Christopher Coveney

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For The First Time, Physicists Have Used Antimatter in One of The Most Famous Physics Experiments

The results were... weird.<p>For the first time, scientists have performed an iconic physics experiment with a positron - the antimatter counterpart of …

Physics

At 102, Man Kaur Is Still Running — And Winning Gold Medals

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>This story was originally published in January and has been republished with updates on Man Kaur's running achievements.</i><p>At 102, Man Kaur is still running — and winning gold medals.<p>The phenomenon from India just nailed the gold medal in the 200-meter race for the 100-to-104 age group …

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Is this the end of insomnia? The secret US military technique that could help you fall asleep in as little as TWO MINUTES

Many of us toss and turn at night as we struggle in vain to try and get some sleep, but it seems as if there might finally be a solution that could …

Sleep

Revolutionary Anti-Aging Breakthrough Could Help You Live Until 150 By Regenerating Your Organs

And it's cheap.<p>A new and potentially revolutionary anti-aging pill could help extend your lifespan by 50 years by regenerating your organs, according …

Anti-aging

Nikon strikes back at Sony with first full-frame mirrorless cameras

A new mount, a big sensor, and a more modern camera<p>After weeks of teases, Nikon has just unveiled its brand new full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Z7 ($3,399.95) and the Z6 ($1,995.95) represent the company’s most serious effort yet to branch out from its tried and true DSLR business and challenge …

From cosmic dust to a hidden galaxy: Here are the 24 most stunning shots of space from the past year

Striking shots of the Milky Way under a thunderstorm, snow reflecting the northern lights, and the International Space Station flying between sun …

Report: Oatmeal, breakfast foods contain potentially unsafe amounts of weed killer

A number of popular breakfast foods, including cereals, granola bars and instant oats, were tested and found to contain potentially dangerous amounts of cancer-linked glyphosate, the main ingredient in weed killer.<p>The Environmental Working Group (EWG), an environmental advocacy organization that …

Glyphosate

The first human trials of this experimental, cancer-killing drug could change everything

Properly mixed, the medicine came out as a dark brown liquid. A nurse brought the intravenous bag to the side of a recliner, where a man with brain cancer sat. The nurse hung the plump bag on a stand and prepared the treatment for delivery. The moment had arrived for BXQ-350 to meet its first human …

Elise

This meteorite was hiding a mineral that has never been found on Earth

Humans have been on Earth for long enough that we have a pretty darn good idea of what our planet is made of. Scientists have discovered, analyzed, …

Cell Phone Use and Blindness Linked by "Toxic" Oxygen in New Study

We're spending more time in front of screens than ever.<p>Scientists have found the chemical reason that blue lights are bad for our eyes. We know that …

Is the Cure for Alzheimer's Hiding Inside Us? She Thinks So

Annelise Barron sits patiently at a small table in Stanford University’s Coupa Cafe, as freshly caffeinated college students mill around her. Thick …

This Ab Workout Is So Much More Effective Than Sit-Ups, Say Harvard Physicians

Crunches and sit-ups have long been staples of a typical abdominal workout. However, physicians at Harvard Medical School say there's a better way to …

Workouts

Video game obsession isn’t really about the video games. It’s about unmet psychological needs

Many parents are concerned with their child’s seemingly obsessive video game play. Fortnite, the most recent gaming phenomenon, has taken the world …

Psychology

Novel compounds turn old cells young again in promising new anti-aging research

A new study from researchers at the University of Exeter has shown how three specifically designed compounds can target the mitochondria in older …

I Spent $200 on a Weighted Blanket, and It's Changed My Entire F*cking Life

<i>Editor's note: The author wrote this while curled up under a weighted blanket.</i><p>My Friday nights are typically saved for drinking wine, catching up on my DVR, and surfing the internet. (Do people still say "surfing the internet?") Late last year, during one of these weekly rabbit-hole sessions, I …

New Wi-Fi attack cracks WPA2 passwords with ease

The common Wi-Fi security standard is no longer as secure as you think.<p>A new way to compromise the WPA/WPA2 security protocols has been accidentally …

Don’t put plastic containers in microwave or dishwasher, new research says

Do you regularly heat up leftovers in plastic food-storage containers? Do you put plastic reusable water bottles in the dishwasher when they need a …

Tech Trends

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

This Is The Most Important Thing You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer's (No Matter Your Age)

<i>By the year 2050, the United States will have 14 million people in need of full-time care for Alzheimer’s disease, a number equal to the populations</i> …

Micro Homes Inside Concrete Pipes Can Now Pop Up In The Gaps Between Buildings

Would you ever consider living inside a concrete water pipe? No worries, the pipe is not underground and there’s no water in it. It’s actually a very …

Major Quantum Computing Advance Made Obsolete by Teenager

18-year-old Ewin Tang has proven that classical computers can solve the “recommendation problem” nearly as fast as quantum computers. The result …

Fighting prostate cancer with groundbreaking new technique

Groundbreaking laboratory-grown prostate cancer cells could change the way research is carried out. They will significantly increase the speed at …

The Top 10 Best Mic for DSLR Video Cameras

Although it really depends on which camera you have, most of the DSLR video cameras come with <i>decent</i> sound quality. It’s bearable, a lot better than …

Feeling Hangry? It’s Not Just Because You’re Extremely Hungry

Getty Images<p>We’ve all been there.<p>You can’t concentrate. You feel a headache piercing your skull. Your stomach is growling so loudly that everyone …

Elon Musk's new controversy: his donations to Republicans

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is downplaying his GOP donations and defending his environmental bona fides after revelations he gave nearly $39,000 to Protect …

Self-Control Isn't Always Good for You

Self-control is one of those things that pretty much everyone wishes they had more of. If only you had the willpower to get up early for a run, to …

The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time

Even as cinema-going audiences decrease, blockbuster movies continue to break box office records across the world. And while box office numbers have …

One Simple Thing is Absolutely Necessary to Be an Expert (and Get What You Want in Life)

<i>Never assume that you’re stuck with the way things are. Life changes every day, and so can you.</i>Just over a decade ago, Angel and I were desperately …

Electrifying photographs of storms... taken by a pilot at 40,000ft

Most of us know the horror of the white-knuckle red-eye: that dread as the plane is tossed about in nocturnal turbulence. But while passengers clutch the seat and pray, Ecuadorian long-haul pilot Santiago Borja sits in his cockpit trying to focus – not on the altimeter but through the viewfinder of …