Chris Riva

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The Best Science Documentaries on Netflix, Ranked

Knowledge is power and Netflix is our professor.<p>Sure, Netflix has a cadre of cheesy rom-coms, sexy capers, and superhero content. But don’t discount …

How Good Gut Bacteria Could Transform Your Health

Scientist Jeff Leach is studying gut microbes that have the potential to improve our weight, mood, allergies, heart and more.<p>Scientist Jeff Leach is …

Physicists Uncover Geometric ‘Theory Space’

A decades-old method called the “bootstrap” is enabling new discoveries about the geometry underlying all quantum theories.<p>In the 1960s, the …

Quantum Mechanics

I Never Pay Full Price for Flights—This Is Where I Book

The first time I ventured overseas I was 18 and worked two jobs to buy a return ticket to Phuket, Thailand. Determined to pay my own way, I spent …

Air Travel

Your new tool to beat hackers? A portable battery pack

Thinking about charging your device from a public outlet? Think again.<p>Drew Paik, founder of security firm Authentic8, told CNN that hackers access phones from public outlets and wi-fi via a technique called “juice jacking.” It works because your USB cable is designed to transmit data, even when you …

How to Avoid Becoming a Hermit When You Work From Home

I like people, but I’ve always been kind of shy and I cherish my alone time. When I started working from home, I looked forward to that time: no more …

Science Says Listening to This Type of Music Will Help You Fall Asleep Faster

Hell hath no fury like a woman who hasn't gotten enough sleep: We're irritable, we're cranky, and unless we've ingested a fair amount of caffeine, …

Move Over, Coders—Physicists Will Soon Rule Silicon Valley

It's a bad time to be a physicist.<p>At least, that’s what Oscar Boykin says. He majored in physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology and in 2002 …

6 of the Best 2016 Movies You Didn't See

The best movies from last year you never knew you needed to see.<p>January is basically a cinematic dead zone. The end-of-year favorites from the …

How to Dress to Flatter Your Body, According to Science

One of the more rewarding aspects of working in fashion is that it encapsulates so much of life. It’s not just about what sweaters to pair with which …

Leave Shyness at the Door in 2018 With This Science-Backed Trick

Full disclosure, shyness is by no means a negative trait. It's when shyness inhibits people from socializing entirely that it can become a problem. …