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Science-Based Weight Training

Training for strength is the most important and effective exercise that you can do, and virtually everyone, from teenagers to the elderly, can and …

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Common painkillers 'increase heart failure risk'

<b>Taking a common kind of painkiller is linked to an increased risk of heart failure, a study suggests.</b><p>Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and naproxen and diclofenac, are commonly used to treat pain and inflammation.<p>The British Medical Journal study looked at 10 million …

Biomedicine

Over and over again, the military has conducted dangerous biowarfare experiments on Americans

On September 20, 1950, a US Navy ship just off the coast of San Francisco used a giant hose to spray a cloud of microbes into the air and into the city's famous fog. The military was testing how a biological weapon attack would affect the 800,000 residents of the city.<p>The people of San Francisco …

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented today at the …

Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth without Toxic Signs

Abstract<p>Peppermint (<i>Mentha piperita</i>) is a plant native to Europe and has been widely used as a carminative and gastric stimulant worldwide. This …

Amazon sells a $13 antenna that will get you free HDTV for life

Once upon a time, the idea of cutting the cord was terrifying. <i>How can you possibly give up live television?! All those channels?!</i> These days, …

Twisted Light Could Dramatically Boost Data Rates

<b>It was just 24 years ago that researchers reported</b> the discovery of something remarkable about light: Certain beams, traveling through space with a …

Basic Food Rules For A Long, Healthy Life

If you knew exactly what makes a basic ideal diet—and my intention is that you will in about five minutes' time—you would have great power to take …

Nutrition

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How to Keep Your Brain Young and Healthy

Learn how mindfulness can protect your brain from aging, make you more productive, and improve your overall happiness.<p>The death of Muhammad Ali is a somber reminder of what can happen when we take our neurological health for granted. A magical and iconic figure, Ali, the most eloquent of pugilists, …

One scientist may have solved a mystery behind brain disorders like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia

When she gazed into a microscope and saw these ubiquitous cells with their spidery tentacles, she did what most neuroscientists had been doing for generations: she looked right past them and focused on the rest of the brain tissue, just as you might look through specks of dirt on a windshield.<p>"What …

Neuroscience

A company making Bluetooth-enabled suitcases wants to solve your biggest travel problems

Having luggage that is both durable and functional can take your trip from stressful to seamless.<p>While travel bags can often be hefty and easily lost, a new company called Raden is aiming to change this by introducing a line of design-focused and app-connected suitcase.<p>"I used to work at Aldo and …

Mesh Network

Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein

No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the brain – or copies …

Singularity

The Neuroscience of Why Running Clears the Mind

Fans of running claim it is great for the mind as well as the body. Recent research agrees.<p>Sure, running is a good way to stay fit and healthy, but many fans of the activity claim to be hooked not just because of its physical effects, but also because of it's mental ones.<p>Some say it builds …

Why Navy SEALs Are Zapping Their Brains With Electricity

Startups, Navy SEAL's, and doctors are all excited about the potential of electrical brain stimulation.<p>These days you can use tech to hack your work routine, your education, even your fridge. So why not use tech to hack the most important driver of the human experience of all, your brain?<p>It still …

The 3 Foods to Avoid for a Healthier Gut (and Why It Matters)

Gut bacteria—the trillions of microorganisms living in your digestive tract—may not be the sexiest subject, but it’s a hot topic in the health world …

Wellness

Want a Brain That's 7 Years Younger? Science Says Do This

The brains of people who do this activity appear years younger than their actual age, a new study shows.<p>If you want to feel younger, there's no substitute for healthy living and hitting the gym (though a flattering haircut and a fun night out can't hurt). But what if you want to <i>think</i> younger?<p>Our …

1 million people are now connecting to Facebook without leaving a digital trail

In a Facebook note, software engineer Alec Muffett said the number of Facebook over Tor users over an average 30-day period has about doubled in less than a year, now hitting 1 million.<p>"This growth is a reflection of the choices that people make to use Facebook over Tor, and the value that it …

Mobile Devices

The Kepler Space Telescope Is Broken Again

NASA’S Kepler Space telescope might have gotten a new lease on life in 2014 when scientists figured out how to repurpose the damaged telescope, but …

How To Extract Your Own DNA

Using basic kitchen supplies<p>Every one of your cells contains DNA, the molecular blueprint that makes you you. Accessing that blueprint may seem like a job for scientists. But extracting DNA from your cells is actually surprisingly simple.<p>Mac Cowell, an advocate for open-source biotechnology, …

Atoms

Why balance can make or break a runner

Especially in the spring, it can feel as if it’s a balancing act to train for upcoming races. You’re increasing your weekly mileage at the same time you’re preparing healthy meals for your family and juggling deadlines at work.<p>Yet for runners, the idea of balance could not be more critical, because …

Blood test that reveals 'true age' shows risk of dying from cancer

The difference between biological age and chronological age can be used to predict cancer<p>The difference between a person's biological and physical age can predict whether they will get and die from cancer, a study has found.<p>Changes in how genes work can be spotted in blood tests and used to work …

Ridiculous Tax Breaks of the 1%

Image source: D. Ramey Logan.<p>There are many tax breaks in the U.S. that favor the wealthy. For example, the ability to pay lower tax rates on long-term capital gains disproportionately benefits the rich -- in fact, 70% of the tax savings provided by this went to households with incomes above $1 …