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Aircraft safety: Should planes have parachutes?

Parachutes capable of carrying entire aircraft exist, so why aren’t they installed on more planes? Wouldn’t they save lives in emergencies, wonders Katia Moskvitch.<p>John Farese’s plane engine quit without a sputter, and he began to plummet.<p>Farese, a US lawyer with 42 years experience flying his 1978 …

Emily Oster’s graph of the year: Why is the U.S. falling behind in life expectancy?

<i>Time has its "Person of the Year." Amazon has its books of the year. Pretty Much Amazing has its mixtapes of the year. Buzzfeed has its insane-stories-from-Florida of the year. And Wonkblog, of course, has its graphs of the year. For 2013, we asked some of the year's most interesting, important and</i> …

How to Tell Whether You're in a Relationship

According to Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola, authors of the book <i>It's Just a F***ing Date</i>, too many relationships today can be described as "tweet, …

Relationships

Martha Beck's 4 Step Plan for Finding Joy Next Year

1. Have a Vision<p>Begin basing choices on what makes you feel freer and happier, rather than how you think an ideal life should look. Start by finding …

How to Help a Lonely Friend

Not sure how to help someone who is feeling lonely? These suggestions will help you make them feel better.<p><b>A Small Gesture</b> <br>A lonely person's pity …

Loneliness

Dr. Phil: The One Question You Need to Ask to Get What You Really Want

When I was growing up, my family was often dirt poor. At times we were living hand-to-mouth, so I understood from a very early age that I would need …

"Soul to Soul 2: Asking Life's Big Questions" – First Look

In this special edition of "Super Soul Sunday," Oprah sits down with today's top thinkers, teachers and spiritual leaders to discuss life's big …

The Quote That Changed Brené Brown's Life

Words to Live By: The Mandela Manual

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Weddings

16 Modern Day Signs Of A True Friend

1. They’ll automatically like or comment on EVERYTHING you post on social media so you don’t look like some kind of friendless, pathetic, Steven …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

Cancer Immunotherapy Named Science 'Breakthrough of the Year'

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 12/19/2013 02:12 PM EST on LiveScience<p>A type of cancer treatment that directs the body's own immune system to fight cancer cells has been named as the "breakthrough of the year" by one of the world's top science journals.<p>The journal Science said today …

Kidney grown from stem cells by Australian scientists

Australian scientists grow world's first kidney from stem cells in a breakthrough that could alleviate the demand for organ transplants<p>Scientists in <b>Australia</b> have grown the world's first kidney from stem cells – a tiny organ which could eventually help to reduce the wait for transplants.<p>The …

Newly discovered greenhouse gas '7,000 times more powerful than CO2'

A new greenhouse gas that is 7,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the Earth has been discovered by researchers in Toronto.<p>The newly discovered gas, perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA), has been in use by the electrical industry since the mid-20th century.<p>The chemical, that does not …

Why Do We Age? A 46-Species Comparison

Why we age is a tricky evolutionary question. A full set of DNA resides in each of our cells, after all, allowing most of them to replicate again and again and again. Why don’t all tissues regenerate forever? Wouldn’t that be evolutionarily advantageous?<p>Since the early 1950s, evolutionary …

Could we harness power from black holes?

It might seem like an absurd idea, but physicists have long pondered whether black holes could one day be tapped for energy, says Phil Ball. But how possible is it?<p>Imagine the scene: highly advanced civilisations get enormous amounts of energy from black holes, be it extracting it from collapsed …

A birth control pill for men could soon be a reality

Researchers say an oral contraceptive for men could be a reality in the next ten years<p>Scientists in Australia may be closer than ever to developing a birth control pill for men.<p>Researchers at Melbourne's Monash University say they have succeeded in genetically blocking two proteins that control the …

Big Idea 2014: You Will Transform Your Own Biology

<i>This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers pick one big idea that will shape 2014. See all the ideas here.</i><p><i>This post was co-authored</i> …

3 Diets That Do More Harm Than Good

They're not only ineffective in the long term, but they often have unexpected health consequences.<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>The Week of Magical Fasting: Diets …

The Best Advice "Super Soul Sunday" Guests Ever Received

These luminaries may be known for giving great advice, but what are some of the most inspiring words they have received themselves? Watch five "Super …