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Triclosan, a common antimicrobial in toothpaste and other products, linked to inflammation and cancer in the gut

The antimicrobial chemical triclosan is in thousands of products that we use daily: hand soaps, toothpastes, body wash, kitchenware and even some …

Everything created is predicted by nature: A new video explains the physics of flow

Going with the flow isn’t just the cool thing to do. According to a prominent theory of physics, it’s a rule of evolution that dictates the design of all things and ensures individual survival.<p>The Duke University professor responsible for this theory, Adrian Bejan, received the 2018 Franklin …

Physics

How to fix out-of-sync audio on your NVIDIA Shield

If there's one thing that's frustrating with watching streaming digital content it's when the audio is <i>just</i> off from the video. Once you notice it you …

Android TV

Fluid Tests Hint at Concrete Quantum Reality

Surprising oil drop experiments suggest that the quantum world may not be as strange as advertised.<p>For nearly a century, “reality” has been a murky …

Quantum Physics

Simple pill can end symptoms of gluten intolerance, scientists say

Gluten intolerance can partly be overcome by swallowing an enzyme pill with food, research has shown.<p>The simple measure can allow people sensitive to the wheat protein to consume small quantities of gluten without experiencing bloating, diarrhoea and abdominal pain.<p>Scientists say the discovery …

How an otherwise harmless virus can trigger celiac disease

Genetics isn't everything<p>The Karelia regions of Finland and Russia are remarkably similar. They have unique architecture, they share a common heritage and genes, and speak similar dialects. But if you live on the Finnish side, you'll have around ten times as many neighbors with celiac disease.<p>And …

Immune System

Hydrogen Has Been Turned To Metal, And It’s About To Change The World

Metallic hydrogen is one of the holy grails of modern science. It would essentially be a magic material, creating everything from impossibly fast computers to hovering cars (themselves powered by hydrogen) to batteries that never need charging. It was also supposed to be impossible, as it would …

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Ask Ethan: Could the Universe be a simulation?

And if it were, is there any way we could detect that this were the case?<p><i>“Do I believe, for example, that by using magic I could fly? No. How would</i> …

The Spooky Secret Behind AI's Power

Deep learning programs count on multiple layers of problem-solving with systems offering up calculations to higher levels.<p>Spookily powerful …

Are We Living in a Simulation?

It turns out I’ve got a few things in common with Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla. We’ve both got Canadian passports, we’re absolutely …

The Logic-Defying Double-Slit Experiment Is Even Weirder Than You Thought

Just by observing the process of the experiment, everything changes.<p>Do you remember the double-slit experiment? It's one of the weirder experiments in modern physics, and cuts to the heart of the weirdness of quantum mechanics. Basically, waves that pass through two narrow, parallel slits will form …

Why Gluten Sensitivity Doesn't Always Mean Celiac Disease

People who have bad reactions after eating bread or cereal, but who don’t test positive for wheat allergies or celiac disease, are sometimes left to …

Scientists Are Now Even More Confused By Potential "Alien Superstructure"

After observing Tabby's Star for four years, results only provoke more questions.<p>Within our own galaxy, some astronomers believe there may be a massive piece of alien technology, built to harvest energy from a distant star. The star, KIC 8462852, also known as Tabby's Star, exhibits strange …

Economist says uploaded brains will take over all jobs within 100 years

Robin Hanson predicts in "The Age of Em" that we'll develop cheap technology for emulating brains on computers in the next 100 years.<p>He expects emulations, or ems, to be like human brains but able to run 1,000 times faster and be copied. He predicts they will quickly put every human out of work and …

Singularity

The Evolution of Anxiety: Why We Worry and What to Do About It

Let's pretend for a moment that you are a giraffe.<p>You live on the grasslands of the African savannah. You have a neck that is 7 feet long (2.1 meters). Every now and then, you spot a group of humans driving around on a safari taking pictures of you.<p>But it's not just your neck and their cameras that …

Duke University

Field Yates' fantasy football rankings for 2016

ESPN Fantasy rankings for 2016<p>2016 Rankings: Field Yates' top 160<p>2016 Rankings: Quarterback<p>2016 Rankings: Running Back<p>2016 Rankings: Wide …

Elon Musk thinks we all live in a video game. So what if we do?

If the answer cannot matter, the question must be meaningless.<p>I have a love/hate relationship with the sort of thought experiments that Ezra Klein describes Elon Musk indulging in at the Recode Code Conference last year. They are part of what drew me to philosophy (I got a master's) and part of …

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Triangles in the Sky Tell the Story of the Universe's Birth

Once upon a time, about 13.8 billion years ago, our universe sprang from a quantum speck, ballooning to one million trillion trillion trillion …

The Best Protective Cases for the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Because you don't want to see that gorgeous curved display with a crack.<p>From ultra-thin offerings to a battery case with support for wireless charging and several budget-friendly picks, we've rounded up ten cool cases for the hot new phone worth your attention.

This 4-Minute Video Explains Where We Should Be Looking for Aliens

Statistics tells us that looking for worlds just like our own is probably not the way to go—smaller and darker worlds are more likely to have intelligent life.<p>There are a lot of planets in the universe. With hundreds of billions of galaxies in the observable universe, and hundreds of billions of …

Developer Of Kodi's Android App Has Quit, Will Work On His Own Fork Instead

Kodi is a popular name in media streaming circles, not least because it can run on pretty much anything. Last year, an Android app was released, …

Ask Ethan: Could our Universe be a hologram?

And what would that mean if it were one?<p><i>“It is in the theory of perception that we have established our bond, or the lie I should say, for which we</i> …

How the Computer Beat the Go Master

<i>God moves the player, he in turn the piece.</i> <i><br>But what god beyond God begins the round</i> <i><br>Of dust and time and sleep and agony?</i><p>—Jorge Luis Borges<p>As I write …

Ask Ethan: Could Dark Energy Recycle The Universe?

There’s something eerily similar about the start of our Universe, a period of cosmic inflation, and the driver of the ultimate fate, the accelerated expansion of dark energy, that leads one to speculate if they might be related. In fact, this week’s chosen question comes from Andrew Gillett, who …

18 annoying Galaxy S7 Edge problems and how to fix them

In a smartphone beauty contest, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge would be extremely tough to beat. It’s not just a pretty phone, though. It’s also powerful …

Who Has the Best Fantasy Football Projections? 2016 Update

(This article was first published on <b> R – Fantasy Football Analytics</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)In prior posts, we demonstrated how to …

Fantasy Football

Easy 5 Ingredient Nutella Cookies with Sea Salt (Gluten Free)

Everyone is obsessed with Nutella these days. My love of Nutella started when I was a wee kid sneaking scoops of it into my mouth when no one was …