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Scientists think they’ve discovered a fourth type of human fuel beyond carbs, fat, and protein — and it could have key health implications

One swig of the stuff and I'd had enough. The colorless, odorless liquid tasted like nail polish remover — but I was told it offered unparalleled benefits for my body, so I chugged away, if somewhat skeptically.<p>The small plastic bottle contained pure ketone ester, a substance that a team of …

Diabetes

Apple Glasses: AR Revolution in the Making

<i>Don’t call it a paradigm shift unless it’s truly revolutionary to our day-to-day lives.</i><p>While we own more display screens than ever before, the …

Augmented Reality

UKIP leader Henry Bolton LOSES no confidence vote at packed meeting of 1,500 members

UKIP leader Henry Bolton has LOST a no confidence vote at a packed meeting of 1,500 members in Birmingham.<p>The dramatic result plunges the …

United Kingdom

Sadiq gives the green light for building of micro-homes reserved for first-time buyers

Sadiq Khan has given the green light to a scheme that will deliver 100 per cent affordable homes using offsite construction.<p>The 21-storey building …

Housing

Rugged Voyager 120 Portable Power Station

If you are searching for a serious mobile power solution, then the new Voyager 120 Portable Power Station might be worth more investigation. The …

Gear & Gadgets

4 Mega Projects That Could Save Humanity

Humanity’s facing some really big problems, and they’ll need some really big answers.<p>Humans have some big problems, like wipe-us-out-as-a-species kind of problems. Luckily, we put our brains and thumbs to good use. Over the years there has been no shortage of serious researchers who have spent time …

Space

Why You Need To Look At Your 401(k) Statement Right Now

Urgent advice from 401(k) expert Josh Robbins.<p>With Wall Street’s recent slide erasing more than 10% of the market’s value in two weeks, you’ve …

Retirement

The Rocket Ferrofluid Lava Lamp

Price: $74+ | Pledge | LinkInstead of the usual blob of wax, Kyle Haines’ The Rocket lava lamp is filled with ferrofluid – a liquid filled with tiny …

Magnetism

How To Boost Your Memory With This Ridiculously Lazy & Science-Backed Life Hack

Does your memory ever feel slippery sometimes, like you just can't recall totally recent events, no matter how hard you try? Figuring out how to …

Humanity

How to Make a Rain Barrel

Americans are using more water every year. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average family uses 320 gallons of water …

EPA

Arthritis drugs could halve the risk of Alzheimer's disease, study suggests

Drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis could halve the risk of patients developing dementia, research suggests.<p>A study by Oxford University and NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre analysed the records of more than 5,800 people living arthritis in the UK.<p>They compared 3,876 patients who …

Dementia

Alcohol 'more damaging to brain health than marijuana'

With marijuana legalization on the rise, an increasing number of studies are exploring the drug's potential harms and benefits. However, a new study …

Cannabis

How I healed my own brain injury

In April 2012, Nikolai Yakovenko was playing in an alumni rugby match at Columbia University when a 220-pound teammate accidentally smashed into his …

The Brain

Pesticides Threaten Pacific Northwest Orcas

Scientists at the National Marine Fisheries Service (NFMS) say that three widely used pesticides are jeopardizing the survival of many species of …

EPA

Quit trying to time the stock market’s ups and downs

Stop trying to time the market, because you can’t be sure what is the top — or bottom.<p>It’s far better to have a coherent long-term investing plan …

Investing

The 4 Key Elements Of A Well-Managed Portfolio

Fund management, portfolio management, active and passive management and, unfortunately, <i>mis</i>management are all familiar to those associated with the …

Investing

Thick ice 'catastrophic' for Magdalen Islands grey seal hunters

Sealers on the Magdalen Islands usually haul in 2,000 grey seals in the short winter hunting season. This year, they did not bring back a single …

Cognitive Science

Go Figure: Why Olympic Ice Skaters Don't Fall Flat on Their Faces

The athletes’ brains get rewired with practice to counteract reflexes and execute complex routines

The Brain

First hybrid nanotech device mimicking blood-brain barrier

Researchers at IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia fabricated an artificial device reproducing a 1:1 scale model of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), …

Nanotech

Ancient Fish Strutted Seafloor Before Land Animals

Where did you get that walk? Like many people, you might guess our vertebrate gait originates with the first backboned creatures to scramble out the …

Neuroscience

Being Outdoors May Change the Way Your Brain Works, Study Says

Getting outside may not only change your perspective — it could actually alter the way your brain works in some unexpected ways, according to a small …

The Brain

New drug ‘reverses damage caused by alcoholism’

Researchers from the Queensland University of Technology have identified a drug that could potentially help our brains reverse the damage caused by heavy alcohol consumption.<p>Their studies in adult mice show that two weeks of daily treatment with the drug tandospirone reversed the effects of 15 …

Neuroscience

Vitamin B-3 could be used to treat Alzheimer's

New research finds a compound that prevents brain damage in mice. The substance is a form of vitamin B-3, and the findings suggest a potential new …

Medical Research

Scared Baby Rhino Refuses to Leave Mother After She Was Shot By Poachers (VIDEO) - One Green Planet

Poaching is a worldwide epidemic that is destroying our planet’s delicate balance of biodiversity while also causing appalling human rights …

Cognitive Science

Your smartphone camera can help you shop faster. Here's how.

Shopping, math, translation — here are ways to use your smartphone other than photos. Kim Komando for USA TODAY<p>Unless you’re a serious photographer, you probably don’t carry a digital camera anymore. There’s no need: A typical smartphone comes with at least one camera, and lenses are sharper and …

Machu Picchu

If You Can't Pass This Simple 10 Second Test, Science Says You're 5 Times More Likely to Die Sooner

And don't worry if you can't pass it today. With a little time and effort, you will.<p>Everyone wants to live a long, healthy life. No one wants their life to be cut unnecessarily short. But is it possible to predict whether you're at greater risk of mortality? According to a Brazilian physician, the …

Workouts

Create Your Own U.S. Equity Portfolio

Individuals who invest in stocks tend to fall into one of two groups: One group purchases specific stocks, but with little apparent awareness of how …

Investing

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership [1], fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll provide the workout, you just need to give it your all. This short and sweet circuit targets every single muscle in the body and gets your heart rate …

Exercise

Sending a Tesla into space wasn’t such a dumb idea

There might just be a method to Musk’s madness<p>Maybe it’s my instinctive distrust of bored billionaires treating the world as their playground, but I’m always dubious about Elon Musk’s various moonshot projects. He seems to be enjoying it all a little too much. Latest among his outlandish ideas was …

Tesla

Scientists Just Identified The Physical Source of Anxiety in The Brain

And they can control it with light.<p>We're not wired to feel safe all the time, but maybe one day we could be.<p>A new study investigating the …

Neuroscience