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A Tick Bite Could Make You Allergic to Meat—and It's Spreading

As people encounter more ticks during the summer months, their chances for getting bitten by the allergy-carrying Lone Star tick increases.<p>Alpha-Gal may sound empowering, but the nickname, short for galactose-alpha-1, 3-galactose, is a sugar molecule that might just cause you to become allergic to …

Medicine

Firefox 54 Is Here, And It’s Way Faster Than Before

This is it: this is the Firefox release you've been waiting for, the release that finally puts a bit of pep in the open-source browsers' step.This …

Software

New Orleans Takes Down Statue Of Gen. Robert E. Lee

<b>Updated at 7:30 p.m. ET</b><p>A towering statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee no longer stands over the city of New Orleans.<p>The hours-long process of removing the statue of the Confederate general who symbolized Southern resistance in the Civil War ended late Friday afternoon as a crane lifted the statue from its …

History

What do George Orwell and Winston Churchill have in common? A new book has the answer

Beyond membership in the Pantheon of Famous Brits, Winston Churchill and George Orwell would seem to have little in the way of common ground. Churchill was a politician. Orwell was a journalist and novelist. Churchill had money and pedigree; the young Orwell lived on the street and raised his own …

The forgotten history of how ancient Zoroastrians helped create the old Silk Route

China’s designs to build a massive network of land and sea links connecting four continents have revived popular interest in the old Silk Route, whose success was in small part owed to Zoroastrian merchants carrying goods from China across Central Asia and, often, all the way to Europe.<p>A recent …

China

KDE Plasma Is Adding Google Drive Integration - OMG! Ubuntu!

Google Integration in Online Accounts<p><b>Anyone missing Google Drive integration with KDE Plasma can stop — it’s here!</b><p>Detailed in a blog post this week, …

Google

Yomi

Yomi, or Yomi-tsu-kuni, is the underworld of the Shinto religion, even if it forms no part of Shinto theology and appears only in ancient myths as …

They hate the US government, and they're multiplying: the terrifying rise of 'sovereign citizens'

While US counter-terrorism efforts remain locked on Islamist extremism, the growing threat from homegrown, rightwing extremists is even more pressing<p>On 20 May 2010, a police officer pulled over a white Ohio minivan on Interstate 40, near West Memphis, Arkansas. Unbeknown to officer Bill Evans, the …

Physicists Just Came Up With a Mathematical Model For a Viable Time Machine

"Mathematically, it is possible."<p>Physicists have come up with what they claim is a mathematical model of a theoretical "time machine" - a box that …

Physics

Lyrebird AI Learns to Copy Voices in 1 Minute

Lyrebird, a Montreal-based AI startup, has taken a page straight out of <i>Mission Impossible</i> and created a voice imitation algorithm that will allow …

San Francisco is considering a once unthinkable measure to offset the threat of job-killing robots

The tech industry collectively face-palmed when Trump's treasury secretary said earlier this year that the threat of robots taking human jobs was "not even on our radar screen."<p>There is a growing evidence that robots and artificial intelligence could displace huge swaths of the American workforce …

Robots

Huge Antarctic ice shelf crack now has second branch

A huge crack in an Antarctic ice shelf now has a new second branch, scientists announced Tuesday. Once the crack completely shears off, it will create one of the largest icebergs ever recorded, one that's larger than the state of Rhode Island.<p>The main crack in the Larsen C ice shelf is now 110 …

Climate Change

Here's a new side effect of global warming that makes it even more terrifying than we thought

Bacteria and viruses that have lain dormant for thousands of years are at risk of being exposed as a result of global warming, scientists have warned.<p>…

New 3-D printing method promises vastly superior medical implants for millions

For the millions of people every year who have or need medical devices implanted, a new advancement in 3D printing technology developed at the …

University of Florida

AP Explains: How lawmakers get their health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain, a former Navy pilot who at 80 has had several health setbacks, gets his coverage from the Department of Veterans Affairs.<p>House leaders, like Speaker Paul Ryan, get their coverage through the Affordable Care Act, as do many members of Congress.<p>Congress …

Health Care

First-look cast image from Syfy’s new DC show Krypton

Following on from the announcement last night that Syfy has placed a series order for <b>Krypton</b>, we now have a first-look image from the Superman …

SyFy Developing Nightflyers

<i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> has reported that SyFy, the SF/F genre television specialist which has had a rather colorful repetoire of original programming over the years (B-movies such as <i>Sharknado</i>, paranormal “reality” series such as <i>Ghost Hunters</i>, dramas such as <i>Battlestar Galactica</i> and The Magicians), …

If You Like Science With Your Fiction, Humble Has The Bundle For You

Science fiction.[/caption]<p>Humble Bundle has put together a dream package for readers who enjoy science fiction. It’s called the Super Nebula Author Showcase and it’s presented by the Science Fiction Writers of America.<p>As is always the case with Humble Bundles, you pay as much as you like with a $1 …

Science Fiction

Do You Need More Popular, Free Blogging Tools? Try Periscope

Guy Siverson is a Guest Blogger who has spent over 20 years helping people succeed on the Web. His latest work empowers Affiliate Marketer’s to …

123 of the Best Free Blogging Tools that Will Save You Time Blogging

<b>Accessify</b> will analyze your site’s loading speed and make recommendations for improvements.<p><b>Ahalogy</b> I used to use Ahalogy to schedule all my Pinterest …

4 Best Practices for Web Browser Security on Your Linux Workstation

There is no question that the web browser will be the piece of software with the largest and the most exposed attack surface on your Linux …

How to install a Linux desktop on your Android device

One of the things I love most about being a freelance writer and independent app developer is the amount of freedom it gives me to live and work as I like. Often this means travelling and working on the move. Some of my favorite memories involve typing away in bars in foreign countries while …

This Blade Runner 2049 trailer mash-up shows how much the new film respects the original

It goes beyond the visual trappings of the world<p>IMDb has put together a video that runs the latest trailer from Denis Villeneuve’s <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> alongside scenes from Ridley Scott’s original film, showing that sequel is borrowing not only from the design and feel of the world, but its visuals as …

Science Fiction

5/9: NEW CLEAR TUNNEL VISION W/ AMBER KING

This morning, one of the most toxic places on the planet, the Hanford Nuclear site had a tunnel collapse containing nuclear waste. Of course, the …

Environment

Sleeping with my wife’s corpse was a great way to grieve

A grieving husband who slept next to his wife’s dead body in their bedroom for six days says he couldn’t bear to see her taken off to a mortuary in a …

Oregon may allow drivers to choose nonbinary, rather than male or female, for licenses

Oregon may soon become the first U.S. state to allow residents to identify as "nonbinary," neither male nor female, on their driver licenses and …

Vladimir Putin spent £1.3 million to spike clouds with chemicals to guarantee sunshine

VLADIMIR Putin was defeated by the weather today, despite spending £1.3 million to spike the clouds with a chemical cocktail to supposedly guarantee …

A fool's errand: Al Gore's $15 trillion carbon tax

Al Gore wants to reverse modernity and save the world from itself through an elimination of its fossil-fuel-based energy system. During the final …

Anonymous warns world to ‘prepare’ for World War 3

The infamous hacktivist group Anonymous has released a chilling new video — urging people across the globe to “prepare” for World War 3 — as the US …