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There’s a scientific reason that being a woman isn’t Hillary Clinton’s trump card in the election

At a recent rally on Roosevelt Island in New York City, Hillary Clinton remarked that she wanted the United States to be a place “where a father can tell his daughter yes, you can be anything you want to be, even president of the United States.”<p>According to some polls, parents can already tell …

11 Public Speaking Tips From the Best TED Talks Speakers | Inc.com

There's no question about it: TED Talks have raised the bar sky-high for what's considered a memorable and compelling business presentation.<p>That being said, there are a handful of TED Talks speakers so talented that they almost make the rest seem dull and uninspired.<p>What makes them so special and …

Public Speaking

Scientists Have Discovered Never-Before-Seen Vessels in The Brain

"They'll have to rewrite the textbooks."<p>Scientists in the US have discovered a new series of lymphatic vessels in the body that link the brain to the …

'Living hip' grown in lab genetically engineered to stop arthritis

Arthritis sufferers have been offered new hope after scientists grew a ‘living hip’ in the lab which not only replaces worn cartilage but stops painful joints returning.<p>Researchers in the US have used stem cells to grow cartilage in the exact shape of a hip joint while also genetically engineering …

Chicken Avocado Burgers – Easy Meals with Video Recipes by Chef Joel Mielle

Step 1<p>Insert the knife blade lengthwise and cut around the circumference. Hold avocado in palm of hand and twist off one half to release. The stone …

Scientists: Marijuana Can Help Deteriorate Alzheimer’s

Scientists discovered two feather-covered dinosaur wings preserved in amber

Nature<p>Scientists just published their findings from two 99 million-year-old baby dinosaur wings — with feathers still attached — found encased in …

Can coffee cause cancer? Only if it's very hot, says WHO agency | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - There is no conclusive evidence that drinking coffee causes cancer, the World Health Organization’s cancer agency said on Wednesday in a reverse of its previous warning, but it also said all “very hot” drinks are probably carcinogenic.<p>The International Agency for Research on …

The 1 Science-Based Technique That Will Improve Every Email You Write

A book author and highly respected consultant offers a way to make your emails more appealing.<p>I've been making a mistake in how I've composed emails, and the solution to the problem is ground-breaking to say the least.<p>Brain science has started intersecting with our everyday lives, helping us …

If you think your brain is more than a computer, you must accept this fringe idea in physics

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. Its central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …

Why Do Some People Respond to Trump? It’s Biology 101

It’s no mystery. Social science has been telling us for years. Conservatives respond to fear-inducing stimuli more than liberals do.<p>As humans, we are …

Biochemists watch gene expression in real time - study

The fundamental rule of molecular biology is “DNA makes RNA makes protein,” but up until now biochemists haven’t “seen” it in action, as Albert …

How neuroscientists are learning to read our minds

Neuroscientists are not mind-readers, but they're coming close, according to a new study published in the journal <i>Science</i>. With little more than a …

9 Common Habits of the Most Influential and Persuasive People

Some people are naturally persuasive. The rest of us have to learn to be more so. Here's how.<p>Think about all the extremely successful people you know. I guarantee they're incredibly good at selling themselves, selling their ideas--in short, they're incredibly good at persuading other people.<p>Maybe …

Conflicts Between Science And Spirituality Are Rooted In Your Brain

"They are different kinds of insight, so there is really no reason for so much conflict to arise."<p>The standoff between science and religion -- between fact-based and faith-based ways of thinking and explaining the world -- is nearly as old as human thought itself.<p>In fact, the conflict may be rooted …

Neuroscience says these five rituals will help your brain stay in peak condition

Thanks to improvements in medicine, more of us are living longer. That makes we have a heightened investment in making sure our brains stay in shape as we age, too. While an increased life expectancy will not necessarily lead to a higher incidence of cognitive disorders, Alzheimer’s alone is …

The Brain

7 Amazing Things You Probably Didn't Know About REM Sleep

A lot happens while you're dreaming.<p>The mysterious phase of deep sleep when our most vivid dreams occur has long fascinated scientists and artists. But it wasn't until the 1950s that sleep period -- also known as rapid eye movement, or REM, sleep -- was actually discovered and documented in a …

Why Science Denialism Is Costing Us A Fortune

In case you haven’t heard, the moon landings were faked, the measles vaccine causes autism, climate change is a hoax, and genetically modified crops (GMOs) are, you know, the pits. If you want evidence, just check the Internet.<p>Scientists like me adopt all kinds of strategies in trying to combat …

Public Health

3 Neuroscience Advances That Could Change Your Life

Juliano Pinto, dressed in the bright green and yellow of his native Brazil, stood on the soccer field of the cavernous stadium, aware that 63,000 …

Hagfish 'slime clouds' have scientists stumped - Futurity

Hagfish secrete a slime mass that is very unusual. It's almost 100% water and super stretchy. Scientists say they're struggling to recreate it in the …

Americans are relying on a broken system to lose weight — here’s why it’s useless to count calories

Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, Texas, where he's a technology director for a textbook publisher.<p>And he's 5'10" and 245 lbs - which means he is classed as obese.<p>In an effort to lose weight, Nash uses an app to record the calories he consumes and a Fitbit band to track the energy he …

Scientists Have Developed A Jet Engine That Will Shoot Lazy Sperm Right Into The Danger Zone

Has science gone too far? That’s a question you’ll be asking yourself once you watch this video. No, it’s not a full-on head transplant (that <i>is</i> a definitive sign that science has gone too far), but researchers in Germany have developed something that’s just as weird as you’d see in a mid-budget …

Magnetism

Scientists Say People Who Drink Coffee Every Day Live Longer

Science has revealed some interesting facts about coffee consumption. If you have been debating on whether that second or third cup is going to help …

Past Peak

Electronic dance music finds its limits.<p>Last year, “Saturday Night Live” ran a video online poking fun at the culture of electronic dance music. The bit features Andy Samberg as a preening d.j. named Davvincii, who has the ability to whip a crowd into a frenzy by doing virtually anything except …

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Imlygic programs viruses to attack only cancer cells and gives patients more humane options – potentially ‘a complete change in the game’ in treatment<p>A new cancer treatment strategy is on the horizon that experts say could be a game-changer and spare patients the extreme side effects of existing …

Cancer

How To Make Powdered Booze At Home

Fluffy like confetti and just as liquorous as the bottled stuff<p>Some truths we rarely question. The sky is blue. The sun rises in the east. Cocktails are wet. But a new product, called Palcohol, aims to crumble our everyday expectations. It's an alcoholic beverage -- in powder form. Carry a …

Lifting people out of extreme poverty requires a comprehensive approach, study finds

A significant portion of the global population lives in extreme poverty. While the numbers have declined in the last few decades, World Bank estimates show that about 1.3 billion people worldwide make less than $1.25 a day. While there's no magic bullet, a new study published in <i>Science</i> demonstrates …