Kyra Martin-Barrera

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Scientists followed 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here's what they learned about success

Follow thousands of super-bright kids for four and a half decades and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest …

Fun With DNA

Tiny computers, microscopic art, bringing back the dodo—the future uses of the double helix<p>In the past couple of decades, genetics has revolutionized fields such as agriculture, criminal justice, and—of course—medicine. In the next couple, expect DNA to turn up in such far-flung disciplines as …


MP Naz Shah suspended from Labour

<b>Labour has suspended MP Naz Shah over comments she made about Israel.</b><p>The Bradford West MP has been heavily criticised over the Facebook posts, including one suggesting Israel should be moved to the United States.<p>In a Commons statement she offered a "profound apology" for the posts, which were made …

United Kingdom

People are sharing their renting horror stories on Twitter

LONDON — Renting in London has long been an arduous and expensive affair. High rents, dodgy accommodation and lazy landlords. With the mayoral …

Set your alarm to GO to bed

When I was training to become a psychiatrist, I rarely paid attention to my patient’s sleep habits. Unless there was a specific problem with sleep — …

How to become luckier, according to science

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don't mean …


20 Nifty New Uses for Your Hanging Shoe Organizer

Not a single idea involves sandals or sneakers.<p>Use these savvy pockets to add way more storage and space to your home.

The 8 Biggest Renovation Mistakes That Will Hurt Your Property Value

Because the next owner might not love heated floor tiles.<p>Here's what the experts say to be cautious of when renovating your home. After all, you don't want to miss out on the big bucks.

Buzz Aldrin’s plan for a permanent presence on Mars

Buzz Aldrin was the second man to walk on the Moon. Now the Nasa veteran, and trained engineer, is setting his sights on another part of our Solar System – Mars.<p>Buzz Aldrin’s passion is clear for all to see. It’s not the jeans, jacket or unexpected striped red braces, but on the T-shirt. Beneath …

Buzz Aldrin

I Tried This Weird App to Sleep Better. Here’s What Happened

After a particularly anxiety-ridden three months during the summer and fall of 2014, my best friend — who also happens to be a licensed clinical social worker — suggested I download a meditation app called the Calm app for some meditation practice. I’d been waking up at 3am every night for weeks, …


Tiny Transforming Apartment Is Like a Dozen Homes in One

This 309-square-foot apartment makes the most of every single inch.<p>There is a general, obnoxious rule when it comes to real estate. Size, location, reasonable price: pick two. But while living in a hip neighborhood in the middle of a city might mean you'll have to settle for an apartment that has …

Interior Design

NASA's Cassini Reveals The Full Glory Of Saturn's Rings

Saturn is remarkable in a number of ways; among all the planets we know of, it’s the <i>least</i> dense, and also the only one with a spectacularly visible set of rings.<p>Composed of icy, dust-like material, these rings aren’t solid, but made up of particles that pass each other, sticking together briefly …