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Indian scientists suspect genetic diseases could be linked to the tradition of marrying within caste

<b>New Delhi:</b> The occurrence of genetic diseases in certain subpopulations in India and other countries in South Asia is well known. Indian scientists …

Genetics

Doggie DNA startup Embark raises $4.5 million in seed to find your puppy’s breed

Ever wanted to know the genetic mix of your mutt? Embark, a doggie DNA startup has raised $4.5 million in seed to expand its offering of genetic kits for your pup’s pedigree.<p>Embark launched in Austin two years ago with its “Embark Dog DNA Test Kit” that tells dog owners their pet’s pedigree, where …

Pets

Did we evolve insomnia as a way to survive? - Futurity

The "poorly sleeping grandparent hypothesis" suggests insomnia was once a perk, not a problem.

What goes on inside the brain of a psychopath?

It is well known that psychopaths can commit violent, and often criminal, acts. But the precise neural mechanisms that underlie this behavior have …

Three Canadian Girls Fulfill Suicide Pact, Spotlighting a Major Mental Health Crisis

Last summer, three 12-year-old girls from a small indigenous community in Canada made a suicide pact, according to their families. Since then, their families say they have each taken their own lives — the most recent of which was in mid-June.<p>The deaths of the girls from Wapekeka First Nation, a …

Mental Health

The secret of a good night's sleep has finally been found by scientists...

It is said that a clear conscience makes the softest pillow, but according to a new study the secret of a good night’s sleep is having something worth getting out of bed for the next day.<p>In the first research of its kind, US scientists found that having a purpose in life results in fewer nighttime …

Sleep

Your dog can tell when someone is mean to you, and remember it, too

Man’s best friend is with us through us everything, and your dog can be a great judge of your friends. Dogs are special animals, but you probably …

Pets

We Tested 5 Pie Crusts to Find the Easiest, Flakiest & Best-Tasting

Are you the type who breaks into hives the minute you think about rolling out pie dough? Or the one who stays calm and cool, your pin gliding across the dough like a Ferrari down the Italian coast?<p>(Or are you the type who's really in it for the eating, not the making? You're welcome here, too. Come …

Baking

22 Cats That Are Prettier Than Any Human Could Ever Be

Everyone thinks their cat is the prettiest cat. Everyone is correct.

Lua

The Meteor Shower of the Decade Is Coming Next Week. Here's How to See It.

Astronomers predict next week's meteor shower will have twice as many meteors as normal.<p>If you find yourself outside during the night next Thursday, don't forget to look up. On Aug. 11 and 12, the biggest meteor shower of the year, the Perseids, will be lighting up the night sky, and this year the …

Dozens of New York mobsters arrested by the FBI with names such as 'Muscles', 'Tony the Cripple', 'Mustache Pat' and 'Tugboat'

The FBI said it leapt from the pages of a mafia novel. But fiction turned reality on Thursday when prosecutors unveiled charges against 46 alleged mobsters, making dozens of arrests up and down the East Coast.<p>The arrests spotlight an Italian mafia purportedly alive and kicking in 21st century …

Crime

FBI raid arrests 50 Mafia members including Moustache Pat, Big Vinny and Tony the Cripple

The men charged span four of the five New York crime families and include a range of alleged crimes<p>The FBI has carried out of one of its biggest mob …

Crime

FBI rounds up nearly 50 mob suspects accused of litany of mafia crimes

The 46 defendants include alleged Philadelphia mob boss Joseph ‘Skinny Joey’ Merlino and New York crime figure Pasquale “Patsy” Parrello<p>Nearly 50 alleged mobsters have been charged by US prosecutors with being part of an east coast crime syndicate.<p>The 46 suspects include an old-school mafioso in …

Crime

Ex-FBI agent avoids prison for lying at Whitey Bulger murder trial | Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) - A former FBI agent was sentenced on Friday to two years of probation for lying repeatedly at the 2013 murder and racketeering trial of Boston mobster Whitey Bulger.<p>Robert Fitzpatrick, 76, received leniency because of his age and failing health, U.S. District Judge Dennis Saylor …

Crime

Gorgeous Photographs of the Milky Way in Bolivia

When he visited Bolivia and more precisely the Salar de Uyuni, which is the largest salt desert in the world, the photographer Daniel Kordan had the …

Bolivia

What Your Appearance Says About Your Leadership Skills and 10 Other Traits

The surprising ways your appearance affects other people's impressions of you.<p>Everybody judges.<p>Within a few seconds of seeing someone--whether on a date or at the grocery store--we decide on numerous things about them, from how smart they are to how likely they are to commit a crime.<p>Surprisingly, …

Transcendent Photos of Antarctica's Cavernous Blue Ice Glaciers

Photographer Julieanne Kost’s <i>Blue Ice</i> portfolio displays images of Antarctica’s astoundingly beautiful gradations of cerulean hues layered within its icebergs and glaciers. As an industry expert in Adobe Photoshop and digital photography, Kost was able to apply her skillful aestheticism when she …

Photography

A New Kind of AI Spots 90% of Online Abuse

Researchers at Yahoo (yes, for the moment, it’s still Yahoo) have unveiled an algorithm that uses machine learning and natural language processing to …

3tags.org

Constant Multitasking Is Damaging Millennial Brains, Research Shows

And their employers are making things worse.<p>You probably know that multitasking makes you less productive not more so. Neuroscientists, psychologists, and efficiency experts have been telling the world for years that since the brain can't actually pay attention to more than one thing at a time. …

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Dr. Dre Issued Bizarre Citizen's Arrest After Home Confrontation

Mogul handcuffed, searched after angry motorist accuses him of pulling gun<p><b>UPDATE</b>: The L.A. County District Attorney rejected Dr. Dre's citizen's …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Mass Killing at Care Center for Disabled Shocks Japan

Disability

13 Ways I Help Myself Feel Happier Than Anyone Else I Know

"Are you always so happy?" a half-asleep coworker asked me one morning as I was laughing in the break room with another colleague.<p>Um, how should I …

How To Coach Your Brain To Stop Being Mad At Someone

You’re mad as hell and you can’t take it anymore! Lucky for you, you don’t have to.<p>You and a coworker–or, for that matter, a relative, partner, or friend–had a falling out. The wounds are still fresh. You’re still angry. And every time you see or even think of that person, you seethe. Maybe plenty …

How to free up space on your Android phone or tablet

No more room at the inn, and no expansion slot for adding more? Here are some strategies for reclaiming precious Android storage.<p>You know the old saw: You can never be too rich, too thin or have too much storage on your phone.<p>The first two are folly. But the latter can prove all too accurate when …

Apps

Saying Goodbye to Ernest, the Cat Who Saved My Life

My first cat died suddenly at the age of 5. Ernest was an extraordinary creature—one who helped rescue this writer from the darkness of severe …

Pets

Watch Demi Lovato's Empowering DNC Speech About Living With Mental Illness

"We can do better."<p>Demi Lovato took center stage at the Democratic National Convention on Monday with an important message about dismantling the stigma surrounding mental illness.<p>"Like millions of Americans, I am living with mental illness," she began. "But I'm lucky. I had the resources and …

Mental Health