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The Russia Investigations: G-Men And 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.; Ex-Spy Steele: It's Real

<i>Last week in the Russia Investigations:</i> <i>The feds sitting down with White House aides. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stays the course. And will DOJ special counsel Robert Mueller give a "toothless" old law new fangs?</i><p><b>Knock, knock: It's the feds</b><p>White House officials are expecting some unusual guests …

Single brain cells reveal genes controlling formation, development - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

DOWNLOAD IMAGES: https://uwmadison.box.com/stem-cell-neurons<p>MADISON, Wis. — In one of the first studies to ‘read’ the genetic activity inside …

High expression of short gene appears to contribute to destructive eye pressures in glaucoma - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Scientists have found a variation of the miR-182 gene in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma that results in this overexpression, said Dr. …

Brain study confirms gene mutation link to psychiatric disorders - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Brain scans have revealed how a genetic mutation linked to major psychiatric disorders affects the structure, function and chemistry of the brain.<p>The …

The 22 stupidest things that happened on the internet in 2015

22. This secretive announcement<p>Source: Imgur<p>21. This person who definitely isn’t Johnny Depp<p>Source: Imgur<p>20. This person who litter alley can’t even …

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher have just donated $1 million to charity in Syria

Sacha Baron Cohen and wife Isla Fisher Source: AP/Press Association Images<p>COMEDIAN SACHA BARON Cohen and his wife Isla Fisher have donated $1 million …

Incoming: There's another big storm on the way

The wind picture off Ireland this morning.<p>Image: Earth Wind Map<p>The wind picture off Ireland this morning.<p>Image: Earth Wind Map<p>ANOTHER WINTER STORM is …

Large Hadron Collider sees tantalising hints of a new particle that could revolutionise physics

Researchers working on the LHC have been struggling to find new particles lately. But the latest results suggest things may be about to change.<p>At the …

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

47 Words of Wisdom to Inspire Your Creative Heart

This week’s post is a hefty dose of inspiration for creatives. I organized these quotes in a specific way so they read more like an essay on …

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

This year experts from Elon Musk to Stephen Hawking warned about the havoc robots could cause the economy and humanity. How do we ensure machines are friends rather than foes?<p>Ever since IBM’s Deep Blue defeated then world chess champion Garry Kasparov in a six-game contest in May 1997, humanity has …

Artificial Intelligence

Holograms, wormholes & parallel worlds: Best theories about the universe in 2015

What is the universe? Is it a massive wormhole? Are we living in just one of many universes? Is everything actually just a 2D hologram? No one really …

Micro Porcupines to Snow Leopards: WCS's Favorite Wildlife Photos of 2015

<i>Stephen Sautner is WCS executive director of communications; Max Pulsinelli is director of communications for WCS's zoos and aquarium; Julie Larsen</i> …

The top 6 mobile security threats for 2016

As we fast approach 2016, my security team and I have been compiling a forecast of mobile security trends and vulnerabilities that concern us most. My goal in outlining these threats is not to raise alarm or panic, but to paint a picture of the gravest security concerns we face in the coming year, …

Anyone taking Social Security for the first time in 2016 needs to know these things

<b>How to apply for Social Security benefits</b> <br>You can file an application for Social Security retirement benefits once you reach the age of 61 years and nine months. The Social Security Administration recommends that you apply three months before you want your benefits to start in order to provide …

Retirement

Chicago police 'accidentally kill' mother of five

<b>A Chicago police officer "accidentally struck and tragically killed" a mother of five after responding to a domestic disturbance, department officials say.</b><p>Bettie Jones, 55, was killed along with her neighbour, 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier, who was the reason for the police call-out early on …

A year of reckoning: Police fatally shoot nearly 1,000

Published on December 26, 2015<p>Nearly a thousand times this year, an American police officer has shot and killed a civilian.<p>When the people hired to protect their communities end up killing someone, they can be called heroes or criminals — a judgment that has never come more quickly or searingly …

13 of the best best science books of 2015

To help sort through 2015's books, the <i>Science News</i> staff offers its must-read picks, many of which have been previously reviewed in the magazine.<p>Read those reviews at the links below or in our Editor's Pick: Favorite books of 2015.

Cyber-attacks against businesses ‘doubled in 2015’

The number of attacks by cyber-criminals against businesses doubled in 2015, research by Kaspersky Lab has revealed.<p>The research found that, in 2015, some 58% of corporate PCs were hit with at least one attempted malware infection, which represents an increase of three percentage points on …

20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

Notable Lives Lost in 2015: Pictures

The corporate takeover of the Red Cross: How a former AT&T exec gutted America’s most recognizable charity

Gail McGovern pledged to revitalize a flailing organization. As staffers can attest, it hasn’t worked out that way<p>When Gail McGovern was picked to head the American Red Cross in 2008, the organization was reeling. Her predecessor had been fired after impregnating a subordinate. The charity was …

Exercise Can Boost Your 'Visual' Brainpower, And Here's How

A workout keeps not only your body flexible, but also your brain.<p>Scientists have long known that going hard in the gym benefits the brain as much as it does brawn, from improving long-term memory to enhancing the amount of your brain's gray matter.<p>Now, a new small study that was published in the …

5 science-backed habits that lead to long-term happiness, regardless of your genes and upbringing

But when researchers actually <i>study</i> happiness, they find some surprising quirks.<p>For example, you might suppose that great news like winning the lottery, dropping 20 pounds, or getting a new job would make you happy.<p>And it does — briefly. But it's only a spike.<p>(If that <i>sentence</i> makes you less happy, …

Laziness and lack of sleep can shorten your life, especially when combined, study says

You already know that smoking is bad for you and that drinking too much alcohol may shorten your life. Now a new study says that spending too much time in a chair and depriving yourself of necessary sleep should join a short list of behaviors known to increase your risk of premature death.<p>Sedentary …