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The 15 highest-paying jobs in the US, according to LinkedIn

What occupation earns the biggest bucks in America?<p>According to LinkedIn's first State of Salary report, the answer is orthopedic surgeons.<p>To find the highest-paying occupations, LinkedIn analyzed data from two million members who submitted their total compensation, including bonuses and …

Employment

Can 'Blue Rooms' Make Prisons Safer and More Humane?

New study suggests nature scenes soothe inmates and help prevent violent outbursts.<p>Prisons are notoriously stressful places for inmates and staff alike — notoriously dangerous, too. Nineteen percent of male inmates in U.S. prisons say they've been assaulted by other inmates, and 21 percent say …

Research

Flying cars set for takeoff at Tokyo Olympics in 2020

Japan has taken a step closer to realising its dream of launching flying cars in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, following investment from a major car company.<p>Toyota is funding a project which aims to bring the world’s smallest flying car to the skies using the latest drone technology.<p>Its …

Five Essential Focal Lengths Every Photographer Should Try

In the world of photography–be it that the craft is carried out professionally or leisurely–it has always been a matter of dispute whether a prime …

Serotonin deficiency may not cause depression after all

New research may lead to a more direct and effective treatment than common SSRIs<p>Depression strikes some 35 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, contributing to lowered quality of life as well as an increased risk of heart disease and suicide. Treatments typically …

How do you photograph an NFL game during a blizzard?

The back pages of newspapers are littered with perfectly focused snapshots of star sportsmen frozen in a moment of graceful athletic ballet. These images are so commonplace and their quality so high that we rarely stop to think about just how much effort, patience, and endurance goes into the …

It's Friday the 13th: Here's Why We Fear the Dreaded Day

The most feared day/date combination is here—but it's a quiet one.<p><b>It's Friday the 13th. But did you notice?</b><p>In the bustle of the holidays, many people aren't noticing that today is that most feared date on the calendar. (See "Why Does Friday the 13th Scare Us So Much?")<p>The date, which occurs when …

Three Ways to Tell if Someone Is Plotting a Coup Against You

North Korea‘s cherub tyrant Kim Jong Un startled the outside world this week by having a top regime official, who also happens to be his uncle, …

Photography's golden age

<b>John Chillingworth is a photographer that few have heard of, even among those who have some knowledge of the genre. Yet, his work featured in the UK's best known illustrated magazine, Picture Post, which first hit the presses 75 years ago and ran for almost 20 years until 1957.</b><p>A new book looks to …

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How Instagram Alters Your Memory

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Murals

Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

The Year’s Most Beautiful Photos From Space

Cosmic photography is always breathtaking, so a full year’s worth of images provides plenty of choices. Here are some of 2013’s highlights.

Alien Cockroach Species Invading the U.S.

<b>New York City, home to eight million people and untold numbers of cockroaches, just got a few more of the latter.</b><p>A newly seen species, <i>Periplaneta japonica,</i> has just been <i></i>discovered in New York’s elevated High Line park. As its name implies, the cockroach is native to Japan, and this is the first …

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Diet Soda Doesn’t Help You Lose Weight

Diet soda is falling out of favor. According to new research from Wells Fargo, low-calorie and zero-calorie soda sales slipped about 7% over the past …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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31 Excellent Records You Might Have Missed In 2013

It’s almost impossible to keep up with everything that comes out, but you should try — or revisit — these fantastic albums.

Cold wars: why Canada wants to claim the North Pole

A looming battle over Arctic resources just got more interesting<p>The Great White North is looking to expand its horizons.<p>On Friday, the Canadian government was expected to submit an application to the UN Commission tasked with evaluating which countries can claim exclusive rights to resources — …

Don’t Tell Mom And Dad: PG-13 Movies Are Just as Violent and Sex-Filled as R-Rated Ones

There is little difference between the vices shown in PG-13 and R-rated movies, according to a new study.<p>Researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy …

Can women get sex whenever they want?

In a guest post, Girl on the Net ponders the supposed inequality of sexual opportunity. A man walks into a bar and offers sex to anyone who's interested and is laughed out of the room. A woman walks into a bar and does the same and she's inundated with horny suitors. Is this really how it …

There Are Huge Reserves of Live-Saving Fresh Water Below the Oceans

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists in Australia have identified vast meteoric groundwater reserves (VMGRs) of freshwater …

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Do Vape Pens Trick Teens?

Human Journey<p><i>By Jenny Bolario</i><p>Vape pens, or e-cigarettes, are often billed as a safer way for smokers to get their fix. The user breathes in water vapor infused with nicotine and exhales what looks like smoke. But with flavors like banana cream pie and alien blood, these pens are attracting a new …

Do You Use Your Cell Phone a Lot? It Might Be Making You More Anxious

Too much time spent on your cell phone doesn’t mean you’re more connected and happier.<p>New research from scientists at Kent State University in Kent, …

Young, poor black and Hispanic men increasingly the face of HIV/AIDS in America

“There wasn’t even an ad campaign aimed at young black men until last year,” says one sexual health advocate<p>Despite significant progress in preventing and treating HIV in recent years, the number of people nationwide who contract the infection each year remains consistent at around 50,000, and a …