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Taste Beyond The Tongue

A Mutated Gene Might Be Blocking You From a Good Night's Sleep

Scientists are one step closer to solving the mystery of why you just want more sleep.<p>If you can’t ever seem to nail a good night’s sleep, it might …

Biology

11 Slow-Cooker Meals You Can Prep and Freeze Ahead of Time

Cooking

A discovery about the movement of tectonic plates will have scientists rewriting textbooks

Plate tectonics is the widely accepted theory that the Earth's crust is divided into several sections that float around on the mantle — the mostly solid layer between the core and the crust. But how they move around has been a subject of much debate among scientists since the theory was first …

Earth Science

Graphene's Superconductive Power Has Finally Been Unlocked, And It's Crazier Than We Expected

Okay, wow.<p>It's official: graphene has been made into a superconductor in its natural state - which means electrical current can flow through it with …

Nanotech

Apple Sued for Choosing Not to 'Lock-Out' iPhones Behind the Wheel to Prevent Texting and Driving

California resident Julio Ceja is seeking a class action lawsuit against Apple, accusing the company of placing profit before consumer safety by choosing not to implement a lock-out mechanism that would disable an iPhone's functionality when being used behind the wheel by an engaged driver.<p>Ceja …

How Your Brain Stops You From Exercising - Guyology

<i>This story was originally published on Gizmodo</i><p>If your New Year’s Resolution is to hit the gym, you might find sticking to it a little tricky.<p>A recent …

The Best Black Friday Deals of 2016

Steals and deals from Amazon, Target, Walmart and 13 other retailers.<p>The big retailers launch holiday sales the day after Halloween, and the flow of …

Shopping

How to Talk About the Future of Human Evolution

It's complicated because there might not be one.<p>Scientists have a hard time deciding what <i>Homo Futurus</i> might look like. Will our evolutionary …

Evolution

The Anti-inflammatory Diet: A Way to Manage Chronic Pain

Online Health Chat with William Welches, DO, PhD and Carla Vanpelt, PCC<p>Monday July 13, 2015<p>Description<p>A large number of people live with chronic …

Stanford psychiatrists developed a test to help see if you'll respond to antidepressants

A group of researchers from Stanford has created a tool that could help make that decision much easier. It's a two-part test that they say could one day help predict — with striking accuracy — if someone with depression will respond to antidepressants.<p>That's a huge development.<p>Millions of people …

Depression
Quantum Computing

Consuming 1 Tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar on a Daily Basis Will Experience the Following Benefits

<b>The health benefits of apple cider vinegar</b><p>Several studies have been conducted to determine the effect of apple vinegar on human health. This is what …

Unintended consequences of creating the world's first semisynthetic organism

(Phys.org)—In 2014, the incorporation of two artificial letters of genetic code into the DNA of Escherichia coli gave the bacteria the distinction of …

E.coli

The Extravagant, Overlooked Design Of Fashion Show Sets

In a new book, the over-the-top backdrops of haute couture fashion runways get a chance to star.<p>In 2007, Fendi hosted a fashion show on the Great Wall of China, transforming part of the 2,000-year-old, 4,500-mile-long structure into the world’s oldest and most historically significant catwalk. Five …

Fashion Shows

Pressure Grows on Obama to Name DNC Hackers

U.S. officials say the hackers who hit the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaigns are Russian. Lawmakers want the White House to show the evidence for …

Pokémon GO and 10 More Apps That Make You Exercise

July 2016 might as well be renamed, "The Month of Pokémon GO." Released to iOS and Android on July 5th, within two weeks the nostalgic 90s game that …

Synthetic Stingray May Lead To A Better Artificial Heart

Scientists have created a synthetic stingray that's propelled by living muscle cells and controlled by light, a team reports Thursday in the journal <i>Science</i>.<p>And it should be possible to build an artificial heart using some of the same techniques, the researchers say.<p>"I want to build an artificial …

Fish

Bacteria 'windfarms' could be used to power tiny machines

Tiny man-made machines could be powered by the movement of bacteria, a group of researchers has said.<p>The natural movement of bacteria and the chaotic …

Oxford University

Segway creator's advanced prosthetic arm arrives in late 2016

Segway creator Dean Kamen's Luke prosthetic arm has been a long time in coming -- the FDA approved it two years ago. At last, however, it's nearly here. Mobius Bionics has revealed that it will offer the Luke arm sometime in late 2016. It's not clear what it will take to get one (you can register …

Meditations to Use for Stress Relief

Meditations have tremendous benefits for stress management and overall health. While there are many different meditations that are effective, each …

Scientists Accidentally Created Nanorods That Harvest Water From The Air

This is so cool.<p>Incredible scientific discoveries happen all the time when researchers haven't been looking for them, and new nanorods that harvest …

Engineering

If You Use Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo Mail, You Should Change Your Password Now

If you rely on Google, Microsoft, Yahoo or Mail.ru for your emails, you should go change your password right now.<p>Reuters is reporting that Russian hackers have stolen more than 273 million email passwords and are selling them online. If true, this would be the largest security breach since hackers …

Hotmail

How to Grow Houseplants That Won't Hurt Your Cat or Dog

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>We gardeners can be a bit obsessive when it comes to our plants – we like them in the garden, on decks and …

Plants

Here's The Sexist Detail In Movie Posters You Probably Never Noticed

Dammit, world.

Scientists accidentally discover the secret to long-lived batteries

Scientists have discovered technology that could potentially make batteries last hundreds of thousands of recharge cycles, rather than just …