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Science says dancing with friends is good for your health

You might not think of yourself as a dancer. In fact, maybe even the idea of dancing makes your palms sweat. But growing scientific evidence suggests that getting up and grooving with others has a lot of benefits. In our recent study, we found that synchronizing with others while dancing raised …

Dancing

The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

Cannabis

El Chapo is on the run and broke his leg

A Mexican official told CNN that the world's most wanted drug lord, Mexican kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán, broke his leg and injured his face while escaping from authorities in the mountains of Sinaloa state.<p>Four months after his brazen escape from a maximum-security prison, Mexican marines …

Mexico

OPEC is losing its grip on oil prices

<i>Once the indisputable ruler of oil markets, the OPEC cartel is under great pressure to revise its current policy as low oil prices are starting to hurt oil exporters' economies and threaten to split the Organisation apart.</i><p>The past year was not good for OPEC. The global oil glut slashed oil prices …

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 …

Listen up, Ted Cruz: Here’s what you don’t understand about climate change and science

The Texas senator says the facts don’t back global warming. He doesn’t understand how science assesses facts<p>In 2004, science historian Naomi Oreskes did a survey of abstracts published in the previous 10 years matching the search term “global climate change,” and found that <i>none</i> of them rejected the …

Can you solve it? Professor Povey's perplexing problem

To solve the puzzle of the coin and the chessboard you need to throw money at the problem<p>Hello guzzlers,<p>This week’s puzzle is purloined (with permission) from the recently-published prime paperback, <i>Professor Povey’s Perplexing Problems</i>.<p>The book is a collection of pre-university maths and physics …

Oxford University

Research shows that these 7 hobbies will make you smarter

Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process.<p>We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates new neural pathways that make it work faster and better.<p>Here is a list of seven hobbies that make you smarter and why.<p>Playing music …

Who Are The 10 Sexiest Members Of Congress, According To The Internet?

When you decide who you want to be your Senator or House Representative, hopefully you’re taking a candidate’s intelligence, record, ideas, and platform into account when you cast your vote. The last thing you should be considering when deciding who should be running the country is how sexy the …

Whether Greece votes yes or no, the euro cannot survive in its current form

Best case scenario? The EU will undergo years of painful convulsions, precipitating a new treaty that imposes greater centralisation and restrictions on the fiscal independence of nation states<p>Whether Greece votes to back or reject austerity on Sunday, the euro in its current form is dead, and …

Europe

Letter to My Younger Self | by Pete Sampras

Dear 16-year-old Pete,<p>You’re about to go pro, and you’re pretty excited. Deep in your heart you know you’re eventually going to succeed. But believe …

This is what America's highways would look like as a subway map

There are over 164,000 miles of highway spanning almost every inch of the US.<p>Such a vast and sprawling highway network used to take up hundreds of pages in a cumbersome paper atlas. Now, it's on every smartphone.<p>Cameron Booth is an Australian graphic designer based in Portland, Oregon, who makes …

The Internet Is Now Officially Too Big as IP Addresses Run Out

The Internet as we know it is now officially too big for its britches.<p>The organization that assigns IP addresses in North America — the numbers that identify every computer, smartphone and device connected to the Internet — ran out of numbers overnight Wednesday. It's not the end of the world, …

Internet of Things

Scientists Baffled After Finding 10th Century Medicine that Kills Antibiotic-Resistant ‘Superbug’

London, U.K. – An ancient Anglo-Saxon potion, used to treat eye infections in the 10th-century, has shown the potential to eradicate the modern MRSA …

3 reasons the American Revolution was a mistake

This July 4, let's not mince words: American independence in 1776 was a monumental mistake. We should be mourning the fact that we left the United Kingdom, not cheering it.<p>Of course, evaluating the wisdom of the American Revolution means dealing with counterfactuals. As any historian would tell …

Leather jackets and poor diplomacy no excuse to botch up Greece again

Like the Greeks, Irish taxpayers have unfinished business with the ECB<p>Tomorrow's emergency summit of eurozone leaders will consider whether a deal …

Europe

Watch This Makeup Artist Transform Himself Perfectly into Caitlyn Jenner

Well done, sir.<p><b>Update, 6/15/15:</b> After trying his hand at other members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan (see below!), Ballesteros transformed himself into Caitlyn Jenner, as well as her ex-wife Kris Jenner and stepdaughter Khloé Kardashian.<p>We think these latest borrowed-from-the-ladies looks are as …

Kim Kardashian Getting Quizzed about Kim Jong Un on NPR Is So Good

Kim on Kim is hilarious.<p>Kim Kardashian is a powerhouse when it comes to self-promotion and parlaying her celebrity into mega profits, but when it comes to politics and current events… not so much. (Who can keep up with the news when you're busy Keeping Up with the Kardashians?)<p>Yesterday, the …

North Korea

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People Are an Abstraction, American Exceptionalism is Not?

Liberals have killed Christmas and are killing Christians and Christianity, and by God if now they haven’t killed American history too, says Fox …

Terrorism

Icelandic man falls asleep on sofa, wakes up on the internet - Telegraph

Sofa

"I consider myself black," says white woman who posed as an African American

US civil rights activist Rachel Dolezal, who claimed she was an African American, was outed by her parents as a white woman<p>A prominent white US civil rights activist who falsely claimed she was of African-American descent says she considers herself to be "black".<p>Rachel Dolezal, 37, the head of the …

'Sleep reduces forgetting signal in the brain,' allowing memories to form

The process by which new experiences are converted to memories is a fascinating aspect of neuropsychology. Though previous studies have focused on …

Black men are target practice: America’s grotesque history of racist games

Our country’s more perverse forms of leisure and recreation are instructive about the way white supremacy works<p>In this age of police thuggery, it seems that almost every few days brings another video recorded incident of white-on-black police violence and excessive force. Last week a white police …

Meet the man who made history riding American Pharoah to victory, then donated winnings to charity.

On June 6, American Pharoah became the first horse to win racing's Triple Crown in 37 years.<p>It's just the 12th horse in history to win all of the …

These are all of Google's weird science projects we know about

Just today, Google founder Larry Page announced the founding of Sidewalk Labs, a spin-off from the search giant with a mandate to make cities a better place to live.<p>It's not Google's first big idea with a long-term vision. Not by a longshot...or a moonshot.

Manhunt for escaped killers expands to Vermont

<b>(CNN) —</b> A pair of convicted killers who escaped from an upstate New York prison may have headed across the border to Vermont, fearing the pressure of an intense manhunt in the neighboring state, authorities said Wednesday.<p>New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico said authorities are …

Crime

Arrested Mount Kinabalu 'nudist' admits 'stupidity'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1173000/1173127_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524639289_b27fada54e2af8d49a35009d49f39446<p><b>A British woman arrested for posing naked on Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu has admitted she was "stupid and disrespectful", her father says.</b><p>Eleanor …

World's hottest maths teacher Pietro Boselli: 'I model wet steam flow'

Never has the phrase “mathematical model” had such a delicious double meaning than in the case of Pietro Boselli, the Italian model and engineering lecturer whose academic specialism is mathematical modelling.<p>Boselli, aged 27, was branded the “world’s sexiest maths teacher” earlier this year by …

Mathematics

The 20 highest-paid athletes in the world

Mayweather made more than $200 million from his historic fight against Manny Pacquiao. Thanks to the fight generating nearly $600 million worth of revenue, Pacquiao actually comes in at second, albeit a distant second, on the list. He was the 11th highest-paid athlete in 2014.<p>Cristiano Ronaldo, …