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Physicists confirm two rare pentaquarks exist

Physicists have confirmed the existence of two rare pentaquark states. The discovery, which took place at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in …

Physics

Fitness levels dive as U.S. kids get older

A new study of American schoolchildren in first through twelfth grades finds fitness levels sharply decline as students get older.<p>Fitness levels …

Physical Education

Lack of education may be as deadly as smoking

A new study offers yet more evidence that higher levels of education are linked to living longer.<p>Researchers looked at data on more than a million …

Public Health

Even Mild Mental Health Problems In Children Can Cause Trouble Later

It's not easy for a child who has had mental health issues to make a successful transition into adulthood. But even children who have symptoms that are mild enough that they wouldn't be diagnosed are more likely to struggle with life as adults, a study finds.<p>Children and teenagers with a …

Mental Health

2 biomarkers that may predict severe heart disease

Insulin resistance affects tens of millions of Americans and is a big risk factor for heart disease. Yet, some people with the condition never …

Medical Research

Humans Aren’t Special: Carl Safina’s 'Beyond Words' Delves Deep Into Animal Minds

Spending hours watching whales, wolves, and elephants in their natural habitats presents wildlife biologists with mountains of data that would quickly overwhelm most animal lovers. But when the time comes to catalog it all, renowned marine ecologist Carl Safina reminds us that the work is far from …

Scientists link DNA variations to major depression for the first time

'The beginning of a trail that can lead us to clarifying the underlying biology of depression'<p>For the first time, researchers have identified two genetic variants that predispose humans to major depressive disorder, according to a study published in <i>Nature</i> today. The finding is specific to Han …

This kind of suspense makes horror movies scary

To find out how horror movies create spine-tingling suspense, researchers measured the electrical activity coming from viewers’ sweat glands.<p>The goal …

Horror

How you use your iPhone could reveal depression

Data from your iPhone can detect depression by tracking the number of minutes you use the device, as well as where you go.<p>The more time you spend …

Depression

How To Make Better Health Predictions From Our Gut Microbes

We all know people who act very differently depending on the company they find themselves in. They can be delightful in some circles, and obnoxious in others. The same principles apply to the microbes in our bodies—our microbiome. They have important roles in digestion, immunity, and health, but …

App Shows You Which Surgeons Are The Most Dangerous

ProPublica's new software allows users to view surgeons' complication rates<p>In 2012, 71-year-old LaVerne Stiles had spinal fusion surgery to repair a small fracture caused by a car accident a few weeks before. When she chose between the three surgeons at her nearby hospital in central Florida, she …

Solar Plane’s Trek Around The World Delayed By Battery Damage

The Swiss explorers say they will be grounded in Hawaii until at least April 2016.<p>The sun-powered plane known as Solar Impulse 2 successfully completed the most dangerous leg of its historic attempt to fly around the world—but not without consequences. The difficult journey overheated the …

How terrorist attacks are being studied to make buildings safer – video

Architecture,September 11 2001,Australia news,Australian universities,World news,Science,Design,New York,US news,Engineering<p>Devastating terrorist attacks which cause structures to collapse are helping researchers come up with safer building plans. The 11 September 2001 attacks on the World Trade …

Smartphone Theft Is An Epidemic, So Secure Yours Now

Don't worry, we'll wait<p>Raise your hand if you've had your smartphone stolen. According to figures assembled by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), the phone theft rate for the year 2013 is estimated to be about 369 per 100,000 individuals--higher in cities. That's a problem that the FCC …

Open access and the direction of travel in scholarly publishing

Recent moves by established journals to make research papers freely available signpost the direction of travel in academic publishing<p>What strange times we live in. As the world wide web has wrapped the globe in an ever-tighter network of connections, it has slowly transformed the look and feel of …

The secret of Google Maps' accuracy revealed

The maps we use to navigate have come a long way in a short time. Since the '90s we've gone from glove boxes stuffed with paper maps to floorboards …

All The Winners Of The 2014 Game Awards

The results of the 2014 Game Awards in Las Vegas are in and I’m pretty happy with the results.<p><i>Far Cry 4</i> won Best Shooter—I gave the game Best Shooter in my own FPS list a couple days ago.<p>Best Family Game went to <i>Mario Kart 8</i>, and while I didn’t rank my best family games, that one was at the top of …

Bloodborne director expands on the game's Chalice Dungeon, character customization

<i>Bloodborne</i> director Hidetaka Miyazaki held an extended gameplay demonstration and question and answer session at PlayStation Experience today, during which he further detailed the game's newly revealed Chalice Dungeon and other game systems.<p>Miyazaki explained that players will generate their own …

You can watch A Night Under No Man’s Sky live from PlayStation Experience right here

It’s almost time for us to get all Carl Sagan on No Man’s Sky.<p>To mark the end of the first day of the PlayStation Experience fan event in Las Vegas, Sony and developer Hello Games are putting on a special event. It’s called “A Night Under No Man’s Sky,” and it will have attendees experiencing the …

Sony studio lets slip news they're making another God of War

The director of <i>God of War II</i> yesterday told a PlayStation Experience panel that Santa Monica Studio is making another God of War game, though the studio appears to have backed away from that statement, at least on Twitter, in the time since.<p>Here's what happened: Cory Barlog, in the God of War …

'Yakuza 5' Will Finally Get A Western Release

After 2 years it looks like we’ll be finally getting a Western release of Yakuza 5 on PS3. This was the last in the current series and brought the main storyline to a close.<p>With main characters like Kazuma Kiryu (shown above), the Yakuza series has stood out in terms of its complex tone. While they …

Zelda Wii U is more of a throwback to the original game than you think

Nintendo knows how to play on your nostalgia.<p>On Friday, the publisher helped bring The Game Awards in Las Vegas to a close with new video from The Legend of Zelda for Wii U that included an Easter egg that is a throwback to the original Zelda. This new is due out next year, which is nearly three …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Jul<p>26<p>Thu<p>featuring Annie LeBlanc, Jet Jurgensmeyer, Caroline Grace, Macy Martin, Sage Charmaine… and a surprise special guest!<p>Rams Head Live!, …

Baltimore

No Man's Sky spoof explains what the game is all about

We got an eyeful of <i>No Man's Sky</i> on Friday at The Game Awards, and yesterday at PlayStation Experience. <i>But what does it all mean?</i> You're thinking. <i>How will I actually play this game?</i> Here is YouTube's Mat Hill to explain. Basically, it means you need to remember where the hell you parked when you …

Ralph Baer, the father of video games, has died at 92

It’s a sad day for video games as Ralph Baer, the “father of video games,” has died at the age of 92.<p>He was a prolific inventor who earned more than 150 patents in his life, but his most famous work was creating a machine known as the Brown Box. It was later released in 1972 as the Magnavox …

This Company Wants To Use Games To Reimagine How Your Child Learns

In the mid-20th century, Linus Pauling was one of the world’s most celebrated scientists. His discovery of the structure of hemoglobin and other biological molecules created an entirely new field of science and, when he focused his ample talents on deciphering the structure of DNA, no one doubted …

PS4 Anniversary Edition pre-order sells for more than $15,000, listings flood eBay

Someone paid $15,100 over the weekend on eBay for the promise of a PlayStation 4 Anniversary Edition.<p>Three hundred and fifty other listings for the special edition console are listed on eBay as of this morning at auction prices currently ranging from 99 cents to $19,990.00. There was also a …