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Conflict Can Jeopardize Your Health

People who said in response to a survey that they “often” or “always” experienced conflicts with people in their lives were <b>2 to 3 times</b> more likely than average to be dead 11 years later, according to a Danish study of nearly 10,000 middle-aged adults. The deaths were generally from illnesses such …

Childhood Obesity's Invisible Cousin: Poor Bone Development

Iowa study shows that activity in early years is key to strong bones.<p>Everyone knows about the child and teen obesity problem. You only have to walk into a school to see it. What you won’t notice is a serious problem lurking below the surface.<p>Research has shown that bone development increases …

Iowa

9 Household Items You Need To Replace Sooner Than You Think

Nothing lasts forever — and we bet you haven't thought about tossing these items in a while. This piece originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p><b>1. Toothbrushes</b>The bristles become frayed and worn over time, so they won't clean your teeth as well. Get a new one every three months.<p><b>2. Walking …

'Young Blood' Injections Could Be Key to Anti-Aging

In case you weren't sufficiently skeeved out by the vampire facial, here's another development on how human blood can make you young—and experts (not just Kim Kardashian) are actually pretty excited about this one.<p>According to the <i>New York Times</i>, scientists have now confirmed that young blood might …

Anti-aging

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 …

Nintendo may be drowning, but it's invested in doing so silently

Nintendo is hurting. The Wii U isn’t selling, it’s lacking mainstream publisher acceptance, and the core Nintendo titles don’t seem to be energizing the company’s base of fans. Product lines are being bifurcated in uncomfortable ways; the latest <i>Smash Bros.</i> is coming to the 3DS line of consoles …

A new way to see: Why Oculus Rift and Google Glass are on a collision course

As a technology executive since the early ’90s, I’ve enjoyed a front-row seat to the digital revolution. I’ve observed the meteoric rise of the Internet, broadband, social media, and mobile and watched their consumer adoption soar from 9 percent to 90 percent. Today, we’re on the cusp of a similar …

Inside Obamacare’s 11th Hour

The numbers looked good and the people kept enrolling hours before the deadline Monday night, but the jury’s still out on whether Obama’s legislation …

Ryan proposes big Medicare changes

It’s Paul Ryan’s wish list.<p>The House GOP 2015 budget, penned by the Wisconsin Republican, will seek to shave federal spending by $5 trillion by offering changes to social welfare programs, ending government ownership of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and repealing Obamacare.<p>Unveiled on Tuesday, Ryan’s …

Why Do Animals Sometimes Kill Their Babies?

Is it natural—or pathological—when a mother kills and eats her own offspring? Or when a brother kills his sister's child?<p>When Khali, a sloth bear at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., went into labor in late December last year, her keepers were thrilled. But soon after Khali …

Is the Oculus Rift sexist?

In the fall of 1997, my university built a CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment) to help scientists, artists, and archeologists embrace 3D immersion to advance the state of those fields. Ecstatic at seeing a real-life instantiation of the Metaverse, the virtual world imagined in Neal …

Virtual Reality

Girls 'Treated as Cattle': Child Brides Divide Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A proposed law seeking tough new penalties for marrying children has triggered intense debate in Pakistan.<p>At the moment, females can legally tie the knot at 16 while males must wait until they are 18. However, it is customary for younger teen girls to be married by their …

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Singularity

Court Upholds Texas Abortion Law

The Liability Risk Of The Oculus Rift

Oculus, the company that started as a crowd favorite on Kickstarter, has now been snapped up by a very big fish indeed. 18 months after racking up $2.4 million from more than 9,000 backers, the virtual reality headset maker is being acquired by Facebook for $2 billion. (Sorry, Kickstarter backers, …

Oculus Rift Acquisition: Does Everyone Hate Facebook?

Mark Zuckerberg has taken on an expensive habit recently. He likes to dominate the news agenda with a multi-billion acquisition here and there, just, you know, so we don’t forget that he’s got the biggest balls in the locker room. Whilst Zuckerberg sits at the top of his empire, connected to …

U.S., EU to work together on tougher Russia sanctions

BRUSSELS/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States and the European Union agreed on Wednesday to work together to prepare possible tougher economic sanctions in response to Russia’s behavior in Ukraine, including on the energy sector, and to make Europe less dependent on Russian gas.<p>U.S. President …

North Korea fires two medium-range ballistic missiles

SEOUL -- North Korea test-launched two medium-range ballistic missiles early Wednesday off its east coast in its longest-range launch since 2012, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported, citing military sources.<p>The South Korean military said the missiles were launched just after 2:30 a.m. local …

Russia's Goal In Ukraine: Three Scenarios

Russia has effectively taken control of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula without a shot fired in anger. Now a larger question looms: What is Russian President Vladimir Putin's ultimate goal in Ukraine?<p>Russia and pro-Russian groups in Ukraine are moving swiftly to consolidate their hold on Crimea. …

Pro-Russians storm Ukrainian navy base in Crimea - CNN.com

<b>Simferopol, Crimea (CNN)</b> -- A deadline Ukraine's acting President gave Crimea's separatist leaders to release hostages came and went without apparent incident Wednesday, after pro-Russian activists stormed the former Soviet state's navy headquarters in the region.<p>Amid signs the uneasy standoff …

Physicists, Generals And CEOs Agree: Ditch The PowerPoint

About six months ago, a group of physicists in the U.S. working on the Large Hadron Collider addressed a problem they've been having for a while: Whenever they had meetings, everyone stuck to the prepared slides and couldn't really answer questions that weren't immediately relevant to what was on …

Gay Couples Entitled To Equal Family Health Coverage, Fed Says

What insurers offer to spouses in a traditional marriage, they must make available to same-sex couples, the federal government said Friday.<p>The change means that same-sex couples, who haven't been able to buy family health policies, will be able to do so now.<p>"It's a big deal," says Katie Keith, …

Angry Young Men Are Making the World Less Stable

Gender imbalances can fuel conflicts and revolutions, according to some analysts.<p>More emerging-market turmoil is coming in 2015, according to a recent note from Bank of America/Merrill Lynch research. And one likely source of short-term instability in particular is largely underappreciated: a huge …

Squids And Other Invertebrates Can Probably Feel Pain

The ghost of calamari past...<p>Do animals without backbones, such as squids, crabs, and lobsters, feel pain? New research suggests they do.<p>Evolutionary neurobiologist Robyn Crook and colleagues at the University of Texas Health Science Center have recently shown that cephalopods (a group including …

Obesity Linked To Lower Grades Among Teen Girls

Childhood obesity has made it to the forefront of public health issues, both in the United Kingdom and in the United States.<p>Now researchers at the Universities of Dundee, Strathclyde, Georgia and Bristol say that not only does obesity affect a child's overall health, but it may also lead to poorer …

FAA Warned of 'Cracking and Corrosion' Problem on Boeing 777s

A cracking and corrosion problem on Boeing 777s that could lead to the mid-air break-up of the aircraft prompted a warning from air safety regulators weeks before the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, federal records show.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration ordered checks on hundreds …

Aviation

How to Talk About Your Accomplishments without Coming Off Like A Jerk | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This a guest post by John Corcoran.</i><p>Have you ever met someone whose personal story just blew you away?<p>My friend Tom is one of those …