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Beware of contracting a cryptocurrency-mining virus from Facebook Messenger

A virus that borrows your computer’s processing power to mine cryptocurrency without your knowledge is spreading through Facebook Messenger, security experts at Trend Micro discovered last week. The virus, named Digmine, seems to have originated in South Korea and has also been reported in Vietnam, …

Social Media

10 Expert Tips to Care for Wood Floors

Whether you’re thinking about adding hardwood floors to your home or just need to take better care of the ones you have, now is the perfect time to …

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …

Physics

How To Think, According To This Winner Of The Brain Prize

MIT's Ed Boyden on thinking, taking notes and rebooting your failures.<p><i>”Synthesize new ideas constantly. Never read passively. Annotate, model, think, and synthesize while you read, even when you’re reading what you conceive to be introductory stuff. That way, you will always aim towards</i> …

World Economic Forum

Does Burnt Food Give You Cancer?

If you’re offered a plate of blackened barbecue food this summer, you might think twice about eating it. It’s commonly thought that food that has …

Cancer

A visual introduction to machine learning

In machine learning, computers apply <b>statistical learning</b> techniques to automatically identify patterns in data. These techniques can be used to make …

Chinese scientists to trial revolutionary gene-editing technique on cancer patients

A ground-breaking gene-editing technique is to be tested on humans for the first time, with Chinese oncologists trialling the innovation on lung cancer patients.<p>The team from Sichuan University’s West China hospital in Chengdu, China will begin tests in August, the scientific journal Nature …

Genetics

Why you should focus on mastering one thing at a time, according to science

For example, I would like to reach more people with my writing, to lift heavier weights at the gym, and to start practicing mindfulness more consistently.<p>Those are just a few of the goals I find desirable and you probably have a long list yourself.<p>The problem is, even if we are committed to working …

Berberine: The Most Powerful Natural Supplement on Earth

By Kris Gunnars<p>A compound called berberine is one of the most powerful natural supplements on Earth.<p>It has very impressive health benefits, and …

Diabetes

NASA Concerned That Juno Spacecraft Might Crash Into Europa

"We could possibly contaminate an entire alien ecosystem," says NASA lead program scientist.<p>Now that the Juno spacecraft is in orbit around Jupiter, NASA’s science team will spend a few months performing final tests before beginning its unprecedented close-up investigation of the biggest planet in …

Do Tomatoes Cause Kidney Stones?

Tomatoes are everywhere!Tomatoes are found over half of the recipes we eat. Be it in the form of salads, ketchup, pickles, a dressing or simply to …

Tomatoes

Another victim of yearlong budget stalemate: HIV testing, prevention

Under normal circumstances, Jeffery Erdman would be encouraged by the drop in the number of people testing positive for HIV.<p>Instead, the decrease is another emblem of the damage wrought by Illinois' historic budget stalemate — damage that in some cases can't be reversed by the eleventh-hour budget …

World’s cheapest smartphone, costing under £3, begins shipping next week

The first batch of the world’s cheapest smart phone, costing less than £3 begins shipping next week, the manufacturers said on Thursday.<p>Ringing Bells Freedom 251 smartphone, which is based on the Android system, is aimed to bring mobile phone ownership to the Indian mass market.<p>Costing 251 Rupees …

The Many Health Benefits of Dragon Fruit

By Franziska Spritzler<p>Dragon fruit is a tropical fruit that has become increasingly popular in recent years.<p>People enjoy it for its unique look and …

Lead exposure soared after kids in Flint started drinking tainted water, CDC says

After residents of Flint, Mich., started drinking water from the Flint River in April 2014, the chances that young children would have dangerous levels of lead in their blood increased by nearly 50%, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>Researchers examined …

This Is The End of The Fossil Fuel Age as We Know It, Says Report

You can't fight the future.<p>Fossil fuels are holding on, but end of their reign is nigh, says a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, which …

Japan might be the 'canary in the coal mine' for the next stock market implosion

Clark runs Horseman Capital Management, a US$2.6 billion investment firm. He thinks global equities are in a price bubble. And he says Japan holds the key to knowing when that bubble will burst.<p>Since 2001, Horseman Global, a US$965 million hedge fund Clark co-manages, has averaged annual returns of …

How A Tiny Staging Company Built A $100 Million Business

ASH doesn’t want to leave its stamp around the world–just on projects where it can leave a lasting impression.<p>A few years ago, you might have caught Ari Heckman and Jonathan Minkoff–cofounders of the New York–based design company ASH–loading up a station wagon with flea market finds to “stage” …

3tags.org

‘Shame on you’: Juror in Stanford sexual assault case protests attacker’s sentence

A member of the jury that convicted Stanford swimmer Brock Turner of rape wrote “shame on you” in a letter to the judge who imposed a six-month sentence for the crime.<p>The juror, whose letter was published by Palo Alto Online, said he was “absolutely shocked and appalled” by the sentence, which was …

Stanford University

Dalai Lama urges Myanmar's Suu Kyi to ease Rohingya tension | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has a moral responsibility to try to ease tension between majority Buddhists and minority Rohingya Muslims, her fellow Nobel laureate, the Dalai Lama, said on Monday.<p>The Dalai Lama speaks at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., U.S. …

North Africa

Stylish Solutions to 7 of Your Most Common Design Woes

What do you do when you're a design lover but your rental is less than inspired? Well, you get creative. We tallied up 7 common nuisances experienced …

The medical industry is plundering a 450-million-year old species for its rare blue blood

The horseshoe crab is a hardy sea creature. It has lived through all the mass extinctions our planet has seen, including the one that killed the dinosaurs, and the biggest one, which wiped out more than 95% of marine species. It has done all that without changing much in the last 450 million years. …

Natural History

Plan your own Brexit: The world's cheapest places to emigrate to

As the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill is debated in the Lords, the constant uncertainty and debate about Britain's future in Europe (not to mention the rain and relentlessly rising house prices) may have left you plotting your own Brexit. If you want to ditch the UK in favour of a …

European Union

Working and Sleeping Late Are Bad for Your Health, Science Says

If you want to eat more veggies and exercise more, perhaps it's time to reset your morning alarm.<p>Starting off the day right can lead to increased productivity and focus throughout the day. This fact explains why we're suckers for listicles that divulge the morning habits of successful people. It …