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“9-1-1” Has Meant “Help, Please” For 49 Years

On this day in 1968, a phone rang in the police station of Haleyville, Alabama. But unlike all the days before, the caller—Alabama Speaker of the …

The 10 weirdest physics facts, from relativity to quantum physics

People who think science is dull are wrong. Here are 10 reasons why.<p><b>Physics</b> is weird. There is no denying that. Particles that don’t exist except as probabilities; time that changes according to how fast you’re moving; cats that are both alive and dead until you open a box.<p>We’ve put together a …

The 11 most scandalous popes in history

Stephen VI dug up his predecessor's corpse and put it on trial.<p>John XII was accused of "homicide, perjury, sacrilege" and even incest.<p>Benedict IX was …

How do I update my Internet browser?

For most Internet users, your browser is your window to the Web. You use it to navigate to Web sites, and it displays those sites for you, allowing …

High-tech cloth could make summer days a breeze

Plastic cling wrap with nano-sized pores could give “cool clothes” a new meaning.<p>The material lets heat escape, instead of trapping it like …

Stanford University

What the Olympics reveal about the world

The Olympics are over, and the verdict is in: America won. The United States left Rio with the most gold, silver and bronze medals. The last time a single nation topped all three categories was 40 years ago (except for boycotted games in 1980 and 1984). The U.S. lead over the second-place finisher …

Population

11 Controversial Statements By Subramanian Swamy Who Thinks Raghuram Rajan Is Not Mentally Indian

2015 in ten cartoons

From CRISPR to climate change, corruption to chemical synthesis, David Parkins’s wry illustrations found the heart of every Nature Comment piece they …

Climate

The science myths that will not die

False beliefs and wishful thinking about the human experience are common. They are hurting people — and holding back science.<p>In 1997, physicians in …

Prostate Cancer

Latin Words and Phrases Every Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

What do great men like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt all have in common?<p>They all were proficient in Latin.<p>From the …

The good, the bad and the creamy: Where newly banned trans fats hide

<i>Ronda Elsenbrook, R.D., L.D., is a registered dietitian in the Nutritional Services department at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic</i> in Houston, Texas.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Trans-fatty acids (trans fats) are making headlines again. The Food and Drug Administration recently banned these oils from manufactured foods and gave …

Nutrition

This Is What Sugar Does To Your Brain

We know that too much sugar is bad for our waistlines and our heart health, but now there's mounting evidence that high levels of sugar consumption can also have a negative effect on brain health -- from cognitive function to psychological wellbeing.<p>While sugar is nothing to be too concerned about …

Diabetes

Ayaan Hirsi Ali on how to reform Islam

Ayaan Hirsi Ali tells Fareed the five pillars of reformation that she argues are needed to make Islam a religion of peace.

Religion

Nobel laureate Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan to head Royal Society in UK

Nobel laureate Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan has been confirmed as president elect of Britain's prestigious Royal Society. Ramakrishnan, who will be …

How Your Taste Buds Can Help You Lose Weight

It’s no big secret that people have different taste preferences. Some of us gleefully devour arugula salads for lunch, while others won’t touch …

Nutrition

7 Ways to Think Yourself Thin

In fact, although the brain makes up only 2 percent of total body weight, it demands 20 percent of our resting metabolic rate (RMR)—the total amount …

Changing How We Think

What kind of thinking leads to better outcomes? That’s the question that Roger Martin addresses in his wonderful book Diaminds: Decoding the Mental …

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Mighty Mites

Several years ago I made a bet about face mites, animals that live in hair follicles. They are so small that a dozen of them could dance on the head of a pin. They are more likely, though, to dance on your face, which they do at night when they mate, before crawling back into your follicles by day …

Parasitic Wasps Infected with Mind-Controlling Viruses

In November, <i>National Geographic</i> put a ladybug and a wasp on its cover. They made for a sinister pair. The wasp, a species called <i>Dinocampus coccinellae</i>, lays an egg inside the ladybug <i>Coleomegilla maculata</i>. After the egg hatches, the wasp larva develops inside the ladybug, feeding on its internal …

How Exercise Affects Your Genes, and More

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b>Virtually everyone would agree that exercise improves health, but the mechanisms by which it actually produces those benefits have been …

Earth - Which life form dominates Earth?

We humans tend to assume we rule the Earth. With our advanced tool making, language, problem solving and social skills, and our top predator status, we like to think of ourselves as the dominant life form on the planet.<p>But are we?<p>There are organisms that are significantly more numerous, cover more …

Biology

How Did Multicellular Life Evolve?

Scientists are discovering ways in which single cells might have evolved traits that entrenched them into group behavior, paving the way for …

This Plant in Dubai Makes Half a Billion Gallons of Fresh Water a Day

This sprawling power and desalination plant on Dubai’s coast produces almost 8,000 megawatts of electricity and over 550<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Spencer Lowell …

Snorkeling

Uncovering the genetic basis of obesity hints at new ways to define it

'It’s not just you and your bad habits; it’s not fully volitional.'<p>Obesity is determined by both by a person’s environment and their genetics. But until recently, researchers didn’t know exactly what role various regions of our DNA played in determining how human bodies look. Now, researchers have …

Genetics

Why Exercise and Diet Changes May Not Be Enough to Treat Obesity

To treat people who are obese, doctors need to move beyond simply telling their patients to eat less and exercise more, some researchers …

The Best Ancient Quotes To Help You Lead A Successful Life

History is a great teacher. Whatever challenge you are facing today, you can be sure that someone else has faced it before. Thousands of years ago, …

Burn Calories with Rowing Sprints

"Sprints prepare you to maintain a faster pace for a longer distance," says Greg Hammond, a trainer for Concept2. Shoot for a 2K time of 7:15. Lock down your form with these tips:<p><b>1. Load Your Legs</b><p>Lean slightly forward and bend your legs, making your shins vertical. Flex your triceps as you reach …

Strings, an app to let you delete sent text, photos | Gadgets Now

WASHINGTON: Have you ever woken up full of regret about the messages you sent the night before? A new smartphone app could help! Seattle-based …