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‘Eternal summer’ of artificial light and central heating could be harmful to health

Genes which should change throughout the year are being silenced by modern living, scientists warn<p>The ‘eternal summer’ provided by central heating and artificial lighting could be damaging our immune systems and leaving people open to illness and early death, scientists have warned.<p>Humans, like all …

Biology

Give your mind a break with fluid dynamics videos

Pretty colors<p>We all have our strategies for a quick relaxation session: photos of serene wilderness, beautiful space images, cat videos. But for those of you who miss screensavers or music visualizations, I have a suggestion: fluid dynamics videos.<p>Take, for example, this timelapse video of clouds …

The US is operating in a dark new reality in Iraq

US military advisers in Iraq's Anbar Province, which has largely been overrun by the Islamic State (aka ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh), are sharing a military base with an Iranian-backed Shiite militia, The New York Times reports.<p>The militia, known as Kataib Hezbollah, was previously responsible for the …

Middle East

Putin Said to Explore Sidelining Assad Even as He Arms Him

Russia is sending signals to the U.S. and Saudi Arabia that it may allow Syria’s embattled leader Bashar al-Assad to be eased out of power as it …

Middle East

Bright Spots On Dwarf Planet Ceres 'Gleam With Mystery,' NASA Says

New images of the dwarf planet Ceres give fresh detail to its most intriguing features: a cluster of bright spots that NASA says "gleam with mystery" and are intensely different from anything else on Ceres' surface.<p>Taken from fewer than 1,000 miles away, the images may finally help NASA figure out …

Astronomy

Dozens of intelligence analysts reportedly claim assessments of ISIS were altered

Dozens of intelligence analysts working at the U.S. military's Central Command (CENTCOM) have complained that their reports on ISIS and the Nusra Front in Syria were inappropriately altered by senior officials, according to a published report.<p>The Daily Beast reported late Wednesday that more than …

National Security

Oliver Sacks Used LSD Legally. Is the Drug War Preventing Great Discoveries?

What if Oliver Sacks had been born 20 years later? Would he have been able to explore new avenues of neurochemical and psychiatric research to the extent that he did?<p>Probably not -- at least not legally, since a 20-year delay would have implied breaking the law when he split fifty micrograms of LSD …

Is the pronoun ‘I’ becoming obsolete?

Thinking of plants and animals – including humans – as independent individuals might be an oversimplification, according to modern thinking in …

Biology

Power change on Maine farms

LISBON FALLS — The 30 young turkeys foraging in their movable, fenced enclosure at Little Ridge Farm here are bulking up. More than two months old …

How a Real Leader Runs a Company Meeting

If your employees dread your meetings, you're doing something wrong. Here's how to make a meeting useful and productive for everyone.<p>Meetings are the most dreaded part of office life. Too often, they feel aimless and unproductive, and can quickly sap employee morale. But it doesn’t have to be that …

Crucial

The US egg lobby is afraid of plants

Plant-based Just Mayo product seen as 'a crisis and major threat' to egg industry, emails show<p>The US egg industry worked closely with a government official and a major public relations firm to target Hampton Creek, <i>The Guardian</i> reports, on the belief that the food company's plant-based mayonnaise …

Magnetism

Philips Launches Brighter, Expandable 'Hue Lightstrip Plus'

Philips today expanded its Hue lighting lineup with the launch of the Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus, which adds new white lighting options to the colorful mood lighting introduced with the original Philips Hue Lightstrip.<p>Like the first LightStrip, the new Lightstrip Plus is a two-meter LED-studded …

Home Automation

The American recycling business is a mess: Can Big Waste fix it?

In 1987, a tugboat named <i>Mobro 4000</i> set out from New York Harbor with more than 6 million pounds of decaying waste collected from across New York …

Are You Making These 4 Leadership Mistakes?

Managing Director at X1 Sports Nutrition<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While it is certainly "human to err," when you're leading a team, it is important to learn how to avoid some of the most common mistakes that could lose you the respect of your team and potentially …

Leadership
Leadership

Polarmond's cocoon-like All-In-One combines 3 camping essentials into one

Finding camping gear that’s lightweight, waterproof, and warm can be hard, especially since sleeping bags, sleeping pads, and tents are often sold …

Camping

14 Signs Of People Who Advance Rapidly In Their Careers

Have you ever wondered why some people advance rapidly in their careers and others don’t? Would you like to climb the ladder of success but don’t …

Motivation

This Is the No. 1 Predictor of Career Success, According to Science

It has been over three years since Steve Jobs died.<p>Since then, books have been written and movies have been made.<p>Each has celebrated his legacy and …

South Asia

'If I burn out, I burn out': meet Taylor Wilson, nuclear boy genius

He fused the atom at 14, has advised the US government on counter-terrorism and plans to beat cancer – and he’s still only 21. What scares Taylor Wilson? Asking a girl for her number ...<p>Taylor Wilson has a Geiger counter watch on his wrist, a sleek, sporty-looking thing that sounds an alert in …

Nuclear Energy

Pope Francis and the parable of the plankton

The papal encyclical on the environment goes far beyond climate change – from saints who talk to plants to the plight of plankton and sponges and the beauty of skyscrapers<p>Pope Francis is nothing if not ambitious.<p>In the opening passages of his long anticipated encyclical on the environment he makes …

Jeb Bush makes it official: 'I will run to win'

Bush says 'It's nobody's turn' to be president and declares the race wide open — as it should be.<p>MIAMI — Declaring that it’s nobody’s turn and everybody’s test, Jeb Bush joined the Republican race for president on Monday, as he sought to move beyond his family’s history even as he seeks to become …

Government

Two Years Early, Wisconsin Hits Goal To Get 10 Percent Of Its Electricity From Renewables

In 2006, Wisconsin passed a law calling for the state to get 10 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2015. On Thursday, the …