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Physicists Say There Could Be a Strange Source of 'Negative Gravity' All Around Us

It moves upwards against gravity.<p>The macro world as we know it is governed by Newton's laws of motion and gravity - what goes up, must come down.<p>But …

Physics

The fastest object made by humans will just be trying to slow down

<i>Update (6:49am ET, Aug. 11): This story has been updated with the new Aug. 12 launch time. The Aug. 11 launch was scrubbed because of a last-minute helium-pressure problem.</i><p>NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is a 1,500-lb. computer a little smaller than a compact car, but in the years ahead, it will reach …

Astronomy

Men who wear boxer shorts have far better sperm, study suggests

Men who wear boxer shorts have higher sperm concentrations than men who wear tight fitting underwear, the largest study of its kind has found.<p>Scientists at Harvard said that swapping snug briefs for roomier smalls could be an easy way to improve sexual function.<p>Examinations of 656 men showed that …

World Health Organization

We’ve Been Wrong Before: The Expanding Earth Theory

Did the continents spread apart because the planet itself is expanding? No, but a lot of good scientists used to think so.<p>“We’ve Been Wrong Before” is Popular Mechanics' encyclopedia of scientific ideas that sounded good at the time but didn't quite pan out. Today: The Expanding Earth Theory, which …

Earth Science

Indonesia’s pygmies didn’t descend from hobbits, DNA analysis suggests

Hobbits took a separate evolutionary path to becoming small than did short, modern-day humans living on the same Indonesian island, a new DNA …

Evolution

Will Lockheed Martin Change The World With Its New Fusion Reactor?

Lockheed Martin’s secretive Skunk Works® laboratory registered a patent in March for a revolutionary technology that could solve the world’s energy problems for good – but don’t pop the champagne yet. The design is for a compact fusion reactor (CFR) which theoretically produces cheap, clean, near …

Energy

Brianna Lost 100 Pounds in 1 Year by Drinking This Every Single Day

After gaining 70 pounds during her pregnancy, Brianna Bernard's goal was to lose the baby weight, but she ended up losing way more! Find out how this 32-year-old mom lost 107 pounds in just one year, which inspired her to become a personal trainer and nutrition coach so she could help others become …

Weight Loss

5 tricks for making a perfect smoothie, every single time

Whether you have your smoothie recipe down to a science, or can’t quite get the right proportions to make it more superfood and less sludge, there’s …

Shandra Eliminated 1 Food to Jump-Start Her 92-Pound Weight Loss — It Wasn't Carbs

Shandra Redwine was cleaning out her closet last month when she found her old size-22 wedding dress. She used this time to reflect on her weight-loss efforts and celebrate how far she has come. "What a crazy journey!" she wrote in an Instagram post.<p>POPSUGAR caught up with Shandra, who gave us some …

Weight Loss

A veterinarian explains what dog and cat years really mean

Understanding your pet's real age can be vital to keeping them healthy.<p>“Just how old do you think my dog is in dog years?” is a question I hear on a regular basis. People love to anthropomorphize pets, attributing human characteristics to them. And most of us want to extend our animal friends’ …

Pets

Is The Herpes Virus A Key To Curing Alzheimer's Disease?

A new study has found a connection between Alzheimer's disease and the herpes virus.<p>Alzheimer's peels away a person layer by layer. The short-term …

Dementia

A New Study Says These Are the Best Vegetables for Preventing Cancer

"Eat your greens." We've known this adage all too well, from the time we were rebellious vegetable-hating kids to our current state as more …

Nutrition

Dogs go out of their way to help owners when they are upset, study shows

Dogs will make a speedy effort to comfort their owners if they think they are upset, a study has shown for the first time.<p>Although anecdotally, dog owners claim that their pets are in tune with their emotions and will offer support in times of crisis, it has never been scientifically tested …

Pets

What Is (And Isn't) Scientific About The Multiverse

The Universe is all there ever was, all there is, and all there will ever be. At least, that’s what we’re told, and that’s what’s implied by the word “Universe” itself. But whatever the true nature of the Universe actually is, our ability to gather information about it is fundamentally limited.<p>It’s …

Dark Matter

Astronomers discover 12 more moons of Jupiter, including an oddity

Our solar system's oldest and biggest planet, Jupiter, has many moons. And astronomers have just announced the discovery of a dozen more.<p>On Tuesday, the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center published the orbits for 12 newfound Jovian moons — bringing Jupiter's total to 79 moons, …

Astronomy

Heart disease: Erectile dysfunction may double risk

If you have symptoms of erectile dysfunction, it might be a good idea to have your heart health checked. This is the main finding of a new study that …

Parents Should Let Kids Eat Dirt. It’s Good for the Biome.

Unless it's covered in animal feces or chemicals, soil is a healthy snack.<p>Whether they’re sucking their grimy thumbs after digging in the backyard, …

Doctors hail world first as woman’s advanced breast cancer is eradicated

A woman with advanced breast cancer which had spread around her body has been completely cleared of the disease by a groundbreaking therapy that harnessed the power of her immune system to fight the tumours.<p>It is the first time that a patient with late-stage breast cancer has been successfully …

Cancer

Are octopuses alien? New theory argues Earth was 'seeded' by interstellar genetic code

Octopuses are weird. This is not just because they look odd. It’s not because they’re disturbingly smart. It’s because they have a strange power.<p>The ability to edit their own bodies. This has biologists scratching their heads.<p>Evolution doesn’t work that way. It’s supposed to be spurred by genetic …

Troubled Times for Alternatives to Einstein’s Theory of Gravity

Miguel Zumalacárregui knows what it feels like when theories die. In September 2017, he was at the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Saclay, near …

A new physics discovery could change the game for quantum computing

From tunneling through impenetrable barriers to being in two places at the same time, the quantum world of atoms and particles is famously bizarre. Yet the strange properties of quantum mechanics are not mathematical quirks—they are real effects that have been seen in laboratories over and over.<p>One …

Quantum Physics

Researchers have discovered 5 simple factors that have been linked to living about a decade longer

The road to a long life is littered with hype. There are the usual suspects, like pricey pills and supplements, as well as the peculiar, such as infusions of blood from young mice or standing-room chambers pumped with sub-zero temperatures.<p>And then there's science.<p>As is frequently the case, the …

Research

Jeff Bezos Knows How to Run a Meeting. Here's How He Does It

When it comes to getting more out of business meetings, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos may have cracked the code.<p>Bad meetings: We've all experienced them. Whether it's poor planning, too much talking, or lack of preparation, bad meetings waste precious time and money.<p>But Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos …

5 Things Successful People Do Every Sunday

Don't wake up Monday without doing these five things.<p>Successful people know that the week starts the moment their alarm sounds on Monday - and they're ready to get after it. It's not hard to realize that elite performers, and the people who live full lives, maximize all the different moments that …

Scientists just discovered a strange new DNA shape lurking in human cells

But what does it do?<p>The discovery of DNA as a double helix is a hallowed story of scientific triumph—the work of four researchers merging together to solve one of science’s biggest mysteries, giving birth to what we know as the field of modern genetics. But decades later, we’re still learning that …

Genetics

Hubble's Greatest Discoveries Weren't Planned; They Were Surprises

It was already 28 years ago that the Hubble Space Telescope was launched and deployed in low-Earth orbit, where it remains today. Outfitted with a 2.4 meter mirror, a slew of instruments designed for viewing stars, planets, nebulae and galaxies, Hubble became humanity’s first civilization-class …

General Relativity explained like you've never seen before

A super-quick, super-painless guide to the theory that conquered the universe.<p>scroll down<br>to begin<p>For 100 years, the general theory of relativity has …

Physics

Best weight loss superfoods nutritionists say you must keep in your kitchen | fitness

When it comes to weight loss, one of the biggest myths most people fall for is to think you need to make drastic changes in your meal patterns (think …

Nutrition

A Day of Food on a High-Protein, Low-Carb Diet

If you've decided to try a high-protein, low-carb diet you will want to know what a typical meal plan is for the day. Many diets such as the South …

Nutrition