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Why Smart People Make Stupid Decisions

We’ve all been there.<p>We make what we think is a rational decision. And then seconds, minutes or days later we wonder “What was I thinking?!” Was it a temporary lapse of sanity? Were we just distracted and decided anyway?<p>We knew it wasn’t the right decision or the best decision, but in that moment, …

Critical Thinking

7 Reasons You Can't Stop Coughing

Everybody coughs—it’s the number one illness-related reason people go to the doctor, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. …

Whooping Cough

Unsealing of Christ's Reputed Tomb Turns Up New Revelations

For just 60 hours, researchers had the opportunity to examine the holiest site in Christianity. Here's what they found.<p>Researchers have continued their investigation into the site where the body of Jesus Christ is traditionally believed to have been buried, and their preliminary findings appear to …

Archaeology

HIV is not a super-spreader of drug-resistant tuberculosis - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

While the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic fuels tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks, it does not drive the development and transmission of …

Bride Is Walked Down Aisle by the Man Who Got Her Father’s Donated Heart

It’s a bittersweet wedding story a decade in the making: Nearly 10 years after Jeni Stepien’s father was killed, the man who received her father’s donated heart traveled from New Jersey to Pennsylvania to walk her down the aisle.<p>“The murder and the wedding happened within a three-block radius” in …

22 reasons why Cape Town is the world’s best city

Salvage experts begin examining stricken Western Isles oil rig

<b>A small team of salvage experts has been lowered onto the stranded oil rig in the Western Isles.</b><p>The rig ran aground on the west coast of Lewis during a storm on Monday.<p>A more detailed investigation is planned for Wednesday but the UK government has said the work may take some time.<p>Sightseers have …

Medicine at the Olympics: 120 years of medical history

It’s not all about doping: Olympic medical history includes doctors ‘in sheds’ waiting for swimmers, a gymnast injured by a hat pin, and a marathoner who had to steal peaches to keep himself going<p>Doping gets so much attention in coverage of the Olympics that it’s easy to overlook the other medical …

This STD could get a lot harder to treat

<b>(CNN) —</b> For patients with gonorrhea, a two-drug antibiotic punch is the usual recommended treatment, but new research found the sexually transmitted infection is less vulnerable to one of these drugs: azithromycin.<p>Because the bacteria causing gonorrhea are already resistant to penicillin, …

ISIS tried to silence him, but pianist won't stay quiet

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Shut up or I will throw you on top and burn you along with it!" barks a jihadi in black.<p>Aeham Ahmed is scared but unyielding. "What is wrong with having a piano?" he said.<p>The two stand for a moment, their eyes locked. A musician and his instrument. An ISIS terrorist and his AK.<p>Then the …

Middle East

Fighting an 'abyss of helplessness' -- life after Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Movement'

It's been a year since Hong Kong teenager Joshua Wong, along with scores of other pro-democracy protesters, stormed a plaza in front of government headquarters here. A dozen muscular police officers pinned down his spindly frame and hauled him off for two days of detention.<p>The rest quickly became …

Good Samaritan Gives Denver Man Free Ticket to See Pope Francis

One Colorado man's dream of seeing the pope was fulfilled when a good Samaritan stepped in — on orders from God.<p>Saul Mejia, of Denver, Colorado, was waiting in line in New York City since 3 a.m. Thursday with the hope of getting a ticket to see Pope Francis during his first trip to the United …