Couple up for long-term happiness

Being married has a lifelong effect on how content people are. This is according to a study in Springer's Journal of Happiness Studies that investigated people's levels of well-being based on their marital status. Using data ...

Video: How rubber makes sports possible

Sports balls of all varieties owe their resilience and reliability to an unusual polymer—one whose derivatives and spinoffs are everywhere you look, from cars to shoes to rocket fuel.

Sleeping with smartphones, and other vices

Consumers around the world admit it: they sleep with their smartphone, take it in the shower, and would rescue the device from a fire before saving the family cat.

Beacons pop up in stores ahead of holidays

From American Eagle to Apple Stores, beacons are popping up everywhere. Are they a shopper's best friend or another pesky Big Brother monitoring our every move?

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