Elizabeth Menden

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Ingenious SunPort plug lets you use solar energy even if you don’t have solar panels

If you want to use clean solar energy in your home, your only option is to get some solar panels installed — right?<p>Wrong.<p>Contrary to what you might …

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7 everyday ways you are ruining your IQ

Are you taking Thomas Piketty’s Capital on holiday with you? Do you do sudoku for the promised brain work-out it provides? Have you forced yourself to sit through improving documentaries on BBC Four when you would rather have been watching Come Dine With Me? Bad news: it may all be for …

Key & Peele made a 'SportsCenter' for teachers, and it's way better

Shout out to Ms. Ferguson over at Vinz Clortho High!<p><i>Key & Peele</i>, the brilliant minds behind the fake football names and absurd basketball commentary, had ESPN on their minds and they satirized <i>SportsCenter</i>, by making it all about ... teachers. It's called <i>TeachingCenter</i>.<p>What's uncanny about this is …

Scientists Tweak T Cells Using CRISPR

To treat HIV, cancer, and maybe everything else<p>For the first time, researchers have modified the genes in T cells using CRISPR—a special enzyme that can edit DNA. They hope that by altering T-cells, which are critical to the immune system, these cells could fight diseases that usually sneak past or …

How Volvo Plans To End All Traffic Fatalities By 2020

The XC90 SUV is crown jewel of Volvo's audacious pledge<p>It’s hard to get excited about safety. But Volvo’s new XC90 SUV is so packed with life-saving technology, it’s an exception. The car has a number of radar sensors and camera monitors used by its crash-avoidance software to keep passengers safe. …

Start paying attention to the U.S. women's baseball team -- right now

TORONTO -- After pitching a shutout in the Little League World Series last summer, 13-year-old Mo'ne Davis made the cover of Sports Illustrated, …

Dream Hacking: Understanding Everyday Behaviors That Impact Your Dreams

Dreams often seem out of our control, like a movie we watch at night rather than something we direct. However, newer research shows that some behaviors can actually affect your dreams in both good and bad ways.<p>No, we aren't talking about <i>Inception</i> or the latest sci-fi thriller; what you do while …

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Dad Bod Is Explained By Science In a New Study

According to Clemson student Mackenzie Pearson, who wrote a viral essay essay on the appeal of the dad bod, it’s a physique that’s a “nice balance …

University of Tennessee being investigated for sexual violence

The federal government has launched an investigation into sexual violence at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.<p>In an email to faculty, staff …

What Your Favorite Gatorade Flavor Says About You

Whether you're an athlete, a victim of food poisoning or otherwise, most people have tried Gatorade. If you've tried enough flavors, chances are you have a favorite.<p>Talk of which flavor <i>tastes</i> the best guarantees a heated debate, but regardless of which one you prefer, certain truths exist about the …

23 things you’ll never hear a French person say

<b>1.</b> CDG is the best aiport there is and, as a French person, I’m not ashamed of it one bit.<p><b>2.</b> I passed my driving therory and practice on the first …

Most beautiful places to see in France | CNN Travel

Get married or stay single? Live in the city or country? Dog or Cat? Science has the answers

We all face so many big decisions in life, but maybe recent scientific research can help us make better choices<p>Should you get a cat, shun meat, live child-free and cancel your Facebook account; or get a dog, gorge yourself on steak, have a huge family – and post about it every day? We look at what …

Pets

J.J. Watt offers aphorism in apparent reply to Zach Mettenberger's latest dig

J.J. Watt awoke Wednesday morning with something on his mind.<p>The Houston Texans star defensive end posted Wednesday morning on Twitter: "A lion …

Russell Wilson and Ciara Aren’t Having Sex: See the Dumbest Reactions

With his contract negotiations ongoing, Russell Wilson should be making like Scrooge McDuck right about now, limbering up for his daily dip in the …

Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

We’ve adapted our reading habits to fit our screens, but at a cost.<p>Thanks to technology, we’re reading more than ever—our brains process thousands of words via text messages, email, games, social media, and web stories. According to one report, the amount people that read tripled from 1980 to the …

New Map Reveals How Those ‘Green’ Cars Aren’t Exactly Great for the Environment Everywhere

It turns out the gas-guzzling truck you like to drive so much might not be as bad for the environment as previously thought by some.<p>A new study conducted by the National Bureau of Economic Research has found that the emissions put off from power plants supplying energy to electric cars while they …

Best books for summer 2015: what to read

We asked novelists and historians to tell us which new book and which classic they’re packing this year. From Ishiguro to Napoleon, here are their selections:<p><b>Alan Johnson</b> <br>A new Kazuo Ishiguro novel is always worth waiting for, which is just as well because The Buried Giant (Faber) is his first in a …

Why do women outlive men? Science zeroes in on answer

Women tend to live longer than men. But it wasn't always that way, a new study says.<p>Adults born in the late 19th century were the first to see men dying at much higher rates than women. So the gender difference in life expectancy is fairly recent, and probably isn’t based on anatomy alone, …

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Why You Barely Look Like You Exercise—Even Though You Work Out a Ton

What to do when you're on a fitness boat to nowhere<p>Let's just get this out of the way: Sweating on the reg doesn't always translate to tight abs and a toned butt. You could be doing the wrong routine for your body—not that we can blame you: "We're overwhelmed by new studies, fad workouts, and …

5 reasons Millennials aren't like the rest of us

Dare to go inside the mind of a Millennial.<p>A new poll sponsored by The Atlantic magazine and the Aspen Institute and released on Wednesday offers new insights into what one of the most talked about generations of Americans is thinking.<p>The survey, which was conducted from June 8 to June 19, asked …

Luxury Lifestyle

olloclip Studio: A Case System That Takes Your Phone Camera to the Next Level

Four years ago we were introduced to the olloclip on Kickstarter, and now the company’s series of lenses are some of the most popular lenses …

China has issued a scathing report on human rights abuses in the United States

The human rights situation in the United States is “increasingly grave,” according to a seven-page report released today by China’s State Council, and unlikely to get better in the near term—the US shows “not a bit of regret for or intention to improve” the country’s “terrible” human rights …

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

Sixth mass extinction is happening now

We are entering a mass extinction that threatens humanity’s existence, says a new study<p>Earth’s species are disappearing faster than at any time since …

Breakthroughs

Sixth extinction threatens human survival

Scientists are certain: We’re entering a mass extinction that threatens humanity’s existence.<p>Paul Ehrlich, senior fellow at the Stanford Woods …

Out of control vaping makes Hawaii raise smoking age to 21

Becomes first state in US with smoking limit of 21<p>Hawaii is the first state in the US to raise its smoking age to 21, a measure that was signed into law on Friday and will become effective January 1st. The law bans the sale of cigarettes and e-cigarettes to anyone under 21; it also bans their …

Women in engineering: female progress is not set in stone

In order to be more productive, we need to move beyond lazy gender stereotyping and support prospective female engineers, says Anne Richards<p>Few people who have walked past the statues of great engineers like Isambard Kingdom Brunel, George Stephenson or Joseph Bazelgette are likely to have stopped …