Cory Harmon

358 Flips | 2 Magazines | 13 Likes | 1 Following | @CoryHarmon | Keep up with Cory Harmon on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Cory Harmon”

Researchers Find Herpes Viruses In Brains Marked By Alzheimer's Disease

Two common herpes viruses appear to play a role in Alzheimer's disease.<p>The viruses, best known for causing a distinctive skin rash in young children, are abundant in brain tissue from people with Alzheimer's, a team of scientists reports Thursday in <i>Neuron.</i> The team also found evidence that the …

Dementia

A New Kind of Photosynthesis Has Been Discovered, Pushing The Limits on Life

Our living world is just incredible.<p>A type of chlorophyll discovered just a few years ago is pushing the limits of photosynthesis and the role this …

Botany

7 Cancer-Causing Foods You Need to Stop Eating Now

Are you wondering if that burger you had for lunch increases your cancer risk? While the answer isn’t clear-cut, what you eat on a regular basis can …

Nutrition

The Reason Why Left-Handed People Exist Is Not What Scientists Thought

And why is it only 10% of us?<p>Left-handed people haven't always been treated well throughout history. They have been persecuted for their disposition, …

Northwestern University

Researchers Have Invented an Awesome And Scary Nuclear Battery Pack

Is the world ready for it?<p>Batteries powered by radioactive materials have been around for more than a century, but what they promise in power they …

Clean Energy

Genetic Coda: Why Do Hundreds Of Genes Turn On After Death?

Even after you die, some of your cells keep going. It’s a phenomenon that has many scientists intrigued. One study in particular examined the activity of one thousand genes in mice and zebrafish in the days after death, or the “twilight of death” as the study’s lead author Peter Noble poetically …

Genetics

Gravity energy generator could revolutionise renewables | Reuters.com

Dutch inventor Janjaap Ruijssenaars has built a gravity energy generator that harnesses the force of gravity to produce a new kind of renewable energy. Matthew Stock reports.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>Dutch inventor Janjaap Ruijssenaars has built a gravity energy generator that harnesses the …

Renewable Energy

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This could be huge.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …

Dementia

How to Make an Indoor Self-Watering Herb Garden

No green thumb required.<p>Start an herb garden indoors with a planter that will keep your herbs hydrated and blooming all year long.<p><b>What you'll …

Gardening

The portable home theater projector the size of a soda can is back down to its lowest price

There are a bunch of different portable projectors you can use to beam a nice big picture from your smartphone, tablet, or computer, and plenty of …

Gear & Gadgets

Scientists Discover 'Time Crystals' Growing Right Under Their Noses

Scientists spent nearly a decade learning how to create time crystals. A new discovery shows they were hiding in plain sight the whole time.<p>In 2012, Nobel Prize-winning scientist Frank Wilczek proposed the existence of a new type of crystal. While most crystals have a structure that repeats in two …

The Baking Soda Cure

The three trillion-dollar income stream produced by the medical industrial complex is about to come demolished by a home remedy – baking soda. Buy …

Things We Find Gross About Ourselves That Our Partners Find Hot

"I used to get ringworms quite a lot, my ex was fascinated by it."<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i>.<p>Look: Everyone has things about themselves that they find gross. Who hasn't loudly declared that something stinks only to sniff their pits and realize it's them, or received oral sex from …

4 reasons why you should throw away all your supplements—and replace them with just one

Adding supplements to your wellness regimen feels like a logical trend to follow (healthy people must take lots of vitamins, right?). But before you …

20 Free DIY Raised Garden Bed Plans & Ideas You Can Build in a Day

​Planting on raised garden beds brings many benefits compared to planting on the ground. But the most crucial one is you can grow a garden even in a …

These organisms are going to live forever, and not in the Fame sense

<i>With more than 5.6 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or trying</i> …

10 Superfoods For Everything From Allergies To Muscle Pain

Illustrated by Caitlin Owens.<p><i>We've all trolled the internet at midnight wondering if our symptoms are normal, or if a bowl of cereal qualifies as</i> …

Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling from the sky.<p>Scientists have surmised there is a stream of viruses circling the planet, above the planet’s weather systems but below the level of airline …

Biology

107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Coursera was founded by two professors at Stanford University. Shutterstock/MintImages<p>Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking …

College & University

If your computer has slowed, you might be mining crypto coins for someone else — here's how to stop it

Good news: Virtually all traditional types of malware declined in the past few months. Not so good: mainly because hackers are more interested in using your computer to help them mine cryptocurrencies.<p>It's likely you, or your employer, aren't even aware it's happening. Malware miners latch onto …

The Secrets of the X Chromosome

Most people know that the X chromosome is one of the two sex chromosomes; inherit an X from each of your parents and you will likely be deemed …

Popular Beer and Wine Brands Contaminated With Monsanto's Weedkiller, Tests Reveal

By Zen Honeycutt<p>The past few years have revealed some disturbing news for the alcohol industry. In 2015, CBS news broke the announcement of a lawsuit …

Bottled water from major brands like Aquafina, Nestle, and Dasani contains tiny plastic particles — here's what that does to your body

You're drinking plastic, I'm drinking plastic, we're all drinking plastic. Bottled water drinkers may be drinking the most plastic of all.<p>A new study released by Orb Media estimates that on average, a liter of bottled water from big brands like Dasani, Aquafina, and Nestle, contains roughly 10.4 …

These are the plants that will actually clean up your air

No matter how clean your home is, chances are, the air’s still got a <i>little</i> somethin’ somethin’ in it that isn’t exactly *great* for your body …

Much of the modern world is explained by one population spike

We like to think of the story of human growth as a single, long ascent. In fact, it’s a solitary spike. The population growth rate hovered just above zero for more than 10,000 years. Only after something happened in the 1700s did the growth rate begin to climb, and climb, and climb.<p>With the …

Geography

Trump White House quietly issues report vindicating Obama regulations

It was easy to miss, but OMB demolishes the GOP’s deregulatory claims.<p>President Donald Trump’s administration has been on a deregulatory bender, particularly when it comes to environmental regulations. As of January, the New York Times counted 67 environmental rules on the chopping block under …

Regulation

A Mysterious Anomaly Under Africa Is Radically Weakening Earth's Magnetic Field

This could be precursor to Earth's poles swapping places.<p>Above our heads, something is not right. Earth's magnetic field is in a state of dramatic …

Universe

MIT's thermal resonator generates power "out of what seems like nothing"

A brand new power-generating system from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers creates energy “out of what seems like nothing,” …

‘Unlike anything ever seen in our solar system’

The Hypatia stone, named for the first Western woman mathematician and astronomer, contains minerals unlike anything seen before.<p>Experts say the …

Two million students enrol in UQx free online courses

The University of Queensland's UQx Massive Open Online Course program has reached two million enrolments, and is set to continue growing as it …