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Scientists just confirmed there's a second layer of information hidden in our DNA

That's something biologists have known for years, and they've even been able to figure out some of the proteins responsible for folding up DNA. But now a group of physicists have been able to demonstrate for the first time through simulations how this hidden information controls our evolution.<p>Let's …

Genetics

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

In breakthrough, scientists detect gravitational waves Einstein predicted

It was just a tiny, almost imperceptible "chirp," but it simultaneously opened humanity's ears to the music of the cosmos and proved Einstein right again.<p>In what is being hailed as one of the biggest eureka moments in the history of physics, scientists announced Thursday that they have finally …

Genetically modified monkeys created to help scientists study autism

Monkeys that develop autism-like symptoms could be used to identify brain circuits involved in common autistic behaviours and test new treatments<p>Genetically modified (GM) monkeys that develop symptoms of autism have been created to help scientists discover treatments for the condition.<p>The macaques …

Airstrikes kill 32 Isis fighters in Raqqa, activists say

Forty more are wounded in bombings, says Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, as it is unclear who carried them out<p>At least 32 Islamic State fighters have been killed and another 40 wounded in a series of airstrikes on bases around its de-facto capital Raqqa, activists have said.<p>Rami Abdurrahman, …

Associated Press News

5 Costly Mistakes You're Making at the Grocery Store

<i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Grocery shopping can be daunting. There are so many choices. So many temptations. So many different flavors of Ben & Jerry's. And so many ways that you can waste an entire paycheck making amateur mistakes.<p>To help you navigate the aisles, we enlisted the advice of …

A $15-hour minimum wage could harm America’s poorest workers

When labor unions and activists began calling for an increase in America’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, many thought it was a typical bargaining …

Russia vetoes U.N. tribunal to investigate MH17 crash in Ukraine

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russia has blocked a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have created an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for bringing down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine.<p>Russia was alone in the 15-member council in voting Wednesday in New York against the …

Walter Palmer faces threat of US prosecution over Cecil the lion shooting

Both US Fish and Wildlife Service and US Attorney’s office examining complaint by Minnesota congresswoman Betty McCollum<p>Walter Palmer, the dentist who killed Cecil the Lion, is facing the threat of prosecution in the US, the Telegraph has learned.<p>Officials in the US Fish and Wildlife Service and …

Israel passes law sanctioning force-feeding prisoners

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament passed a contentious law on Thursday that would permit the force-feeding of inmates on hunger strike, eliciting harsh criticism over the practice.<p>The law allows a judge to sanction the force-feeding or administration of medical treatment if there is a threat to …

Taylor Swift "Bad Blood" Behind the Scenes (VIDEOS)

Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" video is basically a four-minute gift: It packages up more awesome celebrity cameos, to-die-for costumes, and killer girl-power moves than any other music video—and maybe even feature film—in recent history. And now, Taylor Swift is adding a pretty little bow on that …

Calais migrant crisis: 'Many have died here … but it will not stop us'

As a line of police move up to clear a section of the security fence surrounding the Eurotunnel terminal in Calais in the early hours of Thursday morning, Abdul watches from the grass verge.<p>Calais crisis: Cameron pledges to deport more people to end 'swarm' of migrants<p>Read more<p>The 17-year-old from …

Humans are endangering the most abundant animal on the planet

Barely longer than your thumb, weighing under an ounce and nearly translucent, delicate crustaceans known as krill are vital to ocean ecosystems around the world. In the waters that encircle Antarctica, krill are an essential food source for penguins, baleen and blue whales (which can eat as much …

Everything coming and going on Netflix for August 2015

Netflix is losing some high-quality content in August, so watch while you still can. The spectacularly beautiful and fun "The Fifth Element" goes offline August 1. The underrated "Unbreakable," also starring Bruce Willis, disappears from Netflix the same day. Michael J. Fox fans, the entire run of …

Astronomers find most distant galaxy ever seen

A team of astronomers has spotted the most distant galaxy from Earth to date, more than 13 billion light years away.<p>Researchers from Yale University …

iOS 9: all you need to know about Apple's new operating system for iPhone and iPad

As Apple prepares to launch iOS 9 at its Worldwide Developers Conference 2015 in June, we round up the key features you need to know about including rumours, release date and specs<p>Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) is just around the corner, and with it the potential unveiling of the …

Harvard researchers have mapped the five child-rearing techniques you need to raise kind kids

Ask parents how important it is to instill kindness in their kids, and most will rank it high: even as their very top priority, according to Harvard researchers.<p>But children surveyed by the university’s Making Caring Common (pdf) project said, overwhelmingly, that they were getting a different …

Parenting

Six New Starbucks Frappuccino Flavors; Cap'n Crunch Delights Hit Taco Bell Stores July 2

Some good news for fans of blended drinks: Starbucks is offering six new Frappuccino flavors starting June 8. For a limited time, customers will be able to purchase Frappuccinos in flavors like Caramel Cocoa Cluster, Cinnamon Roll, Cotton Candy, Cupcake, Lemon Bar, and Red Velvet Cake. Starbucks …

9 Summer Pasta Salad Recipes from Classic to Crazy

If pasta salad didn’t already exist, the first person invited to a potluck picnic would pretty much have to invent it. A cold salad of penne or …

Pasta Salad