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The best time of day to do everything, according to science

Wondering if it's better to workout in the morning or at night? Whether you should drink coffee as soon as you wake up or hold off until later? What about how early you should stop looking at screens before bedtime?<p>As it turns out, scientists have been looking for answers to these questions too.<p>You …

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

How Are You Perceived at Work? Here’s an Exercise to Find Out

It’s not easy to understand how other people perceive us. We are often uncertain, confused, or even completely unaware of what we project. And this lack of self-awareness can be career-limiting.<p>Consider a former client of mine who was angling for the C-suite but had received feedback that his …

The Most Futuristic Predictions That Came True in 2017

The trouble with the future is that it never seems to arrive. That’s why we call it the future. We consequently have this bad habit of taking the …

Artificial Intelligence

Our Most Popular 30-Minute Meals of 2017

Weeknights seems to get busier and busier lately — they definitely didn't slow down in 2017. That's why 30-minute meals are our saving grace. They …

Nearly 40% of Cancer Deaths Are Preventable With Lifestyle Changes, Says Study

We can all reduce the risk.<p>We know that certain lifestyle choices can increase the risk of cancer, but a new study puts into perspective just how …

Cancer

Hacking Brain Waves Can Give You an Instant Cognitive Boost, Says Study

"Like three cups of coffee without the jitters."<p>Artificially getting activity in certain parts of the brain to sync up can provide a small mental …

The Brain

Brains With Alzheimer's Have More Bacteria Than Healthy Ones, Says New Study

Evidence is mounting.<p>New research shows bacteria that break through the brain's defences and infected neurons could play a role in the onset of …

Opinion: Congressional Republicans have joined Donald Trump’s amateur hour

President Trump and the GOP's bungled efforts to get rid of the Affordable Care Act would be almost comical, if the consequences were not so real for …

Scientists May Have Just Created the Most Absorbent Solar Cell Ever

The Solar Panel of the Future<p>Scientists have developed a solar cell that is capable of converting direct sunlight into electricity with 44.5 percent …

South Korea's new government proposes military talks with North

by Christine Kim<p>South Korea on Monday proposed military talks with North Korea, the first formal overture to Pyongyang by the government of President …

North Korea

Winnie the Pooh Is in Trouble With the Chinese Authorities Once Again

<b>Correction appended July 17, 03:00 ET</b><p>No, that’s not a joke headline.<p>Winnie the Pooh is arousing the wrath of socialist censors Beijing. And it’s not …

Millions of Venezuelans vote against President Nicolas Maduro

Nearly 7.2 million Venezuelans have taken part in an informal opposition vote against the government of leftist President Nicolas Maduro. The vote …

Defiant Erdogan attacks EU, backs restoring death penalty | Reuters

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday defiantly stepped up his attacks on the European Union, saying Turkey had to go its own way and vowing to bring back the death penalty if parliament passed it.<p>At the opening ceremony of a memorial dedicated to the roughly 250 people who …

Are we sleepwalking to World War III?

Australia is plunging headlong into catastrophe and we are utterly unprepared. In fact, we may be past the time when we can prepare.<p>The time-bomb is …

Diabetes group want pain-free glucose monitor subsidised

Diabetes WA wants a new non-invasive glucose monitoring system to be subsidised by the Federal Government so sufferers do not have to undergo painful …

US, Qatar sign anti-terror deal to end diplomatic spat

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has announced an agreement with Qatar targeting the financing of extremist groups. The tiny Gulf country has been …

I raised a profoundly disabled child. This is what it's really like

Chanté was basically blind.<p>Born with multiple congenital defects, she couldn't walk, speak or eat.<p>There were times when people would stare at her, …

Scientists say 'prelude' to the sixth mass extinction is happening right now

When plant and animal species go extinct, it's usually a clear sign that humans have messed up. We've over-hunted, destroyed habitats, polluted …

Four of the most lethal infectious diseases of our time and how we're overcoming them

<i>This is the first article in a four part series looking at how infectious diseases have influenced our culture and evolution, and how we, in turn,</i> …

Public Health

G20 violence in Hamburg: German leaders outraged

As Hamburg cleans up after a G20 marred by clashes and vandalism, its leaders are facing the political fallout. The mayor is resisting calls to …

Australian journalist Chris Uhlmann's 'searing assessment' of Trump goes viral

"Scathing", "searing" and "brutal" were just a few of the adjectives flying around social media on Sunday following an eloquent takedown of Donald …

Immune-matching process improved, reports Human Longevity-led study

A team led by researchers at La Jolla’s Human Longevity reports developing a faster and more accurate method for determining immune type. The method …

Big data analytics in healthcare: Fuelled by wearables and apps, medical research takes giant leap forward

Driven by specialised analytics systems and software, big data analytics has decreased the time required to double medical knowledge by half, thus …

Dorie Greenspan's Pailles (Puff Pastry Sandwiches) Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> You've seen a palmier (call it an elephant ear, if you wish). But get a bit more involved with your folding, slicing, and positioning, and you can transform that same sheet of puff pastry (store-bought, bien sûr!) into the fancy-looking sandwich cookies known as pailles, meaning …

Dessert

Algorithm spots abnormal heart rhythms with doctor-like accuracy

While not all arrhythmias are fatal or even dangerous, it's still a cause for concern. Some, after all, could cause heart failure and cardiac arrest, and a lot of people with abnormal heart rhythms don't even show symptoms. A team of researchers from Stanford University might have found a way to …

Two Sad Ironies In Florida Passing Its 'Anti-Science' Law

It is officially called Florida House Bill 989, and it was signed into law by Florida Governor Rick Scott on June 26th, 2017 after passing both chambers of the house. According to the National Center for Science Education’s website:<p>With the law now in place, any county resident — not just any …

Climate Change