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This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Unneeded Drugs Killed Hundreds at U.K. Hospital, Inquiry Finds

LONDON — As many as 650 patients at a small British hospital died from overdoses of powerful painkillers that they did not need, an investigative panel reported on Wednesday.<p>Officials failed or refused to exercise proper oversight for years, the panel determined, while family members and nurses who …

'They are killing me, son': Demand for police probe over Gosport victims killed by drug overdose

Relatives of patients who died in the Gosport hospital scandal last night told of their fury over the needless and avoidable deaths and demanded a …

Gosport hospital deaths: 'Blame culture' must end, says Hunt

<b>The "blame culture" in the NHS has to change to avoid more scandals like the Gosport War Memorial Hospital deaths, the Health Secretary has said.</b><p>Jeremy Hunt said it was still too difficult for whistleblowers to raise concerns about mistakes being made.<p>He was responding to claims similar situations …

Radiation Therapy

Hospital drugs policy killed 456 patients. Now families want justice

<b>Portsmouth, UK (CNN) —</b> The relatives of more than 450 patients who died after being over-prescribed drugs while in hospital have called for the British government to accept culpability for their deaths.<p>A report released Wednesday by an independent panel concluded that a physician at the Gosport War …

Urinary Tract Infection

What It Might Mean If You Get Deja Vu A Lot

That weird feeling can be traced to certain parts of the brain.<p>In 1999, a 42-year-old woman went to the doctor for what she described as a popping noise in both her ears. The noise was so loud it had started to keep her up at night. The woman was diagnosed with Palatal Tremor, a movement disorder …

Epilepsy raises risk of unnatural death, study finds

People who have epilepsy might be at greater risk of death from unnatural causes — such as accidents and suicide — than those without the condition. …

Can déjà vu tell us what's coming next?

Have you ever had that strange feeling of passing a person and just knowing you've seen them before? Perhaps you even think that you know what might …

A mathematical model of the "forgetting curve" proves learning is hard

Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains important or surprising information: It takes very little effort to remember that the neighbor’s dog likes to bite. Remembering the dog’s name is …

The Brain

The diet that could reduce the risk of depression

A new study has provided further evidence that a healthful diet is good for the mind as well as the body, after finding that a diet rich in fruits, …

Speed of the Earth

Did you know that Earth wobbles as well as speeds up and slows down?<p>The Earth is always in motion. Although it seems like we are standing still on …

15 Spanish Foods the Rest of the World Fails to Understand

Spanish cuisine has made its way around the world thanks to tapas culture, but there are certain dishes that are still perplexing to foreigners. …

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

Books

My déjà vu is so extreme I can’t tell what’s real anymore

One drab afternoon a few years ago something very unusual happened to me.<p>I was lounging under a tree in a packed east London park when I experienced a sudden feeling of vertigo, followed immediately by an overwhelming and intense sense of familiarity.<p>The people around me vanished and I found myself …

A neuroscientist explains the radical theory that our free will is just an illusion

Dean Buonomano, a professor at UCLA and author of "Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time", gives a simple explanation of the theory of eternalism. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>It seems that everything in the universe has already happened under eternalism.</i><p><i>In</i> …

Consciousness

Studies Show Working Overtime Is Basically Pointless

Opportunity does sleep, and it also takes needed breaks.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How many hours per week do you work? If you run a business, there’s a good chance you’re putting in more than 40 hours. My guess is you’re working 50 or more hours per week -- maybe …

Time Management

Want to Achieve Lifelong Happiness? Science Says You Need to Practice This 1 Religious Trait

Crazy to think that science agrees with this religious ideal. But when it comes to your bottom line, who's to argue?<p>Years ago, I spent the day bike riding in Venice Beach. Yes, the world famous Venice Beach in Southern California, where the misfit, the absurd, and the counter-cultural converge into …

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about …

Read This If You’re Disappointed With The People Around You

By Heidi Priebe,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1b7gEag<p>So the people around you let you down.<p>I’m sorry that you are going through that. I really am. …

North Korea: Diplomat who defected to South Korea a 'criminal'

<b>Seoul (CNN) —</b> North Korea said its diplomat who recently defected to South Korea is a "criminal" who had been under investigation for "intentionally leaking secrets, embezzling state property" and a "sex offense."<p>The comments were reported Saturday by the state-run news agency, KCNA.<p>Thae Yong Ho, …

North Korea

The 16 Best Western Movies | The Art of Manliness

Few figures in history have had as powerful an impact on American masculinity as the cowboy. For over a century, the cowboy has — for better or for …

4 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Employees

Creating the right environment is crucial to productivity -- and you don't need a Google-esque office to pull it off.<p><i>You cannot mandate productivity, you must provide the tools to let people become their best. -Steve Jobs</i><p>Maintaining a motivated and productive workforce is a feat in itself, and as …

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25 Life-Changing Style Charts Every Guy Needs Right Now

So you can look like the super-hot dude you were meant to be.

Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught in School

You’re taught about history, science, and math when you’re growing up. Most of us, however, aren’t taught how to identify or deal with our own …

Why Aren't There B Batteries?

<i>Reader Donna wrote in wondering why there are AA, AAA, C and D batteries, but no B. Well, there used to be, but they’re not really needed …

Why Does Time Move Forward Instead of Backward, Anyway?

The arrow of time—why time goes forward and not backward—is one of the longest-standing and most mind-bending mysteries in physics. Tim Koslowski, a theoretical physicist at the University of New Brunswick, who studies gravity and time and recently made a theoretical breakthrough, explains it to PM.<p>…