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Electrons Have Been Caught Disappearing And Reappearing Between Atomic Layers

Quantum ghosts.<p>Scientist have spotted a strange type of quantum movement occurring in electrons travelling between the atomic layers of a …

Researchers Might Have Located The Brain Switch Responsible For Autism's Social Struggles

This is where some aspects of autism start.<p>For people diagnosed with one of the many disorders associated with autism, connecting with others …

Public health leaders urge far-reaching reforms to curb prescription opioid epidemic

A group of experts has issued recommendations aimed at stemming the prescription opioid epidemic, a crisis that kills an average of 44 people a day …

Medicine

Male suicide now a national public health emergency, MPs warned

Rising suicide rates among men driven ‘crisis of masculinity’, charities warn as MPs are urged to ‘break the stigma’<p>Rising suicide rates among men should be treated as a national public health issue on a par with smoking, obesity or pollution, a coalition of charity chiefs and experts has …

Physicists To Put One Large Physical Object In Two Places At The Same Time

A pair of scientists — Dr. Yin of Bejing’s Tsinghua University and Dr. Li of Indiana’s Perdue University — have proposed what they believe to be a …

Drug inmates with long rap sheets among those freed early

WASHINGTON (AP) — A push to overhaul criminal sentencing is prompting the early release of thousands of federal drug prisoners, including some whom prosecutors once described as threats to society, according to an Associated Press review of court records.<p>About 6,000 inmates are due to be freed from …

Criminal Sentencing

Mental As: Does positive thinking really improve mental health?

How often have you been told to "look on the bright side" or "focus on the good things" when times are tough?<p>It can feel as though every self-help …

Mental Health

Anxiety Sufferers: You Might Just Be Too Smart

If you suffer from anxiety, social or otherwise, you might be tempted to think that your brain is just ‘broken.’<p>However, there is evidence to suggest …

Your 'mind's eye' can make its own decisions - Futurity

Scientists were surprised to learn the part of the brain responsible for seeing can essentially make decisions just like "higher level" brain areas.

The Brain

Images of Pluto and Charon continue to captivate Nasa: 'This world is alive'

The space agency will reveal latest data and photos of the planet and its moon from New Horizons spacecraft Thursday, adding to its unprecedented collection<p>The newest images and data from Pluto continue to astound Nasa scientists, lead researcher Alan Stern said on Monday, telling a university hall …

Solar System

Nobel Prize for solving puzzle of ghostly neutrino particles awarded to Japanese and Canadian

Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald's breakthrough was the discovery of a phenomenon called neutrino oscillation<p>A Japanese and a Canadian scientist won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for discovering that elusive subatomic particles called neutrinos have mass, opening a new window onto …

Justice Department to release 6,000 inmates from federal prisons beginning Oct. 30

The Justice Department will release some 6,000 inmates from federal prisons beginning at the end of the month as part of new sentencing guidelines for drug crimes established last year, a federal law enforcement official confirmed Tuesday to Fox News.<p>The new drug sentencing guidelines from U.S. …

Sentencing Guidelines

Kush and Cocktails: Scenes from a Top Chef’s Weed-Pairing Dinner

Cannabis and cocktails, a late-summer sunset, and the hazy smoke of your neighbors’ lighting up around the dinner table. Such was the scene at a “Harvest” dinner in Boulder, Colorado, composed by <i>Top Chef</i> winner <b>Hosea Rosenberg</b> and his team from nearby Blackbelly Market. Each plate of the four-course …

Cannabis

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Zoology

Scientists are working on new technology that could beam unlimited energy to Earth from space

Luckily for the Earth, the world's supply of fossil fuels is limited. And for the past several decades, researchers have been looking for renewable energy resources to provide power to everyone without poisoning the Earth with atmospheric carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels like oil and …

Clean Energy

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

Where Is the Birthplace of Humankind? South Africa and East Africa Both Lay Claims

The new human fossils from South Africa have added fuel to a long-standing debate over the geographical origins of our species.<p>If you drive into the high veld country an hour northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa, you might not even notice when you cross into the Cradle of Humankind. The reason …

Results Are In: Space Whisky Tastes "Noticeably Different"

Would you prefer antiseptic smoke to cedar wood?<p>A space research company called NanoRacks approached Scottish whisky distillery Ardbeg to participate in a very special expedition. In 2011, the two companies sent un-aged whisky to the International Space Station in MixStix—which work almost like …

Whiskey

Sarah Palin wants to be Donald Trump's energy secretary, has no idea what the job entails

Sarah Palin is already picking out a job for herself in the forthcoming Donald Trump administration. She'd like to run the Department of Energy for a brief period, before abolishing it.<p>Sounds promising! Except for one tiny little catch — it's not clear she even knows what the department does. …

Sarah Palin

Is an artificial tree part of the solution to climate change? These guys think so.

If you want to boil the climate crisis down to one simple problem, it’s this: there’s too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere these days.<p>Here's the skinny: CO2 traps heat. There’s about 40 percent more of it in the atmosphere today than there was in the millennia of human history before the …

Georgia Tech

The Race To Prove 'Spooky' Quantum Connection May Have a Winner

Entanglement breakthrough could lead to unhackable Internet<p>Particles don’t obey the same rules as people. Poke a particle, and another one far away can instantly respond the touch -- without any messages passing through the space between, as if the two particles were one. “Entanglement” is what …

Quantum Mechanics

Why we haven't discovered life on other planets - and why it hasn't discovered us (yet)

The Night Sky in September: If other planets share Earth's history of ice ages, why would aliens have found us? That, and news about this month's Blood Moon, in our monthly astronomy column<p>The Nasa image by Niccolo Bonfadini shows columns of ice driven by wind into giant towers in Finnish Lapland, …

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>The secret to making grilled cheese for a crowd? Turn on the oven (the standard skillet method is too labor-intensive). Encourage guests to customize their sandwiches with the cheeses, breads, and fixings you’ve set out. Then simply pop them on a …

Sandwiches

Cuban Sandwich with Zucchini Pickles

8 Servings<p>Park 121 makes its own zucchini pickles for these messy (in a good way) sandwiches; substitute with thinly sliced dill or bread-and-butter pickles if you like.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>zucchini pickles<p>1 ½ cups apple cider vinegar<p>½ cup sugar<p>1 teaspoon ground turmeric<p>1 teaspoon mustard powder<p>1 …

Food Preservation

One Appetizer to Rule Them All: Beer-Candied Bacon

We've talked about the delicious sweet treat that bacon becomes when it's candied in the oven. (Seriously, if you haven't tried it, then there's no …

Food

Sunday Brunch: Eggs Baked in Avocado

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>If your first response to a baked avocado dish is "gross," I beg you to consider …