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The Counterintuitive Reason Why Dark Energy Makes The Universe Accelerate

Matter and energy tell spacetime how to curve; curved spacetime tells matter and energy how to move. It’s the cardinal rule of General Relativity, and it applies to everything in the Universe, including the entire Universe itself. In the late 1990s, we had collected enough data from distant …

Dark Matter

Cancer Study Suggests There's an Optimum Amount of Alcohol You Should Drink

The benefit of light drinking is small, though.<p>If you read any health news, you’re constantly getting conflicting news about your alcohol consumption …

Alcohol

Researchers find last of universe's missing ordinary matter

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have helped to find the last reservoir of ordinary matter hiding in the universe.

Physics

Theory Suggests That All Genes Affect Every Complex Trait

The more closely geneticists look at complex traits and diseases, the harder it gets to find active genes that don’t influence them.<p>The question most …

Genetics

How to Find a Lost Smartphone

Smartphones contain a lot of personal information, and they're not cheap. If you've misplaced your iPhone or Android phone, these tools can help you …

Android Phones

6 Easy Exercises to Strengthen Your Core

The Routine<p>Okay, perhaps you’re enough of a realist to know that you’ll never have a six-pack. But exercising your core is still important: Strong …

Workouts

Connection between stress and autoimmune disease affirmed by massive 30-year study

A massive study spanning 30 years of data and examining a cohort of over one million people has found a strong association between persons suffering …

Autoimmune Diseases

What Your Web Browser's Incognito Mode Really Does

You don’t have to be a computer whiz to grasp the value of private web browsing. At a time when consumers are worried about the data Facebook and …

IT security

The secret to an ageless body (and how to get fitter after 40)

The middle-aged spread, a snail’s-pace metabolism and declining muscle tone once seemed like inevitable waymarkers of the midlife years.<p>But now they …

Exercise

Dogs versus cats: Scientists reveal which one is smarter

A dog's bark is only a ruff means of communication. Instead, we should be looking at its wiggles and squirms.<p>Jumping up. Rolling over. Lifting paws.<p>It’s all doggie behavior that makes them so endearing.<p>But they’re actually trying to talk to us.<p>Researchers from the University of Salford, in …

Pets

As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Major Crops Are Losing Nutrients

Plants need carbon dioxide to live, but its effects on them are complicated.<p>As the level of carbon dioxide in the air continues to rise because of human activity, scientists are trying to pin down how the plants we eat are being affected.<p>Mounting evidence suggests that many key plants lose …

Climate Change

Could Multiple Personality Disorder Explain Life, the Universe and Everything?

In 2015, doctors in Germany reported the extraordinary case of a woman who suffered from what has traditionally been called “multiple personality …

Particles

Exciting insight into role gut bacteria play in obesity-related depression and anxiety

A compelling new study from researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center has shed more light on the mysterious connection between our diet, gut bacteria and …

Microbiology

Inversion: The billionaire thinking skill you were never taught in school

“All I want to know is where I’m going to die, so I’ll never go there.”<p>These are the famous words of Charlie Munger, the business partner of Warren …

Self-improvement

When to use a hyphen, an en dash or an em dash | Articles | Writing & Editing

As experienced writers and editors, many <i>PR Daily</i> readers harbor a dislike for the hyphen.<p>It’s a punctuation mark that’s supposed to help writers …

Public Relations

Ask Ethan: How Do We Know The Age Of The Solar System?

Billions of years ago, in some forgotten corner of the Milky Way, a molecular cloud like many others collapsed to form new stars. One of them formed in relative isolation, collecting material in a protoplanetary disk around it, and eventually forming our Sun, the eight planets, and the rest of our …

Universe

NASA astronauts must sculpt freakishly strong arms to work in space — here's how former space station commander Peggy Whitson trained

NASA astronauts readily admit that being able to float in space is a pretty cool job perk.<p>But being weightless isn't always fun. Without gravity's pull on their bodies, astronauts can lose as much as 15% of their muscle mass in space. Some of that may never come back, according to NASA.<p>So when the …

Space Exploration

We Just Got More Compelling Evidence That The Moon Is Loaded With Water

Maybe even enough for a colony.<p>A lunar meteorite, discovered in the desert of northwest Africa, holds strong evidence that there is an abundant …

Earth Science

To Start a New Life at Proxima Centauri, This Is How Many People We Need to Send

Multiple generations will live and die on the ship.<p>Humanity has long dreamed about sending humans to other planets, even before crewed spaceflight …

Space Travel

Do our guts have a say in our spatial memory?

Our guts, research is proving, are much more important to our overall state of health and well-being than previously thought. Do they also play a …

Medical Research

A major upgrade to the Large Hadron Collider is underway

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is getting an upgrade that will let researchers collect approximately 10 times more data than they can now. Currently, the particle accelerator can produce up to one billion proton-proton collisions, but that number will be increased significantly once the upgrades …

Physics

15 tech upgrades you can get for free

You’ve spent so much money already – on a laptop, tablet, computer, router, network extender, printer and smartphone. You’ve signed up for the internet, and you’re paying monthly fees. You’ll be relieved to know that a lot of tech is free.<p>Open-source software is like the generic brands you find in …

Software

Move Over Pixels, Scientists Are 3D Printing With 'Voxels' And The Results Are Breathtaking

In many areas of research, scientists need to analyze three dimensional data in a variety of forms, such as medical brain scans, the structures of cells and molecules, geological features on our own planet and others, or the hearts of exploding stars.<p>The ability to visually analyze most 3D data …

Breakthroughs

The ‘mother of all credit bubbles’ is brewing — and this time it isn’t household debt

Let’s recall those heady days of 2006 when home prices were rising 10, 15, even 20 per cent a year, allowing millions of homeowners to refinance …

ETFs

New approach to Alzheimer's fight: Diabetes drugs

Johnson and Johnson recently announced that it was halting a clinical trial for a new Alzheimer's drug after safety issues emerged. This latest failure adds to the dozens of large, costly clinical trials that have shown no effect in treating this devastating disease.<p>The growing list of failures …

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

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Electric Vehicles

Traumatic Memory Study Reveals How Our Darkest Fears Can Be Rewritten

They may not have to plague us forever.<p>Deep-seated fears, like the memory of a death or war-time trauma, can be crippling. They’re also notoriously …

The Brain

Animals are becoming nocturnal to avoid humans, and that could mean trouble

Animals that live near human activity are becoming nocturnal just to avoid us, and the implications for ecosystems around the world could be huge.<p>A …

Habitats

Canada’s billions in fossil fuel subsidies to go under the microscope

OTTAWA — The federal government has taken a step towards fulfilling it’s promise to get rid of fossil fuel subsidies by agreeing to finally explain …

Fossil Fuels