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Make these 5 essential investing moves when you’re in your 20s to 30s

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>If you believe recent reports from the web, you probably think millennials are financial …

Retirement

13 Incredibly Smart Tips To Be Happier From Mental Health Experts

Genius tips from people whose job it is to make you feel better.

Four mysterious spots detected on Pluto

Weird world <b>A row of four mysterious dark spots has been discovered on the frozen surface of the distant world of Pluto by the NASA's New Horizons</b> …

“You have to look at food as medicine. Clean eating can become a lifestyle that’s easy to follow”: Candice Kumai on secrets of happiness and health

Let’s go back to eating real again — it’s the very best way to feel good about yourself, says Candice Kumai<p>My mom is Japanese, and my father is Polish-American, so she was really adamant about putting greens and produce and fresh vegetables on the table first, and then she tried to incorporate …

Nutrition

Magic mushrooms should be used to treat mental health problems, psychiatrist says

Leading psychiatrist calls for lifting of bars on LSD and magic mushrooms so they can be used in clinical trials to treat common mental health problems<p>Magic mushrooms and LSD should be legally reclassified so they can be used to treat common mental health problems, a leading psychiatrist has …

Snowden leaks show gaps in official account of bin Laden raid

While documents from the archive of National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden don’t explicitly back the claims made by investigative …

Apple and Google sign letter urging Obama to support encryption

Cryptologists join call for US president to resist pressure from FBI and surveillance agencies to build back doors in operating systems<p>Apple, Google, other tech giants and a number of noted cryptologists have signed a letter to the Obama administration urging the US government to preserve strong …

Privacy

Bring These Sandwiches To Work, Save Tons Of Money

Packing a lunch is a lot harder than it sounds. First you have to remember to buy the groceries. Next, you have to carve out time in the mornings to make it happen. And then, you have to think of something to make that you'll actually want to eat come lunch time. It's a drag, we know. But it's one …

Injection Of Brain Nerve Cells Into Spine Helps Paralyzed Man Walk Again

Derek Fidyka was paralyzed from the chest down<p>Four years ago, Darek Fidyka was stabbed in the back , leaving his spinal cord severed, and his body from the chest down paralyzed. Now, after an experimental treatment, Fidyka has regained some feeling in his lower body and is learning to walk …

The Brain

A 3-D Printed, Hand-Cranked Computer

And what that computer can teach us about modern machines<p>When the hackerspace NYC Resistor hosted a “digital archaeology” interactive show last spring, electrical engineer Chris Fenton built a throwback computer using modern technology. Fenton works with supercomputers all day but wanted to slow …

Supercomputers

Sugary soft drinks may be linked to accelerated DNA ageing

Research finds that people who reported drinking 350ml of fizzy drink per day had DNA changes typical of cells 4.6 years older<p>Consumption of sugary soda drinks such as cola and lemonade may be linked to accelerated DNA ageing, say researchers who have studied the impact of the drinks in more than …

Google teams with researchers to store and crunch cancer data

Healthcare is the new black, and Google has waded into the fray with projects like Helpouts and smart contacts. Now, its Research at Google arm will team with a think tank called the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) to create the Cancer Genomics Cloud. The $6.5 million project will migrate …

Our Retinas' Pattern Recognition Abilities Could Help Us Understand the Universe — NOVA Next

A new tool for analyzing subatomic particle collisions could help us see the universe like never before. A bioinspired algorithm, it is based on the …

Sen. Wyden: NSA tech spying hurts economy

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and other Silicon Valley executives say controversial government spying programs are undercutting the Internet economy and want Congress to step up stalled reform.<p>"We're going to end up breaking the Internet," warned Google Inc.'s Schmidt during …

Mantis Shrimps Can See Cancer, And Scientists Have Now Created a Camera That Does The Same

Image: Jung Hsuan/Shutterstock<p>Scientists from the University of Queensland in Australia have discovered that mantis shrimp have an incredibly useful …

Worse than Heartbleed? Today's Bash bug could be breaking security for years

Linux users got a nasty surprise today, as a security team at Red Hat uncovered a subtle but dangerous bug in the Bash shell, one of the most versatile and widely used utilities in Linux. It's being called the Bash bug, or Shellshock. When accessed properly, the bug allows for an attacker's code to …

Keeping it in the Here and Now

In this blog I've written about the 'time travel' problems caused by dwelling in the past or trying to guess the future.<p>Core Mindfulness skills are a …

Brains Get a Performance Boost From Believing Effort Trumps Genetics

How much of our intelligence is a genetic gift or the product of hard work is difficult, perhaps impossible, to know for sure. But for our brains to …

The Brain

Brain-to-brain 'telepathic' communication achieved for first time

Team of US-led researchers successfully achieves brain-to-brain communication between humans from India to France<p>For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France.<p>…

International Orangutan Day: support our red-haired cousins before it's too late

As orangutans are added to a list of the world’s 25 most endangered primates, we are discovering that these great apes are more like humans than we supposed<p>Tuesday is International Orangutan Day. This year it follows hot on the heels of exciting genetic results from Sumatra made public at the …

Toxic bacteria safely shrink cancer - Futurity

A bacterium that is naturally toxic to cattle, sheep, and humans can be tweaked to fight difficult-to-treat cancer tumors.

Cancer

Google Invests In $300 Million Underwater Internet Cable System To Japan

Google has announced that it has joined five other companies to build a trans-Pacific cable system that connects the west coast of the U.S. to the cities of Chikura and Shima in Japan. Known as FASTER, the cable system is estimated to cost $300 million. FASTER addresses the traffic demands for …

Hormel Says it Has 'World's First Bacon-Fueled Motorcycle'

One bike gives "hogging the road" a new meaning. In a porcine first, Hormel Foods (maker of Spam) had a motorcycle tweaked so it runs on refined bacon grease. The company is touting the souped-up bike as "the world's first bacon-fueled motorcycle." The bike is currently traveling the country on a …

San Diego

Senator: The White House Should Launch a Criminal Probe of the CIA

The agency spied on a congressional investigation into the torture of prisoners, then claimed it hadn't.<p>Senator Mark Udall, a member of the committee that conducts oversight of the Central Intelligence Agency, declared Thursday that the agency should be investigated by an independent counsel for …