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Keep cool: Researchers develop magnetic cooling cycle

As a result of climate change, population growth, and rising expectations regarding quality of life, energy requirements for cooling processes are …

Magnetism

Discreetly Tracking Down Sex Partners To Stop A Surge In STDs

The U.S. is in the middle of a steep and sustained increase in sexually transmitted diseases.<p>So how are public health officials responding?<p>In northwest Oregon's Clackamas County, health officials have decided to ask anyone who comes in with anSTD who their sexual partners are — and then track those …

Health

A psychologist explains how to overcome social anxiety

Get out of your own head.<p>No one likes to be told to “be yourself,” but it’s actually good advice. If you’re someone who often avoids speaking in public or is generally terrified of socially awkward situations, it’s especially good advice.<p>Fifteen millionAmericans suffer from a diagnosable form of …

Experimental Lung Treatment Could Make Breathing Easier

An engineer in California has an invention that she hopes will someday help people with damaged lungs breathe easier.<p>Stanford University's Annelise Baron has developed a synthetic version of something called lung surfactant. Lung surfactant coats the tiny air sacs in the lung. Without it, every …

Stanford University

What Actually Shuts Down During a U.S. Government Shutdown

A U.S. government shutdown, once just a specter, is now an imminent possibility. Without agreement on the 12 appropriations bills that guide annual …

Obama signs Every Student Succeeds Act, marking the end of an era

With the stroke of a pen, the No Child Left Behind Act became history on Thursday.<p>President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act, a bipartisan replacement to the universally unpopular, nearly 15-year-old education law. At the White House ceremony, he was joined by legislators, outgoing U.S. …

Nigerians can no longer import one of their prized possessions: low-cost power generators

Nigeria’s epileptic power problem, which often leaves millions without electricity every day, is regularly cited as one of the major challenges hampering economic development of Africa’s largest economy.<p>Low-cost mini generators, popularly called <i>‘I better pass my neighbour’</i>, are must-haves for new …

John McCain wants to outlaw encryption that the US government can't crack

On Tuesday, he told reporters that "in the Senate Armed Services [Committee], we're going to have hearings on it and we're going to have legislation," according to The Hill, labeling the current state of affairs "unacceptable."<p>Encryption refers to scrambling data in such a way that it is unreadable …

Encryption

Tech companies are lining up to slam a proposed US cybersecurity bill

As The Washington Post reports, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) has bipartisan backing and is due to be voted on next week — but is prompting significant opposition from the tech industry. Apple and Dropbox are the latest to challenge the proposed legislation, and join a chorus of …

A new Chinese anti-ship ballistic missile is bad news for US aircraft carriers

But that balance might be starting to shift in East Asia, an area of increasing strategic concern to the US. In a time when China wants full control of the disputed South China Sea, Beijing has developed a potential carrier-killer: an anti-ship missile called the Dong Feng-21 (CSS-5) that could …

NSA chief: This is what keeps me up at night

Speaking on stage at the Wall Street Journal's WSJDLive conference, Rogers dismissed that analogy because he doesn't think that a massive cyber attacks could ever be as surprising today as the attack on Pearl Harbor was in 1941.<p>It's not a matter of "if," it's a matter of "when."<p>Rogers outlined …

Mars Attack! Musk clarifies plans to ‘nuke’ Red Planet

Billionaire Elon Musk has spelled out how he plans to create temporary suns over Mars in order to heat the Red Planet. Dismissing earlier comments …

30 Open Source HTML/CSS Projects from CodePen

I have always been a supporter of CodePen ever since I found the website. It is an online HTML/CSS/JS code editor where you can build ideas and test …

Web Design

Forget Brain Workouts—Chanting Mantras Takes Half the Time and Is More Effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to …

How to beat anxiety without medication

A few years ago, my father was diagnosed with a fairly common form of prostate cancer. As a result, he needed surgery to get it out of his body before it spread anywhere.<p>When he got out of surgery, we were informed by the doctors that they could not remove the breathing tube at the moment. He’s a …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …