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This just in: Science proves yoga changes your DNA

A study conducted by Harvard University, has empirically proven that yoga positively changes your cellular metabolic functions, ie, it improves the …

The real reason cocaine, heroin and marijuana are illegal has nothing to do with addiction

The history of drug criminalization in America is a history of social panics rooted in racism and xenophobia<p>Looking out at the trail of devastation and death that the heroin epidemic has left in its wake, it’s hard to imagine that not long ago one could purchase the drug from a Sears …

Great Depression

10 Science-Backed Ways to Become a Happier Person

A boatload of research offers practical advice you can use to start being happier today.<p>Science has landed a probe on a comet hurtling through space, wiped smallpox from the face of the earth, and split the atom. Surely research can come up with a few ways to make humans happier.<p>Thanks to the …

Happiness

The Anonymous attack on Donald Trump is setting off a hacker civil war

"Recently, Operation Trump has been reengaged. We are here to terminate it and to banish it from the internet," reads a new statement from a hacker associated with the group, posted to YouTube on Wednesday.<p>The release comes fewer than 10 days after another Anon declared "total war" on Trump, …

Donald Trump

When You Can't Relax: 7 Tips to Try

Many of us feel a constant pressure or prodding to be productive. As we sit down on the couch, we’re met with 50 reasons why we need to get back up. …

Stop Attacking Scientists for Reporting the Truth on Climate Change (Op-Ed)

<i>Rush Holt is CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and executive publisher of Science and its family of journals.</i> …

Climate Change

9 Signs Your Long-Term Partner Is Still Madly In Love With You

Keeping the flame alive in any relationship takes work. But after decades together, we sometimes forget to show our partner they're still appreciated. But it's the little things that make -- and keep -- a marriage happy.<p>We asked our friends and Facebook<p>fans to tell us what their partner still does …

Relationships

The Major Problem With "Make America Great Again"

For many, many Americans, this country has never been better than it is today.<p>Donald Trump vows to "Make America Great Again," and on Tuesday, a good chunk of the Republican electorate implored him to do just that by handing him victories in Illinois, Florida, and North Carolina. If elected, Trump …

Why Haven't We Met Aliens Yet? Because They've Evolved into AI

Movies and television have led us to think of aliens as green, slimy creatures traveling around in flying saucers. Nonsense.<p>While traveling in Western Samoa many years ago, I met a young Harvard University graduate student researching ants. He invited me on a hike into the jungles to assist with …

Singularity

Scientists Grow Full-Sized, Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells

It’s the closest we've come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab<p>Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and …

Boston

Bad news for the GOP: America isn’t scared of Bernie’s “socialism”

The Republican Party has spent generations raving about the dangers of socialism. But it isn’t working anymore<p>What is it with conservatives never understanding the lessons of fairytales? A couple of years ago, political watchers found out that while Ted Cruz is a great fan of Dr. Seuss’s "Green …

Middle-class

The US bet big on American oil and now the whole global economy is paying the price

Oil has wrong-footed our leading experts—again.<p>At the beginning of 2014, the world was marveling in surprise as the US returned as a petroleum superpower, a role it had relinquished in the early 1970s. It was pumping so much oil and gas that experts foresaw a new American industrial renaissance, …

Middle East

Risk of comet hitting Earth is greater than previously thought, say researchers

Monitoring of space objects should include giant ‘centaurs’ that could rain down debris for thousands of years, astronomers recommend<p>Earth could be at higher risk of being hit by a comet than widely thought, according to astronomers who have suggested keeping a closer eye on distant objects.<p>Most …

Astronomy

Woman Knocks Out Man With Single Punch After He Pinches Her Butt

It's a lesson for sexual harassers around the world.<p>A woman was caught on video knocking out a man with a single punch after he pinched her butt.<p>Surveillance footage posted online by LiveLeak showed the woman standing next to a motorbike in Inezgane, Morocco, the Morocco World News reported. She …

Morocco

How This Scientist Discovered Coffee Was Reorganizing His Brain

Stanford University neuroscientist Russell Poldrack is the proud owner of the most studied brain in the world.<p>During an 18-month period, Poldrack underwent a 10-minute fMRI scan every Tuesday and Thursday morning, and took weekly blood samples to analyze gene expression.<p>"We've never had this amount …

The Brain

God did not create Universe: Hawking

God no longer has any place in theories on the creation of the Universe due to a series of developments in physics, British scientist Stephen Hawking …

The 15 most offensive things that have come out of Trump's mouth

While claiming to 'cherish women' and to be the 'least racist person,' Trump has offered up some shocking comments.<p>Donald Trump's outlandish statements have been the hallmark of his six-month-old rollicking presidential campaign, but the billionaire businessman has been throwing out incendiary …

Donald Trump

The air that makes you fat

Some puzzling studies appear to show that tiny airborne particles may contribute to obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Should we be concerned?<p>Take a deep breath, and exhale. Depending on where you live, that life-giving lungful of air might just be pushing you towards diabetes and obesity.<p>Two …

Pollution

2015 December 6 - A Force from Empty Space: The Casimir Effect

<b>A Force from Empty Space: The Casimir Effect</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Umar Mohideen (U. California at Riverside)<p><b>Explanation:</b> This tiny ball provides …

Cosmology

Why Men and Women Can't Be 'Just Friends'

Turn your vicious circles into virtuous ones.<p>Here's a peek through the keyhole into the way narcissists think.<p>Criticism often reveals more about the …

Narcissism

11 Psychological Tricks to Manipulate People, Ranked in Order of Pure Evilness

Some of these tactics are legit. Others might work, but you'd need a shower afterward. Here they are, ranked from least to most evil.<p>11 Psychological Tricks to Manipulate People, Ranked BY Evilness<p>Trust Me.<p>IMAGE: Getty Images<p>REORDER<p>Entrepreneurs and business leaders—we want to hear your growth …

Entrepreneurship

Spaceship Could Fly Faster Than Light

Travel by bubble might seem more appropriate for witches in Oz, but two physicists suggest that a future spaceship could fold a space-time bubble …

Engage! Warp Drive Could Become Reality with Quantum-Thruster Physics

DALLAS — Warp-drive technology, a form of "faster than light" travel popularized by TV's "Star Trek," could be bolstered by the physics of quantum …

Physics

These Bouncing Droplets Could Help Resolve a 90-Year Mystery of Quantum Mechanics

The drops of silicone oil bobbing in this mesmerizing video do more than create aesthetically satisfying ripples across a slick surface. They could …

The major concern about a powerful new gene-editing technique that most people don't want to talk about

The technique, known as CRISPR/Cas9, lets scientists cut-and-paste DNA inside cells to correct genetic defects or, potentially, add new capabilities. It offers enormous promise to improve our understanding of biology and to treat or even eliminate genetic diseases.<p>But there's a dark side to …

Genetics

Bill Nye Explains the Link Between Climate Change and Terrorism

This one is worth your time.<p>We need Bill Nye as an advocate for humanity. We need him to ask questions, to champion science and critical thinking. We need him to look at our biological world and sociopolitical world from a different perspective–one that's not bound by party lines, but rooted in …

Clean Technology

New Anti-Aging Drug Could Extend Human Life Span to 120 Years

<i>By Max Berlinger for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Do you ever think that it's kinda crazy that we can order pizza from our cellphones and yet no one can figure out how to stop (or at least slow) the inevitable march towards death? Well, you're not alone.<p>Science has been trying to figure out this …

Anti-aging