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These Shapeshifting Metals Could Be the Future of Flight

Humanity may be divided on a great many issues, but most would agree that it would be very cool to have airplane wings made of shapeshifting metal. …

Engineering

Bill Cosby faces 2nd trial in sexual assault case

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby, the comedian and actor once known as "America's Dad" for his TV role as paternal Dr. Cliff Huxtable, avoided a conviction on Father's Day weekend as a jury declared itself hopelessly deadlocked on charges he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade …

Justice

Amazingly preserved 12,400 year old remains of a puppy found in Siberia

The remains have been described by experts 'preserved from nose to tail, including the hair.'<p>The remains of a 12,400 year old puppy have been found in permafrost in Siberia.<p>This has given scientists and important and fascinating opportunity to examine a well-preserved Pleistocene canid for the …

Wells Fargo Conversations

Across generations, retirement is the #1 reason why people are investing. Beyond that, priorities vary.<p>Continue adding to your retirement savings …

This ancient femur might muddle up human evolutionary history

A troublesome thigh bone might trip up the timeline of human evolution. According to research published recently in PLOS ONE, a femur found in Southwest China could mean that a species of early human — one from a lineage other than the one that resulted in humans alive today — survived as recently …

Why I've never written about my depression until now

As writing has had the effect of “disinhibiting” me, as psychologists are wont to refer to it, I have held forth about many unseemly things. I’ve talked about drink and drugs, poverty and periods, loneliness and lust, and every manner of trauma and taboo in between.<p>But there is one subject I have …

Mental Health

13 Encouraging Tweets That Perfectly Sum Up Mental Illness

👏 👏 👏<p>When you think of mental illness, what's the first thing that comes to mind?<p>It's likely not your best friend, a popular singer, your teacher or the neighbor you babysit. But mental health conditions don't discriminate based on celebrity, gender, age or any other factor. Approximately one in …

There's a lot of confusion about eating fat. Here's what scientists agree on.

Media coverage of dietary fat has been confusing and contradictory over the years, as you can see in this graphic of Time magazine covers:<p>Back in the 1960s, the magazine suggested that everyone should lower their total fat intake, which turned out to be bad advice. (Many of the replacements for fat …

Scans of King Tut tomb suggest '90%' chance of hidden chamber

"We can now say that we have to find behind the burial chamber of King Tutankhamun another chamber, another tomb," Mamduh al-Damati said at a press conference, speaking in English.<p>He said experts were "approximately 90 percent" sure. The tests were spurred by a study by renowned British …

High Chance That 2 Rooms Are Hidden Behind King Tut's Tomb, Egypt Says

They know something is there; they just don't know how big it is. That's the latest from Egyptian officials who are trying to determine whether Queen Nefertiti's tomb might be hidden behind King Tutankhamen's tomb.<p>The news came Saturday, as Egypt's minister of antiquities announced the latest …

How Europeans became tall and fair-skinned 8,500 years ago

When agriculture arrived in Europe some 8,500 years ago, humans didn’t simply adapt their lifestyles and eating habits, but also their genes.<p>Researchers, led by geneticist David Reich at Harvard Medical School, analyzed the DNA of 230 ancient humans who lived between 3,000 and 8,500 years ago and …

The Science of Sugar: Is Corn Syrup the Same?

Scientists are still debating whether there is a real difference between the effects on a person's health of high-fructose corn syrup and those of …

Diabetes

6 Ways To Kick Added Sugar Out, According To A Sugar Scientist

Learn how to protect yourself and your family from lurking added sugar.<p>The Food and Drug Administration’s new recommendation that Americans eat no more than 10 percent of calories from added sugar is a giant leap in the right direction, according to sugar scientist Laura Schmidt of the University …

4 Important Personal Habits for a More Productive Life

Let's be real: productivity is difficult. You get motivated, you set goals, you put systems and routines in place... but reality doesn't seem to …

New Group of European Ancestors Discovered

Scientists have discovered a new group of ancient European humans.<p>In a paper published Monday in the journal <i>Nature Communications</i>, researchers used …

Top 7 Beliefs Keeping You Broke

When you sit down and turn on your laptop or desktop, you become tense.<p>Your fingers tremble as you type in your bank's URL and enter your username and password. You flinch because your balances are not as large as you hoped and expected. On the other hand, your credit card balances are larger which …

Mammoth tusk unearthed in Idaho sparking hunt for full skeleton

12-foot Columbian mammoth tusk found in Idaho<p>A 12-foot Columbian mammoth tusk has been unearthed in Idaho and scientists say more of the fossil skeleton might still be buried at the site.<p>Researchers say the large herbivore lived 72,000 to 200,000 years ago and was about 16 to 19 when it died. Its …

The head-scratching reason there's no mental health apps

A few weeks ago, director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Thomas Insel announced his departure from public service—and his move to …

A financial planner shares her personal system for managing money

But we also ring up debt because we simply don't understand the flow of our income and expenses, so we can't accurately estimate how much money we have available to spend.<p>I've struggled with this myself. A few years ago, I put in place a "Money Flow" system to help my family track our spending.<p>You …

Archaeologists Suspect King Tut's Tomb May Hold Nefertiti's Remains as Well

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Six ways ancient Maya still alter the environment - Futurity

The Maya made big changes to their environment 2,000 years ago, say researchers, who find evidence of their continued influence in the region today.

Sensors, Insects, Drones And Sustainable Nitrogen Define Innovation In European AgTech Start Ups

If you can’t digest the whole unicorn concept of $1 billion dollar companies you’ve never heard of, or you’re tired of all those wearable or social robot projects on crowdfunding platforms that never see the light of day, there’s hope. Agtech.<p>Agtech investment is on the rise, nearly doubling in one …

8 Things Not to Say to a Recovering Addict

Just because you mean well doesn't mean you're not being rude.<p>I started drinking when I was very young. How young exactly, I'm not sure. I partied in high school, smoked a little pot, and on my 16th birthday, I snorted my first line of cocaine. I can't recall the day it stopped being about having a …

Can tech help overcome addiction?

The tragic death of 22-year-old Bobbi Kristina Brown this week, along with the memory of the drug-related death of her mother and acclaimed performer Whitney Houston, is a painful reminder of the severity of drug addiction and its potential to cross generations. Though the process of overcoming …

How Businesses Are Leveraging Public Data To Reach Target Audiences

Badri Raghavan Contributor<p>Badri Raghavan is CTO and chief data scientist of FirstFuel.<p>It’s no secret that the growth of publicly available data, or open data, is more prevalent than ever. From government databases, such as those aggregated by Data.gov, to data made available via tools such as …

A new startup claims that '90 percent of our clients see their anxiety decline'

"It started with little things—having trouble making eye contact," he told me.<p>Soon it got worse. Redding, a 28-year-old salesman in Seattle, found himself freaking out during normal, everyday conversations. He worried any time his boss wanted to talk. He would dread his regular sales calls, and the …