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Here's why 'man flu' might actually be real, according to one professor

Man flu is apparently real — and the cure is lying on the sofa and watching telly, according to one professor.<p>Dr. Kyle Sue, a medical professor at a Canadian university, spelled out what he described as "the science behind man flu" after growing "tired of being accused of over-reacting" to flu-like …

Medical Journals

There's a Reason Time Seems to Speed Up as You Age - But It's Possible to Slow It Down

Stop the ride, we want to get off.<p>Ask an older person to recall their most vivid memories, and there's a good chance that many of them will come from …

Drug companies sue to block California drug price law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Pharmaceutical companies on Friday sued to block a new California law that would require them to give advance notice before big price increases.<p>The law was approved this year in response to consumer outrage over a rise in drug spending and high costs for some prescription …

Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole<p>These mashed potatoes are full of great flavor. They’ll de¬finitely be a hands-down winner with the hungry crew who …

Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.<p>Step 2<p>In a mixer, …

Paralysed former air force man 'no confidence' in regulators after physiotherapist allowed to continue working

A former air force man paralysed after undergoing “aggressive” spinal manipulation has said he has “no confidence” in regulators after they allowed his physiotherapist to continue practising.<p>Jason Davidson, who will spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair, suffered the injury after seeking …

Crispy, Golden Chicken Pie in 15 Minutes Flat—No Puff Pastry Needed

Creamy, crispy chicken pot pie is the ultimate comfort dish—one bite instantly transports you to piles of fluffy blankets and crackling fires. (Oh, is that just me?) But making and baking one—specifically the crust—is no small task. More of a weekend project than Monday dinner, if you will.<p>But …

Recipes

This Is the Gift To Give All Your Baker Friends

Buying gifts for those we love during the holiday season is always fun, but it comes with a touch of stress. We can spend a lot of thought and worry …

Physicists Just Found a Loophole in Graphene That Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

How to Know If Your Flight Will Be Delayed Before It's Even Announced

Don't wait for the airline to update the flight information board.<p>If you’ve ever found yourself sitting at an airport terminal just minutes before …

Airports

The One Place You Should Visit in 2018, According to Top Travel Experts

There's never a wrong time to start thinking about your next travel destination. With flights to book and accommodations to arrange, you'll want to …

The Best Weed-Spiked Dishes For Your 'Danksgiving' Meal

Whether you enthusiastically celebrate the inherently strange tradition of Thanksgiving with a doofy fold-out paper turkey, or you reject the idea …

A Mysterious 3,000-Year-Old Castle Has Been Found Under a Lake in Turkey

Sometimes legends are true.<p>Sunken cities are typically the stuff of legend, but now archaeologists have found the real thing hiding deep within Lake …

Archaeology

This Man Is Leading an AI Revolution in Silicon Valley—And He’s Just Getting Started

<b>The cofounder and CEO of semiconductor and software maker Nvidia saw the future of computing more than a decade ago, and began developing products</b> …

Computer Science

You Need These Lemon Chicken Stuffed Shells in Your Life

Do you have some leftover chicken in the fridge that needs to be repurposed? If you do, great. If you don't, I highly suggest grabbing a rotisserie …

Recipes

Pancake Bake with Cinnamon Streusel Recipe

Pancake Bake with Cinnamon Streusel Recipe<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Pancakes: Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt …

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos sold more than $1 billion worth of stock this week

The world’s richest man takes home a 10-figure payday<p>Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is officially the world’s richest person, but much of his obscene wealth — now standing at nearly $95 billion dollars according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index — is tied up in his company’s stock. That means that, every …

An 87-year-old scientist may have just unlocked the secret to growing rice in saltwater

Yuan Longping, an 87-year-old Chinese scientist, has spent his life working to feed a world hungry for rice. Now he's wading into saltier territory.<p>Longping is developing a new high-yield strain of rice that can grow in saltwater paddies.<p>The traditional process of cultivating rice requires a field …

Agriculture

This Magic Cake Batter Creates 3 Unique Layers

The wonder of these Magic Cakes is that they create three very different textures—all on their own! Once we got our hands on Kathleen Phillips' <i>Magic</i> …

Dessert

Graphene shoes draw heat from your feet

Graphene – the "wonder material" composed of a one-atom-thick sheet of linked carbon atoms – has already been used in products such as helmets, …

These eerie space 'sounds' recorded by NASA are creepy enough to make your skin crawl

It's deathly quiet in the vacuum of space, save only for the faint whisper of gravitational waves.<p>However, space scientists sometimes take signals from beyond the mortal realm of human senses — including radio waves, plasma waves, and magnetic fields— and convert them into audio tracks.<p>This clever …

Magnetism

A Protein Has Been Caught Conducting Electricity, And Scientists Are Really Excited

They have no other explanation.<p>Proteins, the building blocks in every cell, have usually been thought of as blobs of inert organic matter. Now …

Apparently Weed Smokers Have More Sex Than The Rest of The Population

Who knew?<p>Regular marijuana users have about 20 percent more sex than abstainers, according to a new study from researchers at Stanford University.<p>The …

Saudi Arabia Is Open for Business, but Not Everybody’s Buying

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — On a recent trip to Saudi Arabia, Richard Branson, the British entrepreneur who created the Virgin Group, was so inspired by the blue waters along the Red Sea coast that he stripped down to his swimsuit before his helicopter even landed.<p>Since then, he has become one of the …

Saudi Arabia

U.S. drops robotics trade secrets case against Chinese-Canadian man

BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Friday dropped charges against a dual citizen of China and Canada accused of trying to steal trade secrets from a Massachusetts-based manufacturer of robotic surgical products by trespassing at its headquarters.<p>Federal prosecutors in Boston did not detail why …

Terry Laughlin, Who Taught Swimmers Not to Struggle, Dies at 66

Terry Laughlin, who developed a popular method of swimming instruction that emphasized form over speed to help thrashing swimmers learn to glide through the water, died on Oct. 20 in Albany. He was 66.<p>His daughter Fiona Laughlin said the cause was complications of metastatic prostate cancer.<p>Mr. …

Lonely Planet Has Called It: These Are the 5 Best Places to Travel in 2018

Summer vacations might be a distant memory, but that doesn't mean you should forget about travel altogether. Now's the time to start making plans for …

The Best Secret Islands in America

1 of 10<p>Hatteras Island, North Carolina<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Smith Island, Maryland<p>3 of 10<p>Molokai, Hawaii<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Cedar Key, …

Beaches

Toxins in widespread use excluded from EPA chemical review

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Spurred by the chemical industry, President Donald Trump's administration is retreating from a congressionally mandated review of some of the most dangerous chemicals in public use: millions of tons of asbestos, flame retardants and other toxins in homes, offices and …

$15,500 Reward Offered After Endangered Wolf Shot Dead

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has banded together with five conservation groups to offer a $15,500 reward for information about the killing of a federally protected gray wolf.<p>The four-year-old male, known as OR-33, was found dead in late April in southwestern Oregon's Fremont-Winema National …

Wildlife