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Trump's Win Signals Open Season for Russia's Political Hackers

Yesterday, America elected as president the apparently preferred candidate of Russia's intelligence agencies. After a campaign season marred by the …

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Here's How Cupping Therapy Works, And Why So Many Olympians Use It

Is it all in the mind?<p>You may have noticed a bunch of athletes at the Rio Olympics with large red circles all over their skin, including 19-time …

The Week in Review: Britain’s New Prime Minister

Britain got a new prime minister this week as Theresa May entered the door of 10 Downing Street Wednesday, becoming the second female head of government in the country’s history.<p>Previous leader David Cameron stepped down following the nation’s Brexit fallout. It was initially thought he would leave …

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How An Undergraduate Discovered Tubes Of Plasma In The Sky

The discovery by an undergraduate student of tubes of plasma drifting above Earth has made headlines in the past few days. Many people have asked how …

How a chemist at Yale found a whole new way to take on cancer

It would spark a revolutionary approach to treating cancers, attract tens of millions in investments, and set rival companies on a scientific race. At the center of it all? A tiny garbage truck.<p>It's called the proteasome, and its job is to chew up and get rid of your cells' obsolete and broken …

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Hyperloop Technologies gets a new name ahead of propulsion test

The world of Elon Musk-imagined levitating super trains that fly through tubes is finally a little bit less confusing. Today Hyperloop Technologies changed its name to Hyperloop One. The new moniker should help reduce any mix-ups with competing company Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT). …

Physicists Might Have Just Solved The Mystery of Non-Newtonian Fluids

The strangest substance: explained.<p>If you’ve ever seen a non-Newtonian fluid in action, you’ll know how impossibly cool it is. It changes its …

Coal made its best case against climate change, and lost | Dana Nuccitelli

A Minnesota judge found the preponderance of evidence did not favor coal industry climate science denial<p>Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private sector coal company (now bankrupt), recently faced off against environmental groups in a Minnesota court case. The case was to determine whether the …

9 Things the Most Influential and Persuasive People Do, Backed by Science

Some people are naturally persuasive. The rest of us have to learn to be more so. Here's how.<p>Think about all the extremely successful people you know. I guarantee they're incredibly good at selling themselves, selling their ideas--in short, they're incredibly good at persuading other people.<p>Maybe …

How SpaceX plans to land on Mars in 2018 using the most powerful rocket in the world

On Wednesday, Elon Musk’s private company SpaceX announced on Twitter that it plans to send a spacecraft to Mars as soon as 2018.<p>The mission will involve sending a spacecraft called the Red Dragon to Mars to retrieve samples collected by NASA’s Mars rover and then return them to Earth.<p>Here’s …

Space Travel

Proposal Photography: The Six Must-Have Photos

Proposal photography is gaining popularity in the Washington DC metro area and, now more than ever, grooms-to-be are teaming up with professional …

Weddings

ORNL researchers discover new state of water molecule

Neutron scattering and computational modeling have revealed unique and unexpected behavior of water molecules under extreme confinement that is …

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The Food Lab's American Omelettes (and Why You Should Salt Your Eggs in Advance)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Just as with scrambled eggs, there are two major types of omelette: the hearty, big-as-your-face, stuffed-to-the-brim, fluffy, folded-in-half, light-golden-brown diner-style omelette, and …

Messaging app Line introduces new character to its cute family

There's a new addition to the Line Friends family, and she's none other than Brown's little sister, Choco.<p>The Japanese messaging app announced Monday …

E3 2018 games: All the biggest games from across the show

It's the last day of the convention and the E3 2018 games are all getting their last moments in the LA sun before everybody packs up and heads home. …

A Baboon Has Survived Nearly 3 Years With a Pig's Heart, Suggesting Humans Could Too

This could cut transplant waiting lists.<p>A pig's heart has been kept healthy and beating inside a baboon's abdomen for well over two years, setting a …

Santorini for first-timers

Santorini is the supermodel of the Greek islands, a head-turner whose face is instantly recognisable around the world: multicoloured cliffs soar out of a sea-drowned caldera, topped by drifts of whitewashed buildings. With its reputation for dazzling panoramas, romantic sunsets and volcanic-sand …

3 new projects pave the way for growing human organs from scratch

There are more than seven billion people in the world, and life expectancy keeps growing thanks to the unbelievable advancements in modern medicine. …

The Easiest Way to Get Smarter, According to Science

Best of all, no tuition, books, or homework required.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining the conversation on social media with the hashtag …

24 Valentine's Day Desserts That Are Better Than A Date

All the chocolate.<p>Unless you're one of the lucky few, Valentine's Day sucks. It either makes you feel like you're all alone (don't worry, you're not) or it convinces you that the romance from your relationship has simmered to a neutral (not true, either). The expectations of love for this one …

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Furniture giant IKEA loses its trademark in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — There is Samsung of South Korea, Sony of Japan, BMW of Germany and IKEA of Indonesia. Wait! IKEA of Indonesia? Yes, at least in Indonesia, if not worldwide.<p>The furniture giant, founded in Sweden in 1943, has lost a trademark dispute in Indonesia after the country's highest …

Stew Science: Why You Shouldn't Cook Your Beef All Day

As anyone who has ever tried to eat at a dozen Nashville hot fried chicken joints in the course of one day can tell you, you absolutely <i>can</i> have too much of a good thing.<p>I used to be of the mindset that if cooking a stew for a long time is a good idea, then cooking it even longer is a better idea. I …

The 8 Wonders of the Japanese Convenient Store

A Beacon in the Night<p>Located on every block in urban areas (and every other block in rural ones), the Japanese convenience store is much more than a …

The Easy Path: Why I Avoid Higher Difficulties When Playing Video Games

As much as I adore <b>XCOM 2</b>, I’m not playing it on Commander or Legend difficulty. I’ve played mainstay shooters like <i>Call of Duty</i> and <i>Halo</i> since their inception so I’m no slouch, but I steer clear of the masochistic challenges that Veteran and Legendary, respectively, dish out. For that matter, as …

Stew Science: What's the Best Way to Brown Beef?

Most recipes for beef stew start with cutting meat into cubes, then browning the cubes in a big pot. The idea is that browning builds flavor through the Maillard reaction, which will then get spread around through the whole pot as the meat and vegetables slowly braise in liquid. I think most people …

20 Ways to Make the Most Out of Miso

The top shelf of my fridge is the island of misfit fermented foods. My pickled scallions, fermented tofu, balsamic reduction: all are here. The …

The science of resilience: how to teach students to persevere

Neurologist and teacher Judy Willis shares three simple techniques to help teachers build resilience in their students<p>In schools today, the focus is not only on helping students pass exams, but also on improving their character by making them more resilient. Resilience in learning, as in life, is …

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How to find a high-quality soy sauce

<b>Dear Lynne,</b><p><b>How do you spot a really high-quality soy sauce? I shop at a supermarket, but could shop at an Asian market if necessary.</b><p><b>–Samantha in</b> …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Google and Lenovo are teaming up to build a smartphone.</b> It's based on Project Tango, a Google experiment to give smartphones depth perception.<p><b>2. Wall Street thinks a Yahoo sale is almost inevitable — but no one can agree on the buyer.</b> Verizon, AT&T, and Alliance Data Systems are all …

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