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Message from Syria to the United States: We’ll never again believe your lofty rhetoric

The United States representative to the United Nations, Samantha Power, gave an impassioned speech last week asking Russian and Syrian representatives whether they felt "any shame at all" for their actions in Aleppo, and whether there is "no execution of a child that gets under [their] skin?" For …

America’s social contract is broken—of course the people are reacting

A few weeks before the presidential election, Jared Bernstein, a former adviser to vice president Joe Biden, had some unintentionally prescient words to fans of globalization as hitherto practiced. After presenting an outline of how US trade policy could be reformed, Bernstein cautioned the very …

Globalization

20 Proven Happiness Hacks That Will Improve Your Life

Hacking

New battery technology charges smartphones in seconds and lasts for a week

Scientists at the University of Central Florida are working to patent the new technology.<p>Scientists have developed a new process for creating a …

Everything you need to know about ashwagandha—the stress-fighting adaptogen of the moment

When it comes to adaptogens—the herbs that health experts like Frank Lipman, MD, tout as nature’s miracle stress fighters—ashwagandha is arguably the …

In The Wake Of Fake News, Don't Expect Facebook To Be A Media Watchdog

Election 2016 wound up with multiple fingers pointed at Facebook. Critics charged that the social media platform was indirectly responsible for Donald Trump’s election, by allowing fake news sites to distribute false information about Hillary Clinton in its News Feed unchecked.<p>Naturally, Facebook …

Scientists Grow Full-Sized, Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells

It’s the closest we've come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab<p>Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and …

General Hospital

Two vets died with no family to mourn them. 400 strangers made sure that didn't happen

<b>(CNN) —</b> They left this world with no family or close friends around to mourn them. Still, they weren't laid to rest alone.<p>Funeral services were held Thursday in Corpus Christi, Texas, for two Vietnam War vets. When Army veteran Clifford Ray Dudley and Marine Lance Cpl. Dennis Ray Ashley both died …

United States

Comment on Pill Packing 100 Billion Designer Bacteria Could Be Tested Next Year by Kristof

The possibilities are really fascinating. Perhaps a wide range of allergies could be controlled with this method, excess calories could passed …

Bacteria

Metamaterials enable semiconductor-free microelectronics

Using specially-engineered metamaterials, researchers at the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) have created the world's first …

3D printing will correct your smile from the comfort of your own home

As countless entrepreneurial biographies make clear, the roots of great businesses often trace all the way back to people’s childhoods.<p>At age 13, …

Entrepreneurship

The Controversial Device That Might Make You Feel the Presence of a Higher Power

In the middle to late 1990s, the frenzy for neuroscientific explanations for everything from why we laugh to how we fall in love was only just gaining a toehold in the popular science. And word was there was some interesting data coming out of a small lab in a Canadian hinterland. Really …

Consciousness

New Delhi Crippled by Pollution, Forcing Closure of Schools and Power Plants

NEW DELHI — India's capital announced a slew of measures Sunday to combat the crippling air pollution that has engulfed the city, including closing down schools, halting construction and ordering that all roads be doused with water to settle dust.<p>New Delhi, one of the world's dirtiest cities, saw …

Coding 101: Getting Started as an Adult

<b>Technology continues to play a greater role in everyday life, but those who weren’t exposed to computers or programming languages in school are</b> …

Easy country life: a simple Japanese home

Most new homes have lots of right angles and a straightforward geometry, allowing for efficient use of building materials. But in conforming to these …

What is Gluten?

Why it makes some people sick and what food scientists are trying to do about it<p>There is a menace in our supermarkets. And it is nothing short of a dietary WMD: A Weapon of Mass Diarrhea.<p>Its name is gluten.<p>Gluten is a mixture of proteins found mostly in wheat, but also in barley, rye, and oats. …

This 23-year-old travels the world on weekends for under $1,000/trip to prove you don't need much time or money to travel

But being a cancer survivor is forever baked into her psyche.<p>"I had cancer when I was 10, " she says. "Now I realize, people around me, people my age or people older, everyone is dealing with something that stops them from doing what they want to do."<p>She says the experience taught her, "I don't …

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Tutorials

Biden's son discharged from Navy after reportedly testing positive for cocaine

The son of Vice President Joe Biden says he is “embarrassed” after being discharged from the Navy Reserve earlier this year --- reportedly after testing positive for cocaine.<p>The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, reported Thursday that Hunter Biden’s short-lived military …

Pentagon program delivered Humvee, rifle and kayak to Arkansas coroner

Doug Wortham used a Defense Department giveaway program for law enforcement to stock his office with an assault rifle, a handgun and a Humvee – even through the people in his custody are in no condition to put up a fight.<p>They’re dead.<p>Wortham is the Sharp County, Arkansas, coroner. He says the …

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People

Want to work smarter, not harder? Learn from the best.<p>Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me,</i> …

14 Brilliant Bathroom Design Ideas

We all pay so much attention to keeping the rest of our home beautiful, but when it comes to the bathroom, a pretty shower mat or curtain seems to be …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …