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Is Sleeping With Your Baby As Dangerous As Doctors Say?

Six months ago, Melissa Nichols brought her baby girl, Arlo, home from the hospital. And she immediately had a secret.<p>"I just felt guilty and like I didn't want to tell anyone," says Nichols, who lives in San Francisco. "It feels like you're a bad mom. The mom guilt starts early, I guess."<p>Across …

Pregnancy

How Zero-Waste People Make Only a Jar of Trash a Year

Imagine 15 grocery bags filled with plastic trash piled up on every single yard of shoreline in the world. That’s how much land-based plastic trash ended up in the world’s oceans in just one year. The world generates at least 3.5 million tons of plastic and other solid waste a day, 10 times the …

Sustainability

The Scientific Case for Two Spaces After a Period

A new study proves that half of people are correct. The other is also correct.<p>This is a time of much division. Families and communities are splintered by polarizing narratives. Outrage surrounds geopolitical discourse—so much so that anxiety often becomes a sort of white noise, making it …

Text-To-Speech

Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can’t.

BERKELEY, Calif. — Many people have grown accustomed to talking to their smart devices, asking them to read a text, play a song or set an alarm. But someone else might be secretly talking to them, too.<p>Over the last two years, researchers in China and the United States have begun demonstrating that …

Artificial Intelligence

Machine learning model provides rapid prediction of C. difficile infection risk

Model successfully applied to data from medical centers with different patient populations, electronic health record systems<p>Every year nearly 30,000 …

The Bug: London Zoo

London Zoo<p>Label: Ninja Tune <b><br>US Release Date: 2008-08-12</b> <b><br>UK Release Date: 2008-07-07</b> <br>Amazon <br>iTunes<p>The Bug is Kevin Martin, the "only one ruling …

Death Metal

You're Just Not Prepared For What's Coming

I hate to break it to you, but chances are you're just not prepared for what's coming. Not even close. Don't take it personally. I'm simply playing …

The Strange and Gruesome Story of the Greenland Shark, the Longest-Living Vertebrate on Earth

Greenland sharks are among nature’s least elegant inventions. Lumpish, with stunted pectoral fins that they use for ponderously slow swimming in cold and dark Arctic waters, they have blunt snouts and gaping mouths that give them an unfortunate, dull-witted appearance. Many live with worm-like …

The Zombie Diseases of Climate Change

What lurks in the Arctic’s thawing permafrost?<p>From the air, the coast of Greenland appears vast and tranquil. Hundreds of fjords, their surfaces a mirror of blue sky and cloud bottoms, divide the territory. In the gaps between them, the terrain folds over itself, hill over hill, descending into …

Global Warming

How Coral Researchers Are Coping With the Death of Reefs

The drumbeat of devastating news can take its toll on the mental health of people who have devoted their lives to coral.<p>When she was in high school, Madhavi Colton was known as Miss Enthusiasm. “I’ve always been a die-hard optimist,” she says. “I tend to be perky. In my family, I was always the one …

Global Warming

How Hiroshima rose from the ashes

A remarkable series of events is ensuring that Hiroshima will go down in history for far more inspirational reasons than the A-bomb.<p>On a torrid August day in Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park, lotus flowers were blooming in the pond surrounding the Peace Bell. A party of elementary school children in …

Boston Dynamics robot is ready to get backflipping revenge on tormentors

Atlas has been working on its moves.<p>The humanoid robot from Boston Dynamics that was once beat up by a jerk human and later stumbled on stage during …

Robotics

The Fungus That Turns Ants Into Zombies Is More Diabolical Than We Realized

Carpenter ants of the Brazilian rain forest have it rough. When one of these insects gets infected by a certain fungus, it turns into a so-called …

The nation's top cancer doctors are asking people to drink less in an unprecedented warning

It's not every day that a group of the nation's top cancer doctors asks people to curb their drinking.<p>In a statement released Tuesday, the American Society of Clinical Oncology outlined research tying alcohol to two types of cancer and told Americans to drink less.<p>"ASCO believes that a proactive …

The EPA has approved the release of weaponized mosquitoes in 20 US states

The US Environmental Protection Agency has given its approval for MosquitoMate, a Kentucky-based biotechnology company, to release its bacteria-infected male mosquitoes in several parts of the United States.<p>The EPA approval was first reported by Nature on Monday (Nov. 6), and confirmed by the …

Mosquitoes

The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

Bitcoin

Samsung turns 40 Galaxy S5s into a Bitcoin mining rig

Most of the smartphones launched these days are more powerful than many computers released several years ago. Older phones especially older flagships …

Raccoons Pass Famous Intelligence Test—By Upending It

The notoriously clever mammals had their own approach to the Aesop's Fable experiment.<p>Raccoons are notoriously pesky, but are they as clever as crows?<p>Scientists recently put the masked mammals through the Aesop's Fable test, which measures if animals can discern cause and effect by displacing water …

York University

Effort to capture world's most endangered dolphin begins

On Wednesday, four U.S. Navy-trained bottlenose dolphins will sweep through the Gulf of Mexico with one purpose: to find and capture a tiny porpoise …

Extinction

Here’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years

A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American …

The Web’s Most Toxic Trolls Live in … Vermont? | WIRED

Points of Interest<p>Bellflower, CA<p>Bellflower wins the distinction of being the most unlike its neighbors; while it isn’t the most toxic city in the US, …

Who Are the New Yuppies?

The term “yuppie” now feels so dated that it occasionally seems an entire social class has vanished. If the suit-wearing Patrick Batemans of the …

Euthanasia used for 4.5 percent of deaths in the Netherlands

LONDON (AP) — Euthanasia has become "common practice" in the Netherlands, accounting for 4.5 percent of deaths, according to researchers who say …

18 photos reveal the extreme ways kids get to school around the world

But in other parts of the world, the trek to school looks much different.<p>Some kids in the Philippines step through knee-deep rocky waters to get to class, while students in Japan pass Geiger counters tracking local radiation levels.<p>Here's what early-morning commutes to school look like around the …

Sri Lanka

Smallest-ever optical switch revolves around one atom

We've seen some ridiculously tiny electronics in our day, but this might take the cake. Swiss researchers have built an optical networking switch so small that it's measured on the atomic scale -- in fact, it's smaller than the wavelength of light it needs to transmit data. The system can use just …

Ultimately Glossary of Strength Training Terms | The Art of Manliness

Like any domain, strength training has its own jargon and “secret language” that participants use. For the novice who’s just beginning his journey …

Parasitic worm 'increases women's fertility'

<b>Infection with a species of parasitic worm increases the fertility of women, say scientists.</b><p>A study of 986 indigenous women in Bolivia indicated a lifetime of <i>Ascaris lumbricoides,</i> a type of roundworm, infection led to an extra two children.<p>Researchers, writing in the journal Science, suggest the …

Quit Porn For Good | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: You can get the entire porn series in a book. Buy now.</i><p>It’s been interesting to watch this series unfold this week. Though I knew it …

Snoop Dogg Launches Weed Site to a Roomful of People Who Won't Admit They Like Weed

No, Merry Jane won't deliver weed just yet.<p>“My name is Snoop Dogg and I’m a stoner.”<p>Looking super high onstage at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, the rapper introduced new weed website Merry Jane, the latest in a series of tech investments he has made over the past few years.<p>Merry Jane is a …

10 Surprising Facts About LEGO

You're never going to look at your favorite toy the same way again.<p>Like Easy-Bake Ovens and Troll dolls, you probably remember these famous plastic bricks fondly from your childhood. But did you know the first one was made in 1932 and out of wood? Didn't think so. Here are a few more facts you …

Lego