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Deadlier than cancer: Antibiotic-resistant superbugs could be one of the world’s top killers by 2050

Left unchecked, antibiotic resistance will kill 10 million per year by 2050, a new report finds<p>An economist crunched the numbers on the rise of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," and what he found foresees crisis in the very near future. If left unchecked, he warns, the cost, in loss of both global …

Bad news, America: The Polar Vortex is coming back!

The Northeast is expected to get slammed with below-zero temperatures<p>Remember last year's polar vortex? The record low temperatures? The steam rising from Lake Michigan? The water that froze mid-slosh?<p>It's coming back.<p>AccuWeather reports:<p>Cold air will surge into the Northeast in late November, but …

Is race genetic?

Advances in genealogy and DNA analysis tell surprising and disturbing stories about the heritage we think we know<p>A bestselling European novelist, while on a recent American book tour, was approached by a woman clutching a manilla folder. "We're related!" she told him, opening the folder to reveal …

Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines

As search engines get better, we become lazier. We’re hooked on easy answers and undervalue asking good questions<p>In 1964, Pablo Picasso was asked by an interviewer about the new electronic calculating machines, soon to become known as computers. He replied, “But they are useless. They can only give …

How one African country beat Ebola

At least one African country has been able to fight back against Ebola: Nigeria, West Africa’s largest and most developed nation, has set the tone for a successful public health response to the frightening and often-misunderstood disease.<p>Faisal Shuaib is a Nigerian physician and public health …

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …

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Why The Digital Revolution Has Not Yet Fulfilled Its Promises

In the 1970s the blistering growth after the second world war vanished in both Europe and America. In the early 1990s Japan joined the slump, entering a prolonged period of economic stagnation.<p>Brief spells of faster growth in intervening years quickly petered out. The rich world is still trying to …

How To Make An 'Invisibility Cloak' At Home For Under $100

All it takes is four lenses, an optics bench for holding the lenses in place, and an insatiable appetite for making things disappear.<p>The four lenses, when aligned just right, will bend light around the object you place between them, cloaking the object in the process. Watch this device, called the …

'They came back with white masks': CDC responds to sick passenger on flight

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday quarantined an international flight in New Jersey after a passenger became ill on the plane, authorities said.<p>United Airlines Flight 998 from Brussels, Belgium, touched down at Newark Liberty International Airport at 12:15 p.m.<p>CDC …

Samsung Made Its Prettiest Phone Yet, But Boy Does It Look Familiar

But for design snoots like me, it's hard to see past all the plastic. Samsung phones may have those gorgeous displays — the best in the world, according to some experts — but they're encased in cheap-feeling, creaky plastic. If the iPhone is a well-designed tool, then Samsung phones are plastic …

11 Tips And Tricks To Get The Most Out Of Your Android Phone

Since Android is an open platform, there's plenty of room for customization.<p>Beyond personalizing your phone, there are a few easy practices that can keep your phone neat and organized with plenty of battery life to last all day.<p>Here are some tips and tricks every Android user should know.

Clean-shaven Jesus found on 4th-century glass plate

The discovery of a glass plate depicting Christ that dates to the fourth century AD may lead to a new understanding of the history of Christianity in Spain.<p>“We were afraid to say what we believed at first, because it forces us to rethink the history of Christian Spain,” said Marcelo Castro, an …

The greatest brain myth there ever was?

Luc Besson’s latest sci-fi romp, Lucy, is based on the premise that the average person only uses 10% of their brain. This brain-myth has been fodder for books and movies for decades and is a tantalizing plot-device. Alarmingly, however, it seems to be widely accepted as fact. Of those asked, 48% of …

This Chaotic New Cloud Could Be The Coolest Thing Since Cumulus

This raging airmass seems likely to become the first cloud formation the World Meteorological Organization will recognize in more than 60 years.<p><i>(GIF cut from video by Alex Schueth)</i><p>There is something new under the sun.<p>Gavin Pretor-Pinney hopes a wild, turbulent cloud he calls "<i>undulatus asperatus</i>" …

Google gives students unlimited cloud storage

Google's invasion of our classrooms (and its war on paper) continues unabated. Back in August in the search giant released an online education tool for teachers who wanted to digitally manage their classes, and now it's launched an improved version of Google Drive that's free for folks toiling away …

Man staring at iPad causes airport evacuation

You know how embarrassed you feel when you walk down the street, staring down at your phone, and bump into someone?<p>Oh, you're not embarrassed about that at all? Well, one or two people still are. And I am here to help them understand that it could be worse.<p>On Saturday morning, a man got off a plane …

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This May Be The Mother Of All PMS Myths

Were you out sick that day in grade school when the teacher explained the menstrual cycle?<p>Don't worry. A new video from the YouTube series ASAPScience will fill you in. It explains the ins and outs of a woman's monthly cycle--and debunks a popular myth about premenstrual syndrome, or PMS.<p>"PMS is …

His Camera Takes Us To The World 'We Must Preserve'

<i>They're silvery and stunning — and their beauty bears a message.</i><p>"Genesis" <i>is a new exhibit of more than 200 black-and-white images from the noted Brazilian photographer</i> Sebastiao Salgado. <i>He wants to show us what the world and its peoples look like now, how climate change has already had an impact —</i> …

The chilling loophole that lets police stop, question and search you for no good reason

Cops are increasingly using this legally murky tactic to scrutinize private citizens<p>Checkpoints occupy a unique position in the American justice system. At these roadside stations, where police question drivers in search of the inebriated or “illegal," anyone can be stopped and questioned, …

Why Are They Building a Skyscraper in the Middle of the Amazon?

Why Brazilian and German scientists are collaborating to erect a climate observation tower as tall as Paris's Tour Eiffel in the middle of the rainforest.<p><b>On August 15, construction began on what</b> will become the tallest skyscraper in South America—a structure as high as Paris's Eiffel Tower. But …

The science behind the extraordinary vision of owls

Another cool thing about owl eyes is the iris color. The iris color is somewhat related to the time of day or night in which an owl hunts. PawNation …

19 Famous Thomas Jefferson 'Quotes' That He Actually Never Said At All

While we're on the subject of writings that are frequently decontextualized in order to suit partisan opportunistic gains, many of the "quotes" frequently attributed to Thomas Jefferson — a guy who had a hand in the Constitution — are total nonsense.<p>Luckily, the good people at Monticello have pored …

Mice Given Human Brain Gene Show Boosted Intellect

Although it's far from the sort of brain transplant beloved by science fiction enthusiasts, scientists have taken one step in that direction: they have spliced a key human brain gene into mice. Scientists used hundreds of mice genetically engineered to carry the human version of Foxp2, a gene …

What Does First-century Roman Graffiti Say?

Work at Rome’s Colosseum turns up 2,000-year-old scrawling.<p>A facelift of the Colosseum in Rome that began last fall has revealed centuries of graffiti. Removing the accumulated grime and calcification, experts discovered layers of inscriptions on the section of a wall seen here—designs in red and …

Hidden Monuments Under Stonehenge Revealed by High-Tech Mapping

Underground images show a large complex of monuments and buildings used in rituals dating back thousands of years.<p><b>An astonishing complex of ancient monuments, buildings, and barrows has lain hidden and unsuspected beneath the Stonehenge area for thousands of years. Scientists discovered the site</b> …