, it’s important to remember humanity has bred all kinds of critters into all kinds of shapes and sizes. …

Weight at Age 50 Connected to When a Person Gets Alzheimer’s

Middle-aged Americans have one more reason to keep an eye on the scale as they age: research shows that people who are overweight when they are 50 …

Dementia

New Human Prion Disease Identified

<b>Multiple System Atrophy is described as first new human prion disease identified in 50 years.</b><p>Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), a neurodegenerative …

New Orleans Cuisine’s Surprising New Flavors

NEW ORLEANS—It’s just after 4 p.m. on a Friday at Dong Phuong Restaurant and Bakery, and Kevin Tran—a jovial 25-year-old who is heir apparent to the …

The $1 Pocket Microscope

The super-cheap Foldscope carries on a centuries-long tradition of simple, curiosity-enabling microscopes.<p>It took about six months for the jungle to kill Aaron Pomerantz’s microscope.<p>Pomerantz, an entomologist working with Rainforest Expeditions, had been doing fieldwork in the remote Tambopata …

Microscopy

Why I Stopped Taking Birth Control Pills

I only wish I had stopped sooner.<p>I've had migraines since I was a teenager. They're all a little different: dehydration, eyestrain, caffeine deprivation, the ushering in of my menstrual cycle — each has its own flavor of pain, annoying but predictable.<p>Until earlier this year. I was in my apartment …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Public Health

3 Outdoor Workouts That Are Better Than Running | Men's Health

“You can get a dynamic workout that pushes your limits of strength and stamina through simple bodyweight movements,” says Gideon Akande, winner of <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer, who regularly teaches outdoor bootcamps in Chicago.<p>It’s all about the workout design.<p>Use these 3 no-equipment routines to …

Low Empathy Associated with Borderline Personality Disorder

New research suggests an explanation for the relationship difficulties experienced by people with borderline personality disorder.<p>Investigators from …

Psychology

Sleep shortage increases susceptibility to catching cold - study

Tests on men and women reveal those who sleep six hours or less a night are more than four times as likely to contract virus as those resting for seven or more hours<p>People who get too little sleep are more likely to catch a cold, according to US scientists who suspect that a good night’s sleep is …

Sleep

Are we addicted to technology?

<b>Just five minutes after meeting sleep and energy expert Dr Nerina Ramlakhan in her central London clinic, she delivers some bad news.</b><p>"You've got the classic pattern of someone who's in a fatigue cycle," she says.<p>"You're running on survival energy. Your sympathetic nervous system is in overdrive. I …

Pseudo-science

Children May Not Actually 'Grow Out' Of ADHD After All

There's a common myth that most children or adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder grow out of the condition as they get older.<p>A new study suggests that it's not that simple.<p>A University of Cambridge study, published Wednesday in the journal European Child Adolescent Psychiatry<i>,</i> …

Autism

10 Best National Parks to Visit in Fall

Travel<p>10 Best National Parks to Visit in Fall (PHOTOS)<p>By Stephanie Valera<p>September 23 2016 04:00 PM EDT<p>weather.com<p>Summer may be the most popular …

Hopping Through Time With Ursula K. Le Guin

In a 1966 novel, Ursula K. Le Guin wrote about a little device -- about the size of a lunchbox -- that allows its owner to communicate across land masses, even planets, in a flash. Though the ansible isn't currently a reality, we're constantly working to improve the speed with which we can deliver …

Books

Why We Can't Clone Dinosaurs But Might Clone Mammoths

One of this summer’s biggest hits was the movie <i>Jurassic World</i>, which earned a record $209 million on its opening weekend back in June. It’s so popular that it’s still showing in theaters now, more than two months later.<p>Like its predecessors, the fourth movie in the <i>Jurassic Park</i> series features a …

Dinosaurs

corn chowder salad

We’ve rented a house at the beach this week, but we haven’t seen it because why would you leave your house if it had a pool like this in the …

Blue Cheese

Cutie & The Beast: Girl And Doberman Do Everything Together From Sleeping To Bathing

This cutie and her beast are the adorable three-year-old Siena and “Buddha,” her two-year-old Doberman. The unusual couple have been gaining …

Pets

Living Small: The Psychology of Tiny Houses

Tiny houses can make big dreams come true. For an extremely small but growing segment of the population, the diminutive dwellings are making home …

Global warming: Sea levels are rising rapidly.

Do you think global warming is something that only affects us sometime in the future, decades or centuries from now?<p>Phil Plait writes <b>Slate</b>’s Bad …

Global Warming

A Girl Got A Clever Tattoo To Get The Conversation Going About Depression

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What the animal world would look like if humans never existed

If humans never existed, lions, saber–tooth tigers, 330–pound beavers and house-sized armadillos would be walking around Texas right now. A new study from researchers at Aarhus University demonstrates what the world would look like for mammals if the most destructive super predator of them all —</i> …

Anthropology

Relax, Turn Off Your Phone, and Go to Sleep

As a child, I was a terrible sleeper. My parents would often find me awake at 3 AM with a flashlight under the covers reading a Hardy Boy, Nancy Drew, or Tom Swift book. When I was 9-years-old, my pediatrician prescribed an awful tasting medicine to be taken at night, mixed with pineapple juice to …

Sleep

This Is What Happens When You Eat 40 Teaspoons Of Sugar A Day

By Amy Marturana for <b>Well+GOOD</b><p>Maybe the biggest recent revolution in the nutrition world has been the shift from thinking of fat as public enemy number one, to recognizing that sugar is the real culprit -- implicated in everything from chronic inflammation to high cholesterol.<p>But knowing that …

Diabetes

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Hair Gods<p>Becks gets a fade, Tyler the Creator goes leopard, and more.<p>By Megan Gustashaw2 days agoView More<p>Sneakers<p>And they're already sold out on …

How Healthy Is Too Healthy?

In case you hadn't noticed, the world has gone kale mad. There's a rumor that cauliflower will be the new kid on the superblock, but I am not sure how well that will work at the juice bar. Steam it, mash it, roast it, yes! But drink it? Er, no thank you. Kale on the other hand, is a juicing staple. …

Nutrition

Mom With Cancer Is Finding Homes for Her 2 Kids After Their Dad Died of ALS

Clare Coulston is mourning her husband and making preemptive arrangements for their two children.<p>Three years after his wife Clare was diagnosed with a rare form of esophageal cancer in 2009, Paul Coulston felt a pain in his leg he didn't think twice about. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with motor …

Murder trial sends message to doctors: 'Don't get reckless,' medical expert says

The prosecutor projected a picture of a young man on a screen next to a copy of a Xanax prescription signed by Dr. Hsiu-Ying "Lisa" Tseng.<p>"He overdosed and died," Deputy Dist. Atty. John Niedermann said loudly to the jurors.<p>Then he put up a picture of another man and prescription, and another and …

Melbourne school uses neuroscience to boost grades and improve wellbeing of students

A Melbourne school is using an Australian-first approach based on neuroscience to revolutionise its learning and boost its students' …

Self-improvement

COTSBot: New robot aims to terminate crown-of-thorns starfish destroying Great Barrier Reef

Queensland researchers are close to completing work on an autonomous robot that will cruise the Great Barrier Reef and inject the destructive …

Great Barrier Reef