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Ketamine Relieved Suicidal Thoughts Within Hours in Hospital Study

When it comes to preventing suicide, true breakthroughs are hard to come by. The overall rate of suicide in the U.S. has increased since the turn of …

The Easiest Way to Make Candied Nuts Is With Your Slow Cooker

Candied nuts are one of those things that are equal parts treat and snack, and are just at home in a bowl of ice cream as the are in a salad. Their …

Babies Who Get More Cuddles Have Their Genetics Changed For Years, Study Shows

Hold me.<p>The amount of close and comforting contact that young infants get doesn't just keep them warm, snug, and loved. A new study says it can …

Corporate-Spun Science Should Not Be Guiding Policy

Internal Monsanto documents reveal a startling campaign to suppress science. Policymakers would be wise to adopt a more precautionary view.<p>As an …

HP quietly installs system-slowing spyware on its PCs

Lenovo has only just settled a massive $3.5 million fine for preinstalling adware on laptops without users' consent, and now it seems HP is getting in on the stealth installation action, too. According to numerous reports gathered by <i>Computer World,</i> the brand is deploying a telemetry client on …

MIT membrane produces fuel from CO2 emissions

Researchers at MIT have developed a new membrane-based system that can convert carbon dioxide emissions into useful alternate fuels. The process has …

What Amazon Echo and Google Home Do With Your Voice Data

Amazon Echo and Google Home—and other devices that have Alexa and Google Assistant built in—are some of the most promising new technologies to come …

Women less likely than men to get CPR from bystanders: study

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and more likely to die, a new study suggests, and researchers think …

Mayo Clinic

The Science Is In. Spanking Children Does Serious, Long-Term Damage

Don't spank your children.<p>Spanking — usually defined as hitting a child on the buttocks with an open hand — is a common form of discipline still used …

White House Releases Report Contradicting All of Its Lies About Climate Change

The Trump administration on Friday released the results of a massive environmental study, created by 13 federal agencies, which arrives to one …

New Study Could Explain The Elusive Reason Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold

The Mpemba effect is even weirder than predicted.<p>If you want to freeze your water faster, heat it up first. This counter-intuitive piece of advice …

Intel is one step closer to mass production of quantum processors

Quantum computing is far from fiction but it is also out of reach for consumers and businesses with limited budgets. Intel has announced that it has …

Mystery of Great Pyramid may be solved, researchers say

New evidence proves that the ancient Egyptians constructed the Great Pyramid at Giza by transporting 170,000 tons of limestone in boats.<p>It has long been known that the rock was extracted eight miles away in Tura and that granite used in the monumental structure was quarried 533 miles away in …

Ancient Child's Skeleton Unlocks Secret About Modern Brain Development

An oddly well-preserved child is helping scientists solve the puzzle.<p>Thirteen ancient Neanderthal skeletons have been unearthed in the limestone …

LendingClub, a peer-to-peer loans platform, just launched its Android app for investors

"Alternative investing" is all the rage these days, and Lending Club is one of the most interesting examples. At its simplest, it's a peer-to-peer …

Peer-to-peer

FCC rule change says you have fast internet -- but you don't

The FCC might be changing its standards for high-speed internet, but not in a way that benefits anyone who doesn’t have it. The Commission filed a notice of inquiry last month to redefine the speeds which define broadband internet — today is the last day to comment on it. If the FCC does change the …

Net Neutrality

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Artificial wombs are coming. They could completely change the debate over abortion.

If a fetus can be transferred to a fabricated womb, can the right to abortion survive?<p>There’s a scientific development on the horizon that could upend the abortion debate: artificial wombs.<p>The research remains preliminary, but in April a group of scientists at the Children’s Hospital of …

How much of these everyday foods can you consume before they kill you?

We all know that excessive consumption of certain foods is never a good thing. Too much sugar can make you hyper, not to mention overweight.<p>Binge on coffee and you're unlikely to sleep at night. More bread than you can handle will leave you bloated.<p>But have you ever wondered how much of something …

Nutrition

Why Chick-fil-A's restaurants sell 4 times as much as KFC's

The company generates more revenue per restaurant than any other fast-food chain in the US, and it's only open six days a week.<p>Chick-fil-A's average sales per restaurant in 2016 were $4.4 million, according to a new report from QSR magazine.. Its fried-chicken competitor KFC sold $1.1 million per …

Scientists assumed that patriarchy was only natural. Bonobos proved them wrong

My favorite exhibit at California’s San Diego zoo is the bonobo enclosure. Not because this is a ridiculously randy species (seriously, any age or sex will suffice). Not even because they, alongside chimpanzees, are the species most closely related to humans. But because they live in what some …

Anthropology

Rare Human Syndrome May Explain Why Dogs are So Friendly

Rare Human Syndrome May Explain Why Dogs are So FriendlyDogs and people with Williams syndrome may both owe their sociable personalities to changes …

Pets

Comcast says it should be able to create internet fast lanes for self-driving cars

Comcast filed comments in support of the FCC’s plan to kill the 2015 net neutrality rules today. And while pretty much everything in them is expected — Comcast thinks the rules are burdensome and hurt investment, yet it says it generally supports the principles of net neutrality — there’s one …

Net Neutrality

Researchers just spliced an animated GIF into live bacteria — for science

Scientists recently used the gene editing technique known as Crispr to implant DNA encoded with an animated image of a galloping horse into live bacteria. The experiment — detailed in today’s issue of <i>Nature —</i> attempts to show the capabilities of genes as storage vehicles.<p>We’ve known for quite some …

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

Quantum Mechanics

Hypnotic Video Simulates How Earth Gets Its Magnetic Field

The Earth is a giant magnet, with a north and a south pole just like any magnet you’ve ever played with. But the Earth’s magnetic field plays a vital …

Psychologists have identified the kind of emotional intelligence that makes internet trolls so mean

What is it with people’s behavior online? Why the readiness to attack, the snarky tone, the lack of courtesy inherent to so many comments? The internet can bring out the worst in people, which when taken to extremes turns into trolling—that bizarre impulsive habit of hurting others online, without …

Psychology

Meet Your New Favorite Summer Side: Bang Bang Corn

Spice things up.<p>GET THE RECIPE HERE.<p><b>BUY OUR FAVE BRUSHES: Coosa Silicone Basting Brushes, $8;amazon.com.</b><p>Grilled corn is one of the best parts about …

Cooking

Two Sad Ironies In Florida Passing Its 'Anti-Science' Law

It is officially called Florida House Bill 989, and it was signed into law by Florida Governor Rick Scott on June 26th, 2017 after passing both chambers of the house. According to the National Center for Science Education’s website:<p>With the law now in place, any county resident — not just any …

Climate Change

Scientists want to build a machine 10 times the size of the Large Hadron Collider

Scientists are working on an ambitious plan to make a machine 10 times more powerful than the Large Hadron Collider in what is described as a …