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‘Come As You Are’ might save your sex life

Mar 06, 15 ‘Come As You Are’ might save your sex life

Posted by in Lifestyle, Science

Emily Nagoski had to fight to call her new book, "Come As You Are." Pretty benign, right? Consider the subtitle, "The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life," and you see what the fuss is about. You also see why the book is so critical.

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BPA is fine, if you ignore most studies about it

Mar 06, 15 BPA is fine, if you ignore most studies about it

Posted by in Health

Bisphenol-A (BPA) is either a harmless chemical that’s great for making plastic or one of modern society’s more dangerous problems. It just depends on whom you ask.

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Google’s solar-powered Internet drones to launch within months

Mar 06, 15 Google’s solar-powered Internet drones to launch within months

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Google Inc. is pressing forward with a plan to launch solar-powered drones to broadcast Internet to the 4 billion people without access. The plan comes after Google announced a plan to offer wireless phone and data service in the U.S. later this year.

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Drinking three cups of coffee a day reduces risk of heart attacks

Mar 06, 15 Drinking three cups of coffee a day reduces risk of heart attacks

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Drinking as many as five cups of coffee a day could decrease the risk of heart attacks and clogged arteries. A study examined the link between coffee consumption and coronary artery calcium, which is an early indicator of cardiovascular disease - the clogging of arteries - which can result in heart attacks.

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2015 resolutions check-in – March

Mar 06, 15 2015 resolutions check-in – March

Posted by in Lifestyle, Science, Seasonal

So, we are into March now, and many of us have lost focus on those New Year’s resolutions. Hell, probably some have given up completely. But we can always recommit. Just because we have stopped a resolution or two (or all of them) does not mean that we are out of the game completely.

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The Mediterranean diet’s big, healthy fat lie

Mar 05, 15 The Mediterranean diet’s big, healthy fat lie

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The Mediterranean diet has been realized as the ideal diet for heart health and long life, but it wasn’t until now that researchers calculated just how much of a heart disease risk dropper it really is. By taking a closer look at the diet’s origins from a small, largely unrecognized island, nutritionists, doctors, and parents alike may have a better shot at eating their way to a healthier life.

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Indian food is apparently superior

Mar 05, 15 Indian food is apparently superior

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Two computer scientists think they’ve figured out why some of us would enjoy Indian food for dinner every night if we could. They downloaded more than 2,500 recipes from popular online database TarlaDalal.com, which contained 194 different ingredients.

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A love hormone to treat psychiatric disorders

Mar 05, 15 A love hormone to treat psychiatric disorders

Posted by in Mental Health

Evidence has shown that oxytocin is key to how the brain processes love, earning it the nickname “The Love Hormone,” but what other roles does oxytocin play when it comes to platonic relationships?

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DeepMind demo is impressive, but AI doesn’t scare DARPA roboticist

Mar 05, 15 DeepMind demo is impressive, but AI doesn’t scare DARPA roboticist

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DeepMind AI has been busy learning the ins and outs of Atari 2600 video games. The big lesson so far? The Artificial Intelligence of DeepMind may be good at Space Invaders, but we’re still a long ways off from Artificial Intelligence gamers.

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Kids enjoy exercise more when they do it with friends

Mar 05, 15 Kids enjoy exercise more when they do it with friends

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Peer influence is so strong during childhood and adolescence that much is understood based on our personal experiences. From toys to makeup, and sports to first kisses and condoms, friends are the pace makers of growing up. Researchers recently took a deeper look into peer-to-peer interaction and discovered how a child’s friend can impact his health.

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