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Calm wives may make for happier marriages

When it comes to keeping the peace after a heated argument, it may be more important for wives than for husbands to stay calm and keep emotions under …

4-D Printing Means Building Things That Build Themselves

<i>In our</i> Weekly Innovation series<i>, we pick an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. Got an innovation you think we should feature? Fill out our form.</i><p>The advent of 3-D printing brought on a number of innovations worthy of news coverage. Printers have created …

Illusions of the Brain

Our brains get confused when three-dimensional reality is mixed in with two dimensions. Our binocular vision is dependent on the angles between the …

Horoscopes (if astrology were a science)

It’s worryingly common to see people, even professional organisations, accidently use the term “astrology” when they mean “astronomy”. While phonetically similar, they are in fact very different things; astrology is an ancient system of divination, popular in several cultures, that makes …

Cortical colouring in: what does your brain do with black-and-white images?

You’re looking out on a vast plain of crops of all different colours, shapes and sizes. Flowers of reds, yellows and greens explode under a sea of blue light from the sky. For the most part though, it’s all in your head. A green plant isn’t actually green, it’s just that the plant absorbs all of …

Gray area: unraveling the inner worlds of vegetative state patients

Research suggests that some are more aware than we think — and raises questions about how we treat them<p>For a patient who sustains devastating brain damage, the outcome is often exceedingly grim: if they don't show signs of improvement within a few weeks, they'll be diagnosed as vegetative — unaware …

Invader proteins may calcify heart valves as we age

Clotting proteins may be to blame for the growth of calcium nodules in aging heart valves, which can make them less flexible and efficient, …

Surgeons Discover Quirky Knee Ligament All Over Again

About 150 years ago, a prestigious surgeon in Paris found a new body part while dissecting cadavers. He described the structure as a pearly, "fibrous band" on the outside of the bones in the knee.<p>That sure sounds like a ligament. But nobody really gave it much thought. And poof! Over the next …

Radio signal therapy lowers blood pressure

Radio energy directed to nerves around the kidneys can be an effective way of treating patients with severe hypertension, a three-year clinical trial …

Microsoft Starts Taking Office On The Web Seriously

Earlier this week, Microsoft updated its Office 365 suite with a couple of new features and licensing terms. Overall, the update was very much in line with the other 100 changes Microsoft had made to its subscription-based Office version for consumers and businesses, but one feature stood out. …

How Tesla Protects The Romance Of Driving While Disrupting The Industry

Designer Franz von Holzhausen reveals the inspiration–and the latest designs–for a company leading the electric car revolution.<p>It’s one thing to design a car. It’s another to create the first vehicle for a brand founded on the goal of making electric cars sexy, mainstream, and a threat to the rest …

Can We Eat Our Way To A Healthier Microbiome? It's Complicated

When our colleague Rob Stein got his microbiome analyzed recently in the name of science journalism, we were totally fascinated.<p>As Stein noted, it may be possible to cultivate a healthier community of bacteria on and inside us by modifying our diets.<p>Stein was advised to eat more garlic and leeks …

24 DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas That Will Charm Your Guests

Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner and we’re all grateful and happy that another year has passed and has brought us all sorts of great …

How To Look Younger — No Surgery Required

Illustrated by <b>Isabel Castillo Guijarro</b>.<p><i>When it comes to our faces, we don’t rely on just anyone to tell us what our skin needs to get that</i> …

ACA could increase food stamp rolls

Republicans have another reason to hate Obamacare: It could grow the number of people on food stamps.<p>The Obama administration has ordered a study to determine whether the Affordable Care Act, by increasing the number of people eligible for Medicaid, will also increase the number of people enrolled …

Chris Christie: the man to put the Republicans back in power?

Since Chris Christie's landslide re-election as governor of New Jersey last week, which has seen him confirmed as an early favourite for the Republican presidential nomination for 2016, the question of the precise nature of his political personality, and its appeal, has loomed as large as the man …

Spend Your Days Working On Problems That Truly Matter

Do you ever get the feeling like you're not really making a difference at your 9 to 5? Do you want to get involved in something that actually impacts …