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The science-backed 7-minute fitness routine is a great way to get in shape

Looking for a way to get the benefits of a trip to the gym at home with no equipment? The Johnson & Johnson Official 7-Minute Workout can help.<p>Admittedly, when I first heard about the app, I assumed it was all hype. I was wrong.<p>Designed by exercise physiologist Chris Jordan, the app gets your heart …

Exercise

People are dying because we misunderstand how those with addiction think

A philosopher explains why addiction isn’t a moral failure.<p>The American opioid epidemic claimed 42,300 lives in 2016 alone. While the public policy challenge is daunting, the problem isn’t that we lack any effective treatment options. The data shows that we could save many lives by expanding …

This Is The First Detailed Footage of DNA Replication, And It Wasn't What We Expected

"It undermines a great deal of what's in the textbooks."<p>Here's proof of how far we've come in science - in June 2017, researchers recorded up-close …

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

Machine Learning

Army of Nanorobots Successfully Strangles Cancerous Tumors

Tiny moving robots made of DNA are being used to deliver cancer drugs.<p>Nearly 1.7 million new cases of cancer are detected in the United States each …

Immunotherapy

As Residents of Lahore Choke on Air Pollution, Pakistani Officials Dawdle

Deteriorating air quality in Pakistan’s second-largest city is posing real risks to public health, but officials are taking a largely short-term view.<p>…

Eni and Shell go on trial over Nigeria kickback scandal

Oil giants Eni and Shell go on trial in Milan on Monday, charged with bribery and corruption in the purchase of an offshore oilfield in Nigeria.<p>Eni …

Corruption

Gratuitous cruelty by Homeland Security: Separating a 7-year-old from her mother

WHAT, EXACTLY, did a 7-year-old Congolese girl do to the United States to deserve the trauma that has been visited upon her — including forcible separation from her mother — by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and her immigration agents?<p>There is no allegation that the little girl, known …

Immigration

Regulate Weapons Like We Do in the Military, Says an Army Officer

For the list of previous entries in this series, please see the index at the end of the post. But: if you’re revving up to send me a note explaining what kind of ammunition the AR-15 uses, and how it is similar to (and different from) the military’s M-16 (and so on), please first at least look at …

Guns

Trump’s trade war will hurt everyone — the only question is how much

“I don’t know anybody who thinks that trade wars are something you win.”<p>Historically, the United States has focused on staying out of trade wars. Not so under President Donald Trump, who last week announced plans to slap sweeping tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and asserted that trade wars …

Want Sustainable Clothing? It's Time to Meet Regenerative Fiber

By Valerie Vande Panne<p>Do you know where your clothes came from?<p>No, not the store, the label or the brand. Or China, India or Vietnam.<p>I mean, do you …

Schizophrenia is likely a side effect of our brain’s complex evolution

This discovery could lead to not only a better understanding of our evolution but to new treatment options for schizophrenics.<br>Read More

Neuroscience

The Case Against Low-fat Milk Is Stronger Than Ever

For years you’ve been told to go for skim over full-fat dairy. Even the latest dietary guidelines for Americans urge people to avoid the full fat, …

Exclusive: Florida Public School Teacher Has A White Nationalist Podcast

Dayanna Volitich, a 25-year-old social studies teacher at Crystal River Middle School in Florida, has been secretly hosting the white nationalist podcast “Unapologetic” under the pseudonym “Tiana Dalichov” and bragging about teaching her views in a public school, HuffPost has discovered.<p>In her most …

This Woman Fused With Her Twin In Utero And Has The DNA Of Two People

Chimerism is a rare genetic condition where an individual has two sets of DNA.<p>Twins often have an inseparable bond, but Muhl and her fraternal twin are actually the same person. In a rare genetic event, Muhl fused together with her fraternal twin in the womb. So Muhl has two sets of DNA: her own, …

‘Death tsunami’: Here’s what actually happens inside your brain as you die

Every minute, around 108 people die on this planet – but what does it actually feel like?<p>Scientists have now thrown light on what actually happens …

This Startup Failed Miserably on Shark Tank 5 Years Ago. Amazon Just Bought It for $1 Billion

The acquisition comes two months after Amazon bought smart doorbell company Blink.<p>In 2013, Jamie Siminoff left the set of Shark Tank without a deal for his video doorbell company--and in tears because his company was almost out of money. Five years later, Amazon is buying it for a cool $1 …

Smart Homes

The No. 1 TED Talk of All Time Teaches a Critical Lesson in Intelligence (That We Often Forget)

It has close to 50 million views ... and infinite wisdom.<p>The most-viewed TED talk of all time is over a decade old. This is not just a testament to its popularity at the time, but the longevity of its relevance.<p>It's called, "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" and it has been viewed over 49 million …

New York City

Standing desks 'increase pain' and slow down mental ability, study suggests

Standing desks increase bodily pain and slow down people’s cognitive functions at work, new research suggests.<p>Experts have warned that despite the “feverish” trend towards adopting the adjustable desks, there is little solid evidence to support their use, as well as concerns they may do more harm …

The Democratic rebuttal to the Nunes memo tears it apart

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff brought receipts.<p>Late on Saturday afternoon, House Democrats surprised the country by releasing their rebuttal to the so-called Nunes memo — the document, prepared by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), that has become a key part of the conservative argument that the FBI is biased …

Donald Trump

"Nanodrops" That Repair Corneas May Ultimately Replace Glasses

New eye drops developed by researchers from the Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Bar-Ilan University in Israel can improve both nearsightedness and …

It's Time To Say It, Retirement Is Dead, This Is What Will Take its Place.

The tired old notion of retiring is absolutely the wrong way to think about the most important part of your life.<p><i>"We get old when the weight of our memories and regrets starts to exceed that of our dreams."</i><p>When it to comes to the topic of retirement the old rules no longer apply.<p>In 1935 when the …

Retirement

According to Science Our Perfect Partners Are Probably Not What You Think

Do opposites really attract?<p>Everyone seems to agree that opposites attract. Young and old people, happy and distressed couples, single folks and …

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Teaching

Suspect was a 'good shot' on NRA-backed school rifle team

The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs and other …

Guns

A study of more than 100,000 people has found that one food group is closely linked with cancer

If scientists told you there was a single lifestyle factor that may best predict whether you get cancer, you'd want to know, right?<p>Researchers in France may have found just that. After studying more than 100,000 adults for years, they found that eating processed food was more closely linked with …

Processed Food

An effortless way to improve your memory

A surprisingly potent technique can boost your short and long-term recall – and it appears to help everyone from students to Alzheimer’s patients.<p>When trying to memorise new material, it’s easy to assume that the more work you put in, the better you will perform. Yet taking the occasional down time …

The Brain

Amazon has a great perk for Prime members who love to read

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>Amazon Prime comes with a lot of perks— among which are notably free two-day shipping on all purchases and access to services like …

Indian History

What happens in the brain when habits form?

There are a million things that we do every day without thinking. Brushing our teeth, drying our hair after a shower, and unlocking our phone screen …

11 mind-expanding TED Talks to watch if you have 20 minutes to spare

Over the past several years, TED talks have brought insights from the most prominent academics, business leaders, and writers to the masses.<p>If you want to get some quick enlightenment, look no further than this list of some of the most thought-provoking and mind-expanding TED talks available.<p>These …

TED Talks