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The Secret To Being A Charismatic Public Speaker

Oct 30, 14 The Secret To Being A Charismatic Public Speaker

Posted by in Science

Is your favorite politician really as charismatic and likeable as you think, or is it all just an auditory illusion? That’s the basis of a recent study from the University of California, Los Angeles, which suggests that what a politician has to say isn’t nearly as important as the pitch in which he or she says it.

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Strict ‘Social Host’ Laws Seem To Reduce Underage Drinking

Oct 30, 14 Strict ‘Social Host’ Laws Seem To Reduce Underage Drinking

Posted by in Health

Teenagers and college students living in states with strict "social host" laws are less likely to get intoxicated on drinks, according to a new study in the November issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

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Jack Ma ‘Hopes’ For Apple Pay Partnership

Oct 30, 14 Jack Ma ‘Hopes’ For Apple Pay Partnership

Posted by in Technology

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.'s founder and CEO Jack Ma said he hoped to do “something” with Apple Inc. in the future, after meeting with Tim Cook on Monday night. Ma also announced that his company’s Alipay had become the third-largest payment system in the world, behind Visa and Mastercard.

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It’s The End of The World (As We Know It)

Oct 30, 14 It’s The End of The World (As We Know It)

Posted by in Science

In 2012, people around the world were convinced our time on Earth was coming to an end because of the Mayan calendar. In 1987, my friend Christa from high school thought the world would end because of some prophecy she read in the Qur'an. So far, all the doomsday prophets have been wrong and I've been laughing. Yesterday, I decided to join them. Why, you might ask?

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Your Sweat Could Soon Be A Window Into Your Health

Oct 30, 14 Your Sweat Could Soon Be A Window Into Your Health

Posted by in Health, WTF???

Sweat, the cooling system of your body, is made almost completely of water, with tiny amounts of other chemicals, including ammonia, urea, salts, and sugar. Remarkably, these chemicals along with the small molecules and peptides they contain can reveal what is going on inside your body. For this reason, scientists are trying to harness sweat through some form of wearable technology and turn it into a new way to measure and monitor your immediate health.

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Are Smart Guns The Next Step For Police?

Oct 30, 14 Are Smart Guns The Next Step For Police?

Posted by in Technology

The August shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has renewed the public’s fears about excessive use of force by police, but a startup hopes to offer a solution. Yardam Technologies, based in Santa Cruz, California, is currently testing a device, small enough to fit in the handle of most police guns, that tracks the weapon’s use in real time.

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Windowless Plane Already Demonized

Oct 30, 14 Windowless Plane Already Demonized

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Space

A UK company is working on technology that could allow planes to become windowless within 10 years, resulting not only in a different kind of passenger experience but in reduced airfares too. As with every new technological development, it seems, there is criticism.

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Personal Health Isn’t The Only Thing Oysters Are Good For

Oct 30, 14 Personal Health Isn’t The Only Thing Oysters Are Good For

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They say oysters are an aphrodisiac — they being scientists in 2005. But the sexual health benefits notwithstanding, oysters have a lot of other great qualities to offer. And, if you happen to care about the environment, they also happen to act as a natural filtration system.

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Celebrating Our Cats On National Cat Day

Oct 29, 14 Celebrating Our Cats On National Cat Day

Posted by in Health, Science, Seasonal

Today is a great day – it is National Cat Day. That’s right; an entire day dedicated to celebrating cats is upon us. Though many ways exist to celebrate cats on this fine National Cat Day, why don’t we take a look at the benefits of having cats in our lives?

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What Happens After Death?

Oh, October... the one time of year when everyone gets together, eats candy, and does not feel really awkward talking about things like death and decomposition. After all, it’s all in the spirit of Halloween. So, what happens to us after we die?

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