University of California

The five universal laws of human stupidity

In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupidity.<p>Stupid people, Carlo M. Cipolla explained, share several identifying traits: they are …

Customer Service

12 Things Mentally Strong People Do That Nobody Else Does

Most people run away from their fears, but not the mentally strong.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve no doubt heard a million times that you should exercise. But how many people have suggested that you become more mentally fit?<p>I’m not just talking about doing a …

Self-help

Best Hospitals In California: New U.S. News Rankings

U.S. News and World Report has released its 2018-19 rankings of best hospitals in the country.<p>CALIFORNIA — U.S. News & World Report has released its …

Physiology

The disturbing parallels between modern accounting and the business of slavery

Slavery in the United States was a business. A morally reprehensible — and very profitable business. Much of the research around the business history of slavery focuses on the horrors of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the business interests that fueled it. The common narrative is that today's …

Black History

Scientist Finds a Hidden Diagnosis in Heart Rate Data From Fitness Watches

An algorithm can diagnose the heart condition that plagued Larry Bird.<p>A human heart beats about 86,000 times per day, accelerating if you drink …

iPhone

New Mexico compound judge has history of issuing low bail to violent offenders

The state judge who on Monday set a $20,000 bail for five defendants arrested at a remote New Mexico compound where authorities say children were being trained to conduct school shootings has a history of issuing low bail to violent offenders.<p>Judge Sarah Backus, an elected Democrat, ordered the two …

New Mexico

UCSD Ranked Second-Best University in U.S.

Share This Article:<p>UC San Diego is No. 2 on Money magazine’s annual list of the 50 Best Colleges in the U.S. released Monday.<p>Support Times of San …

College & University

Cancer Rarely Strikes Elephants. New Clues Suggest Why.

Science & Innovation<p>The newly tested genes may be an important key to the gentle giants’ surprisingly low rates of cancer.<p>Some 30 trillion cells make you, you. Along with your many microbes, this cellular orchestra keeps your body humming along—your heart hammering, your guts gurgling, and your …

Wildlife

San Francisco's sidewalks are covered with human feces, so the city is launching a 'Poop Patrol' to deal with the city's No. 2 problem

In San Francisco, people call the city's telephone hotline about 65 times a day to report piles of human feces on streets and sidewalks.<p>That adds up to 14,597 calls placed to 311 between January 1 and August 13, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.<p>Now, city officials are ramping up their response …

San Francisco

Opinion: Wildfires are only going to get worse, so we need to alter our strategies now

Wildfire has been an integral part of California ecosystems for centuries. Now, however, nearly a third of homes in California are in wildland urban …

Forests

Sleep Deprivation May Play Role in 'Global Loneliness Epidemic'

TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep problems can play havoc with your social life, a new study suggests.<p>A series of experiments revealed …

Sleep

Hundreds of scholars have signed a statement defending the international institutions that Trump has attacked

What are the arguments for and against the international institutions President Trump criticized in his trip to Europe in July and earlier? Forty-two scholars of international relations published a statement in the New York Times supporting the international order and the accompanying institutions …

Politics

America's medical students are skipping school in favor of YouTube classes - and grades are getting BETTER

The medical students learning how to save your life are skipping class.<p>Instead of attending lectures from foremost physicians at institutions like …

Health (UK)

How Long Will Student Housing Be Big Business?

Isaac Sitt and Elliot Tamir had been investing in real estate for years when they stumbled onto the idea. They’d bought a few apartment buildings in …

Business

Getting too little sleep may 'age' the heart

(Reuters Health) - Adults who sleep too little or too much may have an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, say researchers who argue that the best way to think of the harmful effect is in terms of “excess heart age.”<p>In a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults, those who slept seven …

Biomedicine

Typical kid behavior or a mental-health problem? It can be hard to decide.

Mary Rose O'Leary has shepherded three children into adulthood, and she teaches art and music to middle school students.<p>Despite her extensive personal and professional experience with teens, the Eagle Rock, Calif., resident admits she's often perplexed by their behavior.<p>"Even if you have normal …

Mental Health

Live Science

Any other name<p>There is no animal across the Americas that has been given more names than the hemisphere's dominant hunting cat often known as the …

Wildlife

What will really happen after Hayne?

by Alan Mitchell<p>Before we clip the wings of our opportunistic class-action lawyers, perhaps we should pause to think about life after the Hayne royal …

Asbestos

Baby's stroke a reminder why the chickenpox vaccine is so important

The 11-month-old boy suffered weakness after catching the infection from unvaccinated older siblings.<p>A chickenpox-related stroke in a previously healthy 11-month-old boy serves as a scary reminder the childhood disease is not as benign as many parents would like to believe.<p>The boy’s mother sought …

Public Health

Maternal Deaths in US Are Up, So How Did California Cut Them By Half?

Here’s what expectant parents can do to protect themselves.<p>In the United States, a woman’s chances of dying during or after pregnancy are higher than …

Pregnancy

Researchers identify 31 types of anti-atheist microaggressions

Three researchers recently created a psychological survey to help therapists gauge how often atheist clients may suffer from microaggressions.<p>The …

Psychology

People taking HIV-prevention pill may get more primary care

(Reuters Health) - When people take daily pills to minimize their chances of getting HIV, they are also more likely to get routine care like flu shots and recommended screenings for common health problems, a U.S. study suggests.<p>So-called HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly protective …

Public Health

Forget flying cars: This shoe-tying robot is proof that the future is here

Technology can be a great labor-saving aid, carrying out many of the tasks which are considered too dull, dirty, or dangerous for us to bother …

Robotics

Defense rests in Manafort trial without presenting witnesses

Paul Manafort’s lawyers said Tuesday they would rest their case without putting him on the stand or calling any other witnesses, gambling that …

Corruption

Watch This Native Pollinator Build Her Bee-Jeweled Nest

While honeybees and their buzzing hives and hyper-fertile queens get all the press for pollinating our food supply, the hard-working blue orchard bee is one of 4,000 bee species native to North America that does its solitary work in relative obscurity. That is, until now.<p>In the video, you can see …

Ecology

Early opaque universe linked to galaxy scarcity

A team of astronomers has made a surprising discovery: 12.5 billion years ago, the most opaque place in the universe contained relatively little …

Cosmology

Sleep Deprivation Makes Us Less Social - D-brief

By Lacy Schley | August 14, 2018 4:33 pm<p>(Credit: Yuricazac/Shutterstock)<p>Sleep deprivation strikes us all at some point in our lives, from …

Nature Communications

Men, like women, can have post-sex blues

(Reuters Health) - After sex, men can sometimes experience a myriad of confusing negative feelings, a phenomenon called post-coital dysphoria (PCD), which can interfere with relationships, researchers say.<p>The research team analyzed responses from over 1,200 men to an anonymous international online …

University of California

How to Track Your Heart Rate With Wearables

You probably learned how to track your heart rate in school: Put your finger on a pulse point, like the inside of your wrist, and count how many …

Fitness Technology

Money Magazine Ranks Mass. Colleges for Best Value

Money ranked more than 700 of the best colleges in America based on quality of education, affordability and outcomes. Here's how MA did.<p>MIT has been …

College & University