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Can't hear in noisy places? It's a real medical condition

Many people have trouble understanding conversations in noisy situations. Scientists are beginning to understand why.<p>The problem is sometimes called “hidden hearing loss”: Standard hearing tests don’t measure it, and sufferers are often told their hearing is normal. But the distress they feel …

Researchers find 'miracle cure' for baldness

A cure for baldness could be on the horizon after a new drug was found to restore hair growth in around four months.<p>The breakthrough offers hope to millions, specifically those people diagnosed with alopecia.<p>The autoimmune disease causes patchy and, in some cases, total hair loss.<br>But scientists …

Man made hoax airport bomb threat because he was 'late for his flight'

A Canadian man who phoned an airport with a hoax bomb threat in order to delay his flight has been sentenced to a year in jail.<p>Michael Howells was running late for his WestJet flight from Kelowna Airport in British Columbia, so he phoned the police to say a plane at the airport had been rigged with …

7 Surprising Facts About Creativity, According To Science

The brain’s creative circuitry holds some unexpected secrets that scientists are only just beginning to understand.<p>Daydreaming. Horsing around. Aimless wandering. A sudden, traumatic loss. So many things that seem to conjure an automatic, negative connotation can actually have an …

You Know Those People Who Pace While on the Phone? Science Says They Have It Right, After All

Seeing someone else pace while on the phone at work might drive you bonkers, but research indicates that scurrying around during calls is actually completely natural.<p>With cell phones erasing the need for employees to stay tethered to a single location, it's more tempting than ever to pace around …

The science behind Pavlov's famous dog experiment

From choosing coffee or tea to caffeinate yourself in the morning to how you plan to unwind after the day’s end, we make decisions of varying degrees of importance every day.<p>Yet for such a routine activity, scientists know little about what’s going on at a chemical level as we make these …

Neuroscience

Differences aside, Supreme Court unites Trump, Senate GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Differences aside, Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are strongly united on one issue — ideological balance on the Supreme …

New Hampshire

Wikileaks is carelessly publishing sensitive data about citizens

Global transparency organization Wikileaks says that its primary objective is to publish incriminating documents that expose crimes like corruption and the invasion of people’s privacy. Unfortunately, the group’s callousness in its attempts to achieve its goals may be putting the lives of innocent …

Democratic National Convention

Josh Brown Case Proves That the NFL Learned All the Wrong Lessons from Ray Rice

Imagine that you are a top executive in a major industry that also happens to be a cultural institution—you are a Roger Goodell type, in other words—and you want to address domestic violence in the most ineffective, superficial and counterproductive way possible.<p>We will address why on Earth anyone …

Full list of new features in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Microsoft is set to release the Windows 10 Anniversary Update sometime soon today. The update brings several new features to Windows 10, as well as a …

Science says these 13 tricks will make you a better sleeper

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

Sleep

How to Install a Solar System and Not Get Burned

Maybe you’ve seen ads for solar deals or you’ve seen solar panels pop up on rooftops around the neighborhood. You may be wondering, is a solar system …

A look at Samsung's new water-resistant Gear Fit2 with 4GB internal storage

Samsung’s ambition with the Gear Fit2 is a fitness wearable that can stand on its own.<p>4GB internal storage for music means you can leave your phone …

Google adds quick and useful home screen shortcuts to Now on Tap

Android's underused assistant gets an upgrade<p>Google's Now on Tap feature may have been eclipsed by its more recent artificial intelligence efforts, but the company continues to test new add-ons and tweaks to make it more useful. Now, users with the 6.0 beta version of the official Google app can …

Part microbe, part machine: Bionic leaf sucks up carbon dioxide as it makes liquid fuel

A team of scientists at Harvard University says it has come up with a bionic leaf — a system that could use solar power and hydrogen-eating bacteria to generate liquid fuel. The findings, described in the journal Science, offer an alternative path to making carbon-neutral solar fuels.<p>Part microbe …

Carbon Dioxide

Energy’s Bright New Future: Think Small

<i>Dynamic. Open. Fast. Innovative.</i> These are not words we typically associate with the energy industry. But amid the noisy debate between climate …

Why Can't We Fire Electrons Across Space For Wireless Power?

<i>My understanding of how old tube-type televisions worked is that a “gun” at the back of the tube – the cathode – fired electrons at the screen. So, my question is, if it is possible to “fire electrons” through space, why is it not easy to transmit electrical power wirelessly?</i><p>Your understanding of …

Here’s how to use the Edge screen on Galaxy S7 Edge

For the past few years, since the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung has built special versions of its flagship phones with an ‘Edge’ screen. Initially, with the Galaxy Note Edge, the single, large curved secondary display was mostly there to show off what Samsung could build rather than being particularly …

Apps

How Great Leaders Keep Top Performers Happy and Productive

A disengaged work force can destroy a company's value. Invest in the difference makers, and you will see a remarkable ROI.<p>When asked what their company's No. 1 asset is, smart leaders will answer that it's their employees. Yet a whopping 50 percent of employees who leave a company do so because of …

NASA Study Solves Two Mysteries About Wobbling Earth

Using satellite data on how water moves around Earth, NASA scientists have solved two mysteries about wobbles in the planet's rotation -- one new and …

Earth Science

THE DRIFTERS: Why the Supreme Court makes justices more liberal

<i>Editor's note: This story first appeared in Boston Review. At the time of original publication, Antonin Scalia was still alive. Scalia died this year.</i><p>When Justices William Rehnquist and Sandra Day O'Connor left the bench last year, conservatives were in an anxious mood: though pleased at the …

Sweet drug clears cholesterol, reverses heart disease—and was found by parents

Here’s how parents of kids with rare disease found what may be blockbuster drug.<p>Two parents’ quest to save their twin daughters’ lives from a rare, …