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This essential oil can take on superbugs (and it’s probably already in your pantry)

Over time, superbugs have gotten stronger. The antibiotics that used to work against the hard-to-treat bacteria are often no longer effective, and …

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This could be huge.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …

Want To Have The Best Tomatoes? Put These Things In The Holes Before Planting Them

When dealing with gardening and planting all of those fruits and veggies, the greatest satisfaction of every gardener is to see the final outcome or …

14 Myths About Animals We All Need to Stop Getting Wrong

Dogs don't see things in black and white.<p>The animal kingdom is home to one remarkable fact after another.<p>To name a few: Sperm whales can hold their …

Ex-CIA officers hunt for a fortune in Finding Escobar's Millions clip

In Discovery’s new show <i>Finding Escobar’s Millions</i>, two former CIA operations officers, Doug Laux and Ben Smith, hunt for what remains of Pablo …

Pirates Are to Blame For Why The US Doesn't Use The Metric System

Wait, WHAT?<p>The proposal, conceived by a bunch of pointy-headed Parisian philosophers, sounded brilliant: A universal system of measurement, derived …

Why we fell for clean eating

The oh-so-Instagrammable food movement has been thoroughly debunked – but it shows no signs of going away. The real question is why we were so desperate to believe it. By Bee Wilson<p>In the spring of 2014, Jordan Younger noticed that her hair was falling out in clumps. “Not cool” was her reaction. At …

Nutrition

Understanding the "Schrodinger's Cat" Thought Experiment

Erwin Schrodinger was one of the key figures in quantum physics, even before his famous "Schrodinger's Cat" thought experiment. He had created the …

What Makes a Genius?

Some minds are so exceptional they change the world. We don’t know exactly why these people soar above the rest of us, but science offers us clues.<p><b>The Mütter Museum in Philadelphia</b> houses an array of singular medical specimens. On the lower level the fused livers of 19th-century conjoined twins …

A new theory promises to unlock your body’s full potential—and is actually scientifically sound

Today tens of thousands of people are discovering that the environment contains hidden tools for hacking the nervous system. But no matter what they might be able to accomplish, they’re not superhuman—the fortitude they find comes from within the body itself. When they forego a few creature …

Humanity

Consider second opinion on that medical bill

If a medical bill shows up, don't pay it right away. At least that's the advice of some experts who say you should closely review all your medical billing information for any errors first.<p>The American Medical Association estimates that 7.1% of bills paid by commercial health insurers contain …

This jewelry-cleaning trick is so easy, it'll blow your mind

It's that simple!<p>We all know that silver jewelry looks old and rusty over time, and the most common reason is unavoidable: air.<p>While you can shine silver manually, it takes muscle and time. It even removes some of the silver itself during the abrasive process of polishing, according to the …

Weed Might Be Able to Block the Onset of Alzheimer's

If you're regularly exercising and smoking pot, you're already taking the right steps to ward off the disease.<p>These days we know at least a little bit about how medical marijuana can help patients with stuff like anxiety, cancer, rare seizure disorders, and PTSD. Now, <i>Science Daily reports</i> that …

1 Science-Based Technique That Will Improve Every Email You Write

A book author and highly respected consultant offers a way to make your emails more appealing.<p>I've been making a mistake in how I've composed emails, and the solution to the problem is ground-breaking to say the least.<p>Brain science has started intersecting with our everyday lives, helping us …

One scientist may have solved a mystery behind brain disorders like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia

When she gazed into a microscope and saw these ubiquitous cells with their spidery tentacles, she did what most neuroscientists had been doing for generations: she looked right past them and focused on the rest of the brain tissue, just as you might look through specks of dirt on a windshield.<p>"What …

Neuroscience

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How To Pick A Lock With Just A Hairpin

Editor's Blog Photo credit: NightHawkInLight/YouTubeWe’ve all seen the movies where a lock is poked around with a hairpin and the door miraculously …

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Science Explains How a Sense of Purpose Adds Years to Your Life

You need a good reason to get out of bed every day.<p>As a therapist, I work with people who are battling depression and anxiety. For some individuals, their debilitating symptoms make it impossible to maintain their jobs. Unfortunately, unemployment only worsens their mental health.<p>The lost income …

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

Wellness