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'Generation Wait': Share of young adults who move hits 50-year low

U.S. mobility for young adults has fallen to the lowest level in more than 50 years as cash-strapped 20-somethings shun home-buying and refrain from major moves in a weak job market.<p>The new 2013 figures from the Census Bureau, which reversed earlier signs of recovery, underscore the impact of the …

Lawmakers take aim at sexual assault in military

A Senate measure proposes removing those cases from the chain of command.<p>WASHINGTON — A measure to protect troops who say they've been sexually assaulted from prying questions gained momentum Wednesday when bipartisan co-sponsors in the House introduced a bill to overhaul preliminary hearings in …

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US Marines killed in California base accident

<b>Four US Marines have been killed in what officials described as a tragic accident at a base in southern California.</b><p>They had been clearing unexploded ordnance at Camp Pendleton, near San Diego, a Marine official said.<p>The incident happened on Wednesday morning during a range maintenance operation. An …

Southern California

Mysterious moons and alien life: the 42 best space movies ever made

How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory

Are you a mover, a perceiver, a stimulator, or an adapter? Modes of thinking can be understood in terms of how the top and bottom—rather than right and left—parts of the brain interact.<p>It is possible to examine any object—including a brain—at different levels. Take the example of a building. If we …

RNA's Secret Life Outside the Cell

For decades, researchers have been finding DNA and its sister, RNA, circulating in the body, outside the safe interior of cells where these molecules …

Albert Einstein Reads ‘The Common Language of Science’ (1941)

Here's an extraordinary recording of Albert Einstein from the fall of 1941, reading a full-length essay in English:<p>The essay is called "The Common …

How Mars evolved over 5bn years - Nasa video animation

Spacecraft takes off from Cape Canaveral after decade of preparation briefly interrupted by the US govenment shutdown<p>Published: 18 Nov 2013<p>Maven, which will take 10 months to reach Mars, will study planet's upper atmosphere for reasons why it thinned and cooled<p>Published: 18 Nov 2013<p>Prototype rovers …

How Evolution Determines The Flavor Of Beer and Whiskey

Master brewers fine-tune strains of yeast to craft the perfect beverage.<p>Back in August of 2011, unconventional chef David Chang stood up in front of a gathering of chefs and other food people in Copenhagen to give a talk about food and microbiology. He opened his presentation by apologizing to the …

Flavors

Oldest big cat fossil found in Tibet

The oldest fossil of a previously unknown ancient leopard species, found in Tibet, is shaking the pantherine evolutionary tree, suggesting that big cats arose in Asia, not Africa, according to a new study.<p>During a 2010 expedition to Tibet, paleontologists led by the Natural History Museum of Los …

Natural History Museum

Abracadabra: Why Insulin Sparks Awe and Wonder

"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious," wrote Albert Einstein. "Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead."<p>I can count only a few occasions during my first 58 years when I felt a sense of uncluttered, completely spontaneous awe …

Playing for Prevention: Alzheimer's and Keeping the Mind Sharp

I'm afraid. Two of my grandparents suffered from Alzheimer's. My great uncle was diagnosed at an early age. Every time my mom forgets where she put her keys, I get a little nervous. I have to accept that the disease is in my genes. I'm not alone.<p>By 2025, the number of people age 65 and older with …

Hezbollah will carry on backing Bashar al-Assad, says leader Nasrallah

Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, has vowed to keep his forces in Syria as long as necessary to support of the president, Bashar al-Assad.<p>In a rare public appearance in Beirut's southern suburbs, Nasrallah told supporters on Thursday that Hezbollah was defending Syria which …

Only Old White People Think Immigrants Threaten 'American Values'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Most Americans do not view immigrants as a threat either to America's economy or its culture, but …