U.S. national security faces rising challenges from insider threats and organizational rigidity, a Stanford professor says. —> Read More
researchers have identified the process through which a specific gene mutates, causing the condition. Continue reading → —> Read More
Should a sexy woman be seen and not heard? A man can laugh a woman into bed, but funny females aren’t attractive, study claims
The attractiveness of men using humour can even be measured mathematically – the more jokes he tells and the more she laughs at them, the more likely it is they will end up together, said researchers. —> Read More
Coffee is great for a lot of reasons. It wakes you up, it can prevent disease and it makes you happier. But you shouldn’t drink 7o cups of the stuff, according to a new ASAP Science video. That, they say, could kill a 154-pound person.
It’s hard to imagine anyone wanting to drink 70 cups of coffee, and actually, it may not be possible. As a previous ASAP Science video points out, it’s almost impossible to fit that much in your stomach — and you would start experiencing mania and hallucinations before getting those whopping 70 cups down.
According to the video, 13 consecutive shots of alcohol can also be fatal, as can one or two ground cherry pits or 85 full-size bars of chocolate.
When it comes down to it, you probably don’t have to worry too much about your coffee and chocolate habits. But there is too much of a good thing.
Also on HuffPost:
– This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Gloucester, Mass. (Reuters) – Snotbot is a drone whose name describes it perfectly, it’s a robot that collects snot, specifically whale snot.
Apple phones could soon last WEEKS on a single charge: Patent details a fuel cell system that would replace current batteries
The patent was filed to the US Patent Office in March this year and has already been awarded. It details a ‘fuel cell system’ (illustrated) for a battery that could last ‘weeks’. —> Read More
Energy giant EDF has admitted that construction of Britain’s first new nuclear power plant in decades has been delayed. —> Read More
ALMATY (Reuters) – A Russian Soyuz spaceship safely delivered a three-man international crew, including Denmark’s first astronaut, to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, a day after having had to maneuver to avoid colliding with space debris.
21-year-old South African ‘ability activist’ Chaeli Mycroft has become the first female quadriplegic to reach the top of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro.
Chaeli and her team—the Chaeli Kili Climbers—reached the summit early Thursday morning after five days of gruelling ascent in a specialised wheelchair.
“This is the day of days,” read a message from expedition leader Carel Verhoef late Wednesday evening just before the final push to the summit.
“Two years in the making. Hold thumbs people.”
Chaeli and the team have been posting live updates from the five-day ascent, allowing people to follow their progress in real time.
“Everyone to the summit, including Chaeli!” said an update from the team on Thursday afternoon. “We reached the summit at 0800 this morning. A very long day… Chaeli made it!”
Born with cerebral palsy, Chaeli Mycroft has never been one to let a disability get in the way of success. When she was just nine years old, she teamed up with her sister and three friends to raise R20 000 ($1500) for her motorised wheelchair. The success of this small project began a bigger mission, and she later founded a non-profit organisation that provides services to children with disabilities. Since 2004, the “Chaeli Campaign” has assisted over 3 000 children to receive wheelchairs, hearing aids, food supplements and more.
In 2011 Chaeli won the International Children’s Peace Prize, in 2012 she was awarded the Nobel Peace Laureates’ Medal for Social Activism, and then in the World of Children Youth Award in 2013. She has been recognised by former president of South —> Read More
More than a quarter of parents in a recent poll say they hope their teens who play high school sports will become professional athletes. But sky-high parental expectations can have a dark side.