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Australian 'genital-breathing' turtle faces extinction, group says

<b>(CNN) —</b> An Australian river turtle with a distinctive green punk-rock hairstyle, two spikes under its chin and the ability to breathe through its genitals is on a new list of endangered reptiles.<p>The Mary River turtle, native to Queensland, Australia, has the unusual ability to breathe underwater …

Zoology

School Sensor Can Alert Authorities, Lock Doors When Gunfire Is Heard

At work, Jim Skorpik's nickname is a handle better known for missiles: "Hellfire."<p>As a longtime federal electrical engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash., he's developed sensors to track missiles' readiness for battle that measure heat or impacts that could damage …

Education

Morsel Spork: After 18 months of engineering, meet the ultimate camping utensil

Yes, it's got the forky part, and a cutting edge, and a spoony part. Such things are pedestrian and expected. But unlike a traditional spork, they're …

Beware 'Disease X': the mystery killer keeping scientists awake at night

Over two days in early February, the World Health Organization (WHO) convened an expert committee at its Geneva headquarters to consider the unthinkable.<p>The goal was to identify pathogens with the potential to spread and kill millions but for which there are currently no, or insufficient, …

Warren Buffett Once Told a 14-Year-Old Kid the Secret to Success in 1 Simple Sentence

At a Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting over a decade ago, Warren Buffett tells a 14-year-old kid a success lesson that was meant for all of us.<p>On May 1, 2004, Berkshire Hathaway held its annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, where nearly 20,000 people attended this annual ritual.<p>As reporter Jason …

Success

Why Dogs Love When We Talk to Them Like Babies, According to Science

The most uplifting news ever.<p>It’s an unspoken rule that humans can only communicate with dogs in Puppy Voice — you know, the stupid one with the high …

Pets

11 Health And Fitness Myths That Really Need to Stop

Put down the sports drink.<p>Whether you want to tone up, slim down, or boost your mood, you've likely taken a stab at tweaking your fitness routine. …

Capture The Super Blue Blood Moon On January 31

Every full moon is special, but the full moon we’ll see on Wednesday, January 31, will be extra special. A rare orbital and calendar convergence …

Science Discovers a New Miracle Drug That Can Double Your Attention Span: Nature | Inc.com

Humans didn't evolve over millennia sitting in cubicles, typing away under fluorescent lights. Humans became humans outside under the blue sky, so perhaps it's no surprise that study after study shows that spending time in nature is profoundly good for us.<p>We already know that getting outside …

Study Skills

Phone-addicted teens aren’t as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL, new study suggests

To no parent’s surprise, too much smartphone use makes teens unhappy.<p>So says a new study from San Diego State University, which pulled data from over one million 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-graders in the U.S. showing teens who spent more time on social media, gaming, texting and video-chatting on their …

Social Media

Scientists Counted All The Protein Molecules in a Cell And The Answer Really Is 42

This is so perfect.<p>Biologists have served up the answer to the ultimate question of life, the Universe, and everything.<p>That answer, as you may know, …

We’re three million miles closer to the sun in January than we are in July. So why isn't it hot?

It turns out proximity is pretty inconsequential.<p>There’s something about the geometry of space that’s never quite made sense to me. I know that the axial tilt of the Earth is the reason we have seasons, but if a slight angle away from the sun can make me see my breath in winter, why does being …

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

Carl Sagan

11 Things People Think Are Terrible For Your Diet That Actually Aren't

Whee!<p>I'm used to the shaming look I get from my peers when I crack open a can of sugar-free Red Bull. The questions – and judgement – never end. …

Nutrition

This Italian Family Feels No Pain, And Scientists Finally Understand Why

A real-life superpower.<p>Scientists have identified a mysterious genetic mutation that effectively negates the sensation of pain, enabling people with …

University College London

This Darling Marsupial Was Found Alive After Presumed Extinct For Over 100 Years

Look at that little nose!<p>A small, adorable-but-deadly carnivorous marsupial thought extinct in the Australian state of New South Wales has been …

University of New South Wales

The wildest scientific discoveries of 2017

2017 was a year of discovery: NASA started using reusable rockets, patients started treating cancer using only their own cells, and scientists discovered the Earth's lost eighth continent.<p>Here are some of the wildest, coolest, most promising science finds of the year.

FDA

'Eat Less, Exercise More' Isn't the Answer for Weight Loss

You’ve heard it before: To lose weight, simply eat less and exercise more. In theory, that makes sense. Actually, it’s not just in theory—science has …

Nutrition

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

<b>College Football</b> 79 minutes ago<p><b>College Football</b> 3 hours ago<p><b>College Football</b> 3 hours ago<p><b>College Football</b> 4 hours ago<p><b>College Football</b> 6 hours …

The Right and Wrong Way to Apologize and Why It Matters | Inc.com

These past few weeks, we have seen what feels like an unusually high number of people faced with accusations of wrongdoing, sexual misconduct and unethical behavior. For most of them, the first response is one of denial and disputation. But as evidence and corroboration emerge, that strategy …

Self-help

Engineers Create an "Impossible" Ring of Plasma Floating in Open Air

Caltech engineers create a stable ring of plasma in the air, a feat thought impossible.<br>Read More

Physics

The 2 Truths That Reveal Why We Don't Accomplish Our Goals (And Ultimately Accept Failure) | Inc.com

Growing up, failure wasn't allowed in my household.<p>I remember being twelve years old, barely a step into middle school, when I caught the flu the morning of a jump rope fundraiser. My father walked into my bedroom, saw me still under the covers and said, "You're not awake yet?"<p>I had committed to …

Middle School

This is the Tesla Semi truck

500 miles of range and more aerodynamic than a supercar<p>The Tesla Semi truck is a hulking and menacing hauler, with the presence of Darth Vader lurking from above when cast in the black hue, or more like an apparition in metallic silver-white. In other words: it’s exactly what we expect to see from …

Tesla

8 Ways to Increase Your Intellectual Capacity

Time invested into your personal growth is an investment in your success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To become a standout success, invest in yourself. The deeper your investment, the more fit you become for sustaining your entrepreneurial journey. You can only grow …

Self-improvement

Biologists just proved how long life can survive on Mars, and it's longer than we thought

Mars is not exactly a friendly place for life as we know it. While temperatures at the equator can reach as high as a balmy 35 °C (95 °F) in the …

How Traveling Back In Time Could Really, Physically Be Possible

It’s one of the greatest tropes in movies, literature, and television shows: the idea that we could travel back in time to alter the past. From the time turner in <i>Harry Potter</i> to <i>Back To The Future</i> to <i>Groundhog Day</i>, traveling back in time provides us with the possibility of righting wrongs in our own …

Physics

The Fungus That Turns Ants Into Zombies Is More Diabolical Than We Realized

Carpenter ants of the Brazilian rain forest have it rough. When one of these insects gets infected by a certain fungus, it turns into a so-called …

Biology

Cosmos At Least 250x Bigger Than Visible Universe, Say Cosmologists - MIT Technology Review

When we look out into the Universe, the stuff we can see must be close enough for light to have reached us since the Universe began. The universe is …

Dark Matter

10 Ways to Improve Your Memory | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The following except on “Memory Aids” comes from</i> Increasing Personal Efficiency <i>(1925) by Donald A. Laird. Some re-formatting and</i> …

The Brain