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The Rise of Work-Doping

The drug modafinil was recently found to enhance cognition in healthy people. Should you take it to get a raise?<p>If you could take a pill that will make you better at your job, with few or no negative consequences, would you do it?<p>In a meta-analysis recently published in <i>European</i> …

Medicine

U.K. ‘Emergency’ Surveillance Law Ruled Unlawful By High Court

In a high profile win for civil liberties in the U.K., surveillance legislation rushed through the national parliament in a matter of days last year has today been declared unlawful under European Human Rights law.<p>Two MPs, Tom Watson (Labour) and David Davis (Conservative), along with civil rights …

Surveillance

The 25 Best Abs Exercises

Refresh your workout with these ab exercises<p>Nothing says fit like a washboard stomach. But scoring high-definition abs isn't as easy as cranking out crunch after crunch. To sculpt a stronger, more chiseled core, you need the best ab workout to work the two dozen muscles between your hips and your …

Workouts

Protests highlight troubles of Ethiopian Jews in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Israel secretly airlifted waves of Ethiopian Jews in the 1980s and 1990s, saving them from war and famine in the Horn of Africa, it was celebrated as a triumphant show of unity for the Jewish people.<p>Thirty years after the first large groups of Ethiopians arrived, few in the …

New test can predict cancer up to 13 years before disease develops

People who develop cancer have shorter telomeres, the caps at the end of chromosomes which protect the DNA<p>Genetic changes can predict cancer up to 13 years in the future, according to new research.<p>Harvard and Northwestern University discovered that tiny but significant changes are already happening …

Xbox One getting screenshots with the March system update preview

You'll soon be able to take screenshots on your Xbox One, according to a post on Xbox Wire.<p>"Earlier this month," the post reads, "we added a host of new features and improvements on Xbox One and starting today, members of the Xbox One preview program will get to check out even more new features — …

Xbox

Study Highlights Strengths, Weaknesses of Activity Trackers

Devices tend to measure simple movements like running more accurately than complex ones.<p>A new study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) shows that activity trackers may not be as accurate as some consumers believe, especially when it comes to tracking steps for activities …

Exercise

8 Hidden Facebook Tricks You Need to Know

More than 1 billion people regularly use Facebook, but that doesn’t mean they know all the hidden tricks for using the social media platform. Both …