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Why suicide rates spike in spring

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and woodland creatures are literally coming out to play—it’s like a Disney movie out there. But while springtime <i>seems</i> hyper-cheerful, not everyone feels that way. For some people, the season can be especially tough, and sadly, research shows that suicide …

University of Michigan

The Latest: EgyptAir passenger was dual Australia-UK citizen

CAIRO (AP) — The latest news on EgyptAir Flight 804 from Paris to Cairo, carrying 66 people, which Egyptian officials say crashed early Thursday into …

Airplanes

Uber will only cap surge pricing during the blizzard if New York makes it

The ball is in the attorney general's court, basically<p>Uber says it will cap surge pricing in New York City during this weekend's upcoming blizzard, but only under two conditions.<p>"If a state of emergency is declared, or the attorney general advises us the agreement has been triggered, then we will …

Obama thrusts gun control debate into forefront of 2016 race

WASHINGTON (AP) — With his emotional plea for America to embrace some gun control, President Barack Obama on Thursday thrust the contentious issue to …

Gun Control

Mark Zuckerberg's House Is Going to Be So Much Smarter Than Your House

Like Tony Stark. Except Tony Stark is make-believe.<p>Billionaire tech CEOs are just like us! Except for the fact that they are billionaires.<p>Also, their New Years’ resolutions are much more interesting.<p>Mark Zuckerberg, for instance, is going to build a robot that controls his house.<p>Okay, okay. Not a</i> …

Scientists create first ever inkjet-printed image that changes when you rotate it

Have you ever played with one of those 3D holographic novelty cards? The type that show one 3D image when you hold it flat and then display another …

Diamond Nanothreads Could Support Space Elevator

Diamonds in the sky might recall a popular Beatles song, but researcher from Penn State University think that's exactly where these diamonds …

Scientists have discovered how your brain wakes you up

The smells of coffee and breakfast foods have long been credited for rousing even the sleepiest of heads out of their beds, but now, scientists …

3 Big Moments From Space In 2015

It's been an exciting year for developments in space. NPR Science Correspondent Geoff Brumfiel shares three highlights with host Linda Wertheimer.<p>Interview Highlights<p><b>SpaceX rocket lands on Earth.</b> Earlier this week, the commercial spaceflight company SpaceX successfully landed a 15-story-tall …

Space Exploration

YouTube star Connor Franta to release new music compilation – on CD

Popular vlogger to release Common Culture Vol. 4 through his own Heard Well label, which boasts fellow stars Lohanthony and Jc Caylen as curators<p>Now that’s what I call a new source for music compilations: YouTube star Connor Franta is releasing his fourth “Common Culture” album through his own …

New Music

The Internet is Going Crazy Looking for the Panda in This Photo

Do you remember that blue and black or white and gold dress fiasco? The Internet exploded trying to figure out what the colors of the dress were. It …

The most incredible ski run you’ll ever see doesn’t even involve snow

This is without question one of the coolest videos you’ll see this week. In fact, it might be the coolest video you see all month.<p>We recently shared …

These Google-owned robotic reindeer are freaking out the Internet

Google in recent years has bought up a lot of different robotics firms and one of the most impressive of the bunch is Boston Dynamics, which has made …

2015's worst pop music moments: Madonna, Meghan Trainor and that 'Hello' cover you put on YouTube

Here's the thing about pop music in 2015: It was mostly impressive.<p>The number of truly great albums made compiling year-end lists feel like "The Hunger Games." Plus, there were enough comebacks, left-field collaborations and other surprises to keep us on our toes. Arena spectacles and music …

Music

Why Your Mind Doesn't Want You to Lose Weight | Women's Health

Though the survey takers may have been confused about what one's "psychological wellbeing" actually meant (it kinda sounds like a person's mental stability, right?), it's apparent that many of us are convinced that you can muscle your way to a fitter body by diet and exercise alone.<p>“We tend to …

Story of a suicide survivor: “The millisecond my hands left the rail it was an instant regret.”

KEVIN HINES JUMPED FROM San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge — one of the most frequently used places in the world for suicide attempts — and survived. …

Bowe Bergdahl faces court-martial and possible life imprisonment

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will face a military court on charges of desertion and endangering fellow soldiers, the U.S. Army announced Monday.<p>Gen. Robert Abrams, the commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, ordered the court-martial on Monday, breaking with the U.S. military …

Bowe Bergdahl

Russia-Ukraine row over Crimea escalates as Moscow cuts coal to Kiev | News Home | Reuters

KIEV (Reuters) - Russia has begun to restrict coal supplies to Ukraine, Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn told parliament on Friday, days after the Kremlin threatened to punish Kiev for a power blackout of Russian-annexed Crimea.<p>Children visit a mobile station, opened and operated by members of …

Russia

Eight-year-old Utah girl diagnosed with rare form of breast cancer

Chrissy Turner found a lump in her chest last month and was discovered to have a ‘one in a million’ form of cancer called secretory carcinoma<p>An eight-year-old girl in the United States is one of the youngest people ever to receive a breast cancer diagnosis after she developed a rare form of the …

Cancer

The Latest Breakthrough In Understanding Diabetes Was Made By An Algorithm

Researchers now believe there are three different kinds of type 2 diabetes–a result discovered with help from machines combing through reams of medical data.<p>With the cost to sequence a human genome dropping by the day and medical records finally going digital, public health experts are excited for …

Diabetes

Adele Wears Prosthetic Makeup to Audition as an Adele Impersonator With Other ‘Adeles’

Adele wears prosthetic makeup to audition as an Adele impersonator named “Jenny” with other “Adeles” for her recent BBC special. The other performers …

Fitbit Surge and Charge HR automatically detect and log exercises

Just in time to entice holiday shoppers, Fibit is updating its Surge and Charge HR fitness trackers with a handful of new features. First, a SmartTrack feature automatically recognizes exercises during your workouts and records them in the Fitbit app along with details on duration, calories burned …

Runner Brings Movember to His Running Route

David Miller ran 15 miles to draw a mustached face with his run.<p>David Miller originally made headlines when he applied for a job at Strava by doing a run that spelled, “HIRE ME.” Others have used their runs to spell out marriage proposals and draw intricate pictures.<p>Last Tuesday, Miller, 29, of San …

Nestlé Is Pulling a Willy Wonka and Selling Edible Gold Kit Kats for $16

This is some stocking stuffer.<p>A special Kit Kat “Choclatory” boutique store in Japan sells special versions besides the standard chocolate, and it’s …

Air Button adds handy shortcuts to NFC-enabled phones

The idea of customizable add-on buttons for smartphones isn't exactly new. First we had Pressy (which was quickly cloned by Xiaomi and others), then the Dimple NFC button pad came along. So what's next? Well, a Hong Kong startup thinks Dimple has space for improvement, which leads us to the Air …

A giant purple smiling emoji is looking down on us from deep space

A mischievous face with a big smile shines light-years away from Earth.<p>A new photo taken by a NASA space telescope called Chandra shows a group of …

5 Drone Photos That Leave Us Speechless

<i>by the Editors of Condé Nast Traveler</i><p><i>Courtesy fuadariff_user/SkyPixel</i><p>Our friends at SkyPixel are running a drone- and aerial-themed photography competition and some of the submissions have been (very literally) over the top. This technology has already changed the way we capture our …