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How Loneliness Wears on the Body

New research supports the idea that social isolation is detrimental to physical health—and that companionship may improve it.<p>Every Monday during the summer, some of the residents of Lyme, New Hampshire, gather up fruits and vegetables from their gardens to donate to Veggie Cares, a program that …

Is God an Accident?

Despite the vast number of religions, nearly everyone in the world believes in the same things: the existence of a soul, an afterlife, miracles, and the divine creation of the universe. Recently psychologists doing research on the minds of infants have discovered two related facts that may account …

What goes on when lightning strikes?

A new theory from Russian researchers suggests that lightning may be a by-product of cosmic rays. Surprisingly, despite studying lightning for …

Philographics, Illustration Series Depicts Philosophical Theories as Simple Graphics

Complex philosphical theories are represented by simple graphics in the “Philographics” series (Part I and Part II) by Spanish graphic designer Genís …

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Meet The Guy Who Helped Google Beat Apple's Siri

For all the attention lavished on Siri, the often-clever voice-driven virtual assistant on Apple’s iPhone, Google’s mobile search app lately has impressed a lot more people. That’s partly thanks to Google Now, its own virtual assistant that’s part of that app, which some observers think is more …

What's Happening To Guantánamo Detainees Right Now Is Unjustifiable

This can cause gagging and bleeding in a compliant patient, and is a lot nastier when done against his will. It takes up to two hours, during which time an unco-operative prisoner must be restrained to stop him pulling out the tube. Lawyers for the 23 or so men who are being subjected to this …

Babylon's hanging garden: ancient scripts give clue to missing wonder

The whereabouts of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world – the fabled Hanging Garden of Babylon – has been one of the great mysteries from …

A Sleep Gene Has A Surprising Role In Migraines

Mutations on a single gene appear to increase the risk for both an unusual sleep disorder and migraines, a team reports in <i>Science Translational Medicine</i>.<p>The finding could help explain the links between sleep problems and migraines. It also should make it easier to find new drugs to treat migraines, …

The Scent That Improves Your Memory

Breathe in this fragrance to make forgetfulness a thing of the past<p>Get a whiff of this: The smell of rosemary may help boost your memory, according to a new study presented at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society in Harrogate last week.<p>Researchers from the University of …

What's Tylenol Doing to Our Minds?

The same pathways that help with physical pain seem to moderate existential distress.<p>A scene from David Lynch's <i>Rabbits</i><p>The active drug in Tylenol, acetaminophen, is one of the best medications we have for helping people in pain. It's also one of the most commonly overdosed substances in the world, …

Top 10 Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The Last 2 Years

Continuing to look back at some of the best films of 2012, the year was notable for having a great roster of strong sci-fi films. There were good indie projects, blockbusters, and cross pollination between the sci-fi genre and horror, superheroes, and crime thrillers, to name just a few. In fact, …

England must follow Spain and pick their players from fewer clubs, says Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Arsène Wenger believes that the key to solving England’s failings at international level lies in playing more like a club side and the Arsenal manager recommended that the national squad should be picked from as few teams as possible.<p>Wenger cited the example of Spain, who beat his native France in …

After service disruption, Egypt arrests three divers severing undersea internet cable

Recent internet service disruption in parts of Africa, the Middle East, and Asia may have been the result of sabotage. Egypt's coastguard has caught three divers in the act of cutting an underwater internet cable off the port of Alexandria, fueling speculation that the incident could be connected …

6 Things Your Dreams Can Tell You About Your Health

The last time you woke up from a dream, you may have wondered why exactly you were back at high school, standing in front of your locker, unable for the life of you to remember the combination. When it comes to dream meanings, most of us expect those visions to reveal mental health truths, whether …

Evernote Food App Uses Your Memory to Make Healthy Choices

<i>Greatist News examines and explains the trends and studies making headlines in fitness, health, and happiness. Check out all the news here.</i><p>Anyone …

The 4 Quadrants of Creation

Think of something you have thus far failed to achieve or create...<p>Now answer this question:<p>Is it because you couldn't, you didn't really want to, or both?<p>This questions speaks to the two primary components that lead to success in business and in life -- commitment and competence. Commitment is …

Five arrested in £1.7 million malware bank scam

A £1.7 million bank fraud scam involving a fake British insurance company has been uncovered by Slovenian police. In raids on 21 March, Slovenian …

Cancer scientists hope genetic markers will reveal how disease develops

The discovery of new genetic markers for common cancers will pave the way for tests that predict an individual's risk of disease and guide how they …

MI5 and industry join forces to fight cybercrime

Cyber-security experts from industry are to operate alongside the intelligence agencies for the first time in an attempt to combat the growing online …

FBI Pushing Hard for Realtime Email, Gchat, Skype, and Dropbox Spying Powers

The FBI wants more power. That's not any particular kind of surprising, since the FBI always wants more power, but this push is notable for what's …

Literal Genesis Trial Proposed To Put Evolution vs. Creationism Before A Judge

One creationist plans to put his money where his Bible is for a "Literal Genesis Trial," a $20,000 contest of his creation. The winner must prove or discredit a literal interpretation of the biblical book of Genesis, the Guardian reports.<p>Dr. Joseph Mastropaolo, who holds a PhD in kinesiology and …

The Global Kraken

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>Earlier this year, the Discovery Channel released the first ever footage of the legendary giant squid in its natural environment. But did the crew manage to film <i>the</i> giant squid, or <i>one of the</i> giant squids?<p>The giant was first described by the Danish …