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Scientists say we're facing the strongest hurricane season since the year Sandy hit the East Coast

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration now expects a higher likelihood of a near-normal or above-normal hurricane season.<p>"We've raised the numbers because some conditions now in place are indicative of a more active hurricane season," says Gerry Bell, lead seasonal hurricane forecaster …


Keep it simple when choosing a sunscreen for your kid

As our first beach vacation with two little kids loomed, I had to do one of those chores that sounds easy but turns out to be anything but. I had to …

We Are All Intuitive Physicists, Scientists Say

Most of us are pretty good at acting on the fly: swerving to avoid an obstacle in the road, ducking to keep from being hit, or reflexively catching a …

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Science has determined how many friends you really need

How many friends do you have?<p>Ok got that number? Now get ready to downsize your crew.<p>According to new research, you only need five friends in your life. British psychologist, Robin Dunbarm breaks down our friendships into layers.<p>The top layer consists of a spouse or best friend that you interact …


17 Signs You're Intelligent — Even If It Doesn't Feel Like It

Stupid people tend to overestimate their competence, while smart people tend to sell themselves short. As Shakespeare put it in "As You Like It": … is coming soon