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How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

Healthy Soil Microbes, Healthy People

The microbial community in the ground is as important as the one in our guts.<p>A small pine tree grown in a glass box reveals the level of white, finely branched mycorrhizal threads or "mycelium" that attach to roots and feed the plant. (<i>David Read</i>)<p>We have been hearing a lot recently about a …

X3 Helicopter Sets Speed Record At Nearly 300 MPH

Hervé Jammayrac knows fast.<p>The Eurocopter test pilot set a new speed record for helicopters last week, achieving 255 knots (293 mph) in the …

SC investigating changeable electronic license plates [w/poll]

South Carolina may soon lead the way into the future with electronic license plates for cars and trucks. Using so-called electronic paper, technology similar to what is seen on digital readers like the Amazon Kindle, these new license plates would be capable of dynamically changing from normal …

Bacterial apocalypse – the bugs are getting cleverer, and we are doing little to stop them

We're all doomed.<p>Well, possibly not. But having recently returned from the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, …

Drug laws amount to scientific censorship, says David Nutt

International drug laws amount to scientific censorship, setting back key areas of research including medical treatments, according to a former …

Nanotechnology and religion: a complex relationship

In the science fiction short story Halo, a panel of Muslim scholars discuss a strip of bacon made by a "molecular assembler", a device capable of …

Science and sex: Everything you wanted to know about 'doing it'

"How We Do It" may sound like a sex manual, but it isn't: In fact, that's about the only topic you won't find addressed in anthropologist Robert Martin's book-length survey of human reproduction and what we can learn from the animal world.<p>There's still news you can use, however. For example, how …

China Launches Crew Into Space, Starting 15-Day Mission

China successfully launched its Shenzhou-10 spacecraft Tuesday, sending its three crew members into orbit on a Long March-2F carrier rocket. The astronauts are expected to dock with an orbiting lab, the Tiangong-1; their mission will last 15 days.<p>"Today, the Shenzhou-10 spacecraft has been …

NASA warns Arctic thaw could have huge impact on global warming

The Arctic's permafrost soils have NASA worried. Scientists monitoring carbon levels in the top layers of Arctic soils have identified huge deposits that, if thawed sufficiently, could upset its carbon balance and magnify the impacts of global warming. The agency estimates that the Arctic's …

Military sex assaults: Plan for outside prosecutor blocked in Senate

An effort to place military sex assault cases in the hands of an independent prosecutor was thwarted late Tuesday when Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin sided with the top brass – and against a fellow Democrat.<p>Levin (D-Mich.) will strip a proposal by Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) from …

Obama's Handling Of Civil Liberties Gets Poor Ratings In Poll

A new HuffPost/YouGov poll has found that while Americans are divided in their opinion of how President Barack Obama is handling the job of protecting the country against terrorism, they are more likely to give Obama bad marks when it comes to protecting constitutional rights.<p>According to the …

Back To Basics: Android versions explained

Welcome friends to the “Back to Basics” series, where we run a fine toothed comb over each and every aspect of Android so that you can make an educated decision on which Android device is for you. This week’s edition is all about Android versions, and we’ll be releasing a new edition to the series …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom official: specs, features, pricing and release date

Samsung on Wednesday announced the latest member of the Galaxy S4 family, the Galaxy S4 Zoom, confirming recent rumors and leaks in the process.<p>The most recent Galaxy S4 Zoom image leaks were right after all, we’re indeed looking at a bulkier phone that’s similar in part to the Galaxy S4 Mini and …

Edward Snowden: how the spy story of the age leaked out

As he pulled a small black suitcase and carried a selection of laptop bags over his shoulders, no one would have paid much attention to Ed Snowden as …

Turkish protesters and police battle for control of Taksim Square

Turkish riot police using teargas and water cannon battled protesters for control of Taksim Square in Istanbul on Tuesday night, hours after the …

Pininfarina Sergio Edging Closer to Becoming Reality

At this year’s Geneva auto show, Pininfarina, the design house famous for its longstanding, glorious relationship with Ferrari, unveiled its homage to its former leader, Sergio Pininfarina. The highly stylized barchetta concept simply known as the Sergio is based on the utterly gobsmacking 562-hp …

Scans show early brain growth in breastfed babies

<b>BROWN (US) —</b> Babies who are breastfed show signs of early brain development, particularly in regions associated with language, emotional function, …

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We're Making Less Effective Drugs Now Than 40 Years Ago

A new study examines the effectiveness of new drugs compared with placebo in drug trials from 1966 to 2010. The new drugs aren't looking so hot.<p>Apparently, the good ol' days really did shine brighter, at least for drug development. In decades past, clinical trials found that drugs were hugely …

Morphine-like drug may ward off PTSD

<b>EMORY (US) —</b> A new compound reduces PTSD-like symptoms in mice that have been exposed to stress, a finding that could lead to a treatment given to …

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