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Novel compounds turn old cells young again in promising new anti-aging research

A new study from researchers at the University of Exeter has shown how three specifically designed compounds can target the mitochondria in older …

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Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Childhood — and parenting — have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior.<p>That's the argument Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes in her new parenting book, <i>The Good News About Bad Behavior.</i><p><i>"</i>We face a crisis of …

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Want to Raise Successful Children? Stop Telling Them These 3 Things (That Most Parents Say)

Some advice you think will help your children can actually harm them instead.<p>We want our children to be successful as possible--maybe even more successful than we are ourselves. And so we push them to give them the motivation and self-discipline that we know is a key to getting ahead.<p>This may seem …

Massive source of ‘missing’ nitrogen could revolutionise climate change projections

A team of scientists they have solved the mystery of Earth’s “missing nitrogen”, a discovery with significant implications for climate …

Baby wet wipes 'cause food allergy', new study warns

Parents should avoid using infant wipes and thoroughly wash soap off their babies to reduce the risk of childhood food allergies, scientists have warned.<p>Researchers have hailed a “major advance” in understanding what causes the complaints after tests revealed links between skin damage and …

Uravu's zero-electricity Aqua Panels produce gallons of water from thin air

Uravu, a startup based in Hyderabad, India, has created a device that can produce water from an unlikely source–the air itself. The company’s …

The human microbiome: why our microbes could be key to our health

A plethora of conditions, from obesity to anxiety, appear to be linked to the microbes inside us. Nicola Davis explains why the microbiome is such a hot topic of research<p><b>What are microbiomes?</b><p>Both inside and out, our bodies harbour a huge array of micro-organisms. While bacteria are the biggest …

Biology

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Isn’t What You Think it Is

Planet or Plastic?<p>It’s not all bottles and straws—the patch is mostly abandoned fishing gear.<p>The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the world’s largest collection of floating trash—and the most famous. It lies between Hawaii and California and is often described as “larger than Texas,” even though it …

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Wide range of drugs affect growth of gut microbes, study says

A wide range of drugs from cancer therapies to antipsychotics affect the growth of microbes that are found in our gut, researchers say, highlighting that it is not only antibiotics that can have an impact on our internal flora.<p>These microbes, whose genes taken together are known as the gut …

Microbiome

Hybrid solar cell captures energy from the sun and raindrops

As useful and ubiquitous as solar energy is becoming, it still has one major Kryptonite: gloomy weather. Now, a team of Chinese engineers has …

Clean Energy

A study of more than 100,000 people has found that one food group is closely linked with cancer

• <b>A study of more than 100,000 French adults revealed a startling link: People who consumed more processed food were much more likely to develop all kinds of cancers.</b>• <b><br>Most of the ultra-processed products were foods and beverages with a lot of sugar.</b>• <b><br>The finding held true for every category of adults in</b> …

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How to Discipline Stubborn, ‘Unpunishable’ Children

You might not be able to control their behavior, but you do have control over what they learn.<p>Parents of strong-willed children have a unique set of …

Cheesy Potato Casserole with Corn Flakes

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.<p>Step 2<p>Pour hash browns into a lightly-greased 9x13 inch baking dish. In a large bowl, combine the …

This is the only investment “rule” you really need to get richer

With stock indices way up for the year, including the Dow Jones Industrial Average — which topped 23,000 in mid-October 18 and seems to be chugging …

They’re alive! Allen Institute harvests data from bits of living human brain tissue

Zapping brain cells from living human tissue? It sounds like a creepy Halloween tale, but for the Allen Institute for Brain Science, it’s a clever …

Start Rolling Your Blunts and Fly Through a Nebula in the Latest Batch of Hubble Space Videos

Watch alien planets evaporate and black holes lurk in this motherlode of videos.<p>Since its launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has become perhaps the most prolific purveyor of high-quality space porn in history. From its kaleidoscopic deep field shots, which contain multitudes of galaxies, to …

Scientists just invented a new life-saving drug based on Komodo dragon blood

Komodos are tough. Really, really tough, both inside and out.<p>Their outside is covered in what’s basically a bony chainmail. But it’s what’s inside that might be what keeps Komodo dragons—and maybe one day humans—alive.<p>As you can see in the video above, scientists at George Mason University …

Thirsty plants? Top tips for watering your garden in hot weather

With the promise of dry weather ahead, Toby Buckland offers his guide to canny watering, whatever your soil or size of plot<p>Here we are again… gardens have a thirsty look in their eye.<p>Many lawns – especially those on sandy soils – have already turned to straw. So, watering is back on the agenda.<p>In …

Natural Gas Fracked bacterial fishmeal can save the worlds fish and enable a lot more farmed fish

Methylococcus capsulatus is a methanotroph, a bacterium that metabolises methane. Salmon will consume pelletised protein made from these bacteria. …

Google Photos behind the app -- scanning makes it special

If you’ve been using the new Google Photos app announced yesterday at Google I/O, you may be impressed with how smooth the interface is, or how easily the service indexes your photos.<p>There’s a lot happening behind the scenes to make the magic happen; things you’re never supposed to see, but will …

Sofa Hack: Wooden Armrest Table with Built-In Cup Holder

As anyone who’s ever made the mistake of trying to balance a full beverage on the armrest of a couch already knows, it’s a terrible idea that will probably end in both tears and an emergency trip to the hardware store to rent a steam cleaner. So, whether you’re curled up with a book or watching the …

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I'm Business Insider's math reporter, and these 10 everyday things drive me insane

Math, statistics, empirical analysis, and data visualization are all incredibly powerful tools for understanding the world.<p>Unfortunately, these tools are misused and abused in many ways that, to greater or lesser degrees, lead to confusion rather than clarification and make the world just a …

7 great uses for an old phone or tablet

Upgrading to a new smartphone or tablet always feels like Christmas morning, but it also leaves you with an old gadget that’s taking up space. Usually, nothing is wrong with it. You just don't need it anymore.<p>Or do you? Before you decide to sell it or give it away, there are some very cool things …

January 2015

A Guide To How Men's Clothes Should Fit

If you're like most men, you've probably been wearing clothes your entire life that are too large for you.<p>"Most guys are used to wearing baggy clothes," says Veeral Rathod, CEO of the men's clothing e-retailer J. Hilburn. "They want to dress properly and they want to present themselves well, but …

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