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Scientists Have Just Uncovered a Major Difference Between DNA And RNA

Time to update the textbooks.<p>A new study has shown for the first time that RNA - the older molecular cousin of DNA - splits apart when it tries to …

Medical benefits of dental floss unproven

HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — It's one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities.Except …

Students' Broken Moral Compasses

The pressures of national academic standards have pushed character education out of the classroom.<p>A few months ago, I presented the following scenario to my junior English students: Your boyfriend or girlfriend has committed a felony, during which other people were badly harmed. Should you or …

Education

Zombie Mammoths to the Rescue

A bizarre plan to save humanity<p>Scientists have a fix for one of the greatest threats facing our climate. It’s big, it’s hairy, and it’s been dead 10,000 years.<p>In a madcap scheme to slow the melt of arctic permafrost, researchers are trying to resurrect the woolly mammoth.<p>How to Grow a …

The talent trap: why try, try and trying again isn’t the key to success

The idea of “grit” speaks to our deepest wishes: we all want to believe in our own limitless potential, and that of our children.<p>Angela Lee Duckworth …

Japan might be the 'canary in the coal mine' for the next stock market implosion

Clark runs Horseman Capital Management, a US$2.6 billion investment firm. He thinks global equities are in a price bubble. And he says Japan holds the key to knowing when that bubble will burst.<p>Since 2001, Horseman Global, a US$965 million hedge fund Clark co-manages, has averaged annual returns of …

Earth - There are microbes that eat and poo nothing but electricity

Some microbes have developed the ultimate stripped-down diet. They do not bother with food or oxygen. All they need to survive is pure electrical energy.<p>They often live in muddy seabeds or along the banks of rivers. Finding them is easy: biologists can coax them out of hiding by sticking an …

Doctors used Google Cardboard to perform heart surgery on a baby

A four-month-old baby born with one lung and a defective heart has celebrated her first Christmas with her family, thanks to a life-saving surgery made possible with Google Cardboard, the tech giant’s cheap virtual-reality headset.<p>Teegan Lexcen’s condition was deemed inoperable. Doctors were …

A study of over 200,000 twins is starting to reveal the links between cancer and our genes

The study, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that cancers of various types run in families.<p>Overall, researchers found that about 33 percent of the population's variance in cancer risk was due to genetics, but the figure ranged widely for different types of …

Intelligence genes discovered by scientists

Imperial College London has found that two networks of genes determine whether people are intelligent or not so bright.<p>Genes which make people intelligent have been discovered and scientists believe they could be manipulated to boost brain power.<p>Researchers have believed for some time that …

Genetics

Scientists discovered another reason why you should stop eating lunch alone at your desk

As usual, I assumed that I was crunched for time and had better not take even a half-hour break to socialize with coworkers.<p>It's hardly an uncommon feeling. Surveys have found that a whopping 80% of workers eat at their desks, in spite of research that suggests taking a midday break can be highly …

Why You Feel Like Absolute Crap After Skipping Your Morning Coffee

Missing your mug can lead to some serious withdrawal symptoms<p>Coffee is magic. It energizes you and improves your memory, and has been linked to a slew of health benefits like lower blood pressure and cholestoral levels.<p>But miss one cup, and suddenly you feel like total crap.<p><b>Related</b>: The <i>Men’s Health</i> …

Wellness