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West Antarctica ice sheet collapse: 'it will change the coastline of the world'

Adapting to sea level rises as ice sheets melt will be a really big deal – it'll be expensive and hard<p>We should be worried, and it looks increasingly probable that we should be worried – that's what these new studies on the west Antarctic ice sheet tell me.<p>The interesting thing for me as a …

Breaking bad in Tehran: how Iran got a taste for crystal meth

Cheap, widely available and used by students and housewives alike, crystal meth is taking the Iranian capital by storm. The author of a new book about the country reports on an addiction that even the repressive regime is struggling to control<p>"What economic crisis? Business is good," Bijan winks as …

Mommy’s Little Secret? Coffee And Booze.

Caffeine and alcohol were sweet at 21—but they’re downright lifesavers (in moderation, of course) in the parenting years.<p>Since becoming a mom, I've …

How well can you multitask? This test shows if you’re a ‘supertasker’

Only two percent of people can play Angry Birds, answer texts, and listen to NPR all at once without breaking a sweat. The rest of us can hardly multitask at all.<p>“The ninety-eight per cent of us…tend to overrate our ability to multitask,” claims University of Utah professor David Strayer. But in a …

Things You Cannot Unsee (and What They Say About Your Brain)

We're going to rewire your brain. Are you ready?<p>I want to show you something simple your mind can do, which illustrates a fascinating emerging theory about how the brain works. First, look at this logo of the World Cup this year.<p>The idea of the emblem is obvious: This is an illustration of a trophy …