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How to train your brain to meet your weight loss goals in 2018

To many, January 1st is the start of a familiar cycle. The initial few weeks of the year, you’re a paragon of health. You make it to the gym four times a week and stick to your diet plan. But then, Valentine’s Day rolls around, and you give into the office candy jar—three times in one day. Then in …

Weight Loss

This could kill off cities as we know them

THE city is forever, right? Wrong. A trend is growing and it could have serious consequences on the value of your house.

Chin-chin: US company toasts anti-fat drug to make double chins history

There may soon be a way to get rid of an undesirable double chin, without going under the knife.<p>ATX-101, an experimental drug made by the California-based Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, is designed to be injected into the fat under the chin in a series of treatments spaced a month apart. The drug is a …

FDA

Astronomers Catch Mysterious Radio Blast From the Distant Universe

Coming from far beyond the galaxy, an extremely energetic blast of radio waves has been snared by astronomers lying in wait. Lasting for just a few thousandths of a second, the burst is the first of an enigmatic class of objects to be observed in real-time, astronomers report today in the <i>Monthly</i> …

Scientists Figure Out How To Unboil Eggs

Next step: Unscrambling<p>It has often been said that you can't unscramble an egg. But you might be able to unboil one.<p>When you boil an egg, the heat causes the proteins inside the egg white to tangle and clump together, solidifying it. New research published in <i>ChemBioChem</i> by scientists at UC Irvine …

This Entrepreneur Quit His Day Job To Make A Little Rubber Thing For Your Headphones

A cursory search under “headphone management” will bring up virtually hundreds of products. Spoolee’s novel contribution to the category is a twig adrift in an ocean of competition. This seems like a small and unusual product for us to cover but there are three things that make this product stand …

Bali Nine: Alan Jones, Asher Keddie and Wendy Whiteley back mercy video plea

Alan Jones, Asher Keddie, David Wenham and Wendy Whiteley are among dozens of high-profile Australians lining up to say “I stand for mercy” in a video plea for clemency for the Bali Nine condemned drug smugglers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.<p>The video was put together by artist Ben Quilty for …

Asia

NT Labor president Matthew Gardiner allegedly gone to fight Isis in Syria

AFP investigating circumstances surrounding Gardiner leaving the country, with reports his intention is to fight with Kurdish forces against Islamic State in Syria<p>The head of the Northern Territory branch of the Labor party has allegedly left Australia with the intention of fighting with Kurdish …

Middle East

When you wish upon a star: nuclear fusion and the promise of a brighter tomorrow

The countryside of Saint-Paul-lez-Durance in Provence is a serene terrain of thickly wooded hills. On chilly January mornings, the air becomes thick with mist and the sky glows red as the sun pokes up above the horizon at dawn. By mid-morning, that haze is usually gone, leaving behind a bright blue …

Nuclear Energy

GOOGLE CHAIRMAN: ‘The Internet Will Disappear’

"I will answer very simply that the internet will disappear," Schmidt replied.<p>"There will be so many IP addresses … so many devices, sensors, things that you are wearing, things that you are interacting with that you won't even sense it. It will be part of your presence all the time. Imagine you …

Tony Abbott, President of the USA of Australia: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Late Night Television