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Fat and healthy is a myth, new study says

So your<p>body mass indexsays you're obese, but you don't have "pre-diabetes" - a mix of factors such ashypertension, high cholesterol and high glucose levels that indicates you're on the road to metabolic illness. And you're thinking you've beaten the odds, right?<p>Wait 10 years, a new study says. Odds …

Diabetes

Economists Explain The 5 Steps We Need To Take To Get Everyone Working Again

• <b>Less austerity</b>. Bernstein argues that the deficit reduction the United States has taken over the past few years has held back the economy and better fiscal policy would help the economy immensely. On monetary policy, he believes it is way too early for the Fed to taper, but notes that "the Fed has …

Economics

How It Works: The Fastest DNA Sequencer

DNA sequencing has revolutionized medicine and biomedical research. For example, DNA analysis can tell doctors which drug might work best against a particular cancer. But current technology usually sequences only short stretches of DNA and can take hours or days.<p>To sequence anything longer than a …

Daniel Snyder's Best Possible Answer to Critics of the Redskins' Name

The owner could use this opportunity to talk about real reform when it comes to Native American issues.

'The suburbanization of skid row': A new exploration of how today's other half lives

<b>By Barbara Raab, Senior Producer, NBC News</b><p>Five years after the depth of the Great Recession, at a time when the wealth gap in America is at extremes – a new analysis finds it at its widest point since the Roaring 20s – journalist Sasha Abramsky has a new portrait of one end of that great …

Mango-Carrot Cake

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New programming language could code DNA to deliver drugs and detect diseases

The University of Washington envisions a future where our bodies will be tuned to heal us just as easily as software is built to entertain us — and it's come up with a method that could eventually turn this idea into a reality. University researchers have developed a programming language that …

5 ridiculous claims about climate change

The misinformation campaign looks hard for a scandal<p>Tomorrow, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release its fifth assessment report, the first since 2007. An early version of the report leaked more than a month ago, and the official version isn't expected to tell us …

Drinking Arsenic-Laced Water Is Like Smoking For Decades, Study Finds

Groundwater in many countries, including the U.S., has naturally high levels of arsenic.<p>Drinking water contaminated with unsafe levels of arsenic harms the lungs as much as decades of smoking, a new study has found.<p>Arsenic is a notoriously poisonous element that occurs naturally in the Earth's …

What Blood Shows Scientists About Suicide Risk

A new study of bipolar patients brings researchers closer to creating a blood test for suicidal thoughts.<p>Suicide was responsible for more deaths than motor vehicle crashes were in 2009, but it's not always easy for doctors to tell when someone is at risk. A new study from the Indiana University …

Before money ran the capital

The growing number of extravagantly paid ex-Congress members and staffers have transformed D.C. since Nixon<p>In the wake of all the talk surrounding Mark Leibovich’s controversial book about Washington, This Town, I was asked how that city has changed since I first lived there nearly 45 years ago. …

Squeeze The Bacteria Out Of Water With A New Gel

In an emergency, clean drinking water can be tough to find. Floods, earthquakes and hurricanes can make our usual sources of water potentially unsafe.<p>After the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean left many without access to clean water, researchers from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore …

Señor GIF - fire - page 2 - fire

This is called a "fire burnout." This was commonly used in the 1960's and 70's as a way to heat up tires before a drag race.

Let it Rain

8 signs the rich have way too much money

They control our world but barely even live in it<p>The statistics about wealth inequality in this country are both astonishing and alarming. But statistics can’t tell the entire story if they’re presented in isolation. Our country is increasingly being turned into a plaything for the ultra-rich.<p>Here …

Leonardo's Goodbye To Fallen Brothers

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

Advertisement<p>32 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / StudioSmart<p>A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of …

Hating Luke Russert: The juiciest tidbits from the story D.C. can’t stop talking about

A New Republic profile examines the “Washington bloodsport” of hating Luke Russert<p>A profile in the the New Republic by Noreen Malone looks at NBC News correspondent Luke Russert, and D.C.'s love/hate relationship with him. As Malone writes, "Luke-hating is a bit of a Washington bloodsport," and …

The 10 Most Secluded Hotels Around The World

And while there are dozens of great off-the-beaten-path properties out there, these 10 offer their own special kind of seclusion in great destinations from the Americas to Africa.

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

Charles Day outlines four perhaps unexpected but effective weapons that the best creative leaders use in their battle for creativity and profitability.<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are compounded by the fact that, in …

Self Freezing Coke Video By Grant Thompson Has Completely Blown Our Minds

"Grab a bottle of room temperature soda, and start shaking it violently." That's the first bit of instruction on Grant Thompson's incredible self freezing Coke (or any other soda) video.<p>Look guys, we were never big science buffs in school, but that's probably because no one ever presented the …

3D printable Drone It Yourself kit turns mundane objects into flying machines (video)

These days, drones are all the rage. Now, you can make your own with this handy Drone It Yourself kit from designer Jasper van Loenen. Droneifying (it's a word now) your belongings is a relatively straightforward procedure; all you need is a 3D printer and the ability to follow simple instructions. …

Europe's Most Spectacular National Parks

For most people, the word Europe evokes thoughts of world-famous museums, delectable cuisine, and historic cities studded with iconic monuments and vibrant cafés. However, Europe is also home to some truly stunning stretches of wilderness, from remote white-sand coves to some of the world's most …

Water Landscapes Around the World Showcase Nature's Beauty

<b>This post is brought to you by Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring Water.</b><p>When you first hear the word landscape, what comes to mind? Do you think of mountains, hills or the general countryside? In fact, landscape is more broadly defined as “all the visible features of an area of land” which …

Nature

What the Night Sky Would Look Like If the Other Planets Were as Close as the Moon

It's not always easy to imagine just how big the other planets are. Here, a space artist's thought experiment turns into a lesson in Earth's relative size.<p>Space artist Ron Miller has created a series of images that illustrate the sizes of the other planets in our solar system in a way that makes …

There's a super moon at the end of the road

Summer Treat: Vanilla Milk with Chocolate Ice Cubes

Longing for a glass of something icy cold this summer? Or maybe a scoop of ice cream? Have both in one glass with this unusual treat — …

Ice Cream

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …