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5 Ways NASA Photoshops Images to Create Stunning Photos of Space

We’ve shared a number of times in the past about how NASA uses Adobe Photoshop to create many of the dazzling space photos released to the public. …

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Body Mass Index predicts how soon Alzheimer's will develop

Being overweight dramatically speeds up the onset of dementia with each extra BMI point bringing on disease 6.7 months early<p>The devastating cost of carrying excess pounds in middle age has been highlighted in a new study which shows every extra point of BMI speeds up the onset of Alzheimer’s …

King of clubs: intriguing tale of the 'tank' dinosaur's tail

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of the most impressive weapons to appear during the dinosaur arms race of the Cretaceous Period was the big bony tail club wielded by some members of a group of tank-like plant-eaters.<p>A new study provides a step-by-step account of the evolution of this distinctive feature …

Study: 11% of Americans Think HTML Is an STD

23% thought an “MP3” was a “Star Wars” robot. It is actually an audio file.<p>18% identified “Blu-ray” as a marine animal. It is a disc format typically …

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Busted: International Narwhal Tusk Smuggling Ring

Keep your hands off the whale<p>Narwhals are just a bit safer today. A multiyear investigation has resulted in arrests connected with illegal transporting of the whale tusks across international borders. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Law Enforcement, the U.S. Fish and …

The Strange Beauty Of Bioluminescent Fish

The new book Fire in the Sea brings one eccentric marine biologist's paintings out of obscurity.<p>David McKee, a retired biology professor from Texas A&M University, never got the chance to talk to Henry Compton about his art. Compton, an eccentric marine biologist and local fishing pier manager, …

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Scientists Figure Out How Microbes Make Wine Good

Yeast aren’t the only microbes that help turn boring grapes into the delicious, seductive, complex, confusing, subtle, and totally splendiferous …

Health Groups Target Katy Perry for Marketing Pepsi

Can nutrition watchdogs shame Katy Perry to stop marketing Pepsi? A group of seven health organizations are going to try. On Tuesday, they plan to …

Boys' cancer risk increased without same vaccine as girls, say health groups

Boys are being denied protection against the risk of cancer because they are not routinely offered the same vaccination as girls, a coalition of 25 patient groups and health organisations has claimed.<p>The coalition has launched an online petition for a "gender-neutral" approach with the HPV vaccine, …

Violent video games leave teens 'morally immature'

<b>Playing violent video games for long periods of time can hold back the "moral maturity" of teenagers, according to a study in Canada.</b><p>In-depth research into the behaviour of about 100 13- and 14-year-olds found over-exposure to violent games weakened empathy for others.<p>More than half were found to …

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Science could explain why your racist relatives are so racist

<b>(PhotosbyAndy via Shutterstock)</b><p>Recent research suggests that those who degrade minorities could feel ostracized themselves<p>Tom Jacobs<p>February 4, 2014 12:50pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on Pacific Standard.<p>What leads people to develop a hostile, suspicious attitude toward minorities? Social …

iOS8, Health Data, and Open Data

News is leaking out of Apple that iOS8's primary feature will be health and fitness data. Rumors are that there will be a new app called Healthbook that will track a plethora of health and fitness data that iPhones and related devices (iWatch?) will be able to collect on the person carrying the …

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The Biggest Heart Health Studies Of The Past Year

Saturday, Feb. 1 marks the start of American Heart Month, an annual initiative to bring awareness to the No. 1 killer in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2,200 people die every day because of stroke and heart disease.<p>While there are some risk factors …

Have Health Concerns? Just Text Your Doctor

Have you ever had a health concern and spent hours googling it to make a self diagnosis? Before you know it, your ingrown hair has become the symptom …

Diabetes, Cost Of Care Top Health Concerns For U.S. Latinos

<b>Listen · 5:30</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Latino immigrants in the U.S. say the quality and affordability of health care is better in the U.S. than in the countries they came from, according to the latest survey by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public …

Amsterdam community project pays alcoholics with beer to clean streets

A group of alcoholics has been hired to clean the streets of Amsterdam.<p>In return for a day’s work, they’re paid 10 euros, one hot meal, half a packet of cigarettes and five cans of beer.<p>Many of the men have lost careers and marriages to alcohol addiction and are happy to find some companionship and …

Google broke Canada’s privacy laws with targeted health ads, watchdog says

Canada's federal privacy watchdog has found Google Inc. violated Canadian privacy law through targeted online advertising, a ruling that sends a strong message for the industry to avoid intruding on consumers' personal Internet activity.<p>The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada on Wednesday …

Valve's VR-friendly Steam UI launches in beta prior to its headset reveal

If Oculus VR's new "Crystal Cove" prototype is anything to go by (it's seriously guano, if you hadn't heard already), then gamers are really going to appreciate the virtual reality revival. It's no secret Valve, too, is cooking up its own VR headset, and the company recently added a new search …

Why is everyone disappointed by Google buying Nest?

It's a match made in heaven, unless you're on the outside<p>Google's bombshell $3.2B acquisition of connected-home company Nest Labs makes simple sense on paper: Nest CEO Tony Fadell says he'll gain the ability to scale his business without worrying about cash or infrastructure, while Google gets a …

Flu activity rises across state and L.A. County, health officials say

Following an uptick in flu activity across the state, California Department of Public Health officials said Friday that influenza activity here was "widespread," and urged Californians to obtain a flu immunization if they hadn't done so already.<p>Statewide, seven adults under the age of 65 are …

Tees help wearers embrace their mental health condition

Living With: is a series of charitable t-shirts featuring designs that represent the wearer’s mental health disorder, helping to empower sufferers …

Federal Health Care Enrollees: Older Outnumber Younger

For the first time, we are getting some demographic information about the more than 2 million people who have signed up for private health insurance through the exchanges set up by the federal government.<p><i>The New York Times</i> reports that the Obama administration said older, less healthy enrollees …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

When Robert couldn't keep up with his family on vacation, he knew he needed to make a change.<p>It's a whole new way to have an orgasm.<p>Here's how you should be exfoliating.<p>Follow these accounts for instant workout inspiration.<p>"You were the least sick of all the people who are here."<p>And this isn't the …

Instantly Identify Any Species With Your Cell Phone, Using The Barcode Of Life

As a group of scientists completes a database of every living creature’s DNA, everyone–from conservationists to border agents and homeowners battling insects–will be able to have their own easy mobile biology lab.<p>There are 1.8 million species in danger of extinction. You probably wouldn’t be able …

People with HIV Can Live as Long as Uninfected Populations

A new study reports that young people with HIV have a life expectancy similar to that of the general population.<p>Researchers of the new study …

Longer breastfeeding tied to better development

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who were breastfed for more than six months scored the highest on cognitive, language and motor development tests as toddlers, in a new study from Greece.<p>Earlier research tied breastfeeding to better thinking and memory skills. But how it’s related to language …