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The best time of day to do everything, according to science

Wondering if it's better to workout in the morning or at night? Whether you should drink coffee as soon as you wake up or hold off until later? What about how early you should stop looking at screens before bedtime?<p>As it turns out, scientists have been looking for answers to these questions too.<p>You …

Watch From Space as Lightning Lights Up the Moon's Shadow During the Eclipse

Where did you watch the eclipse? I thought I had a pretty good view, standing on a 180-foot terrace overlooking a forest with the city skyline in the …

Two Sad Ironies In Florida Passing Its 'Anti-Science' Law

It is officially called Florida House Bill 989, and it was signed into law by Florida Governor Rick Scott on June 26th, 2017 after passing both chambers of the house. According to the National Center for Science Education’s website:<p>With the law now in place, any county resident — not just any …

Florida

10-year-old with autism arrested at Florida school

<b>(CNN) —</b> When John Haygood, a 10-year-old boy with autism, was arrested last week at a school in Florida, he kept repeating that he didn't know what was happening, as seen in shaky cellphone video taken by his mother.<p>"I don't know what's going on. I don't understand," he cried out. In the video, his …

In theLatest Trailer for Star Trek Beyond, Fear of Death is What Will Keep Everyone Alive

Trailer FrenzyA special place to find the newest trailers for movies and TV shows you're craving.<p>The latest trailer for Justin Lin’s <i>Star Trek Beyond</i> …

Louder vowels won’t get you laid, and other tales of spurious correlation

If correlation doesn't mean causation, why do scientists keep chasing correlations?<p>While thinking about what causes people to treat money …

Homer Simpson almost discovered the Higgs boson before any scientist

Some may refer to <i>The Simpsons</i> as "genius" but nobody expected this.<p>A new book titled <i>The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets</i> claims that …

Physics

Here’s How to Block iMessage SPAM on your iPad

Have you received any spam messages on your iPad recently? There have been reports of a handful of spam attacks on iOS users’ devices. Wired …

How 7 Ideas in the State of the Union Would Affect You

President Barack Obama threw out a lot of big ideas during Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, but how would they affect you? Here’s a quick …

State Of The Union Text: Read Obama's Full Remarks

President Barack Obama delivered the 2015 State of the Union speech on Tuesday in front of a joint session of Congress, laying out his policy vision for the next year.<p>Read his full remarks as prepared for delivery below:<p>Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans:We …

President Obama’s State of the Union Address — Remarks As Prepared for Delivery

There is a ritual on State of the Union night in Washington. A little before the address, the White House sends out an embargoed copy of the …

Day 5 & Still No Sign of Missing College Student

Digital billboards began popping up on Philadelphia area roadways and the reward money increased Monday to $25,000 as the search for a missing …

16 Unexpected Ways to Add Years to Your Life

The average American’s life expectancy is 78.7 years. Whether you reach that age—or better yet, exceed it—largely depends on your genes, but there …

I got 30 months in prison. Why does Leon Panetta get a pass?

The confirmation in December that former CIA Director Leon Panetta let classified information slip to "Zero Dark Thirty" screenwriter Mark Boal during a speech at the agency headquarters should result in a criminal espionage charge if there is any truth to Obama administration claims that it isn't …

Blood test might predict who will develop Alzheimer's

Mysterious underground caves discovered in Chile

A group of researchers in Chile discover 20 underground caves which could help unlock mysteries about how continents are formed<p><b>Chilean</b> and <b>French</b> scientists have discovered a network of underground caves on a remote island in Patagonia that could provide valuable clues as to how continents were …

U.S. Nuclear Agency Hid Concerns, Hailed Safety Record as Fukushima Melted

Investigations<p>In the tense days after a powerful earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan on March 11, 2011, staff at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission made a concerted effort to play down the risk of earthquakes and tsunamis to America’s aging nuclear plants, …

Fukushima

Japan marks Fukushima disaster anniversary

Japan is marking the third anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami disaster which swept away 18,000 victims, destroyed coastal communities, and sparked a nuclear emergency that forced a rethink on atomic power.<p>Remembrance ceremonies are being held on Tuesday in towns and cities around the …

In Tsunami's Wake, Fierce Debate Over Japan's 'Great Wall'

Three years after the massive tsunami that ravaged northeastern Japan, the government is building the biggest anti-tsunami barriers ever.<p>The vast network of supersized sea walls, mocked by some as "the Great Wall of Japan," is already underway and would stretch 230 miles and cost nearly $8 …

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What Would You Do: A waiter is preoccupied telling jokes that he forgets to do his real...<p>What Would You Do: Parents leave a baby in a hot car while …

Say bye bye to parmesan, muenster and feta: Europe wants its cheese back

Would parmesan by any other name be as tasty atop your pasta? A ripening trade battle might put that to the test.<p>As part of trade talks, the European Union wants to ban the use of European names like parmesan, feta and gruyere on cheese made in the United States.<p>The argument is that the …

The Gender Gap Extends To Job Quality, Not Just Pay, Says Study

By Megan Gannon, News Editor<p>Published: 03/08/2014 09:33 AM EST on LiveScience<p>It's not just equal pay that women need to fight for in the workplace.<p>Women in industrialized nations lag behind men in most aspects of job quality, according to a new study. Women tend to be more stressed, they don't see …

Scientists Track a Great White Shark Across the Atlantic for the First Time

Tagged off Florida, the mature female is now closing in on the U.K.'s Cornish coast.<p>Ever since researchers tagged a great white shark nicknamed Lydia off Jacksonville, Florida, in March 2013, they've been keeping a close eye on her. Their vigilance was rewarded this past weekend when the 14-foot …

3 Years After Fukushima, Life Returns in the Sea

Three years have passed since the Great Japan Earthquake. Though it was lost for a time, the land is surely regaining its color.<p>In Minamisanriku, in the Miyagi Prefecture, 567 people lost their lives due to the earthquake disaster, and 217 still remain missing to this day. Mr. Nagaaki Sato, who is …

Did Russ Feingold Just End a War?

The unlikely story of how the former Wisconsin senator made peace in Congo.<p>On a Saturday morning in late January, Russ Feingold descended a tight path in the hilly forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Kahuzi-Biega National Park to look for gorillas. The former Democratic senator from …