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Earth - Bacteria evolve resistance to antibiotics in just 11 days

In this video from Harvard Medical School, you can see bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics before your eyes

Scientists solve the mystery of where feathers, fur and scales come from

Michel Milinkovitch only bought the naked bearded dragon because he was curious.<p>He had stumbled upon the unfortunate, odd-looking creature while visiting a reptile breeder. It was utterly scale-less, covered only in leathery, wrinkled skin, and it lacked the spiked neck frill characteristic of its …

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The Guardian view on genetics: engineer, but with ethics | Editorial

The ability to manipulate DNA is advancing with breathtaking speed – and breathtaking potential. There is no argument for stuffing the genie back in the bottle, but we must proceed alert to the risks of accident and abuse<p>The confluence of technology and imagination is what drives science forward, …

Want to Be Smarter? Science Says Do This

If you've tried eating walnuts or working crossword puzzles to get smarter, think again.<p>We're always looking for little life hacks in hopes of improving the way our brain works. We've tried eating walnuts, solving one too many crossword puzzles, depleting our Sudoku collection, and reading …

The Brain

The deepest 3-D map of the universe ever made confirms Einstein was a genius

This theory, among other things, stated that the speed of light in a vacuum is the same for all observers, regardless of the source.<p>In 1915, he followed this up with the publication of his theory of General Relativity, which asserted that gravity has a warping effect on space-time.<p>For over a …

12 best commencement speeches of all time

Great news, graduates! The job outlook is looking a lot better than it has in the past few years.<p>The U.S. economy has added, on average, 238,000 jobs in the past few months, according to the Labor Department. And, job listings targeted at new grads are up slightly from a year ago on job-listing …

A Major Mystery About Earth's Magnetic Field Has Just Been Solved

For the first time, physicists have observed a mysterious process called magnetic reconnection—wherein opposing magnetic field lines join up, …

Scientists find that cancer can arise from changes in the proteins that package DNA - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A mutation that affects the proteins that package DNA–without changing the DNA itself–can cause a rare form of cancer, according to new findings in …

Community Rallies Around Man with Down Syndrome After Customer Complains About His Restaurant Job: 'He's More Than Capable,' Says Mom

Although Andrew Ankar was born with Down syndrome, it hasn’t stopped him from successfully running his family’s Chattanooga, Tennessee, restaurant – …

Cancer scientists find way to halt spread of the disease by making cells 'literally get stuck'

Scientists have discovered that existing drugs can make cancer cells “literally just get stuck”, preventing them from spreading throughout the …

The Cognitive Science Behind Repeating Mistakes

Being constantly late, losing your phone, spending too much money, dating the same inadvisable people—these are all errors that human beings make over and over again. But it has more to do with how the brain is wired than with a lack of discipline. In attempting to understand where we went wrong, …

Egypt 'suppressing truth' over hidden chambers in Tutankhamun’s tomb

Scientists accuse government of failing to release data disproving claims that burial site contains Nefertiti’s remains<p>The world of archaeology was electrified last year by the news that Tutankhamun’s tomb could contain hidden chambers possibly containing the remains and riches of Queen Nefertiti. …

The Pitfalls of Our Modern Status System | The Art of Manliness

<i>Welcome back to our series on male status. This series aims to help men understand the way status affects our behavior, and even physiology, so we</i> …

Can Men and Women Just Be Friends? | The Art of Manliness

Can men and women just be friends?<p>You’d think <i>When Harry Met Sally</i> would have already settled this question a quarter century ago, but you’d be wrong. …

Relationships

How Much Exercise Gives Your Brain the Biggest Boost?

The best predictor of cognitive gains is how much your aerobic fitness improves.<p>Exercise makes you smarter... but how much do you need to maximize its benefits? When it comes to physical health, the general principle according to exercise guidelines is: “Some exercise is better than none and higher …

Beyond the Paycheck

Meaningful work, argues psychologist Barry Schwartz, shouldn't be a luxury. It should be a feature of every job, from CEO to factory worker.<p>There’s a belief that what gets some workers to keep coming into work every day is their “psychic wages”—the fulfillment that comes with doing meaningful work. …

5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Have a More Productive Morning

Whether you're a morning person or a night owl, these tricks will help you get the most out of the early hours.<p>It's all too easy to go to bed with good intentions for the next morning--and then spend the morning procrastinating while you wait for your coffee to kick in. But if you're smart and …

Time Management

7 Scientific Reasons You Always Feel Like You Don’t Have Enough Time

Think there aren't enough hours in the day? It could all be in your head. Here are seven scientific reasons you feel like you don't have enough time, and how to overcome that feeling.<p>We’ve all used conversational expressions like "there aren't enough hours in the day" to describe a common …

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How mindfulness plays havoc with memory

The practice can disrupt the brain’s ability to tell the difference between real and false memories, scientists find<p>Mindfulness, the form of meditation embraced by business leaders, celebrities and the NHS, might not be so beneficial for the mind after all, according to research.<p>The practice, which …

Is It Possible to Be Too Smart?

We all like to think we're smart and that it would be even better to be smarter, but is that true?<p>Many years ago, as a teenager, I applied for a job at a local fast food restaurant. The application asked for high school grade point average. Being an excellent student, I happily and proudly put down …

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The Little-Known Secret Experts Use to Learn Faster

Research proves this trick speeds learning, but you've probably never heard of it.<p>Malcolm Gladwell may or may not have been completely right when he claimed that becoming a true expert in any subject requires 10,000 hours of practice, but whether his exact number stands up to scrutiny, the …

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9 Crazy Body Hacks That Give You Superhuman Powers

But don't try these at home. Seriously.<p>Gamers often perform repetitive tasks to improve their character’s skill set, gain rewards, and advance to new levels. The process is known as grinding: Now, an underground movement has taken up that expression, calling themselves grinders, and they’re trying …

5 Steps for Recovering After Pulling an All-Nighter

Guest Writer<p>Nutrition Specialist and Doctor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’ve been in business for yourself any length of time, or are in the process of getting your business off the ground, you know that entrepreneurship is both fulfilling and draining. The …

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Read These 7 Books Before You Quit Your Job

About to ditch employed life for entrepreneurship? Get through this reading list first.<p>You have a great business idea. You have a passionate need to escape cubicle life. You even have an outstanding work ethic and a healthy dose of risk tolerance. You're all set to quit your gig and be an …

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10 things you need to know today

<b>US markets are roaring back with a vengeance</b>. Dow futures are up 300 points, S&P 500 futures are up 37 points, and Nasdaq futures are up 79 points. This makes up for all of what the markets lost on Friday. Markets in Europe are broadly in the green, with Britain's FTSE 100 up 1.8%, Germany's DAX up …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

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The Pernicious Myth of the 80-20 Rule

While it's easy to see why managers still believe that 20 percent of a company's work force does 80 percent of the work, the 80-20 rule is a corrosive myth that often does more harm than good.<p>Back in the late 19th century, Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto observed that 80 percent of the land was …

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Habits of Successful People

If you take a look at the world's most successful people, whether their millionaire investors, established entrepreneurs, or elite athletes chances are they have one major thing in common. Today's most successful individuals tend to be creatures of habit. These are the people that have found …