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Why you're stiff in the morning: Your body suppresses inflammation when you sleep at night - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

New research published online in The FASEB Journal, describes a protein created by the body’s “biological clock” that actively represses inflammatory …

Can Aging Be Reversed by Getting Blood Transfusions from Young People?

Silicon Valley bigwig Peter Thiel is a big fan of immortality. He’s using a lot of his biotech fortune to fund research aiming to reverse and …

Why you will have to update your gadget cables in the next few years

Smartphones are replaced every year, cameras are considered old at three, and even televisions only stay in the lounge room for five years, on …

Republicans blast $400m Iran ‘ransom,’ say it encourages kidnappings

WASHINGTON — Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on Wednesday blasted what he described as the Obama administration’s “ongoing saga of misleading the …

Follow the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid

Let the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid be your guide to making smart eating choices. It's pretty simple to use. The goal is to choose most of …

Health Secretary Details How Congress Is Screwing Over Americans Who Get Zika

Failing to fund a response means less tracking, less understanding, slower creation of a vaccine and more people infected.<p>WASHINGTON ― Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell delivered a letter to key lawmakers on Wednesday that explained exactly how their underfunded response to the …

10 foods to avoid if you have anxiety

Over the past few years, I've endured a series of unforeseen events. Originally diagnosed with anxiety and depression at 14, I spent the majority of my life working through a condition that I immediately attributed to my environment. It wasn't until 12 years later that things took a turn for the …

Couples who get drunk together are happier together, according to science

You might want to add a bottle of wine to your weekly date night.<p>According to a new study published in the Journals of Gerontology Series B: …

Alcohol

'Collateral' lies need not spoil insurance claims, rules Supreme Court

<b>Lying on an insurance claim should not necessarily invalidate it, the Supreme Court has said, in a judgement likely to affect all household policies.</b><p>It said collateral lies - which are untrue, but do not affect the validity of the claim - can be acceptable.<p>The judges voted by four to one to change …

NPR's Interview With House Speaker Paul Ryan On Poverty And Politics

<i>House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke with NPR's Steve Inskeep.</i><p><b>Steve Inskeep: We're sitting down in the middle of a year in which a lot of people, particularly those involved in politics, have expressed distress, have said that they don't know their party anymore, don't know their country anymore. And so</b> …

Major telecoms promise 5G networks if EU cripples net neutrality

A group of 20 major telcos including Deutsche Telekom, Nokia, Vodafone, and BT promise to launch 5G networks in every country in the European Union by 2020 — so long as governments decide to weaken net neutrality rules. The coalition's plans are outlined in its "5G Manifesto," a seven-page document …

How to Turn On / Off Tablet Mode in Windows 10

Windows 10 has many features that users should like. Tablet mode is a cool feature that may help you in many ways. If you have a touch screen on your …

Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh defends tweet threatening 'war' on Obama

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Rep. Joe Walsh -- under fire for a deleted tweet saying "This is now war" against President Barack Obama following the killings of Dallas police officers -- defended his rhetoric Friday.<p>Walsh, a former tea party congressman from Illinois and now a conservative talk radio …

Law Enforcement

Verizon's new data plans are woefully outdated

On Wednesday, Verizon took the wraps off some changes to its wireless plans it promises will "transform your wireless experience." But really, other than some clever marketing names, the new features aren't revolutionary. In fact, they're outdated.<p>Let's start with the most egregious. "Overages are …

T-Mobile

Donald Trump to Turkish reporter: are you friend or foe?

Donald Trump often likes to apply a simple test to audience: are you with me or against me, are you a friend or a foe?<p>During a rally on Friday, he provoked anger when he asked a Turkish reporter whether he was friend or foe, days after suspected Islamic State suicide bombers killed 43 people at …

Scientists Just Discovered Where HIV Began

Birthplace of the disease that won't die.<p>Diseases, while disastrous, often come and go in the public eye. We hear about ebola, but then another one …

Blood test shows chance of suffering heart attack within five years

A simple blood test could warn people whether they are likely to suffer a heart attack within five years, scientists believe.<p>Researchers have discovered that high levels of antibodies – molecules produced by the immune system – are linked to a low risk of heart problems, regardless of other risk …

What We're Reading

Hey, Dads! I got you a present for Fathers Day! A whole bunch of great articles about evolution, climate change, and...fatherhood. You're welcome!<p>We Finally Know Why Birds Are So Freakishly Smart, Gizmodo, June 13 2016 -- Turns out bird brains have more neurons per square inch than mammalian …

Why Science Says You Should Sleep Twice a Day, Not Once | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Do you wake up in the middle of the night?<p>A lot?<p>Have you ever wondered that the reason isn't because you're stressed? It may be because your body just doesn't want to sleep the way you're telling …

Sleep

Food-poisoning expert reveals 6 foods he refuses to eat

The attorney, who's litigating suits against Chipotle after the chain's E. coli and norovirus outbreaks, was cited in an article by Health Insider from Bottom Line, outlining what foods he's cut from his diet.<p>Having won more than $600 million for clients in foodborne-illness cases, Marler says that …

The Boozers Guide on How to Detox From Alcohol

Every second person on this earth drinks alcohol. The reasons behind are different for different person. For some it’s a style statement or status …

Wellness

The New MIND Diet May Help Prevent Alzheimer's

<i>Dear Savvy Senior,</i><p>I've heard that there's a new diet that can help prevent Alzheimer's disease. What can you tell me about this? My 80-year-old mother has Alzheimer's and I want to do everything I can to protect myself.<p>--Concerned Daughter<p><i>Dear Concerned,</i><p>It's true! Research has found that a new diet …

Forget the Turner prize. This is art that reflects the true grandeur of the universe – it is the Sistine Chapel of the scientific age<p>It’s all about scale. A black dot is moving across the face of a blazing giant. The shadow of the planet looks tiny, compared with the vast flaming orb of the sun …

Universe

This Is Why We'll Miss Obama

Can you imagine Trump looking cool while doing this?<p>There are cool presidents, and then there's the type of president who slow jams with the Roots and Jimmy Fallon.<p>During his appearance on <i>The Tonight Show</i> this week, Obama showed the country that he is way too chill about this whole garbage …

Director lists Tony Blair, top-up fees and ‘bonkers’ Brexit campaign as black marks against the UK, with the rise of Jeremy Corbyn the only ray of light<p>The UK is a “toxic place”, according to the Oscar-winning documentary film-maker Michael Moore, who has cited university fees, a lean towards …

Great Britain

The Food Lab: My 19 Favorite Summer Grilling Recipes

Even when I lived in a New York apartment, grilling (perhaps illegally, on my balcony) was my favorite way to spend a warm summer evening. Now that I'm out in the Bay Area, warm summer evenings don't really exist, but I've got far more room for grilling than I've ever had before, which means that …

Lawyers given lesson in how to show their soft side as they face robot competition

Lawyers have been given a lesson in how to show their emotional side amid rising concerns about robot competition.<p>Fifty solicitors from Vario, the legal resourcing branch of international law firm Pinsent Masons, tonight completed emotional intelligence training in a bid to “polish up their human …

Republicans are having airport meltdowns made possible by their own legislation

It started with Marco Rubio, Florida senator and failed Republican presidential candidate. Before launching into a rant against the political media, tweeted a rather petulant critique of airline in-flight amenities on Monday:<p>For at least some of that in-flight discomfort, Rubio can blame himself: …

George W. Bush Leaves Fat Tip, Becomes Butt of Server's Twitter Joke

Unlike some other politicians, former POTUS George W. Bush is an excellent tipper. Case in point: He recently left a $40 tip on a $21.47 meal. Any server would likely be thrilled by that profitable outcome, but as Mic reports, the recipient of this particular gratuity took to Twitter to crack a …