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Viruses that attack bacteria have evolved to collaborate

THAT predators often hunt in packs is a commonplace. Wolves do it. Killer whales do it. Even <i>Velociraptor</i>, a species of dinosaur made famous by …

Biology

India is no place for health care innovation, but “doctorpreneurs” are making it happen

At first glance, India seems an unlikely place to look for breakthrough innovations in health care delivery. After all, India’s performance on many health metrics has been abysmal. Per capita spending on health in 2014 was just $75. Physician density is less than one-third that of the United States …

Health Care

Getting fit in midlife: how long does it really take?

“I’m going on holiday in a couple of weeks, so I need to get to the gym”. Or “I’ve just signed up for six boot camp classes this week, so by next month I’ll be in amazing shape!” We’ve all heard sayings like these, and perhaps said them ourselves. But how often does it actually pan out that …

Middle Age

The internet's most hilarious homework fails revealed  

Rude drawings, forged signatures and VERY creative worksheet solutions: Amused parents share their children's hilarious homework fails<p><b>When children</b> …

Teaching

Welcome to the Meghalayan Age - a new phase in history

<b>The official history of Earth has a new chapter - and we are in it.</b><p>Geologists have classified the last 4,200 years as being a distinct age in the story of our planet.<p>They are calling it the Meghalayan Age, the onset of which was marked by a mega-drought that crushed a number of civilisations …

Earth Science

There's One Simple Thing You Should Do if You Really Want to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

But you might not like it.<p>If you're the type who fusses over recycling and using cold water to save the planet, boy do we have some news for …

Sustainability

The real reason the sound of your own voice makes you cringe

Most of us have shuddered on hearing the sound of our own voice. In fact, not liking the sound of your own voice is so common that there’s a term for it: voice confrontation.<p>But why is voice confrontation so frequent, while barely a thought is given to the voices of others?<p>A common explanation …

Psychology

7 Things You'll Notice the Happiest People Always Doing

Here are seven habits of the happiest people, which will make the rest of us perpetually jealous if we don't hop on the wagon and join them.<p>So much has been written about the burgeoning happiness movement within the ever-expanding field of positive psychology, it's hard to keep up.<p>What scientists …

Happiness

The man who paves India's roads with old plastic

At 73, Dr Rajagopalan Vasudevan is roughly as old as the mass production of plastic. But that is not the reason why the chemistry professor has a soft spot for the much-maligned material.<p>“Plastic isn’t the problem,” the venerable scientist says in his office in the southern Indian city of Madurai. …

Pollution

Without a Doubt, the 9 Best Documentaries on Amazon Prime Will Change Your Life

If you're a regular MyDomaine reader, you've no doubt noticed I've been watching a lot of documentaries lately. In the past few months, I've scrolled …

Love Stories

This mag accurately predicted the future 95 years ago

In April 1923, Popular Science magazine predicted that we would one day be driving gyroscopic motorcycles — sitting high inside a massive wheel — …

Artificial Intelligence

Businesses for Home-Makers

Women have immense potential, the only thing is to realise it and work accordingly<p>2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Homemakers are the support system of every family. There is no …

Entrepreneurship

Spiders fly on the currents of Earth’s electric field

Spiders don’t have wings, but they can fly across entire oceans on long strands of silk. For more than a century, scientists thought it was the wind …

Insects

Breathing

On weekends, my husband and I are in a house near a lake, surrounded by woods. We are miles away from everything. When we wake up there, it is to silence, and for some time on those mornings we lie still, letting the day gather around us, listening to each other breathe.<p>When we get up, we start the …

Mind

Keep Track Of Your Work Accomplishments Throughout The Year

Photo: 85Fifteen on Unsplash<p>When it comes time for your annual review or you want to ask for a raise, you likely know that you’ll need to back up …

Productivity

The truth about fasting: Does the 72-hour water fast really work? We tried it and the results were surprising

W hat it would be like if you had no food for three days? No coffee, no juice, no supplements. Just plain old water. Well, let me tell you...<p>First of …

Wellness

People Told Us About the Most Memorable Hate-Sex They've Ever Had

"I spat in his face, he ripped my underwear off. What happened next was probably the best sex I've ever had. God, I fucking hate him."<p>Hate-fucking: the act of having sex with someone you fucking hate. It's usually with someone you once loved or still love, or simply hate after a bad break-up, but …

Time I

Panama monkeys may have begun their own Stone Age, scientists say

A group of Panamanian monkeys may have entered their own<br>stone age, scientists said.<p>A population of white-face capuchin monkeys living on the Panamanian island of Jicarón have been observed using stones to smash open nuts and shellfish, New Scientist reported Monday.<p>Scientists first made the …

Stone Age

We Finally Know Why There's a Bizarre Structure in Our Inner Ears Nobody Talks About

Time to change the textbooks.<p>Deep inside your ear there's a tiny thing you may not know about - a dead-end tube called an endolymphatic sac. Details …

Biology

One Sentence With 7 Meanings Unlocks a Mystery of Human Speech

Ruth Nall is a talented talker. Always has been. When she was a child, her mother taught her to enunciate her words when she spoke, which she did …

nall

What is consciousness?

What is being in love, feeling pain or seeing colour made of? How our brains make conscious experience has long been a riddle – but we’re uncovering …

Consciousness

BCG vaccine can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, eight-year study shows

The BCG vaccine against tuberculosis can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, an eight-year study has shown.<p>US researchers found that just one jab, followed by a booster four weeks later, brought down average blood sugar levels to near normal within three years, and the effect …

Diabetes

Paper cups: A silent killer of India's honeybees?

Paper cups are killing India's honeybees, two studies show. The important pollinators are attracted to the sugary residue left behind by beverages. …

Insects

The Stanford Prison Experiment was massively influential. We just learned it was a fraud.

The most famous psychological studies are often wrong, fraudulent, or outdated. Textbooks need to catch up.<p>The Stanford Prison Experiment, one of the most famous and compelling psychological studies of all time, told us a tantalizingly simple story about human nature.<p>The study took paid …

Psychology

If 95 per cent of the Aztecs were killed by European diseases, why weren't Europeans killed by Aztec diseases?

Due to their more hygienic living conditions, the Aztecs may have carried less diseases than Europeans to begin with.<p>Debate has long raged over what …

Anthropology

The Endocannabinoid System - How Cannabis Affects The Human Body

How Cannabis Affects The Human Body<p><b>The legal cannabis</b> movement started in San Francisco in the early 1990’s when it was discovered that cannabis …

This daughter's optical illusion went so viral even her mom recreated it

You know your homemade optical illusion video is doing well when when it gets so many retweets even your mom sees it — and then wants to recreate it …

What It’s Like to Trip on the Most Potent Magic Mushroom

"I felt as though I were communing directly with a plant for the first time."<p>Paul Stamets, a mycologist I had come to visit in Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula to go mushroom hunting, had a gift he wanted to give me. We were in his office, looking at some images on his computer, when he pulled …

Columbia River

The Pedagogy of Digital Discussion

I wasn’t an overly confident student when it came to engaging in open conversations during class. If one of my teachers posed a question, I only …

Steps of the Scientific Method in Psychology Research

How do researchers investigate psychological phenomena? They utilize a process known as the scientific method to study different aspects of how …

Clinical Trials