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8 Reasons To Stop Drinking Energy Drinks

Surprise: they’re super bad for you.<p>By Cassie Shortsleeve for GQ.<p>Energy drinks make big claims: They’ll power you through your day, up your concentration, make your life more EXTREME. But the reality is that energy drinks are more likely to cause you to crash harder than any cup of coffee ever …

Science Says That These 5 Foods Can Calm Anxiety

In a world that is increasingly moving faster and faster, stress and anxiety are unfortunately a daily struggle for many people. We’re all familiar …

Wellness

The 2016 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards

The research, innovators, scientists, and students who've made the world a little better this year.<p>If you ever need evidence that this is a remarkable time, take a look at a billboard: Buy a car that runs on electricity! Visit the stratosphere in a space baloon! Clearly we live in the future, but …

When We're Happiest at Work, According to a Data Scientist

During the workday, when are we our happiest and most productive? Heather Shapiro, a data scientist at smartwatch and technology company Pebble, has …

Investing

Black hole breakthrough found on earth - CNN Video

Haifa-based scientist Jeff Steinhauer has simulated a black hole in his laboratory, and it might be the breakthrough that helps celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking win the Nobel Prize. CNN's Ian lee reports.

Black Holes

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The CEO of $3.8 billion Slack has a smart idea to help people get off work early

It's why one of Slack's internal mantras is "work hard, go home."<p>"The most productive employees from my experience are those who go home at 5:30 p.m. but are hyperfocused at work," Butterfield said at a press gathering on Friday. "People can only think really hard for six to eight hours a day."<p>But …

Stephen Hawking says escape from a black hole is possible — kind of

"They are not the eternal prisons they were once thought," Dr. Hawking said in a talk last year. "If you feel you are trapped in a black hole, don't give up. There is a way out."<p>He posted his paper on arXiv, a pre-peer review site, in January. This month, the paper was finally published in the …

7 Factors That Can Lead To Leaky Gut + What To Do About Each

<i>In this piece, functional medicine practitioner William Cole, DC, explains the factors that can contribute to leaky gut. To learn more, check out his</i> …

Wellness

Is Lyme the New AIDS? Part Two: Life With Lyme and Controversies

Last February I finally got a true medical diagnosis for the cause of some of my health problems: Meniere's disease, which an ENT specialist said caused the characteristic hearing loss and sudden and totally disabling attacks of vertigo, which involved suddenly vomiting all over a friend during a …

Hey Obama, Can We Have a Unified Microbiome Initiative?

Yours, the microbiologists<p>Bacteria and other microbes have ruled the planet for at least 3.5 billion years, but only in the last century have we begun to appreciate their dominance. We now know that every environment has its own unseen community—its own microbiome. Microbes in the soil drive …

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First seed withdrawal from 'doomsday' vault prompted by Syrian civil war

Scientists are preparing to make the first ever withdrawal from the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a seed bank built in an abandoned Arctic coal mine that's designed to preserve crops and plants in the event of global disaster. The civil war in Syria has prompted the withdrawal, with researchers in …

Science says your “gut feeling” isn’t a metaphor

The brain’s powers are a little overrated. To keep your body going, you don’t need a functioning brain, but you do need something to provide energy. Enter the gut.<p>We may not give it much thought—because, literally, it happens without conscious thought—but the process of extracting energy from food …

Medical Research

A Cellular Atlas Of The Human Body

New RNA sequencing techniques are revealing the unknown secrets of our cells<p>If science textbooks are to be believed, you have about 200 different types of cells in your body. But several teams of scientists are now debating that number, saying that the estimate is significantly larger. Using the …