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How Women Can Be Pregnant Without Knowing It

On a July Tuesday two years ago, Michelle Mulvehill was visiting a friend who mentioned that she looked tired. Mulvehill agreed that she had not been feeling well, but chalked it up to a recent change in the weather and laughed when her friend wondered if she could be pregnant. Mulvehill, who was …

Pregnancy

11 things successful people do right before bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep.<p>That is why good bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them.<p>Here's what many successful people do right before bed:

Sleep

“If you don’t want to get shot, just do what I tell you”: American cops are on a dangerous power trip

The defenders of law enforcement have reacted predictably to the Sandra Bland tragedy — with bullheaded defiance<p>The arrest and resultant death of Sandra Bland in Texas after a petty traffic stop has justifiably caught the imagination of the American public. The video of this young woman's treatment …

Law Enforcement

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

Watch A Record-Setting Hoverboard Flight

Although the movie was set in 2015, <i>Back to the Future Part II</i>-style hoverboards remain the province of fiction or elaborate marketing stunts. But …

Apple To Deploy Robot Mapmakers Inside Buildings

Starting with the Cupertino HQ<p>When Apple unveils changes to iOS 9 next month, big changes are said to be in store for its Maps application. Transit maps will be added in major cities, but more exciting is the rumor of Apple deploying small robots to map inside the company’s Cupertino headquarters. …

Google Maps

Speak, toy! Welcome to the age of chatting with your teddy bear

Elemental Path and ToyTalk hope to pioneer interactive toys. But will kids and parents want Internet-connected Barbies and dinosaurs?<p>"We are at sentence one of paragraph one of page one of a very long book here."<p>Oren Jacob, co-founder of ToyTalk<p>"There is that other level of interactivity, that …

Kids

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

9 Things You Can Do to Live a Happier Life, According to Science

We all know what we can do to live a happier life, but when those claims are backed up by science, we tend to take them more seriously. After all, if it's been poked and prodded at by scientists, the findings definitely sound like they have more validity. It's up to you to figure out what works for …

Happiness

Why do we get sleep in our eyes?

Our eyes fill up with gunk as we sleep, but what is it? As Jason G Goldman discovers, the stuff has a more important job than it seems.<p>The first thing I do when I wake up each morning is look at the long list of notifications that have silently accumulated on my phone as I slept. The second thing I …

Marine Mammals

Start Overcoming Your Shyness by Dumping Your Self-Image

Being shy isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but if you’d like to overcome it, you have to start by ditching the labels and stigmas you’ve attached to …

Meditation Improves Brain Function

<b>Meditation Improves Brain Function</b><p>There is a great deal of evidence that meditation, in particular mindfulness meditation, improves the brain, and …