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14 Myths About Animals We All Need to Stop Getting Wrong

Dogs don't see things in black and white.<p>The animal kingdom is home to one remarkable fact after another.<p>To name a few: Sperm whales can hold their …

Humans used to walk in a totally different way until one shoe innovation

Humans didn't always walk the way we do today. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>If it wasn't for shoes, we would walk way differently.<p>Think about how you walk when barefoot. The foot lands almost flat. It rolls through the step, and the toes push off.<br>Humans walked this way for millennia. …

Shoes

Are Mass Murderers Insane? Usually Not, Researchers Say

If what people do is any reflection of who they are, then Devin P. Kelley, who slaughtered 26 churchgoers on Sunday in Texas, surely was a madman.<p>Before the atrocity, he had attempted to sneak weapons onto an Air Force base after making death threats to his superiors, according to a local police …

Mental Health

Wearable Tech Emerging For Chronic Pain Relief

Some think that wearables are a pain, like Alan Tyers who wrote “why I hate wearable technology” for The Telegraph. But how about wearables that can actually relieve pain?<p>The opioid crisis has revealed another real ongoing problem: a lot of people have chronic pain. For example, Lady Gaga recently …

Pain

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Pain

Fossilized teeth dating back 9.7 million years could 'rewrite' human history

Dental remains discovered by German paleontologists who were sifting through gravel and sand in a former bed of the Rhine River could potentially lead to a “rewriting” of human history.<p>The fossilized remains of what are believed to be great ape teeth, an upper right first molar and an upper left …

Paleontology

Former MI5 spy: We must fight for digital privacy

We live in a society where shadowy figures influence what makes the news, who goes to jail, and even who lives or dies.<p>We live in a system where corporations and the state work together to take control of our information, our communications, and potentially even our future digital souls.<p>So we do …

These award-winning microscope photos reveal a bizarre universe just out of reach

To honor the beauty and scientific importance of microscopic photographs— also called micrographs — the Nikon Small World image contest hands out awards and prizes to researchers and hobbyists who capture the most impressive images.<p>A handful of independent judges picks the contest's 20 best …

Nikon

7 'Facts' You Learned at School That Are No Longer True

Don't get stuck in the past.<p>Over time, even facts we consider steadfast truths can change. People used to think doctors could forgo washing their …

Roads

Here's 13 Things That Make People Dislike You Immediately, According to Science

Ugh.<p>Everyone's got a story about how they thought a certain friend was mean the first time they met, but realised later that he or she is actually …

The Most Stunning Wildlife Photos of 2017 Are Here And Holy Crap

These pictures will make everything better.<p>Beneath the Antarctic ice, Weddell seals play in underwater caverns. Resplendent quetzals deliver food to …

Nature Photography

Elon Musk: AI could trigger World War III

Tesla CEO doubles down on his fears of artificial intelligence, by suggesting it will cause the next World War<p>“I know not with what weapons World War …

MIT’s new Ford-funded robot can deftly navigate pedestrian traffic

Robots have a lot of challenges remaining before they become commonplace in our lives, and many of those are likely not even something you’d think about when trying to make a list. One good example is simply walking around among people, and keeping pace with pedestrians on streets and sidewalks. …

Robotics

'Good' cholesterol might actually be bad

Traditionally, we have been told by physicians not to worry about "good" cholesterol, which is scientifically known as high-density lipoprotein. New …

Researchers Have Discovered the Mechanism for Memory Retrieval

Where Memories Form<p>New research suggests that the subiculum, a part of the hippocampus that is rarely studied, is central to the memory retrieval …

Neuroscience

99 percent of microbes in your body are completely unknown to science

Whenever you feel lonely, just remember: you're always carrying several hundred trillion friends with you. A dizzying number of microbes call the …

Biology

Why you should never, ever use the hairdryer in a hotel room

Hotels may feel like the lap of luxury when you're in them, but have you ever thought about how many people have been there before you and what that …

Flu

You’re not crazy – science proves talking to yourself is great for stress relief

Do you talk to yourself? If you don’t, and you’re stressed out, it might be something to consider. New research shows that, despite the stigma and …

Humans came from distant galaxies, along with everything else in the Milky Way

Humans are formed from matter that flew billions of miles from another galaxy, according to a new study.<p>Much of the stuff around us and spread …

How to Turn People Off, Make Them Dislike You, and Expand Your Enemy List | Inc.com

My wife told me once that I was being dismissive.<p>I didn't really understand what she meant.<p>"Dismissive of you right now or dismissive in general?" I'd asked with a confused look.<p>"Dismissive in general," she'd say.<p>I couldn't believe what she was saying. It was a mystery to me.<p>Part of my issue at the …

Body Language

CRISPR enzymes act like Pac-Man to chew up RNA - Futurity

Once activated, 10 newly described CRISPR enzymes behave like Pac-Man to run amok and destroy RNA. The findings could be used to detect infectious …

Pacman

Novel antibiotic resistance gene found in milk could jeopardise drugs used to treat superbug infections in humans - Firstpost

<b>Geneva:</b> A 'harmless' bacteria found in milk and products like cheese may carry a new antibiotic resistance gene which could jeopardise the use of …

Microbiology

Mastodon Bone Findings Could Upend Our Understanding of Human History

Paleontologists have dug up a 130,000-year-old mastodon skeleton that looks like it was smashed apart by humans. But they found it in America, where people were not supposed to have arrived for another 100,000 years.<p>How could that have happened?<p>The researchers say they think early humans must have …

Anthropology

Teenage hackers motivated by morality not money, study finds

Young people attack computer networks to impress friends and challenge political system, crime research shows<p>Teenage hackers are motivated by idealism and impressing their mates rather than money, according to a study by the National Crime Agency.<p>The law enforcement organisation interviewed …

Ethical Hacking

Marijuana Goes Industrial in California

SALINAS, Calif. — This vast and fertile valley is often called the salad bowl of the nation for the countless heads of lettuce growing across its floor. Now California’s marijuana industry is laying claim to a new slogan for the valley: America’s cannabis bucket.<p>After years of marijuana being …

Cannabis