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17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

12 Steps To Turn Your Kids Into Tech Billionaires

Serial entrepreneur Charles Tips has the most popular Quora answer on this topic with more than 5,200 upvotes from people like the co-founders of Zynga-owned Farmville and Google-owned Wavii.<p>Tips has a couple kids and says he has numerous friends who are self-made billionaires.

How to pay less for everything

Over the past few years, in the interest of saving money I’ve cut the cord with cable, nabbed an amazing deal on a top-of-the-line refurbished …

Obama Starts Task Force To Prevent Bee Deaths

Now here is some change you can bee-lieve in.<p>Honeybees are vital for pollinating plants that provide the fruits, nuts, and vegetables that we eat, a service that is valued at around $15 billion annually in the United States. But these and other bees are in trouble, as you may have heard--while …

Insects

Unveiling the Hidden Movements of Fecal Transplantation

It’s gross and it works.<p>Officially known as fecal microbiota transplantation, or FMT, the technique is exactly as described: fecal matter from a healthy person is placed into one suffering from chronic gastrointestinal disease. Though the practice has been around since the 1950s, there was little …

Medicine

How Sketchy Research Got Us All Eating Low Fat

Selective research and skewed results<p>As journalist Paul John Scott (not to be confused with John Paul Scott, the only Alcatraz inmate to conclusively reached San Francisco during an escape attempt) writes in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesota bears the blame for the wrong-headed low-fat diet …

Low Fat

Wild Contraception: Beyond a Happy Ending

Pests like deer, rats, and coyotes make up one side of the wildlife contraception story, but what happens when you need to control a population of animals that humans have sought to save? Once hunted to the brink of extinction, species like elephants and seals have made excellent recoveries—but as …

How To Help Bats Taking A Dip In Our Backyard Pools

Your backyard pool is much more than a nice urban oasis for you, your friends and your cold drinks (you lucky duck). It’s also a pit stop for animals, which need a quick drink or a cooling dip just as much as we do. But sometimes pools can be dangerous for them.<p>Bats, for instance, don’t stop to …

Is Global Warming Creating Penguin Winners And Losers?

Researchers look to ancient melts to predict which species might survive in the present<p>Planetary temperatures warmed up naturally thousands of years ago, at the end of the last Ice Age. Some Antarctic penguin populations flourished under the changes. 11,000 years later, however, some Adélie and …

Climate Change

World's oldest human poop may have been found in Spain

Maybe archaeologists should watch where they step. Researchers have stumbled across what may be the world's oldest human poop, deposited by Neanderthals about 50,000 years ago atop an ancient campfire in Spain.<p>If the discovery is truly a prehistoric latrine – a claim that has provoked skepticism …

How the Deadly Funnel Web Spider Could Help Save the Bees

Recent years have seen bees dying off en masse, but our flying friends may have found their salvation in an unlikely insect ally – a dangerously …

Get a Good Night's Sleep Naturally: Tips for Overtired Parents

Bedtime routines are an important part of the day for kids. But few parents consider their own nighttime routine. And here’s a sad little fact that …

FDA approves new insulin inhaler for diabetics

The US Food and Drug Administration today approved a new insulin inhaler for use in treating diabetes, its first in years. The product, which is made by California-based MannKind Corporation, uses a dry powder that people can breathe in to control insulin levels. It's been designed not as a …

Is this procedure the first step toward genetic engineering?

A new piece in <i>The New York Times Magazine</i> looks at the growing controversy surrounding three-parent fertilization. The procedure introduces a donor's cytoplasm into the mother's egg, potentially adding a third parent's genetic data to the child, but effectively treating mitochondrial disorders and …