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Want to Live Longer? Science Says Drink More Coffee (Even This Insane Amount)

Yet another study says that even more coffee will help you live longer and fight off cancer.<p>I hope you're reading this while drinking a cup of coffee. Maybe even your second or third cup.<p>That's because a massive new British study, examining the coffee habits and longevity of nearly 500,000 adults, …

Coffee

Meditation Changes Your Brain In These 7 Ways, According To Science

Are you in the habit of breathing deeply and clearing your mind for five or ten minutes a day? It turns out that meditation and mindfulness training …

The internet's worst-case scenario finally happened in real life: An entire country was taken offline, and no one knows why

LONDON — For years, countries have worried that a hostile foreign power might cut the undersea cables that supply the world with internet service.<p>Late last month, we got a taste of what that might be like. An entire country, Mauritania, was taken offline for two days because an undersea cable was …

This is how to become mentally strong: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Ever get to the point where your brain is just pooped? The ol’ grey matter is waving the white flag. You’re exhausted. You can’t go on. You’ve got no …

Veterans

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s fiery statement about Sessions’s decision to fire him

“I am being singled out and treated this way because of the role I played ... in the aftermath of the firing of James Comey.”<p>Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has been in the news a lot over the past two years, most recently for being fired by the Trump administration right on the eve of his …

Donald Trump

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

"You Can’t Make This S--- Up": My Year Inside Trump's Insane White House

Author and columnist Michael Wolff was given extraordinary access to the Trump administration and now details the feuds, the fights and the alarming …

On its 100th birthday in 1959, Edward Teller warned the oil industry about global warming

Somebody cut the cake – new documents reveal that American oil writ large was warned of global warming at its 100th birthday party.<p>It was a typical November day in New York City. The year: 1959. Robert Dunlop, 50 years old and photographed later as clean-shaven, hair carefully parted, his earnest …

Climate Change

Demand for electricity is dropping — and that could shake the power industry to its core

The weekend started Friday night with layoff news from GE's power division, in two locations.<p>First, there was Greenville County, South Carolina, where GE Power is one of the largest employers with 3,400 workers.<p>"Based on the current challenges in the power industry and a significant decline in …

It Only Took Steve Jobs 5 Words to Give the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today

In 1997, Steve Jobs was answering developers' questions when he decided to drop some major wisdom regarding the power of focus.<p>The power of focus.<p>Without it, you're doomed to a life of distraction. A life in which others' priorities dictate on what you spend your time. As you move from one shiny …

Jony Ive

Amazon Merchants Continue to Find Ways to Cheat

Mike Molson Hart, who sells toys on Amazon.com Inc.’s marketplace, realized earlier this month something was amiss. His company’s popular disc-shaped …

Number of toxic chemicals applied to vegetables has risen 17 fold since the 1960s

The number of chemicals applied to supermarket vegetable crops has increased by up to 17 fold in 40 years, data shows, as the organic food industry and scientists have warned that consumers are exposed to a “toxic cocktail” of pesticides.<p>Figures released for the first time by the Soil Association, …

Here’s how to actually remove pesticides from your fruit — including the organic ones

Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Do you rinse your fruits and vegetables before eating? Water can't get rid of all those pesticides.<p>This is because some produce, like apples, soak the chemicals inside, making it impossible to wash off. Some opt for the organic ingredients but produce grown …

By a single vote, Republicans throw out years of work on consumer protection

It took the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau five years to adopt a rule on forced arbitration by banks and credit card companies — five years of research, meetings with industry officials, public comment and crafting regulatory language.<p>It took a single tie-breaking vote by Vice President Mike …

Bob Corker's 9 most devastating lines on Donald Trump in his CNN interview, ranked

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hours before Donald Trump was set to huddle with Senate Republicans to rally support for his tax cut measure, Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker delivered an absolute bludgeoning of the President. And even that may be an understatement.<p>In an interview with CNN's Manu Raju, Corker said the …

Donald Trump

Monsanto's 'Jaw-Dropping' Deception Exposed in 'Whitewash'

By Stacy Malkan<p>Carey Gillam's new book is available now from Island Press: Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of …

Donald Trump's chilling escalation of his war with the media

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Thursday, President Donald Trump escalated his ongoing one-sided war with the media.<p>He did it, of course, via Twitter. "Why Isn't the Senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News Networks in OUR country to see why so much of our news is just made up - FAKE!" Trump tweeted.<p>Let's be …

Donald Trump

Steve Bannon contradicts Trump on North Korea in unusual interview with progressive magazine

Stephen K. Bannon, the White House chief strategist, seemed to take issue with President Trump on North Korea, attacked white supremacists as “clowns” and “losers” and described his efforts against administration rivals in an unusual interview Wednesday with The American Prospect, a progressive …

Donald Trump

Saving the Earth's Ozone Layer Went Even Better Than Expected

In 1989, amidst mounting scientific evidence, dozens of nations joined forces to sign a treaty aimed at halting the expansion of a massive hole in …

Climate

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct …

Self-improvement

The Sam Clovis factor: Scientist? No. Skilled in the science of influencing Trump? Yes.

Sam Clovis, President Donald Trump’s pick to be the Department of Agriculture's chief scientist, has been many things in life: He’s an F-16 fighter pilot turned defense contractor turned academic; he was a conservative radio host in Sioux City, Iowa; and he was a failed U.S. Senate candidate in the …

Hackers descend on Las Vegas to expose voting machine flaws

LAS VEGAS — Election officials and voting machine manufacturers insist that the rites of American democracy are safe from hackers. But people like Carten Schurman need just a few minutes to raise doubts about that claim.<p>Schurman, a professor of computer science at the University of Copenhagen in …

Cybersecurity

Maize, rice, wheat: alarm at rising climate risk to vital crops

Simultaneous harvest failures in key regions would bring global famine, says the Met Office<p>Governments may be seriously underestimating the risks of crop disasters occurring in major farming regions around the world, a study by British researchers has found.<p>The newly published research, by Met …

Climate Change

Pope Francis allies accuse Trump White House of 'apocalyptic geopolitics'

Article vetted by the Vatican offers scathing critique of Steve Bannon, who is Catholic, the Trump White House and ‘evangelical fundamentalism’ in the US<p>An explosive article written by two close associates of Pope Francis has accused Steve Bannon, the chief White House strategist, of espousing an …

Donald Trump

This Algae Eats CO2 From The Atmosphere

<i>Climate Changemakers is a series highlighting the extraordinary people on a $20 million quest to save the planet through carbon conversion. This</i> …

Biofuel

The Top Five Ways to Make Adult Friends

Because we're all a little lonely.<p><b>By Eric Barker</b><p>When you were a kid it was a lot easier. In college you almost had to be trying not to make friends. …

Happiness

Fred A. Kummerow, an Early Opponent of Trans Fats, Dies at 102

Fred A. Kummerow, a German-born biochemist and lifelong contrarian whose nearly 50 years of advocacy led to a federal government ban on the use of trans-fatty acids in processed foods, a ruling that could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths a year, died on Wednesday at his home in Urbana, …

A New Technology Could Provide 40% of the World's Energy Needs, and It's Carbon-Neutral

Harnessing Salt Concentrations<p>Estuaries are ecosystems constantly in flux — brackish bodies of water where fresh and ocean water meet and mix. These …

Penn State