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Blocking a human branched DNA enzyme offers new ways of targeting a crucial enzyme family for cancer

An international team of scientists has discovered how compounds block flap endonuclease 1 (FEN1) - a crucial enzyme class in the DNA damage response …

The effects of talk radio and Fox News are studied in 'The Brainwashing of My Dad'

The title and those lively Bill Plympton animations may suggest otherwise, but "The Brainwashing of My Dad" has something more serious on its mind.<p>Witnessing her aging Caucasian father turn from Kennedy Democrat into an "enraged and unreachable"<p>Fox Newsfanatic, documentary filmmaker Jen Senko …

Why We Act Irrationally: A Harvard Psychologist Reveals the One Word That Drives Our Senseless Habits

If you're going to ask someone for a favor, be sure to use the word because and give the person a reason to fulfill the favor. We use reasons -- both logical and illogical -- to justify our own behavior.<p>It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen Langer and her research …

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Homo sapiens' sex with extinct species was no one-night stand

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Our species, Homo sapiens, has a more adventurous sexual history than previously realized, and all that bed-hopping long ago has left an indelible mark on the human genome.<p>Scientists said on Friday an analysis of genetic information on about 1,500 people from locations around …

UN condemns N Korea 'unacceptable' missile launches

<b>The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the "unacceptable" recent ballistic missile launches by North Korea.</b><p>In an unanimous statement, it said the launches "constituted a clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions".<p>It comes after the North test-fired two medium-range ballistic …

How creepy has Facebook become?

SAN ANTONIO -- Facebook's had its share of really-cool-to-creepy moments that have caught users' eyes during its evolution to one of the most-used websites in the world.<p>It was cool (until it got creepy) when Facebook started using users' pictures in ads. Ditto when they put together video …

Facebook Messenger Is Getting Slammed By Tons Of Negative Reviews Right Now

In just a few days since the big split, Facebook Messenger has soared to the No. 1 spot in the iOS App Store — but it also has an overwhelming number of one-star ratings. Nearly 94% of those who rated the app gave it just one star. The Google Play store works a bit differently, as Mashable's …

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The death of privacy

We have come to the end of privacy; our private lives, as our grandparents would have recognised them, have been winnowed away to the realm of the shameful and secret. To quote ex-tabloid hack Paul McMullan, "privacy is for paedos". Insidiously, through small concessions that only mounted up over …

The Toxins That Threaten Our Brains

Leading scientists recently identified a dozen chemicals as being responsible for widespread behavioral and cognitive problems. But the scope of the chemical dangers in our environment is likely even greater. Why children and the poor are most susceptible to neurotoxic exposure that may be costing …

Your personal information just isn't safe

Companies can't keep your data safe. It's that simple.<p>When Target lost data on some 110 million customers, it recommended them to credit bureau Experian for "identity theft protection," offering to cover the cost for a year.<p>Think you're in better hands? Think again.<p>Sometime before the Target (TGT) …

You've been hacked! Here's what to do

Russian criminals have stolen more than 1.2 billion Internet usernames and passwords, and the odds are decent that some of yours might be among them.<p>There's no need to panic at this point -- Hold Security, the firm that discovered the theft, says the gang isn't in the business of stealing your bank …

Make OS X Yosemite’s dark mode turn on automatically with this neat utility

Although OS X Yosemite is still a few months out from public release, the public beta and developer seeds means the OS is already seeing wide adoption — hence, apps for Yosemite are already starting to surface. In fact, the unreleased OS already makes up 18% of Mac users on 9to5Mac, already the …

Gmail finally made it easy to unsubscribe from spammers

Scrolling to the bottom of every spam email in search of that tiny “unsubscribe” link is among my least favorite Internet chores, but Google is …

See OS X Yosemite’s Beta 5 changes in action

The fifth beta of OS X Yosemite was released to developers a few days a go, with the operating system getting closer to a general release, in today’s video we take a look at the subtle changes Apple has made in the latest beta.<p>Take a look at the video to see the changes in action.<p>Subscribe to Cult …

The Information: Motorola Nexus phablet is happening, Android Silver’s future uncertain

Over the weekend we reported on a new rumor claiming that the next Nexus handset would not only be built by Motorola, it would be a massive 5.9-inch device with the codename Shamu. Lending a little extra weight to the rumor, <i>the Information</i> says that they have now verified with “three people with …

Should You Constantly Evolve Your Software or Product?

Remember, software is a tool that helps you achieve your business objectives, not an entity itself. The purpose of your software is to accomplish these objectives in the most efficient manner possible.<p>With regards to evolving your software, the decision to do so should be made with end business …

An Upcoming iPhone Feature From Apple Will Completely Transform How You Use Apps

Apple calls it Extensibility, and it basically allows your apps to share both information and functionality with one another, which means less time spent switching among apps.<p>Let's say you have a favorite app for editing your photos, such as Adobe Photoshop Express.<p>Before Extensibility, you would …

Exclusive: Watch Jack Black as Orson Welles in Drunk History Clip

<b>As we discovered</b> in our visit to the set of Comedy Central's <i>Drunk History</i>, there's a surprising amount of real historical detail in the show. You might even learn something watching it. But more importantly it's just really funny. On that count, here is a clip from next week's episode reenacting …

John Oliver Takes on Native Advertising, Journalism's Raisin Cookie

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>John Oliver is no fan of native advertising. He considers it the raisin cookie of the journalistic …

Why Aren’t More Americans Atheists?

Turns out it has nothing to do with science. And everything to do with politics.<p>Many expressed surprise recently when, in one of its periodic surveys of Americans’ views of other faiths, the Pew Research Center found that atheists fare poorly—fully 40 percent of those polled described their views …

CIA vs. the Senate: The Constitution demands action

CIA spying on the Senate is the constitutional equivalent of the Watergate break-in. In both cases, the executive branch attacked the very foundations of our system of checks and balances.<p>President Obama is not President Nixon. He hasn't been implicated personally in organizing this constitutional …

Tylenol and Panadol Prove No Better Than Placebo at Helping Back Pain

Two-thirds of adults experience back pain sometime during their lives, and most take acetaminophen, found in brands like Tylenol and Panadol, for …

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

Get the max from your gym time—without adding more reps or more minutes<p>You're all about multitasking when it comes to your job, your to-do list, and even your free time (seriously, who <i>just</i> watches TV these days?). So why shouldn't your workout—and your body—benefit from the same smart shortcuts? …

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Why our brains love the ocean: Science explains what draws humans to the sea

I’m standing on a pier at the Outer Banks of North Carolina, fifty feet above the Atlantic. To the left and right, forward, back, and below, all I can see is ocean. I’m wearing a light blue hat that looks like a bejeweled swim cap, and a heavy black cable snakes down my back like a ponytail. Even …

Esbit: Elegant Cookware for the Outdoors : With roots in foldable stoves and block fuel, the German brand continues to mix ingenuity and grit

Longtime backpackers will no doubt recognize the name Esbit. The German company's fuel tablets and pocket stoves have been an outdoor, survival and military mainstay since its first iteration in 1936. While the brand's fuel blocks and compact stoves have advanced with new technologies to burn …