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Polymer breakthrough could revolutionize water purification

We've all seen the Febreze air fresheners, which employ a derivative of corn starch to trap invisible air pollutants in the home and remove unwanted …

The Japanese Professor Who's Spent Three Decades Perfecting a Human Avatar

Susumu Tachi feels like the moment for telexistence has finally come.<p>When Susumu Tachi made his first prototype telexistence machine in 1981, he was amazed at what he saw. As he peered through the contraption, he glimpsed another version of himself from behind, looking through the very same …

The science behind why we eat chicken noodle soup when we’re sick

Although researchers have not been able to determine the cause of the alleged positive effects of chicken soup, several studies have confirmed that it helps to unblock congested noses and throats.<p>Archaeological evidence shows that people started using poultry to make soups soon after they …

Chicken Soup

David Beckham Embarrasses Brooklyn Beckham in Hilarious Instagram Comment

Ugh, DAD.<p>David Beckham is just as embarrassing as regular people's parents — and actually, considering he has about a billion followers on his Instagram account, his "daddisms" and cheeky comments manage to reach audiences we dread to think about.<p>First of all, seeing as David and Brooklyn are …

22 Stylish Holiday Gift Ideas for the Eco-Minded Shopper

A lot of thought goes into finding the ultimate gift for everyone on your holiday list, but there’s one detail you might have missed — the environment. Holiday shopping is hard enough as it is, and trying to stay green throughout the process takes things to a whole new level. Where can you actually …

Abortion violence's deadly toll spans clinics, kitchen and church

Violence against doctors or clinics providing abortion services has claimed the lives of at least 11 people in the United States since 1993. Most were shot, though one was killed by a bomb. Four were doctors.<p>The most recent deaths came Friday, when a police officer, Garrett Swasey, and two …

Evocative Photos of Miniature Paper Cuttings Recall Cambodia’s Painful Past

When Cambodian artist Remissa Mak was only seven years old, he fled his home in Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, after Khmer Rouge troops occupied the city on April 17, 1975. With the earsplitting sounds of gunshots still ringing in their ears, Mak and his family joined the crowds of people chased …

Asia

Mysterious Dark Matter May Not Always Have Been Dark

Dark matter particles may have interacted extensively with normal matter long ago, when the universe was very hot, a new study suggests.<p>The nature of …

Science has a weird and fascinating theory about male eating habits

Ladies, how many times have we watched, our mouths agape, as our male companions hork down an extra large cheese pizza with a side of garlic knots?</i> …

Vibrant Pluto stuns scientists

They are 5 billion kilometres from the Sun in the dim, far-flung outskirts of the Solar System, but Pluto and its large moon Charon turn out to be …

Why teenagers ignore parents while watching television...they can't multitask

Teenagers may struggle to concentrate on instructions while distracted by television or a computer, a new study suggests<p>Parents who are frustrated that their teenager does not listen to them while using their iPad or watching televising should take heart. A new study suggests that people cannot …

Are You Paying Attention? Brain Connections Predict How Well You Concentrate

<b>During a 1959 television appearance, Jack Kerouac was asked how long it took him to write his novel On The Road. His response – three weeks – amazed</b> …

Science Says People Who Talk To Themselves Are Geniuses

I talk a lot to myself. It helps me to keep my concentration on the activity on hand, makes me focus more on my studies, and gives me some pretty …

Genius

Science-Backed Study Claims That Muscular Dudes Make the Worst Boyfriends

<i>Every once in a while, a study comes out that blows our minds. This time around, our friends at YourTango have an exploration of a survey that claims muscular men make the worst boyfriends.</i><p><b>Well, damn.</b><p>According to a study conducted at the University of Westminster, stronger men make awful …

The Brain Science Behind Thankfulness and How It Can Change Your Business

Your brain is wired to be thankful and its good for business.<p>You know that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you say thank you or express appreciation or recognize someone for their work? At Thanksgiving, it is ever-present and probably at the top of your mind right now. Well, all that warmth is …

The Science of Fat-Shaming

Attitudes toward obesity and weight can spark body image issues, insecurity, and eating disorders from a young age. Here, how it starts—and how to …

Will Our Descendants Survive the Destruction of the Universe?

Billions of years from now, the universe as we know it will cease to exist. The good news is, that gives us a lot of time to prepare, and maybe even …

8 Hot Tech Jobs Getting Big Salary Bumps In 2016

Engineering jobs to mobile app developer positions are expected to post some of the largest salary gains in 2016, and some tech-related creative …

Employment

How to Be Happy and Grateful: 6 Sacred Secrets Shared by Grandmothers, Mutants and Cajuns (and Proven by Scientists)

<b>Choose to be grateful. It will make you happier.</b> This was the premise of Arthur C. Brooks' <i>New York Times</i> article that ran Saturday, Nov. 21. In this piece, Brooks cites scientific research that suggests some of us are hard-wired to feel grateful.<p>We, the happy souls who tend to find the good in the …

Happiness

Science: French Fries May Be Healthier Than Salad

A new study monitoring the rise of blood sugar levels among people who consumed identical meals suggests diets are not one-size-fits-all.

Research

Biologists Coax Worms Into Growing New Kinds of Heads

In what sounds like a plot line from a <i>BioShock</i> game, a team of biologists has coaxed an animal into growing a new head and brain resembling those of …

New Li-Fi Internet Is 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi

The inventor of the electric lightbulb could hardly have imagined that one day his creation would be used not only to illuminate homes around the …

Internet of Things