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Obama on friendship: My friends never call me Mr. President

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> As his second term as President of the United States nears its end, Barack Obama reflected on the role friendship has played in his life in a wide-ranging exit interview with his friend and former senior adviser David Axelrod, saying his relationships have given him …

Democrats

How Trump's victory turns into another 'Lost Cause'

<b>(CNN) —</b> After President-elect Donald Trump's recent victory, some of his supporters celebrated by flying Confederate battle flags from pickup trucks and waving them at rallies.<p>But Trump's victory may mark the resurgence of the Old South in another more sinister way: The return of "racial …

Racism

UT Southwestern researchers seek to light up cancer cells so surgeons can better see where to cut | Health Care

Sumer and a team of researchers from the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center developed a technology called a pH Nanosensor, an injection that seeks …

Cancer

Cellular reprogramming turns back the aging clock in mice

This cartoon depicts turning back the aging clock through cellular regeneration of progeria mice (credit: Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte Lab/Salk …

Genetics

Novel multiple sclerosis susceptibility loci implicated in epigenetic regulation

We conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) on multiple sclerosis (MS) susceptibility in German cohorts with 4888 cases and 10,395 controls. …

Multiple Sclerosis

How the feds are fueling America’s opioid disaster

Federal policy is unquestionably making the nation’s opioid problem worse — while also inflicting collateral damage on Americans in genuine need of …

Addiction

Study finds gamers have enhanced working memory performance

New research has found a link between gaming and improvements in some aspects of cognitive functioning.<p>The study of adolescents and young adults …

The Brain

Scientists detect a quantum crystal of electrons and “watch” it melt

For the first time, MIT physicists have observed a highly ordered crystal of electrons in a semiconducting material and documented its melting, much …

Quantum Mechanics

Imagine if every single night, this is what you dreamed

(CNN)Nicolas Bruno falls asleep like the rest of us. But when his eyes snap open, things are very different.<p>A demonic, faceless silhouette floats above him. It's screaming into his ear. Ghostly hands are choking him. His body is frozen, rigid, to the bed.<p>He feels everything. And he can't move a …

Sleep Disorders

Prescription drug abuse kills more Australians than illicit drugs

Many say real-time prescription monitoring could save addicts’ lives and relieve pressure on health system<p>It was the absence of two phone calls, 16 years apart, that signalled the start and tragic end of Simon Millington’s struggle with prescription drug addiction.<p>As midnight approached one winter …

Australia

An Accelerating River of Molten Iron Has Been Discovered Under Alaska and Siberia

Almost as hot as the surface of the Sun.<p>A fast-flowing river of molten iron has been found surging under Alaska and Siberia, some 3,000 km (1,864 …

Siberia

When it comes to China, Trump is stuck in the 1980s, thanks to the Cold War-era advisors surrounding him

US president-elect Donald J. Trump said that he doesn’t want to be “bound by a ‘one China’ policy,” the US’s decades-long stance of treating Taiwan and China as the same country. Instead, he plans to use the issue as a bargaining chip, he said Dec. 11, to “make a deal” with China on trade and other …

World News

8 Expert-Approved Time Management Tips

We’ve all lamented that there aren’t enough hours in the day or laughed at memes that tell us the road to productivity is paved with cups of strong …

Productivity

Astronomers Just Released the Largest Digital Survey of the Visible Universe

Hope you've been saving your bandwidth.<p>Scientists have made the largest ever survey of the night sky publicly available, sharing an epic data set of …

Space

The Era of American Global Leadership Is Over. Here’s What Comes Next

As in the past, the day will be cold. Melania will hold the Bible. The kids will stand by proudly. The new President will recite his lines carefully, …

World News

This is the time of day when you’re the most productive

If you’re a morning person, chances are you’re more inclined to handle your workload with ease before lunch time rolls around. When nighttime …

Time Management

3 Bets Illumina Is Making for the Long Term

<b>Illumina</b> (NASDAQ: ILMN) may be the undisputed leader of the gene-sequencing market, but company management doesn't take its dominance for granted. In the last 16 months, the company has made three large bets that are intended to sow seeds for growth long into the future. Let's look at where each of …

DNA

How to Be More Attractive to Your Partner, According to Science

Feeling attractive and desired in your relationship is at the bedrock of marital satisfaction. And according to Jill Weber, a relationship expert, …

Relationships

Learn Python: A Free Online Course from Google

Google has created a free Python class designed for “people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn Python.” A fortunate thing …

Culture

Trump Is Ushering in a Dark Age of Ideology-Driven Science

<b>By Paul N. Edwards, University of Michigan</b><p>President-elect Trump has called global warming “bullshit” and a “Chinese hoax.” He has promised to …

The Top 10 Mindful Books from 2016 - Mindful

1) MAKE PEACE WITH YOUR ANXIOUS MIND<p><b>How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Your Inner Critic</b> <i><br>Mark Coleman (New World Library)</i><br>This book is …

Mindfulness

Procrastination, Bravery, and Camels: The Top 12 TED Talks of 2016

Learning is the gift that keeps on giving.<p>As many of us head home for the holidays, we'll gather together around kitchen tables, dinner tables, and, of course, the TV.<p>This year, in addition to rejoicing in classics like <i>A Christmas Story</i> or <i>Love Actually</i>, consider making room for a TED Talk or two. …

TED Talks

"On-Deck Emergency" Temporarily Grounds U.S. Navy Fighters

Incident involving canopy injured two air crew, damaged the aircraft.<p>The U.S. Navy's fleet of strike fighters and electronic attack aircraft were grounded for two days after an incident that injured the two-person aircrew and damaged an airplane. The grounding, which was lifted this morning, …

Airplanes

‘Honest placebos’ show medicine can work without any actual medicine

Placebo effects have a bad reputation in the medical world. Physicians are trained to dismiss them as misleading — as in, “it’s only a placebo effect,” or “it’s no different from a placebo effect.” Placebo is a label that marks a drug as ineffective and disqualifies research subjects who respond to …

Life Sciences

Yoga Nidra: The Conscious Dynamic Sleep for Deep Meditation

Anyone who has ever tried meditation, guided or solitary, will agree that it is easy to say, but difficult to do. The reason is simple: our stressful …

Meditation

No trace of dark matter in gamma-ray background

As millions on Earth enjoy a spectacular view of a supermoon on Dec. 14, a NASA-funded research team is reviewing the results of recent laboratory …

Dark Matter

A garment originally made for astronauts is saving the lives of new mothers in developing countries

In 1969, medical researchers at NASA’s Ames Research Center were referred an unusual patient: a local California woman who had given birth to a healthy baby, but who kept hemorrhaging dangerous amounts of blood.<p>While doctors at Stanford University Hospital gave the hemorrhage patient a blood …

Life Sciences

Postmodernity and the "Ideal" Jesus | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views

Bishop John Shelby Spong, Episcopal Diocese of Newark, sitting for a portrait photograph in 2006 [Wikipedia]<p>“God made us in his image—and we returned …

Japan Is Going to Mine the Moon for Rocket Fuel

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced Friday that it will begin working with a private lunar robotics exploration company to …

Space

With the fall of Aleppo, the West has lost control in the Middle East – and it will haunt us for decades

It is September 2012 and I am at the National Security Council in Downing Street. David Cameron is chairing a discussion about military options in Syria. Almost 40,000 civilians have been killed and thousands are displaced. The Chief of the Defence Staff explains how to establish a no-fly zone on …

Middle East