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Do not avoid gluten unless you have celiac disease, researchers say

Gluten is a protein commonly found in grains such as rye, barley, and wheat. For patients with celiac disease, avoiding gluten is a good idea because …

This Tool Can Help You Disappear from the Internet

Between election bile, fake news, and just plain exhaustion, we may be entering a down cycle for social media. If you’re interested in downsizing …

Spigen Offers Twinning Cord to Keep Apple AirPods Together

When Apple announced its wireless AirPods last week to compensate for the lack of a headphone jack on the iPhone 7, some observers commented on the "inevitability" of misplacing or flat-out losing one of the earbuds, which cost $159 a pair.<p>California-based accessory company Spigen thinks it has a …

How To Think, According To This Winner Of The Brain Prize

MIT's Ed Boyden on thinking, taking notes and rebooting your failures.<p><i>”Synthesize new ideas constantly. Never read passively. Annotate, model, think, and synthesize while you read, even when you’re reading what you conceive to be introductory stuff. That way, you will always aim towards</i> …

Eating habits that are making you less productive at work

We are what we eat. But, what are we eating? That’s the big question. Researches have shown that our eating habits have a big role to play in our …

Want to Raise Wildly Successful Kids? Science Says Do This for Them (but Their Schools Probably Won't)

A 45-year study of 5,000 gifted students reaches some controversial conclusions.<p>This is a story about gifted kids, science--and a big mistake.<p>It starts with a longitudinal study of some the most intelligent young people the United States has ever produced--a study involving more than 5,000 students …

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The NHS has banned cigarettes and should ban meat too – both cause cancer

Patient menus offer a wide selection of meats every day, some of which are in the same carcinogenic category as asbestos, alcohol and arsenic<p>The World Health Organisation ranks bacon, ham and sausages alongside smoking as a cause of cancer, placing processed meats in the same carcinogenic category …

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Scientists solve puzzle of converting gaseous carbon dioxide to fuel

Every year, humans advance climate change and global warming - and quite likely our own eventual extinction - by injecting about 30 billion tonnes of …

The Tragically Hip, the band all of Canada is obsessed with, explained

If you're not Canadian, you may have looked at your Twitter feed this past weekend and wondered, "Wait, what's the Tragically Hip?"<p>On Instagram, you may have seen photos of a sweaty, leaping man in a feathered fedora and a rotating wardrobe of neck scarves and lamé tracksuits, swaying onstage with …

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NASA's Solar Observatory Freaked Out But It's Not Because of the Apocalypse

After more than a week offline, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory—the sun-watching spacecraft responsible for these close-up images of solar flares, …

We Just Used Up All of Earth's Resources For The Year, And It's Only August

August 8 is one for the record books.<p>As of Monday August 8, humans will have officially used up all the resources Earth can regenerate in a year.<p>The …

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3 Aquaponic Farms in Brooklyn Killing It

Aquaponics is an emerging urban farming trend that's ideal for big cities since it's relatively low-maintenance and can be set up just about …

An Astronaut's View: Photos From 6 Months in Space

The sun reflects off of Earth as night approaches, April 5, 2016.<br>Tim Peake—ESA/NASA<p>1 of 17<p>Tim Peake, the European Space Agency's first British …

Space Exploration

Japan’s UltraSmall Houses Photos

In Japanese cities, the average house is 1,075 square feet. That makes sense when you consider that the country has a landmass smaller than Montana but a population that puts it at number 11 worldwide. Creativity abounds despite such constraints, notes Naomi Pollack in Jutaku: Japanese Houses …

Hate your job? NASA wants you to work on Mars - CNN Style

Written by Georgia McCafferty, CNN<p>This story was originally published in February 2016.<p>US space agency NASA has just released a series of retro recruitment posters that advertise potential positions it may one day need filled on Mars.<p>First commissioned in 2009 for an exhibit at the Kennedy Space …

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Bacteria With Synthetic DNA Create Protein Never Found In Nature

For when the usual four nucleotides can’t give you what you want<p>Your DNA, like that of everything else on the planet, is made of four nucleotides: A, C, G, and T. These are like a blueprint that your body reads to produce 20 different amino acids, which combine to make up the proteins that enable …