Derek Kerr

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How Coffee, Citrus And Nuts Help Cut The Risk Of Diabetes

If you go back to the 1970s, people with a serious coffee habit often had an accompanying habit: smoking.<p>And that's why early studies gave coffee a bad rap. Clearly, smoking was harmful. And it was hard for researchers to disentangle the two habits. "So it made coffee look bad in terms of health …

Some States Allowed To Reopen National Parks — And Foot The Bill

"This is a godsend!" exclaimed Utah Gov. Gary Herbert late Thursday night, as he signed an agreement with the Department of the Interior to use state funds to reopen eight national park areas in his state for at least 10 days.<p>The Republican governor wasted no time in wiring $1.67 million to …

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Poverty Reduces Brain Power: Study

LONDON, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Poverty and the all-consuming fretting that comes with it require so much mental energy that the poor have little brain power left to devote to other areas of life, according to the findings of an international study published on Thursday.<p>The mental strain could be …

The Boy Who Played With Fusion

Taylor Wilson always dreamed of creating a star. Now he’s become one<p>"Propulsion," the nine-year-old says as he leads his dad through the gates of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. "I just want to see the propulsion stuff."<p>A young woman guides their group toward a full-scale …

When I think, you move: researchers achieve brain-to-brain interface

It might sound rather frightening to have your arm move involuntarily, controlled by some unseen puppet master — but for researchers at the University of Washington, it represented a major breakthrough in human-to-human brain interfaces. Using a non-invasive brain-to-brain setup, a researcher in …

Broccoli slows arthritis, researchers think

<b>Eating lots of broccoli may slow down and even prevent osteoarthritis, UK researchers believe.</b><p>The University of East Anglia team is starting human trials following on from successful lab studies.<p>Tests on cells and mice showed that a broccoli compound - which humans can also get from Brussels …

Broccoli

13 things the government is trying to hide from you

Our government is intentionally keeping massive amounts of information secret from voters<p><i>“We believe most Americans would be stunned to learn the details of how these secret court opinions have interpreted…the Patriot Act. As we see it, there is now a significant gap between what most Americans</i> …

The sound of silence

In today’s busy world it’s very rare that we get to experience moments of silence. Thanks to our smartphones and tablets, we can text, email, talk, …

Doctors Investigate Indian Baby for Spontaneous Combustion

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Here’s who’s really living with Mom and Dad

Here’s the stereotype: Across the country, basements are full of 20- and 30-somethings who graduated from college and now live with mom and dad because they can’t find a job.<p>The reality? Millions of the millennials who are stuck in their parents’ homes don’t have a college degree and can’t get a …

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Echoviren: World's First 3D Printed Architectural Structure Built in California

A team of California-based architects has built the world’s first architectural structure using only 3D printing technology. The 10 x 10 x 8 foot …

3D Printing

INFOGRAPHIC: How Interior Color Choice Can Evoke Moods in Your Home

This great interior design-focused infographic by Design 55 explores how different colors convey certain moods when they are applied to interior …

Infographics

Welfare Can Pay More Than That Entry-Level Job

Wel­fare pro­grams pay more than min­im­um wage in 35 states.<p>That’s ac­cord­ing to a new study re­leased this week by the Cato In­sti­tute, a …

Study Finds No Link Between Hallucinogens And Mental Problems

How risky are psychedelic drugs to mental health? Not nearly as much as you might have imagined.<p>People who had taken LSD, psilocybin (the brain-bending chemical in magic mushrooms) or mescaline at any time in their lives were no more likely than those who hadn't to wind up in mental health …

3D Printing Goes Mainstream Retail

Just another day at UPS: Photocopy the ol' resume, ship back shoes to Zappos, print a car part.<p>About a month ago, a UPS store in eastern San Diego started offering a new service: 3D printing. Six weeks ago, store owner Burke Jones says, "I didn't know anything about 3D printing."<p>"I'd love to take …

NSA said to have broader Net reach than previously thought

The spy agency has built a system that can reach 75 percent of all U.S. Internet traffic, The Wall Street Journal reports.<p>The National Security Agency's surveillance network reaches further into the U.S. Internet backbone than previously reported, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>Though the …

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Answer The Door From your Smartphone With The iDoorCam (video)

Are you too lazy to get up from what your’e doing to go check out who’s at the door whenever the doorbell rings or there’s a knock? If you are, this …

Introducing EVENaBAG: Multipurposing an Article of Everyday Carry

We've seen plenty of examples of feature creep over the years—an inevitable consequence, perhaps, of an increasingly saturated marketplace and a …

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Robot surgeons will worm into your brain to bust deadly blood clots

Vanderbilt University professors have developed a steerable robotic needle that can perform surgery on parts of the human brain that were previously considered too dangerous for physical intervention. Specifically aimed at relieving the effects of cranial blood clots, which have a 40 percent …

5 Sneaky Ways The NSA Spies On Americans

The U.S. government needs only three degrees of separation to look at Kevin Bacon's phone records.<p>The U.S. National Security Agency remains at the center of controversy this summer, nine weeks after <i>The Guardian</i> and the <i>Washington Post</i> broke the news about its PRISM online data-mining program. While …

Watch A Homemade Coilgun Destroy A Laptop

It's an electric gun, boogie woogie woogie.<p>This homemade gun uses electromagnetic coils to send steel rods flying at a speed of 138 feet per second. Pressing the trigger loads a steel rod into the barrel, where the first electromagnetic coil pulls the rod forward via magnetism, then turns off. The …

Under Armour Speedform Review: I Wore A Bra For My Feet, And I Loved It

Constructed in a bra factory, the Speedforms look completely ridiculous--but feels great.<p>I wanted to hate the Speedform, a new running shoe from the Baltimore-based athletic apparel manufacturer Under Armour. It's an unusual shoe, not least for the much-advertised fact that it was manufactured in a …

The Best Hope Left For Americans' Privacy Is This 2012 Supreme Court Opinion

In <i>United States v. Jones,</i> the nation's highest court heard how police installed a GPS tracking device on drug suspect Antoine Jones' Jeep without a valid warrant and then monitored him for four weeks.<p>The high court ruled unanimously that the GPS tracking violated Jones' Constitutional guarantee …

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Limbaugh slams Leno appearance

Rush Limbaugh slammed President Barack Obama’s appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” saying he “diminished” the presidency by discussing serious matters on the late-night comedy show.<p>“The presidency was diminished last night, the country, talk about being respected or loved by people …

IRS agents were told to hide cooperation with DEA intelligence gathering

Yesterday, the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was thrust into the spotlight when Reuters published a story about its practice of recreating the investigative trail to conceal leads it receives from the NSA. Now we’re learning that the practice isn’t limited to the DEA; Reuters reports that …

Snowden's dad: Putin will not 'cave'

Edward Snowden’s father does not believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin will “cave” after President Barack Obama canceled a meeting with him.<p>“These games of ‘Well, I’m not going to go to this meeting,’ or ‘I’m not going to go to that meeting,’ … I do not believe that President Vladimir Putin …