Javier Benitez

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Why You May Want to Avoid These 2 Types of Blood Pressure Meds

Experts urge a change in medication to decrease risk of death.<p>For people with high blood pressure, fluctuating readings are a warning sign that you …

Diabetes

‘Time traveller’ shares chilling warning

ANOTHER person has come forward to claim they have time-travelled — and they say they have chilling proof of the future of humanity.<p>The man, known …

Time Travel

16 Optical Illusions Your Brain Will Refuse To See Correctly

"Wait, what?!" –Your brain<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

Sora Aoi: Japan's porn star who taught a Chinese generation about sex

<b>When Japanese actress and former porn star Sora Aoi announced her marriage online, it set off a frenzy on Chinese social media.</b><p>That's because she has played a surprisingly significant role in the lives of a generation of young Chinese internet users.<p>On New Year's day, Ms Aoi posted a picture of her …

Instagram’s Favorite New Yorker Cartoons of 2017

What makes a cartoon good is a highly mysterious alchemy of image and (often) word, for which there is no working recipe. Like a good bagel, you know it when you’ve got it, and you aspire to accept no substitutes (unless you’re desperate and in an airport). While we all know it’s the copepods—tiny …

Why Sweden Is Shifting To A 6-Hour Workday

Be more focused, have fewer meetings–and then go home early. It sounds like a dream, but it can work.<p>The eight-hour workday hasn’t changed much since Henry Ford first experimented with it for factory workers. Now, Americans work slightly longer–an average 8.7 hours–though more time goes into email, …

Time Management

No, America is not heading for a new civil war

The New Yorker has run a very irresponsible article by Robin Wright that asks whether America is headed for "a new kind of civil war," asserting that the "sobering consensus" of a group of national security experts puts the risk of this at 35%.<p>This claim is scary — and based on Salon's experience, …

War

Elon Musk: AI ‘vastly more risky than North Korea’

Elon Musk has warned again about the dangers of artificial intelligence, saying that it poses “vastly more risk” than the apparent nuclear capabilities of North Korea does.<p>The Tesla and SpaceX chief executive took to Twitter to once again reiterate the need for concern around the development of AI, …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Your Brain Needs Uncertainty to Flourish

<b>Beau Lotto:</b> Yes, so I mean a really good question is how do you expand, how do you in the very least change your space of possibility? And one way of …

This Protein Could Be Spreading Type 2 Diabetes Like Mad Cow Disease

New clues.<p>A type of misbehaving protein might be behind some cases of type 2 diabetes, indicating the condition could potentially be contracted …

First Big Holy S--- Moment of 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Has Fans Freaking Out

“Stormborn,” the second episode of the show’s seventh season, pulled a fantastic, and heartbreaking bait and switch on fans<p>Lest you think the show is …

‘Game of Thrones’ Recap: The Dread Pirate Euron Sinks Daenerys’ Battleship

After teasing fans with an impending, violent clash between Euron and Yara Greyjoy in its season premiere, <i>Game of Thrones</i> didn’t waste any time …

Comic-Con: Ben Affleck confirms he's staying on as Batman in DC films

SAN DIEGO — The Batfleck’s not going anywhere.<p>In a Warner Bros. panel at Comic-Con on Saturday, Ben Affleck joined his fellow co-stars in <i>Justice League</i> and publicly confirmed his intention to keep playing Batman, rebuffing speculation that surfaced late last week about exiting DC’s superhero movie …

Comics

One of Your Favorite Game of Thrones Couples Finally Had Their Big Moment

<b>Warning:</b> This post contains spoilers for season seven of <i>Game of Thrones</i>.<p>The second episode of <i>Game of Thrones</i>‘ seventh season saw Missandei and Grey …

How the Depth of Field Preview Button on a DSLR Works

DSLR cameras often have a little depth of field preview button beside the lens mount. This 3-minute video by ZY Productions revisits the basics of a …

How two countries helped drive the recent rise in cryptocurrency prices

Hugh Harsono Contributor<p>Hugh Harsono is a former financial analyst currently serving as a U.S. Army Officer.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Bank-based blockchain projects are going to transform the financial services industry<br>• Indonesia will be Asia’s next biggest e-commerce market<p>Digital currency …

A Cool Short Film Made Using Grand Theft Auto V

<i>Not Normal</i> is a short film made using <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i>. Come for the chilling tale of murder on the streets of Los Santos, stay for the absolutely …

These vibrant 1960s photos show Russian teens partying with the proletariat

In Soviet Union, Summer of Love loves you<p>In the summer of 1967, American college students were thronging in California. Those hippies—in search of …

Black Sea

5 Reasons Why America Is Still a Strong (If Dysfunctional) Liberal Democracy

In 1997, Fareed Zakaria wrote an important article for <i>Foreign Affairs</i> detailing the rise of “illiberal democracy” around the world. He contrasted the …

Super-dark short film was shot entirely in 'Grand Theft Auto V' and is way too real

I'm all for criticizing our world view and cultural trends in 2017, but this guy takes it way too far.<p>If this short film by Matt MacDonald starts off …

Which MSI is Right For You?

You've read all the reviews, weighed all the pros and cons, and you've decided to get an MSI laptop (nice!), but which one? MSI has a large catalog …

Ring and Kuna are literally shedding light on crime with their smart lights that boost home security

In the hot U.S. market of connected (or "smart") home devices—which millions of Americans are snapping up at a rapid clip—two new products are …

Smart Homes

Magpie is a tiny GPS tracker for kids, dogs, or luggage that will work anywhere in the world

The GPS tracker is only about an inch in diameter and syncs with an Android or iOS app. It's waterproof, and it can be attached to everyday items — like keys, wallets, or laptops — or to a pet's collar or child's backpack.<p>There are a lot of GPS trackers on the market, many of which are about the …

Gene therapy could wipe immune memory and "turn off" severe allergies

Scientists may be one step closer to discovering a way to genetically "turn off" allergic responses with a single injection. A team of researchers at …

11 New Facts Science Has Revealed About The Body

We're just scratching the surface.<p><b>1.</b> Hundreds of genes spring to life after you die - and they keep functioning for up to four days. Together with an …

Watch Kitty Hawk’s early test pilots learn to love the flying motorbike

The Kitty Hawk Flyer is a sort of a flying car except it’s not a car at all – it’s much more like a flying ATV, which is probably more legitimately all-terrain than most. Linguistics aside, it’s a very cool piece of tech that’s backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, and it’s already in the …

Subtitles Open You Up to Hackers When Using Popular Media Players

On Tuesday, security research firm Checkpoint announced that its team had discovered a new vulnerability in numerous media players that allows a …

Hope for infertile couples as scientists hail 'world first' in sperm selection

Scientists have brought new hope to fertility patients, after finding out how to identify the best sperm without destroying it in the process.<p>Fertility experts hailed the breakthrough as a “world first”.<p>Currently the most advanced methods used to explore male fertility- and establish why it is …

University of Sheffield

‘Destiny 2’ Wants to Be the Last Game You Ever Play

It’s supposed to wake you up in the morning and tuck you into bed at night. It is there in sickness and in health, to have and to hold. Welcome to …

Developers of the MP3 Have Officially Killed It

MP3, the digital audio coding format, changed the way we listen to music and drove the adoption of countless new devices over the last couple of …