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Smart People Live Longer — Here's Why

Smart People Live Longer — Here’s Why

Smarter people tend to live longer than those with less luck in the intelligence department. Now, a new study hints at why: It's (almost) all about good genes. About 95 percent of the relationship between intelligence and longevity is explained by genetic influences on both traits, researchers r

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The formula for a happy life!!!

The formula for a happy life!!!

For years philosophers have sought the secret to a fulfilling existence, but now one man claims to have discovered it - and come up with a formula. Research into what makes people feel happy has led renowned professor, Dr Todd Kashdan, to produce an equation called the Feel Good Formula. In i

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Earth Hour 2011: When Is It? What's the Point?

Earth Hour 2011: When Is It? What’s the Point?

The Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower, Beijing's Forbidden City, and hundreds of other world landmarks will be abruptly blacked out Saturday night. But the 60-minute power outages—scheduled for 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., local time—won't be the results of a terrorist plot, natural

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Stop wasting food, save the world's energy

Stop wasting food, save the world’s energy

IT IS no secret that meeting the world's growing energy demands will be difficult. So far, most of the focus has been on finding oil in areas that are ever more difficult to access - think BP's Deepwater Horizon well - bringing new fossil fuels such as tar sands online and increasing energy effi

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If You Live Green, Why Not Die Green?

If You Live Green, Why Not Die Green?

This may really irk all of you who recycle plastic and paper, conserve electricity by turning off the lights, drive hybrid cars and use cloth shopping bags: When you die, your burial process could nearly negate your green legacy. Death has serious environmental downsides. But funerary folks are

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Why Most Stars Have Twins

Why Most Stars Have Twins

Most of the stars twinkling in the night sky aren't alone. They're pairs, triplets or other groups, and scientists haven't understood why. New research suggests that asymmetries in the dust-laced clouds of gas that feed baby stars are responsible. "There's always been a big confusion about w

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Welcome to the elderly age

Welcome to the elderly age

USHI OKUSHIMA is the oldest resident of Ogimi, the most elderly community in Japan - the country where the average age is higher than anywhere else in the world. At 108, she still takes to the floor for traditional Japanese dances. Afterwards she dabs a little French perfume behind her e

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April Fools' Day Facts: Behind the Laughs

April Fools’ Day Facts: Behind the Laughs

For the eager prankster, nothing beats April Fools' Day, a light-hearted tradition that's several hundred years old. "A lot of people think [April Fools' Day] is just obnoxious, and just wish it would stop," said Alex Boese, curator of the Museum of Hoaxes in San Diego, California. "But

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