Christopher Thomas

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Fewer heart attack patients die when top cardiologists are away at conferences, study finds

Heart attack patients are more likely to survive when top cardiologists are not in the hospital, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at Harvard Medical School found that when heart specialists are away at academic conferences, the survival rate at their hospitals actually improves.<p>They believe that …

Yes, bacon really is killing us

Decades’ worth of research proves that chemicals used to make bacon do cause cancer. So how did the meat industry convince us it was safe? By Bee Wilson<p>There was a little cafe I used to go to that did the best bacon sandwiches. They came in a soft and pillowy white bap. The bacon, thick-cut from a …

Processed Meat

How I discovered there are (at least) 14 different kinds of love by analysing the world's languages

No emotion, surely, is as cherished and sought after as love. Yet on occasions such as Valentine’s day, we can often be misled into thinking that it …

Relationships

Rude people secretly impress us, even if we don’t really like them

We don’t like rude people.<p>At least, that’s what we tell ourselves. The reality is, we allow them to be rude. On some level, we are impressed by their rudeness. So impressed, in fact, that sometimes we ask them to be president.<p>I’ve spent a year studying rudeness in all its many forms. I’ve looked at …

The 50 best beaches in the world have been revealed

And we need to start ticking them off our bucket list<p>When the cold chills of autumn and winter arrive, we can often be left wondering when our next …

Millennials are narcissistic? The evidence is not so simple

Rising social media use has sparked a passionate debate among psychologists: are today’s young people more “Generation Me”, or “Generation We”?<p>At the next table in the cafe where I was working this morning, a young woman spent a whole hour talking excitedly to her older companion about herself, her …

Psychology

Asgardia, the world's first 'space nation', takes flight

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first "space nation" has taken flight.<p>On November 12, Asgardia cemented its presence in outer space by launching the Asgardia-1 satellite.<p>The "nanosat" -- it is roughly the size of a loaf of bread -- undertook a two-day journey from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, …

Space Exploration

When To Get The Cheapest Flights For Your 2018 Holiday

✈️ ☀️ 🏝<p>To get the best deal on flights for your 2018 holiday you should book two months before your scheduled departure, new research suggests.<p>A …

Air Travel

Android security: Sneaky three-stage malware found in Google Play store

Tens of thousands of users have downloaded two newly uncovered forms of malware.<p>Another crop of Android apps hiding malware have been discovered in - …

A Nearby Earth-Size Planet May Have Conditions for Life

There’s a new place to look for life in the universe.<p>Astronomers announced on Wednesday the discovery of an Earth-size planet around a small red star in our corner of the galaxy. The planet could hold liquid water and conditions favorable for life.<p>The star, Ross 128, is not the closest with a …

Universe

Music only helps you concentrate if you’re doing the right kind of task

If the task requires creativity or mental rotation, music can increase performance.<p>Many of us listen to music while we work, thinking that it will help us to concentrate on the task at hand. And in fact, recent research has found that music can have beneficial effects on creativity. When it comes …

The Brain

IBM just announced a 50-qubit quantum computer

Setting New Heights<p>At the IEEE Industry Summit on the Future of Computing in Washington D.C. on Friday, IBM announced the development of a quantum …

Like if You Want the Truth to Win

How to deal with our Facebook problem<p>Anyone who watched the Congressional hearings last week knows that <b>Silicon Valley</b> is being castigated for helping</b> …

Meet John Draper, the hacker who inspired Apple’s founders

John Draper fiddles with the mouthpiece of the little blue box on the table, blowing into it over and over again. It’s 1972, and a nervous Steve Jobs …

Aliens Could Be Just Like Us—Darwin's Theory of Evolution Means E.T. Would Be Human-Like

Nearly every depiction of extraterrestrial life are of green figures with large heads, and bug eyes, that look, well, <i>alien</i>. But new research suggests …

Monster Planet, Tiny Star: Record-Breaking Duo Puzzles Astronomers

A giant planet has been found orbiting an ultracool dwarf star — the largest planet compared to its star ever found — leaving scientists baffled at …

UK mobile phone firms overcharging customers after contracts expire

Citizens Advice urges Ofcom to act after finding Vodafone, EE and Three charge for handsets after phones paid off<p>Three of Britain’s biggest mobile phone networks keep charging customers extra for their handsets after they have been paid off, leaving them up to £38 a month worse off, a consumer …

Telecoms

Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

We Finally Know Why Galaxies Across The Universe Have All Those Weird Shapes

This may change our understanding of cosmic evolution.<p>In 1926, famed astronomer Edwin Hubble developed his morphological classification scheme for …

Xiaomi's Mi MIX 2 comes with a stunning ceramic unibody

For most of us living outside of China, we tend to be limited to two options when it comes to the choice of materials on our phones: either metal or plastic, or a bit of both (and maybe a touch of wood, if you're lucky). While Essential was grabbing headlines with its titanium device, Xiaomi …

New wearable tracker can transmit vital signs from a soft, tiny package

Body sensors have long been bulky, hard to wear, and obtrusive. Now they can be as thin as a Band-Aid and about as big as a coin. The new sensors, created by Kyung-In Jang, professor of robotics engineering at South Korea’s Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, and John A. Rogers, …

New Orchid Grey Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Revealed

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be made official later today and now we have a photo of a new color version of the handset, Orchid Grey.<p>Evan Blass …

Almost all WannaCry victims were running Windows 7

Windows XP was ‘insignificant,’ researchers say<p>One week after it first hit, researchers are getting a better handle on how the WannaCry ransomware spread so quickly — and judging from the early figures, the story seems to be almost entirely about Windows 7.<p>According to data released today by …

Cyber attack: Nissan latest to fall victim as NHS forced to cancel or delay operations

The Home Secretary has urged NHS trusts to urgently upgrade their computer systems as the health service continues to struggle with the fall-out from Friday’s massive cyber attack.<p>Amber Rudd’s call came amid a growing row over whether NHS managers had failed to heed repeated warnings about …

Ask Ethan: How Far Is The Edge Of The Universe From The Farthest Galaxy?

When we look out into the Universe, there’s light everywhere we can see, for as far as our telescopes are capable of looking. But at some point, there’s a limit to what we’ll encounter. One limit is set by the cosmic structure that forms in the Universe: we can only see the stars, galaxies, etc., …

James Webb Space Telescope

Home Office urging EU nationals not to apply for permanent residence in UK

EU nationals are being discouraged by the Home Office from applying for permanent residence in the UK after more than 90,000 applications were received in 2016.<p>The Government’s decision not to guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in the UK until reciprocal arrangements are agreed for Britons …

French presidential candidate Macron targeted by hackers, cyber firm says

<b>(CNN) —</b> French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign was targeted in recent weeks by hackers, using methods similar to the hacks in the United States targeting the Democratic National Committee last year, according to a new report by cybersecurity researchers.<p>Tokyo-based cybersecurity …

Emmanuel Macron

Russian Gets Longest U.S. Hacking Sentence Ever

A Russian hacker specializing in stolen credit card numbers has been sentenced in Seattle to 27 years in prison. Roman Seleznev, also known as …

Xiaomi Mi 6 announced: Snapdragon 835 and dual cameras for $360

Xiaomi has announced its latest flagship phone, the Mi 6, at an event in Beijing. While Xiaomi drew widespread attention last year with its impressive bezelless Mi Mix phone, the regular Mi line is a more mainstream affair, and that’s reflected here in the Mi 6’s design and pricing.<p>That’s not to …

Before you make an emotional decision, ask yourself these four questions

The average person makes about 35,000 decisions every day—from choosing an outfit to deciding which seat to take at a meeting. In fact, we make 200 judgments each day about food alone.<p>But research shows that all that decision making can be mentally and physically draining. Although the idea of …

Psychology