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4 Things Men Are Really Doing When They 'Play Devil's Advocate' Against Feminism

<b>You withhold trust in our ability to rationalize because you assume that our points of view are influenced by our experiences – as if your</b> …

The difference between these lungs isn't pretty, but the message is clear.

I'm not into telling people what they should or shouldn't do.<p>Some of my friends smoke, they have their reasons, and I'm not judging. But they also …

Cancer

A Letter to the Baby Nurses

Right now, there is a baby nurse who is searching online and deep inside for an answer. There is a brand new member of the profession who is questioning her calling. There is a newly-minted graduate who wonders how school seemed to teach her everything and nothing all at the same time. There is a …

Parenting

A 'huge milestone': approval of cancer-hunting virus signals new treatment era

Imlygic programs viruses to attack only cancer cells and gives patients more humane options – potentially ‘a complete change in the game’ in treatment<p>A new cancer treatment strategy is on the horizon that experts say could be a game-changer and spare patients the extreme side effects of existing …

Immune System

"Nature in Black and White" Story and Pictures

Story ?<p>Nature in Black and White<p>Published <b>May 6, 2014</b> | View the Assignment | Features Photos From <b>24 Contributors</b><p><b>24 photos</b> selected by<p><i>National Geographic Photographer</i><p>View Slideshow<p>With a final tally of over 21,000 submissions, I think it's safe to say that nature photography in black and white is …

Meet 12 Badass Scientists…Who Also Happen to be Women

What do you see when you picture a scientist? Is it a white man in a lab coat? This portrait will smash that stereotype to bits.<p>Everywhere you look, …

Black Holes

The 54 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time

There is no “best” romantic comedy. Something is funny when someone laughs, or romantic when their heart swells, for better or for worse, and we have no right to say why one of these should top another. Your uncle, or cube-mate might say, “That’s stupid. <i>Breakfast at Tiffany’s</i> is obviously the best …

Bill Murray

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It | Inc.com

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Motivation

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and/or length.</i>

10 Stress-Free Suppers for the Entire Family

Planning family meals shouldn't make you want to pull your hair out. Here are ten easy recipes that don't require any hard-to-find ingredients or too much advance planning. And the best part about these stress-free suppers: even picky eaters will polish off their plates.<p><b>1. Grilled Moroccan …

Cooking

Why do women live longer than men?

All across the world, women enjoy longer lifespans. David Robson investigates the reasons why, and whether men can do anything about it.<p>As soon as I was born, I was already destined to die earlier than half the babies in my maternity ward – a curse that I can do little to avoid. The reason? My sex. …

University College London

Wildlife thriving around Chernobyl nuclear plant despite radiation

High numbers of elk, deer, boar and wolves show long-term effect of world’s worst nuclear accident is less damaging than everyday human activity, say scientists<p>Wildlife is abundant around the site of the Chernobyl nuclear plant, despite the presence of radiation released by the world’s most …

Wildlife

Nasa planning ‘Earth Independent’ Mars colony by 2030s

Humans will be living and working on Mars in colonies entirely independent of Earth by the 2030s, Nasa has said.<p>The US space organisation today released its plan for establishing permanent settlements on the red planet, setting out in detail plans to create ‘deep-space habitation facilities’ which …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Discovery of 47 teeth in Chinese cave changes picture of human migration out of Africa

Forty-seven smooth teeth dug out of a cave in southern China reveal that <i>Homo sapiens</i> may have arrived there 80,000 years ago — long before humans were able to leave their mark on northern China or Europe.<p>The findings, published this week in the journal Nature, may compel researchers to reconsider …

A Nebula Illuminated By Its Missing Stars

In a sky so full of stars it’s often difficult to figure out where constellations are, one dark spot stands out: The Coalsack Nebula. Parked near one of the five brightest stars comprising the Southern Cross – perhaps the most easily spotted asterism in the southern sky – the nebula looks like an …

How far do you have to run to burn off a burger?

How much sex is equivalent to a slice of cheese? And how hard is it to make up for a donut? BBC Future examines just how much exercise is needed to offset your favourite snacks.<p>The gym bunny’s equation is simple enough: calories in versus calories out. After you’ve worked up a sweat in the gym, you …

Fitness

Paris’s first attempt at car-free day brings big drop in air and noise pollution

Paris’s “day without cars” last week led to such a dramatic drop in both air and noise pollution that the mayor’s office is now planning more vehicle-free days in the French capital.<p>Airparif, which measures city pollution levels, said levels of nitrogen dioxide dropped by up to 40% in parts of the …

Pollution