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A Unicorn Named Telemedicine

Over the past two years, telemedicine has emerged as a topic of interest among Members of Congress, CMS, state governments, and a host of trade and …

Private hospitals, patients urged to do their part in keeping healthcare costs down

SINGAPORE - Both private hospitals and patients have been urged to play a part in helping to keep health care affordable.<p>On Saturday, Health Minister …

Glasses That Make Beer Taste Better

“What’s your recommended glassware for an IPA?”<p>Brewers spend years perfecting a chocolaty stout or balanced IPA, but when it comes to showcasing their craft, a pint glass serves about as well as a bucket. To rectify this crime against taste, the glass makers at Spiegelau created a line of …

Carbon Dioxide

University of California launches effort to reduce world hunger

The University of California system is launching an effort to expand research and outreach to help reduce world hunger, improve nutrition and aid farmers coping with climate change, officials announced Tuesday.<p>UC President Janet Napolitano said the system's 10 campuses, its large agricultural …

Dinosaur-Era Fossil Shows Birds' Feathers Evolved Before Flight

An ancient bird ancestor from the dinosaur era sported feathers, but couldn't fly.<p>A beautifully preserved fossil <i>Archaeopteryx</i>, a famed flightless bird from the age of the dinosaurs, adds to the evidence that feathers evolved well ahead of the ability to fly.<p>Long seen as one of the first birds,</i> …

Dirty Dog: Do Pets Track Bacteria In Your Home?

A little over a year ago I was hunched over my dog in the living room of my apartment, methodically running a set of sterile swabs over various parts of his body. First came the sole of his right front paw, then his bellybutton. Neither seemed to bother him. But when I pried open his mouth and …

Methane-producing microbes blamed for biggest ever mass extinction

Climate-changing microbes may have caused the biggest mass extinction in history 252m years ago, scientists believe.<p>Volcanic eruptions had previously been blamed for the sudden loss of 90% of all species on Earth at the end of the Permian era. But new research suggests volcanoes only played a bit …

The Timekeeper: Behind the Scenes of Humanity’s Most Accurate Atomic Clocks, Which Dictate Our Daily Lives

Since the beginning of human existence, we have sought to understand time, to map it, to hack it, to standardize it, and to perfect our bodily experience of it. We have turned it into our civilization’s greatest meme and have probed it with our most unrelenting scientific rigor. Today, time not …

Scientists understand how E. coli clone has become globally distributed

Scientists have for the first time come closer to understanding how a clone of <i>E. coli</i>, described as the most important of its kind to cause human …

12 Amazing Glimpses Into The Private Lives Of New Yorkers

Brandon Stanton has been running his website Humans of New York since November 2010, resulting in a diverse community of millions who are intrigued …

Research Shows New Flu Viruses Often Arise In Domestic Animals

As flu-watchers like to say, you can always count on influenza virus to surprise.<p>The latest revelation is that scientists have apparently been wrong about where new flu viruses come from. The dogma is that they always incubate in wild migratory birds, then get into domestic poultry, and then jump …

Kerry Warns Indonesia: Climate Change Threatens 'Entire Way Of Life'

Secretary of State John Kerry is continuing a push to move climate change to the top of the global agenda, telling an audience in the archipelago nation of Indonesia that rising global temperatures and sea levels could threaten their "entire way of life."<p>"When I think about the array of global …

25 Times Everyone Was BAFFLED, According To The Daily Mail

Thank you for bringing these incidents to our attention, BY DAILY MAIL REPORTER.<p>1) "The chemistry flops: Pupils baffled by O-level exams from the Sixties"<p>2) "The Chinese mummy that aged 300 years in a day: Experts baffled by 'perfectly preserved' body that turned BLACK just hours after its coffin …

7 Travel Rules You Should Definitely Ignore

You don't have to listen to <i>everything</i> your mother tells you.<p>As millennials, we've decided that some travel rules are more than okay to ditch.<p><b>"Know before you go."</b><p>Detailing an itinerary before your trip is <i>so</i> last decade. The "must-sees" on travel sites or in guidebooks often turn out to be …

Latest NSA Leak Nears Science Fiction Levels

The latest in­tel­li­gence leak from Ed­ward Snowden may be the most sci­ence-fic­tion-like rev­el­a­tion yet: The Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity Agency is …

Quantum Computing

8 Ways Jellyfish Are Awesome And Terrifying

Awesomely terrifying, or terrifyingly awesome?<p>The jellyfish is a fascinating creature. Floating lazily along in the ocean current resembling plastic bags, the gelatinous zooplankton seem to do little more than add a colorful glow to our aquariums and occasionally give swimmers a reason to urinate …

Nobel Prize

Second DNA Code Discovered Hiding Within DNA: Scientists

A second DNA code has been discovered by a group of scientists, hiding within DNA, or the genetic code.<p>Information within the newly discovered second …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

TIME's Best Photojournalism of 2013

Jan. 21, 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama places his hand on two bibles as held by first lady Michelle Obama as his rec<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Brooks …

November Was Cold, But the Climate Keeps Warming

Global warming is a misnomer. “Warming” makes it sound as if the climate will get hotter at a steady, predictable pace—like a pot of soup heating on …

Insisting Jesus Was White Is Bad History and Bad Theology

In trying to police his depiction, Megyn Kelly is wrong on both the facts and the essential universality of the Christian message.<p>Fox News television host Megyn Kelly told viewers on her December 11 broadcast that Jesus and Santa are both white men.<p>"Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable …

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East Coast Governors Sick of Polluting Neighbors

What you burn in your state doesn’t always stay in your state. That’s the crux of a petition that the governors of eight Northeastern states will be …

'Spooky action' builds wormhole between 'entangled' particles - Futurity

Physicists say that quantum entanglement—which Albert Einstein referred to as "spooky action at a distance"—might be intrinsically linked with …

Expert Testifies to Congress that When Presidents ‘Ignore the Laws,’ So Will the Public

During a congressional committee hearing about the constitutional limits imposed on the presidency and the implications of President <b>Barack Obama</b>’s …

Affordable Care Act

2013's Most Popular Songs In Epic One Video

Now even if you're not an avid fan of the music of Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber you have to appreciate the incredible editing skills on …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

6 helpful reminders for when you’re feeling completely overwhelmed

One maddening tendency of any small electronic device is that whenever the battery is low, it wastes most of its remaining power beeping and flashing …