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Outgoing CDC chief talks about agency’s successes — and his greatest fear

Tom Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has been a central player and one of the most public figures in fighting infectious diseases in the United States. Appointed to his position in 2009 by President Obama, the 56-year-old New York native has led the …

Public Health

We need to stop sanitizing everything and let bacteria back in our lives

Dr. Jack Gilbert wants to make our hospitals dirty.<p>His idea runs counter to hundreds of years of scientific practice. Since a surgeon named Joseph …

3tags.org

We’ve been wrong about the origins of life for 90 years

For nearly nine decades, science’s favourite explanation for the origin of life has been the “primordial soup”. This is the idea that life began from …

Flowering meadows benefit humankind

The more it swarms, crawls and flies the better it is for humans. This is the finding of a study published in <i>Nature</i>. More than 60 researchers from a …

3tags.org

Scientists have researched if drunk or stoned sex is better for you

The awesome study was conducted by researchers at New York University and looks at 24 adults who engaged in sex while either drunk on alcohol or high on marijuana, reports the <i>Washington Post</i>. <b>It found that, overall, drunk sex is riskier and worse for you than sex while high</b> because:<p>• the “beer …

Alcohol

The 10 Rules Of Proper Marathon Fueling

Wise marathon preparation is a holistic endeavor. Sleep, recovery, cross-training, and most of all, nutrition, all play essential roles. Ask any …

7 High-Protein Meals R.D.s Swear By

A high-protein meal is a meal we want to know. Protein is essential to any well-rounded diet, and it's known to promote satiety and muscle recovery …

Healthy Eating

These are the best apps for working out while you travel

Don't take a vacation from working out.<p>How many of us use travel -- whether it's vacation time or a business trip -- as an excuse to slack on workouts? Yeah, that's what I thought.<p>I know, I know. Traveling is hard: you're out of your comfort zone, you have access to a crappy hotel gym (at best) and …

Apps

Richer Homes Are Also Richer in Biodiversity

You might think that homes in wealthier neighborhoods—with newer and better-maintained houses—would be better at keeping out bugs and pests. But …

8 Science-Backed Ways To Appear More Attractive

What makes people attractive? And sometimes <i>really, really</i> attractive?<p>Hotness is devilishly hard to generalize. A person's mood, cultural upbringing, …

When Inspirational Quotes Don’t Cut It: 3 Scientific Motivational Principles to Reach Big Goals (Without the Clichés)

<i>We all love a clever quote. But when it comes to long-term, daunting, unsavory goals, we need more than a flash-in-the-pan heartstring tug to keep us</i> …

12 incredible women you've never heard of who changed science forever

But for every female scientist whose work has been recognized and celebrated, there are thousands who have been accidentally or purposefully forgotten.<p>For a few, that might change, thanks to a beautiful new book, "Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World," by artist Rachel …

Nobel Prize

The East Coast Greenway Bike Trail May Be America's Best-Kept Secret

You can take a mountain hike or road trip across America, but no adventure would be quite as epic as biking the entire East Coast on one path.<p>The East Coast Greenway is a little-known but totally awesome project that will make this possible by creating <b>one continuous bike trail that stretches from</b> …

New York City

Scientists have a fascinating theory to explain why smart people should spend less time with friends

Ready?<p>"I'm just too intelligent."<p>Be sure to come with plenty of supporting evidence, namely an IQ score and the results of a recent study on the "<b>savanna theory of happiness</b>." Your pals will be sure to understand.<p>The study, led by psychologists at Singapore Management University and the London …

Psychology

Things to check out in Santa Cruz this summer

As whales arrive in abnormally large numbers (265 humpbacks were reportedly spotted in Monterey Bay on Sunday, July 17) and the area's temperatures continue to range between 65 and 75 degrees, Santa Cruz remains one of the most underrated summer vacation or weekend getaway spots in the Bay …

Sonoma County

8 Personality Traits of Highly Intelligent People (Backed by Science)

The scientific reasoning behind some of the personality traits that smart people share.<p>Over on Quora, more than 100 people have answered the question "What are the common traits of highly intelligent people?"<p>Some users claim to know from personal experience; others are just taking an educated guess.<p>…

Psychology

The Bicycle Problem That Nearly Broke Mathematics

<i>Editor’s Note (7/29/16): An earlier version of this story contained several biographical inaccuracies and did not give Jim Papadopoulos a chance to</i> …

Mathematics

Woman in sex offering, death case released from prison

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman is free after serving a three-year prison sentence for luring a co-worker to her apartment in 2012 as a sex offering to her domineering boyfriend, then helping him dispose of the co-worker's body after authorities say he strangled and raped the …

Crime

Here's what Tour de France cyclists eat and drink within an hour after racing

All meals are important for the riders competing in Tour de France, one of the world's most grueling endurance events. But the one eaten immediately after racing five hours is the most critical to recovery and rehydration, and therefore performance. In a short window of about an hour, the cyclists …

Nutrition

6 things I stopped giving a sh*t about after traveling to a developing country

Jealousy.<p>Whether I was jealous about Tom’s new designer shoes or Jane’s new high-paying job, I used to let jealousy overwhelm me to the point where …

Developing Countries

This May Be the Deadliest Creature on Earth

Scientists aim to alter the genetics of mosquitoes to prevent them from being vehicles of deadly diseases.<p>Enlarged below<p>Labium<p>Fascicle<p>Capillary<p>The Feeding Tube<p>The mosquito’s proboscis consists of six tightly bound stylets called the fascicle, surrounded by a sheath known as the labium—which doesn’t …

The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists - Vox

Science is in big trouble. Or so we’re told.<p>In the past several years, many scientists have become afflicted with a serious case of doubt — doubt in the very institution of science.<p>Explore the biggest challenges facing science, and how we can fix them:<p>Academia has a huge money problem<br>• Too many …

Social Sciences

7 Truths I Learned While Traveling Around The World

Before my family and I embarked on a trip around the world, we set goals, made plans and had big dreams. But some of the things I learned and experienced along the way were unexpected, like souvenirs you can hold onto forever. Here are seven nuggets I picked up along our travels that will remind me …

Homeschooling

Really, Really Fast Food: What the Tour de France Cyclists Are Eating

Tour de France riders can burn up to 8,000 calories a day. So what do they eat on those bikes, anyway?<p>Ah, the Tour de France. Those three weeks in July when whisper-thin men in Spandex pedal through scenic mountain villages, and the rest of us get hungry just watching them. A Tour de France cyclist …

Is this the greatest destination in the world for cycling?

There's no two ways about it, Majorca is <i>the</i> holiday destination for British cyclists right now. But why do they flock in their tens of thousands to this, the largest of the Balearic islands, each year?<p>Pedro Delgado, the Spaniard who won the Tour de France and Vuelta a España in the late 1980s, says …

6 ways for cyclists to burn fat fast

For cyclists, mastering the use of body fat as a fuel is something of a busman’s holiday. That’s because one of the key routes to increasing the …

Watch Microorganisms Play 'Pac-Man' for Science

The maze-like maps of 'Pac-Man' capture microorganism habitats better than traditional Petri dishes.<p>I still remember marveling when I was a kid at the LCD watches in the 1980s that let you play <i>Pac-Man</i>—at the time, I couldn't imagine anything smaller was possible. But researchers at the University …

Pacman