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7 Things You Should Never Ever Do in a Fitness Class

These slip-ups and snafus give a whole new meaning to "bad form."<p>Exercising in a group setting is an awesome way to boost energy, collaboration, and even a little friendly competition to push you even harder. But these classes also come with a code of etiquette that for some reason, sometimes, …

Single gene controls jet lag

Related images<br>(click to enlarge)<p>Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a gene that regulates sleep and wake rhythms. …

How our brains can control our emotions

The brain’s complicated wiring could help dictate whether we feel happy, angry or sad. Could electrical charges be the answer to help treat mental disorders? (WARNING: Contains mild footage of animal experiments)<p>We all know humans have a complex range of emotions – from anger to fear, aggression to …

Neuroscience

Google's Company That Wants To Cure Death Now Has Its Own Website

Calico, the company Google launched in September to try to cure death by tackling aging and illness, now has an official website (hat-tip to SFGate, where we first saw the news).<p>When Google CEO Larry Page first announced the new lab, he didn't give much of a roadmap for how Calico would work on …

Genetic Engineering

NASA's Super-Black Material Arrives In Space

The material is so dark, you can't tell when it's been folded.<p>A sample of one of the world's blackest materials—so dark, it's impossible to see when it's folded—is now getting tested in space.<p>The material absorbs 99.5 percent of the visible light and 99.8 percent of the infrared radiation that hits …

What is a magnetic monopole?

19-Year-Old Becomes The Youngest Person To Fly Solo Around The World

Flyin' planes and settin' records, all in the name of computer science<p>Matt Guthmiller is a young man who went on a sort of old-fashioned adventure. He circumnavigated the globe, becoming, upon his return, the youngest person to do so alone in an airplane. Congrats, Matt!<p>The journey took …

Competition for ecological niches limits evolution of new species

A recently published study finds that competition for ecological niches limits the evolution of new species. Further, this study finds that speciation rate slows or even stops as available ecological niches fill up.<p>Why are there so many more species in some regions than in others? According to a …

Genetically-modified fruit flies could control wild populations by producing only sons

Mediterranean fruit flies are responsible for extensive damage to fruit and vegetable crops, not only in the Mediterranean region but also in …

The Satellite and the Vacant McDonald's

Artist's depiction of ISEE-3. | Image courtesy of NASA<p>Mountain View, California is a tech-heavy place. That's the location of the Googleplex, …

Minke Whales Feast Under Antarctic Ice, Study Finds

Their frequent gulps for krill is fastest "lunge" rate ever observed.<p>Minke whales have been discovered feasting furiously under Antarctic sea ice in a hunting strategy not seen before, scientists report.<p>Tracked using digital tags, the whales gulped mouthfuls of krill nearly every 30 seconds-the …

Cognitive Science

NASA Satellite Takes First Look at Earth's Carbon Dioxide

NASA's newest satellite has arrived in its final orbit and begun tracking levels of the heat-trapping gas carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere.<p>The …

Giving antibiotics to babies may lead to obesity, researchers claim

Mice given antibiotics for the first month of life were 25% heavier and more susceptible to the effects of a high-fat diet<p>Long courses of antibiotics may put babies and toddlers at higher risk of obesity when they grow up, according to US researchers.<p>Low doses of penicillin early in life can alter …