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This Fearless 17-Year-Old Is America's Best Bet for Making It to Mars

“I wouldn't say I'd be ancient when I get back."<p>Like all teenagers, Alyssa Carson has had to make some hard choices. But as a 17-year-old in training …

Mars Mission

People Who Use Marijuana For Gut Inflammation Might Actually Be on to Something

The first evidence is in.<p>A new study shows that molecules involved in our bodies' processing of cannabis, called endocannabinoids, may have the …

Immune System

A new report says traces of Monsanto pesticide found in many popular, oat-based breakfast foods

While it’s not printed anywhere on their ingredients list, some of America’s most popular breakfast foods contain pesticides. On Wednesday, the …

Pesticides

This Two Billion Year-Old Natural Reactor May Hold The Key To Safe Nuclear Waste Disposal

The Oklo-reactor in Gabon, Africa is one of the most intriguing geological formations found on planet Earth. Here, naturally occurring fissile materials in two billion year-old rocks have sustained a slow nuclear fission reaction like that found in a modern nuclear reactor.<p>Uranium-235 is a …

Energy

Scientist Finds a Hidden Diagnosis in Heart Rate Data From Fitness Watches

An algorithm can diagnose the heart condition that plagued Larry Bird.<p>A human heart beats about 86,000 times per day, accelerating if you drink …

Fibrillation

Now We Understand How Marijuana Makes Inflammatory Bowel Disease Bearable

No wonder people with IBD often turn to the drug.<p>People who live with inflammatory bowel disease deal with a lot of physical discomfort, and for some …

Immune System

What Weed Does to Your Brain

Here's what it looks like before, during, and after.<p>In recent years, with the legal status of marijuana shifting, the scientific community has sought …

The Brain

First-Born Children Really Are Treated Differently by Mom

But it's not because she likes you better.<p>The U.S. National Institutes of Health has dedicated its considerable resources to investigating one of the …

Parenting

Blue Light Is Causing The Human Eye to Attack Itself

Not good.<p>Excessive exposure to blue light isn't great for our eyes, contributing to a slow loss of vision over the course of a lifetime.<p>Scientists …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Saudi Arabia halts all medical treatment for citizens in Canada

Riyadh's move comes after Ottawa denounced a crackdown on human rights activists in the kingdom.<p>Saudi Arabia barred all citizens from receiving medical treatment in Canada as a diplomatic dispute over criticism of its human rights record intensifies.<p>Riyadh also announced it is coordinating the …

Human Rights

These docile foxes may hold some of the genetic keys to domestication

When Anna Kukekova met the famous Siberian silver foxes, she was smitten. The behavioral geneticist at the University of Illinois in Urbana had read …

Evolution

Last Surviving Crew Member Has 'No Regrets' About Bombing Hiroshima

On Aug. 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. It was the first time a nuclear weapon had been used in warfare.<p>There were three strike planes that flew over Hiroshima that day: the Enola Gay, which carried the bomb, and two observation planes, the Great …

U.S. Army

How Long Would It Take To Travel From One End Of The Universe To The Other At Light Speed?

<i>If the universe is 93 billion light years in diameter, how long would it take to travel end to end at light speed? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Jack Fraser, Master’s Physics,</b> …

Physics

Long-lost Roman library reemerges in Germany after 2,000 years in darkness

When the Romans expanded across Europe 2,000 years ago, they made inroads into almost every corner of the continent, fighting as far away as Scotland and sending its coins to what today is Estonia.<p>But Germany posed a particular challenge. In the year 9 of our modern calendar system, the Romans …

German History

Google Spent Years Studying Successful Teams. Here's the 1 Thing That Mattered Most

If you trust someone is looking after your best interests, you will do almost anything that person asks.<p><i>This column is an adapted excerpt from my new book,</i> EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence.<p>A few years ago, a research team at Google set out on a quest to figure out what …

Self-improvement

Windows 10 Leak Exposes Microsoft's New Monthly Charge

Ever since its creation, Microsoft has described Windows 10 “as a service”. The fear has always been that this meant Microsoft would start charging users a monthly fee to maintain the operating system, and now a new leak has confirmed this is exactly what will happen…<p>In a new report, CNet’s well …

Windows 10

Thousands more evacuated from California's largest wildfire

(Reuters) - Thousands more mountain residents were evacuated from the path of California's biggest wildfire on Friday as fatigued firefighters battled gusting winds driving one of the state's worst fire seasons in a decade.<p>The Mendocino Complex Fire grew to 157,450 acres (63,700 hectares) late …

Forests

Depression Linked to Shortage of a Single Naturally Occurring Chemical

But don't go trying to treat it with supplements.<p>Approximately one-third of people with major depression don’t experience relief from existing …

National Academy of Sciences

Study on Post-Orgasm Experiences Shows How Men Really Feel After Sex

The afterglow has a dark side.<p>Sex is straightforward until it’s over. As soon as an orgasm ends, a new, potentially confusing phase of sex begins — …

Psychology

Scientists Present New Theory Explaining Why We're the Only Humans on Earth

"So, we thought, why not turn to the most glaring fact of all?"<p>It’s easy to forget that we’re a single species within the genus <i>Homo</i> because everyone …

Population

Koch-backed study finds ‘Medicare for All’ would save U.S. trillions

An estimated cost of $32.6 trillion over 10 years is less than the US would spend over the next 10 years under the current system.<p>A single-payer …

Health Care

The Equation That Will Make You Better at Everything

As an athlete, if you want to improve something—your 100-meter time, say, or your deadlift PR—you’ve got to apply a challenge, some sort of “stressor,” and then follow it with a period of rest and recovery. Too much stress without enough rest and you get injury, illness, and burnout. Not enough …

San Antonio

Turns out the best sex actually doesn’t come from hot-blooded passion

Spontaneous sex—clandestine encounters, afternoon delights, and one-night stands—is fantastic. But more often than not, the mind-boggling orgasms of this kind of sex are a myth you read about in magazines.<p>The alternative, planned sex, doesn’t sound particularly exciting. Sending a calendar invite …

Personality

A Stanford neurologist’s nine simple tips for quality sleep

The serious consequences of sleep deprivation perennially capture society’s attention. And, as kids head back to school, sleep and a lack of it are of particular concern.<p>Compared to historical norms, how have our contemporary expectations of sleep changed? What are the effects of inadequate sleep? …

Sleep

An Australian doctor’s stark note to parents is a devastating blow against anti-vaxxers

Australian doctor Rachel Heap has seen people suffer from diseases that could have been prevented by vaccines throughout her career. She’s got a direct message for parents who refuse routine shots for their children—and it’s making waves across the internet.<p>A patient snapped a photo of the sign …

Public Health

Archaeologists in India find evidence of a previously unknown civilization

<b>A Russian-Indian expedition discovered two ancient ritual complexes with unique stone figures in an upper Himalayan province, said the deputy</b> …

Archaeology

Sucking Up to Your Boss Has Big Workplace Consequences, Warn Scientists

"Insincere ingratiation is risky!"<p>Fourteenth-century poet Dante Alighieri hated suck ups so much that he damned them to one of the deeper rings of …

Psychology

HPV Vaccination Regime Targeting Boys Will Make Virus 'A Thing of the Past'

In the UK, HPV vaccination is no longer just for girls.<p>In the United States, human papillomavirus (HPV) infections cause 32,500 new cancer cases each …

Public Health

29 Foods the World’s Healthiest People Eat Every Day

Want to keep running until you’re 90? These longevity-boosting foods can help.<p>1 of 29<p>Almonds<p>Rich in healthy fats, fiber, and protein, these nuts are made for more than snacking. Use slivered almonds as a topping for oatmeal or yogurt, add them to muffin recipes, or use almond flour in place of …

Nutrition

Clare Bronfman, Seagram's liquor heiress, arrested in sex trafficking case

ALBANY, N.Y. — Clare Bronfman, an heiress to the Seagram's liquor fortune, was arrested Tuesday morning on charges she participated in a widespread criminal conspiracy as part of her involvement a cult-like group whose leader has been charged with sex trafficking.<p>The U.S. Attorney's Office for New …

Corruption