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6 Sleep Habits Of Productive People

For starters: They don’t need alarm clocks, stick to their bedtimes, and don’t sleep with their smartphones.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>You may feel super productive by pulling all nighters, but you’re …

Kepler Telescope Introduces Earth To A Very Distant Cousin

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler Telescope has spotted the first roughly Earth-sized world orbiting in the "Goldilocks zone" of another star – offering perhaps the best bet so far for life elsewhere in the universe.<p>A year on Kepler-452b, which is about 1,400 light years from us in the constellation …

Universe

What Is Your DNA Worth?

Your DNA may be up for sale. And the sale depends on an exaggerated picture of genetic power and destiny.<p>“Success in sight: The eyes have it!” Thus the scientific journal <i>Gene Therapy</i> greeted the news, in 2008, that an experimental treatment was restoring vision to 12 people born with a congenital …

Seasons May Tweak Genes That Trigger Some Chronic Diseases

The seasons appear to influence when certain genes are active, with those associated with inflammation being more active in the winter, according to new research released Tuesday.<p>A study involving more than 16,000 people found that the activity of about 4,000 of those genes appears to be affected …

Beauty: top facial hair removers

‘After around the age of 35, rogue hairs begin to sprout at increasingly alarming speed’

Why Your Future Vaccination Might Not Be A Shot

Vaccines don't always make it into the people who need them the most. Many require a syringe and a needle to enter the bloodstream and create immunity. And that means a doctor or nurse has to do the job.<p>But with if a vaccine could be delivered by simply applying a patch?That's Mark Prausnitz's …

Beauty: some wrinkle creams really work

‘Few people can afford to fork out for dermatologists’ prescriptions, but many would like the benefits’

Why knuckle cracking makes a popping sound, and why it might be beneficial

When muscle joints are pulled apart there forms a tiny cavity filled with gas which then collapses, creating a popping noise.<p>The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be …

Do your genes determine your entire life? | Julian Baggini

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Genetics

Scientists Can Now Read Your Memories

Researchers have mapped rats’ memories, and humans could be next.<p>Scientists may have cracked the code of memories by successfully tracing how they …

Children suffering from allergies? It could be your dishwasher's fault

Hand-washing your dishes may not sanitize as well as a dishwasher, but it may correlate with a lower risk of allergies in your children, Swedish researchers said in a new study released on Monday.<p>The scientists believe the dishwashing method introduced children to more microbes, helping develop …

The New Health Rules

Striking a balance between accessible, easy-to-execute and comprehensive in nature, "The New Health Rules" by Dr Frank Lipman and Danielle Claro maps out longterm habits worth integrating into everyday life. This is no fad diet and these aren't temporary tricks. The real challenge happens to be …

Wellness

Dynamic Portraits of Acrobatic Dancer and Bursts of Powder Frozen in Time

Brussels-based photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte freezes extraordinary instants in time in these expressive shots of an acrobatic dancer leaping and twirling amid dynamic clouds of powder. The Belgian photographer captured these spontaneous shots for the creative agency Norvell Jefferson in order to …

Particles

Here's How Google Is Going To Stop The Internet From Breaking When An Extra Second Is Added On June 30

It's doing so because 2015 is going to be longer: Scientists at the International Earth Rotation Service have announced a "leap second" will be added June 30 to compensate for the Earth's slowing rotation.<p>Basically, when clocks hit 11.59.60 on June 30, clocks will pause for one Mississippi to let …

Internet

New class of antibiotic could turn the tables in battle against superbugs

The powerful antimicrobial teixobactin was discovered using a new technique that could speed up the discovery of new antibiotics to tackle resistance<p>Scientists have discovered a new class of antibiotic using a revolutionary procedure hailed as a game changer in the hunt for medicines to fight …

Weight loss drug fools body into reacting as if it has just eaten

A drug that works like an “imaginary meal” has been developed by US scientists who believe it could help combat soaring rates of obesity.<p>The drug mimics signals that are normally produced at the start of a meal when the body prepares for a fresh intake of food. The signals lead to a cascade of …

Researchers read and write brain activity with light

Neuroscientists at UCL have developed an ‘all-optical’ method for simultaneous recording and alteration of nervous impulses in the living brain.<p>A team of neuroscientists at University College London has developed a new way of simultaneously recording and manipulating the activity of multiple cells …

Cure for memory loss could be on the horizon

Breakthrough study could hold the key to ending memory loss and offer a lifeline to Alzheimer's sufferers<p>Birthdays, passwords, colleagues' names. At some point everybody struggles to remember something important.<p>For Alzheimer's sufferers the feeling is a relentless onslaught as cherished memories …

Memory Loss

11 Remarkable Health Advances From 2014

From groundbreaking new drugs to doctor-assisted suicide, 2o14 was full of historic moments that are bound to play on in a big way throughout 2015 …