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The Ethics of Exercise Pills

Medications designed to mimic the health benefits of exercise could help the disabled or immobile—but they might also keep the rest of us on the couch.<p>In his 1932 novel <i>Brave New World</i>, Aldous Huxley described a fictional drug called Soma. In the novel, a soma was something akin to an opiate, which …

Weight Loss

How to Program With Java Teaches You the Basic Concepts of Programming (and Java, Of Course)

Learning to code is a lot easier once you know the basics. We got you started with JavaScript, but if you want to get an idea of how that translates …

Java

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Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

How the White House kept Democrats from killing the Iran deal

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> It was late July and nerves at the White House were high. Sen. Chuck Schumer, the New York Democrat, was widely expected to announce his opposition to the Iran deal -- and dozens of other House and Senate Democrats were threatening to revolt against the nuclear agreement and …

Transhumanists are on a quest to discover eternal life. Is the citizen science they use the future of technology?

Immortality aside, DIY "bio-hacking" could provide solutions to everyday problems, despite the risks involved<p>For the last week I’ve been travelling around California and Nevada on a 40 foot, 1978 bus that’s designed to look like a massive coffin, with the words "Immortality Bus" painted down both …

Singularity

South African Cave Yields Strange Bones Of Early Human-Like Species

Scientists have discovered the fossilized remains of an unusual human-like creature that lived long ago. Exactly how long ago is still a mystery — and that's not the only mystery surrounding this newfound species.<p>The bones have a strange mix of primitive and modern features, and were found in an …

Anthropology

12 Sites That Will Teach You Coding for Free

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There was a time when knowing how to program was for the geekiest of geeks. That’s not exactly the case today. As most entrepreneurs, freelancers and marketers will tell you, learning how to program can help you succeed. Over …

Online Education

Yes, You CAN Wear Brown with Black

These 3 surprisingly stylish color combos will make you look like a trend setter<p>Ever see a man sporting a navy blazer with black pants and wonder if he got dressed in the dark? You might be the one who’s in the dark.<p>Forget what you’ve always been told about color dos and don’ts, because style …

9 Menswear Looks That Will Never Go Out Of Style

It’s a widely accepted truth that some wardrobe classics never date; a black leather biker jacket looks as slick today as it did on Brando in <i>The Wild</i> …

Men's Fashion

There is still scientific research that says man-made climate change is a myth. Here is why it’s wrong

Scientists love arguments and counter-arguments. Even when they arrive at a consensus, they remain open to evidence that could force them to change their minds. That is perhaps why, despite a consensus among 97% climate scientists that humans are causing global warming, some people believe that the …

Climate Change

How many civilian guns does a well regulated militia need?

Why is it so difficult for America to come to terms with gun violence? Here are five key points, compiled by our Washington correspondent Stefan Grobe, that you need to know to understand the issue:<p>What is the legal basis for gun ownership?<p>It is the Second Amendment to the US Constitution, adopted …

Obamacare ‘Cadillac tax’ to hit 1 in 4 employers that offer health care benefits

Obamacare’s “Cadillac tax” will hit one in four employers that offer health care benefits, a leading industry analyst says in a report being released …

Snooze Alert: A Sleep Disorder May Be Harming Your Body And Brain

It's time for consumers to wake up to the risks of sleep disorders, scientists say.<p>More than 50 million adults in the U.S. have a disorder such as insomnia, restless leg syndrome or sleep apnea, according to an Institute of Medicine report. And it's now clear that a lack of sleep "not only …

Sleep

1 math model sums up all predators and prey

Food webs are incredibly complex networks of interactions between organisms and the things they eat. One creature’s prey is another creature’s …

Ecology

Is there life on Jupiter's moons? Juice may hold the key

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Could the mysterious moons of Jupiter be hiding habitable zones under their icy crusts?<p>The Rosetta mission's startling discovery that Comet 67P contains multiple organic compounds that make up the building blocks of life adds weight to a theory that Earth may have been seeded with …

Universe

Jewish Leaders Urge Congress to OK Deal With Iran

More than two dozen leaders of the Jewish community signed a full-page ad in Thursday’s New York <i>Times</i> urging Congress to support an international …

Israel

The man building Obama's future

The president has entrusted the work of the Obama Foundation to his best friend, Marty Nesbitt, who is helping sketch out a post-White House mission.<p>CHICAGO — President Barack Obama’s post-presidential center will return full circle to his community organizing days, making an outreach program to …

Humankind has reached the limit of how old it can be, says NT minister

“Hundreds of kids” could be helped with the money the Northern Territory currently spends on the elderly, its health minister John Elferink said, adding humans had “reached the limit of how old we can grow as a species”.<p>“We pour huge effort and resources into the last year of a person’s life,” he …

Obama administration objects as Russia moves ahead with Iran missile sale

Despite a ban on arms shipments to Iran under international sanctions, Russia appears willing to proceed with the sale of advanced S-300 surface-to-air missiles to the country -- in a development triggering objections from the Obama administration.<p>“We have long expressed our concerns over reports …

10 Articles Every Programmer Must Read

Being a Java programmer and Software developer, I have learned a lot from articles titled as <i>What Every Programmer Should Know about …..</i> , they tend …

11 Online Learning websites to learn how to code and more!

Planning start something new in this year? You can start to learn online now. Online education is gaining popularity over the last few years, as it …

Top 10 Useful, Yet Paranoid Java Programming Techniques

After coding for a while (eek, almost 20 years or so in my case, time flies when you’re having fun), one starts to embrace those habits. Because, you …

Top 10

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DNA could be used to store data more efficiently than computers, scientists find

Scientists exploring archiving potential of DNA conduct test to cope with threat of 'digital dark age' find potential solution<p>DNA could be used to store digital information and preserve essential knowledge for thousands of years, research has shown.<p>Scientists exploring the archiving potential of …

Astronomers discover the biggest thing in the Universe

There's some pretty big stuff out there in the Universe, but how big is the biggest? According to a team of Hungarian-US scientists led by Prof Lajos …

Universe

Toptal's List Of Top Free Programming Books

The Internet is mankind’s biggest repository of knowledge, information, useful (and useless: think of cat pics) digital content. Today, we will be …

How to swap two Integers without using temporary variable in Java?

One of the oldest trick question from programming interview is, How do you swap two integers without using temp variable? This was first asked to me …

Which Company Will Change the Future of Healthcare? Here are 10 Contenders

I have yet to hear of an industry that hasn't been massively disrupted by technology. Healthcare is no stranger to this disruption. The question is which companies will actually break through the barrier and solve some of the major issues healthcare faces today?<p>Major trends are becoming anything …