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Scientists discover pancreatic cancer is four separate diseases

Scientists have discovered pancreatic cancer is four separate diseases, paving the way for more accurate diagnosis and treatment.<p>Researchers said the findings were the launch pad to investigate new treatments because doctors currently have little insight into which will be most effective for …

Rihanna Now Has More No. 1 Singles Than Michael Jackson

That Rihanna reign just won't let up.

Wolfe

The Best Honeymoon Islands in the World: Readers' Choice Awards

From over-the-top accommodations to secluded escapes, Condé Nast Traveler readers rated their favorite honeymoon islands in 2015.<p>20. Tahiti<p>19. St. John<p>St. John is what honeymoon fantasies are made of: White sand beaches, turquoise crystal-clear water, and heavily-poured rum drinks. Readers love …

Dominican Republic

Chelyabinsk meteor mystery 3 years later

It’s been 3 years since the dazzling fireball over Chelyabinsk, Russia, and its aftereffects in 6 Russian cities. Yet scientists still don’t know its …

Premature babies set back by 'dungeon' incubators

Exposure to hospital noise may lead to greater risk of learning difficulties<p>Premature babies face learning difficulties in later life because they are kept in noisy hospital wards and incubators which act like ‘neurodevelopmental dungeons’, Harvard University has claimed.<p>Babies in the womb listen …

Why We’ll Keep Having Weird Weather in 2016

A North Pole with 40°F (4°C) temperatures, extreme flooding across the globe and record storms all contributed to making 2015 a year of weird weather.<p>…

Global Warming

Color Crush: 19 Ways to Wear These Two Pantone Colors NOW

Unless you’ve been living under a rock these past few weeks, you’ve probably heard that Pantone is releasing not one, but TWO picks for their 2016 Color of the Year. In other words, Christmas came early for color and design enthusiasts alike. There’s no time like *right now* to start investing in …

Clothing
Global Warming

Are you a nail biter? A hair twister? Or always late? 4 tips for breaking bad habits

Whoever came up with the expression "drop like a bad habit" most likely never tried to stop biting their nails. So-called nervous habits are considered cousins of compulsive disorders. "Some people would define these habits as obsessive behavior," says psychotherapist Richard O'Connor, author of …

Stare into this 4K video of the Sun for half an hour

There's not a ton to say about this amazing video of the Sun that NASA released this week. It was created from images taken every 12 seconds by the agency's Solar Dynamics Observatory, and took about 300 hours to stitch together. But really, the upshot is that it's an eye-melting 30-minute 4K video …

Astronomy

By 2100, Earth Will Have an Entirely Different Ocean

A complete guide to the hotter, higher, trashier, fish-free oceans of the near future.<p>The ocean is in the midst of a radical, manmade change. It can seem kind of crazy that one of the most immense properties on Earth—the ocean washes over 71 percent of the planet—could be completely transformed by …

Climate Change

What black holes like to eat

Astronomers have caught a monster black hole in the act of eating a star. But, they say, stars are not standard fare for black holes.<p>Gigantic black …

Will Mind Transfer Ever Happen?

In Self/less, a dying billionaire “sheds” his mind into a younger man<p>It’s tempting to imagine the brain as a biological computer, with the tissue as hardware and electrical activity as software. If that were the case, mind transference might be technically feasible (albeit ethically fraught), at …

Singularity

Still-forming galaxy spotted near the dawn of the universe

Astronomers using a giant radio telescope in the Atacama Desert of Chile have sighted the star-forming hotspot in a lopsided galaxy that was still growing when the universe was just 800 million years old.<p>The findings, published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, shed light on a …

Oceans Could Rise Faster Than Projected, Top Climate Scientist Says

A new report by top climate change scientists looks back more than 120,000 years to a previous period when the Earth warmed up, and raises the possibility of a near future where sea levels rise far faster and higher than previous projections if carbon emissions are not curtailed.<p>“It is unlikely …

Climate Change

Short Trip? More People ‘Microdosing’ on Psychedelic Drugs

For Martijn Schirp, it's a way to make an ordinary day just a little bit better.<p>A former poker player and recent graduate in interdisciplinary science in Amsterdam, Schirp has been experimenting with a new way to take psychedelic drugs: Called microdosing, it involves routinely taking a small …

Psychedelia

Why do women outlive men? Science zeroes in on answer

Women tend to live longer than men. But it wasn't always that way, a new study says.<p>Adults born in the late 19th century were the first to see men dying at much higher rates than women. So the gender difference in life expectancy is fairly recent, and probably isn’t based on anatomy alone, …