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Condoms That Change Color In Contact with STD Win Tech Award

The old adage goes that teenagers think about sex constantly, but there are at least a few out there who have expressed a very keen interest in the …

How successful people beat stress

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their …

Self-help

Pete Rose And The $5 Billion Sports Gambling Lie

To the surprise of no one, it turns out that Pete Rose has been lying for decades: he did indeed bet on the Cincinnati Reds while he was a player-manager for the MLB team.<p>Why does this still matter? In purely economic terms, mostly because of fantasy sports.<p>Last year, about $5 billion was spent by …

Fantasy Sports

More Than Two Thirds of Americans Are Overweight or Obese

Most Americans are overweight, according to a new study looking at overweight and obesity rates in the United States.<p>In a report published in <i>JAMA</i> …

Justices Deeply Divided Over Same-Sex-Marriage Arguments

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court seemed closely divided Tuesday over the question of gay marriage, with Justice Anthony Kennedy likely holding the deciding vote.<p>Kennedy, who over the past two decades has written the court's three decisions recognizing and expanding gay rights, seemed …

How collapsing bookshelves inspired Ross Ulbricht to launch illegal drug marketplace Silk Road

In a new Wired feature, we get a closer look into who Ulbricht was before he formed Silk Road.<p>He was sort of a lost soul. He studied undergrad physics at the University of Texas Dallas, and then attended Pennsylvania State for graduate school. Following grad school he had a series of failed …

Study makes surprising link between TV time and childhood obesity

The ill effects of being a couch potato kick in fast for kindergartners, a new study suggests.<p>Kindergarten children who watched television for more than one hour a day were 52% more likely to be overweight than their schoolmates who watched less TV, researchers said Sunday. The kids who spent at …

Why We Like Food That Makes Noise

The crunch of a chip, the snap of a carrot, or the fizz of a freshly opened beverage may greatly influence just how good we think those foods taste, …

Geologist suggests extracting precious metals from human waste would keep harmful substances out of the ground – and recover valuable objects<p>Fortunes could be saved from going down the drain by extracting gold and precious metals from human excrement, scientists suggest.<p>Sewage sludge contains …

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The Top 10 Worst Jobs In Science

These down-and-dirty labors are hard, dangerous, and outright gross—and people love them anyway<p><i>This article was originally published in the February 2015 issue of</i> Popular Science, <i>under the title "The Worst Jobs In Science".</i><p><i>Check out our other coverage of best/worst jobs in science here.</i>

Pope Francis says it is OK to smack children if their ‘dignity is maintained’

Pope Francis told parents it is OK to spank their children to discipline them – as long as their dignity is maintained.<p>Francis made the remarks this week during his weekly general audience, which was devoted to the role of fathers in the family.<p>Francis outlined the traits of a good father: one who …

Pope Francis

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

Catholics don't have to breed 'like rabbits', says Pope Francis

Catholics do not have to breed “like rabbits” and should instead practise responsible parenting, Pope Francis said on Monday.<p>Speaking to reporters en route home from the Philippines, Francis said there were plenty of church-approved ways to regulate births.<p>But he firmly upheld church teaching …

Pope Francis

Does subliminal advertising actually work?

<b>Hidden messages that promote products in films once caused a moral panic. But is the much-feared technique really effective? The BBC's Phil Tinline helped devise an experiment to find out.</b><p>On 12 September, 1957, at a studio in New York, a market researcher in the Mad Men mould called a press …

Mad Men

Tech Addicts Confess How Facebook, Instagram, And Twitter Are Taking Over Their Lives

Four women told the Herald Sun that they are absolutely addicted to the social media platforms...and what it's meant for their lives, careers, and relationships with loved ones.<p>One woman, 40-year-old Natalie Trice, says she's on Facebook and Twitter for five hours a day, but feels absolutely no …

Why does food taste different on planes?

When your taste buds are way above the clouds, your normal sense of taste goes right out of the aeroplane’s window. Katia Moskvitch investigates why this happens, and how airlines are trying to find ways to get our appetites back on track.<p>If you think the food airline companies serve up is bland or …

British Airways

Stop Making 'Workaholics' a Dirty Word

I’ve been saddened, okay angered, by the change in how we treat our hard workers.<p>When I was growing up in the 1950s, people who worked long hours …

Samsung poised to give smartphone division to smart home chief

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Samsung Electronics, the world’s biggest smartphone maker by volume, has had a string of disappointing quarters, mostly due to …

Keep Your Head Up: 'Text Neck' Takes A Toll On The Spine

"Text neck," the posture formed by leaning over a cellphone while reading and texting, is a big problem, according to the author of a newly published study in the National Library of Medicine.<p>Kenneth K. Hansraj, chief of spine surgery at New York Spine Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine, says the …

The Twisted Psychology of Busyness (You're Not as Busy as You Think You Are) | Inc.com

A recently released book by <i>Washington Post</i> reporter Brigid Schulte is getting a lot of media attention. When you read the title--<i>Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time</i>--you'll see why.<p>From parents to students to teachers to CEOs, is there a demographic category or job function …

Are links between breastfeeding and health confounded? Quite possibly

There’s been a lot of discussion recently around breastfeeding. In particular, whether paying women to breastfeed could give babies a better start in life. A thought provoking Comment Is Free piece discussed the elephant in the room – social class – and questioned whether findings from …

Blessed or Cursed? Child Prodigies Reveal All

Are child prodigies genuinely gifted? And, if they are, do they become even more gifted as time goes on? We track the fortunes of a clutch of child …

Take It In: 'Vape' Is The Oxford Dictionaries Word Of The Year

The growing popularity of electronic cigarettes has now sparked the notice of the estimable Oxford Dictionaries, which has chosen "vape" as the word of the year for 2014. The word can be a noun or a verb; it beat out contenders such as "bae" and "normcore."<p>Noting that e-cigarettes have come a long …

Pope Francis Says Children Have a Right to a Father and a Mother

Pope Francis caused quite a stir on Monday with a statement that was criticized as a rolling back of his much lauded attempts to make the Catholic …

We Won't Get Drug Reform Unless We Demand (& Recognize) It: Marijuana Is Not Enough

Democrats suffered bruising and humiliating defeats on election day, and, despite reassurances from professionals that such losses were structural and "in the cards," this outcome stands in contrast to victories for progressives on almost every single ballot measure of note. Democratic issues won, …