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Canada's Ex-Defense Minister Says Aliens Would Give Earth Tech If We Were Less Warlike

Aliens, man. If we would only listen to them, the world would be a better place.<p>It's not necessarily shocking to hear somebody claim that at least four different species of aliens have visited the Earth, for thousands of years. But it is somewhat more shocking when that person was once in charge of …

10 money-making ideas for 2014

Slide 1 of 12<p>After a stellar year for stocks in the U.S. and other developed markets, what can investors expect in 2014?<p>If the Federal Reserve’s …

9 recommendations to control high blood pressure - Futurity

New guidelines for managing high blood pressure contain nine recommendations and a treatment flow chart to help doctors treat patients with …

Netflix says Netherlands has the fastest broadband

The video-streaming company ranks the European country No. 1 when it comes to streaming speed, thanks to its Internet service providers.<p>Netflix has crowned the Netherlands as the country with the fastest video-streaming times, the company said in a blog post Monday.<p>After crunching its November …

Google Fiber

Fear makes noses more sensitive to smells - Futurity

If a smell is associated with a threatening situation, that smell can trigger a fear reaction at the sensory level, even before the brain detects the …

The Brain

Global elites deeply anxious about income inequality, refuse to fix it

Study reveals business leaders identify the wage gap as one of the planet’s biggest problems. They had us fooled<p>Global elites are getting a bit antsy these days.<p>A new study by the World Economic Forum based on a survey of 1,592 leaders from academia, business, government, and the non-profit world …

Guess what, elites: Not all young people are rich

Addressing the concerns of today’s youth is impossible if you think the only issues are those ailing the privileged<p>Writing about entire generations of people is usually a pretty ill-fated idea. Any given age group contains a snapshot of basically all of the diversity there is in the country: class, …

How sleep makes your mind more creative

It’s a tried and tested technique used by writers and poets, but can psychology explain why first moments after waking can be among our most imaginative?<p>It is 6.06am and I’m typing this in my pyjamas. I awoke at 6.04am, walked from the bedroom to the study, switched on my computer and got to work …

Creativity

Mexico Uses Deaf People to Monitor Surveillance Cameras

Lessons In Leadership: It's Not About You. (It's About Them)

Ronald Heifetz has been a professor of public leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School for three decades, teaching classes that have included aspiring business leaders and budding heads of state. Each year, he says, the students start his course thinking they'll learn the answer to one question:<p>As …

Marco Rubio raising money for group that tries to “cure” gay people

The Florida senator is keynoting a fundraiser for a notorious anti-LGBT rights group<p>Sen. Marco Rubio, who is probably going to run for president in 2016, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at a fundraising dinner for the Florida Family Policy Council, a conservative organization that …

Scared of the dentist? This is why, say neuroscientists

The whir of a dentist's drill might bring on the shakes and a racing heart, but what happens in the brain has long been a mystery.<p>Now researchers in Japan believe they are closer to an answer after scanning people's brains while playing them sounds of dental drills and suction instruments.<p>People …

17 Badass Photos of the U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marines

Children of rich parents suffering increased mental health problems

The unrealistic expectations being placed on children by wealthy parents is leading to mental health problems, according to the latest research<p>The children of rich parents are put under so much pressure to succeed they are at an increased risk of suffering of mental illness, a study has …

Mental Health

Pushing Back ‘Double Down’: ‘The Gamble’ Shows How Obama Really Won

Mitt Romney’s chief strategist looks at ‘The Gamble,’ the other new book about the 2012 presidential race, and the cold, hard data on why President …

It's time to listen to the voices in your head

Hearing voices in your head when there's no one around … that's a sign of madness, right?<p>In the popular imagination voice-hearing is often viewed with fear and suspicion, frequently reified as a chaotic, corrupted symptom of illness. But that is changing, with a growing acceptance of voice-hearing …

Schools Aren't Sending Kids with Lice Home Because It Hurts Their Feelings

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In schools across America, there are children whose scalps have become itchy, sexual playgrounds for …

Paul Krugman on America’s “mutilated” economy

The New York Times columnist says today’s austerity will harm the U.S. well into the future<p>In his latest column for the New York Times, award-winning economist and best-selling author Paul Krugman laments the potential long-term consequences of austerity on the U.S. economy and argues that …

You can be 007 as Ready SIM launches data-only plan to access the mobile Internet anonymously

If you value your privacy on mobile devices, Roam Mobility has a product called Ready SIM for you. The Vancouver, Canada-based company has launched a new data-only plan that enables people to use the mobile Internet via a 4G data network without revealing their identity.<p>Ready SIM has built a system …

Old drugs, new tricks: ADHD medicine could help with binge-eating

The body is a complex and mysterious machine. This is not lost on pharmaceutical firms, which sometimes stumble onto winning drugs when the unanticipated side-effects of a new medicine prove more useful—or lucrative—than its original aim.<p>Today British pharma group Shire announced promising results …

Biotechnology

The secret language of surgery

The first time I took part in an operation I had no idea what was going on. As a new medical student I hadn't learned the language of surgery. I didn't even know there was a language of surgery. A few years later, as a surgeon myself, this language had become second nature and I didn't even know I …

Best time to drink a cup of coffee: 10.30am

The best time to drink a cup of coffee to get your daily hit of caffeine is between 9.30am and 11.30am, according to neuroscientists<p>It may seem that a cup of strong coffee first thing in the morning is the best way to get yourself going, but in fact waiting until later may be better.<p>Scientists have …

Coffee

Why Minorities Are More Optimistic About the Value of College

Jason Par­kin­son, a 29-year-old elec­tri­cian from Clev­e­land, doesn’t con­sider it much of a han­di­cap that he nev­er ob­tained a four-year …

Demographics

The Six Craziest Quotes From Ted Cruz’s Father, Rafael Cruz

Ted Cruz is known as a right-wing troublemaker, but he is tame compared to his dad. Here are a few of the craziest things Rafael Cruz has uttered on …

5 Fun Apps To Help Sharpen Your Memory

Did you forget where you parked your car? Or do you lose your keys on a daily basis? It happens to the best of us at some point.<p>Medical experts say some degree of memory loss and a small decline in our general cognition is normal as we age. It also gets harder for us to learn new things or recall …

Secret Service Agent Turns on Obama, Runs for Congress

Dan Bongino, a 12-year veteran of the Secret Service once defended President Obama with his life, but now says "the fog of scandals in the Obama …

FYI: How Did English Get To Be The International Language Of Science?

Everyone got mad at the Germans.<p>More than 98 percent of all scientific articles published today are in English, but that hasn’t always been the case. “There used to be one language of science in Europe, and it was Latin,” says Michael Gordin, a historian of science at Princeton University who is …