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Life Lessons We've Learned From Running

Runners come in all different shapes, sizes and ages, and they all come with different goals: losing weight, finishing a marathon, setting a personal record. Even as a group of like-minded health editors, we are all different runners. But we can agree on one thing: Running is a source of endless …

Can We Eat Our Way To A Healthier Microbiome? It's Complicated

When our colleague Rob Stein got his microbiome analyzed recently in the name of science journalism, we were totally fascinated.<p>As Stein noted, it may be possible to cultivate a healthier community of bacteria on and inside us by modifying our diets.<p>Stein was advised to eat more garlic and leeks …

The Psychology Of Loving Heavy Metal

Fans of contemporary heavy metal tend to share a dislike of authority and a bit of a self-esteem problem, one study finds.<p>You can tell a lot about someone from their taste in music. Especially if they have a penchant for contemporary heavy metal. Researchers at the University of Westminster in the …

No-Reserve 1958 Austin-Healey 100-6 Project

This 1958 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4L reportedly has been in storage since 1984 after a previous restoration attempt, and has considerable cosmetic and …

7 Ways to Detox to Reverse Prediabetes

<i>By Sarah Cimperman, N.D., author of The Prediabetes Detox.</i><p>Prediabetes is a worldwide epidemic. In the United States alone it affects 79 million people, or one in three adults and nearly one in four adolescents. Prediabetes is characterized by high levels of blood sugar and insulin and it increases …

Ford Design Chief J Mays Retires, Moray Callum Takes Over

Legendary automotive designer J Mays is retiring from his position as chief of Ford Motor Company’s design department after 16 years at the Blue Oval. Taking the reins from Mays will be Moray Callum, Ford‘s current design director for the Americas and brother of Jaguar design chief Ian Callum.<p>J …

5 Steps to a Limitless Mind

We live in the age of numbers. People are trying to work out every worldly issue by placing a number to it. Numbers dominate pretty much every conversation and thought of every person in society. We think about mortgage calculations, how many people are coming to a birthday party, how many votes a …

Thumbnail View Optical Illusion

Discovered by Aza McG, here’s another “obvious in thumbnail view” illusion that both of us found quite original. I’m sure there are dozens of similar …

Seven Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Running

<i>It isn’t hard to get started running, but once you get into the swing of things, it’s easy to injure yourself or ignore little things that make you a</i> …

Self-Healing Robot Skin Grows Back Together When Cut

This is a video from a top-secret branch of the government that has been tasked with developing a race of sentient robots that will overthrow …

How To Grow Your Own Photo

Use microbes to make black-and-agar still lifes<p>Microbes aren't known for their artistic merit, but that hasn't stopped scientists from using bacteria to find their inner Ansel Adams. Bioengineer Chris Voigt and his team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have hacked a harmless strain of</i> …

Are you eating toxic nanoparticles for lunch? - Futurity

U. MISSOURI (US) — There’s growing concern that nanomaterials, found in packaging and pesticides, could …

Food app shows 'you are what you tweet' - Futurity

U. ARIZONA (US) — A new app that links with Twitter could give people a …

Pregnant in the lab: how does child-bearing affect a science career?

Women don't thrive as well in science as in medicine. Family matters probably play a major role – and I'm about to see for myself just what havoc a baby can wreak<p>Although I'm a research biologist, I work closely with an NHS clinic in the company of a lively band of doctors and nurses. I suspect …

Vanish from the Internet With This One-Stop Website

Even if you're not Edward Snowden, there are times when excising your social media presence is necessary. Companies usually don't make it easy, …

16 Google Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed

There are various hidden Easter Eggs, jokes, and little timewasters in almost every Google web service, product, or new device. Here are some hidden …

25 of Dorothy Parker's Best Quotes

Had Dorothy Parker been a supercentenarian, she would have been 123 years old today—and she surely would have had some great observations about life …

Drink Till It's Argon: Periodic Table Of Alcoholic Drinks

Note: Larger version HERE but you can find a full-res version right -- wait, where'd I put it? Ah, HERE IT IS.<p>This is the Periodic Table of Alcohol …

What makes us extroverts and introverts?

Why do some people prefer adventure and the company of others, while others favour being alone? It’s all to do with how your brain processes rewards.<p>Will you spend Saturday night in a crowded bar, or curled up with a good book? Is your ideal holiday adventure sports with a large group of mates and, …

Ditching the phone while driving for safer roads

Each week a global thinker from the worlds of philosophy, science, psychology or the arts is given a minute to put forward a radical, inspiring or controversial idea – no matter how improbable – that they believe would change the world.<p>This week biophysicist Elspeth Garman proposes a way to make …

20 Bad Habits That Could Hurt Your Relationship

Romance isn’t just about a box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day. A satisfying relationship can also make people feel happy and healthy . But keep in …

Self-help

Ten Simple Things You Can Do to Be Happier, Backed by Science

Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. I would love to be happier—as I’m sure most …

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What Elle Magazine Got Wrong In Its Shoddy Takedown Of Genetically Modified Corn

A Slate investigation finds no merit in one writer's claim that she's allergic to genetically modified corn.<p>Genetically modified food has all the ingredients to scare the pants off us: Chemicals! Technology! Big ag! The uncertainty of modern development! Like it or not, most of what we eat in the …

Tesla lost $30.5 million

Revenue is down 28 percent.<p>Most of the latest headlines about Tesla Motors have trumpeted the company's claim that it earned its second consecutive quarterly profit. Read past the headlines, however, and it becomes apparent that Tesla's numbers, like those of many Silicon Valley companies, are not …

A Manufacturing Lesson From Tesla Motors

The rise of Tesla Motors is as much about tech innovation as it is about manufacturing excellence, something that Tesla is trying to improve and serves as a good case study for other green tech businesses.<p>Tesla is seeing more demand than it could handle partly because its suppliers haven’t been …

Is Tesla Motors A Case Of Irrational Exuberance?

Since the announcement by Tesla Motors of its latest financial results and rise in production, its stock has soared to the point where the market is giving the company a valuation of around $16 billion, about a quarter that of Ford Motor, which has 100 times the vehicle sales. The argument …

And It Didn't Work?!: Man Tries To Board Plane With Pet Turtle Disguised As Hamburger

Note: Picture is not of the actual turtle burger, because there's no way TSA wouldn't have fallen for this one.<p>A man in China recently tried to sneak …