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The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Self-improvement

Doctors want to cure obesity with freeze-dried fecal pills

As gross as it may sound, popping freeze-dried fecal pills might one day cure obesity and you might be instructed to take them to lose weight. In …

Vitamin D Supplements Are Not Effective, And Could Be Dangerous, Studies Find

Don't waste your money.<p><i>This article was written by Tim Spector from King's College London and was originally published by The Conversation.</i><p>Everyone …

Special Report: Gravity’s Century

In 1915, the universe was small and static. Space was smooth. Gravity pulled things to the ground. At least that’s the way it was in the minds of all …

Chemotherapy: from world war to the war on cancer

Few things evoke the horror of battle so powerfully as Wilfred Owen’s Dulce et Decorum Est.<p>Gas! Gas! … flound’ring like a man in fire or lime … guttering, choking, drowning … blood come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs.<p>Mustard gas was originally used in the first world war, and even though …

How to Take Free Courses from Top Universities

You can continue your education with some amazing and free online resources available from top universities. These institutions offer many of their …

Mantis Shrimps Can See Cancer, And Scientists Have Now Created a Camera That Does The Same

Image: Jung Hsuan/Shutterstock<p>Scientists from the University of Queensland in Australia have discovered that mantis shrimp have an incredibly useful …

Imaging

'Cloaking' device uses ordinary lenses to hide objects across range of angles

Inspired perhaps by Harry Potter's invisibility cloak, scientists have recently developed several ways—some simple and some involving new …

Editing The Genes Of Superbugs To Turn Off Antibiotic Resistance

Fighting bacteria’s ability to fight<p>Over the past decade, deadly bacteria such as MRSA, <i>C. difficile</i>, and even tuberculosis have developed numerous mechanisms to keep themselves alive at all cost – mostly against antibiotics. Some bacteria have the ability to pump invading antibiotics out of their …

Microbiology

Researchers Have Developed an Artificial Spleen That Cleans Up Blood Infections

Top images show the magnetic nanobeads binding to <i>Escherichia coli</i> (left) and <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i>(right) in the blood. Bottom images show the …

8-limbed boy progresses well after successful operation - CNN.com

A baby born with four legs and four arms is progressing well after surgeons in Uganda successfully completed an operation to remove his extra limbs.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Born with extra limbs<p>Steady recovery<p>Rare condition<p>First of its kind<p>1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- On May 27, Margaret Awino gave birth to Paul Mukisa with …

Why mosquitoes bite some people and not others

Science explains one of life’s great mysteries. Plus! A natural remedy to keep you insect-free all summer<p>Jill Richardson<p>July 1, 2014 11:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Why are some people so much more attractive to mosquitoes than others? And what can you do about the pesky …

'Why Am I So Tired?' 14 Reasons You're Tired All the Time

Lack of sleep isn't the only thing sapping your energy (though recent data shows over a third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night). …

Most Complete Ice Age Skeleton Helps Solve Mystery of First Americans

Ancient bones provide glimpse of the New World's earliest inhabitants.<p>The oldest complete skeleton of its kind ever found, dating to more than 12,000 years ago, is helping solve a mystery about the differences in body types between the first humans to arrive in the Americas and later Native …

Scientists at Johns Hopkins Come Closer to Eliminating Heart Disease

A world without heart disease seems impossible. But researchers at Johns Hopkins just got one step closer.<p>Scientists at Johns Hopkins University may …

Doctors will place patients between life and death in suspended animation trials

For the first time ever, surgeons at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh could save patients by putting them between life and death. They're ready to test a technique that would place patients in a state of "suspended animation," giving surgeons enough time to operate on injuries that would …

Soviet-era nuclear warheads provide 10 percent of US electricity

For the past 20 years, bomb-grade uranium from Russia's decommissioned nuclear weapons have provided 10 percent of all the electricity the US consumes. That fact, <i>NPR</i> reports, is the result of a deal made after the fall of the Soviet Union, which allowed for "20,000 bombs' worth of nuclear material" …

15 Things You're Doing Wrong Every Day

You probably feel like your daily routines are just fine, so it might surprise you to find out how much you're actually doing wrong.<p>Just because we've been doing something one way for as long as we can remember doesn't mean it's necessarily the best way. For just about every run-of-the-mill …

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The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …