Greg Parham

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Trump Revokes Ex-C.I.A. Director John Brennan’s Security Clearance

WASHINGTON — In a remarkable attack on a political opponent, President Trump on Wednesday revoked the security clearance of John O. Brennan, the C.I.A. director under President Barack Obama, citing what he called Mr. Brennan’s “erratic” behavior.<p>The White House had threatened last month to strip …

Donald Trump

The Physics of Catching a Gnarly 80-Foot-Tall Wave

I've never been surfing—but I'm willing to give it a try. I would <i>not</i>, however, be interested in attempting to surf a massive wave like this one off …

Physics

New species of orchid discovered in Peruvian jungle

Botanists have discovered a new species of orchid in Peru's central Amazonian rainforest, the country's national parks service announced Tuesday.<p>"The …

National Parks

Florida's Gulf Coast Battles Deadly And Smelly Red Tide

Florida this week declared a state of emergency because of a slow-moving natural disaster — red tide.<p>Red tide is toxic algae that have persisted off Florida's Gulf Coast for nearly a year. In recent weeks, the algae bloom has worsened, killing fish, turtles and dolphins and discouraging tourism on …

Gulf Coast

FBI warns of massive ATM scam that could affect banks worldwide

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently warned banks that cybercriminals are poised to carry out an “ATM cash-out,” an operation that gives thieves access to untold sums of money by bypassing security measures on an ATM. If successful, the operation has the potential to be a heist unlike …

ATMs

We’re in a new age of obesity. How did it happen? You’d be surprised | George Monbiot

The thrill of disapproval chimes disastrously with industry propaganda. We delight in blaming the victims<p>When I saw the photograph I could scarcely believe it was the same country. A picture of Brighton beach in 1976, featured in the Guardian a few weeks ago, appeared to show an alien race. Almost …

Will Power

Trump Claims Power to Bypass Limits Set by Congress in Defense Bill

WASHINGTON — When President Trump signed a $716 billion military spending bill on Monday, he claimed the authority to override dozens of provisions that he deemed improper constraints on his executive powers.<p>In a signing statement that the White House quietly issued after 9 p.m. on Monday — about …

Donald Trump

The Surprising Link Between Blood Sugar Balance & Anxiety

Have you ever wondered why a doughnut or a bagel with cream cheese sounds so delicious the morning after you’ve pulled an all-nighter or stayed up …

Wellness

8 Supplements That Help With Stress & Why They’re So Effective

Research has shown that stress is at an all-time-high among people in the U.S. So, it's no surprise that many people are looking for out-of-the-box …

Wellness

What a Grieving Orca Tells Us

People know a famous community of killer whales as individuals, with their own names, families, and personalities—which has made their woes even harder to take.<p>The first half of the killer whale’s scientific name—<i>Orcinus orca</i>—comes from the Latin for “of the realms of the dead.” For one population …

Whale Watching

One Simple Reason Why Touching The Sun Is So Hard

This past weekend, NASA successfully launched the Parker Solar Probe: the first spacecraft that will ever touch, with its own instruments, solar material directly in the vicinity of the Sun itself. It seems paradoxical: how could it be so difficult to collide with the source of 99.8% of the mass in …

Astronomy

Cardiovascular ageing

Focus |<p>Focus home<br>• Articles<p>Ageing is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. This Focus issue from <i>Nature Reviews Cardiology</i> describes the …

Aging

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Outdoor Spaces

How to turn off Google's location tracking

When you turn off “location history” Google still tracks your location when you use several of its key services including Maps, search and the weather. Here’s how to really turn all of it off.<p>A report from the Associated Press has highlighted that the feature called location history is just one of …

Maps

Reverse Cavities and Heal Tooth Decay With These 5 Steps!

The enamel of the teeth, as well as the underlying layer, dentin, are destroyed by the tooth decay that results from certain types of acid produced …

Dental Care

Watch This Native Pollinator Build Her Bee-Jeweled Nest

While honeybees and their buzzing hives and hyper-fertile queens get all the press for pollinating our food supply, the hard-working blue orchard bee is one of 4,000 bee species native to North America that does its solitary work in relative obscurity. That is, until now.<p>In the video, you can see …

Insects

Big data enables algorithm that predicts risk of developing deadly diseases

A new kind of genome analysis has been developed that is claimed to be able to combine a large volume of different genetic variants into a single …

Medical Research

Now We Understand How Marijuana Makes Inflammatory Bowel Disease Bearable

No wonder people with IBD often turn to the drug.<p>People who live with inflammatory bowel disease deal with a lot of physical discomfort, and for some …

Immune System

Jakarta, the fastest-sinking city in the world

<b>The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is home to 10 million people</b> <b>but it</b> <b>is also one of the fastest-sinking cities in the world. If this goes unchecked, parts of the megacity could be entirely submerged by 20</b><b>5</b><b>0, say researchers. Is it too late?</b><p>It sits on swampy land, the Java Sea lapping against it, and …

Asia

Animal fat on ancient pottery reveals a nearly catastrophic period of human prehistory

A bit more than 8000 years ago, the world suddenly cooled, leading to much drier summers for much of the Northern Hemisphere. The impact on early …

Anthropology

Vaping may damage immune system and lead to lung disease, study suggests

Vaping speeds up the death of lung cells by 50 fold and could trigger lung diseases in later life, a new study suggests.<p>Scientists at the University of Birmingham found that the vapour inhaled from e-cigarettes damages immune cells, preventing them from clearing out harmful bacteria.<p>The researchers …

Public Health

Trump Says White House Is No Place for Lying Lowlife from Reality Show

BEDMINSTER, New Jersey (The Borowitz Report)—Blasting his former colleague Omarosa Manigault, Donald J. Trump said on Monday that “the White House is no place for a lying lowlife from a reality show.”<p>“People were impressed by Omarosa because they saw her on a TV show,” Trump told reporters from his …

Donald Trump

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 …

Consciousness

Scientists Might Have Finally Figured Out Why Period Pain Hurts So Damn Much

It's about time.<p>Researchers have a lead on an explanation for why period pain and premenstrual symptoms (PMS) can suck so much for some women.<p>In a …

Antiinflammatory

4 Common Reasons Why Your Hamstrings Are Tight – and What You Can Do About It

This often-challenging muscle group doesn't have to be the bane of your existence after that long hike or run.<p>Oh, the hamstrings – those pesky …

Biomechanics

AI can spot the pain from a disease some doctors still think is fake

When Ginevra Liptan came back to medical school after a year’s leave, she told her favorite professor she’d taken time off to deal with the onset of fibromyalgia. “He rolled his eyes and said, ‘That doesn’t exist,’” says Liptan.<p>In the 16 years since Liptan had her illness so summarily dismissed in …

Machine Learning

Abbreviated Science Round-up: Arthritis and pain, barcoded biology, hothouse Earth

Medicine and Health<p>Chronic arthritis is a very real physical affliction affecting the joints. But the amount of pain that people suffer from the …

Immune System

Intellis™, the Next Generation Medtronic Spinal Cord Stimulator for Long-Term Management of Chronic Pain, Now Licensed in Canada

<i>World's Smallest SCS Provides a Non-Opioid Treatment Option for Canadians Suffering from Chronic Pain</i><p>BRAMPTON, ON , Aug. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - Medtronic of …

Spinal Cords

BRIEF-Intellis, Medtronic Spinal Cord Stimulator For Long-Term Management Of Chronic Pain, Now Licensed In Canada

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Pain

Lyme Disease—What Is New (and What Is Not)

This Viewpoint provides a clinical update on Lyme disease, reviewing information on the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of the infection, and …

Lyme Disease