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Pump Up The Bass, Feel Like A Boss

Pump-up songs make us feel capable and powerful. Athletes know that intuitively — batters swagger out to raucous walk-up songs, stars like Serena Williams and Lebron James warm up with headphones on (except when, in James's case, the headphones come off to blast Wu-Tang Clan in the locker room).<p>But …

A 'bionic pancreas' might transform how diabetes is managed

Scientists have successfully tested a "bionic pancreas" on 20 adults and 32 teenagers with Type 1 diabetes for five days, reports the Associated Press. The pancreas is a wearable device that continuously monitors a patient's blood sugar levels and administers insulin automatically, when needed. …

A single broken gene slashes your heart attack risk

Two new studies have identified mutations that could have a big impact on cardiovascular disease<p>When cholesterol accumulates inside blood vessels, they sometimes burst into clots that block the flow of blood to a person's brain. This is what we call a stroke. But even though doctors have understood …

Bill Nye is getting closer to rebooting 'Bill Nye the Science Guy'

But he isn't quite there just yet<p>Last we heard, Bill Nye, of 1990s program <i>Bill Nye the Science Guy</i> fame, was teasing a reboot of his show. But there were conditions: "it would have to be with the right producers, and it would have to be a less unfavorable contract." Now, in some good news for fans, …

The Board Game of the Alpha Nerds

Before Risk, before Dungeons & Dragons, before Magic: The Gathering, there was Diplomacy. One writer enters international competition to play the …

Gold Nanoparticles Melt Your Excess Fat

This is not a scam.<p>For at least a decade, researchers have tried to develop practical ways to use gold nanoparticles to kill cancer cells. But perhaps you'll see the nanotechnology in a cosmetic surgeon's office before you see it at the oncologist's.<p>A new startup, NanoLipo, is working on a gold …

Nanotech

Increasing Adiposity

Viewpoint<p>June 4, 2014<p>Increasing AdiposityConsequence or Cause of Overeating?<p>1New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center, Boston Children’s …

San Diego

The Shortcut To Bonding With A Romantic Partner On A Deeper Level

From Sam Gosling’s book, Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You:<p>Arthur Aron, a psychologist at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, is …

Being Happy With Sugar

Popular media are full of claims that sugar is toxic. And there’s intense disagreement about recommendations to replace table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup with “natural” sweeteners like agave nectar or fruit juice. What to make of it all?<p>“Over the past few months, I’ve become increasingly …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management