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The Mysterious Case of the 113-Year-Old Light Bulb

In the United States, the average incandescent light bulb (that is, a bulb heated with a wire filament) has a lifespan of about 1,000 to 2,000 hours. …

Need A Little Serenity In The Workplace? Try These 7 Simple Steps

Is your day consumed by impossible demands and stressful situations? Here’s your essential guide to chill out and reclaim some calm.<p>The alarm went off late, traffic was a nightmare, and you have four long meetings today on top of a major deadline. On the way to work, you heard a tragic news story …

How to Deal with Difficult Co-Workers

We’ve all had a co-worker who’s driven us nuts – a micromanaging boss, a suckup colleague, a slacker employee. You might think your professional life would improve dramatically if they weren’t around. But, says Diana McLain Smith, author of <i>The Elephant in the Room: How Relationships Make or Break</i> …

The Uncomfortable Truth Of What Is Keeping You From Success

Do you really want to know what is keeping your from success?<p>Really, really?<p>Because it’s not a lack of productivity apps or time management …

Why great white shark sightings are good news

In the past week or so, people in the northeastern United States have been seeing a lot of probably disturbing reports of great white sharks: A group …

White Shark

Flightless dino-bird wore full-body feathers

A fully feathered fossil of the dinosaur-like bird <i>Archaeopteryx</i> is ruffling scientists’ understanding of what drove early feather evolution, …

Dinosaurs

Microplastics lodge in crab gills and guts

Crabs sop up microplastic pollution via their food and gills, researchers have found in a laboratory study. The tiny particles can lodge in the …

Elephant shrews are, oddly, related to actual elephants

<i>Click image above to view slideshow</i><p>Elephant shrews — including so-called “giant” species the size of a squirrel — are more closely related to …

Wildlife

When looking for aliens, try finding their pollution

In the search for “little green men,” astronomers may want to focus on extraterrestrials that aren’t <i>too</i> green. A team suggests looking for industrial …

Magnets diagnose malaria in minutes

Magnets might soon reveal brewing malaria infections long before symptoms appear. In mice, magnetic sensors take mere minutes to spot otherwise …

Dino suited for water makes a splash | Science News

Our brains sort words as we sleep

A soundly sleeping brain still monitors and responds to its surroundings, researchers report September 11 in <i>Current Biology</i>. The results, in which a …

The Brain

Mystery of missing lithium extends beyond Milky Way

Stars in the Milky Way appear to be missing some of the element lithium, and new observations of a distant star cluster confirm that the problem …

Report: Obama rode elevator with armed man

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a …

CDC: First diagnosed case of Ebola in the U.S.

A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital is the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, health officials announced Tuesday.<p>The unidentified man left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the United States on September 20, said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for …

Kurds seize Iraq/Syria border post; Sunni tribe joins fight against Islamic State

ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish troops drove Islamic State fighters from a strategic border crossing with Syria on Tuesday and won the support of members of a major Sunni tribe, in one of the biggest successes since U.S. forces began bombing the Islamists.<p>The victory, which …

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Bitcoin?

After learning about mining, you are probably wondering what the overall advantages and disadvantages of Bitcoin are. There are quite a few …

Bitcoin

Shark v shark: great white shark duel caught on camera – video

Rare footage of two great white sharks attacking each other in south Australia. The video, shot by London-born diver Adam Malski, 33, shows a 4.8-metre shark attacking a smaller rival in waters off the Neptune Islands. The larger shark, known locally as Gilbert, survived the attack while the other …

Boehner: U.S. May Have 'No Choice' But to Send Troops to Fight ISIS

House Speaker John Boehner said in an interview aired Sunday that the U.S. may need to commit ground troops to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and …

Earth Has 52 Percent Fewer Wild Animals Today Than in 1970: Report

Surprise, surprise: Habitat degradation and exploitation are the biggest animal killers.<p>Since 1970, more than half of the world's population of wild vertebrate animals have died off, according to a biennial report from the World Wildlife Fund.<p>The organization's "Living Planet Report" <i></i>studies the …

eBay And PayPal To Split Into Two Separate Companies

eBay and PayPal are going their separate ways, with the payments company moving out from under the eBay umbrella to form its own, publicly-traded company. The move follows a strategic review conducted by eBay, Inc. and its Board of Directors, and is intended to help both businesses grow faster in …

What People Need to Know About Fibromyalgia

Although drug companies love to push the condition fibromyalgia, few of them will tell you it is a catch all condition doctors often suggest when no …