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What fruits and vegetables looked like before we domesticated them

Fruits and veggies used to look a lot different. Domestication has led to a lot of changes.<p>Wild carrots were likely cultivated around the 10th century. They were purple or white, very thin, with a very distinct, powerful flavor. Modern carrots are orange, thicker, brighter, and crunchy.<p>Wild …

Papua New Guinea

Best Buy Bets on Adults Remotely Monitoring Their Aging Parents

Jane Helgesen had a rough night recently, as nausea kept the 71-year-old retired nurse scurrying to the bathroom. A sensor under the bed recorded her …

Health Care

6 scientific tricks for falling asleep

6 scientific tricks to fall asleep.<p>If you can't sleep, get out of bed. Experts say if you stress out in bed you'll associate negative feelings toward where you sleep. So go read a book on the couch.<p>Turn off your phone! The blue light can trick your mind into thinking it's daytime. Give yourself 30 …

Sleep

This Ancient Primate May Be Responsible For Genital Herpes in Humans

Thanks, Nutcracker Man.<p>Our ancestors have been catching herpes since before we were human. The infection is quite common today; the World Health …

Public Health

Raids in New Jersey town target ultra-Orthodox Jews accused of welfare fraud. 'What is going on here?'

It was a spectacle nobody in this sleepy New Jersey town would forget.<p>Early one Monday morning, police and<p>FBIagents in bulletproof vests bounded up the steps of suburban townhouses and split levels, threatening to break down the doors, hauling out in handcuffs husbands and wives in the distinctive …