A ceramic tablet infused with silver or copper nanoparticles can disinfect water for up to six months. Called MadiDrop, the tablets are being developed for use in communities in South Africa that have little to no access to water.

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Via Futurity

A new look at data missing from a 1966-73 study casts doubt on current dietary advice about vegetable fats and heart health. With rediscovered data and modern statistical methods, researchers find that the clinical trial’s omega-6 linoleic acid group had a higher risk of death from all causes, as well as from cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease, compared with the control group.

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Via Futurity

Many of us attempt to measure our happiness based on the duration of certain favorable experiences in our lives.  The longer a favorable experience lasts, the happier we think we’ll be.  But the truth is, life is simply a string of small, independent moments that are always changing.  Thus, a few minutes well spent here and there can make a big difference in what we get out of life in the long-term.

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Navigated from Marc and Angel Hack Life

Enterprise tech has gone from a yawn to an excited scream over the past year. Businesses that sell to other businesses, with their steady revenues and more-predictable growth, are now the darling of tech investors. That means they’re good places for employees, too.

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Full story at Business Insider

We’ve all grown up on Earth, but how much do we know about our home planet? Here are 10 awesome facts about the third rock from the sun.

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Via Business Insider

“Being the digital mom I am, I thought I had covered all bases. But what I hadn’t counted on was social media being an entirely different beast, and rendering my digitally savvy girls into digital Mr. Magoos.”

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Navigated from Mashable

“Today I want to share nine inspiring quotes that changed my life.  I’ve listed them below along with supplementary lessons I’ve learned about each one over the years.”

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Via Marc and Angel Hack Life

Things may not always be exactly what they seem and — perhaps more precisely — we already know that. We go on.

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Via NPR

Google is not the biggest website in the world. It’s No. 2. Do you know who’s No. 1? Hint: It’s another American company.

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Via Business Insider

A bionic hand which allows the recipient to feel ‘lifelike’ sensations is to be transplanted on to a patient’s arm for the first time. Until now, artificial limbs have been able to pick up brain signals destined for the absent hand and translate them into movements, but they could not give sensory feedback.

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Full story at Interesting Things

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Lightning may contribute to the onset of headaches and migraines, a new study says.

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