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'Water Bear' protein could shield human DNA from radiation

Tardigrades, aka 'water bears,' are microscopic organisms that survive in harsh environments from the antarctic to oxygenless space. They are so robust that Japanese scientists froze a group of them for 30 years and successfully revived two specimens. But to understand what makes these tiny …

The one most effective way ordinary travelers can get a free flight upgrade

Ott has made a career out of helping fliers use miles to get free seats in business and first class. He even once bagged a free ride on a private jet.<p>"Upgrades are generally a function of loyalty and money spent," according to Ott, though he says there is one effective way to get an upgrade that …

NASA’s List Of The Best Air-Filtering Houseplants

Back in the late ‘80s, NASA was looking for ways to detoxify the air in its space stations. So it conducted a study to determine the most effective …

Houseplants

The Mobile Passport App Lets You Bypass Airport Lines Completely Free

High on the list above crying babies and crappy airplane food, there's one thing that we despise more than anything else while traveling: the many …

Make Beautiful & Precise Design Drawings With The New Pattern App

Create beautiful, precise design drawings with the new Pattern app, that lets you be able to make all kinds of shapes and structures, for whatever …

I tried a chocolate bar that replaces sugar with mushrooms — and couldn’t tell the difference

Inside a lab in Aurora, Colorado, scientists at Mycotechnology have been trying to figure out a way to replace sugar with mushrooms. Certain mushrooms, the logic goes, can take away bitterness and naturally sweeten foods, like coffee and chocolate.<p>The startup has most recently engineered a dark …

Want clean air? NASA says these are the best house plants for filtering out chemicals

In today’s modern world it can feel really hard to have a safe space where the air is clean and healthy. Especially if you live in a city it is …

The First Chatbot For Learning Languages

The bot can hold a conversation in 33 different tongues and respond with an inviting, human-like voice

Airline pricing secrets: How carriers arrive at fares | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Anyone who's lost an evening researching flight deals knows that airfare pricing can seem pretty random -- high one week, low the next and long-distance often cheaper than short-haul.<p>There's a method behind the madness, though.<p>It's called airline revenue management: the science of adjusting …

Flying

15 Movies That Predicted the Future

For better and for worse, some movies are better about predicting the future than others. Nobody wants to eat Soylent Green, but we’re OK with most …

Movies

Tenacious Photographers Expose Philippine President's Brutal Drug War To The World

Over 2,400 people have been killed in less than three months.<p><b>Warning: This article contains graphic images of recent killings in the Philippines.</b><p>Photographer Raffy Lerma was only a few minutes into the overnight shift for the Philippine Daily Inquirer when he received word that three bodies had …

Asia

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1. A report has revealed business ties between Donald Trump and foreign governments that could jeopardize national security if he becomes president</b>. The report specifically cited the Trump Organisation's ties to the Russian and Iranian governments.<p><b>2. At least six people have died and more than 100</b> …

Sugar industry paid scientists in the 60s to blame fat for heart disease

<b>Newly discovered documents reveal that Harvard scientists were paid to downplay sugar’s harm and beef up the risk of saturated fat.</b><p>It’s no secret …

What's Really Warming the World? Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise

Methodology<p>NASA's Model<p>Researchers who study the Earth's climate create models to test their assumptions about the causes and trajectory of global …

Wells Fargo Loses 'Most Valuable' Rank

The U.S. banking industry has witnessed a big change in terms of the rankings. Wells Fargo has lost its title as the world's most valuable lender. …

New report blames David Cameron for flawed Libya intervention

British lawmakers have accused Cameron of launching the intervention on "erroneous assumptions." Their report comes just days after the disgraced …

Brazil launches rescue plan to fix economy

<b>Brazil's new government has announced a privatisation plan aimed at reviving the country's struggling economy.</b><p>It plans to sell off four airports and two port terminals as well as offer contracts to private firms for a wide range of projects from building new roads to running mining …

Brazil

New York Attorney General Opens Investigation Into Donald J. Trump Foundation

The investigation follows reports that Donald Trump's charity purchased gifts for the businessman, documented donations that didn't exist, and registered other irregularities.<p>New York's attorney general has opened an investigation into the Donald J. Trump Foundation to determine if the Republican …

Donald Trump

Samantha Bee: Why journalists are failing to call out Donald Trump on his lies

She summed up Lauer's qualifications for the forum with: "Its moderator was a man whose crack journalism skills include getting up early and asking tough questions about recipes."<p>After mocking Lauer's performance for the better part of four minutes, Bee really settled on the core issue concerning …

Airbnb adopts new rules in effort to fight racial discrimination by hosts

Airbnb is planning a number of product and policy changes aimed at fighting discrimination on the short-term rental platform, but some critics say the reforms don’t go far enough and will allow for continued racial prejudices.<p>Airbnb – which has faced widespread backlash over hosts refusing to rent …

Rights & Freedoms

Scientists Just Figured Out Why Poison Ivy Makes Us Itch So Much

Leaves of three, let them be.<p>An international team of researchers has finally decoded the science behind a plant responsible for no small degree of …

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you’re not clear on what you’re …

Use This App for Double Perks On Airline Miles and More

Everyone appreciates perks. Double perks are <i>doubly</i> appreciated!<p>Now, even the saviest traveller has a reason to be <i>twice</i> as grateful when they register …

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

New research shows these common house plants all absorb harmful chemicals.<p>Dracaena (Dracaena frangas)<p>All five plants did a good job removing acetone …

Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of …

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

The truth about superfoods

How hipster is seaweed? Are avocados actually a disaster for the environment? Do goji berries really make you live for ever? We examine the evidence<p>Few lies can be told in one word, but “superfood” manages it. It is such an appealing idea: that some foods are healthy, some unhealthy and some …

Nutrition

The Aesthetic Beauty Of Modern Concrete Home Plans

Home » Decoration » The Aesthetic Beauty Of Modern Concrete Home Plans<p>Concrete is considered as one of the interesting materials to construct …

Landscaping

Forget ideology, liberal democracy’s newest threats come from technology and bioscience

A groundbreaking book by historian Yuval Harari claims that artificial intelligence and genetic enhancements will usher in a world of inequality and powerful elites. How real is the threat?<p>The BBC Reith Lectures in 1967 were given by Edmund Leach, a Cambridge social anthropologist. “Men have become …

Artificial Intelligence