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Smart Teenage Brains May Get Some Extra Learning Time

John Hewitt is a neuroscientist who studies the biology of intelligence. He's also a parent. Over the years, Hewitt has periodically drawn upon his scientific knowledge in making parenting decisions.<p>"I'm a father of four children myself and I never worried too much about the environments that I was …

New Mosquito Repellent Made, "Better Than Anything Else"

Formula uses human compounds to block mosquitoes' sense of smell.<p><b>Mosquitoes bugging you? There may be a new repellent on the horizon—and it's "so much better than anything else we've ever seen," its inventor says.</b><p>A few years ago, Ulrich Bernier was busy blending various chemicals together in the …

Mab : An Automated Cleaning System with Hundreds of Micro Robots

<b>Mab Automated Cleaning System</b> is perfect for busy people who never have the time to clean their house. It features hundreds of micro robots (908 …

Robotics

How Do Blind Mole Rats Avoid Cancer?

<b>Their eyes and ears seem to be missing, but that’s no</b><b>t the only thing that makes blind mole rats an odd bunch.</b><p>The furry rodents are also highly resistant to cancer, a new study says—raising the possibility of new cancer treatments for humans.<p>Researchers Aaron Avivi, Imad Shams, and Irena Manov of …

Europe's Most Beautifully Precarious Villages

Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting villages; small, rustic towns where time seems to slow down and travelers can explore narrow streets, ancient buildings, and farm-fresh country taverns to really soak up the local flavor. Europe is also home to some of the most unusual villages …

European Travel

Not breaking news: many scientific studies are ultimately proved wrong!

Most theories are eventually consigned to the rubbish heap, but this is scientific business as usual<p>When a theory is shown to be incorrect or a publication in error, it is all too easy to think that the scientist who came up with this theory is a liar or a dishonest fraudster intent on misleading …

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Japan's Nuclear Migraine: A Never-Ending Disaster at Fukushima

Japan is stumbling helplessly from one crisis to the next as it battles the ongoing disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. US nuclear …

Fears of global population boom overblown, some argue

The United States has long feared overpopulation, particularly as Baby Boomers began to come of age in the 1960s.<p>President Lyndon B. Johnson weighed in on the issue during his presidency in 1965, promising to find a solution.<p>“I will seek new ways to use our knowledge to help deal with the explosion …

New York Times

US and Russia reach agreement in Syria weapons talks

Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov have reached an agreement on a framework for securing Syria's chemical weapons on the third day of intense negotiations in Geneva.<p>Syria has one week to comply. And if Syrian leaders fail to comply, the United States and Russia …

Does Sports Diplomacy Work?

Done right, athletic diplomacy can be more effective than political outreach.<p><b>When former NBA player Dennis Rodman returned last week from his second visit to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong-un, he announced the next step in his unofficial diplomacy: He would try to take other NBA stars to</b> …

How to Scare Elephants—For Their Own Good

Recorded tiger growls could scare Asian elephants away from raiding crops, protecting them from human retaliation.<p>When an old African elephant matriarch hears a lion roar out on the savanna, she listens to discern whether it's a male or female. Why does she care? Because male lions are more likely …

Biologist Shares Experience of Tracking a Black Bear

On an overcast December afternoon, I drove a creaking swamp buggy into an oak hammock in southern Highlands County, Florida and stopped. The team of four of us disembarked, sorted and distributed gear among the group, and began walking in single file towards the edge of a large hardwood swamp to …

Act Now to Save U.S. Water Efficiency Standards

This afternoon I learned from the Alliance for Water Efficiency, a non-profit organization based in Chicago, that Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has introduced a bill that would repeal the enormously successful and crucially needed national water efficiency standards for plumbing fixtures.<p>A vote could …

US wants foreign fighters in Syria to face justice at home

ROME (AP) -- The United States is urging allied nations to help deal with the growing number of foreign fighters that are being held by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, saying the militants should be turned over to face justice in their home countries.<p>U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is …

FYI: What Happens If I Put Rocket Fuel In My Gas Tank?

If your car is a diesel, it will run. Liquid hydrogen, the fuel that powered the space shuttle's main engines, could work, says Manuel Martinez-Sanchez, an aeronautics and astronautics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. But keeping hydrogen liquid requires maintaining it at a …

'Into the Wild' author reveals that poisonous plant led to Chris McCandless' death

Chris McCandless, a young man who gave up his possessions and hiked into the Alaskan wilderness to live in solitude — only to be found dead four months later — was immortalized in the 1996 book <i>Into the Wild</i> by Jon Krakauer and later by a movie of the same name (image above) directed and written by …

Hoodies Carved From Marble And Other Amazing Images From This Week

'Football has been my life': Fergie's love letter to the Premier League shows his passion for English game will never wane

By<p>Football hasn't felt the same since Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement and stepped down as manager of Manchester United at the end of last …

Soccer

How we can bring extinct animals back to life

Mankind has been responsible for the extinction of many animal species. But natural history futurist Stewart Brand says we may now have the technology that could help reverse the decline.<p>As homo sapiens has emerged as the dominant species on Planet Earth, it has often been at the expense of other …

The Future

Understanding the Universe’s invisible elements

Our solar system extends a lot further than we first thought. Astrophysicist Charles Alcock says exploring its outer reaches may shed light on the Earth’s beginnings.<p>Most of the Universe is invisible. Understanding these unseeable elements can be an important step in working out how the entire …

Universe

NASA Scientists Answer Your Burning Questions About Voyager 1

Voyager 1 has officially entered interstellar space. How long will the spacecraft have power? When might it reach another star? The NASA team answered these questions and more on Reddit.<p>NASA announced yesterday that its Voyager 1 spacecraft, which blasted off in 1977 and is the farthest human-made …

World's First 'Invisible' Skyscraper Is Not Made Of Metamaterials, Sadly

Still really weird and cool, though<p>We've long been interested in the progression of invisibility, which, for us, usually relies on crazy foundations like metamaterials. So when we heard that U.S.-based GDS Architects was working on an <i>invisible skyscraper</i> in South Korea, our ears perked up. Turns …

Gareth Bale vs. Cristiano Ronaldo: The Real Madrid Rivalry Begins

It's the picture worth €194 million.<p>Before Cristiano Ronaldo shared a passive-aggressive greeting with Real Madrid newbie Gareth Bale, never had such an expensive picture been taken in a car park.<p>The image of the incumbent Bernabeu king and the man aiming to emulate and dethrone him has been …

Soccer

NASA Confirms: Yes, Voyager Has Exited The Solar System

Pushing the frontier of space exploration, Voyager became the first man-made object to leave the solar system. NASA confirmed Thursday that the spacecraft left the solar system more than a year ago, traveling in the space between stars.<p>Voyager 1 first launched into space in 1977 to study the outer …

Space