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Scientists capture video of dolphins risking death to eat octopus

There's a strategy for avoiding tentacles that keep fighting even when detached.<p>Bottlenose dolphins living off the coast of southwest Australia have …

How a Salt Water Mouth Rinse Benefits Oral Health

A salt water mouth rinse is useful for a number of different reasons. It's a great option for anyone who has a sore throat, gum sores or recently …

Dentistry

All joking aside, Stephen Colbert calls for post-election unity

It's amazing how election results can affect a live TV show.<p>Stephen Colbert's election special, which started at 11 p.m. ET Tuesday with presidential votes still rolling in, was planned as a festive event, but opened as a support-group session and veered into a wake of sorts -- complete with booze …

Stephen Colbert

IBM Watson: Not So Elementary

<b>By Clifton Leaf</b><p>Photograph by Winni Wintermeyer for Fortune<p>October 21, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT<p>Five years after its <i>Jeopardy!</i> victory, IBM’s cognitive …

This Architect Moved His Family's Historic Home Inside an Aircraft Hangar

And he even added a rope swing in the living room.<p>The only problem with historic homes full of character is that they're usually quite small. Such was the case for the 1800s farmhouse architect Adam Kalkin bought in New Jersey. But Kalkin wasn't going to give up on his dream to live in a unique …

The World Is Failing the Injured Children of Aleppo

Members of the United Nations Security Council should go to bed tonight with the picture of Omran Daqneesh, pulled from the rubble in Aleppo last …

These 5 Facts Explain the Politics of the Olympic Games

The Olympics are supposed to transcend politics, but some Games are more successful in that than others. These 5 facts explain why that is, and why …

The beginner's guide to quantum computing

By David Nield<p>If you find quantum computing difficult to get your head around, you're not alone - so do some of the brightest minds in the business. …

Quantum Computing

Newly discovered orchid leers at you with its demon face

You're strolling through a tropical forest in southern Colombia. You see an unfamiliar orchid. You lean down and look closely at the flower and notice something staring right back at you.<p>The newly discovered orchid species telipogon diabolicus gets its eerie name from what looks like a tiny, …

Hillary Clinton 'gave Bill a black eye' in White House, book claims

A former Secret Service agent who guarded the door of the Oval Office during the presidency of Bill Clinton is to publish a book in which he will claim Hillary Clinton "lacks the integrity and temperament" to serve as president.<p>Gary Byrne described Mrs Clinton as "volcanic, impulsive, and enabled …

No, we probably don’t live in a simulation

Elon Musk, everybody’s favorite entrepreneur and all-around genius, stated some time ago that he believes we all live in a computer simulation. The …

This Tiny Cardboard House Takes 1 Day to Build And Can Last 100 Years

The future of housing?<p>Architects have developed a customisable cardboard house that's three times more eco-friendly than traditional housing, and …

Housing

Science says that brushing your teeth after drinking wine could be dangerous

Between a morning cup of joe (or two or three) and wine at happy hour, our poor teeth are constantly taking a beating that many of us try to rectify …

That Plastic Container You Microwave In Could Be Super-Toxic

If your idea of meal preparation is microwaving leftovers in the plastic takeout container they came in, here’s some bad news: Several chemicals in …

The 3 Foods to Avoid for a Healthier Gut (and Why It Matters)

Gut bacteria—the trillions of microorganisms living in your digestive tract—may not be the sexiest subject, but it’s a hot topic in the health world …

Wellness

Doing 1 Simple Thing When You're Pregnant May Save Your Kids From Hating Exercise

This hack could put an end to lazy genes, once and for all.<p>It makes sense that kids who grow up around active parents are likely to follow suit, but there may be an even better way to help them grow up loving exercise: New research recently published in <i>The FASEB Journal</i> suggests that working out …

Tesla, buoyed by strong Model 3 orders, may need more cash

(Reuters) - An initial flurry of orders has put Tesla Motors’ new Model 3 sedan off to a fast start, but the company may need to raise more cash if it hopes to deliver the new electric vehicle to customers on time, analysts said on Friday.<p>Tesla’s stock price bounced around $237 in afternoon trading …

Tesla

The Italian town where residents live to 100 – and scientists want to know why

People living in a remote Italian town are to be studied in order to try and discover why they live so long.<p>Situated on the western coast of southern …

Long term vegetarian diet changes human DNA raising risk of cancer and heart disease

Long term vegetarianism can lead to genetic mutations which raise the risk of heart disease and cancer, scientists have found.<p>Populations who have had a primarily vegetarian diet for generations were found to be far more likely to carry DNA which makes them susceptible to inflammation.<p>Scientists in …

Testosterone Gel Gives Some Men Back Their Pep, Study Finds

Testosterone gel can help some men get back a little of their loving feelings, and helps them feel better in general, according to a new study published Wednesday.<p>The effects are modest, and men didn’t objectively get any more vitality, although they felt like they did, the government-funded study …

What Will It Mean If LIGO Detects Gravitational Waves?

For over a decade, to very little fanfare, a new type of astronomy has been going on: gravitational wave astronomy. Rather than using a telescope to look out at the Universe, a gravitational wave detector uses lasers, fired and reflected perpendicular to one another, and then reconstructed to …

All the Internet cares about is spotting the panda in this puzzle image

The Internet hasn't been this frustrated since the dress.<p>Hungarian artist Gergely Dudás -- using the moniker Dudolf -- posted an image of snowmen to his Facebook page on December 16, challenging his friends to find the panda hiding in the sea of snowmen.<p>A few of them managed to spot the panda …

Dictionary.com chooses word of the year

From the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage to Caitlyn Jenner's coming out to Rachel Dolezal's confusing comments about race, Internet users …

New Cancer Drug Ibrutinib Outperforms Chemo For Some Patients

We could see a whole new treatment in the future.<p>Chemotherapy is considered the standard treatment for most cancers, including leukemia. But in a surprising new clinical trial, a non-chemo drug called ibrutinib decreased the risk of death more dramatically than the standard chemo protocol in …

When A Stranger Leaves You $125 Million

One morning last year, when Bryan Bashin sat down to check his email, a peculiarly short note caught his attention.<p>"A businessman has passed away. I think you might want to talk to us," it read.<p>Bashin directs a nonprofit in San Francisco called the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, so …

San Francisco

103-year-old Georgia woman banned from her church

For nearly a century, 103-year-old Genora Hamm Biggs has attended the Union Grove Baptist Church in Georgia -- even working as the church's secretary for some 40 years.<p>But Biggs -- a parishioner since she was 11 years old -- was banned last month from attending after she disagreed with the church's …

How to Buy a Slave Girl From ISIS

Thousands of Yazidi women have been enslaved by ISIS. Does paying their captors for their freedom fund the terrorist organization?<p>ERBIL, Iraq — In a …

Has Stephen Hawking solved the mystery of black holes?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Black holes have a way of capturing our imagination. That's why when Stephen Hawking recently talked about them the media went wild.<p>But what was he really saying? Was it a breakthrough moment?<p>At the Hawking Radiation Conference organized by Laura Mersini-Houghton, a professor of physics at …

Universe