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Scientists find that hundreds of gut bacteria are electric

New research uncovers a surprising fact about numerous types of gut bacteria: they can generate electricity.<p>Electrogenic bacteria are those that are …

University of California

The Body's Reaction to Exercise Could Signal Later Cardiovascular Problems

"Given the future risk of cardiovascular disease, this could be an identifier."<p>In general, we know that exercise improves heart health. But …

High Blood Pressure

What causes human bodies to age? Here’s what scientists know about the biology behind growing old

Everything grows old. As you age, you may notice an extra wrinkle on your forehead or lower energy levels.<p>To find out what's going on inside our bodies that causes these age-related changes and declines, the journal Cell assembled a group of researchers in 2013. That team, comprised of scientists …

Patient develops 'black hairy tongue' from medication

A 55-year-old patient complaining of nausea and a bad taste in her mouth was actually suffering from a rare condition known as “black hairy tongue.”<p>A case report published in the New England Journal of Medicine said the patient, who was not identified by name, saw her tongue turn black after being …

Medicine

Wind and Solar Farms Could Make it Rain Regularly in the Sahara Desert

Climate models reveal that renewable energy projects in the Sahara could spark a twofold increase in local rainfall, enabling vegetation to take hold.<p>The Sahara Desert is a dream location for renewable energy industries. The same qualities that make this region so legendary—searing Sun exposure, …

Renewable Energy

The Big Myth About Teenage Anxiety

We hear a lot these days that modern digital technology is rewiring the brains of our teenagers, making them anxious, worried and unable to focus.<p>Don’t panic; things are really not this dire.<p>Despite news reports to the contrary, there is little evidence of an epidemic of anxiety disorders in …

Online Life

Why the Trillion Ton Iceberg Spinning Off the Antarctic Coast Could Be Bad News for the World Economy

A one trillion ton iceberg is on the move. A68, as it’s known, broke off the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica last July, but it didn’t stray too far …

Panama Canal

Climate change caused tsunami twice as high as Big Ben and more monster waves are on the way, scientists warn

Scientists have claimed that climate change caused a huge tsunami which was twice as high as one of the UK’s most famous landmarks.<p>In 2015, a …

Glaciers

Discovering the ancient origin of cystic fibrosis, the most common genetic disease in Caucasians

Imagine the thrill of discovery when more than 10 years of research on the origin of a common genetic disease, cystic fibrosis (CF), results in …

Genetic Engineering

Need More Hours Every Day to Grow Your Business? Then Quit These 7 Time Wasters

Between checking Twitter and jetting off to client meetings, where do you find time to run the business?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The entrepreneurial life is busy, which means you can’t afford to waste time on tasks that don’t lead to results. That doesn’t mean …

Time Management

A Body Language Expert Analyzed Popular TED Talks to Uncover the Top 5 Nonverbal Cues

Want to be a better speaker? (Possibly even hope to one day deliver your own TED Talk?)<p>Obviously, what you say is important, but so are the nonverbal signals you send. The right body language can enhance your credibility, reinforce your message, and even make you more likable.<p>Just as the wrong …

Public Speaking

We're Probably Living in a Simulation, Elon Musk Says

Elon Musk thinks we're all probably trapped in a "Matrix"-like pseudo existence.<p>The universe is 13.8 billion years old, so any civilizations that may …

Joe Rogan

The best home security system you can install yourself

Secure your home without breaking the bank<p>The do-it-yourself home security market has exploded over the past couple of years and for good reason. It’s now possible to install a fully monitored security system in your home in as little as 15 minutes and for hundreds of dollars less than it would …

Home Automation

mario sorrenti shares 50 unseen portraits of ex-girlfriend, kate moss

These pictures would go on to inspire the Calvin Klein Obsession campaign that catapulted both photographer and model to superstardom.<p>In the early 90s, Mario Sorrenti and Kate Moss were young, beautiful and in love. In his new book, simply titled <i>Kate</i>, Mario shares 50 intimate never-before-published …

Bees are dying at an alarming rate. Amsterdam may have the answer.

AMSTERDAM — An unkempt stretch of tall grass, wildflowers and weeds in front of a train station doesn't look like much — but it may be crucial to solving one of the world's biggest environmental puzzles.<p>While scientists around the globe have been sounding alarm bells over the decline of bees and …

Ecology

Jupiter’s Magnetic Field Is Super Weird and Has Two South Poles

Researchers have known for awhile that Jupiter has a huge magnetic field that dwarfs our own. Most assumed that the field was similar to Earth's with …

Magnetism

She made the discovery, but a man got the Nobel. A half-century later, she’s won a $3 million prize.

When Jocelyn Bell Burnell began her doctoral studies in physics at Cambridge University in 1965, she was convinced that they had made a mistake by admitting her. “I’m not bright enough for this place,” she now recalls thinking.<p>It didn’t help that she was one of only two women in her graduate …

Nobel Prize

What Divorce Attorneys Tell Their Clients Will Totally Change The Way You Look At Love

Think you know all there is to know about love? Well, to truly understand something, you need to be able to look at it from every angle. When it …

Relationships

This (Literally) Ancient Exercise Will Tone Both Your Upper And Lower Body

Do this tried-and-true move consistently to improve your balance and tone all over.<p>A Turkish Get Up is an over-200-year-old exercise that wrestlers of ages past used to build all-over strength. The “TGU,” as it's often abbreviated, works your whole body (upper, lower, and core!) and significantly …

Prenatal Development

How US authorities tracked down the North Korean hacker behind WannaCry

US authorities put together four years worth of malware samples, domain names, email and social media accounts to track down one of the Lazarus Group …

Cybersecurity

Preventable Heart Problems Killed 415,000 People in 2016. Here’s How to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Heart problems that were “largely preventable” killed around 415,000 Americans in 2016, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

Biomedicine

The Research-Backed, 3-Step Method to Hack Your Brain, Break Bad Habits, and Make Better Decisions

<i>The following article is an adapted excerpt from my new book,</i> EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence<i>.</i><p>Have you ever felt that you're an unwilling slave to your emotions? As if you were programmed to react a certain way to a specific set of circumstances, and there's simply …

Emotional Intelligence

Physician Solves Mystery of Mona Lisa's Smile While Waiting in Louvre Line

"I don’t know how to appreciate art. But I sure do know how to make a clinical diagnosis."<p>The “Mona Lisa” has her own room in the Louvre, where she …

Mona Lisa

How uncontrolled inflammation leads to brain cell loss

In a study of inflammation mechanisms in the brain, researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany have identified how, as we get older, a …

Neuroscience

Scientists Have Found The Mystery Cause of One of The Biggest Tsunamis Ever Recorded

Their findings are chilling.<p>A rare and extreme tsunami ripped across an Alaskan fjord three years ago after 180 million tons (163 million tonnes) of …

Global Warming

Common painkiller could increase the risk of stroke and heart attack by 50 percent, new study finds, leading to calls for ban on over-the-counter purchases

An over-the-counter painkiller may increase your risk of heart attack or stroke by 50 percent, a new study has found.<p>The large-scale study of more …

Biomedicine

Get ready for atomic radio

Using a laser to detect the effect of radio waves on certain atoms is the basis for a new kind of antenna that resists interference and can receive a …

Atoms

Here’s what’s *actually* going to happen to you if you accidentally eat a bite of moldy bread

Choosing a healthy loaf of bread—like those deliciously seedy sprouted options—is always a great idea: They’re loaded with better-for-you ingredients …

Immune System

This Bizarre World Map Is So Crazily Accurate, It Actually Folds Into a Globe

Look closely.<p>We all know most maps of the world aren't entirely accurate. For starters, Africa is way bigger than it looks, and Greenland isn't …

Maps

Breast orgasms are legit—here’s how to have one tonight

When most of us learned the rules of the hookup game, we were taught that second base isn’t much more than a quick stopover on the way to a home run. …

Advice