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Why Venting About Your Anger Will Only Make You Angrier

Venting — whether it's to a coworker about your boss's obnoxious request, to a friend about your boyfriend's infuriating blunder, or to your brother …

We've Discovered the Countdown Timer Inside Every Living Cell

The idea of a clock counting down to your death is the stuff that "Twilight Zone" episodes are made of. And it's not exactly comforting. But when …

Chemists Find New Evidence That Life Might Have Started in Space

Life's primordial soup could have been ice-cold.<p>These days, humanity’s best bet for explaining how life began comes by way of evolution’s daddy, …

If You Want To Live Longer, Become A Parent

<i>Would you rather hear these stories in less than 10 minutes? Listen to our brand new daily podcast here.</i><p>Among the top reasons for having kids, …

Research

The World's Shortest IQ Test is Only Three Questions

<i>Would you rather hear these stories in less than 10 minutes? Listen to our brand new daily podcast here.</i><p>Taking an IQ test doesn't have to be akin to …

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Tardigrades Survive The Unsurvivable By Turning Themselves to Glass

There's one group of animals that can survive the vacuum of space, deep-sea pressure, blistering radiation, searing heat, and frigid cold. They're …

"Solar Paint" Can Change Your Home Into A Clean Energy Source

How do you power your home? Most of us have wires running from a power station somewhere. Some have solar panels. Maybe some of you have a windmill …

In an infinite universe (or a quantum world), does the world of Star Wars exist in a galaxy far, far away?

Star Wars is closer than you think, you just have to go to Florida for it.<p><i>The Star Wars Universe - coming to a Disneyland near you soon! © Disney</i> …

Is the Ice Wall from 'Game of Thrones' Physically Possible?

NEW ORLEANS—In the HBO TV series "Game of Thrones," a great wall of ice helps repel giants and the undead. But could such a structure be possible …

New silicon structure opens the gate to quantum computers

In a major step toward making a quantum computer using everyday materials, a team led by researchers at Princeton University has constructed a key …

Quantum Computing

How crashing neutron stars killed off some of our best ideas about what 'dark energy' is

There was much excitement when scientists witnessed the violent collision of two ultra-dense, massive stars more than 100m light years from the Earth …