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Are ‘Mutated’ Daisies Really Caused by Fukushima Radiation?

Radiation from damaged power plant may be responsible for odd flowers, but there could be other forces at work.<p>A picture of malformed daisies uploaded to Twitter from Japan is going viral, causing many people to speculate that radiation from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant, which was …

5 things you need to know about Greece's financial meltdown

Greece said it will close its banks on Monday after a wild weekend in which worried Greeks lined up at ATMs to withdraw their savings, and European …

Here’s Why You May Be Aging Faster Than Your Friends

We all have friends who were born in the same year but look years younger (or older) than we do. Now researchers say that such perceptions aren’t …

Medicine

Linda Cliatt-Wayman: How to fix a broken school? Lead fearlessly, love hard

High School Valedictorian Comes Out in Graduation Speech

<b>Correction appended, June 4</b><p>A Colorado valedictorian used her high school graduation speech as an opportunity to come out to her classmates—and she …

High School

These Are The Best Fitness Trackers

After 60 hours of research and 10 days of testing, The Wirecutter determined which fitness trackers were the best for most people.<p>If you're looking for the best way to track your activity and exercise, the $150 Fitbit Charge HR is the fitness tracker we'd recommend for most people. According to our …

Fitness Technology

Long-term study shows why bullying is a public health problem

Bullying may be responsible for nearly 30% of cases of depression among adults, a new study suggests.<p>By tracking 2,668 people from early childhood through adulthood, researchers found that 13-year-olds who were frequent targets of bullies were three times more likely than their non-victimized peers …

A psychologist discovered the secret to never getting frustrated

The guy in front of you is driving like an idiot. Your boss is being a jerk. Your partner isn't listening.<p>And sometimes these all happen to you <i>on the same day</i>.<p>What's the fix for this? One guy came up with a solution that deals with all of these problems — and more.<p>Albert Ellis was quite a …

Microbiome Marvels: Tribes' Gut Bacteria Reveal Biological Surprises

The assortments of bacteria that live within the intestines of isolated tribes are far more diverse than the microbes found in the guts of Americans — and scientists say such findings have implications for modern-day maladies ranging from obesity to antibiotic resistance.<p>The latest studies into the …

Do your genes determine your entire life? | Julian Baggini

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

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#TheLIST: The New Places to Honeymoon in 2015

Our picks for the the hottest untapped romantic getaways.<p>A honeymoon is meant to be anything but typical and, let's face it, a little about bragging rights. Tried-and-true standbys may work for any old holiday, but this special trip should be once in a lifetime. For the newly-engaged couple or …

Beyond Comfy Shoes and Extra Chargers: The Advanced Guide to Surviving SXSW

4 min read<p><i>Entrepreneur will be on the ground at</i> <i>SXSW</i><i>. Check back for updates on the latest news and trends and insights from thought leaders and innovators.</i><p>Lots of people like to share tips for surviving SXSW, the annual tech, music and film festival that kicks off this week in Austin, Texas. Sadly, …

Film Festivals

APOD: Warped Sky: Star Trails over Arches National Park (2014 Mar 17) Image Credit & Copyright: Vincent Brady http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140317.html Explanation: What's happened to the sky? A time warp, of sorts, and a digital space warp too. The time warp occurs because this image captured in a single frame a two and a half hour exposure of the night sky. As a result, prominent star trails are visible. The space warp occurs because the picture is actually a full 360 degree panorama, horizontally compressed to fit your browser. As the Earth rotated, stars appeared to circle both the North Celestial Pole, on the left, and the South Celestial Pole, just below the horizon on the right. The above panorama over Arches National Park in Utah, USA, was captured two weeks ago during early morning hours. While the eye-catching texture of ancient layered sandstone covers the image foreground, twenty-meter tall Delicate Arch is visible on the far right, and the distant arch of our Milky Way Galaxy is visible near the image center. http://www.vincentbrady.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140317 #APOD

Brain Research Provides Insight into Language Learning

<b>Anyone who has tried to learn a second language knows how difficult it is to absorb new words and use them to accurately express ideas in a</b> …

The Logistics of Learning

<b>Learning requires constant reconfiguration of the connections between nerve cells. Two new studies now yield new insights into the molecular</b> …

Open access 2013: A year of gaining momentum

Was this the year open access for science reached critical mass?<p>One hypothesis suggests that a transformative group needs to <b>reach one-third</b> to be …

What's Our Vision for the Future of Learning?

The new landscape presents a significant upheaval. Inventors and researchers are increasingly working independently outside academia, finding …

Teenagers migrate from Facebook as parents send them friend requests

Facebook is 'dead and buried' to older teenagers, an extensive European study has found, as the key age group moves on to Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp and Snapchat.<p>Researching the Facebook use of 16-18 year olds in eight EU countries, the Global Social Media Impact Study found that as parents and …

IRS to pay Obamacare political price

Obamacare’s rollout dented the Department of Health and Human Services in just the first month. Up next year: the Internal Revenue Service.<p>A key piece of the health care law gives Americans making less than 400 percent of the poverty line subsidies to buy insurance. But if buyers don’t alert the …

After the Antihero

The real TV trend of 2013? The rise of the strong female character.<p>On December 1, <i>The Good Wife</i> finished its fall season — a run of 10 consecutive …

Stop coddling your dog—he’s 99.9% wolf

SANTA CLARITA, California—Cesar Millan crosses the road to meet me. Two pit bulls, a Chihuahua, and a Yorkshire terrier—named Junior, Taco, Alfie and Kaley Cuoko—follow. Off leash and at heel, the dogs are calm, almost languid. If Millan communicates with them, I do not notice.<p>For the past few …

Pets

Big Idea 2014: You Will Transform Your Own Biology

<i>This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers pick one big idea that will shape 2014. See all the ideas here.</i><p><i>This post was co-authored</i> …

Consciousness

Don Cheadle To Join 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' In "Key Role" – /Film

<i>Update: Hitfix has confirmed this news. Read more below.</i><p><b>Joss Whedon</b> has apparently decided he can’t fool audiences twice. While he neglected to even …

Comics

U.S. House passes two-year budget plan; Senate vote next week | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a two-year, bipartisan budget plan that would end some automatic spending cuts on federal agencies and replace them with more targeted government savings.<p>By an overwhelming margin, the House passed the …

How The Brain Works--And How Students Can Respond

<i>In a continued effort to bring you the very best, most expert and diverse education content anywhere, in addition to the ideas of Grant Wiggins, Bena</i> …

Fly Geyser, Nevada’s Coolest (And Least Known) Attraction

Forget Las Vegas or Area 51, Fly Geyser in Nevada offers much brighter and otherworldly sights at a much cheaper cost.<p>Source: ZME Science<p>Nestled on a …

National Parks

Egypt: massacre of police raises fears of growing jihadi activity in the Sinai

Egypt has pledged to hunt down an armed group that killed 25 policemen in the Sinai desert on Monday in an incident that will fuel fears about the country's already grave political crisis worsening to involve attacks by jihadi-type movements.<p>Egyptian state TV reports from the scene near the border …