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Diamond: Britain's answer to the Large Hadron Collider

The darling of particle physics might be the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at Cern, but as a practical tool it's no match for the UK's Diamond Light Source. Located at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory campus at Harwell in Oxfordshire, Diamond is an alchemist's dream, a place where beams of light …

Sleep's Best-Kept Secret: A Treatment for Insomnia That's Not a Pill

Do you toss and turn for hours before falling asleep? Or go to bed early but still wake up tired? Or keep waking up during the night? Then you’re …

Stop Wasting Your Time Off

The increasingly popular refrain these days is that we (Americans in particular) are burning ourselves out by not slowing down. We are told to put down our phones, to take at least the little bit of vacation we get, and just generally to "unplug." These are all important reminders, but what if they …

How To Remember Literally Everything

"Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things," the Roman philosopher and statesman, Cicero once wrote. And though it was important at the time of <i>Da Oratore</i>, his dialogue on cultivating the power of remembrance, the art of memory is possibly more relevant than ever. Constant digital …

20 Scientifically Backed Ways To De-Stress Right Now

What's your stress "tell?" For some, a quickened heart rate or a slight feeling of queasiness is enough to let them know they're getting anxious or overwhelmed. But just as a slight from your boss or bad news from a family member can get your stress hormones pumping and your blood pressure rising …

How to Actually Start Loving Yourself, Part One

Everyone talks about loving yourself. But actually, truly loving yourself is a pretty big deal. And it takes practice. We live in a world where self-criticism is a way of life, constant background noise in our minds. We are deluged with messages in advertising and media that sell us our …

Believing Eyes

One of the things that I notice about successful couples is that nearly all of them demonstrate a capacity to not only see the beauty and goodness in each other, but to reflect it back to one another on an ongoing basis. Like the rest of us, these people have their share of "imperfections" but they …

Top 6 Things We Do That Annoy Our Partners & How to Stop

We hate to be blunt, but there are things you’re doing in your relationship that, more than likely, are annoying the heck out of your partner—and you …

Self-help

China's Shuanghui to buy US pork producer for $4.7bn

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/982000/982403_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534428181_bc63850fa7e87610da9dda6453ebae43<p><b>The biggest pork firms in China and the US plan to join forces in a $4.7bn (£3.1bn) deal that aims to feed the world's most populous country.</b><p>China's …

Agriculture

Running May Protect Your Eyesight

A new study finds incidence of cataracts decreases with your amount of exercise<p>You know that pumping up your mileage can help keep your heart and lungs healthy, but new research indicates your vision may benefit as well: Running might lower your risk for developing cataracts, or clouding of the eye …

HIV inner shell structure revealed

<b>Researchers have for the first time unravelled the complex structure of the inner protein shell of HIV.</b><p>The US team, reporting in Nature, also worked out exactly how all the components of the shell or 'capsid' fit together at the atomic level.<p>Until now the exact structure had proved elusive because …

Medicine

Associated Press News

FBI hosts child porn site for two weeks

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>In only partially successful sting operation, agents actively distributed child porn<p>Natasha Lennard<p>May 29, 2013 7:56pm (UTC)<p>The ever-eroding line in the sand separating FBI sting and entrapment schemes has perturbed civil libertarians and legal experts for sometime. Then there are …

Unapproved genetically modified wheat found in Oregon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unapproved genetically engineered wheat has been discovered in an Oregon field, a potential threat to trade with countries that have concerns about genetically modified foods.<p>The Agriculture Department said Wednesday that the genetically engineered wheat is safe to eat and there …

Diet Soda's Effect On Teeth Terrifyingly Similar To Effects Of Meth, Crack Cocaine (PHOTO)

Diet soda can have the same effect on your tooth enamel as methamphetamine or crack cocaine use -- and it's not pretty.<p>In a three-person case study published in the March/April 2013 issue of the journal <i>General Dentistry</i>, Dr. Mohamed Bassiouny studied the teeth of a diet soda drinker and two drug …