If you want to lower the intensity of your emotions, positive and negative, time spent alone may be just the ticket.
Doctors treating the victims of mysterious, invisible attacks on the US embassy in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for clues to explain the damage to their hearing, vision, balance and memory.
The US farmer suicide crisis echoes a much larger farmer suicide crisis happening globally: an Australian farmer dies by suicide every four days; in the UK, one farmer a week takes his or her own life; in France, one farmer dies by suicide every two days; in India, more than 270,000 farmers have died by suicide since 1995.
There's a good chance at least some of your Android apps have tracked you rather more than you expect.
In what could be considered the first business how-to book, an Italian merchant from the 1400s advises leaders to be charitable, ethical, and treat people fairly; be modest; look for the right qualities in a wife; be selective in deals; and retire at 50, when “natural fervor abates, his blood calms down, his intelligence dims and his memory becomes less quick, so that he risks committing many errors in his business.”
Poverty experts are watching the UN tour closely in the hope that it might draw public attention to a largely neglected but critical aspect of US society. The US poses an especially challenging subject for the UN special rapporteur because unlike all other industrialized nations, it fails to recognize fundamental social and economic rights such as the right to healthcare, a roof over your head or food to keep hunger at bay.
Rising rents are leading Americans to live in cars and other vehicles, writes Jessica Bruder, the author of Nomadland.
Welcome to the world of haute hiking wear.
The Trump administration is considering a set of proposals developed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a retired CIA officer — with assistance from Oliver North — to provide CIA Director Mike Pompeo and the White House with a global, private spy network that would circumvent official U.S. intelligence agencies, according to several current and former U.S. intelligence officials and others familiar with the proposals. The sources say the plans have been pitched to the White House as a means of countering “deep state” enemies in the intelligence community seeking to undermine Donald Trump’s presidency.
Findings indicate that maximal strength benefits are obtained from the use of heavy loads while muscle hypertrophy can be equally achieved across a spectrum of loading ranges.
Prehistoric women had stronger arms than elite female rowing teams do today thanks to the daily grind of farming life. While grinding grain using stone tools was likely to be a key factor in boosting women’s bone strength, the researchers add that other strenuous occupations including pottery making, planting and harvesting crops, and tending livestock could also have contributed.
Technology has made the threat of fakery greater today. Widespread disclosures are no longer made only by mass media, whose claims are necessarily public and able to be challenged. A sort of darkness covers deceptions that are now possible through a mix of data-driven targeting and the social media news feeds of individuals, sharing among their personal networks.
São Paulo could face more devastating water shortages if farmers continue to clear the Amazon forest, warns the utility chief who recently steered the biggest city in the Americas from the edge of drought catastrophe.
Epigenetics does not involve changes to the DNA sequence, but are changes that modify gene expression. A person's epigenome is inherited, but it is also reversible based on what you eat, whether you exercise, and even where you live, for example.
Findings suggest that the timing of when you consume calories, relative to your own biological timing may be more important for health than the actual time of day.
Those with the greatest amount of sedentary time—more than 13 hours per day—and who frequently had sedentary bouts of at least 60 to 90 consecutive minutes had a nearly two-fold increase in death risk compared with those who had the least total sedentary time and the shortest sedentary bouts. The researchers also found that participants who kept most of their sitting bouts to less than 30 minutes had the lowest risk of death.
The FBI failed to notify scores of US officials that Russian hackers were trying to break into their personal Gmail accounts despite having evidence for at least a year, an investigation found. An AP analysis suggests that out of 312 US military and government figures targeted by Fancy Bear, 131 clicked links sent to them. That could mean that as many as two in five came perilously close to handing over their passwords.
I have been told that no research is being done in Britain to establish whether there is a causal factor between eating chicken and declining male sperm counts, writes Baroness Jean Corston.
While the Americans have been making a show of shutting down a non-existent fake embassy, it’s boom-time for Accra’s visa-fraud industry.
Polishing an apple with your shirt might remove some dust and dirt, but getting rid of pesticide residues could take a little more work. Researchers now report in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, that washing apples with a common household product — baking soda — could do the trick for residues on the surfaces of the fruit.