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We Can Now Store Light as Sound, And It's a Game Changer For Computing

One step closer to computers that process data at the speed of light.<p>Last year, scientists took a big step towards creating the next generation of …

A psychotherapist shares 6 ways to stop overthinking everything

Chronic over-thinkers rehash conversations they had yesterday, second-guess every decision they make, and imagine disastrous outcomes all day every day.<p>Thinking too much about something often involves more than words — over-thinkers conjure up disastrous images too. Their minds resemble a movie …

Self-help

Baking Soda in the Garden - 10 Clever Uses

We all know that we should keep a carton of baking soda in the fridge to take away odors. but there are so many other uses for it too, even in the …

Gardening

The Five–Minute Rock

My garden is edged in stones, but not all of them are real. After dropping a few bucks on real rocks and scrounging reject rocks from friends, I …

34 Easy and Cheap DIY Art Projects To Dress Up Your Garden

Spring is here so you have to start thinking how to upgrade your garden. There are many things you can do for your garden improvement. For example: …

Crafting

How to Build and Plant a Succulent Garden

<b>Succulent Gardens</b> are becoming more popular every day and for good reason! They are some of the easiest plants you can grow, indoors or out. …

Plants

Craft Ideas for Kids: Mothers Day or Teacher Appreciation - Edventures with Kids

How To Make A Gorgeous Garden Gazing Ball

How To Make A Gorgeous Garden Gazing Ball ~ A garden gazing ball is an easy to make garden décor accent using items from the thrift store and the …

DIY

Make PVC Look Like Wood

I came up with this simple trick to give PVC pipe a realistic wood texture when I built a few plastic didgeridoos a couple of years ago. It would …

DIY

Mastodon Bone Findings Could Upend Our Understanding of Human History

Paleontologists have dug up a 130,000-year-old mastodon skeleton that looks like it was smashed apart by humans. But they found it in America, where people were not supposed to have arrived for another 100,000 years.<p>How could that have happened?<p>The researchers say they think early humans must have …

Anthropology

We've Lost Sight Of The Most Important Rule In Debating Science

It was almost 100 years ago that the most famous debate in science history took place. The topic up for consideration was the nature of the spiral objects in the sky: were they proto-stars in the process of forming, or were they island Universes, similar to and far outside of our own galaxy? …

Universe

8 Tiny Habits That Will Make You Happier | Inc.com

Everything around us is changing at warp speed, it seems--but some things will always remain the same. That's why habits are so powerful. Some of the smallest of our daily habits have the power to always give us happiness and help steer us toward success.<p>Here are eight little habits that can make a …

Happiness

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Toilets

What Your Personality Has to Do With Your Neighborhood

Extroverts are more likely to be drawn to a city's center, for example.<p>It’s a well-worn sociological truth that the neighborhoods in which we live can have a powerful effect on our lives. But how do our neighborhoods affect our overall happiness and well being? And what might they reflect about our …

Psychology

Evolution: Why do we have lips?

Human beings are unusual in that our mouths are surrounded by hypersensitive, easily-hurt pink tissue – why? Jason G Goldman investigates.<p>They kind of flap around on the front of your face, get dried out and chapped in the winter, and occasionally get caught up between your teeth and mistaken for …

Lips

Senate report: CIA misled public on torture

<b>(CNN) —</b> The CIA's harsh interrogations of terrorist detainees during the Bush era didn't work, were more brutal than previously revealed and delivered no "ticking time bomb" information that prevented an attack, according to an explosive Senate report released Tuesday.<p>The majority report issued by …

What's New on Netflix Streaming in December 2014

Netflix streaming is upping the ante this December, adding enough high-profile TV shows and movies to more than make up for last month's lackluster offerings.<p>On the movie side, highlights include Will Ferrell and gang in "Anchorman 2," the Heath Ledger-starring "A Knight's Tale," Cameron Crowe …

The Bizarre World of Cruise Ship Kitchens

<i>Photo © Carey Jones</i><p><i>By Carey Jones for FWx</i><p>Throughout its history, cruise ship fare hasn't exactly had the best reputation. (You can thank budget cruise lines with their endlessly dull buffets for that.) But in today's world of restaurant geeks and <i>Food Network</i> obsessives, cruises have to cater to …

<p>Death of a Family Farm</p>

Family businesses remain one of the most popular forms of ownership in America. But when things go wrong, they go really wrong.<p>At the end of a road lined with the skeletons of old field equipment, Tony Azevedo sits in the living room of his white farmhouse and tells me not to expect much from his …

Rick Perry's Biggest Advantage in 2016

The governor is establishing his credentials in a surprising area: foreign policy.<p>Texas Governor Rick Perry quietly traveled to Europe last week to assert his foreign-policy credentials. He got what he was looking for—but in an unexpected way.<p>Perry planned to visit the United Kingdom, Poland, …

Rand's grand plan

An inside look at the senator's presidential rollout.<p>Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has made key decisions about how to launch his presidential campaign for the 2016 Republican nomination, including a plan to headquarter his effort in Louisville and opting to run for re-election to the Senate at the same …

Why Wall Street Loves Hillary

She's trying to sound populist, but the banks are ready to shower her campaign with cash.<p>An odd thing happened last month when, stumping just before the midterms, Hillary Clinton came in close proximity to the woman who has sometimes been described as the conscience of the Democratic Party. …

GOP's midterm rout shapes 2016 presidential race

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2016 presidential race was about the new Republican-controlled Congress even before the polls closed Tuesday night.<p>As the GOP rout became clear late on election night, would-be Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton found herself with a ready-made foil in the …

Who got a 2016 boost from midterms? (Opinion) - CNN.com

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has said his decision to run for the Republican nomination will be based on two things -- his family and whether he can lift America's spirit. His father and brother formerly served as President.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Potential 2016 presidential candidates<p>Potential 2016 …

2016 cash race: It's on

Prospective presidential candidates and their supporters are spending money like it’s 2016.<p>Groups allied with 15 of the top presidential prospects have raised $89 million and spent $87 million this election cycle as they gear up for 2016, with a focus on building campaign infrastructure and making …

Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

One September day in 2008, <b>Leonard Shlain</b> found himself having trouble buttoning his shirt with his right hand. He was admitted into the emergency room, diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, and given nine months to live. Shlain — a surgeon by training and a self-described “synthesizer by nature” …

Americans Will Pay More For Organic, But They Also Have No Idea What “Organic” Means

The food marketers have won.<p>Young American consumers care about their food, but they’re also entirely baffled by what they’re eating. When brand consultancy BFG surveyed 300 shoppers in late September, they found that nearly 70% were buying some organic food, but only 20% thought they could define …

Agriculture

The Geography of Terrorism

More than 80 percent of last year's terrorism fatalities occurred in just five countries.<p>Of the 17,958 people who died in terrorist attacks in 2013, 82 percent were in one of five countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Syria. That's one finding from this year's Global Terrorism Index …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

Exercise