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U.S. Army tries to identify soldiers most likely to commit suicide

The U.S. Army has a new analytical tool that officials hope will counter a surge in suicides by identifying soldiers whose history, age and injuries indicate they are at high risk of taking their own lives.<p>In an analysis involving all 40,820 U.S. soldiers hospitalized for psychiatric problems over …

These are the iOS 8 app extensions you need on your iPhone 6

Apple brought plenty of improvements to its mobile operating system with the release of iOS 8, but one of the most intriguing additions is one that …

Forget Kale. Try These Three REAL Superfoods

Don’t get me wrong. I’m a fan of kale.<p>But kale is absolutely, positively not a superfood.<p>A superfood is high in protein, low in fat, gluten-free, …

Google is developing a cancer and heart attack-detecting pill

New ‘nanoparticle’ pill could detect signs of disease before it becomes a problem for pre-emptive treatment, monitored by a wrist-worn device<p>Google is working on a nanoparticle pill that could identify cancers, heart attacks and other diseases before they become a problem.<p>The pill would contain …

The Good News And The Bad News About Beating Obesity

There's no escaping the fact that obesity raises the risk for diabetes, heart disease, and other medical problems.<p>But as obese people know all too well, one of the biggest downsides to being overweight is emotional: having to endure nasty looks and snide comments from the folks who believe obese …

Crafting Friendship: A Conversation Over Beer

<i>The following is a transcript. The conversation took place over Google Chat on 10/8/2014</i><p><b>Jeff:</b> What's in your glass tonight?<p><b>Russell:</b> I'm starting out with a local choice: Hopdinger from O'so Brewing Company in Plover, Wisconsin. I was a little worried that it was sitting for a while at this …

Remember The Fresh Promise Of Barack Obama? What Happened To That Guy?

WASHINGTON -- While traveling recently, I’ve been asked the same question in Beijing, Auckland and Rome: “What happened to Barack Obama?”<p>This really is several questions: What happened to that fresh, idealistic guy? What happened to his power and popularity in the United States? Why doesn’t he …

What Scientists Really Do

Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything<p>by Philip Ball<p>University of Chicago Press, 465 pp., $35.00<p>Ignorance: How It Drives Science<p>by …

25 Devastating Effects Of Climate Change

The world is getting warmer and that's already causing disasters that will devastate lives and cost hundreds of billions of dollars.<p>Those problems are only getting worse, as shown by recent reports from the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) and the White House, among …

Climate Change

Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Begin To Come Forward

LOS ANGELES -- With the public in the U.S. and Latin America becoming increasingly skeptical of the war on drugs, key figures in a scandal that once rocked the Central Intelligence Agency are coming forward to tell their stories in a new documentary and in a series of interviews with The Huffington …

Here's Why The Night Sky Is Dark Even Though Jillions Of Stars Are Shining Light Our Way

There are <i>a lot</i> of stars out there--an estimated 70 billion trillion. With so many stars beaming their light our way, it seems only logical that the night sky would be as bright as day.<p>This is the essence of the so-called dark night sky paradox, also known as Olbers' paradox after German astronomer …

4 New Substances Added To List Of Carcinogens

By Megan Gannon, News Editor<p>Published: 10/02/2014 06:14 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Four new substances have been added to a list of chemicals that may cause cancer compiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).<p>The list of known carcinogens now includes a chemical called …