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DNA At the Fringes: Twins, Chimerism, and Synthetic DNA

DNA tests are thought to be conclusive proof—of crime, of family relation—but in some cases, our genetic material acts in mysterious ways.<p>Plenty of …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

Why knuckle cracking makes a popping sound, and why it might be beneficial

When muscle joints are pulled apart there forms a tiny cavity filled with gas which then collapses, creating a popping noise.<p>The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be …

University of Alberta

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Geoscience

How VisaEase Helped Me Get One Step Closer to US Citizenship

My friends always seem surprised when I tell them I’m not yet an American citizen. “But you’ve been in this country forever,” they say. “Wait, so you’ve never voted?”<p>The United States immigration policy is a complicated one, to say the least. There are numerous types of visas to get to US soil …

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Olivia Wilde

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best of GQ<p>What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p>By Daniel Riley12 hours …

5 Factors That Can Make His Penis Work Better

And none of them come in a pill bottle.<p>Erectile dysfunction isn't <i>only</i> treated with a little blue pill. In fact, there are several modifiable factors—like weight, alcohol intake, and physical activity—that can help improve erectile function, too, according to a new study in the <i>Journal of Sexual</i> …

Research

12 Weird Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

Is there anything it can't do?!<p><i>By Augusta Falleta for Beauty High</i><p>Finding a good beauty product is like making a new friend. But finding a product that can help with practically every beauty issue out there is like finding the holy grail. Coconut oil, which is all-natural and available at just about …

Skin Care

You don't yawn because you're tired

Chances are you read this sentence about yawning and you yawned. Right?<p>Well, a new study suggests that you may not really be yawning because it's contagious, or you're bored or tired.<p>You're actually yawning because your brain is too hot.<p>A group of researchers at the University of Vienna tested …

What Does Your Pee Mean?

Stare into the toilet like a crystal ball—your urine could tell all<p>Centuries ago, doctors tasted their patients' urine to diagnose diabetes. If it was sweet, it meant the body wasn’t properly clearing away glucose. Fortunately, we have more advanced—and much less gross—medical tests available …

Urinary Tract Infection

31 Ways to Have More Fun With Your Boobs Every Day

Your breasts called, and they gave us this itinerary<p>Let’s take a second to appreciate the wonder that is your chest. Seriously. Big or small or in between, your boobs are sexy, functional, and make you look pretty damn great in a bikini. So instead of just coexisting with your girls, why not get to …

Dry Skin

18 Men Share the Totally Random Things That Turn Them On

Whatever happened to lacy lingerie?<p>Guys are... complicated. Some like brunettes while others have a thing for redheads. And just because that dude from the bar thought your LBD was sexy doesn't mean the man from the coffee shop will also find it attractive. The point is that different things get …

Lawn Mowing

The Sexual Red Flag That Your Partner Might Cheat

Learn how to spot the signs of a sexual narcissist.<p>How a person acts during sex may clue you in to whether or not they're a cheater—and we don't just mean stopping mid-hookup to check their phone. According to a new study published in the journal <i>Archives of Sexual Behavior</i>, someone who's sexually …

Psychology

10 Women Share the Best Love Advice Their Moms Ever Gave

Get ready to laugh and cry.

Relationships

Why Your Friend Doesn't Experience Stress the Same Way You Do

<i>The author getting ready to scale a climbing wall.</i><p>One of the most interesting things about stress is that there is no universal agreement on what is stressful and what isn't. Ever noticed how your friend may love something that you truly despise? Whether it's roller coasters, climbing walls, or …

In a Depressing Marriage? Here's Why

This is a no-brainer, but it's always good to see research that confirms what seems obvious -- or resonates with your personal experience. This study found that stress within your marriage can make you more vulnerable to depression.<p>That is, people who experience chronic stress within their …

This Is Your Body on Motherhood

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and we’ve illustrated the many reasons moms are well worth celebrating.<p>Hover over the image below to zoom in.<p>Text by …

3 Signs You Should Get Tested for Gluten Sensitivity or Celiac Disease

Read this BEFORE you give up bread and pasta.<p>Have you gone gluten-free because you're convinced that the protein is giving you gastrointestinal (GI) issues? If you haven't talked to a doc, that might be a mistake. A new study shows that many people who adopt a gluten-free diet haven't been …

Holistic Medicine

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All of us have heard that the real estate market is "bad" right now. However, what is bad for sellers is often good for buyers.<p>Spring is coming and home improvements are in the air.<p>An architect reimagines an outdated brick garage by designing a graceful new family home atop its foundation.<p>Of …

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

8 Affordable Shirts For Guys To Wear To Work This Summer

Dressing for the office gets trickier as the weather gets warmer. You want to look buttoned up, but you don't want to overheat or sweat through thick fabrics.<p>Time to break out the linen blends and light colors. Instead of spending a bundle on expensive shirts, which will - let's face it - probably …

How To Get The Good Night's Sleep You Deserve

Photo: Glynnis McDaris/Courtesy of Eyla.<p><i>In the age of constant communication, 24/7 jobs, and mandatory multitasking, finding a moment for reflection</i> …

Sleep

Toyota i-Road Test Drive: Is This Three-Wheeled Electric Vehicle The Answer To Urban Gridlock?

You might say I was dizzy with delight.<p>The nausea began, of all places, in the middle of a parking lot at Toyota’s secretive research-and-development facility an hour outside Tokyo.<p>Exuberance over being given three minutes behind the wheel of an experimental vehicle called the Toyota i-Road had …

Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

Google is researching ways to make encryption easier to use in Gmail

In response to Edward Snowden’s mass surveillance revelations, Google is working to make complex encryption tools, such as PGP, easier to use in Gmail.<p>PGP, or Pretty Good Privacy, is an encryption utility that historically has been difficult to break. But Google has “research underway to improve …