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Spain's PP voters ready to sacrifice PM Rajoy to secure government | Reuters

MADRID (Reuters) - A majority of voters of Spain’s ruling conservative People’s Party (PP) would consent to its leader and acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy stepping aside if this allowed the party to stay in government, a poll showed on Sunday.<p>Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (R) and …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

$1M Mega Millions ticket was bought at a 7-Eleven

A 7-Eleven has again proven very lucky to a New Jersey lottery player.<p>Days after a 7-Eleven in Trenton sold the $429.6 million Powerball ticket, …

Scientists Accidentally Create a Battery That Can Outlast Your Device

Over the last decade or so it’s become increasingly obvious that the <b>limits of battery technology</b> are a <b>pothole</b> on our road to the future. It’s not …

Final piece of type 1 diabetes puzzle solved

<b>A complete picture of the areas that the immune system attacks to cause type 1 diabetes has finally been revealed by scientists.</b><p>The study, published in the journal Diabetes, discovered the fifth and final critical target at which the immune system errantly takes aim.<p>The team at the University of …

10 Best U.S. Cities to Live In Without a Car – Benefits of a Car-Free Lifestyle

According to the 2015 edition of AAA’s Your Driving Costs, the average annual cost to own and operate a vehicle in the U.S. is $8,698. This includes …

High dose of vitamin C kills cancer cells in mice

It selectively kills colorectal cancer cells with two common mutations.<p>A new study published in <i>Science</i> presents evidence that perhaps some of the …

Colorado will vote next year on single-payer health care system -- and insurers are already freaking out

First legalized marijuana, now universal health care? As reported by the Denver Post, Colorado is now poised to consider the possibility of expanding …

Health Care

Here Are the Most (and Least) Expensive Cities in the World

Let's hear it for capitalism!<p>Depending on where you live, this may depress you. UBS's Prices and Earnings study, published every three years, compares purchasing power in 71 cities around the world. As reported by Bloomberg, UBS ranked which cities are the most and least expensive by figuring out …

Met Square Breaks Ground Over Archeological Site

<b>MDM Group's Met Square</b>, the fourth and final portion of the <b>Metropolitan Miami</b> megaproject, has broken ground according to a press release. So, basically that big, gapping void between the first Met tower and the Marriott Marquis that had that amazing archeological site is being filled in with the …

Archaeology

Mirage cities

Project info<p>Ten years ago, China's government decided on a new urbanisation plan to accommodate millions of people from the countryside and to prevent environment disasters; they encouraged construction of “eco-cities" built on once-polluted or non-arable land. Those projects didn’t succeed; most …