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This App Could Be the Cure for Your Jet Lag

A new app is helping travelers avoid the grogginess that's become a staple of flying cross-country or overseas.<p>If you've ever taken a flight across multiple time zones, you know the feeling. If you travel often for work, it's probably one of your biggest enemies.<p>Ninety-three percent of travelers …

Jet Lag

The Farcical Battle Over What to Call Lab-Grown Meat

The FDA held a public meeting to talk about it, but no one could agree on what to call it.<p>On Thursday, in a small but packed auditorium, the FDA convened a public meeting about lab-grown meat—but you wouldn’t have known that if you were listening for those words. According to the FDA, it was …

Agriculture

An Amazing Airplane Engine Powered Motorcycle Sporting Hubless Wheels and True Sci-Fi Style

Former F1 racer and designer Taso Marques has created the TMC Dumont, an incredibly sleek, low-to-the-ground motorcycle that sports an airplane …

Motorcycles

Yet More Evidence that Viruses May Cause Alzheimer's Disease

For decades, the idea that a bacteria or virus could help cause Alzheimer’s disease was dismissed as a fringe theory. But not so much anymore. On …

Neuroscience

The U.S. Senate is facing a legitimacy crisis

America's House of Lords is about to decide the future of the Supreme Court.<p>The United States Senate is an immoral, anti-democratic institution where …

supremecourt

The New Story of Humanity's Origins in Africa

Several new discoveries suggest that our species didn’t arise from a single point in space. Instead, the entire continent was our cradle.<p>There is a decades-old origin story for our species, in which we descended from a group of hominids who lived somewhere in Africa around 200,000 years ago. Some …

East Africa

A Frightening New Reason to Worry About Air Pollution

A massive study solidifies the link between particulates from cars and diabetes.<p>It’s fairly well known that a bad diet, a lack of exercise, and genetics can all contribute to type 2 diabetes. But a new global study points to an additional, surprising culprit: the air pollution emitted by cars and …

Pollution

11 lessons learned from 4 years of intermittent fasting: The good and bad

<i>“It’s a scientific fact that you need to eat breakfast every morning to lose weight.”</i><p><i>“You shouldn’t skip meals, it’s not healthy. You have to eat six</i> …

Holistic Medicine

What Joe Crowley’s Defeat Has to Do With Democratic Party Superdelegates

Conventional wisdom said that powerful Congressman Joseph Crowley couldn’t be beat. But his 20-year career in the House of Representatives will end …

Middle-class

Capitol Hill’s New Barbecue Spot Keeps Selling Out of Meat

In recent restaurant news, popular pop-up Raised Doughnuts prepares to open its permanent home, Navy Strength is hosting a multi-chef fundraiser party to help reconnect immigrant families, and Seattle Freeze is holding limited open hours in Georgetown. As for the updates below, Capitol Hill has a …

Seattle

GarageBand lessons are now free for aspiring musicians

GarageBand has long been a useful tool to record music, podcasts and more. Even better, the app is free to download and use on your Mac or iOS devices, making it easy to try. Recent updates have brought enhancements like a portal for free sound packs and a better drum sequencer (on mobile), along …

Drums

Breakthrough study finds new mechanism explaining ketamine's antidepressant effects

A team at the University of Illinois at Chicago has uncovered a new mechanism that helps explain the remarkably rapid, and long-lasting, …

University of Illinois

22 Things You Can Make in Your Waffle Iron

Let’s not beat around the brunch: Waffles are God’s gift to carb lovers everywhere. But did you know there are actually plenty of other foods you can …

Breakfast

BCG vaccine can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, eight-year study shows

The BCG vaccine against tuberculosis can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, an eight-year study has shown.<p>US researchers found that just one jab, followed by a booster four weeks later, brought down average blood sugar levels to near normal within three years, and the effect …

Diabetes

Laser bursts generate electricity faster than any other method

The DOE issued those challenges in 2007. That same year, Franco, then a doctoral student at the University of Toronto, was lead author of a paper in</i> …

Nanotech

The Growing Power of Seattle YIMBYs

Sorana Nance, a 20-year old sophomore at the University of Washington, wasn’t expecting a lawsuit. When the head of UW’s Student Council went before …

Housing

4 things you need to know about Trump’s new immigration order

It trades family separation for family detainment.<p>After mounting pressure from activists and concerned Americans, President Donald Trump signed an …

Immigration

Trump’s Military Drops a Bomb Every 12 Minutes, and No One Is Talking About It

We live in a state of perpetual war, and we never feel it. While you get your gelato at the hip place where they put those cute little mint leaves on …

War

The audacity of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s ‘Apesh*t’

The Carters shutdown The Louvre for their music video, elevating the game once again.<p>Saturday, Beyoncé and Jay Z — in the midst of their joint tour — …

Music Videos

Hundreds of Children Wait in Cages in Texas Warehouse

McALLEN, Texas—Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait away from their parents in a series of cages created by metal …

Immigration

Scientists Witness Aftermath of a Black Hole Destroying a Star

Nobody has ever had a confirmed sighting like this before.<p>For the first time, astronomers have witnessed the aftermath of a black hole destroying a star.<p>Using radio and infrared telescopes, including the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), an international group of …

Universe

Vendemmia Chef Is Opening a Doughnut Shop in White Center

Erik Jackson will depart the Madrona restaurant at the end of the month to bring his crullers and sourdough-yeasted doughnuts to a longtime …

I Tried the Keto Diet for 2 Weeks and Lost More Weight Than I Thought

Here's what happened when I committed to the high-fat, low-carb diet for two weeks.<p>I'm not usually a fan of prescribed "diets"—I live by more of the …

Fitness

Netflix and Alphabet will need to become ISPs, fast

This week completely scrambled the video landscape, and its implications are going to take months to fully understand.<p>First is the district court’s decision to approve the merger of AT&T and Time Warner announced just moments ago. That will create one of the largest content creation and …

Net Neutrality

Psychedelic Drugs May Help the Brain Repair Itself, Study Finds

In recent years, psychedelic party drugs such as LSD and MDMA have been studied by scientists for their potential ability to treat mental health …

Neuroscience

Dementia-related brain damage reversed in mice using 20-year-old asthma drug

A fascinating new study from researchers at Temple University has successfully reversed cognitive impairments in mice with dementia. The research …

Neuroscience

To have what you want, you must give up what’s holding you back

If you pay attention to your life, you’ll begin to see the patterns.<p>In 2005, the National Science Foundation published an article showing that the …

Motivation

Scientists Identify a "New Type of Depression"

Scientists want to develop new antidepressant drugs.<p>An estimated half of the 322 million people affected by depression don’t appear to benefit from …

Neuroscience

The Effects of Marijuana on Your Body

Marijuana is made from the shredded and dried parts of the cannabis plant, including the flowers, seeds, leaves, and stems. It’s also known as pot, …

Intel is now capable of producing full silicon wafers of quantum computing chips

<b>Why it matters:</b> Mass production of quantum compute devices could fundamentally change how we look at traditional silicon. Although not necessarily a …