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Too much sitting may thin the part of your brain that's important for memory, study suggests

If you want to take a good stroll down memory lane, new research suggests you'd better get out of that chair more often.<p>In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have found that in people middle-aged and older, a brain structure that is key to learning and memory is plumpest in those who spend the …

The Brain

Recycling 2.0: Scientists accidentally create mutant bacteria that dines on plastic

An accidental finding led to the creation of a mutant bacteria that breaks down plastic, the Guardian reports.Researchers from Britain and the US …


An Alarming Number of Clinical Trials Are Greenlit Based on Shockingly Poor Data

Most aren't even published.<p>To make a call on whether the first phase of a clinical trial is to go ahead, a board of experts weighs up the risk and …

Clinical Trials

Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets.<p>Researchers at Germany's Neumayer Station III say they've picked 3.6 kilograms (8 …


Everything you should know about happiness in one infographic

According to science, you can control about 40% of your happiness.<br>Read More


The 10 Most Significant Scientific Breakthroughs of 2017

Here are some of the most impactful scientific achievements in a year full of discoveries.<br>Read More

Space Travel

Scientists Explain Love at First Sight

56% of Americans believe in love at first sight, and every third person reports that he or she has experienced it.<br>Read More


Chemicals used to make non-stick pans linked to rapid weight gain

These chemicals are also widely used in products like clothing, shoes, wrappers and furniture, to make them more stain-resistant, waterproof and/or …


How much water should you drink? Research is changing what we know about our fluid needs

As British cyclist Alex Dowsett was preparing last winter for an assault on the one-hour time-trial world record, his sports science team was fretting over the details – like the optimal temperature at the velodrome in Manchester. Warm air lowers air resistance, but risks parching the cyclist, who …


Three-Day Work Week May Be Ideal For Those Over 40, Study Finds

It can be hard to strike a balance between feeling overworked and underutilized, especially for middle-aged and older adults. While holding a job can …

26 Awesome TV Shows From Around The World

Great television knows no borders.<p>Note: some responses have been edited and condensed for length or clarity.

Inside the Starburst-sized box that could save the Internet

Michael Pozmantier Contributor<p>Michael Pozmantier is the program manager of Transition to Practice at the Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate.<p>Cybercrime is costing us millions. Hacks drain the average American firm of $15.4 million per year, and, in the resulting …

Quantum Computing

Skoove Teaches You to Play the Piano from the Comfort of Your Computer

If you have a piano or keyboard already and just need the benefit of a little instruction in the right way to play, the best way to read music, and a …

Canadians’ lack of faith in courts can be overcome with education, report urges

An internal Justice Department report says Canadians have little confidence in the courts and the prison system – and the best way to counter those perceptions is through education.<p>Opposition critics argue that message is at odds with the Conservative justice agenda, which they say simply exploits …

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …


Artist Banksy opens derelict 'Dismaland' theme park

LONDON (AP) — The elusive British graffiti artist Banksy has unveiled his latest project — a parody of a seaside theme park called "Dismaland" complete with a derelict castle, a dead Cinderella and a Grim Reaper in a bumper car.<p>The artist, best known for his subversive, stenciled street art, said …


Why Disney’s “first African princess” is the spirit animal for global white supremacy

Let us count all the ways in which “The Princess of North Sudan” is a disaster<p>When it comes to cultural sensitivity, it would be a dramatic understatement to say that Disney has a checkered past. Whether in colonized India ("The Jungle Book") or the “barbaric” Middle East ("Aladdin"), the animation …

Foreign Policy

6 Insanely Cheap Summer Trips for 2015

<i>McWay Falls, Big Sur, California (Photo: Mark Newman/Getty Images)</i><p>This summer, why not go where the prices are unusually cheap and the dollar is unexpectedly strong? By weighing hotel rates and airfare prices alongside industry trends and local currencies, we've come up with six suggestions for …

New Jersey

Media Inflate Threat With ‘ISIS Plots’ That Don’t Actually Involve ISIS

Actually, the suspects were accused of <i>conspiring</i> to support ISIS–a significantly different legal charge.<p>Last Friday, the FBI announced another …

Social Media

Inside the Isis 'social media war machine' tracking 25,000 terrorist Twitter accounts

A new list of more than 25,000 Twitter accounts associated with Islamic State (Isis) has been released today (31 March 2015) as part of the latest …

29 Recipes Every Millennial Should Know

You’re in the real world now. That means it’s time to cook like the young professional you are. If you’re clueless and without any cookbooks, have no fear. Cooking is easier than you think, and you can whip up some gourmet meals in no time. Spoon University is here to help with easy recipes that’ll …


Differences between Hamas And ISIS


ISIS supporters bay for blood on Twitter with astonishing calls for MORE vicious executions

ISIS supporters have taken to Twitter to issue a chilling demand for more bloody executions.<p>Writing in Arabic, a number of zealots called upon the …

IS expansion is more illusion than reality

Kevin Drum

JetBlue's 'Flying It Forward' Gives Passengers Free Flights, Just For Being Nice

When traveling is so incredibly chaotic, it's refreshing to see an airline do something nice -- and we're talking more than just free snacks.<p>JetBlue has done a host of heart-melting deeds in its day, from orchestrating a proposal to surprising immigrants with flights home. They've delivered mid-air …