Adam S

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The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

New findings are fueling an old suspicion that fundamental particles and forces spring from strange eight-part numbers called “octonions.”

Physics

‘Mamma Mia’ Star Cher, 72, Reveals How She Looks 30 Years Younger & So Hot

How does Cher defy the concept of aging & look hot as hell in a see-through bodysuit at 72? The ‘Mamma Mia’ star spills her skin and workout secrets …

Billboard Awards

Pentagon sees quantum computing as key weapon for war in space

WASHINGTON — Top Pentagon official Michael Griffin sat down a few weeks ago with Air Force scientists at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio to discuss the future of quantum computing in the U.S. military. Griffin, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, has listed quantum …

Quantum Computing

Scientists Just Found a Novel, Cheap Way to Use CRISPR Gene Editing to Fight Cancer

CRISPR is by all accounts a fascinating technology. Its headline feature is that it can literally be used to slice, dice, and otherwise manipulate …

immunology

With this startup’s help, gene-editing tech will soon be everywhere

CRISPR is both cheap and could treat major diseases like cancer, but a lot of small labs just don’t have the capacity to edit genes in-house. So this startup is shipping modified cells directly to scientists so they can focus on developing cures.<p>CRISPR-Cas9–the scissors-like gene-editing technology …

Genetic Engineering

New ‘light-eating’ protein discovered in the Sea of Galilee

In their quest to find “light-eating” proteins, cellular components that help plants and microbes harvest light from the sun, a team of scientists …

Biology

This Map Shows Where Your House Was on Pangea

The view might have been a little bit different<p>Earth has changed a lot over millions of years, but real estate is forever. That's the idea behind software engineer Ian Webster's tool which allows users to find where their home address would have been on the ancient mega-continent Pangea.<p>The tool …

Earth Science

HIV vaccine on horizon as jab triggers immunity in humans and stops monkeys being infected

A vaccine against HIV is on the horizon after scientists showed a new drug triggered a protective immune response in humans and stopped two thirds of monkeys becoming infected.<p>In the 35 years since the HIV epidemic began, just four vaccines have been tested on humans, with the best only lowering …

Public Health

Newly discovered wasp has monster stinger: report

Scientists in Finland reportedly discovered a wasp found in the Andes mountains and Amazon rainforests whose stinger “looks like a fierce weapon.”<p>"I have studied tropical parasitoid wasps for a long time, but I have never seen anything like it," said Professor Ilari E. Sääksjärvi from University of …

Zoology

For The First Time, Scientists Achieve 'Liquid Light' at Room Temperature

A Frankenstein mash-up of light and matter.<p>In June 2017, physicists achieved 'liquid light' at room temperature for the first time ever, making this …

Quantum Physics

Learn How to Finally Do a Push-Up Correctly With This Clever Trainer Tip

Out of all the bodyweight exercises one can do, I've realized that push-ups tend to be one of the hardest movements to learn. As a trainer, I work with a lot of clients who have specific goals, and learning how to do a proper push-up is always on the top of their lists. For most, perfecting a …

Workouts

“Control the oil, and you control nations. Control the food, and you control ...

“Control the oil, and you control nations. Control the food, and you control the people.” — Henry Kissinger<p>Monsanto’s talk of ‘technology’ tries to …

The Next Plague Is Coming. Is America Ready?

The epidemics of the early 21st century revealed a world unprepared, even as the risks continue to multiply. Much worse is coming.<p>Image above: Workers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit practicing safe procedure on a mannequin<p>At 6 o’clock in the morning, shortly …

Disease

Inside the mind of a dinosaur

Rather than being slow, lumbering and a bit stupid, dinosaurs were smart and nimble-brained – just ask the palaeontologists who are peering deep …

The Endocannabinoid System - How Cannabis Affects The Human Body

How Cannabis Affects The Human Body<p><b>The legal cannabis</b> movement started in San Francisco in the early 1990’s when it was discovered that cannabis …

The scariest horror films ever – ranked!

25 Don’t Torture a Duckling (Lucio Fulci, 1972)<p>Now that Lars von Trier has offered what may be a backhanded homage to it in his serial-killer nightmare The House That Jack Built, attention may well refocus on this cult giallo classic from Italy. A journalist investigates a series of murders in a …

Horror

If You're Missing This Nutrient, You're Aging Way Faster

This universal and all-important molecule is the mother of all antioxidants: glutathione. It is a ubiquitous molecule that is present in all human …

New approach could grow materials that exactly mimic bone or dental enamel

A team of researchers, led by scientists at the Queen Mary University of London, has uncovered a new approach to grow synthetic mineralized …

Nanotech

FBI agent loses his gun during dance-floor backflip, accidentally shoots bar patron

<b>(CNN) —</b> An FBI agent's backflip at a club looked pretty impressive -- until he lost his gun and accidentally shot someone.<p>Video of the off-duty agent showed him unleashing a torrent of dance moves at a Denver bar early Saturday before launching into a back handspring.<p>But midflip, his weapon flew …

FBI

Antifungal drug kills dormant colorectal cancer cells

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most commonly diagnosed type of cancer in the United States. Though various treatments are available for it, certain …

Cancer

A Major Physics Experiment Just Detected A Particle That Shouldn't Exist

Scientists have produced the firmest evidence yet of so-called sterile neutrinos, mysterious particles that pass through matter without interacting …

How Long Do Tardigrades Live?

Tardigrades are probably the most paradoxical animals on the planet. On the one hand, these microscopic organisms are impossibly cute, seeming like …

Biology

Grab Your Dumbbells For This Trainer's Quick (but Killer) Legs and Butt Workout

There's nothing we love more than a killer booty workout that's quick yet efficient. Fitness blogger and trainer Stefanie Williams blessed Instagram with a simple home workout that fires up the lower body with just two dumbbells and three moves. The sequence combines strength training with some …

Workouts

These Lizards Are Full of Green Blood That Should Kill Them

They somehow seem to have evolved this weird trait several times.<p>In 1969, two biologists wrote about three lizards from New Guinea whose insides were green. The color ranged from a deep blue-green to a vivid lime hue, and it was everywhere. The lizards’ bodies, when dissected, revealed green bones, …

This Push-Up Challenge Will Make You So Much Stronger

Finally master the mechanics of this notoriously challenging full-body burner. Then take things up a notch.<p>Build Your Foundation<p>Nailing perfect …

Workouts

Cyber consultants earn $150,000 a year working from home—here are 7 other high-paying remote jobs

With major companies like IBM, Aetna and Yahoo calling their remote workers back in the office, the idea of finding a well-paying, stay-at-home job …

Employment

'Holy Cow, The Waves Are Glowing!'

It took four attempts for Stephen Bay to see the neon blue waves crashing against the rocks at Torrey Pines State Beach in Calif., but when he did, just one thought went through his mind: "Holy cow, the waves are glowing!" he told NPR.<p>"They were just lit up in this incredible light that no photo …

San Diego

7 Agonizing 2-minute Workouts That’ll Torch Every Muscle in Your Body

You can’t step foot in a gym these days without hearing rabid talk about the VersaClimber. Thanks to the excruciating full-body workout it provides, …

Exercise

The Results of a 100,000-Person Quantum Experiment Seem To Violate Einstein’s Theory of Local Realism

The largest participatory experiment in quantum physics is helping physicists better understand the nature of reality by eliminating free will from the equation.<p>When you close your eyes, you don’t assume that the world is no longer there simply because you can’t see it. Similarly, everything we …

Merck: Getting Stronger

<b>Merck's (MRK)</b> fortunes continue to be dominated by the rise of miracle drug Keytruda. Back in February, I concluded that the drug was doing just fine …