Dylan Desjardins

21 Flips | 1 Magazine | 3 Likes | @DylanDesjar2018 | Keep up with Dylan Desjardins 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 “Dylan Desjardins”

A star like the Sun has *six* gas giants orbiting it... with two in its habitable zone

Astronomers have discovered a pretty interesting multi-planetary system orbiting a nearby star. Each of the exoplanets is apparently a gas giant, but …

NASA Astronaut Scott Tingle Tweets Beautiful Picture Of Red Romaine Lettuce Being Grown On The ISS

American astronaut Scott Tingle has tweeted a picture of red romaine lettuce that is being grown on the International Space Station (ISS) as part of …

Norway to spend $13 million to upgrade 'doomsday' Arctic seed vault

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway plans to spend 100 million Norwegian crowns ($13 million) to upgrade a doomsday seed vault on an Arctic island built 10 years ago to protect the world's food supplies, the government said on Friday.<p>The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is meant as a natural deep freeze to back up …

War

UK weather: When is it going to snow in your area? Met Office warn of 'risk to life' from 'beast of the east'

Snow could be so severe next week that there is a potential risk to life as the country braces itself for the coldest week in February in five …

Nike's springtastic new running shoe might actually make you want to exercise

Mere seconds before I leaped into a giant, 20-foot-long pit filled with colorful foam blocks, I realized I'd made a huge mistake.<p>It was late January, …

SpaceX tried to catch its rocket’s nose cone with a giant net — and just missed

Mr. Steven will do better next time<p>After launching its Falcon 9 rocket from California this morning, SpaceX used a giant net to try to recover the rocket’s nose cone as it fell down in the Pacific Ocean. The first-time experiment failed, however: one of the pieces of the nose cone missed the net, …

Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes

Experts say it could provide a simpler way to predict cardiovascular risk<p>Scientists from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily have discovered a new way to assess a person’s risk of heart disease using machine learning. By analyzing scans of the back of a patient’s eye, the company’s …

Volcano in Indonesia unleashes massive explosion

Mount Sinabung in Indonesia has been erupting for about the past five years now, displacing tens of thousands as it sends debris flows toward …

Why heart attack symptoms are sometimes missed in women

<b>(CNN) —</b> Among adults 55 and younger, women may be more likely than men to experience lesser-known acute heart attack symptoms in addition to chest pain, a new study has found.<p>And more than half of the doctors seeing women who seek care for those symptoms, prior to being hospitalized, might not even …

Medicine

Study identifies traces of indigenous 'Taino' in present-day Caribbean populations

A thousand-year-old tooth has provided genetic evidence that the so-called "Taíno", the first indigenous Americans to feel the full impact of …

The Man Behind The Watch

The race to space during the 1950s and ‘60s between Russia and the United States, created a period of technological advancement like no other. What …

Scientists Discover New Form Of Light That Could Change The Game In Quantum Computing

A team of researchers led by MIT and Harvard physicists was able to join photons together not just in pairs, but also in triplets.<p>A team of …

7 ways to stop a plague before it spreads

We’re suffering through one of the worst flu outbreaks in years. According to the CDC, hospitalizations for the sickness are as high as they’ve been …

Desperate scientists created a Match.com profile for a frog who may be the last of his species

There’s a chance a frog who lives in a tank in a Bolivian museum is the last of his species. But he reportedly hasn’t given up hope, if one can ascribe hope to a frog. The male Sehuencas water frog continues to make mating calls from within his confinement at Bolivia’s Cochabamba Natural History …

Zoology

Intel’s drone light show never got off the ground for the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony

They aired pre-recorded footage anyway.<p>Last-minute “impromptu logistical changes” kept Intel from performing its drone light show live during the opening ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. But that didn’t stop NBC from airing footage of it for those watching the …

Drones

NASA conducting experiments at Olympics during Pyeongchang 2018

Athletes won’t be the only ones on the slopes in Pyeongchang for the next few weeks. Scientists from around the globe will come together during the …

Repairing HomePod costs nearly as much as the damn thing itself

Did you just pick up Apple's new HomePod smart speaker? Better pray it doesn't break, because it's expensive AF to repair it.<p>Apple's published …

Quantifiable quickies -- numbers in surf science & weather

These numbers and more from the week in surf via Quantifiable Quickies

It took 30 years, but scientists finally grew mature human eggs outside the body

Ovaries are the best incubators known to womankind—chemically nurturing and pruning human eggs until they’re fully mature and ready to be fertilized. Scientists have never quite been able to recreate the process.<p>But after 30 years of work, researchers at the University of Edinburgh in the UK have …

Eggs

NASA is going to send a submarine to Saturn’s sea-covered Titan

The majority of Earth is covered in an ocean of liquid water, but the other worlds in our Solar System are a whole lot different. Most don’t have any …