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Science Now Thinks Coffee Is Basically a Super-Drink

Science Now Thinks Coffee Is Basically a Super-DrinkPortrait of the Italian singer Mario Tessuto leaning on a counter in a bar and drinking some …

Coffee

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 …

Trump and the Refugees

The United States has not distinguished itself in the Syrian refugee crisis. Out of some twelve million people displaced by the war—half of Syria’s population—four million have fled the country. Most are living in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, and northern Iraq. This year, with no hope that the war in …

Marco Rubio

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.<p><b>GMAIL HACK #1 UNSEND</b><p>Have you ever pressed send only to regret it moments later because of a …

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Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

2014 will almost certainly be Earth's warmest in 134 years

This year is almost certain to be the warmest that our planet has seen since at least 1880, according to new data released Thursday. Earth had its …

Banking turns people into rotten cheats

They are among the least trusted professions in the world and with good reason, according to new research. It seems people working for banks are more dishonest than employees from other sectors – though, to be fair, only when they are reminded whom they are working for. The findings lend weight to …

Brain damage could be repaired by creating new nerve cells

Researchers have regenerated damaged areas in the brains of mice by converting structural cells into functioning neurons<p>Scientists have raised hopes that brain damage caused by strokes, stab wounds and even bullets could one day be repaired by converting structural cells into functioning …

There’s a 30% chance your shrimp isn’t what you think it is

Be it cocktail, scampi, or alfredo, that shrimp you just ate was very possibly an impostor.<p>The environmental group Oceana DNA tested shrimp at 111 restaurants and grocery stories across the United States and found 30% were mislabeled, most often by pretending that whiteleg shrimp, which is often …

Aquaculture

Samsung shows off flexible, rollable battery technology

When LG released the LG G Flex, the company talked a lot about how making the device flexible required a flexible battery as well as a flexible …

9 Old-Time Cures Doctors Swear By (and 3 to Skip)

Medical offices might have gone high-tech, but some of the advice you’ll hear there these days rings more nostalgic: Complain of constipation or …

How To Be A Better Leader By Rewiring Your Brain

Controlling the way your brain responds to emotions isn't as complicated as it sounds. A psychologist explains the steps that will change your behavior.<p>As a leader, you can't let emotions like stress, fear, or anger control your behavior. Although it takes time to perfect, there are ways to control …

Emotional Intelligence

Google Releases Street View Imagery Of Hawaiian Beaches, The First From Its Trekker Loan Program

This embed is invalid<p>Last summer, Google announced a loan program for its backpack-like Street View Trekker cameras for organizations that want to help the company create imagery of interesting places. Today, it’s launching the first collection of these images in cooperation with the Hawaii …

Those BPA-free plastics you thought were safe? Think again.

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Inside the Big Tobacco-style campaign to bury the disturbing evidence about the …

Electronic Headband Prevents Migraines With Tiny Jolts

The latest treatment to prevent migraines is a headband that looks more like something you'd expect to see in <i>Star Trek</i> than the doctor's office.<p>But don't let the slick design fool you. The basic pain-stopping technology inside the Cefaly headband has been around for decades.<p>The battery-powered …

10 Ways for Men to Prevent Cancer Today

<b>Sweat Daily</b><p>In a University of Vermont study, the fittest men were 68 percent less likely to develop lung cancer and 38 percent less likely to develop …

Cancer

Watch A Plain Old Table Become A Dazzling Musical Interface

The future of music is so bright, we’ve gotta wear shades.<p>Have you ever tried one of those projected keyboards? You know, the ones that allow you to type or play a piano right on a table? They’re neat in theory but horrible in practice, because who wants to bang their fingers against a static image …

A Doctor's Take On The Anti-Vaccine Movement

There is nothing more disheartening for a physician than watching a patient die from a preventable cause. And, of course, the loss for the family involved is unimaginable.<p>But it’s important, especially for parents, to understand the potential consequences of preventable, infectious diseases.<p>Here’s …

Samsung says 8-core chip Chromebook 2 should boost performance by 125 percent

The Samsung Chromebook 2 laptops aren’t yet available for purchase, but Samsung is starting to tout the new devices in order to build buzz. The …

NASA Releases Beautiful Photographs of Lightning Taken from the ISS

If it ever was a secret, it sure isn’t anymore: we LOVE photos from space. And judging by the response we typically get to sharing them, so do you, …

Map Of The Developing Human Brain Shows Where Problems Begin

A high-resolution map of the human brain in utero is providing hints about the origins of brain disorders including schizophrenia and autism.<p>The map shows where genes are turned on and off throughout the entire brain at about the midpoint of pregnancy, a time when critical structures are taking …

Tired? Wired? This Bulb Can Help.

Light it up<p>The Promise<p>It might shine like any other bulb, but the Rhythm Downlight LED from Lighting Science (price not set; available summer) can make users feel energized or sleepy on cue. NASA plans to deploy similar technology on the International Space Station to help astronauts regulate their …

A Girl Ages From 0 To 14 Years Old, In 4 Minutes

A Dutch filmmaker has updated one of the more compelling uses of time-lapse photography techniques online. Frans Hofmeester has filmed his daughter, Lotte, every week since her birth in 1999. He recently posted a video that shows her on a white background, growing from a chubby-cheeked baby into a …

Artists 'have structurally different brains'

<b>Artists have structurally different brains compared with non-artists, a study has found.</b><p>Participants' brain scans revealed that artists had increased neural matter in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery.<p>The research, published in NeuroImage, suggests that an artist's talent …

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Females have penises in sex-reversed cave insects

<b>Female insects with "penises" have been discovered in Brazil - the first example of an animal with sex-reversed genitalia, scientists say.</b><p><i>Neotrogla</i> females insert the erectile organs into males' vagina-like openings.<p>The elaborate structure, dubbed a "gynosome", is used to suck out sperm and …

Biology

10 extraordinarily useful Italian phrases

ITALIAN IS A BEAUTIFUL LANGUAGE. Because of the purity of its vowels, Italian is the first language in which opera singers learn to sing. It’s also …

Sitting all day is bad for your brain, too

We know that spending all day hunched over laptops is shortening our lifespan and expanding our waistlines. Still, the threat of never growing up to be an Anderson Cooper-caliber silver fox may not be enough to motivate young tech workers to switch to a treadmill desk and sign up for some daily …

Points of interest

Mapbox Launches Smart Directions<p>Mapbox just launched Smart Directions. Developers can now program routing profiles with the same level of …

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