Kristin Tewhill

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Here are 10 new ways other countries are solving real problems — and kicking America's ass

The Presidential candidates have been sounding off for almost two years now, pointing out (or in many cases manufacturing) all of America’s problems, …

Burnout

Chronic Stress Could Lead To Depression And Dementia, Scientists Warn

People who live a stressful life could have a higher risk of developing depression or dementia, researchers have revealed.<p>A review of previous …

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Animal brought back to life after spending 30 years frozen

The waterbears were retrieved from frozen moss sample collected in Antarctica in 1983<p>Researchers have successfully revived microscopic creatures that had been kept frozen for 30 years.<p>Tardigrades, also known as waterbears or moss piglets, are tiny water-dwelling organisms. They're segmented, with …

Germany is at a near boiling point after horrific mass attacks on women in one of its oldest major cities

The controversy over what German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called the most complex challenge of her 10 years in office has reached a near boiling point after mass New Year's Eve attacks on women in the city of Cologne.<p>A police report (in German) on the attacks released Monday detailed rampant …

Gene tweak led to humans’ big toe

Small tweaks of one gene may have helped humans to walk upright.<p>Losing a genetic switch that increases production of a protein called GDF6 may have …

Biology

India To U.S.: Cut Back On Your Consumption!

Climate negotiators in Paris are wrangling over "country commitments," "caps" and "cuts" in greenhouse gases.<p>Some environmentalists, however, argue that the most important "c" word is missing: consumption. In India, they say little will change unless fossil-fuel-reliant rich countries moderate how …

Exclusive: MH370 Was Crippled by Sudden Electrical Failure

New data reveals a runaway power outage doomed the 777, supporting the theory a fire in the cargo hold turned the jet into a flying zombie.<p>The pilots …

TRUMP: The 'disgusting' New York Times owes me an 'apology before they go out of business'

Among other things, Trump repeatedly called the newspaper "failing," accused it of being biased against him, and demanded an apology from the paper for criticizing him after he mocked a reporter with a physical disability.<p>"The New York Times, which is in huge financial difficulty, which won't make …

A week after getting huffy, Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott blows through Michigan

<b>Ezekiel Elliott</b> apologized, but now you have to wonder whether he's really sorry, because his message obviously was heard loud and clear.<p>Ohio State's star running back, in the wake of a loss to Michigan State last week, complained about not getting the ball enough and announced he would skip his …

College Football

We Need to Talk About Domestic Terrorism

When I heard the news, I was getting ready for a date and couldn't believe my ears. A Planned Parenthood in Colorado had been attacked and police were trying to verify reports of what was happening. "Again?" I asked myself. "We're doing this <i>again</i>? The day after a national holiday?"<p>I'm ashamed to be …

U.N. May Recommend Decriminalizing Drug Use

The United Nations is preparing to call on governments around the world to decriminalize drug use, according to Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, …

Cannabis

The most stressful job? Waitressing, say scientists

Menial jobs like waitressing are far more stressful than professions like medicine or architecture, says scientists, as they warn of stroke risk<p>Ask anyone to name the most stressful professions and they might guess neurosurgeon, bomb diffuser, miner or even stockbroker.<p>But a new study suggests that …

Your smartphone can detect bipolar disorder

Sensors in any smartphone can monitor mood changes and diagnose mental health issues like bipolar disorder<p>Italian researchers have found that smartphones can be used to diagnose and manage mental health illnesses such as bipolar disorder, just by using their inbuilt sensors as a proxy for sudden …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

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What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Psychology

The 4-7-8 Breathing Technique Could Help You Fall Asleep In Just 60 Seconds, Scientist Claims

The majority of Brits find nodding off at night difficult, but a simple breathing technique could help us get all the sleep we need, according to one …

Do smart people worry more? IQ is correlated with anxiety.

If you worry a lot, fear not—your anxiety just might be a sign of high intelligence. The idea has been around for a while: The adage that ignorance …

Psychology

New brain science shows poor kids have smaller brains than affluent kids

New research that shows poor children have smaller brains than affluent children has deepened the national debate about ways to narrow the achievement gap.<p>Neuroscientists who studied the brain scans of nearly<br>1,100 children and young adults nationwide from ages 3 to 20 found that the surface area of …

13 Things to Remember if You Love A Person With Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is the 3rd most common mental health issue in the U.S. In fact, over 19 million people suffer from mild to severe social anxiety …

The first 8 things a French person learns upon moving to the US

1. Cheese is not what you think it is.<p>In the US, when one offers you some cheese, as a newly-arrived French expat, you start daydreaming about …

Extraversion Lies To You: How Only 1% Of The Population Has A Normal View Of The World

Introverts have enjoyed a renaissance over the last several years. Countless news headlines have extolled the benefits of retaining a bit of …

How Music Helps Resolve Our Deepest Inner Conflicts

Billions of people enjoy music; many feel that they can’t live without it.<p>Why?<p>It’s a question that has puzzled scientists and philosophers for …

Psychology

Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here's How to Know for Sure

Emotional intelligence is a huge driver of success.<p>When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the …

Emotional Intelligence

What a Neuroscientist Said About Jon Stewart’s Brain

Watching a comedy show with Heather Berlin, a neuroscientist at Mount Sinai Hospital, must be a strange experience. You (and everyone else in the …

All the Reasons Why Emotionally Intelligent People Are So Happy at Work

Let’s face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found …

Woman held in psychiatric ward after claiming Obama follows her on Twitter (he does)

A trip to pick up a car seized by the New York Police Department ended in an eight-day stay at a psychiatric hospital for Long Island resident Kam Brock<p>A woman from Long Island was told she had to “state that Obama is not following her on Twitter” in order to be released from a psychiatric unit, …

The Secret Eating Disorder (You've Never Heard Of)

<i>Celebrities don’t talk about it. Doctors don’t always notice it. Even those with textbook cases of binge-eating disorder may not know it. Find out what happens when the food you turn to for comfort becomes your worst enemy.</i><p><b>by Sunny Sea Gold</b><p>Sixteen-year-old Emily and her boyfriend had just had a …

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Is The Dress blue and black or white and gold? The answer lies in vision psychology

Would you like to have an argument with your colleagues this fine Friday? Just ask them what colour the dress above is. Some people say white and gold, whereas others claim it’s clearly blue and black. This rift in opinions has caused many people to doubt the sanity of themselves and their friends. …

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