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What not to say to a divorcing friend

Christmas is over, the relatives have all gone home, and resolutions have been made; a promise of a clean slate for the new year. Perhaps that’s why the first working day in January is known as Divorce Day, when many couples decide to begin their year by disentangling their lives. So, chances are …

Babysitting

3 Pranayama Breathing Techniques for Beginners

<i>Pranayama</i> is a yogic discipline with origins in Ancient India. It is the fourth limb of the eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga mentioned in the Yoga Sutras …

Orthomolecular psychiatry. Varying the concentrations of substances normally present in the human body may control mental disease.

1968 Apr 19;160(3825):265-71.<p>Abstract<p>The functioning of the brain is affected by the molecular concentrations of many substances that are normally …

Neuroscience

What To Think About Conflicting Medical Guidelines

Medical researchers are in a constant search for truth. Each study is supposed to be another step toward that goal. But it's pretty obvious that many studies just don't hold up. Think about the contradictory advice about what you should eat or drink. We've heard that coffee is bad for you, then …

Diets

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General relativity caught in action around black hole

<b>GENEVA</b> — An effect of general relativity that is barely measurable on Earth has been spotted in full force around a black hole.<p>Physicists detected …

Black Holes

Experimenter movie takes shock tactics to new level

<b>It was an experiment that shocked society in 1961, months after the trial began of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. A Yale university psychologist, Stanley Milgram, carried out a test in which participants thought they were delivering increasingly stronger electric shocks to someone in the next</b> …

Psychology

Painful Failure for First Launch of U.S. Air Force Rocket from Hawaii

During its first trial launch tonight, the U.S. Air Force’s experimental Super Strypi did not make it to space. Instead, it seems to have suffered a …

The collective wisdom of the 2015 graduation speeches

<b>(Real Simple) —</b><p>Trust yourself<p>"I want you all to stay true to the most real, most sincere, most authentic parts of yourselves. I want you to ask those basic questions: Who do you want to be? What inspires you? How do you want to give back? And then I want you to take a deep breath and trust …

College & University

Life after death: the science of human decomposition

John had been dead about four hours before his body was brought into the funeral home. He had been relatively healthy for most of his life. He had worked his whole life on the Texas oil fields, a job that kept him physically active, and in pretty good shape. He had stopped smoking decades earlier, …

Biology

The rules of Street Photography

When you get in contact with other street photogtaphers, there's a big chance that you also get in touch with the different "rules" surrounding the …

Street Photography

Watching HIV replicate in a living animal is now possible

An imaging technique used on monkeys could change the way we treat HIV<p>Doctors might soon be able to see the places where HIV replicates in the human body, if a technique used in macaques also works in people. A new method for imaging HIV in living macaques is described today in <i>Nature Methods</i>, a …

Immunotherapy

First human? Jawbone fossil in Ethiopia sheds light on human origins

The discovery is the earliest known fossil of the genus Homo and suggests humankind's ancestors were living in open grassland environments, near lakes and rivers<p>A piece of jawbone with teeth attached, uncovered in <b>Ethiopia</b>, is the earliest known fossil of the genus Homo, to which humans belong, …

Evolution

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

PocketQube kits make it easier for amateurs to build their own satellites

The PocketQube team wants to give even more people access to its relatively affordable 5cm x 5cm x 5cm microsatellites, so it now has ready-to-use kits up for sale on its online store. These kits contain (almost) everything one needs to assemble cube satellites, making it easier for first-timers or …

Handwriting vs typing: is the pen still mightier than the keyboard?

Computers may dominate our lives, but mastery of penmanship brings us important cognitive benefits, research suggests<p>In the past few days you may well have scribbled out a shopping list on the back of an envelope or stuck a Post-it on your desk. Perhaps you added a comment to your child’s report …

Pubic Bacteria May Help Catch Sexual Assaulters

Forensic tracking via microbiome<p>For decades, DNA testing has been the standard test used to identify sexual assaulters. Authorities try to gather samples of DNA from hairs or bodily fluids found on objects at the crime scene like clothing or bedding. Sometimes victims have their attacker’s DNA on …

Jaguar's 'Ghost Car' Navigation System Is Straight Out Of Science Fiction

Jaguar just unveiled a proposed new navigation system that's unlike anything we've ever seen.<p>Most modern navigation systems instruct drivers using a series of arrows or at best a pictographic representation of a highway exit. However, Jaguar's new experimental system abandons the arrows and instead …

Autonomous Cars

The 25 Best Jane Austen Quotes

The wittiest woman in literature is still one of our favourite authors of all time. To celebrate what would have been her birthday, here's our …

Literature

21 motivating quotes to make you get up and go

Feeling a little bit 'meh' at the moment? Well, read these brilliant quotes and prepare to get your mojo back...<p>1. ‘Power’s not given to you. You …

Motivation

Compelling Portraits of People Who Live Alone in the Forest

While most people all over the world live in a community with others around them, Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko captures those that choose to turn their backs on this lifestyle. His compelling series <i>Escape</i> documents people who instead live a solitary existence in the wilderness. They make …

Photography

10 Emoji Meanings That Might Surprise You

Emoji have become an unofficial universal language in everyday communication. It almost feels like some people were born knowing the proper usage of …

Rosetta probe set to catch comet after ten year chase

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1098000/1098999_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522563779_5c586b3db2541a90eaa93333368f0cfa<p><b>After a journey that has lasted a decade, Europe's Rosetta spacecraft is now on its final approach to a comet.</b><p>The tiny probe is set to …

Space

Nearly 10% of cancer survivors smoke, despite risks

Nearly one in 10 long-term cancer survivors play with fire by continuing to smoke, a new study shows.<p>Smoking rates are especially high among those who had cancers strongly linked to smoking, such as lung and bladder cancer, say researchers who questioned nearly 3,000 survivors nine years after …

Aspirin a day could dramatically cut cancer risk, says biggest study yet

Daily pill for middle-aged could save 130,000 lives over 20 years in Britain alone, scientists suggest<p>An aspirin a day could dramatically cut people's chances of getting and dying from common cancers, according to the most detailed review yet of the cheap drug's ability to stem disease.<p>More than …

Graphics and Illustrations by Joe Cavazos

Outstanding graphics and illustrations by Joe Cavazos for posters and album artworks.<p>Joe Cavazos is the name of this creative mind. In addition to …

Graphic Design

Smartphone Addiction Now Has A Clinical Name

According to data from the Pew Research Center, 90% of Americans have a cell phone, while a full 58% of them own smartphones.<p>More surprising, though, is the percentage of people who have developed a psychological attachment to their phones.<p>It's called "nomophobia" (short for no-mobile-phone …

Mental Health

EmbryoScope Timelapse Captures How an Embryo Grows Up from a Single Cell

A few days ago, we told you about a time-lapse embryo imaging technology called EmbryoScope. And today, we get to show you what a time-lapse captured …

A New Idea For Colonizing Space: Send Our DNA, Assemble Ourselves Once We Get There

I mean, it’s just too hard to send actual humans, right?<p>It’s difficult to send people far into space. Why not send bacteria instead? That’s the simple foundation behind one decidedly out-there idea for sending humans to live on other planets in the future.<p>“Our best bet for space exploration could …