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Being a Go-Getter Is No Fun

New research suggests that competent employees are assigned more work—but they don't always like it.<p>The phrase “shit hits the fan” has uncertain origins. Some claim it’s a descendant of a World War II adage “the garbage hit the fan.” As the Online Etymology Dictionary has it, it derives from an old …

Gun killings fell by 40 percent after Connecticut passed this law

By Jeff Guo<p>Jeff Guo<p>Bio<p>In the early ’90s, gang shootings gripped Connecticut. Bystanders, including a 7-year-old girl, were getting gunned down in drive-bys. “The state is becoming a shooting gallery, and the public wants action,” an editorial in the Hartford Courant said at the time.<p>So in the …

Is Getting Old A Disease?

Drug researchers are trying to convince the FDA that the answer is yes<p>On June 24, researchers will meet with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a very specific reason: they want to test a drug that might slow the aging process. If they succeed, they will show for the first time that aging …

Wired for kindness: Science shows we prefer compassion

By Daniel Goleman<p>A three-month old infant sits propped up in her mother’s lap, entranced by a puppet show. A small dog tries to lift a heavy bag, and a kind teddy bear helps. Then, as the dog struggles once again to lift the bag, a mean bunny grabs it away.<p>After the puppet show, the infant is shown …

Paul McCartney

Will same-sex marriage make America healthier? - CNN.com

<b>(CNN) —</b> A few weeks ago, Carlos Santos-Herrera was in a hospital bed, ill with a rare, severe form of strep throat. He was weak, but conscious -- and worried. His family members' religious beliefs differ from his own, and he didn't want to leave decisions about his care in their hands.<p>His partner, …

100 Percent Is Overrated

People labeled “smart” at a young age don’t deal well with being wrong. Life grows stagnant.<p>At whatever age smart people develop the idea that they are smart, they also tend to develop vulnerability around relinquishing that label. So the difference between telling a kid “You did a great job” and …

Self-improvement

How Your Brain Remembers Where You Parked The Car

If you run into an old friend at the train station, your brain will probably form a memory of the experience. And that memory will forever link the person you saw with the place where you saw him.<p>For the first time, researchers have been able to see that sort of link being created in people's …

Neurophilosophy

Here's How A Newborn Baby Sees The World

How do newborn infants see the people around them?<p>For the first time ever, scientists in Sweden and Norway have simulated how our emotional expressions appear to the dewy eyes of a newborn -- and their finding may lay to rest a longstanding debate.<p>"We have for many years known that newborn babies …

Cars designed to be slept in

Vehicle design students at the Royal College of Art have been re-imagining the kind of cars that will be possible in an era of driverless transport.<p>As part of its Future Design series, BBC News spoke to Prof Dale Harrow, head of the Vehicle Design Programme, along with one of his students, Yibo</i> …

Hillary To Jeb Bush: The Problem Is CEOs, Not Their Workers

Jeb Bush got a lot of attention last week when he suggested that Americans who want higher living standards need to work harder.<p>During a speech on Monday, Hillary Clinton happily served up a rejoinder: It’s the people running companies, not their workers, whose behavior needs to change.<p>In making …

For The First Time In Nearly 25 Years, The White House Refreshes Its Take On Geriatric Care

Today, the White House announced several new initiatives aimed at making the lives of senior citizens easier and healthier. At the White House Conference on Aging, both the President and the Department of Health and Human Services rolled out several new projects focused on seniors, caregivers, and …

Needle-free Ebola vaccine shows promise in animal tests

The study in Journal of Clinical Investigation was led by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and the US National Institutes of Health.<p>If found to work in people, scientists said the vaccine could be useful in crisis situations or remote areas where it is difficult to …

Wind turbines may trigger danger response in brain

The low frequency noises from turbine blades can be picked up and can trigger a part of the brain linked to emotions, scientists have found<p>Living near a wind turbine could harm emotional wellbeing after scientists discovered that low frequency sounds generated by rotor blades trigger a part of the …

Updated Chinese Exoskeletons Could One Day Go Into Combat

Bringing Starship Troopers to the People's Liberation Army<p>While powered armor suits are a big deal for futuristic soldiers in the <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> and <i>Alien</i>, real world researchers are hard at work on giving the soldiers of near-future battlefields exoskeletons. Right now, such exoskeletons, whether …

President Obama Just Commuted 46 Nonviolent Drug Convictions

In which the president gives a big kick in the head to the failed "war" on drugs.<p>Once again, the president has looked into the depths of his big bag of fks and has discovered that he has no more of them to give.<p>"Their punishments didn't fit the crime, and if they had been sentenced under today's …

Offensive to retake Anbar begins, says Iraqi government

Iraqi army and allies formally announce start of summer offensive on Isil heartland, though Shia militias attacked Fallujah ten days ago<p>The Iraqi government has announced the start of an counteroffensive to liberate the Sunni majority province of Anbar from Isil, a fight that is likely to determine …

Why NASA's New Horizons Mission to Pluto Is Such a Big Deal

Space<p>CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — This week we should see an entirely new world come to life.<p>It’s a dwarf planet that lives beyond our solar system’s eight big planets. It’s called Pluto.<p>Nine and a half years ago, a planetary ship named New Horizons left its Cape Canaveral launch pad with such velocity …

Solar System

Huckabee: U.S. Military Should Be Able To Defeat ISIS, Iran, Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, Hamas, Hezbollah In 10 Days

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says the United States should have the most "formidable, fierce, military in the history of mankind" with the ability to defeat ISIS, Boko Haram, Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, and Iran within 10 days.<p>"Well the easiest thing in the world is to go back to …

Al-Qaeda

Donald Trump Isn't A Joke To Republican Voters Anymore

Donald Trump's blusterous presidential campaign has earned him untold hours of TV mockery and cost him quite a few business partners. It's also succeeded in turning around his image in the GOP.<p>When he entered the race, he stood out for, among other reasons, the sheer awfulness of his ratings among …

7 Cool Ways Cities Are Thinking Ahead on Climate Change

From sea walls to "sponge zones," here are some innovative urban ideas for boosting resilience.<p>The world’s cities are coming up with ingenious ways to fight climate change, from massive sea walls to "sponge zones" and floating communities.<p>Urban areas have reason to act. Many are already grappling …