Wellbeing in America 2017 Really Is Much Worse Than 2016, Annual Survey Reveals

It’s not just your imagination: life in America really has become more unpleasant this year. According to a new Gallup report, American wellbeing fell by a “statistically significant and meaningfully large” amount from 2016 to 2017. The drops were largest among women, minorities, Democrats and low-income Americans. “Wellbeing” in this …

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The Classification of ‘High Blood Pressure’ Just Changed. Here’s What You Need to Know

Experts have just redefined what counts as high blood pressure, which means the number of people with it is about to rise by tens of millions in the US alone – and all those people are advised to start thinking about lifestyle changes. In the United States, the definition of …

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This Incredible Footage Shows CRISPR Editing DNA in Real Time

Want to see something that makes scientists gasp? Feast your eyes on this video, showing a direct observation of CRISPR-Cas9 munching up a piece of DNA. In real-time. It’s behaving exactly how scientists predicted CRISPR edits DNA, but this grainy video is the first time a direct observation of the …

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FDA Approves a Trackable ‘Digital Pill’ That Delivers Schizophrenia Medication

The FDA has announced its first ever approval of a pill with an embedded sensor that digitally tracks if patients have ingested it, ushering the US into a new era of smart pharmaceuticals – and medical surveillance. The treatment, called Abilify MyCite, is essentially a clever delivery system for the …

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This Ancient Chinese Box Says It Contains The Collected Remains of The Buddha

1,000 years ago, a pair of monks from Mañjuśrī Temple of the Longxing Monastery in China’s Jingzhou Prefecture reportedly spent two decades collecting bits of cremated bone from far and wide which they believed to be the remains of the man known as the Buddha. And now, their collection has …

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For The First Time Ever Scientists Have Boosted Human Memory With a Brain Implant

With everyone from Elon Musk to MIT to the US Department of Defense researching brain implants, it seems only a matter of time before such devices are ready to help humans extend their natural capabilities. Now, a professor from theUniversity of Southern California (USC) has demonstrated the use of a …

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Artistic toddler generously gives his home an edgy makeover with some black paint

Ellen Porritt is a very lucky mum. Why? Because her two-year-old son, Zeb, is clearly an artistic genius. He has very creative ideas for interior design that are well beyond most people’s comprehension. I mean, to me, it just looks like a bunch of black paint smeared on the floor. …

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Two shirtless and shoeless drunks foil a robbery in progress

Two friends were having a wonderful evening full of alcohol and merriment when they accidentally stumbled upon a robbery. Shirtless and shoeless, James Ross Monroe and Kane Wiblen jumped into action. While the robbers were still inside, Monroe pulled the keys from the running get-away vehicle. The clueless robbers reappear …

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Tumour ravages grandmother’s face and causes her skull SHATTER

A grandmother’s face has been ravaged by a large tumour that has caused the front of her skull to shatter after it was mistaken for the common condition sinusitis. Editha Dadores, 71, started getting pains in her nostrils four years ago and visited doctors near her home in Puerto Princesa, …

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Scientists Have Discovered a Grass That Tastes Like Salt And Vinegar Chips

One of the first things we’re told not to do in chemistry class is eat or lick the samples. But once you’re a grown up scientist, it looks like those classroom rules no longer apply. While cataloguing a bunch of native grass species, researchers in Australia discovered that one of …

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