Andrew Sagal

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3.5 Billion-Year-Old Fossils Challenge Ideas About Earth’s Start

In the arid, sun-soaked northwest corner of Australia, along the Tropic of Capricorn, the oldest face of Earth is exposed to the sky. Drive through …

Earth Science

This Instagram-famous pilot's photos of thunderstorms, blinding sunrises, and the Northern Lights show what it’s like to work from the cockpit at 37,000 feet

Van Heijst is also a travel blogger and photographer. He takes photos of the incredible views he enjoys from the cockpit via his Instagram account, then writes about them on his blog.<p>From blinding sunrises to the Northern Lights — or navigating his way through a violent front of thunderstorms — …

Holy Crap These Leech Cocoons Are Incredible

Nature’s beauty can originate from the most unlikely places. Take leech cocoons, the sacks in which leeches lay their eggs. They have an incredible …

7 common mistakes that explain why you never have enough money

Know that nagging feeling that you’re always stretched thin financially? It may be a symptom of much more serious trouble down the line.<p>People don’t …

The Famous Egg Tarts at Lord Stow’s Bakery Macau

If you visit Macau, you will soon hear about the famous Macau Portuguese egg tarts from <b>Lord Stow’s Bakery</b>. They even made it into the 2018 Michelin …

Chinese New Year

The Secret to the Best Chicken Wings

Chicken wings bring us together. Perhaps it's the silent understanding that we're all going to momentarily abandon any social grace and etiquette at …

Here’s What Cops Have To Say When Teslas On Autopilot Crash

In the last week, two Tesla drivers who’ve crashed or lost control of their vehicles blamed Autopilot technology.<p>Three road incidents in the last week have made it clear that local law enforcement agencies will have to deal with Teslas and their drivers on an increasingly regular basis. Cops and …

Doomsday clock 2018: When scientists will announce how close we are to nuclear annihilation

Scientists are about to announce just how near we are to nuclear annihilation.<p>Many of the world's most renowned scientists will host a ceremony to …

North Korea

Physicists are planning to build lasers so powerful they could rip apart empty space

Inside a cramped laboratory in Shanghai, China, physicist Ruxin Li and colleagues are breaking records with the most powerful pulses of light the …

The star HD 4113 is way, *way* more than meets the eye

Every now and again I'll read a scientific journal paper and it just blows me away. It's not necessarily about groundbreaking news, record-shattering …

Monkeys have been successfully cloned in China, but you might not like the reason why

It’s now been over two decades since scientists in Scotland successfully cloned a sheep and named the newborn Dolly. In the years since, the …

Watch a rocket booster nearly destroy a Chinese village when it falls to Earth and explodes

We’ve discussed space a great deal this week, and the skyscraper-sized asteroid that will soon buzz by Earth was of particular interest. Thankfully, …

Sushi-Obsessed Man Pulls 5-Foot Tapeworm Out of His Rectum

It came "wiggling out."<p>You might want to put down whatever you’re eating before you read this unless five-and-a-half foot long tapeworms are what …

This Popular Household Plant Keeps Seriously Damaging People's Eardrums

Wha?<p>A team of doctors in Australia has noticed an unexpected pattern of ear trauma in their patients over the past few years - and the culprit has …

Medicine

Experts: Cold weather can trigger heart attacks

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) - Winter weather can take a toll on your health if you're not careful and has even been known to cause heart attacks for people …

This Extraterrestrial Stone Contains Compounds Not Found Anywhere Else in Our Solar System

Whoa!<p>A small pebble found in Egypt is decidedly Not From Around Here.<p>The Hypatia stone, as it is known, is not only extraterrestrial in origin. It …

Science just proved that you can spot a sick person without knowing they’re sick

It’s often pretty easy to tell when a person is sick — a loud cough and runny nose are good indicators — but sometimes the symptoms aren’t always so …

This Photo Showing the Earth and Moon Together Is Totally Bonkers

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is currently en route to Bennu, a carbon-rich asteroid that could contain the basic building blocks of life. Late last …

Awake Under Anesthesia

One day in the nineteen-eighties, a woman went to the hospital for cancer surgery. The procedure was a success, and all of the cancer was removed. In the weeks afterward, though, she felt that something was wrong. She went back to her surgeon, who reassured her that the cancer was gone; she …

The US has reached the last stage before collapse

In <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire</i>, Edward Gibbon luridly evokes the Rome of 408 A.D., when the armies of the Goths prepared to descend upon the city.<p>The marks of imperial decadence appeared not only in grotesque displays of public opulence and waste, but also in the collapse …

I-DEAS

HP laptops found to have hidden keylogger

<b>Hidden software that can record every letter typed on a computer keyboard has been discovered pre-installed on hundreds of HP laptop models.</b><p>Security researcher Michael Myng found the keylogging code in software drivers preinstalled on HP laptops to make the keyboard work.<p>HP said more than 460 …

IT security

This is why Facebook arguments don’t work—according to science

Next time you’re inclined to spend hours arguing with a Facebook friend, or even a stranger, in the comments of a post, take a moment to close your …

Humans descended from sponge? New study says so

A team of scientists found out that the sponge-like creatures that lived 750 million years ago are our earliest ancestor.<p>One of the most heated …

'This is a major discovery': Explorers find massive ice-age cavern beneath Montreal

Explorers have just discovered a new underground passage, complete with stalactites and a lake, all buried beneath the city of Montreal — and they …

Ice Age

Smoking During Pregnancy Is Now Linked to The Most Common Childhood Physical Disability

Yet another reason to quit.<p>Smoking during pregnancy is not only harmful to the health of the mother, it can also cause irreversible injury to the …

Pregnancy

Why We Can No Longer Ignore The New Electricity Ecosystem

Electricity is an inherent property of our Physical Universe. It seldom shows up naturally in our surrounding physical phenomena, which follow the …

Four pints of beer doubles risk of irregular heart rhythm, Oktoberfest study finds

Drinking just four pints of beer in one go is enough to destabilise the heart’s natural rhythm and increase the risk of heart failure and stroke, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at the Oktoberfest in Munich found that drinkers’ chances of cardiac arrhythmia, which opens the door to a host of more …

Another Strange Discovery From LHC That Nobody Understands

There are some strange results being announced in the physics world lately. A fluid with a negative effective mass, and the discovery of five new …

The Cassini spacecraft’s dive in between Saturn’s rings, explained

The spacecraft begins its “grand finale” before crashing into the gas giant later this year.<p>The Cassini spacecraft is going where no ship has gone before: On Wednesday, it begins a series of dives into the space between Saturn and its magnificent rings. The maneuver — a series of 22 orbits that …

Why your brain has 2 halves

The human brain evolved to have two halves — and a new review of previous research suggests that this dual design may confer special benefits.<p>Scientists have long known that the differnt halves of human brains perform different functions. For example, the left half — or left hemisphere — is …