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20 Low-Light Houseplants That Are Easy to Maintain and (Nearly) Impossible to Kill

It is important that the home is not just a place where we survive, but where we live. People don’t just like their home to be functional—some really …

Plants

What Is the Difference Between Marketing, Advertising, and Branding? A Simple Analogy to Help Explain

To understand the differences between these concepts, simply apply them to you.<p>In my work with entrepreneurs and business students, I often hear marketing strategies explained as "having social media," "having an online brand," or "advertising a lot."<p>These explanations make me cringe because, while …

59 Brilliant Romantic Comedies That Are Seriously Underrated

Save this list for a rainy day.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Romantic Comedy

The Puzzle of Consciousness

Over the latest 20 years ago, the field of consciousness studies has become increasingly popular, partly because some scientists believe that …

Consciousness

It's Not Too Late to Lower Your 2017 Taxes

Want to make a last-minute reduction to your 2017 tax bill? This deduction may be just the ticket.<p>Now that you've rung in the New Year, you may think …

Retirement

What cells in the human body live the longest?

Although the our bodies are continuously replenishing their cells, some stick around for longer than others.<p>On average, the cells in your body are …

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The Most-Read WIRED Science Stories of 2017

Back at the start of the summer, WIRED science writer Megan Molteni dropped a bomb: "The Tick That Gives People Meat Allergies Is Spreading." The …

We Might Have Been Wrong Telling People to Take Daily Vitamins, New Study Suggests

The evidence just isn't there.<p>It seems like simple, obvious advice: Eat your vegetables, get some exercise, and, of course, take your vitamins.<p>Or not.<p>…

Michio Kaku And Frank Ryan: How Ancient Viruses Molded And Changed The Human Genome [Opinion]

Michio Kaku and Frank Ryan recently discussed the human genome and how viruses have become part of mammal DNA. Viruses have altered the DNA of humans …

Scientists Somehow Just Discovered a New System of Vessels in Our Brains

It is unclear what they do—but they likely play a central role in aging and disease.<p>You are now among the first people to see the brain’s lymphatic system. The vessels in the photo above transport fluid that is likely crucial to metabolic and inflammatory processes. Until now, no one knew for sure …

Did You Know the Government Might Pay You to Save Money?

The Saver's Credit allows you to claim a tax credit just for contributing to your retirement savings account.<p>The IRS knows that it's important for …

Explainer: why do we get fungal nail infections and how can we treat them?

About 10% of us (including 20% of people over 60 and 50% of people over 70) suffer from fungal nail infections. So why do we get them, and does it …

A Guide To All Those Diets You Keep Hearing About

When you were a kid, your mom may have gone on a diet. This meant she counted calories so she could lose weight. If she was really dedicated, she …

42 Gmail Tips That Will Help You Conquer Email

It's time you became a Gmail power user. These tips will get you there.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …

Apps

Study: diet soda can really mess with your metabolism

New research helps explain why artificial sweeteners are linked to obesity and metabolic disease.<p>Artificial sweeteners have been controversial for almost as long as they’ve been around. As early as 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt was compelled to defend the world’s first no-calorie sweetener. …

How many cells are in the human body?

Have you ever wondered how many cells your body is made up of? You are not alone. Scientists are still debating the exact number, which currently …

12 Myths and Facts About Vaccines

The $0 Trick for Cleaning Your Suede Shoes

You know those suede shoes you bought last summer? You wear them with everything from vintage Levi’s to floral summer dresses, and they have the …

What is causing my rash?

A rash is defined as a widespread eruption of skin lesions. It is a very broad medical term. Rashes can vary in appearance greatly, and there are …

Immune System

‘Mind-blowing’ discovery could revolutionise our understanding of how brain works

A study of people born with one hand suggests neuroscientists may have fundamentally misunderstood the way the brain is organised, a scientist has …

You Asked: Are Tattoos Bad For You?

Tattoos are more popular than ever. Roughly half of millennials have one, as do 36% of Gen Xers, according to a recent Harris poll. The number of …

These 3D Images Are Our First Ever Look at How DNA Shapes Itself Inside Cells

You've never seen a map like this.<p>For the first time, scientists have been able to model the physical structure of mammalian genomes from individual …

Read Churchill's Words About Life in Space (He Was a Believer)

When you’re bracing for war, facing down the Nazis and preparing to become the only fighting democracy on the continent of Europe, you’d think have …

The Stem-Cell Revolution Is Coming — Slowly

In 2001, President George W. Bush issued an executive order banning federal funding for new sources of stem cells developed from preimplantation human embryos. The action stalled research and discouraged scientists.<p>Five years later, a Kyoto University scientist, Shinya Yamanaka, and his graduate …

Genetics

Earth - There are over 100 definitions for 'life' and all are wrong

Most of us probably do not need to think too hard to distinguish living things from the "non-living". A human is alive; a rock is not. Easy!<p>Scientists and philosophers do not see things quite this clearly. They have spent millennia pondering what it is that makes something alive. Great minds from …

Biology

A simple guide to CRISPR, one of the biggest science stories of the decade

One of the biggest and most important science stories of the <i>last</i> few years will probably also be one of the biggest science stories of the <i>next</i> few years. So this is as good a time as any to get acquainted with the powerful new gene-editing technology known as CRISPR.<p>If you haven’t heard of CRISPR …

Genetics

Cellular Reprogramming Has Been Used to Reverse Ageing in Living Animals For The First Time

The fountain of youth is real.<p>For the first time, scientists have used cellular reprogramming to reverse the ageing process in living animals, …

What are ‘thinking skills’ and can we teach them?

…from a purely theoretical standpoint alone, it hardly seems plausible that a strategy of inquiry that must necessarily be broad enough to be …

Teaching