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Researchers have figured out why sitting all day is so bad for your health

Sitting all day —at the office, in transit to and from work, and on the couch when we get home — is terrible for us. Staying seated for too long is associated with increased risk for diabetes and various cancers, and it can more than double a person's risk for cardiovascular disease.<p>That's no …

Cardiovascular System

Physicists Overturn a 100-Year-Old Assumption on How Brains Work

This is how neurons actually fire.<p>The human brain contains a little over 80-odd billion neurons, each joining with other cells to create trillions of …

How to Fall Asleep in Under a Minute

<i>Tech savvy</i>. <i>Culturally aware</i>. <i>Underemployed</i>. <i>Spiritual</i> but not <i>religious</i>.<p>These are all words and phrases that have come to be associated with the …

The Biggest Red Flag That Your Partner Is Not "The One"

Infatuation Alert: You have feelings of anticipation and excitement whenever you think about your new love interest. But is your emotional …

Psychology

Depression: New brain imaging method pinpoints areas of origin

A new method to measure brain connectivity — as tested by the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom — has found that people with depression …

Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism

A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain<p>Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the transformations that occur in the brain when we practice …

Meditation

What Is Concealed Depression and How Can You Spot Its Sneaky Symptoms?

When you think of depression, you may be inclined to picture someone who struggles to get out of bed every morning and is barely able to function. But unlike many medical conditions, depression is one that often goes unseen and undiagnosed. That's because many sufferers actually experience …

Global economy in better shape, geopolitical risks remain: RBA

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The global economy is in better shape than a year ago, although geopolitical risks have the potential to derail its momentum, a …

Pakistan, US agree to work together for regional stability

Pakistan and the United States have agreed to stay engaged with a constructive approach to achieve shared objectives of peace, stability and economic …

How To Address Iran's Aggressive Contributions To Middle East Turmoil

For years, Iran’s nuclear program has been in the international spotlight, leading to a highly controversial and flawed global pact aimed at curbing …

The World Wasted Trillions of Dollars on Fossil Fuels Because of Bad Math

The global measurement of fossil fuel subsidies is most likely wrong.<p>Government subsidies for fossil fuels over the last three decades have been far larger than anyone previously thought, according to a new study published by the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy in March.<p>A fossil …

Cap and Trade
Emotional Intelligence

Scientists Prove God Exists? German Scientists Say They Have

Two scientists believe that they have proven that God exists.<p>Analyzing a theorem from the late Austrian mathematician Kurt Gödel with a Macbook has …

Mathematics

Here's The Real Debate We Should Be Having About Obamacare And 'Paternalism'

Americans have reacted angrily the past couple of days after many have found out that their health insurance plans have been cancelled due to Obamacare. These are plans in the non-group market which comprises about 5% of Americans and do not live up to the minimum standard of coverage that the …

Health Care

Reports that NSA taps into Google and Yahoo data hubs infuriate tech giants

Files obtained from Edward Snowden suggest NSA can collect information sent by fibre optic cable between Google and Yahoo data hubs 'at will'<p>Google and Yahoo, two of the world's biggest tech companies, reacted angrily to a report on Wednesday that the National Security Agency has secretly …

Understanding Obamacare

What the Fight's Really About<p>The story of two Georgia Republicans captures the essence of the fight over the law. One wants to wipe Obamacare off the books. The other says he needs it to stay alive.<p>The Big Change: Covering Pre-Existing Conditions<p>The major new benefit for consumers, as the law …

Health Care

A Brief History of Life on Mars

David Bowie is far from the only person to wonder about life on Mars. From microbes to Martians, we examine the topic with all due gravity.

David Bowie

Paying people to donate organs is not the way to solve this crisis

On average, three people a day die throughout the UK while waiting for a donated organ. Not surprisingly, considerable efforts are put into finding …

Richest 1 Percent Hold 46 Percent Of The World's Wealth

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Global wealth has risen by 68 percent over the past 10 years to reach a new all-time high of $241 trillion and the United States accounts for nearly three quarters of the increase, Credit Suisse said in its World Wealth Report.<p>Average global wealth has hit a peak of $51,600 per …

See the world's first mind-controlled prosthetic leg in action

Prosthetic legs have gotten smarter and smarter thanks to advanced sensors and lightweight motors, but this week they're getting their biggest overhaul yet: the latest bionic leg can be controlled entirely by its wearer's mind. Though the mind-controlled prosthetic leg has been in the works for …

A Global Slaughter of Christians, but America’s Churches Stay Silent

Christians are being slaughtered from Pakistan to Nairobi. Do America’s churches care? By Kirsten Powers.<p>Christians in the Middle East and Africa are …

Top scientists urge cap on carbon emissions to limit climate change

Top climate scientists say in a new report that industrial carbon emissions need to be kept below a cumulative total of 1 trillion tons to avoid dangerous climate change — and they note that humanity has already used up more than half that allotment.<p>The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change …

Climate Change

David Cameron: Children should be taught about 'dangers' of online porn in classroom

Telegraph Wonder Women campaign victory: Children should be taught about the “dangers” of internet pornography in the classroom, David Cameron has said as he signalled that sex education guidance issued to teachers should be modernised.<p>The Prime Minister said he backed changes in the way teachers …

Nick Clegg

Yahoo Says U.S. Looked At Only .01% Of People's Data, But That's Way More Than You Think

Yahoo just released its first transparency report, and despite what the company wants you to believe, the U.S. government is looking at a lot of people's data.<p>In the report released Friday, Yahoo says that the U.S. government requested "less than one-hundredth of one percent of Yahoo users …

41 Zimbabwe elephants poisoned in worst national case ever

Police arrest six men accused of tapping animal watering holes with cyanide for $120,000 worth of ivory<p>Police in Zimbabwe arrested six men accused of using cyanide to poison elephants on Friday, according to local media reports.<p>Authorities recovered about $120,000 worth of ivory from 17 tusks, the …

Rebels 'too disorganised' to take over after attack on Syria, report warns

American air strikes against the Syrian government would not allow rebels to topple Bashar al-Assad because opposition fighters are too fragmented and disorganised, an intelligence analysis warns.<p>The two-year-old uprising against the Damascus regime has broken down into countless battlefields …

Middle East

NSA Has Secretly Been Hacking, Cracking, And Circumventing Encryption For Years

If you're using encryption with an American company, you might as well forget about any actual privacy.<p>Newly disclosed documents from leaker-on-the-run Edward Snowden reveal that the National Security Agency has been fighting a secret war on encryption...and winning.<p>We wrote about secure email …

Fringe Factor: Gay Panic, Secession Fever & More

A strike on Syria is doomed by all the gays and women in the military, Texas is ready to become its own country, and Pennsylvania is racking up a …

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