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The history of a city, as told through its trash

July 15th, 2018 at 8:58 am » Comments Off

Today’s garbage is tomorrow’s archaeology. Humans have been tossing stuff into rivers for thousands of years, whether it’s trash, wished-upon coins, lost items, or dramatically dumped, once-significant objects. That makes the river bed into a microcosm of human history and the development of cities–and a rich source for archaeologists. A 15-year project to excavate two […]



Which 7 countries hold half the world’s population?

July 15th, 2018 at 8:39 am » Comments Off

People at a water park in China, which is home to the world’s largest population. Half of the world’s population lives in just seven countries. (VCG via Getty Images) As of this month, the world’s population is 7.63 billion, according to the United Nations, which celebrates World Population Day today. More than half of all […]



7 emerging tech jobs that are going to pay well in 2019

July 8th, 2018 at 9:38 am » Comments Off

Tech jobs are exploding – as well as the pay that goes with them. In fact, technology can really advance your carrier in ways we never thought possible. Now is the time to begin positioning yourself for a career in this field as the salaries seem to increase monthly. But what are the best emerging […]



Nearly 50% of teens in the US say they’re now online ‘almost constantly,’ according to new research

July 7th, 2018 at 9:45 am » Comments Off

A new study from Pew Research Center found that one out of two teens reports being online “almost constantly.” The study found that another 44% say they go online multiple times each day. The time teens spend online has gone up significantly since Pew’s 2014-2015 study. Back then, only 24% of teens reported being online […]



Only 23% of Americans get enough exercise, a new report says

July 2nd, 2018 at 9:32 am » Comments Off

Less than a quarter of Americans are meeting all national physical activity guidelines, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Federal physical activity guidelines recommend that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise each week, in […]



How long can we live? The limit hasn’t been reached, study finds

July 2nd, 2018 at 9:12 am » Comments Off

The mortality rate flattens among the oldest of the old, a study of elderly Italians concludes, suggesting that the oldest humans have not yet reached the limits of life span. In Acciaroli, a hamlet in southern Italy, about one-in-60 residents are over the age of 90. A survey of about 4,000 Italians found that mortality […]



Flight attendants have higher rates of many cancers, study says

June 28th, 2018 at 8:14 am » Comments Off

Flight attendants are exposed to a number of known cancer-causing risks, but few studies have rigorously quantified that risk, and researchers say they are an understudied occupational group. The Harvard Flight Attendant Health Study (FAHS), begun in 2007, addresses some of the gaps in understanding health risks among flight attendants. In the latest report, published […]



These are the 5 “super skills” you need for jobs of the future

June 25th, 2018 at 10:51 am » Comments Off

Work is changing, so to stay ahead you’ll need to master these skills that you probably didn’t learn in college. Chances are your job description has changed over the past five years. Or maybe your role didn’t even exist a short time ago. The workplace of today and the future looks quite different due to […]



WHO classifies ‘gaming disorder’ as mental health condition

June 22nd, 2018 at 10:27 am » Comments Off

(CNN) — Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about “digital heroin,” likening the flashing images to one of the world’s most addictive substances. Now, they may have backup: The World Health Organization announced “gaming disorder” as a new mental health condition included in the 11th edition of its […]



Majority of Americans believe it is essential that the U.S. remain a global leader in space

June 19th, 2018 at 10:12 am » Comments Off

Despite the increasing role of private companies in space exploration, most believe NASA’s role is still vital for future. Sixty years after the founding of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), most Americans believe the United States should be at the forefront of global leadership in space exploration. Majorities say the International Space Station […]



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